Inside we take a look at VanDoIt 4×4 conversions, Winnebago’s 4×4 Sprinter Revel build, Tepui’s roof tent, and some new items from SDG.
Van Do it had a decked out Ford Transit they’ve modified that drew lots of attention. They offer custom builds to suit the needs of their clientele and they often equip their builds with some common modular pieces. Builds are completed in 3-4 months as they do take some to plan out and schedule. Most of their work is with used vans and they have a variety of options they can add on professionally. They were advertising a complete van for $48,000 to 78,000. On this build out they used a Quigley 4×4 system.
A 300AH battery system with 340watts solar charging allowed them to run off of sun power for the most part during the show while bumping loud tunes out. Their system has has built in remote technology that allows VanDoIt to troubleshoot or know of an issue should one arise remotely for their clients. They pride themselves in professional building and it shows in the finished product.
In the display unit there was a bed, AC, fridge, fan, TV, water, awning, bike storage on sliding drawer, and much more.
Learn more at http://www.vandoit.com/the-product
The 4×4 Winnebago Revel is built on the Sprinter chassis and they’ve been selling like hotcakes since their debut. Options include water, solar, portable AC power, shower options, sink, cook top, fridge, a powered lift bed that goes into the ceiling, shore power, AC, closet, bathroom option, shower, and more. Fresh water is stored underneath along with the battery bank. These small class B setups are popular as there is no leveling or propane to deal with.
The bed is powered and lifts into the ceiling. Winnebago has customized the rear with custom panels that provide more room side to side (79″) to sleep 49×79″. Options for a shower inside and in the back are plumed as well.
SDG had a dropper seat post with the name Tellis on a display bike that they’ve been testing for some time but were a bit quiet on details on it so far. Dropper length looks to be 150mm and since the Trail Pistol is 30.9mm this dropper will certainly be available in 30.9 as well. The lever was cable actuated so it’s a safe bet that its cable actuated hydraulic dropper seatpost.
SDG offers custom saddles for teams that aren’t too expensive considering the visual benefits they offer. The minimum is fairly low and the main challenge for most is how to design it given the wide variety of things SDG can do. You can see the CUBE, Mondraker, and YT offerings below.
Kids like to shred too and SDG is offering a nice JR Pro Kit setup for the young shredder in your life. The components are bite sized but built well. 90mm wide platform pedals, custom handlebars/grips that are thinner in the grip area to work better with smaller hands, and other design queues were taken into consideration.
There are lots of custom bikes to look at during the show. Just check out this Ride SFO themed Nomad with RevGrips.
Tepui has a bold new logo this year to go along with their rugged product lineup. They build some solid outdoor gear and their roof top tents are quite popular. They’re designed well, are easy to install, and are rugged. Cold weather options are available as well should you need it. Sleeping off the ground has numerous benefits and Tepui rooftop tents options start at $925.
Tepui roof tents are categorized between Baja (lightest, most versatile tent), Explorer (year round adventuring – cotton blend canopy), and Ruggedized (heavy-duty internal frame). The tents are easy to pop out when needed and return back to a small square like form factor for transportation / storage. There are lots of features for bedding, lighting, and plenty of outdoor accessories to embellish your outdoor adventures. Features like the removable rain fly, modular setup for awnings or spare rooms, and hardshell materials options make Tepui an easy tent to recommend anyone in the market to consider. Learn more at https://tepui.com