The Overland Explorer Vehicles (OEV) High Country Rig took first place at the 2023 Overland Expo Pacific Northwest in Redmond, Ore., according to a report by by Truck Camper Adventure. The award was given by Truck Camper Adventure, a web magazine for off-road, off-grid truck camper enthusiasts. Functionality and good looks were the prime factors considered by Truck Camper Adventure in choosing the winner. The Overland Expo Pacific Northwest was held July 7-9 in Redmond, Ore.
As a truck camper rig, the OEV High Country Rig has it all: an Elevation Off-Grid (EOG) Ram 5500 Black Edition with 41-inch super singles and a LiquidSpring Suspension, an OEV Aluma Tray with loads of above deck and below deck storage, and an OEV High Country flatbed camper.
The owner of the rig, Colin Cook of San Diego, California, was thrilled when he heard the news.
So why did Colin decide to go with a High Country flatbed camper by OEV?
“I love their construction,” he said. “There’s no wood in it. I tell all my friends two things. If it wasn’t for the electronics, you could dip their camper underwater, pull it out, dry it out. It’d be perfectly fine. And it’s a camper. I could hand down my kids. It’s going to last a long time. I can keep rebuilding the inside, do whatever I want to do. So I love the construction, the strength. I’ve traveled a lot in Baja on very bad roads, and I’ve twisted and turned and loosened up my old Lance camper going down there and this thing’s going to handle it.”