Home is where the adventure is: A Tour of our Hawk Popup Camper from Four Wheel camper


Dan

The process of deciding on our home for the next year or so was not a short one. A fair few ideas were pitched, from our initial idea of a roof tent to grandiose ideas of fabricating our own living quarters on the back of an old military truck, obviously the latter was somewhat beyond our skill set, but you gotta dream. As we researched and planned more, we started to set a few more parameters, particularly in relation to long-term comfort.  We wanted a fridge and we wanted an interior space to hide in case of crappy weather but most importantly we wanted durability. This limited the options a lot with our budget, which I guess was ultimately very helpful, we checked thoroughly down the side of the sofa cushions and determined that a Global Expedition Unimog was just a touch out of reach, so what were we left with?

We narrowed it down to two options the Flippac from adventure trailers or a pop-up camper from Four Wheel Camper. We liked the discrete nature of the flippac and from the surface it looked to be the cheaper option, but once we started to factor in the extras we wanted to add, the costs would start to mount not to mention that we would have to build a lot of this out ourselves. It was really Heather that pitched and pushed for us to explore the pop-up idea more, I actually didn’t think it looked badass enough (yeah yeah great selection criteria). As always her arguments were compelling, and were grounded in something more than bad assery.

This is how we found ourselves, making one of the largest purchases we have ever made sight unseen, unfortunately in Ontario there are no stockists of overland campers. We were very lucky that Gary from the Canadian arm of Four Wheel Camper was fantastic, answering a multitude of questions over countless emails.

And last week it finally arrived and was installed, big thanks to Mike the installer who did a fantastic job and made sure that us newbies had a solid understanding of how everything worked.

Hopefully these pics help people understand what the heck we have been trying to describe to them for the last few months a little better.

 

Pretty low profile, if you can say that about a big truck

Pretty low profile, if you can say that about a big truck

Yeah the Hulks ass does look big in this

Yeah the Hulks ass does look big in this

 

POP IT UP

POP IT UP

 

Side profile

Side profile

That should give me a little more head room

That should give me a little more head room

Well come on in

Well come on in

 

Got us some living space, that is an L shaped sofa, all the rage don't you know

Got us some living space, that is an L shaped sofa, all the rage don’t you know

The fridge, apparently there wasn't a kegerator option.

The fridge, apparently there wasn’t a kegerator option.

Gourmet Kitchen

Gourmet Kitchen

Queen size baby..... Where the magic happens (if this caption appears Heather did not proof this)

Queen size baby….. Where the magic happens (if this caption appears Heather did not proof this)

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7 comments

  1. Bad assert is of the utmost importance!!!! So disappointed that there is no unimog.. We talked about that 7 years ago!!!

    Seriously it looks great…As long as you stop in Seattle!

    Jed

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  2. Wow the hulk is amazing ! Can’t wait to inspect him in person !

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  3. Definitely a great choice, all the comforts of home in one compact space. Should make the pages of ‘Better Campers and Gardens!’ Xo

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  4. Wow that looks fantastic Dan, bet your mum didn’t proof read that either.

    Xxxxxxxx

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  5. Nice rig! Where are you guys headed? If budget was not an issue, my husband and I would probably have jumped into purchasing a unimog. Safe travels!

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    • Ha! We would have loved a unimog or earthroamer. We are driving across Canada through western USA then down the Pan Am.

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      • That sounds amazing! When are you both heading down the Pan Am? My husband and I are planning our overland trip for next year. We’re down down to Central and South America as well before shipping the car off to Africa. You’re both very luck to have much space because we’re working with a 2 door Jeep.

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