Coolest Overland Trucks and SUVs! (Overland Event Report)

VW vanlife, Toyota Tacoma, and Mitsubishi - oh my!

We spend a very enjoyable weekend at the Toyo Tires Trailpass overland experience in Hood River, Oregon; and here are just some of the coolest and unique off-rigs we saw. It’s all about #vanlife, rooftop tents, overland trailers, and 4-wheel-drive.

Toyota Trucks

Toyota is still a dominant force at any overland gathering. It was also the case at the Trailpass experience. There were Tacomas, 4Runners, Tundras, Land Cruisers, FJ Cruisers, Lexus GXs, and more. We focus these posts on the most popular vehicle at the show – the Tacoma.

VW Vanlife

How cool is this? It’s rate to see a VW Vanagon, or a Vanagon with a Westfalia camper package. These VW vans take #vanlife a little further still with more mods.


This modified Mitsubishi Montero embodies the overland spirit with a suspension lift, large tires, custom bumpers, and a complete rooftop tent setup.


What do a lowered Subaru Outback with adjustable air suspension and a lifted Forester have in common? They both having working winches and they are both at an overland event.

Oh yea, our Ram Rebel Rouser was there too. More on that later.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.