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Mountain Bluebird the Overlanding Camper Van to be on display at Overland Expo Pacific Northwest!

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

The full featured, overlanding camper van with hydronic heating, the best bike garage that supports up to six bikes with wheels on, recovery points and winch, compressed air system, trail armor including rock sliders and skid plates, electrically lifting queen bed, large roof deck and slide out rear deck and so much more will be on display as a showcase overlanding camping vehicle at Overland Expo Pacific Northwest July 8th thru 11th in Redmond, Oregon. #overlandexpoPNW

Come visit with me and I'll give you a full tour of MountainBluebird the overlanding camper van as well as see other great expedition vehicles and campers at Overland Expo.

Here is a summary of the many, many features of this amazing custom-built expedition camper:

Fully Factory Optioned four-wheel drive with push-button low-range

  • Heated windscreen, heated front seats on factory swivels, auto-on HID headlights, fog lights, auto-wipers and nearly every possible factory option, additional air bags and safety systems

  • 4-wheel drive with low-range; push-button selectable

  • Factory D5 hydronic engine heater and auxiliary heater connections, variable idle control

  • Factory auxiliary battery, powers stereo and exterior lighting keeping dedicated starter battery

  • Heated rear windows with wipers; trailer wiring and hitch

Full Featured Four Passenger long-distance remote travels in comfort

  • Carries four passengers in front-facing three-point seat belted comfort seats

  • AC and DC/USB power ports accessible from any location (over 20 plugs for each)

  • No wood to rot or steel to rust all-aluminum & HDPE cabinetry bolted to twelve factory floor anchors

  • All marine-grade materials for wall panels, coverings, insulation, cabinetry, electronics…

  • Super insulated for noise and thermal comfort, including front cabin with all dash panels and flooring removed and several layers and types of insulation added

  • Carries four to six bikes inside with wheels on, easy roll in and out, skis or watercraft while containing mud & water within bike tray/500#-capable five-foot slide out rear deck

  • Queen bed that is always ready and electrically raises and lowers to optimize cargo area

  • Systems support two people for weeks of unsupported travels, including hot showers, food, drinking water, energy, etc. Have completed extended travels for three weeks without water or food replenishment and ability to drive >800 miles per fill-up

  • Automatic charging from sun or van motor with single fuel management

  • Lots of storage spaces for clothing, food, kitchen supplies, bikes, etc.

  • Walls made of lightweight and strong plastic panels and vehicle specific insulation prevent absorption of odors and water, reduce thermal and noise transfer, and are self-extinguishing fire-safe materials

  • Installed two CR Lawrence vent windows and MaxxFan

The “House” insulated for all extremes, built to endure any extreme

  • Three layers of different insulation on walls, floor and ceiling for super-insulated shell that has very minimal connections to exterior walls

  • MaxxFan 7500 10-speed push/pull and auto on by temp w/remote and shade w/LEDs

  • Slide-out table for outside cooking, dinning or drinks

  • Queen bed that raises and lowers 36” electronically and self-levels to provide additional garage head room height or comfort while adjusting to pre-programmed heights based upon items in bike garage; bed lifts support 1,600 pounds with four preset levels

  • Pull out step to bed with timed off night light for easy access into bed

  • Several grab handles and towel bars that also act as grab handles

  • All cabinetry made of custom cut structural aluminum with stainless connectors and panels from various plastics so that water and smells are not absorbed, as well as all materials meet fire-spread and prevent any development of mold, are easy to clean and durable from paws to shoes and gear loading and storage

  • Cabinets are bolted to the vehicle floor frame utilizing twelve factory anchor points rated to over 1,000 pounds each avoiding screws into walls, floor or ceiling which reduces thermal transfer and ensures rigidity of cabinets while “floating” to allow for wall and ceiling movement

  • Two-person passenger bench seat with rated three-point seatbelts rotates between forward-facing driving position to camping position with reclining seats & armrests

Kitchen with induction stove, microwave and hot & cold water

  • Induction stove in hold-open drawer provides more counter space and can be placed on exterior pull out table or elsewhere and microwave with turntable for quick meal prep

  • Outdoor/indoor accessible mounted bottle openers and drawer storage

  • Recessed stainless sink with soap dispenser in large butcher-block countertop; hot & cold water, and retractable sprayer that extends outside slider for outside wash downs

  • Mirror (non-glass) and dry-erase board

  • Multiple drawers for food and utensils, spice rack, dishtowel and paper towel racks

  • Large 7 cubic-ft Vitrifrigo fridge with pull freezer drawer on independent cooling systems

  • Separate kitchen lighting under cabinet and within spice racks

  • Fold-down and slide out dinning table for all four seating positions

Bike Garage carries up to six bikes with all wheels on and skis and water gear

  • 4’x6’ bike drawer with water-tight stainless tray for water and mud containment with four mounted 1Up bike trays for roll in/out support of bikes with wheels on, lockable open, ski carrier, 500-pound capacity--can walk thru from camper and rear doors

  • Compressed air connections, bottle opener, AC outlets on each side, stereo speakers, indoor and exterior area lighting, gear netting

  • A dozen USB power connections for charging bike comput