2023 has been an incredible year for Campervan HQ! We have had the privilege of participating in so many amazing events and introducing exciting new products to our beloved van community. Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and recap the highlights of our unforgettable year.
Adventure Van Expo: Connecting Adventure Seekers
The Adventure Van Expo was a gathering of like-minded people who share a passion for adventure and the freedom of the open road. We were thrilled to be a part of this event, showcasing our top-of-the-line products and partners, and connecting with fellow van enthusiasts. The energy and excitement at the expo truly connect you to a sense of community, and we left feeling inspired by the stories and experiences shared at each.
2023 Expo Season is officially a wrap, and we had another great year meeting and sharing experiences with our van community! If you came by our booth, let us know what you loved or what you'd like to see next year.
Overland Expo: Off-Road Exploration
Overland Expos dive deep into the thrill of off-road adventures. It is a great place to learn about overlanding, and watch off-road vehicles put their gear to the test, navigating rugged terrains and showcasing their durability and versatility.
It was an incredible opportunity to connect with outdoor enthusiasts and share our love for the overland adventure, plus find the widest selection of overlanding gear and RV designs anywhere.
New Products: Elevating the Van Experience
In 2023, we introduced a range of new products designed to enhance your campervan experience. From innovative solutions to cutting-edge technology, our goal was to make building your van quicker and more convenient. We are proud to have created some of the best innovations while continuing to expand our product lineup with new brands and gear options, providing our community with even more ways to customize their campervans.
Products we unveiled:
NEW Brands We Welcomed in 2023:
- Lizard Skin OEM
- Van Windows Direct
- Dragon Fly Tarps
- Baja Designs
- Serg Supply
- Northwest Conversions
- Expion 360
- OurKaravan 80/20 EcoFlow Cabinet
- Owl Vans
- Roam Rest
Website Relaunch: A Fresh Look and Enhanced User Experience
Did you notice? We hope so! And we hope it's making a huge difference in how you access the thousands of products in our store. We stripped our site and rebuilt from the ground up it, recategorizing nearly 6K in products, so you can find all the gear you've been searching for and new gear you'll be wishing you knew about sooner.
Our revamped website now offers a seamless browsing experience with our expansive side bar menu and brand collections, making it easier than ever to find the brands, information and specific products you need to customize your van build.
Find a full sidebar menu of product collections listed in alphabetic order. Sidebar menu items categorize products in many ways for additional user-friendly search-ability. New brand sections sidebar and scrolling brand section located on the homepage help you identify brands you love easily, and the new shop by van categories allow you to see all available options for your van type, year model, wheelbase, and roof height.
Let us know what you think!
We've made finding all the gear you need to build your van online easier by offering a complete selection of the best gear and a better browsing experience, and we're always looking to improve. .
2023 Grit Together Recovery Classes + Trail Ride
A one of a kind gathering hosted by Grit Overland and Yankum Ropes and sponsored by a mix-up of the industries best including: Campervan HQ, Aluminess, Baja Designs, Owl Vans, Van Compass, Timberline Heat, Flatline Van Co, and 4x4 Spod.
Grit Overland and Yankum representatives helped teach event attendants the steps to safe recoveries off-road, and even went way off-grid with an epic van trail ride through Ochoco National Forest.
Vanlife Summit: Inspiring Stories and Connections
The Vanlife Summit is an online gathering of van enthusiasts from all walks of life, and this year it went global with speakers from across the world. The summit stretches over several days and allows at-home and remote viewers to log-on to watch and chat with real-life vanners. We had the privilege of hearing inspiring stories, informative talks, and van life how-tos while connecting with fellow vanlifers, sharing their knowledge and experiences.
Our own, Greg Keith, Campervan HQ founder and technical sales expert led a discussion on 2023 Best Vanlife Gear, including an EcoFlow Power Kit comparison to self-built electrical systems from Greg's on experiences.
Van Build Guide + Tutorials: Empowering the DIY Van Community
We aim to help empower anyone seeking the open road to build and customize their own dream campervan. That's why we created a comprehensive Van Build Guide and a series of tutorials to provide step-by-step instructions and expert tips. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to create a campervan that reflects their unique style and needs.
Check out our available tutorials below and keep up with our Van Build Guide blog for new updates!
As we wrap up 2023, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our incredible community of vanlifers. Your passion, enthusiasm, and support have been the driving force behind our success. We are excited to continue our journey together in the coming year, bringing you even more exciting events, products, and resources to fuel your vanlife adventures.