What's new at Tern Overland

Sharing with you what's new and exciting at Tern Overland

DIY Converted Army Truck featured in autoevolution

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Nugget features one 300x500, one 450x500 Arctic Tern Window and a full size Arctic Tern Wildlands door.

Christina Mircea of autoevolution gives an overview of Nugget, an expedition rig owned by Tern Overland DIY Customers Isabelle and Parker.

 

Military trucks can become awesome expedition rigs, with a little imagination, money, and a lot of hard work. But the vehicle you see in these images is like nothing you've ever seen, as it is tech-packed in ways you can't even begin to imagine.

Follow Isabelle, Parker and Nugget on Instagram @Expedition_Nugget

Click Expedition Nugget to see more videos of Isabelle and Parker on YouTube.

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Tern Overland OEM, Nimbl featured in The Adventure Portal

The Adventure Portal's Andy Palmer, puts the Nimbl Evoluition Max Expedition Vehicle to the test and shares his thoughts after a four day trip to the mountains. Read Andy's run down of the impressive expedition vehicle in the July 2022 issue of The Adventure Portal.

 

Nimbl was created by — and for — lifelong explorers. Their mission is to take you on journeys free from limitations — providing total independence with zero compromise.

Agile yet sturdy, lightweight yet compact, minimal yet functional, their campers strike a matchless balance, allowing you to enjoy any vista on earth in safety and comfort. Some views have to be earned, and they've put in the work to help more adventurers find them.

 

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We're going a little more green

New QR Codes for Installation Guides means less paper and easy to access instructions for installing your Arctic Tern Products.

 

Look for the QR Code, included with your delivery, to download Installation Guides for the Arctic Tern Product Collection.

Scan the QR Code on the back of the postcard to leave us a Google review. We'd love to hear from you!

Installation Guides can also be found on our Resources page: ternoverland.com/resources

Your opinion matters to us, email info@ternoverland.com and let us know your thoughts.

 

8/1/22

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Announcing!

New features on our website

New Interactive Map makes it easier to find builders and installers near you.

 

The color coded pins help categorize the type of Overland Vehicles our Partners work with.  Looking for a Van Upfitter? Check out the purple pins. Looking for someone to install an Arctic Tern Window in your trailer? Find the green star closest to you.

 

Find the Interactive Map button in the Partners section on our homepage and on our Certified Installers Page.

Replacement Parts Ordering is more convenient now with our new Replacement Parts Order form.

Tern Overland has a fully stocked parts department for all your Arctic Tern Products.  Replacement parts include: acrylics, gaskets, hinges, struts, handles, seals and more.

Just let us know what you need and our Customer Service team will be happy to help.

Click on "Order Replacement Parts" in our footer to find the order form.

Down2Mob Overland and Aterra Prototype Owner, Mac, introduce

The FIRST EVER Aterra Camper on Toyota Tacoma Prototype Truck Walk Through

Mac and Phil meet up in the Prescott National Forest and discuss the details of Mac's Aterra Prototype engineered and built by Tern Overland's CEO, David Soza.

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Tern Overland's Partners AntiShanty, Boreas and TetonX make MotorTrend's list:

14 Amazing Off-Road Camper Trailers You Can Drag to the Hinterlands

Monica Gonderman - Writer; Eleonor Segura - Writer; Manufacturer - Photographer

Jun 15, 2022

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AntiShanty AS-1 Limited

AntiShanty trailers are made in North Logan, Utah. The company makes rigid-roof (RR) and A-frame (AS) trailers in Base, Plus, Pro, and Limited models, ranging in price from $37,900 to $73,900. The decked-out Limited A-frame off-road camper trailer weighs about 2,650 pounds and is about 17.5 feet long. It has a spec sheet that's even longer, but here are some highlights: six Arctic Tern double-pane insulated windows, four Expion 360 100Ah Lithium batteries, a Molle panel system, LED-upgraded interior lighting, LED below-trailer ambient lights, 300W mounted solar panel, 100W portable solar panel, Go Power SP2000 inverter, a Dometic power auto awning, Timbren suspension, American Racing 17-inch wheels, and BFGoodrich KO2s tires (you choose the size, but why not go with 35s?). We're sold on the name alone: AntiShanty. RV windows, van windows

Boreas Campers EOS-12

Boreas off-road camper trailers are built in Denver, Colorado. Previously called the XT-12, the $74,990 EOS-12 Hybrid has a menacing demeanor to go along with its 20 inches of ground clearance and auto-leveling Cruisemaster XT air suspension. It holds up to 40 gallons of fresh water and 25 gallons of graywater, and has a three-burner Furion cooktop, stainless-steel sink, wet bath with a cassette toilet and shower, Trauma fridge/freezer, permanent Queen mattress, 270-degree awning, and more. No wood was used in the making of the trailer, and a pop-up roof allows for 6.5 feet of standing room. There are plenty of add-ons, too, including additional Lithium batteries to accompany the 200aH unit included.  RV windows, van windows

TetonX Hybrid

Based in Saint George, Utah, TetonX offers three bed configurations (including an add-on bunk bed option) for its off-road Hybrid camper trailer. Dubbed the "compact powerhouse," the TetonX Hybrid features a U-shaped kitchen, a bathroom, and a dinette set, and it can fit a bed up to 76-by-76 inches. Persons over 6 feet tall can comfortably stand up inside thanks to a generous 6.6 feet of standing room. Storage includes a Rotopax gas can, roof basket, tongue box, and interior compartments. Power-wise, it has a Group U1 AGM battery, a Noco Genius1 one-bank 4-amp charger, and a Noco Shore Plug. It also comes pre-wired for the portable Zamp Solar power system.  RV windows, van windows

Tern Overland's Partners AEONrv and TetonX make Outside's list of

The Sweetest Adventure Rigs from Overland Expo West 2022

We tracked down everything from old-school DIY projects to cutting-edge all-electric builds.

2022 AeonRV

Jim Ritchie (pictured with his wife Michelle Ritchie) and his co-founder Lars Severin, of AeonRV, are both Silicon Valley veterans with lots of tech experience. So when they set out to start a modern, off-road RV company, they made sure their designs pushed the envelope. Built on top of a capable Ford AWD Transit chassis, their rigs have too many specs to list in one paragraph but highlights include: a construction process that relies on high-strength glue (which allows the camper to flex while off-roading), an average of R-15 insulation throughout the camper (which makes it highly efficient), a full kitchen, bathroom, queen-size bed, and a host of soon-to-be announced tech upgrades that will utilize app-based control of everything from the air conditioner to the fridge.  RV windows, van windows

Teton X Hybrid Trailer

Josh and Viki Africk have two small kids—a two-year-old and a three-month-old—but still wanted to get out and explore so they bought this Teton X trailer. Thanks to a special suspension design, the trailer can be raised for off-road use, lowered for on-road use (better gas mileage), and also leveled at camp. It’s about the size of a normal teardrop trailer, but comes with a pop-top feature so that both adults can get in and walk around. Their trailer also comes with an exterior slide-out kitchen, which saves additional inside space.  RV windows, van windows

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Tern Overland celebrates success at Overland Expo West 2022

by Raelynn Roderick and Taidyme Mae

The Tern Overland Team returned from another successful weekend at Overland Expo where we showcased our Aterra Prototype and a Sprinter Van, featuring Arctic Tern windows, at this year’s sold-out event. This year we also unveiled our Expo Trailer based on the design and footprint of the Aterra XL. 2022 marked Tern Overland's 4th year as an exhibitor at the Overland Expo West event.

 

Over 28,000 Overlanders from around the world attended the premier overlanding event series which featured 406 exhibitors of Overland, Adventure Travel, Outdoor, Camping​, and Motorcycle Gear & Equipment.  Of these 406, over 21 Tern Overland Partners exhibited our products, and more Arctic Tern Products were scattered around in other rigs and DIY builds. 

 

Overland Expo is the only event that offers the scope of classes taught by the world’s leading experts alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services.

 

Our team had a chance to talk to many of our wonderful customers, meet with some of our amazing OEMs and add new OEMs to our incredible lineup. 

We attended educational workshops and nightly happy hours hosted by Black Rhino, Battleborn Batteries, and Toyo Tires and attended the sold-out Rider Justice Moto Party.

 

Our team of overland enthusiasts camped together in the on-site rustic campgrounds amidst the beautiful Flagstaff pine trees at Fort Tuthill County Park. "Food and camping" topped the list of our team's favorite things to do at Expo.

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​The Tern Overland team members took advantage of Expo Specials offered by vendors for their Overland Rigs and camping set ups, including the famous Poolahoop! Our team gathered ideas and made plans to purchase new equipment and gear for their adventure rigs. 

We all had a great time and returned home with t-shirts, stickers, patches, equipment for our adventure vehicles, and accessories for our next camping adventure.

 

Thank you to all who stopped by to visit with us.  If you would like information on joining our team of OEMs, please visit our Partners page for more information or email us at oems@ternoverland.com

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5/27/22

 

Come see us at Overland Expo West

David, Aimee, and the Tern Overland Team are in Flagstaff this month at booth A1 where we will have an Aterra Prototype and will be Introducing our new Expo Trailer.   RV windows, van windows

Overland Expo® is the premier overlanding event series in the world—no other event offers the scope of classes taught by the world’s leading experts alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need to Get Outfitted. Get Trained. Get Inspired. Get Going.

May 20 - 22, 2022

FRI 9-5, SAT 8-5, SUN 8-3
FT. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona

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Introducing Tern Overland Partners Outpost Vans and the "Mamba"

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To take a closer look at the Mamba, featuring Arctic Tern windows from Tern Overland click here:

Outpost Vans encourages its customers to seek adventure!

 

As a full service van up-fitter and rental company, Outpost Vans has you covered whether you need a Sprinter RentalCustom Van Build, or A La Carte Install

Founded in 2018 Outpost Vans is San Diego's fastest growing custom van builder and adventure van rental agency. What makes Outpost Vans unique is not only do they build top-of-the-line and industry leading custom van builds; OPV also boasts a large rental fleet for customers to try out the adventure van life before making the commitment to buy. Outpost Vans also does a-la-carte installations of: Windows, Gear, Components, and more. Outpost Vans is a dealer for, and partnered with, the top names in the industry like Tern Overland and many many more. Get in touch with Outpost Vans to learn more about a custom van build, adventure van rental, or gear install today! 

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Outpost Vans info: 

Location: Oceanside, Ca.

Year Established: 2018

Website: www.outpostvans.com 

Instagram: @outpostvans 

Contact: info@outpostvans.com

5/05/22

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Visit Outpost Vans at the Adventure Van Series, Beasts of the Road 2022

Placerville, CA ~ June 4-5       North Lake Tahoe ~ Sept. 17-18       Big Bear, CA ~ Oct. 15-16

AT Overland’s Aterra XL Flatbed Camper

Ashley Giordano / April 29th, 2022

While I’m tucked into the warm camper bed, the wind howls outside. I don’t have to worry about an unattended ground tent liberating itself from the ground and tumbling away, nor any rooftop tent canvas flapping. I’m enveloped in a motionless cocoon, like a caterpillar protected against the elements. Ponderosa pines sway in the wind outside the portal window, stars shining bright during the cold night. I chuckle to myself, smiling in the dark. So, this is what it’s like to sleep in a hard-sided camper. What luxury.

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For the past 20 years, Arizona-based AT Overland Equipment has offered solutions such as truck toppers, campers, storage accessories, and more for off-road and overland enthusiasts alike. There is no doubt the company has been foundational to the North American overland market; the popularity of the AT truck topper line is evident both online and in the wild.

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Flarespace introduces their new MEGA Flare

The MEGA Flare is Flarespace's boldest, biggest product to date. Stretching from right behind the driver’s side door, all the way to the back of your van, the Mega Flare offers additional space inside your van for storage and sleeping.

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Configure your MEGA Flare to maximize sunlight and ventilation with windows, or prioritize privacy and storage.

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Driver side flares and passenger side flares available.

Browse Flarespace flare options and pick the mega flare that best suits your needs. 

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Tern Overland's COO attends Back to Baja Tour

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Back to Baja 2022!

What an adventure!  Conceived by Keith of Flarespace and manifested by a team of innovators and visionaries from Flarespace, Storyteller Overland, Mercedes-Benz Vans – Warner, Rec Van Evictus, Van Builders, Owl Vans, CavVans, SEKR, Super 73, Volta and many others.  I was hesitant to attend this van festival in the middle of the Baja mountains in my Lexus GX470 and packing a tent.  Encouraged by some new Storyteller Overland friends, I called Keith for a VIP ticket, packed my gear, and left a week later.  I’m grateful I did because it was amazing.

 

Convoys of geared up vans and overlanding vehicles gathered at border crossings and traveled together to a dry lakebed snuggled into the mountains West of San Felipe, Baja.  A wagon wheel design with vans and other adventure vehicles filling in the spokes around a center entertainment hub soon took shape and formed a circle of trust and friendship.  Strangers became friends. Conversations segued from basic introductions to business and back to travel adventures and gear.  I don’t know how many times I heard the phrase, it’s such a small world!

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COO of Tern Overland, Aimee Higgins in Mexico during the Back to Baja Tour

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Everyone pushed their comfort zone and were expanded from the experience shared in this beautiful desert wilderness.  Whether you explored the many curated adventures on your own or went with a guided tour, the local beauty was discovered and enjoyed.  Live music has been sorely missed during Covid and the music each night moved the soul.  Café lights, meteor showers and fireworks lit up the deep, dark night sky.  The nighttime, gale force winds loaded with sand weren’t my favorite, but I embraced the full hurricane experience from the comfort of my green dome hub tent while the vans were rocked gently to sleep.

 

The Flarespace team and their sponsors coordinated an incredible event with the help of many local officials, businesses, and people from the San Felipe community.  Make sure you stay tuned for next year. You need to make the journey!

 

I fully support Storyteller Overland’s opinion “The way we see it, it’s not about the journey or the destination… it’s the people you connect with along the way that matter most!”

 

See ya on the road and hope we can share a story or two!

 

Cheers!!

Aimee Higgins

Tern Overland Co-Founder, COO and Window Lady!

Enjoying an Expo/Rally near you from April till October 2022

Let’s Connect!! aimeehiggins@ternoverland.com

www.TernOverland.com

Facebook: facebook.com/ternoverland, Instagram: @ternoverland_arctictern

 

Learn more about the Stay Awesome 2022 Tour #BacktoBaja, #Flarespace, @storytelleroverland, StorytellerOverland.com/Events

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Tern Overland's COO visits Midwest Overlanding and Off-Road Expo in Springfield, Missouri

It was the 2nd year for the Moore Expo and a variety of high-quality vendors and builders were in attendance such as Storyteller Vans and Global Expedition, Hiker Trailer, Bison Overland, TCTeardrops, Open Range, Cedar Ridge Trailers and many more.

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Our own, Chief Operating Officer, Aimee Higgins had a blast getting to know the builders that live and work in the mid-west. The venue was mostly inside which was wonderful during the cold and windy opening day. The large outside section showed more trailers,  vehicles and specialty vendors. She thoroughly enjoyed visiting with Tern Overland OEM/Partner Bison Overland.  Bison Overland custom designed and built Down2Mob's new camper which was launched at the show. Bison Overland's full-size, over cab camper was a beautiful and warm retreat when it was super chilly outside. 

"The innovation we have in this country is impressive and the best place to experience it is at an Expo. There were many things to see and we know the Moore Expo will continue to grow and expand in years to come. Chris Holladay has a fantastic team pulling this show off. Tern Overland will be back next year for sure and recommends the Moore Expo." ~ Aimee Higgins

4/14/22

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COO of Tern Overland, Aimee Higgins with Bison Overland Campers Team

The Down2Mob custom camper by Bison Overland Campers is mounted on a Jeep Gladiator and features an Arctic Tern Wildland's door, two Arctic Tern windows and an Arctic Tern cargo door.

Watch the unveiling of Phil's new camper and the first walk through of his Bison Overland Camper:

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Tern Overland's COO travels North America in 2022

Attending Expos and Overland Rallies from Coast to Coast as well as Mexico and Canada.

Tern Overland Co-Founder and COO, Aimee Higgins, is hitting the road this year to visit partners, customers and friends all over North America.  Look for Aimee at the following events and say hi!

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COO of Tern Overland, Aimee Higgins

Moore Expo

April 8-10  |  Springfield, MO

Back To Baja

April 21-24  |  Cerro Picacho del Diablo, Mexico

Adventure Van Expo Series

April 30 - May 1  |  San Juan Capistrano, CA

Overland Expo West

May 20-22  |  Flagstaff, AZ

NW Overland Rally

June 16-19  |  Leavenworth, WA

BC Overland Rally

June 23-26  |  Whistler, British Columbia

Overland Expo PNW

July 8-10  |  Bend, OR

Adventure Van Expo Series

July 16-17  |  Eagle County, CO

Rocky Mountain Overland

July 28-31  |  Gunnison, CO

Mid-Atlantic Overland Festival

August 11-14  |  Huntingdon, PA

Overland Expo Mtn West

August 26-28  |  Loveland, CO

Adventure Van Expo Series

October 1-2  |  Chattanooga, TN

Overland Expo East

October 7-9  |  Arrington, VA

Let's connect at an Expo/Rally near you this year!

 

Connect with Aimee:  

aimeehiggins@ternoverland.com

www.TernOverland.com

 

Facebook:

facebook.com/ternoverland

 

Instagram:

@ternoverland_arctictern

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4/10/22

Tern Overland's Aterra Prototype travels across

North America

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The first Aterra Prototype was released into the wild in June 2021 and has since gone over 22,000 miles in seven months, from AZ to the Arctic Circle in AK then to Cabo San Lucas at the bottom of Baja, México as well as exploring UT, MT, OR, CA, the Canadian Yukon Territory, Alberta, the Canadian Rockies and taking the Alaska Marine Highway to Alaska during Covid then returning to the US via the Alaska Highway.

 

A subsequent trip was taken to Baja, México for the Baja 1,000 desert race.

Thank you to our friends, Mac and Melanie, for sharing these amazing photos with us.

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3/29/22

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Price Announcement

Warm greetings as we move into Spring.

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Tern Overland has done its best to keep costs managed since our last price increase August 15, 2021, despite the challenges we have overcome in the last year as David, our CEO, stated in his OEM email in January of this year.  Like you, we are seeing costs increase across the board and the recent spike in fuel costs and the potential for further hikes is a concern as it affects not only our incoming ocean shipments but outgoing freight and ground.

Considering this, we are forced to significantly raise our retail and wholesale prices on May 1, 2022. We are giving our retail and wholesale community a heads up so you can take advantage of the lower prices now. We have a fully stocked warehouse with quick turnaround times for you to stock up at the current prices. Summer is coming, let’s be prepared. Let us know how our Team can be of service. We appreciate your business and partnership.

 

3/11/22

Introducing Stocking Distributers for the Arctic Tern Product Collection from Tern Overland

Bringing our quality products directly to you.

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Tern Overland is pleased to announce that CampervanHQ and Expedition Upfitter are becoming stocking distributors.

 

By mid summer both of these partners will be able to send Arctic Tern Products from their locations. Tern Overland will continue to drop ship and have a fully stocked warehouse as well.

 

Tern Overland has been working with Campervan HQ since 2018 and  Expedition Upfitter, who will also be shipping to our Canadian customers, since 2017.  In the years working with both companies, we have developed a trusted partnership built on honesty and integrity.

 

3/10/22

SNAG THEM BEFORE THEY'RE GONE!

Limited quantities. Priced well below our cost.  Order directly through us for these items only.

2/25/22

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Need access to your stuff?

The solution is with these high quality, water and dust proof cargo doors. 

Clearance Cargo doors have been marked down.

Gear Junkie's Bryon Dorr gets a first hand look at the Aterra

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AT Overland Aterra prototype truck campers.

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Out in the Wild With the AT Overland Aterra Truck Camper

by Bryon Dorr, February 14, 2022

The AT Overland Aterra truck camper has become reality.  Our resident overland expert Bryon Dorr got a chance to crawl around it in the wild and came away impressed.

From one of the original overland industry companies in North America comes a new take on the truck camper. The AT Overland Aterra is a unique expedition-quality hard-sided flatbed truck camper that has now made it into production.

Introducing Tern Overland's South African distributor of the Arctic Tern Product Line

Southern Africa Roadtrippers is a campervan and motorhome rental company in South Africa.

 

The team at SA Roadtrippers believes that life is simply too short not to travel and explore the world around us, which is why they’ve created a fleet of practical and comfortable campervans and motorhomes to help you make your way through South Africa.

"With hundreds of trips under our belt for both ourselves and our customers, we learned valuable lessons in building durable Motorhomes and 4×4 trucks that last in a demanding  vehicle rental fleet traveling in all road conditions in Southern Africa (including Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland)."

We hope that everyone who gets behind the wheel of  their vehicle build by Southern Africa Roadtrippers, has peace of mind and everything they need to seek adventure and create memories for many years to come.

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Aterra XL Camper featured in January Issue of Tread Magazine

To subscribe to Tread Magazine or purchase your own copy of the January/February 2022 issue, click here:

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For additional information on the AT Overland Aterra XL, visit the AT Overland website:

Hard-Sided Revolution,

The AT Overland Aterra XL Camper

was released by Tread Magazine, a guide to automotive adventure and outdoor lifestyle, covering everything from overlanding and off-roading to hiking and camping, in the January/February 2022 issue.

 

Story and photos by Bryon Dorr, Features editor for Tread Magazine who has worked as a photojournalist in overland, outdoor, and off-road arenas for more than a decade.

Read the full article, by Bryon Dorr of Tread Magazine, here:

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Meet the Tern Overland Team

Take a tour of the Tern Overland offices and meet the people that help bring the Arctic Tern Product Collection to you.

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12/15/21

Arctic Tern Window Installation Video
by Tern Overland Now Available Online

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Check out the latest addition to our video library.

A step-by-step video with Ethan, Tern Overland's Senior Shop Manager and Team Engineer, installing our Arctic Tern Window.  Ethan reviews detailed instructions, tips and tricks on installing a window, appropriate for installation on all builds.

You can also find the video in the Window section of our Products page or in the video library on our Resources page.

Arctic Tern Roof Hatch gets 5 star rating from Truck Camper Adventure

Review of the Arctic Tern Roof Hatch.

Ask any truck camper owner and they will tell you that ventilation is important. Not only can proper ventilation keep your camper cooler in the summer, but it can also prevent condensation from accumulating inside in winter. It’s also a great way to remove odors. When it comes to air flow, the roof hatch is a great option. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of junk out there. We had already gone through the hassles of owning a substandard roof hatch in our last camper, so it was important to make the right decision for our new Bundutec Roadrunner truck camper. After looking at all of the options we decided to go with the best, most reliable roof hatch in the market: the Arctic Tern Roof Hatch. This is a review of that product.

The Arctic Tern Roof Hatch is made by the good folks at Tern Overland. Founded in 2017 and based in Prescott, Arizona, Tern Overland is known for making some of the best windows, roof hatches, and doors in the marketplace. The company has grown exponentially since then and now partners with an impressive number of companies as OEM, including Hallmark, AT Overland, Kimbo, and Bison Overland and recently entered the truck camper marketplace with its own outstanding truck camper design called the Aterra. Fortunately, the company will also sell it to DIYers as an aftermarket accessory, which is something that not all manufacturers are willing to do. As a local, Arizona-based company, we knew about Tern Overland and its reputation, so for us it was an easy decision to go with them.

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Read the full article, by Mello Mike of Truck Camper Adventure, here:

Tern Overland no longer carries the manual roof hatches. To check out the Electric Roof Hatch and the Electric Deluxe Roof Hatch, click here:

Doing Research?

Check out the product features page with every product we sell. Find them on each product page and in Resources.

 It will make choosing our products easy and informative.

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Loki Releases Photos and Specs of New Icarus Prototype

Loki Basecamp just released photos and specifications of its brand-new composite truck camper called the Icarus.

The photos, which were released by the Canadian-based manufacturer today, show an Icarus 8 prototype mounted on a Ford F-350 long-bed truck powered by the Power Stroke 7.3L Scorpion diesel. The company was hoping to reveal the camper at the recent Overland Expo West, but due to supply-chain issues was unable to meet that target date. The camper was first announced to the public in August 2021.

 

Read the full article, by Mello Mike of Truck Camper Adventure, here:

For additional information on the Icarus Prototype, visit the LOKI Basecamp website:

10/29/21

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AT Overland Aterra XL: The Composite Camper Revolution Continues

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Aterra XL: Ultralight Composite Flatbed Truck Camper

Matt Swartz / October 26th, 2021

I remember Dave Soza leading me from the Tern Overland office into the workshop where he grabbed a scrap piece of composite material as well as a hammer. Placing the panel on the concrete slab between us, he began striking it, repeatedly, clearly putting some serious effort into the demonstration.

He turned to me, heart rate elevated from his effort, and smiled as we examined the material. Despite some superficial indentations, it was largely unharmed despite his efforts. “We’re designing an ultralight truck camper out of this”, he said, with a clever smile flashing across his face.

The Aterra XL flatbed camper is a collaborative effort between two household names (and leaders) in the overland industry: Tern Overland and AT Overland, both based in Prescott, Arizona.

The engineering behind this project was spearheaded by David Soza, the founder of Tern Overland. David is an individual with decades of experience in the world of fabrication and custom automotive projects. He’s been designing unique projects since the 80’s when he traveled around the country in a Honda civic. That experience inspired his first expedition vehicle which subsequently went on to compete in Four Wheeler Magazine’s Top Truck Challenge where it won the category of best engineered.

Gear Junkie names Aterra XL one of the "20 Best Adventure Rigs at Overland Expo West 2021"

by Bryon Dorr, October 4, 2021

Our resident overland expert, Bryon Dorr, scoured the 2021 Overland Expo West event in Flagstaff, Ariz., to find the coolest adventure rigs out there.

I’ve been at every Overland Expo West and East since 2012, living on the road full-time for almost 8 years during that period. So I’ve seen my fair share of cool overland adventuremobiles.

The 20 vehicles below are the overland adventure rigs that caught my eye at this year’s Overland Expo West event. There were cool rigs in every direction I looked, but these are the ones that stood out from the crowd.

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AT Overland Aterra Camper

We broke the news about the AT Overland Aterra Camper back in February. Those early renders have now materialized into this truly impressive overland truck camper.

After Overland Expo West, we got a chance to go on an off-road adventure with Mario Donovan, AT Overland Equipment owner and product designer, in this RAM/AEV Aterra truck camper build for a proper deep dive. Full story coming soon.

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Truck Camper Adventure rates the 10 Best Truck Camper Rigs at the 2021 Overland Expo West and the Aterra XL took top honors.

Read why the Aterra XL is the leader in the Truck Camper category and see the other campers on the list, including rigs from our partners: Nimbl, Hallmark Campers and Overland Explorer Vehicles.

 

Read the full article, by Mello Mike of Truck Camper Adventure, here:

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For additional information on the AT Overland Aterra XL, visit the AT Overland website:

10/1/21

Aterra XL takes top spot in "10 Best Truck Camper Rigs" at the 2021 Overland Expo West

Tern Overland celebrates success at Overland Expo West 2021

by Raelynn Roderick

The Tern Overland Team returned from a successful weekend at Overland Expo where we unveiled two Aterra Prototypes at this year’s sold out event. Over 28,000 Overlanders from around the world attended the premier overlanding event series which featured 405 exhibitors of Overland, Adventure Travel, Outdoor, Camping & Motorcycle Gear & Equipment.

 

Overland Expo is the only event that offers the scope of classes taught by the world’s leading experts alongside a professional-level trade show that brings together all the camping and vehicle and motorcycle equipment and services you need.

 

Our team had a chance to talk to many of our wonderful customers, meet with some of our favorite OEMs and add new OEMs to our amazing lineup.  Our partners at AT Overland debuted the Aterra XL at their booth across the quad.  We had the opportunity to direct attendees to AT Overland’s booth where they could step inside the new Aterra XL and explore all the amazing features it has to offer.  Multiple leaders in the overlanding industry mentioned the Aterra Prototypes and the Aterra XL as the “talk of the expo”.

 

Our team of overland enthusiasts camped together in the on-site rustic campgrounds amidst the beautiful Flagstaff pine trees at Fort Tuthill County Park where we enjoyed nightly live music by our shop manager and visited with our friends from Teton X.

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One of our Class M licensed team members took advantage of the Harley-Davidson Pan America Ride, test driving a Harley Davidson on the scenic roads of Flagstaff.  Other members participated in nightly happy hours sponsored by Toyo Tires, MB Quart, Equipt Expedition Outfitters and more. We all had a great time and returned home with t-shirts, stickers, patches, equipment for our adventure vehicles and accessories for our next camping adventure.

 

Thank you to all who stopped by to visit with us.  If you would like information on joining our team of OEMs, please contact us for more information or to fill out an application.

9/28/21

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Arctic Tern Electric Deluxe Roof Hatch debuts at
Overland Expo West 2021

The Tern Overland Team unveiled their new Electric Deluxe Roof Hatch this weekend at Overland Expo.  The new roof hatch features a rain sensor designed to close an open roof hatch if it is raining and water contacts the sensor.  The rain sensor override switch allows for control over the rain sensor.  A motor disconnect switch interrupts power to the motor controller and allows operation of the roof hatch using the button on the trim.  A remote control opens and closes the roof hatch from a distance and a switch on the trim can operate the roof hatch without the remote.

Electric Deluxe Roof Hatches are currently in stock, ORDER YOURS NOW!

9/24/21

Come see us this weekend at Overland Expo West

Overland Expo 2021 Arctic Tern from Tern Overland Sprinters, Transits and Promaster vans, campers, trailers and custom truck builds.

David, Aimee and the Tern Overland Team are in Flagstaff this weekend manning booth A1 where we will have 2 Aterra Prototypes and our "mobile showroom" with us.  Also, our friends at AT Overland will be in booth Q35 debuting the Aterra XL. Stop by and say "Hi!"

September 24 - 26, 2021

FRI 9-5, SAT 8-5, SUN 8-3
FT. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Arizona

9/23/21

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Visit our Outlet page for deals on our 300x1100mm window. 

SALE PRICE $506

Regular price - $702

Sale ends October 15, 2021.

9/21/21

300x1100 Arctic Tern window on sale now!

Advanced RV, a Tern Overland OEM, makes news with the unveiling of the "Asteroid of Happiness"

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For more information on Advanced RV and their custom Sprinter Motorhomes visit their website:

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Enjoy this discussion and walkthrough of Asteroid of Happiness, an ARV B Box designed in collaboration with an artist and architect client.

9/19/21