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  • Full-time Overlanding & Rock Climbing – Meet GrizzlyNBear Overland

    For more detailed dimensions and specifications please click here Please note: All trailer weights used in product literature and other promotional materials, does not include cargo, options, or other installed accessories.

    Please refer to the options above to see the approximate weights of optional equipment. Can I tow the Grizzly Bear? The Grizzly Bear dry weight is 1, Lbs. We recommend that you check your vehicles owners manual for the specifications and towing capacity of your car. Please note that the Grizzly Bear comes standard with electric trailer brakes. Please click here to learn more about the braking system. What is the current lead time?

    Our current estimated lead time for all models is 16 months. Why is your lead time so long? Our lead time is determined by the number of orders in our queue. We build each camper one at a time, not on an assembly line. This has driven up the demand for our campers. While we could increase production, however, we refuse to compromise on the quality that we are known for.

    We think that is worth the wait. Do you have any premade units or used campers? We keep no units in stock and we currently do not sell any used campers. Do you have any dealerships? Rustic Trail Teardrops does not have any dealerships. We choose to sell directly to you to keep prices as low as possible.

    Do you have a showroom? Yes, our showroom and shop is located in beautiful Pilot Mountain, NC. Please note that we are open by appointment only — to schedule a appointment please click here.

    All campers inside our showroom are pre-sold and we cannot guarantee that all models and options will be available for viewing. Do you offer shipping? Yes, we can help coordinate shipping for you.

    How much does shipping cost? Your final shipping costs cannot be determined till your camper is complete ready to ship out. Do you ship to Canada? We do not ship to Canada. If you live in Canada we can ship your camper to the closest US State for you to pick up. What about customizations? Our goal at RTTC is to build a camper that you are happy with. In order to do this we offer over 9 different options. If you do not see an option listed that is specific to the model you are looking at we most likely do not offer it.

    In order to keep production on time for all campers we can only offer minor customizations. For any questions please email steve. Bathrooms: At Rustic Trail Teardrops it is our goal to build a simple, easy to maintain, long-lasting camper. Because of this, we do not offer any bathrooms, doing so would add plumbing and holding tanks that would require winterization, more maintenance, and further complicate the camping experience. Some of our customers have added a small portable toilet that fits perfectly under the dinette seat of the Grizzly, Kodiak, and Polar.

    That toilet can be found here. Kitchens: One thing that makes Rustic Trail Teardrops different than other campers in its class is our unique interiors.

    All models of our campers are more than just a bed on wheels. Adding a rear galley kitchen would consume the majority of this interior space. Furthermore, our camper designs create a solid one-piece seamless roof that prevents leaks, a rear galley would eliminate this with its hinge located in the rear of the roof, further adding to the risk of leaks.

    If there is no kitchen then where do I cook? Great question! Most of our customers either use a portable Blackstone Griddle that requires no pots and pans or they bring a small portable kitchen. For washing dishes, we recommend a Collapsible Wash Basin and portable water container. What about AC and heat?

    The AC is powered when the camper is plugged into the standard 15 amp shore power connection. We currently do not offer any factory installed heating source. However, our campers are small and it does not take much to heat up the inside.

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    We have been travelling full time for the better part of 11 years with the last 6 Overlanding. Travelling Overland with our own vehicle and home is such a great way to realise our dream.

    As passionate rock climbers we follow the seasons around the world exploring and seeking new climbing destinations. We also like to hike in the mountains although rock climbing is always the priority. Thankfully the two passions are usually done together with most rock climbing destinations requiring at least some form of hiking to reach.

    If we are ever in areas with limited climbing then we will occasionally undertake a long-distance hike. Weight — kg fully loaded. Living in this digital age makes things quite easy when it comes to researching new areas to climb and explore. Before travelling to a new country we will do an internet search for climbing in that country.

    Also, join any Facebook climbing groups for that particular country. We love to connect with the local climbing communities as we travel. This is where the best knowledge and advice is found. A recurring question from overlanders: How do you manage to stay strong and fit? Whilst living full time on the road and not climbing or hiking we try to keep in shape.

    Other methods of training include running, TRX training, elastic band resistance training, jump rope and a portable climbing fingerboard. We do our best but also enjoy life and are not too strict on ourselves if we miss a day here and there.

    As of right now Turkey has by far been our favourite climbing and Overlanding destination. It has absolutely everything that we look for in a country. Incredibly friendly people, a rich and spectacular history with amazing ancient buildings, great food, awesome trails and of course some of the best climbing in the world. In saying that our current country of South Korea is very quickly shaping up to be a close contender to Turkey and maybe even taking the top spot if things continue as they are.

    Is GrizzlyNbear the perfect rig for overland travel? If so, why? In our opinion there is no such thing as the perfect rig for Overlanding. For us right now we feel that we have the perfect set up for our lifestyle. The main reason for this is we have a set up which allows us to remove our living space from our truck.

    We can be mobile on a daily basis when staying in a climbing area for long periods without having to pack up our house to drive to climbing locations daily.

    As far as the vehicle itself is concerned we are very happy with the Defender. I have pushed all of these vehicles to their limits and had mechanical, structural and electrical issues with each and every one of them.

    All we can do is perform regular inspections and routine preventative maintenance to minimise the risk of a major failure. GrizzlyNBear in Kyrgyzstan Most recently we had what we both agree to be the toughest so far.

    In a remote area of Eastern Mongolia we were crossing a frozen river when the ice cracked, the vehicle fell through and became stuck. Without going into too much detail we did all of the pre river crossing checks that we would usually do. I checked ice thickness, water depth, discovered existing tyre tracks on the ice and watched a local drive across before us who also assured us it would be ok.

    This situation was particularly stressful due to the fact that our Mongolian visa was at an end and we needed to enter Russia the next day to begin our transit visa. After 6 hours of freezing work and with the help of 4 local men we managed to get free at midnight. If we had waited until morning we would have been encased in ice, missed our Russian entry and possibly overstayed our Mongolian visa see the river crossing here. GrizzlyNBear in Mongolia Interaction with locals is an important part of your journey.

    Can you share with us a particular encounter that sticks with you? An essential part of our journey is interaction with the local people. It never ceases to amaze us the hospitality and kindness that we are shown during our travels. One particular meeting comes to mind in Armenia. We were climbing in an area called Hells Canyon, a scary name maybe but definitely not so scary locals. Within minutes of arriving we were invited to join a large group of local men who had come down from the capital Yerevan for a barbecue.

    An instant connection was formed which led to many more meetings and the making of life long friendships. They owed us nothing and hardly knew us but were ready to give us everything, it was a very special time.

    This was just one of the so many experiences we have had like this and we truly treasure each and every one. We try our best to live a minimalist lifestyle and think we are doing ok seen as though everything we own in the world is in our truck and camper.

    Every 6 months we like to do a big spring clean, laying out all we own and either giving away or getting rid of things that we are not using. A fast and lightweight kitchen tool used for slicing and grating fruit and vegetables. The item she regrets bringing initially were two enormous camping chairs that we have long since given away and replaced with very small lightweight Helinox chairs which we actually hardly use also.

    We often prefer to sit on the ground or a rock than chairs. For myself I would say that the Jetboil is my most valuable and most used item. Nothing boils water faster and we use it for roadside coffee stops and hiking trips regularly.

    Something I insisted on bringing that has also long since been given away is a Dutch Oven an extremely big and heavy cast iron cooking pot. We used once in the Sahara Desert, Morocco, in 18 months of lugging it around. If we had to give some advice to others that are considering a similar trip but are having doubts, this would be it: The media would have us believe that the world is a lot more dangerous than it really is.

    Do your own research away from mainstream media and make decisions from this. Rent your house out, hand in your resignation, pull the kids out of school and take that year off work.

    Life will go on there without you, but that other life you dream of pursuing will not be there forever. Do you have a favorite book on overlanding or climbing to recommend?

    As for book recommendations I have never read any books on Overlanding, climbing or travel. I am absolutely addicted to the fantasy genre and have been for the last 25 years. Maybe not the typical choice for overlanders but I highly recommend fantasy novels as they can often span many years of reading just one book series. GrizzlyNBear in Afghanistan.

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    How much does shipping cost? Your final shipping costs cannot be determined till your camper is complete ready to ship out. Do you ship to Canada? We do not ship to Canada. If you live in Canada we can ship your camper to the closest US State for you to pick up. What about customizations? Our goal at RTTC is to build a camper that you are happy with. In order to do this we offer over 9 different options. If you do not see an option listed that is specific to the model you are looking at we most likely do not offer it.

    In order to keep production on time for all campers we can only offer minor customizations. For any questions please email steve. Bathrooms: At Rustic Trail Teardrops it is our goal to build a simple, easy to maintain, long-lasting camper. Because of this, we do not offer any bathrooms, doing so would add plumbing and holding tanks that would require winterization, more maintenance, and further complicate the camping experience.

    Some of our customers have added a small portable toilet that fits perfectly under the dinette seat of the Grizzly, Kodiak, and Polar. That toilet can be found here. Kitchens: One thing that makes Rustic Trail Teardrops different than other campers in its class is our unique interiors.

    All models of our campers are more than just a bed on wheels. Adding a rear galley kitchen would consume the majority of this interior space. Furthermore, our camper designs create a solid one-piece seamless roof that prevents leaks, a rear galley would eliminate this with its hinge located in the rear of the roof, further adding to the risk of leaks. If there is no kitchen then where do I cook? Great question! Most of our customers either use a portable Blackstone Griddle that requires no pots and pans or they bring a small portable kitchen.

    For washing dishes, we recommend a Collapsible Wash Basin and portable water container. What about AC and heat? The AC is powered when the camper is plugged into the standard 15 amp shore power connection.

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    We currently do not offer any factory installed heating source. We would have to say that the most positive change would have to be learning to live a completely minimalist life. Everything we own we carry with us in our rig.

    Less is definitely more. Do you have any regrets? I would have liked to discover the overlanding lifestyle at a younger age. Although I think we were actually quite young when we started to overland full time, we sometimes think of all we could have accomplished had we started even younger. We have had so many amazing adventures all over the world that would have been great to have captured on film. Steph has always had a great eye for photography, and now she is employing that same talent in her newfound passion for video editing.

    Some people might find this one a bit silly, but we wish we would have bought a Land Rover Defender much earlier in life. If you are a Defender owner, you will understand this one! How do you afford to travel? We are very lucky that my employment in the offshore oil industry offers us the opportunity to live this lifestyle on a full-time basis while supporting us financially.

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    I work a four weeks on, four weeks off rotation offshore of West Africa. When I return to work, Steph stays with the truck in whichever country we happen to be travelling in at that time. Dreams and goals? To continue to push ourselves physically and mentally in our passion of rock climbing whilst continuing to overland the world. We have absolutely no plan to settle down and will live this lifestyle as long as we are able. The major goal over the next few years is to get ourselves in a position that I can stop working, be completely free of constraints, and spend 12 months a year with my beautiful wife.

    What has surprised you the most about overland travel? The incredible community that surrounds it. Having lived a very nomadic life for the better part of nine years, with six of those being overlanding, it has only been in the last 18 months through social media that we have discovered the amazing, friendly, and welcoming community that is out there. They are always willing to give advice, take a detour, meet up for a braai, and help in any way they can.

    The Vehicle Tell us about your incredible Defender. I can vividly remember the first time I laid eyes on a Defender 90 at the age of I told myself that one day I would have one of my own. Now that dream has become a reality, and this is our third Defender. We love everything about the Defender and all that comes with it, including the extended family that only Defender owners can understand. I travelled Australia in a Toyota Land Cruiser but never once thought to flash my lights and wave like a maniac to another Land Cruiser coming the opposite direction.

    This is mandatory when you see another Defender. The Defender stands out in a crowd like no other vehicle, and we love it.


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