Overland Expo West Opens in Ariz.; Dometic, GMC Partner – RVBusiness – Breaking RV Industry News

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Starting today (May 17), Overland Expo West kicks off with three days of camping, exhibits and education for overlanding enthusiasts at the Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, Ariz. The event will run through Sunday, May 19.

In a separate release, Dometic, a leader in outdoor tech solutions, announces availability of its premium overlanding and outdoor lineup on select GMC products. (scroll down for more).

Founded in 2009, Overland Expo is the world’s premier event series for do-it-yourself adventure travel enthusiasts. Hundreds of adventure travel equipment vendors, camping gear, bikes, vehicles, and services convene at every Overland Expo event.

Overland Expo West is the first of four Expos in 2024. The others include Expo PNW, June 28-30 in Redmond, Ore.; Expo Mountain West, Aug. 23-25 in Loveland, Colo.; and Expo East, Oct. 4-6 in Arrington, Va.   

This year’s Overland West will feature over 400 exhibitors, educational programs, motorcycle demos, and special-interest areas like survival skills, culinary, ride and drives, roundtable discussions, and more. (Full schedule, here.)  

Title sponsors include Overland Equipment, Black Series, Dometic, Field Van, Firestone, Pause RVs, Four Wheel Campers, Ineos Grenadier, Jackery, KC, Koru, Mercedez, Off Road Warehouse, Optima Batteries, Mtn Dew, Honda, Rhino-Rack, Tacoma Lifestyle, ToyoTires, Toyota, and Patriot Campers.

At first glance, overlanding and RVing may seem worlds apart — one conjures up images of rugged, off-road vehicles equipped for remote terrain while the other suggests the comfort and convenience of a home on wheels. But a closer look reveals that the two have more in common than one might think, offering unique yet parallel tracks for those seeking the freedom of the open road.

In fact, here are some of the 400-plus Expo West exhibitors with whom RVBusiness readers may be familiar:

  • Alaskan Campers
  • Battle Born Batteries
  • Bean Trailer
  • Bilstein Shock Absorbers
  • Black Series Campers
  • Blackstone
  • Boreas Campers
  • Camper Logic
  • Dometic / Front Runner
  • EarthRoamer
  • Encore RV, LLC
  • Escapod Trailers
  • Expedition Overland
  • FIRMAN Power Equipment
  • Four Wheel Campers
  • Garmin USA
  • Go Power!
  • Goal Zero
  • Hankook Tires
  • Hero Campers
  • Jackery
  • Lion Energy
  • LiquidSpring Suspension
  • Optima Batteries
  • Rhino Racks
  • Soaring Eagle Campers
  • Storyteller Overland
  • Supertramp Campers
  • Thule
  • Timbren
  • Winnebago
  • Xantrex

Dometic Showcases Products to Inspire More Outdoor Adventures with GMC

The 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV, a rugged and comfortable mid-size truck. (Photo: GMC)

In a move that will benefit any outdoor enthusiast, global outdoor tech brand Dometic is highlighting select product offerings available for sale with GMC online and in-person at their dealerships.

The same way that Dometic makes premium products built for hassle-free adventures, from tailgating to overlanding excursions, this will make it easier for GMC customers to explore, purchase and install Dometic gear through a capable platform, ultimately creating more outdoor occasions through an enhanced vehicle and customer experience.

“Outfitting Dometic products on GMC vehicles is a great opportunity to bring our innovative products to a broader audience,” says Todd Seyfert, President of Segment Land Vehicle Americas at Dometic. “At Dometic, our mission is clear: to simplify outdoor adventures so people can spend more time exploring. This offering will allow Dometic to be recognized as a leader in the space and will drive convenience and accessibility for GMC customers nationwide to experience the wonder of overlanding.”

Overlanding has boomed in popularity over the past decade, spurred by a thirst for open-air adventure and aided by tech advancement, enthusiasts are increasingly exploring nature in vehicles outfitted to enhance their journey.

Announced in advance of the largest overlanding expo in the country, Overland Expo West this weekend (May 17-19) in Flagstaff, AZ., expo attendees can stop by the Dometic booth to see the latest range of premium products for overlanding and the outdoors. Dometic will be showcasing the 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X truck, featuring a range of current and soon to be available products designed to inspire attendees to think up their next adventure.

Select Dometic products are currently available to shop and purchase directly via GMC’s website at https://accessories.gmc.com or by visiting a local GMC dealer.

About Dometic

Dometic is a global market leader in the mobile living industry. Millions of people around the world use Dometic products in outdoor, residential, and professional applications. Our motivation is to create smart, sustainable, and reliable products with outstanding design for an outdoor and mobile lifestyle in the areas of Food & Beverage, Climate, Power & Control, and Other Applications.
Dometic employs approximately 8,000 people worldwide, had net sales of SEK 27.8 billion (USD 2.6 billion) in 2023 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information on Dometic, please visit: http://www.dometic.com.

About GMC

GMC offers a range of premium trucks and SUVs designed and engineered to the highest standard. With vehicles like the compact Terrain and full-size Yukon, all-new Canyon and Sierra light-duty, as well as the world’s first all-electric supertruck, the GMC HUMMER EV, our trucks and SUVs deliver GMC’s signature combination of intuitive technologies, precise engineering and premium execution. Built on a strong foundation of manufacturing trucks since 1902, GMC now sells in a dozen countries across the world. Details on all models are available at www.gmc.com, Instagram at @GMC, Twitter at @GMC or at www.facebook.com/gmc.

For more information about GMC, please visit: http://www.gmc.com.

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