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Just got back from a short trip to the Grand Canyon Parashant. Still loving my EDC by Harker Outdoors. Getting in and out of the camper is no issue at all. I even love the little things you might not usually consider: like the custom designed battery box for our solar system. Great place for my lantern and coffee cup! Also, when the sleeping bed is in the up position, I have a great place to store my stuff. I was so amazed that only 3 or 4 vehicles passed us the three days we camped at Mt. Trumbull. On day 4, we went to Nampaweep for the petroglyphs then on the Toroweap for the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We only passed 3 other vehicles on the road to these amazing views even though it was spring break. Imagine being in the GC National Park with only a handful of other people! Awesome!

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Just got back from a short trip to the Grand Canyon Parashant. Still loving my EDC by Harker Outdoors. Getting in and out of the camper is no issue at all. I even love the little things you might not usually consider: like the custom designed battery box for our solar system. Great place for my lantern and coffee cup! Also, when the sleeping bed is in the up position, I have a great place to store my stuff. I was so amazed that only 3 or 4 vehicles passed us the three days we camped at Mt. Trumbull. On day 4, we went to Nampaweep for the petroglyphs then on the Toroweap for the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We only passed 3 other vehicles on the road to these amazing views even though it was spring break. Imagine being in the GC National Park with only a handful of other people! Awesome!

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Very nice !!!! Thanks for sharing
 
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Just got back from a short trip to the Grand Canyon Parashant. Still loving my EDC by Harker Outdoors. Getting in and out of the camper is no issue at all. I even love the little things you might not usually consider: like the custom designed battery box for our solar system. Great place for my lantern and coffee cup! Also, when the sleeping bed is in the up position, I have a great place to store my stuff. I was so amazed that only 3 or 4 vehicles passed us the three days we camped at Mt. Trumbull. On day 4, we went to Nampaweep for the petroglyphs then on the Toroweap for the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We only passed 3 other vehicles on the road to these amazing views even though it was spring break. Imagine being in the GC National Park with only a handful of other people! Awesome!

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Love it! Keep these adventure reports coming!

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Just got back from a short trip to the Grand Canyon Parashant. Still loving my EDC by Harker Outdoors. Getting in and out of the camper is no issue at all. I even love the little things you might not usually consider: like the custom designed battery box for our solar system. Great place for my lantern and coffee cup! Also, when the sleeping bed is in the up position, I have a great place to store my stuff. I was so amazed that only 3 or 4 vehicles passed us the three days we camped at Mt. Trumbull. On day 4, we went to Nampaweep for the petroglyphs then on the Toroweap for the north rim of the Grand Canyon. We only passed 3 other vehicles on the road to these amazing views even though it was spring break. Imagine being in the GC National Park with only a handful of other people! Awesome!

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What's the black pelican case on the side?
 

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Good eye! It houses my hot water system. I just installed it right before this trip and it worked out well.

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I thought that might be what it is. I would like to do something similar. I assume you built it. Any lessons learned?
 

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I thought that might be what it is. I would like to do something similar. I assume you built it. Any lessons learned?
The hot water system is from Joolca. I took measurements of the unit and put it in a size appropriate Pelican box, then mounted that to my L rail. I think it will work out well but I did learn that I’ll probably never take enough water to take a shower (or two). It does great for washing dishes. It’s designed that it can pump water from a water source but I never seem to close enough to a water source. It’s also great to have hot water to wash hands and faces.
 

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Hi, JeepGladiatorForum!

We're Joe and Cam from Harker Outdoors and we build the Expedition Driven Camper (EDC) for Jeep Gladiator. We're thrilled to be joining you and this amazing community of Jeep Gladiator enthusiasts!

We are proud to be an American Built company! Our campers are designed and manufactured right here in beautiful Bountiful, Utah. Every possible element of the EDC, right down to our tents which are sewn locally, is designed, sourced, fabricated, and assembled right here in America! We have an amazing crew that is building campers we speak as we ramp up for the coming overlanding and camping season.

We designed EDC to be the ultimate utilitarian small truck expedition camper! We have been doing this off roading/overlanding thing for many years and have gone through the natural progression of gear and rigs on our personal builds. From roof top tents, to pull-behind off-road trailers, and eventually becoming infatuated with the simplicity, utility, and trail-friendliness of the wedge camper. While we loved what we were seeing in the existing wedge camper market, we felt there was still ample innovation left to be explored in the segment.

The areas in which we thought we could innovate were the entry (eliminating the crawl-to-enter, trap-door annoyance every current wedge camper offered), bed size (all of the wedge campers had beds that were just too small for two adults to comfortably occupy), standing room (wedge campers just didn't offer much in this area), and purpose-built recovery gear storage solutions.

So that's exactly what we did with the Expedition Driven Camper! After two years of product development and testing we are proud to say that we eliminated the craw-to-enter/trap-door annoyance with our standing entry, made a lift-away bed on struts large enough for a full-size mattress footprint (58x90") to solve the sleeping room problem, and developed an innovative tailgate annex which encloses your truck's tailgate giving you 30% more interior space, and our tailgate annex in conjunction with the LiftAway sleep platform gives you 300% more standing room than other wedge campers! We did all this while keeping the EDC lightweight at a nimble 300 lbs, and the setup/teardown time under 60 seconds. Our LiftAway bed allows you to keep your bedding in place while it's lifted, and also while the camper is stowed for driving which means no more stuffing sleeping bags between destinations. We solved the recovery gear storage problem by utilizing incredibly strong L-Track rails for exterior gear storage freeing up interior space for your clean gear and living space.

There are so many more cool things that we will share about EDC, and we'll be making a separate post with specs and pricing but wanted to give this brief introduction to say hello, and let you know that we're excited to build you some amazing campers for your Jeep Gladiators!

You can always reach us with any questions here on the forum via DM, email, or through our Instagram and Facebook pages.

-Joe and Cam
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They look awesome!
 

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Three steps. That’s all it takes to get into the EDC.

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I already have that step stool for climbing into my truck bed sleeping solution... I'm halfway to getting an EDC!
 

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