One of the questions I have been debating in my head as we shop for our next RV is “do we want 4-wheel drive?” To help me answer this question, Kait and I take the Storyteller Overland Mode 4x4 prototype on an off-road adventure to Toquerville Falls in Utah.
This Class B RV is on the Ford Transit chassis with the 148” wheelbase equipped with a Quigley 4x4 conversion with 4hi and 4low, a 2” ride height increase and BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2 tires. Attached to the rear hitch was a dual sport motorcycle on a Joe Hauler motorcycle carrier.
To get a better idea of what it’s like to take a 4x4 Class B RV off-road, watch the Rollin’ On TV segment. Keep in mind, the most “challenging” parts of the trail didn’t make it into the video because Kait had to put the camera down so she could be my spotter.
Driving this off-road trail was some of the most fun I’ve had in a Class B RV. I used to think that 4-wheel drive was just added insurance for a camper van and that you didn’t really need it. Now that I have been able to test a true 4-wheel drive camper van, it’s almost a requirement to go to a place like Toquerville Falls.
Thanks for following along as we put the Storyteller Overland prototype camper to the test.
Are you shopping for a camper van? Kait put together an extensive list of Class B RV Manufacturers to help you in your shopping journey. If you’re looking for something a little bigger, I also put together a list of Small Class C RVs Under 25 Feet.
See you on the road!
Joe and Kait started sharing their experiences from the road and the process of transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle to help inspire others to live the life they want. You can find all the content created by Joe and Kait on their website including Joe’s books, Take Risks and Tales From the Open Road, chronicling their journey from leaving the rat race to living life on their own terms and Tales from the Open Road.
In 2017, Joe and Kait downsized to a Class B camper van so they could explore places that they could only dream of going in their Class A motorhome. Since then, they’ve been living the “Van Life” and enjoying the freedom that a small RV offers.