The Dirtbox Expedition Series Flatbed System is a rugged Australian style canopy born in the USA and is a fast-modifying, adaptable adventure box. Using a range of purpose-built accessories and a frame made from ultra-versatile L-rails, the canopy easily transforms a pickup truck from a toy and tool hauler into a fully functioning RV with a pop-up tent, shower, kitchen and more. It works with America’s most popular trucks, from the midsize leader Toyota Tacoma to vehicle sales leaders like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado.
We first stumbled across the name Dirtbox Overland at this year’s Overland Expo West, but we’ve been familiar with Colorado’s Couch Off-Road Engineering for a while.
The company mods, builds, and restores Mercedes-Benz Unimogs into more powerful, drivable overland machines, complete with improved on- and off-road transmission, more powerful air conditioning, and bead-lock wheels larger than 42 inches. These muscular Unimogs are sure to steal the spotlight every time you see them, even if it’s just in the parking lot outside the show.
With the Dirtbox Overland, the Couch offers a solution for off-road enthusiasts looking for a smaller, more familiar off-road vehicle. While it was the Couch Unimog that drew our attention to the company’s multi-brand Expo booth, the Dirtbox kept our attention there for the full 10 minutes.
Not to be confused with the Canopy system, an all-American camping pop-up top that’s more like the Go Fast Camper, Dirtbox’s Expedition line combines a flatbed and an Australian-style expedition top into a cohesive adventure-ready system that’s easily upgradeable with accessories.
Buyers can opt for a full-length top for added lockable security, or a half-top/half-bed box option for carrying larger gear like dirt bikes or mountain bikes. Both options are available for midsize trucks like the Jeep Gladiator, Toyota Tacoma, and Ford Ranger, as well as full-size trucks like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, and Toyota Tundra.
In addition to a choice of flatbed and canopy sizes, every Expedition system comes with a front-mounted 45-liter stainless steel water tank and plenty of storage space. In addition to the canopy with double-sided gull-wing hatches on both sides, users also have access to lockable under-bed drawers and a series of left and right side storage cabinets. Integrated LED lighting makes it easier to browse storage spaces after dark.
Tellurika Aluminum Rigid Roof Tents (RTTs) set out to transform gear-laden utility trucks into overnight-friendly RVs. The aluminum wedge tent is only 6 inches (15cm) high when closed, and pops open on flat ground for about a minute in camp, creating instant shelter.
The usable galley is mounted within the canopy and offers a multi-level drop-slide design featuring a horizontal hob surface, fold-down sink and slide-out top shelf, all combined into one functional cooking space. The galley has room for a refrigerator inside the full-size canopy, and Dirtbox also offers a tool box that fits inside the canopy.
Additional options fit around the Dirtbox frame to further build it into a camper box, including a 270-degree freestanding awning and a fold-down shower. Also available with adjustable side table and mountable water tank with sprayer.
The Dirtbox’s all-T5 aluminum construction keeps the base weight at 900 lbs (408 kg), which increases significantly as accessories are added. Pricing starts at $17,949 for the mid-size model and $20,299 for the full-size model. Prices for accessories vary widely—Tellurika RTTs start at $2,800, kitchens start at $1,299, side-loading tanks start at $649, and bathroom awnings start at $379.
source: land bin