I've been following the history of XP since articles started appearing about a new camper built by a chef started appearing in 2010 or so. I also follow Expedition Portal, Overland Journal, and like to view your site to see what's new. The V2 is to small for us loaded we'd easily exceed the weight, the V1 and Ram 3500 hits the Goldilocks spot, and the Ram 5500 and similar may be too much truck. Here are a few questions for you:
For mounting a V1 camper what are your thoughts on the Ram 3500 SRW Chassis Cab Crew Cab 10k GVRW 4x4 vs a DRW that will be converted to super singles? I believe this has the standard track vs the wide track of the 5500 making lockers and gearsets more available. Any problems mounting a V1 to this length chassis (other than the turning radius of an aircraft carrier and taking up twelve parking spaces)? Maybe even some room between the cab and camper to mount spare tires or tool boxes?
We enjoyed seeing your rigs at Overland Expo last year and will try to make this year's expo. Thanks for offering a great option for those of us in the US. Europe is awash with companies building expedition rigs, but not many options exist here. We did look at Earthroamer (to0 big and too expensive) and Tiger Adventure but fit and finish while better that past years isn't up to our expectations. And we want to stay in the 160k range and definitely under 200k.