Tepui Tent: Gran Sabana
Rig: 2014 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road. Relentless Fabrication Armor. Fox and All-Pro Long Travel Suspension. Stealth Custom Series Rims. 35" Goodyear MT Tires. Bay Area Metal Fab/Homemade Off-Road Trailer.
Favorite place to adventure: Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Dream travel destination: Alaska and Baja.
Favorite outdoor activity: Camping. Off-Roading. Hiking. Exploring.
"Growing up both Lisa and I participated in scouts programs where we found our love of camping. After getting married in 2012, we decided to buy a truck and found ourselves owning a two wheel drive Toyota Tacoma. Needless to say with our camping adventures, this rig was unable to keep up. We then purchased our current 4 wheel drive Tacoma the day it arrived on the lot. Since then, we have gone on many adventures and our Tepui has become our second home. We started off with the Tepui Ayer to see if we liked sleeping off the ground. We quickly realized we never wanted to camp in a ground tent again! We put our Tepui through the paces, camping in snow, mud, rain, sand, and high winds. It withstood everything mother nature threw at us. After about a year and a half of awesome adventures to Utah and the Sierra Nevadas, we upgraded our tent to our current Gran Sabana and added a trailer for more versatility.
Our typical adventure consists of leaving Friday night after work and heading up into the mountains or out to the coast. We typically set up camp in the dark using all of our off-road lights. In the morning, Lisa makes an awesome breakfast before we head out to explore for the day. We have an amazing old book of California back-roads we use to explore and we have found the tough 4x4 trails to be our favorite. Many of the modifications we have completed on the truck allow us to run these trails. After wheeling for most of the day we return to our campsite to start the grill and a fire. We exchange stories about the day around our campfire with friends until the last piece of wood has burned. Then, we climb into our Tepuis and fall asleep listening to the nearby creek, river, or ocean miles away from the nearest camp or road. These getaways are what we truly enjoy and look forward to." -Nick and Lisa DeLuca