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Tony and Jessica Ilao - San Diego, CA Background


Tony and Jessica Ilao

San Diego, CA

Tepui Tent: Gran Sabana


Rig: 2012 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD. Bajarack UT Flat Rack, ARB USA Awning, Hella 500FF, Apex Perimeter Lighting, Gobi Ladder, Toytec Boss 3' Full Suspension Lift Kit, Flowmaster Cat Back System, BFGoodrich KO2, Midland Telecommunications


Favorite place to adventure: Sequoia National Forest and Pacific Coast Highway


Dream travel destination: Australia


Favorite outdoor activity: Overland trips, Off-Roading and Rock Climbing



From San Diego, CA Jessica and I grew our love for the outdoors during a camping trip out to Ocotillo Wells before we purchased our tent. We were heavily influenced by many people of the Overland community like Expedition Overland, Overlandbound, Nomadders Overland and many more to name and realized that these road trips or camping trips we did was more than just a weekend thing, it became a lifestyle. 


Our last mini overland trip was a "Bachelors Trip" with our close friends and members of our wedding party (Erik Atienza, Adrian Atienza, Jay Ilao and Lucky Nguyen). We traveled from San Diego and explored Sequoia for 3 days until we made our way up to San Francisco for the night. We departed San Francisco and had to stop and visit the Tepui showroom because it wouldn't be complete without saying hi. After we took the entire Pacific Coast Highway 1 down to Pismo where we camped for the night. 


We love our Gran Sabana and realized that getting a roof top tent from Tepui was a lifetime investment and game changer. We purchased the largest tent knowing that one day (next year) our kids will be up in our tent to! - Tony & Jessica Ilao