The van called Big Zip was one of the first to join the GoCamp fleet. Its name is derived from the answer to this simple question: "How many times will it be passed by another Vee Dubb?" Answer: "Zero, ZIP, none." This stylish, well-powered, V6 van, with its custom retro interior, puts the "oooo" in "smooooth." You will feel like the Kaptain of Kool driving this sweet van.
John Waller and Kelli Martinelli have a tradition of marking the new year by taking a road trip. In years past they've visited deep SE Oregon and the Alvord Desert, and central Idaho near the Sawtooth Mountains and Stanley. This year they loaded up Big Zip and headed to Philipsburg and Butte Montana via Spokane and Northern Idaho.
On new years eve, John and Kelli's crew stood outside in Philipsburg under a full moon and single digit temperatures. They had a fire going in their Solo Stove and as midnight approached, they all wrote down one thing to shed from 2017 and/or one thing to seek more of in 2018. John told us, "At midnight we threw our notes into the fire and popped a bottle of prosecco as an unexpected fireworks display bloomed from the town below. It was a pretty beautiful moment, and a wonderful way to bring in the first few minutes of 2018."
GEAR GIVEAWAY!! John and Kelli loaded up Big Zip with some winter road trip essentials - including gear and goodies from Mountain House, Orion Coolers, Solo Stove, Coffee Wick, and Teton Sports. Now we're offering one lucky winner the chance to score the whole road trip package, valued at over $1800!
Your email address is all that's required for entry, but if you follow along on Facebook and Instagram you'll have the chance to earn additional entries. Last day to enter is Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Winner will be contacted by email on January 24, 2018. Good luck!!
Photo credit: Uncage the Soul Productions in the van called Big Zip.