- Opening of the new RAG San Diego Showroom- San Marcos, CA
- Meet Chris Rodriguez (aka Shoredreamer)
- Lexus GX470 Build
- Announcing Free Shipping on iKamper Skycamp Roof Top Tents!
- RAG Herd of Happy Campers - Oh, the Places You’ve Been!
NEW LOCATION! Rhino Adventure Gear is coming to San Diego!
RAG’s San Diego Showroom is located in North County San Diego at: 1251 Linda Vista Dr, San Marcos, CA 92078, USA
Great news for adventure lovers in the southwest!
Rhino Adventure Gear is opening a second Showroom location- in San Diego, CA. Located just north of Lake San Marcos off the 78, our new Showroom is undergoing a few finishing touches before we throw open the doors for SoCal overlanders and family adventure seekers. To our customers who have driven up to Richmond from Texas, Arizona and beyond…. the San Diego Location should make your drives a lot quicker!
The RAG San Diego Showroom will be similar to our existing Bay Area Showroom in that we will offer installation services & vehicle customizations, and have demo models of the wildly popular new iKamper Skycamp Roof Top Tent, as well as the tried & true James Baroud Roof Top Tent. You’ll be able to climb in and stretch out, and see whether a roof top tent suits your family. From test driving UBCO’s 2x2 All Wheel Drive off road electric motorcycles to exploring Trail Kitchen’s brilliantly designed Camp Kitchen, at our new San Diego Showroom you’ll be able to explore all of our hard-to-find, premium equipment that has been so popular in our Bay Area RAG community.
If you just can’t wait for our San Diego Showroom grand opening, give us a ring and we can set up a sneak peak visit just for you. Call us at (628) 400-1379 to set up an appointment.
Our customer oriented focus has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the Bay Area community - just check our reviews on Google! Our aim in opening a Showroom in San Diego is to improve access to a RAG Showroom for adventure enthusiasts in SoCal and the southwest while continuing our reputation of providing outstanding customer service and sourcing the very best overland and backcountry camping accessories on the market.
A Warm Welcome to Chris Rodriguez - RAG Richmond Showroom Build Engineer
Known to our local SF Bay Area friends and online overland communities as “shoredreamer”, Chris is an avid off road family camper and outfitter of his exemplary 80series Toyota Land Cruiser. You may recognize his awesome medium red pearl rig if you’ve attended Black Diamond Cafe Trail Team Meetups or Overland Expo West. The man knows his way around overland vehicles and hasn’t met a mod he couldn’t implement smoothly. We are super excited to welcome Chris to the RAG team! He’ll be working on product development, installations and build projects out of our Richmond, CA location. If you want to talk shop and pick his brain about mods for your adventure vehicle, give him a call at (510) 621-3416 and set up a time to stop by and see what he can cook up for you!
Lexus GX470 Overland Build - Geared up for Adventure
There is nothing like the feeling of a new rig, full of adventure potential, rolling to a stop in front of the Rhino Adventure Gear shop doors. When the owner of a pristine 2004 GX470 initially reached out, he was only looking to get a roof top tent installed. That's our bread and butter at Rhino Adventure Gear. However, as we began talking through the details we found ourselves discussing far more than installing a roof top tent. Next thing we knew, we had the makings of an awesome build.
The goals for this GX470 were put together as outlined below:
- A low profile, lightweight, roof rack system able to withstand years of heavy use out in the elements
- Modular in design
- The ability to safely and effectively mount a rooftop tent, an awning, and future lighting upgrades
Roof Top Tent:
- A roof top tent of exceptional quality, comfort, fit, and finish
- Hardshell design for the ultimate speed in setting up and breaking down
- A comfortable mattress with ample space for bedding and pillows
- Low profile awning with sufficient protection from the sun and rain
- The ability to enclose the awning for additional indoor space
- Easy setup and simple design
- Second battery under the hood
- Intelligent charging system independent of factory Toyota wiring
- Self-jump capabilities in case the starting battery suffers from excessive discharge
- MPPT solar charging capabilities to keep the battery system topped off
- A pure-sine inverter capable of safely delivering standard 110w AC to power sensitive computer equipment
- Rear mounted Aux USB and 12-volt power ports
- Hidden rear mounted Auxiliary fuse box for future modifications
- Wiring ready for a portable freezer fridge
To address the roof rack requirements, we...
Free Shipping on iKamper Roof Top Tents!
Residents of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon…. Great news for those of you shopping for an iKamper! We are now offering free shipping of Skycamp Roof Top Tents straight to your doorstep! That’s right, you can have the best of both worlds- the accessibility and outstanding customer support of a regional overland outfitter, AND the convenience and ease of sitting at home and waiting for your iKamper to be delivered to you, for free. Of course, if you want installation services for your iKamper and/or need a roof rack system, you will need to opt for pick up and bring your vehicle or trailer to one of our two California Showrooms so we can get you set up.
To our current customers who love their iKampers- we know you guys get mobbed by curious and adoring admirers every where you take your iKamper. If you appreciate the customer service you received and want to help us grow the RAG Family, please tell these iKamper admirers about RAG! If you refer someone to us, let us know- brag a little!
RAG Family of Happy Campers - Oh, the Places You’ve Been!
We love seeing members of the RAG Family out and about exploring and using their gear! That’s what it’s all about! To share photos of your adventures with us and the rest of the RAG Family, tag them with @rhinoadventuregear on Instagram or Facebook. We will share the photos we receive with the RAG community in our Blog and on social media.
In each issue of the Rhino Report we will announce our favorite photo and the winner will receive a RAG gift card! Please note: to be eligible for RAG gift card, you must have made a purchase from Rhino Adventure Gear prior to submission of the photo.
RAG Family of Happy Campers: Midpeninsula Open Space District (IG: @mrosd); Ofer Morag (IG: @ofermorag); Chris Purpura (IG: @chris.purpura); Black Diamond Cafe (IG: @black_diamond_cafe)
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