about us

We’re on a mission to create the world’s most capable truck camper at a great value.

From the founders and builders of san juan vans.

We’re not your average RV manufacturer. Here at Outpost Campers, we believe in the power of a small, passionate team. It’s what allows us to focus on what truly matters: exceptional quality, meticulous attention to detail, and creating the most capable truck campers at a value you’ll love.

This commitment to staying small isn’t just about efficiency. It’s about fostering a culture of collaboration and craftsmanship. Every member of our team is deeply invested in the process, from design and engineering to construction and customer service. You won’t find a disconnect here; we’re all adventurers at heart, united by a passion for building rigs that empower you to explore.

We’re the same team behind San Juan Vans, a company built on the same principles of small-team, high-quality van builds. That experience translates directly to the truck campers you see today. We understand the needs of nomadic explorers and the importance of having a reliable, well-built companion for your journeys.

our values

Start with high-quality products.

Premium materials, proven techniques. We build truck campers for adventures that last.

Attention to detail at every step.

Our commitment to quality goes beyond materials – we meticulously assemble each truck camper, ensuring flawless construction & function.

Small team. Big passion for culture.

Our tight knit team brings a wealth of experience and a collaborative spirit to every build, ensuring you get a quality camper from a company that truly cares.

Build the most capable product.

We don’t just build campers, we build companions for adventure. Our relentless focus on innovation and functionality ensures your truck camper is ready to conquer any terrain in any season.

meet our Founders

Taylor Ripp


Taylor started San Juan Vans in 2018 after building a couple of rigs for his own adventures, which then led to him being inundated with requests from others to build them their own adventure vehicles. Since starting the business, Taylor has worked to build San Juan Vans into a premier provider of the world’s most capable campervans and truck campers. When he’s not in the shop running San Juan Vans, he spends his time running rivers, riding his mountain bike, and being with his wife and young son.

Kurt Pattison


The brains behind many of the systems found in a San Juan Vans rig, Kurt partnered with Taylor in 2020 and has brought an enormous wealth of knowledge and skill to the San Juan Vans brand. As former high school physics teacher, auto mechanic, builder, and more, Kurt brings his diverse skill set and knowledge base to the San Juan Vans shop to help push the envelope of what is possible in an off-grid adventure machine. When he’s not in the shop, you can find Kurt riding bikes or on the snowy slopes.

ready to take on any adventure?

Place a 100% refundable deposit of $1,000 today to lock in the camper of your dreams.