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Off Road Podcast 359 – Camp Chef

This episode of the Off Road Podcast is Sponsored by WARN, Medical Gear Outfitters, and Colby Valve. 

Tonight, Aaron goes flying, Jeremy works late, & Ben starts to look organized

Welcome to the off-road podcast. A podcast about everything off-road. We cover the news, review products, and interview people in the off-road industry.  Your hosts tonight are Aaron and my name is Ben and our guest tonight is Brooks from Camp Chef.  Welcome to the show.

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Aaron – Made great progress on my shop until I fell off of the ladder.  Fixed the radio in the Avalon.  Plugged a flat in the F150.  Hung some lights in the existing shop.

Ben –  Organized tools and got the yard cleaned up 

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News brought to you by Colby Valve

  • Car and Driver – Land Rover Defender Now Has 3 Rows of Seating
    • 13.4” Longer
    • 211” in overall length (17’ 7”)
      • Tahoe 210”
      • Suburban 225”
    • It sits on the same 119” wheelbase as the Defender 110
    • Powered by 3.0 V6 twin turbo with either 296hp & 347tq or 395hp & 406tq
    • Both engines will use 48v hybrid assistance
    • Comes standard with air suspension that adds up to 2.8” of extra ground clearance
    • Starts at $69,350, $14,500 over the Defender 110
    • Is a truck going to follow?
  • Road & Track – Ford to Sell EVs Direct Cutting out the Dealers
    • Doesn’t mean all transactions will happen online
    • Farley referenced earlier in the talk, the model is Target, which has built out a serious online platform and capabilities that leverage its physical stores as an asset
    • intends to massively scale back advertising for its EVS
    • very large consolidation

Main Topic powered by WARN  

We are joined tonight by Brooks Hansen from Camp Chef.  Brooks, what do you do at Camp Chef?

Fast Five Facts   

1. New or old vehicle? 

2. Summer or winter camping?

3. Rock, Sand, Snow, or Mud?

4. Favorite vehicle brand?

5. Favorite tire?

Tell us about you

What was the first vehicle you took off-road?

What’s your most embarrassing moment on the trail?

Biggest win on the trail?

Where is your favorite place to go wheeling?

Any places you want to go that you haven’t gone to?

Tell us about your business

  • You have quite a few camp stove options (Everest, Everest 2X, Rainier, Teton 2X, Ranger 2, Ranger 3, and Mountaineer).  Can you highlight some of them and give some reasons why someone might choose one over another?
  • Can you set a camp stove on top of the Sherpa table top and not have any heat issues with the contents below?
  • I see that you have a small pellet smoker called the Pursuit 20. Have you heard of people bringing a pellet smoker camping with them?  
  • Follow-up question, If someone brought the Pursuit 20 camping could it easily be powered by a solar generator?  Any idea how many amps it draws?
  • Let’s talk about the PRO 14 & PRO 16 cooktops.  It looks like one is a 2 burner and the other is a 3 burner.  Are there any other differences?
  • What kind of accessories can you use with the PRO 14 & 16?
  • Have you ever used the Cooking Irons?  If so, do you have a favorite recipe for them?
  • What’s so special about Camp Chef True Seasoned Finish?
  • We see you also sell fire pits.  As you know, campfires are a staple of everyone we know who camps.  Camp Chef has 3 different models.  Do they put out much heat or are they more for ambiance?
  • I was looking around your website and noticed you share some recipes to use with your products. How many do you have and do you have a favorite?
  • What cool info do you share on YouTube?
  • Do you have any products coming out in the near future that you can tell us about?
  • How often do you guys BBQ at the office and how legendary are they?
  • Tell us how our listeners can find you.

Closing Statements

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