Our passion drives our vision.
We are technology industry and lean manufacturing veterans applying 40 years of product innovation & design, engineering, production and operations management to the live/work-remote challenge.
We’re also lifelong campers. The team has owned every available style of RV and camper, an education spanning decades that has taught the wanderBOX team both the micro and macro lessons on how to finesse an expedition adventure camper for the best off-grid mobile living.
“Freedom and independence mean something different to everyone,” said Mike Barnwell, CEO. “For me, it means spending as much time as possible in the outdoors, getting back to a favorite spot or finding a cool new one. With wanderBOX I can trade the hustle and bustle of the city or the monotony of suburbia for juniper campfires and desert sunsets. I founded wanderBOX so I didn’t have to compromise comfort when I craved adventure.”
Mike spent almost 40 years as a Technology industry executive in various sales and product leadership roles and has started multiple successful companies.
Mike’s passion for campers goes back many, many years. Campers he’s built or modified include two Quigley 4×4-based campervans, a camper made from a former 4×4 ambulance, Class B & B+ RVs, a 4×4 ‘Super-C’ RV, a truck (slide-in) camper, and an EarthRoamer-like expedition vehicle.
He’s an avid camper, hiker, mountain biker, climber, fisherman, river rafter and nature lover, and typically goes on extended camping trips 6 to 10 times a year.
Head of Sales & Marketing
Mike has 30+ years in the enterprise software business with a career spanning sales, consulting, and product leadership roles. He has also started two field service businesses that have leveraged his mechanical expertise in boats, cars and construction.
His experience with campers started with a Coleman pop-up and evolved to building early wanderBOX prototypes with his longtime friend Mike Barnwell.
Mike is an avid outdoor enthusiast where he has paired his passion for camping with hiking, biking, climbing, dirt biking, boating, wakeboarding, and scuba.
Head of Manufacturing
Jerry has managed operations for some of the world’s top technology and manufacturing companies and has a broad array of engineering, mechanical and management skills. He’s certified in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing along with many other professional designations.
Jerry’s love of the outdoors includes hiking, camping, and riding his dirt bikes. He plays and coaches softball in Boulder where he lives, and travels internationally regularly.
Head of Design
Michael has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is an expert CAD designer. At wanderBOX he’s responsible for ensuring our off-grid camper designs are innovative and very functional.
His camper building experience includes designing and building full builds and many modifications and add-ons.
Michael fuels his passion for engineering by rebuilding car engines and designing systems to make camping more enjoyable.
Our commitment is to enable you to live, work and play remotely with all the comforts of home. With the outdoors always at your doorstep, it’s scientifically proven you’ll be happier. At wanderBOX we provide quality and value vehicles for mobile living from a team that will treat you with honesty and respect.
Our quality standards and control are exacting. And if you need us, we’re just a phone call away.
wanderBOX is headquartered is in Mead Colorado off I-25, 30-minutes from Denver and Denver International Airport. We hand build every wanderBOX in Mead in our 14,000 square foot manufacturing facility. Our offices are onsite, keeping our operations centralized and nimble, and ensuring our deliveries are on time and to spec. We love visitors–by appointment. Set up a time via phone or email to take a tour and meet the team.
See the Features, Options & Specs section of our Outpost 35 4×4 model here.
Our Outpost 35 4×4 off-grid campers are built on the Ford F-600 chassis.
No, Ford is the only manufacturer’s chassis that we’re currently building wanderBOXes on.
Every wanderBOX is hand-built at the manufacturing facilities at our headquarters in Mead, Colorado.
Yes, wanderBOXes are highly insulated so you can camp in most any climate, year-round.
It depends on several factors, but the short answer is most likely weeks or more between re-supply/dump trips.
Our Outpost 35 model has very large freshwater tanks that provide drinking water plus water to wash dishes and clothes, plus take showers with. It also has very large grey and black water tanks which depending on your water usage and bathroom habits, will support lengthy off-grid stays.
Your energy usage plus how sunny it is where you are camping (which will determine how much the solar panels charge the battery bank) and how long you stay at a campsite versus drive between campsites (the battery bank is charged when you drive via the alternator-based generator system) will determine how long you’ll have battery power to run things like lights, appliances, etc. If the battery bank gets low, the camper’s alternator-based generator will turn on to charge the batteries. This combined with the large capacity diesel tanks should provide the supplemental power needed to stay a month or more if you have cloudy days and aren’t moving around much.
The wanderBOX team is a group of outdoor enthusiasts with a ton of camper-building and general manufacturing experience. Learn more about the team here.
wanderBOX Outpost 35 4×4 has a starting price of $399,000. We are working on models both up and down in price from the Outpost 35 that will be announced in the future.
wanderBOXes are built with the highest-quality materials so that they will last a lifetime, plus include top-quality appliances and appointments so you’ll have all the comforts of home when living off-grid. The specs and capacities of the various systems that make a wanderBOX so off-grid capable are beyond anything else on the market today.
These materials and components, plus the high quality of the workmanship that goes into constructing each wanderBOX, combined with the after-sale service and support we offer, make the cost of a wanderBOX higher than traditional mass-market RVs or motorhomes, but a value when you consider all of the quality materials and components, and the very large capacities needed for comfortable, extended off-grid stays.
Yes! We’re planning to announce an entry-level wanderBOX at a lower price in the future, call a Sales Consultant to get on our waiting list.
We are currently quoting 6 to 9 months from the time you place your wanderBOX order until we have it ready for pickup at our Colorado headquarters. Certain configurations may be available with less lead-time, and some may take more time to build.
Contact a Sales Consultant to find out current lead-times for the particular model and configuration you’re interested in.
Visit our How To Buy page for full details on how to buy your wanderBOX.
No, once we nail down your order with you, we rarely allow changes. This lets us focus on building your wanderBOX quickly and helps keep our production schedule on track.