Some of the first features I noticed when we got the Suboverland were the pull out drawers, mattress, refrigerator, and the solar panels on the roof. I could really tell this was built by people who knew what they were doing and had traveled before. Here are some of my favorite features!
Mattress, Shelving, Drawers & Fan
Below is a photo of the drawers! They actually pulled out so you could store items under the bed and they each came with a wooden plank you could put over both drawers to treat them as a table for cooking. We were easily able to put our stove over the drawer to cook our meals. It was so handy! Plus, Jack and I are both pretty tall, so at night, if you pushed the drawers through to the other side of the bed, you could make the bed longer! This ended up being the perfect size for us. I also always overpack on trips, but in the Suboverland there was ample room for my things! We stored most of our belongings where the passenger seats went down and on the shelving next to the beds.
After settling into our campsite, we were excited to go to bed because we knew we’d be on a mattress and not on the hard ground! We wanted to try it out so badly just to see how much comfier it would be than a tent. Let’s just say we slept WAYYY better than we do in a tent and were pleasantly surprised to see there was a fan on the roof that allowed for airflow the entire night. This was essential for us because we needed to keep the doors shut due to bugs.
Solar & Electricity
Another feature we were extremely excited about was the solar panel on the roof. This made it so we always had electricity—no hookups needed! There was also a light switch in the car and lights all over the ceiling of the vehicle so we could see at night—no lantern needed! Also, there were electrical outlets to plugin larger items like laptops or hairdryers. Plus USB plugs were right by the bedside so we could charge our cameras and phones all night and have them ready for the morning.
We loved the refrigerator/cooler located between the driver and passenger seat. This kept all of our food and drinks cold the entire time and was nice to have to store our drinks! We brought our own cooler but didn’t need it once we saw the cooler in the rig.
We loved the shower feature! It got warm with the sun and was a much better shower than the campground had. In the campground, I was only able to rinse off after our trip to Blue Heart Springs, but if you were in more backcountry with privacy this shower would be a game-changer!