Storyteller Overland has unveiled its new Class C adventure truck, The HILT.
The HILT adventure truck will serve as the flagship vehicle of Storyteller’s new GXV line of turnkey expedition rigs developed in partnership with its subsidiary, Global Expedition Vehicles, the company said.
The HILT, which is built on the Ram 5500 chassis, is designed and crafted to take people farther into the wild than they’ve ever gone with greater confidence and creature comfort than they’ve ever experienced. This turnkey expedition rig will be the first of its kind to be produced at higher volumes, making the HILT a game-changing vehicle that brings the adventure and expedition lifestyle in reach for a much broader audience of customers.
The HILT features a number of off-roading upgrades, such as: a proprietary Zero Torsion Subframe system that allows independent movement of the capsule from the chassis, according to the manufacturer; an active hydraulic Smart Suspension System from Liquid Springs; a 20,000-pound electric winch; an Extreme 360° exterior lighting package from KC HiLiTES; and a custom nVader rack and storage system from Flarespace.
In addition to its signature aesthetic design and atmospheric elements (such as radiused corners and dimmable, programmable mood lighting), the interior features a full-height wet bath; a queen bed in the cab over position, a rear dinette that converts into a second queen bed, and a full kitchen complete with a convection microwave oven, air fryer, full size fridge, freezer, and double burner induction cooktop.
The HILT also has an interior lining of closed cell foam insulation providing thermal and acoustic control throughout the entire perimeter of the vehicle. S
The HILT is equipped for long-distance, off-the-grid trips with a 120-gallon freshwater tank and a 52-gallon fuel tank, and comes with a 16.8 kWh M-Power System with two 3000W, heavy duty, high efficiency Lithionics inverters. It also has 1325 watts of solar panels on its roof.
“Vehicles like this have historically been outrageously expensive, built to order, and complicated to buy,” said Jeffrey Hunter, CEO of Storyteller Overland. “We wanted to solve for this by making it easier to own and lowering the barrier to entry without sacrificing a single bit of quality — instead actually elevating the quality and capability in the process.”