The Sasquatch Highlander Series is a teardrop that shouldn’t make you shed a tear. It’s got a queen mattress, a kitchen, and a frame that’s up to anything you can throw at it.
Sasquatch Expedition Campers’ second model is a teardrop with sharp edges. The Highland Series is a backcountry camper that’s capable of heading way off road. But it has a queen-size mattress, a full kitchen, and an exterior shower, so you feel more like you’re at home.
The camper company hails from Silverton, Colo. It was founded by three friends and engineers who wanted to be able to camp in comfort deep in the Rocky Mountains.
Sasquatch’s Highland Camper series starts with a frame made from 4″ x 2″ aluminum. Using aluminum cuts weight and makes sure the frame can’t rust. With powder coating for looks and durability, Sasquatch offers a lifetime warranty on the frame.
The lifetime warranty applies to the chassis frame as well as the structural frame of the cabin. That cabin frame is also made from aluminum to help with durability and weight.
To make sure the Highland Series is up to handling the roughest trails, Sasquatch has designed its own suspension system in-house. Called Bigfoot, it uses a coil-over design and is independent left and right. This helps keep your camper stable and cushions your gear against impact.
Independent Bigfoot Suspension
The 32.5-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires roll over obstacles, plus they look cool on the highway and off. That’s important, right? The camper comes with a full-size spare, impressive for these big tires. A 360-degree articulating coupler hitch and XO series tongue jack from Australian 4×4 company Ark help make sure the trailer follows your rig no matter the conditions.
The Highland Series offers two models, the 48 and the 60. The first is narrower and able to hold a 48-inch mattress inside. It’s more compact, but it can handle tighter trails if that’s your backcountry plan. If you need more space, the Highland 60 is 60 inches wide inside and will hold a queen-size mattress.
Interior Space for Tall & Small
Both widths give you 6 feet 8 inches of head-to-toe space inside the cabin. There’s a 6,500 BTU propane heater, MaxxFan roof vent, and both 12V and USB power on each side of the bed. For storage, an aluminum cabinet system is installed at your feet.
Interior paneling is made from a natural rice husk product. It’s sustainable and durable: Sasquatch says the material is guaranteed not to rot, crack, or splinter. Doors on both sides let you get out without having to crawl over your partner for a bathroom break.
Custom Cargo Solutions Outside
A custom roof rack has T-track crossbars and storage space underneath. An optional Squatch Box gives you custom storage under the roof rack that can hold two solar panels and a custom camp table. There are spaces for a pair of 11-pound propane tanks, and an expedition side rack system that can hold roto-pax system containers.
Inside the four side-mounted weather-sealed cargo boxes, you’ll find individually controlled LED lighting. There are more individually controlled LED lights above the entrance and kitchen doors and LED flood lights in the rear bumper.
The kitchen has a 36-gallon water tank and a Furrion three-burner propane cooktop. The stainless steel sink has a glass lid and sits in a stainless steel countertop. There are LED lights for the kitchen, a 120V outlet, and an optional Iveco fridge/freezer.
SEC Highlander Series Pricing
A Highland 48 starts from $38,450, and a 60 runs from $41,950. Plenty of add-ons and accessories including upgraded heat and power systems are offered. You can even add a rooftop tent, essentially a second bedroom, if you’re bringing more passengers along.
Win a Smuggler Series Trailer
Sasquatch Expedition Campers is based in “The Den,” sitting at 9,318 feet above sea level just south of Silverton, Colo., and at the base of Sultan Mountain. Proud of its roots, Sasquatch is helping pay it forward to the town of Silverton by raffling off one of its Smuggler cargo expedition trailers.
The raffle is to raise funds to support the Silverton Family Learning Center, a group with a mission to “guide students to reach their creative, intellectual, social and physical potential.” The prize is a Smuggler camper — Sasquatch’s first model — with upgrades from 23Zero and Iveco with a value of $37,436.