By Chad Kirchner
To help promote Nissan's participation at the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades recent show in Orlando, Fla., the automaker debuted a new concept, the Titan Surfcamp. It takes aim at surfers, anglers and beach campers.
Based on the 2018 Nissan Titan XD Midnight Edition with the Cummins diesel, the Titan Surfcamp brings to life a stylish and functional fishing rig.
Here are our top 5 favorite features:
1. Off-Road Credentials
To help reach difficult beaches or campsites, the Surfcamp is equipped with custom-vehicle builder Icon's 3-inch Stage 5 suspension lift kit. This is an available dealer-installed accessory on all new Titans. The Surfcamp's 35x12.50/17 Nitto Ridge Grapplers tires mounted to a set of Icon Alloy Alpha Wheels add to its off-road cred.
2. Custom Fishing Rod Holders
Nissan fabricated the fishing rod holders at the front of the truck; they are the only piece of hardware you can't buy off the shelf at your local outdoors outfitter. Not only do they hold your rods where you can easily grab them, but they look really sharp.
3. Built-In Shower
A shower is always welcome after a day on the beach or out fishing. Surfcamp's integrated Road Shower 4 Solar Shower is heated, meaning the water is never cold, and powered by the sun so you don't run down your truck battery heating up the water. There's also enough pressure to wash your surfboard or clean your other equipment of dirt and grime.
4. Tons of Storage
Attached to Nissan's Utili-track system in the bed is a Decked storage system. It can stow everything from fishing tackle to extra snacks. It doesn't, however, take up all the bed space so there is still traditional bed storage if you need it. Additionally, the Leitner Designs bed rack and Rhino-Rack USA roof rack also help you carry everything you could possibly ever need.
5. Nighttime Visibility
Supplementing the Titan XD's LED headlights on Surfcamp is a suite of auxiliary lighting. It includes a Rigid Industries E-Series LED light bar, KC Hilites Pro 6 spotlights and Baja Designs XL9s. The enhanced lighting ensures you can see the trail at night or light up your campsite while you clean the day's catch.