Tepui Founders Unveil HitchFire Brand

The founders of Tepui Tents have moved on to their next adventure after the sale of the Tepui brand to Thule. Sticking within the vehicle-based adventure segment, the new HitchFire Brand features a hitch-mounted cooking grill designed for “all outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore off the beaten path.”

HitchFire launches the category with the Forge 15 model, named for its double high-output 7,500 BTU propane burners. Designed to be attached to vehicles with a standard 2” receiver and built on an articulating swing arm, the grill makes cooking quicker and cleaner than using old camp grills, said the company. The hitch-mounted design keeps the mess out of your vehicle and saves valuable trunk space.

“Forget about using that crusty old charcoal campsite grill or juggling food and plates around a tiny backpacking grill,” said the company.

“Over the last few months, we’ve put the Forge 15 through its paces, crossing thousands of miles of trail and highway on countless adventures,” said Evan Currid, HitchFire CEO and founder. “Our goal in launching HitchFire was to build the ultimate in ‘Adventure Grilling,’ and introduce a new category in hitch-based accessories.”

Along with targeting the overland crowd, the Forge 15 is designed to appeal to campers, day-tripper and tailgaters, or a surf crew refueling between sessions or the downhill mountain bike warriors hanging in the parking lot after a full day of charging. Running off the ubiquitous 1lb propane cannisters, the Forge 15 is made of powder-coat steel built on a stout tubular frame to withstand the abuses of the pavement and trail. The grill is designed to be used either on the hitch with the sturdy swing out arm, or removed and used for table-top use. The 355 square inches of grilling space holds up to a 14 burgers at a time, said HitchFire.

HitchFire’s Forge 15 is available for preorder through HitchFire.com.