Want a great, lightweight, multi-use trailer that won't break the bank? Check out what Space Trailers is doing.Read More
Mig Trailers, based in Logan Utah, started building ATV & UTV trailers in 2013, and today offer a full line of ultra lightweight tent trailers suitable for any vehicle with a tow rating.Read More
The original OPUS Camper was created in the UK to fill the lightweight tent-trailer niche, and now they have a US distributor. While the OPUS Camper is a great trailer, we're most excited about their new Air OPUS Camper.Read More
Like many, we've had our tow rig (a 2007 FJ Cruiser) for many years before getting into the ORT game. This last week we did our first major road trip with the truck & trailer and noticed that while our FJ is awesome on the trail, it's not amazing at towing a 1500lb trailer uphill in the wind, especially running 33" tires. We're looking into upgrade options to help remedy the situation. So we're wondering what the best upgrades are (in general) to make a tow rig perform a little better on the highway.
With the publication of FJC Magazines first review of the Manley Explore trailer in the April 2013 issue, the question once again comes up: is it better to buy a trailer ready to go, or to build one from a used military-style trailer?
To put the cart before the horse, the answer of course is that it depends on your situation. Time and money are the two main variables in this equation, but don’t forget about skill.
We picked up our Manley ORV Explore trailer a couple of weeks ago and have spent a little time with her so far. The initial review will be published in the April 2013 issue of FJC Magazine, but here's a sneak peek photo of the lid opened up. So far this trailer lives up to the hype and we can't wait to get it out on the trail!
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Jackwagon Off Road builds their Basecamp trailer to be similar to a military-style, but more of a basic box trailer.
Their 48 Cubic Foot trailer has a load capacity of over 1,000 lbs and includes a Tepui RTT as part of their basic build, for only $6,800.
That price also include 3 285/75/R16 All Terrain Tires, diamond plate fenders, and a tri-axis hitch.
We're excited to see another very feature-rich trailer option available!
We just found out about a great CVT group buy over on IH8MUD.com. Depending on the tent you purchase, you could save over $700! The special runs through March 15th so don't delay if you've been wanting a CVT (Here's a review from FJC Magazine). They're also announcing their new Mt. McKinley tent, which is basically a double sized tent meant for families.
View the thread on IH8MUD.com
How much storage do you need?
Face it, the main reason many of us start dreaming of an off-road trailer is to carry all of our great gear into the back country. It could be because our family has grown and we need the space in the truck (as is in the case in our family) or it could be that you're sick of packing up your vehicle every time you want to go wheeling.
Perhaps most importantly, many want to be able to spend an extended amount of time off the grid, and a well stocked trailer makes it much easier.