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
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When traveling the world in your Off Road Trailer, one of the primary functions is to make kitchen setup easy and painless. In my backpacking days, setting up the ‘cooking’ area was as simple as unpacking the small stove, adding water to our dehydrated food, and cooking. With a trailer & many more mouths to feed, it gets a little more complicated.
Many trailers ship with slide out kitchens, and many others setup side shelves meant to hold their stove & cooking supplies. We’re increasingly seeing ‘all in one’ kitchen setups like the Cabela’s Deluxe Campers Kitchen ($129), the Outdoorsman from My Camp Kitchen ($449), or the Kanz $795 Field Kitchen (box only – no accessories included). Portable solutions like these make it easy to take your kitchen with you when not using the trailer (such as tailgating, etc), and make it possible to move the kitchen away from your ‘living area’.
We found this site while messing around on Google the other day. The Livin Lite company produces the Jeep branded trailers in Trail and Extreme versions, althought the site doesn't specify what the main differences are.
We saw these semi-custom Tradesman Toppers at Overland Expo last May, what do you think about this option for heavy-duty Off Road Trailers?
The Access Manfuacturing Website doesn't have any information on these toppers, but they seem like a good idea for many wishing to expand the use of their trailer. Perhaps with enough interest they could mass-produce a setup like we see here.
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
Whether you’re buying an overland style trailer or building your own, one of the first aspects of your setup you have to decide on is wheels & bolt pattern. Many people (especially those with Jeeps), prefer to match their trailer wheels & tires with their tow rig. This is easy for some tow rigs, but for those of us that drive other vehicles (such as Toyota trucks), it can be a bit more complicated.
Just found out that A/T Overland Equipment (Adventure Trailers) is having an inventory reduction sale that's good until the first of the year. Looks like they have some pretty deep discounts on trailers & accessories.
We've compiled the BIG LIST of Off Road Trailers into a PDF for quick & easy reference. To see more information on individual manufacturers, see our Overland Trailer Manufacturer page.
This PDF simply lists the manufacturer, primary trailer type (although many manufacturers produce several types), starting price (always subject to change), and an example photo. Note that this list does not include the variety of D.I.Y. options for off road trailers.
Click the thumbnail or Download here.
Jeep has announced new off road camper trailers from Mopar. The trailers will be available in two models and 4 different colors. According to Jeep, the campers can sleep 4 adults and include a stowable table, built-in aluminum cabinet, a 110-volt power inverter, and a canvas enclosure. The Trail Edition camper comes with 32" BFG M/T tires and features 12" of ground clearance. The Extreme Trail Edition camper ups the tire size to 35" and increases ground clearance to 15". The higher end trailer also sports a beefier suspension, skid plate, and high mounted fenders. A 360 degree pintle hitch is available for both models.
The entry level Trail Edition trailer has an MSRP of $9,995 and the Extreme Trail Edition is $11,995.
More information can be found at the Mopar Website.
Overland / Expedition Style off road trailers refer to trailers specifically built for off road/4x4 trail use. These trailers usually feature large tires and an advanced suspension system. They also often include many advanced features for extended back country use.
Pop Up campers have come a long way in the last few years. In the past, pop-ups were big, bulky, and great for on the highway, but terrible for anything more than a graded dirt road. Today several manufacturers offer pop-up trailers that can handle fairly advanced off road terrain. These campers have larger tires, sophisticated suspensions, and are built to handle heavier use.
Tent trailers are specifically built for large, heavy duty tents. These adventure trailers are a great option if you need a multi room tent setup. Many hunters that don’t venture too far into the back country use tent trailers to setup their base camp. It’s common for tent trailers to come with a rack so you can haul gear or ATV’s on the trailer as well. These tents are also great if you’re in an area with mixed weather. Many have tables built in to the tent so you can wait out that rainstorm in comfort.