Trailer Components & Accessories

Trailer Components & Accessories

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Regardless of whether you're using an overland style 4x4 trailer, a traditional travel trailer, or one of the really cool new teardrop styles, power when off the grid will always be a concern.


While your vehicle will provide power and charge your trailer battery(ies) while connected, once you're parked & setup, you'll need to run your gadgets, lights, and accessories for hours or days.

Naturally one of the best investments to help manage power can come in the form of a solar setup. Once your solar system is setup & configured for your trailer, it can provide clean, free power for years to come.

Hema Maps published a great article covering Camping with Solar Power. While they voltages are different than those in North America, the concepts of amperage, watts, and capacity are still applicable to us.

Hema Maps Camping with Solar

If you're an Amazon customer, there are several great options for an inexpensive solar panel setup:

Goal Zero

Goal Zero is a common brand that manufacturers a variety of solar panels & battery systems. While they're not the least expensive, their gear is well thought out and tested.

Goal Zero Boulder 30w solar panel - Off Road Trailer Info

Flexible Solar Panel

For a more portable option that still provides great power, a flexible solar panel like this 60w version from PowerFilm can be a good solution. 

PowerFilmm 60w foldable solar panel - Off Road Trailer Info

80W Portable Solar Panel

For max power in the smallest package, this 80w hard-sided solar panel from GoPower! folds up nicely and includes a stand so you can always get max power from the sun.

PowerFilmm 60w foldable solar panel - Off Road Trailer Info

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The Skycamp from iKamper is the first expandable hardshell RTT that we've seen, and it's now available for pre-order!

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Short, quick, and easy setup of Trail Kitchens Camp Kitchen & several other accessories.

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We've seen dozens of different camp-kitchen setups in our travels. Everything from totes in the back of SUVs to fully customized hand built wooden chuck boxes. Trail Kitchens offers a low-weight alternative that's perfect for off-road trailers...

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A major part of our upgrades of the Manley ORV EXPLORE trailer (See July 2014 issue of TCT Magazine), was adding a Rhino Lining to the bed. Not only does the heavy duty lining protect the steel inside the trailer, it makes moving around boxes and gear a little easier as well.

Like any good project, the success of lining a trailer comes down to two factors: Preparation and Expertise.

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Hotbox Portable FurnaceAdventure Trailers has announced a new DIY version of their Portable "Hot Box" furnace. This system will give you everything you need to install a portable, propane fired, forced air furnace into your trailer or tent. The entire kit takes about 4 hours to assemble and retails for $1232. The Furnace itself is an HS2000 model and be bought separately for $780.

See more on the Adventure Trailers store

 

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Max couplerTo build and/or upgrade your Off Road Trailer, you'll need a variety of components & accessories. Some of these may include:

  • Wiring
  • Lights
  • Hitches & Couplers
  • Jacks
  • Springs
  • Axles
  • Wheels & Spacers
  • Tires
  • Fenders
  • Battery Systems
  • Water Storage
  • Fuel Storage
  • Tie Downs
  • Roof Top Tents
  • Racks

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