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The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers You Can Buy This Year


March 29, 2020 Cars By Photo by Opus
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Off-road trailers are great. They offer you the mobile campsite you want, whether that’s minimalist gear storage and a mount for your tent or an ergonomically-laid-out luxury apartment on wheels. Fitted with all-terrain suspensions and all-terrain tires, they are equipped to follow your Jeep Gladiator or other overlanding vehicle anywhere you want to go.

Below are six of the best off road camping trailers we’ve found on the market for 2020.

Patriot Campers X1-N

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Patriot Campers’ X1 model has been a perennial favorite for its off-road capability, its utility, and its compact, lightweight design. The X1-N integrates the Patriot X-Rack, a custom mounting solution that can carry all sorts of gear and work with a wide range of third-party tents. It comes in a variety of colors, including this retro limited-run Desert Ops model.

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Australian Off-Road Sierra

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Australian Off-Road produces the Sierra, a secure bunker that is 100 percent dust-proof, fully lockable, and allows access to all three storage compartments from the inside. With off-road shocks and a 40.7-degree departure angle, the Sierra can follow your overlander wherever you want to take it. It’s the ideal trailer to have if your weekend trip suddenly turns all Mad Max on you.

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The Polydrop

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The Polydrop is tiny, efficient, affordable — and looks like a freaking space capsule. It can be towed by just about any vehicle, thanks to its light weight. Insulation gives it four-season functionality. It’s also affordable, with a fully-loaded KJ20 model starting just under $20,000. You can upgrade the suspension for off-road use, and a lift kit can give the Polydrop 15 inches of ground clearance.

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Opus OP-15

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Sacrifice does not have to be part of the off-road trailering experience. The Opus OP-15 sleeps four and cleverly fits all the comforts of home, including a hot shower and air conditioning, into a footprint that’s smaller than an Airstream Bambi. With a galvanized and welded stainless steel chassis and a trailing arm suspension with dual shock absorbers, the OP15 can withstand pretty much anything Mother Nature can throw at you.

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Taxa Outdoors Woolly Bear

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The Taxa Outdoors Woolly Bear trailer would make this list based on the name alone. It has a lightweight, off-road-ready construction and can be towed by a base-engine Subaru Outback. It’s versatile, accommodating a full camping kitchen, ample gear storage, and a rooftop tent. The best part may be the price: it starts at just $9,200.

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Lotus Caravans Off Grid

Lotus Caravans’ Off Grid trailer is a luxury apartment on wheels, with 10 different ergonomic floorplan options. It’s ready for anything with BF Goodrich all-terrain tires and a heavy-duty Control Rider twin shock suspension. And it’s built to go, you guessed it, off the grid, with three 170-watt solar panels, two 120Ah deep-cycle batteries and a pair of 95-liter water tanks.

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Tyler Duffy

Tyler Duffy is Gear Patrol's Motoring Staff Writer. He used to write about sports for The Big Lead and The Athletic. He has a black belt in toddler wrangling. He's based outside Detroit.

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