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2014 Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture Trailer :: Featured Classified

Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture Trailer

In a perfect world, we’d all own a reliable daily driver and a secondary dedicated overland rig for adventures. However, that’s not an option for most of us. The optimal travel rig is most likely not the ideal daily driver, which often means having a modular setup that can be added or removed pre- and post-adventure. This approach is workable but not ideal, as it means resetting the vehicle back to a daily/family wagon at the end of each trip. With this in mind, an overland trailer is the perfect solution as it remains packed and ready to hit the trails, and setup is simply a case of connecting the hitch and hitting the road. The best trailers balance amenities and comfort with trail performance and durability, and to this end, the Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture trailer is class-leading. It’s a view shared by the Expedition Portal and Overland Journal team who have extensively field-tested this model since 2014. According to Chris Cordes, “The bottom line is it’s a brutally tough trailer built to last a lifetime. In every aspect of use, the XV-2 makes it clear that, at its heart, it is a piece of heavy-duty military equipment. I feel confident every time I hook a Schutt Industries trailer to my vehicle that it will survive water crossings, mud, rocks, and everything we can find to throw at it for years to come.” It was for these reasons and more that it was featured in the Overland Journal Trailer Test, where Publisher Scott Brady states, “The XVenture delivers a ton of features with a relatively low setup time. It’s one of the most versatile trailers in the test for hauling gear and toys.” Cue today’s 2014 Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture, which showcases a wealth of standard features and several desirable options from the factory. At $12,000, it represents impressive value, with the seller disclosing that a new equivalently outfitted example would set you back approximately $32,000.

Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture Trailer

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Schutt Industries trailer specs

From the Seller:

“The trailer works great, and I’ve had some amazing trips with it around the West over the years. A really nice feature is that you can build your camp and have your vehicle free for exploration with the trailer as your base camp. The reason that I’m selling is that my wife passed last year, and I just don’t need the extra space like I used to. I also had to retire my FJ60, which became more of a project vehicle. With a bed on my Gladiator, I just don’t need the extra space or features of the XV2.”

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2014 Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture

2014 Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture Trailer

2014 Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture Trailer

Schutt Industries is a leading manufacturer of industrial and military-grade cargo equipment and is utilized by every military branch. The company transfers the same uncompromising quality and durability to the consumer market in the form of severe-duty overland trailers. The XV2 X-Venture is the company’s premier offering with a base price of $21,650 and incorporates a plethora of desirable attributes. Originally developed for the military, it showcases a Huck-Bolted all-aluminum structure, which is considerably stronger than traditional welded alternatives. It’s engineered for all-terrain performance with an independent torsion axle, multi-axis max couple hitch, and electric drum brakes. Another impressive feature is the powered Elevating Rack System, which allows you to adjust the height to up to 56 inches to allow most ATVs and bikes to be stored underneath. The trailer is offered with a variety of optional extras from the factory, as detailed in the next section.

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2014 Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture

Schutt Industries kitchen

Distinguishing Features

  • Fifteen52 Analog Grey wheels with Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx LT tires
  • Freshwater tank (22 gallons) with water heater and pump
  • Goal Zero Yeti 400 power station with Nomad 200-watt panels (2)
  • ARB fridge/freezer
  • Power outlets in the trailer bed
  • Rolling soft tonneau bed cover
  • ARB awning
  • James Baroud Grand Raid XXL Evo hard-shell tent
  • Self-elevating roof rack
  • Galley table system
  • Fold-down and detachable tailgate
  • Faucet with shower attachments
  • LED lighting
  • Ark Articulating Off-Road coupler for 2-inch receivers and pintle hitch and receiver
  • Full-width nose storage box
  • Propane tank mount

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XV2 X-Venture

This 2014 Schutt Industries XV2 X-Venture trailer is listed for $12,000 and is currently located in Ashland, Oregon. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.

Contact Information:

Email: mforce@mac.com

Tel: 541-625-8715

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XV2 X-Venture

XV2 X-Venture

No money in the bank, but gas in the tank. Our resident Bikepacking Editor Jack Mac is an exploration photographer and writer living full-time in his 1986 Vanagon Syncro but spends most days at the garage pondering why he didn’t buy a Land Cruiser Troopy. If he’s not watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, he can be found mountaineering for Berghaus, sea kayaking for Prijon, or bikepacking for Surly Bikes. Jack most recently spent two years on various assignments in the Arctic Circle but is now back in the UK preparing for his upcoming expeditions—looking at Land Cruisers. Find him on his website, Instagram, or on Facebook under Bicycle Touring Apocalypse.