The crew that makes up Bend, Oregon, based Overkill Campers have adventure coursing through their veins. They are hikers, bikers, skiers, and overlanders, with an appreciation for vehicle-based travel and a love of the open road. They also have no fewer than five dogs listed on the meet the crew section of their website, so I’ll admit that they had won me over before I even began digging into their trailer offerings. Collectively, their crew has over a century of experience in fabrication and vehicle upfitting.
Today, we’ll be focusing on Overkill’s T.K.4.7: T.K. as in trail killer, 4.7. as in 4-foot by 7-foot (the trailer’s dimensions).
The T.K. weighs in at 1,100 pounds dry (depending on accessory outfit), has a 100-pound tongue weight, 21 inches of ground clearance, and starts at a base price of $19,500. The five-figure price tag may look high, but I assure you, this is relatively affordable in the category of high-clearance off-road trailers (trust me, I’ve looked at a lot of them). The T.K.’s simple yet functional set of base features provide a great starting point, but most buyers will likely need to add optional equipment unless they plan on augmenting the trailer with a variety of camping gear that they already own.
The T.K. may be simple, but its hard-sided composite construction delivers better insulation and weather protection than soft-sided shelters. It also offers a quicker setup once you arrive at camp and additional storage space so you can bring just about any equipment along that your adventure requires.
T.K.4.7. Standard Features and Optional Equipment
Digging into the details of the T.K. revealed a generous helping of high-quality components, and I’m not just talking about the Tern Overland windows, Timbren 3500 HD axel-less suspension, or Battle Born lithium-ion house battery (all of which come standard). The T.K. also features modular tube fenders, integrated front sliders, and a flip-up wall (yup, the entire passenger side wall opens outward), a very unique design element that you don’t see very often (if ever?) in compact travel trailers.
Personally, I would also love to see a simple kitchen come standard at this price point, but for would-be buyers who already own a mobile kitchen setup, this might not be a major concern.
Ultimately, you can tack on a lot of optional equipment to enhance the functionality and comfort offered by the T.K. Adding a wedge-style pop-top roof, slide-out kitchen, roof-mounted solar panel, and 16-gallon water tank (with pump) will add significant comfort and functionality to the T.K., but these additions will increase its price by $6,850.
Of course, there are many other options available, and for those looking to kit out the trailer to its full potential, this should be considered more of a starting point.
Overkill Campers Construction
Overkill Campers’ trailers are constructed from engineered composite panels consisting of a polyester honeycomb core chemically bonded to fiberglass skins. These panels are rot-resistant, UV-resistant, and lightweight. They are also impact-resistant and have vibration dampening qualities which will increase the longevity of the T.K. over many miles of travel. The composite panels are CNC cut for precision and accuracy.
Learn more about the Overkill Campers T.K.4.7. overland trailer.
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