Featured Trailer Build: Midog’s Base Camp

It’s that time again for us to look at another cool and drool worthy build from Expedition Portal’s forums. With all the awesome threads in the trailer section, it can be hard decide what to feature, but this builders attention to detail and ingenuity made him a clear choice this time.  The idea stemmed from an owner who needed a LARGE hard walled off-road trailer like those in Australia, but couldn’t find one to suit his needs.  He based the design on a teardrop and then using some excellent fabrication skills, scaled it up to create this epic beast. Built for light off-road and fire road use, this pop-top camper has everything you could need to support a family of five on the road.


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In the back a hidden slide-out kitchen boasts enough equipment to serve up some serious grub, while extra compartments leave room for the group’s gear. When fully deployed you’ll find comfortable accommodations inside with two queen beds in the back and a bunk bed up front, which doubles as a couch for seating. In bad weather, campers can kick back inside the living quarters and watch TV or enjoy the climate controlled cabin while reading a book. Up front there is plenty of storage for water, fuel, and propane, along with a solar powered battery setup for long trips. We could go on and on about this build but we will just let you see for yourself below. Be sure to check out all the details in the build thread here!

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Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Chris didn’t receive a real taste of the outdoors until moving to Prescott, Arizona, in 2009. While working on his business degree, he learned to fly and spent his weekends exploring the Arizona desert and high country. It was there that he fell in love with backcountry travel and four-wheel drive vehicles, eventually leading him to Overland Journal and Expedition Portal. After several years of honing his skills in writing, photography, and off-road driving, Chris now works for the company full time as Expedition Portal's Managing Editor.