Featured Trailer :: OPUS Offroad OP2

Editor’s note: the OP2 is currently undergoing a redesign. The following article is based on available information as of September 5th, 2020.

 

If you prefer your off-grid living quarters to be separate from your vehicle, then the Opus Offroad OP2 trailer could be your home away from home. This high-clearance, low-profile trailer has a no-axle, shock and coil suspension, and an inflatable cabin that takes shape at the flip of a switch, leaving you free to set up the rest of your backcountry camp. With sleeping capacity for four people and most of the amenities that you would expect in a hard-sided camper, the OP2 is a formidable contender in the 4WD trailer segment.

 

Opus Off-road OP2 Construction

Using robust materials to build a trailer is crucial for a long life free from rot, rust, and deterioration. Opus utilizes aluminum Dibond walls for the interior and exterior of their trailers, constructed from a polyethylene core sandwiched between two pieces of aluminum paneling. Polystyrene insulation, 20-millimeters thick, is encased between the inner and outer trailer walls, providing protection from heat and cold.

 

 

The OP2 utilizes a 10-ply sheeting floor with a waterproof bottom layer and a dark veneer wooden top surface. It is finished with industrial vinyl flooring to protect against the elements.

 

The trailer chassis is constructed of a specially cast and welded aluminum which keeps the dry trailer weight to a modest 2,777 pounds with a GVWR of 3,970 pounds, and a load capacity of 1,000 pounds. Independent spring and coil suspension (with 12.4 inches of clearance) combined with the Lock ’n Roll hitch makes the OP2 towing experience pleasant, even on rough surfaces.

 

 

OP2 Trailer Details and Features 

The high-quality finish is appealing to the eye, and from the matte-black exterior metal details to the stainless galley, this is a good-looking trailer.

 

 

The OP2 utilizes a one-of-a-kind inflatable poly-cotton tent cabin, which makes setup easy (90 seconds) and results in a low-profile form factor when stowed. The tent material is completely waterproof, offers three-season insulation properties, and can withstand wind speeds of up to 55 mph. For adventurers who plan on using this trailer in more extreme weather conditions, Opus offers an optional Dometic Atwood 16,000 BTU LPG heater. Customers looking for a cooling solution should take note that the optional Dometic CoolCat 10,000 BTU air conditioner offered for the OP2 will need power (via a generator or shore power).

 

 

Once set up, the trailer can accommodate four adults: two on the king-sized bed, and two in the convertible dinette area. An optional inflatable annex zips into the main cabin and offers weather protection for the outdoor galley and sleeping space for an additional four adults.

 

Two exterior slide-outs create a spacious outdoor kitchen prep area. The OP2 comes standard with a four-burner LPG range and sink combo and a Dometic CFX-50 refrigerator. One additional exterior slide-out compartment can accommodate camping gear or similar. If extra storage space is needed, a foldable cargo rack with a 500-pound capacity is an available option. A hot-water shower and a 20-gallon freshwater tank complete this off-highway home.

 

 

 

 

Learn more about the Opus Offroad P2 trailer, which starts at $24,499, as well as the rest of the company’s trailer range here.


The Dometic CFX-50 is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from 459 customer reviews on Amazon.
 

Matthew Swartz is originally from Connecticut and currently lives in Denver, Colorado where he passionately pursues rock climbing, trail running, and skiing. Matt’s love of travel has inspired him to through-hike the JMT and part of the PCT, bike across the United States, and explore the West coast of South America from Ecuador to Patagonia. Matt and his partner Amanda have also travelled across much of the Western US in their 1964 Clark Cortez RV, which they lived in, on the road for the better part of three years. Matt has worked for the USFS as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and Matt's photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.