Featured Trailer :: To Extreme Rugged N’ Ready

If you’re looking for a tough-as-nails trailer to haul down your favorite off-road route, look no further than To Extreme’s Rugged N’ Ready line. Countless hours of R&D have gone into developing a trailer that To Extreme calls, “perfect for smaller tow vehicles and narrower trails.” To Extreme manufactures their Rugged N’ Ready trailers in the USA and offers two different sizes for your gear-hauling needs.

Ample Storage

Utilizing Timbren axle-less suspension with 20 inches of clearance and a 2,000-pound capacity (3,500 pounds on the 72-inch model), To Extreme’s trailers pair well with smaller vehicles that have limited cargo storage. Their 60-inch model, which weighs 860 pounds, provides 35 cubic feet of storage space for all of your camping and overlanding equipment. A front storage rack gives additional real estate for items like jerry cans or a generator, and adding their optional overhead rack provides a suitable platform to mount a rooftop tent, offering even more utility in this already small footprint.

Aircraft-style L-track for Cargo Management

L-track (used by commercial airlines) is mounted inside the trailer, providing an adjustable tie-down system to secure your gear so it can’t shift around while driving. If you opt for the hinged trailer lid, you can lock all of your belongings securely inside the trailer on extended road trips where you might find yourself away from your vehicle in the front country.

Simple but Spendy

There is no denying the robust cargo capacity and ground clearance of these trailers, but does their design justify the price? After adding the overhead rack, rooftop tent, awning, and lockable gear cover, the smaller of To Extreme’s trailers exceeds $10,000 (and you still haven’t addressed the bathroom, kitchen, or power). My take: if you already own a rooftop tent as well as the other camping gear needed for a weekend in the woods, but your vehicle lacks cargo capacity, one of To Extreme’s trailers might be a good solution. Their no-frills, simple design looks great behind your rig, is made in the USA, and will haul plenty of gear to your backcountry campsite.

Specifications

 

Dimensions

Interior: 60x42x24 inches

Exterior: 118x70x50 inches (+24inches with tailgate down)

Empty weight: 860 pounds

35 cubic feet of storage space 

 

Chassis

2-inch-square-continuous chassis tube, includes hitch and rear receiver

Rear receiver doubles as a recovery point

2,000-pound Timbren axle-less suspension

33-inch BFG KO2 all terrains on aluminum alloy rims

Xtreme Liners coated fenders and frame

Durable powder-coated body panels

Heavy-duty front cargo rack

Adjustable cargo management system

LED brake and marker lighting

Lighted license plate frame

Automotive-grade wiring harness

20 inches of ground clearance

T-handle lockable tailgate

Pintle hitch

 

To learn more about To Extreme’s Rugged N’ Ready line of off-road trailers, visit their website at https://store.to-extreme.com/collections/trailers.

 

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.