Pop up trailer?

#1
There doesn't seem to a section for pop up trailers, so I thought I'd try here.

Looking for feedback on pop up trailers built for gravel and off road exploration. Only two I can seem to find is Rockwood Extreme and the crazy cool Conquerer out AU. Is there not a big interest/demand for them in US?

Thnx
 
#2
Here are some. Not much interest in popup trailers here for some reason...not much gain in aero dynamics for the added complexity I am guessing. Plus most trailer people don't go far beyond RV parks or designated camp grounds. Unlike what they do in Australia and Africa.

https://taxaoutdoors.com/ultra-light-trailers/cricket-camper-trailer/

http://www.vmioffroad.com/products/...ers/xtender-adventure-offroad-trailers-3.html

http://www.vmioffroad.com/products/xtender-adventure-offroad-trailers/xtender-compass.html

While not a camper...Wells Cargo has an enclosed trailer with a lifting roof, add some canvas sides and build the interior to your liking.

 
#3
Thanks, great links. Both seem to be spacial equals to a 22 foot sail boat, which is what I'm looking for. It is odd that expandable trailers have not caught on in US. Seems like RTT on trailer or teardrop dominate the market; both tough if you get hit with 3 days of rain.
 
#4
You're welcome. Seems like were are decades behind the camper market than what the rest of the world gets...only recently we are seeing better built truck campers.

Might be awhile until the off-road popup trailer market catches on if at all. For one most don't want to pull a trailer off-raod, and those that do is a very small portion.

I considered a trailer with a RTT at one time, but as you mentioned...3 plus days of rain would make it miserable.

Found this too:

https://www.ranger-forums.com/fabrication-tool-tech-42/off-road-hard-sided-popup-trailer-133614/
 
#12
Don't be fooled. It is Chinese. Big thread about them here. Big on looks and price low on quality. Basically tin and sticks build.
Bummer. $40K+ is a bit much to spend to drag down back country dirt roads anyway... ;)

Always thought a simple cargo trailer is better for beating on offroad, so when you flip it on its' roof you don't cry too much.
 
#15
I have been thinking about starting a tread here for my trailer. My trailer has more in common with these folks than any other group. Here is my in progress 1991 Viking Northwind. I know you are looking at stuff that is far more modern but I will say that the size and weight of this little thing has been great.
 

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