News: Turtleback Trailers unveils weekender

Many of you are probably familiar with Turtleback Trailers by now. Despite their relatively new status in the marketplace, the Arizona based company has been making big waves with their extensive standard features and quality craftsmanship. While they’ve done a great job with their current model, it appears they are far from mothballing the R&D department. To meet the needs of people with smaller tow vehicles and those just looking for a lighter and more agile trailer, their team has just released a brand new aluminum based model.


It’s dubbed the Weekender, and with an estimated 800 lb dry weight it is 450-650 lbs lighter than its big brother. Don’t worry though, this didn’t come at the cost of their great features. In fact the standard equipment list is more extensive than some competitors fully loaded models and includes the following:

  • 30 gallon water storage
  • 6 gallon water heater
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Full kitchen with two burner stove and stainless sink with hot and cold water
  • Slide out pantry
  • Nose and side storage boxes
  • Tailgate with drop down stainless table and all aluminum construction
  • 6 axis laser cut chassis, fixture built
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More common options will include color matching, awnings, roof top tents, several different electrical components, and of course a Max Coupler for optimum trail performance. Like their current offerings, the Weekender will continue to be designed and produced right here in the U.S.A. so you can buy with confidence knowing the engineers are just a phone call away.

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Although an official launch date has not been given, we hear that they are currently ramping up to assemble #001 so we look forward to seeing them in person soon.


For more information on Turtleback, their current trailers, or even their financing options, check out their website 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 Senior Editor while living full-time on the road.