UEV 490 Conqueror Australia’s Versatile Off Road Camping Trailer
An off road camping trailer can be used for just about any adventure you can think of.Check this out:
It’s the perfect vehicle add-on to conquer the terrain around you.
It’s a breed between an off-road teardrop trailer and a pop-up camper.
We owned a popup trailer for many years, finally upgrading to a 25' travel trailer right around the time MArooned was started. Popups are great starter camping units, but come with a number of downsides. First, it's hard to store anything long-term. You can't access the interior easily, so anything that's inside the camper is going to stay there. Secondly, over time the canvas tears, sags, gets wet, and otherwise just doesn't lend itself to standing up to the elements. What it does have going for it is simplicity: it's easy to tow, maneuver, and store for the winter.
The travel trailer was a definite step up. One of the most gratifying moments in our trailer came the first year, when we hit a three day stretch of serious rain while camping. Previous outings in the popup would most likely have ended the second day - two little kids in a tiny (10' floor) popup in the rain is a recipe for disaster. The travel trailer handled foul weather perfectly - it never leaked, we could watch movies or play games in bad weather, and if we decided to button it up and go see a movie for the afternoon we didn't have to worry about sleeping on soggy mattresses that night.
But it had downsides, too. The size was difficult to get used to maneuvering - and this is a 26' trailer, not one of the monstrous 35' bunkhouses. Every winter it had to be winterized to keep the pipes from freezing and covered to keep snow from building up or water getting in to freeze. It also requires a full-size vehicle to tow - the Earthf**ker handled it great, but it also has a 8,000 pound towing capacity and a 390 HP V8.
This trailer looks interesting, though. I don't know that I'd want to try to get all four of us into it, but it looks like it would be a lot of fun for two people. There's plenty of awnings if you wanted to spend a week somewhere, and lots of interior storage that can be accessed all the time for keeping gear at the ready.
Or, we might just stick with staying in hotels for the "big" vacations and sleeping in tents when we want to go camping...
That is all.