Camping Trailers and RVs

Lightweight Tigermoth Trailer Weighs Only 900 Pounds

It’s awesome when someone comes up with a new take on an idea that works. When it comes to lightweight trailers that can be towed by 4-cylinder vehicles, the Tigermoth trailer is no exception. There are essentially 2 Tigermoth models, “Camp” and “Trek”. The base trailer is essentially the same…

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Roof Rack Awning Options Mount To Your Vehicle

A roof rack awning is ideal for situations where you need shade next to your vehicle. The most common option for shade out on overland adventures might be a free-standing shade canopy.  While providing necessary shade, free-standing canopies tend to have multiple drawbacks, being heavy and bulky. Additionally, most free-standing canopies…

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7 Affordable Teardrop Trailer Brands Under $7,000

If you’re not already familiar with today’s selection of teardrop trailers, there’s alot of manufacturers that have taken their well-known design and function to a whole other level. However if you are familiar, you’ve probably seen that many of these are not necessarily an affordable teardrop trailer, coming with a…

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Small Tent Trailers – Lightweight Tent Trailers for Camping

Small tent trailers are lightweight and easy to set up, usually by one person. They enable the outdoors person who may not be interested in backpacking to enjoy more remote areas that are not accessible to larger campers or trailers. These small trailers, some weighing as little as 265 pounds, can…

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How to Install a Roof Top Tent

Roof rack tents can generally be used with most OEM vehicle roof racks. However, according to the manufacturers, an aftermarket rack tends to be easier to mount your tent to, be more sturdy and give you additional attachment for additional gear. Know Your Roof Rack Weight Ratings As mentioned by…

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DIY Teardrop Trailer – How to Build a Teardrop Trailer

Teardrop trailers might be small in stature, but are just plain cool. If you’ve spent any time browsing the web looking at some of the different trailers available, the possibilities are endless.  For the do-it-yourself crowd out there like myself, a DIY teardrop trailer project is definitely feasible. Why not save $$$ and…

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Hard and Soft Shell Roof Rack Tents – Options for Your Vehicle

One of the latest camping trends you may have recently started seeing is a roof rack tent.  If you haven’t yet seen one, they’re a bit inconspicuous when packed away. Folded up, they’re about the size of a square mattress sitting on a roof rack. When opened up they’re unmistakable, with a ladder ascending to…

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Hybrid Campers Give You More Floor Space with Pop-Out Ends

If you’re not familiar with hybrid campers, they appear almost identical to your standard, hard wall camping trailer in transit mode.  When set up at your camping destination, the sides or ends can fold or pop out, with all-weather canvas sleeping spaces. Essentially an expandable travel trailer, these pop outs…

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Off Road Teardrop Trailers: Makes and Models Available

The teardrop trailer design started sometime in the 1930’s and became popular shortly after World War 2. Families hit the road for adventure in their family vehicles, sometimes with a small teardrop trailer in tow. There’s been a big resurgence in this trailer design as fuel efficiency, downsizing and affordability have taken precedence…

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Hiker Trailer – A Teardrop Camper for the Masses

Not unlike other entrepreneurial success stories from humble beginnings, co-founders Robert Reeve (an electrical engineer) and Wesley Henry (a firefighter), started out as friends building traditional teardrops in their garages. Around 2010, Rob designed a “square teardrop” prototype of the Hiker Trailer, with the first build occurring in 2012. Not…

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3 Chevy Colorado Campers, GMC Canyon Camper Options

The Chevy Colorado, and it’s close cousin the GMC Canyon are handsome little trucks, with model years running 2003-Present. There are 2 generations, the first running from 2003-2012 and the 2nd from 2012-present day. Payload capacity ranges from 1,370 to 1,581 lbs. Maybe you’ve been looking for a Chevy Colorado camper or one for…

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A-Frame Camper Trailers – Pop Up Campers, Hard Side

When folded for transit, an A-Frame Camper trailer might be mistaken for a pop up tent trailer, as they look almost identical. However, when popped-up, the difference is visibly obvious, with hard side walls and a steeped roof, making for a completely enclosed living area. Compare that to the traditional, canvas…

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Jeep Camping Gear: Campers & Trailers for Jeeps

Jeep Camping Gear for the Off Road Enthusiast! Growing up around and being a current owner of a Jeep (46′ Willys), I share a fondness, as many others do, with this iconic off-road capable vehicle. With both a passion for Jeeps and camping, curiosity led me to start wondering, what Jeep camping…

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M416 Trailer: Overland Camping Based on Military Jeep Trailer

The M416 trailer, or commonly referred to as a military “jeep trailer”, was designed to be towed for utility behind, as you may have already guessed, military jeeps. The M416 jeep trailer was an off-road capable cargo trailer. Small, but stout due to being military grade hardware, the trailer could…

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Tentrax Review Off-Road Camping Trailer

Tentrax Off-Road Camping Trailers offer tons of options and more than 20 new upgrades on all new models, for off-road enthusiasts who like to camp off the beaten path. Tentrax trailers are perfect for towing behind a Jeep, Land Rover, or any other robust off-road capable vehicle. The Tentrax trailer,…

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Jeep Wrangler Roof Racks that can Accomodate a Tent

If you own a Jeep Wrangler, undoubtedly one of the most popular aftermarket accessories is a Jeep roof rack. They’re perfect for off-road camping (and on-road too). With a roof rack, you’re easily able to accommodate extra camping gear you need for your trip. Some Jeep Wrangler roof racks can…

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Pop Up Tent Trailer Options to Consider

A pop up tent trailer, or pop up camper, tends to be a suitable choice for those looking for the comforts of an RV, but need something that stores in limited space, and is easier to tow when in transit.  A pop up tent trailer looks very compact when collapsed,…

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