Everything You Need to Know About Off-Road Trailers

Off-road trailers are a game-changer for the outdoor obsessed, who want to explore the great outdoors without leaving the comforts of home behind. These rugged trailers are designed to handle tough terrains, offering a blend of convenience, durability, and even luxury. But how do you determine if a trailer is truly off road? We’re going to dive into everything you need to know about off-road trailers, from their key features and benefits to choosing the right one for your adventures.

What Are Off-Road Trailers?

MDC USA Off Road Travel Trailers

Before we jump in, let’s define off road trailers. These rigs, also known as overland trailers, are specifically built to withstand challenging environments. Unlike traditional trailers, they come with enhanced features that are meant to handle rugged terrain. This can include suspension systems, higher ground clearance, and robust construction materials to tackle rough paths, dirt roads, and uneven landscapes.

Key Features of Off-Road Trailers

Rog by Encore RV

Durable Construction: Built with high-strength materials like steel and aluminum, off-road trailers can endure harsh weather conditions and rough trails.

Advanced Suspension Systems: These trailers often feature independent suspension systems to absorb shocks and provide a smoother ride on rough trails.

High Ground Clearance: Having an elevated trailer, even if it’s just a couple of inches, will prevent the trailer from getting stuck on a trail or damaged on rocky terrain.

All-Terrain Tires: Large, off-road tires offer better traction and stability on various surfaces.

Off-Road Trailers at Princess Craft

inTech RV

inTech Flyer Discover

The InTech Flyer line is designed for off-road adventures, combining durability, versatility, and comfort. Their all-aluminum, fully welded cage frame ensures it’s both a lightweight tow option and is resilient against rough terrain. Additionally, the independent suspension and torsion axle further enhances stability and shock absorption, while traveling down uneven paths. These off road trailers include solar panel prep, battery storage, and large water tanks. With added roof racks you’ll be able to transport additional gear for adventure activities, plus the 2” receiver makes it easy to attach your bikes to the back.

The inTech Sol, Luna, and Aucta lines are further enhanced with off-road capabilities with the addition of the Rover Package. This package equips the trailers with a tongue tie-down rack, providing additional storage options for securing gear during off-road excursions. Blackout wheels not only offer a sleek, rugged aesthetic but also contribute to the durability needed for rough terrain. An aluminum tube bumper adds another layer of protection, shielding the trailer from potential impacts and damage. Lastly, the package includes rugged tires with aggressive tread patterns, ensuring better traction and performance on uneven paths.

nuCamp Black Canyon Package

The Boondock package, now standard on all T@G and TAB teardrop campers, provides essential off-road features such as higher ground clearance and large tires to tackle uneven terrains.

If you’re looking for even more capability, the Black Canyon package offers an upgrade with additional features. This includes an extra 120 watts of solar power for extended off-grid stays, a water heater for added comfort, a holding tank heater to prevent freezing in cold conditions, and under-glow lights for better visibility.

nuCamp Boondock Black Canyon Key Off Road Features:

  • Additional 120-watt Solar Panel
  • Water Heater
  • Holding Tank Heater
  • Under-Glow Lights

Modern Buggy

Modern Buggy Teardrop Trailers are specifically built for off-road adventures, featuring rugged tires and a reinforced steel/aluminum shell that ensures durability on rough terrain. Their design allows for excursions beyond the capabilities of traditional RVs, offering the freedom to explore further into remote areas. Compact enough to be towed by a car, these trailers provide all the necessary amenities for a comfortable weekend getaway. Plus, the inclusion of a rooftop tent expands the sleeping capacity, making it possible to bring more guests along.

Modern Buggy Key Off Road Features:

  • ST235-75R15 All-Terrain Tires allows for bumpy, muddy, off-road excursions
  • 14” ground clearance
  • 2200lb torsion axle
  • Covered underbelly
  • Tire carrier with spare tire
  • Timbren Suspension (Option)

ROG by Encore RV

The ROG by Encore RV is made for outdoor enthusiasts, featuring a range of capabilities specifically designed for off-road excursions. As a 100% wood-free camper, the ROG is lightweight, eliminating the need for a new tow vehicle and ensures easy and efficient towing. These campers also offer toy hauler options, allowing you to bring along extra gear and recreational equipment for your adventures. The additional roof rack enhances versatility, making it possible to attach a rooftop tent or secure kayaks and other items, further customizing your rig to meet your needs. Built with durability and practicality in mind, ROG campers are perfect for those eager to explore off the beaten path in style and comfort.

Encore RV ROG Key Off Road Features:

  • Torsion Axle with Electric Brakes
  • Roof Rack
  • Tri-Bond Construction
  • LED Flood Lights
  • Solar Panels (Option)
  • Lithium Battery (Option)
  • Timbren Axleless Suspension w/ 4” Lift (Option)
  • Max Coupler 360 degree Articulating Hitch

Bushwhacker Radical

The Bushwhacker Radical 10HD from Braxton Creek is a minimalistic off-road trailer, that’s both affordable and durable. Its 24-gallon fresh water capacity allows for extended off-grid stays, ensuring you’ll remain comfortable, no matter where the journey takes you. The trailer’s extra ground clearance and large tires offer smooth towing over rugged terrain, enhancing your ability to venture beyond the highway and into more remote areas.

Bushwhacker Radical 10HD Key Off Road Features:

  • Diamond Plate Running Boards
  • Heavy-Gauge, Powder-Coated Wheel Fenders
  • Durable Filon Fiberglass Exterior Skin
  • Heavy duty roof rack
  • Multi-Purpose Gear Rack
  • Solar Prep Package
  • 3,000lb high clearance axel w/ independent suspension
  • Oversized All-Terrain tires
  • Torsion Flex Independent Suspension

TAXA Outdoors

TAXA Cricket

Each habitat in the TAXA lineup is thoughtfully designed with off-grid capabilities, ensuring both comfort and performance for outdoor enthusiasts. These trailers feature solar power capabilities, enabling extended stays without relying on external power sources. Large freshwater tanks allow for longer periods off-grid, while high ground clearance and rugged tires help you access remote locations. Additionally, modular furniture and several storage solutions maximize space and functionality, enhancing the overall off-grid living experience.

TAXA Outdoors Key Off Road Features:

  • Powder-Coated Steel Chassis
  • Torsion Axle Suspension w/ Electric Brakes
  • 15″ Alloy Wheel with All-Terrain Tires – 235/75R15
  • Powder Coated Steel Gravel Guards
  • Roof Tracks for Rack Options
  • THULE ProBar Evo 175 Adjustable Load Bars


MDC USA XT12HR Off-Road Camper

All MDC campers are built for the ultimate overlanding adventure, equipped with features that ensure both performance and comfort. Each camper in the MDC lineup feature solar power systems and battery storage, allowing for extended off-grid stays without the need for external power. The interiors are designed with comfort in mind, featuring well-appointed living spaces and plenty of storage solutions. Whether you’re on a solo adventure or a family expedition, MDC’s extensive range of travel trailers caters to all needs, providing a reliable and comfortable base for exploring the great outdoors.

MDC Key Off Road Features:

  • Trail-Assure BG-5000 Electronic Stability Control
  • LifePRO+ Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery
  • Galvanized Steel Hot Rolled Rectangle Tube-Frame
  • Cruisemaster DO35 Hitch
  • 16 x 7.5 6/139.7 Aluminum alloy wheels fitted with 265/75R16 Goodride MT tires & 2 x spare wheels
  • X-TRACK independent coil spring suspension with 2 x TOUGH TRAX shock absorbers on each side
  • 12” Electromagnetic Brakes w/ Handbrake
  • Solar Panels

Benefits of Off-Road Trailers

Versatility: Off-Road trailers can be towed in a variety of environments, from deserts to forests to mountains.

Comfort: These campers, while rugged in build, provide home-like amenities, making extended trips more enjoyable.

Self-Sufficiency: Most off-road rigs come equipped with solar panels, water tanks, lithium batteries, and more, allowing you to say off grid longer.

Our Final Thoughts

Off-road trailers open a world of possibilities for adventurers looking to explore beyond the beaten path. With the right trailer, you can enjoy the freedom of the open road and the beauty of nature without sacrificing comfort. Whether you’re a weekend explorer or a full-time RVer, there’s an off-road trailer out there that fits your needs and lifestyle. Check out our inventory online, or come visit us in person to see our extensive lineup of off road rigs.

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