Love getting far away from civilisation and need a home on wheels that can keep up? An off road camper trailer won’t just follow you regardless of how bumpy the terrain gets, it’ll give you access to campgrounds many regular campers can’t handle – which means more of that sweet, remote wilderness all to yourself. Asking your ‘house’ to cope with boggy deserts and wild river crossings is no small order, but we reckon our new and used off road camper trailers are up to the task.
Although off road camper trailers are perfect for any standard campground, they show their true colours when the going gets tough – following you where even the very best off-road caravansstruggle to go. The small size, relatively low weight, increased underbody and side protection lets an off road camper trailer squeeze through those tight gaps and survive the roughest conditions with flying colours. Along with upgraded suspension, tyres, brakes and chassis, there are few places a true off road camper trailer can’t go.
If that sounds pretty awesome, you might be wondering: where’s the catch?
Well, if you’ve got cash to splash, a top of the range model will give you the luxury of an internal kitchen, but more often than not the chef’s quarters are located on the outside of your trailer. Showers and toilets aren’t usually found inside either, so you’ll probably want to bring a pop up shower tent if free-ranging isn’t your thing. Camper trailers also need to be set up before they can be used, which doesn’t take long but it should be taken into consideration. You don’t want to get out there and discover you’re not tall/strong/able-bodied/bothered enough to set it up.
But if you’re willing to sacrifice a few creature comforts for a trailer that can follow your 4WD anywhere, an off road camper trailer lets you access campsites and national parks unseen by most other travellers.
Unlike road-only camper trailers, off road variations are heavier so you’ll need a vehicle with a bit more grunt to tow them. You’ll also need a vehicle that’s capable of handling the rough conditions an off road camper trailer is built for. That’s why you’ll often see off-roaders behind the wheel of a Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Landcruiser, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado and Ford Ranger to name a few. Heading off the bitumen may also require upgrades to your vehicle’s barwork protection, tyres and suspension. For more information, head over to our guide to hitching up your camper trailer.
If you think you don’t need the added weight and capabilities of an off road model, point your peepers at our road-based camper trailers. Once you’ve browsed our huge range of off-road camper trailers for sale online, head over to our camper trailer buyer’s guide. This’ll arm you with the information needed to make an informed decision so you can spend less time thinking and more time exploring!