Trailers pulled by overlanding vehicles mostly fall into one of three categories: Standard camper trailers, Off road camper trailers, and Utility trailers with roof tents. Since overlanding encompasses pavement, there are many whose overlanding rarely or never strays off the asphalt. For those people, any trailer will work including the low clearance, aluminum sided classics.
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But for those who want more of a traditional trailer design but also want to pull it off road, there are some companies bridging that gap like the popular T@B trailers. In fact, the lines among trailer classes are so blurred with off road mud, that some trailers are barely recognizable as camper trailers because of their unique design, features, racks, and even operation.
The third camper trailer category is primarily for overlanding-specific adventures. In fact you might mistake the camper trailer for a military vehicle in that it is an overloaded wheeled cube of gear, storage, gas cans, tires, and recovery gear. These adventure trailers sometimes leave comfort and beauty on the design room floor. Some have coffin-like sleeping compartments while others come with a flat roof (tent not included). And still others open up reminiscent of a Transformers cartoon into a kitchen-sleeping-bathroom contraption.
This final category is the fastest evolving of the bunch. It seems there are no rules and the overlanding specific trailers are becoming more popular than ever. Which also means there is a growing supply of used ones. And given their nature, you can modify them to your heart’s content since their modular design makes for a wonderful winter activity while waiting for the snow to melt.