The Top Overlanding Trailers For Your Truck Build

Not that long ago, you had limited options whenever you wanted to go explore outdoors. You could choose to either camp out in a tent with nothing but the bare essentials or if you wanted a little more luxury, you could drag around a huge RV.

All this changed when trailers hit the scene.

Nowadays overlanding trailers have changed how you live outdoors. These trailers are mobile campsites ranging from those that encourage minimalism to those that are the last word in luxury camping featuring everything from mobile kitchenettes to hot water and enough room for your whole family or group.

Even better, the trailers come fitted with suspension, heavy-duty axles, and all-terrain tires so they can be easily towed nearly anywhere your custom truck can go.

If you’re looking to have an outdoor adventure, getting a trailer is your best bet. They not only give you more comfort and security than tents but are also way cheaper than RVs. Once you get to your campsite, you can detach your trailer and hit the trails without being weighed down. At the end of the day, you come back, prepare a meal on your slide-out kitchenette then retire to a comfy bed in your trailer.

Here are some of the top overlanding trailers for your truck.

  1. Patriot Campers X1

The X1 from Patriot Campers has won the Best Camper Trailer of the Year award a couple of times and it’s easy to see why. With a galvanized steel and aluminum chassis, marine-grade aluminum body and an independent suspension with twin shock absorbers on each wheel, this trailer is designed to get through any off-road situation.

This isn’t your typical trailer. It comes with enough room to sleep 2-8 people, making it ideal for single explorers or large families. If that wasn’t enough, it comes with a full electrical management system that keeps the trailer and your gear charged throughout your trip. There’s also a fully functional kitchen that you can set up in minutes allowing you to prepare any meal you choose so you don’t have to live on packed food and water.

The X1 is easy to tow, being compact and lightweight so most of the time you won’t even remember it’s back there. It’s also light enough to maneuver by hand and short enough to fit into most garages where you can keep it charged and ready for your next outdoor adventure.

  1. X1- H by Patriot Campers

Patriot Campers know what they are doing when it comes to trailers. The X1-H is closely related to the X1 but with a few differences. The build is largely the same, retaining the galvanized chassis, marine-grade aluminum body, and heavy-duty suspension and shocks to handle whatever off-road conditions you throw at it. This combination of engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing gives you the perfect balance of ruggedness and low tow weight. Connecting the trailer to your truck is easy thanks to the revolutionary hitch coupling and simple drop-on attachment it comes with.

If you think setting up camp will be a drag, think again. The X1-H comes with a remote-controlled hardtop lid molded from composite materials that helps you effortlessly set up your campsite in record time. The hardtop lid protects you from the elements and also has a built-in 130W solar panel that keeps your trailer charged throughout.

The trailer offers you spacious living quarters with ample room to accommodate 2-8 people. The sleeping area has a comfortable spring mattress and strip lighting to illuminate the bed.

Clearly, the X1-H has been designed to give you the utmost comfort and style when camping out.

  1. TH610 by Patriot Campers

Another gem from Patriot Campers, the TH610 is specifically designed to haul your outdoor toys with you on your adventure. With a massive deck that’s 1.7m wide by 3m long, this trailer is spacious enough to accommodate any toys you’d like to take with you.

You don’t need to worry about your comfort either as the trailer is packed with all the features and living areas of the Patriot Campers X1. The only difference is that when the tent is deployed, it can comfortably sleep 2-4 people, a little less than what the X1 can accommodate.

However, what it lacks in sleeping space, it makes up for in comfort. With 240L of internal storage space, you can pack enough items to keep you going throughout your trip. This space includes side storage, rooftop storage, side drawers, and a camp oven shelf.

This trailer also has full carpeted compartments and a hot water system to bring you some of the comforts of home during your camping trip.

  1. X Venture Xv-3 By Schutt Industries

The XV3 by Schutt Industries proves that Patriot Campers aren’t the only ones who know how to make fantastic trailers. This is a compact and fully featured trailer that is designed for maximum overlanding functionality. It’s built with military-grade hardware, an aluminum cargo bed, and huck bolt construction that increases its durability.

Don’t let the size fool you, the XV3 is packed full of features. This includes a flip-down stainless steel galley table that can be used both as a food preparation or work surface. The stainless steel makes cleanup a cinch. Additionally, it comes with a slide-out kitchen with a powerful propane stove and a sink with pressurized hot water thanks to a heater and a 22-gallon tank, making it easy to prepare a wide variety of meals. To top it all off, the trailer has 360-degree lighting to illuminate the cargo, underbody and the rack whenever you need it.

These are just some of the many trailers available in the market that have revolutionized overlanding and outdoor camping.

Here at Dixie 4 Wheel Drive, we have a passion for the outdoors and encourage people to get out there and explore. If you’re ever in southern Utah, bring your rig to one of our auto shops either in Moab or St. George for service and maintenance before hitting the trails.


Arizona Strip – Low Mountain, Black Rock Mountain

St. George Jeepers Trail Run
Arizona Strip – Low Mountain and Black Rock Mountain
November 3, 2015
Submitted by Bud Sanders

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