Ground Clearance, capability, and the trailer that can go anywhere you can. Let’s take a look at 7 off-road trailers under $10,000 in 2020.
Picking a Off-Road Trailer
When thinking about a camping rig to build, you may be surprised at all the options. Off-Road trailers appeal to those who wish to really get outside, away from the crowds, and like to take their vehicles off the beaten path.
A traditional RV or travel trailer just won’t cut it for true off-road adventures. Traditional RV’s and campers are large, cumbersome, too tall, and have very little ground clearance. When you need to get off the grid and enjoy nature the way it was intended, you need to be looking into an off-road trailer.
Why start with off-road trailers under $10,000?
Off-road trailers are generally lightweight, compact, have high ground clearance, and all-terrain tires. These trailers are literally built to go where other trailers can’t go.
Because of their compact size, they are purposefully built to offer unique storage options, have clever arrangements of features, and many come equipped with Roof Top Tents rather than a “bedroom” that other more traditional campers have.
When starting into your research of off-road trailers, you may have a bit of sticker shock. Many off-road trailers are running north of $20,000 to start and only go higher from there.
Off-Grid Adventures on a Budget
Here at Offgrid Essential, we are regular guys and gals just like you, those rigs just aren’t in the budget every time for many people. For that, we decided to give you a rundown of 7 Off Road Trailers Under $10,000 worth taking a look at in 2020.
Quick disclaimer: I’ll be showing the base model prices and features. As you know, you can build these up as much as you want to (or don’t want to), just comes down to what you want for your rig and what you want to spend.
If these prices aren’t for you, maybe yo should looking to truck bed camping, its what I do most of the time, and it’s free. How to Truck Camp.
Hiker Trailers – Hiker Offroad
Base Price: $7,995
Kicking off the Off-Road Trailers Under 10000 is the Hiker Trailers Offroad series. With a size of 4×8 (can also have in several larger configurations), factory 285×17 tires, stabilizers, and 4500lb Axles, the Hiker Extreme truly does come off-road ready. Hiker also has long leaf springs with shocks.
Available options include color options (standard is white), diamond plate trim, additional windows, cabinets, racks, fenders and awnings, and much much more.
Taxa Trailers – Woolly Bear
Base Price: $9,799
A base price of $9,799, weight of 990lbs and ground clearance coming in at 13″, the Taxa Woolly Bear is sweet. Taxa describe the Woolly Bear as the go-anywhere basecamp you’ve dreamed of. More than just a gear hauler.
Woolly Bear is the basecamp you’ve always dreamed of. Features include a full-size outdoor kitchen, storage systems, pull-out area for coolers, and an elevated platform that accommodates most 2- to 3-person tents. It’s packed full of as much innovation as it is trail-ready gear.”
Available options include 6ft Awning, a Tepui Roof Top Tent, mosquito netting, full-size spare, Thule load bars and a Truma C36 Portable Fridge/Freezer.
TC Teardrop Trailers – Off Road Expedition
Base Price: $8,400
At entry of $8,400 for the 4×8 model, TC Teardrop Offroad Expedition is a packed bargain. Built with the minimalist in mind, the trailer gives standard features of Falken A/T Tires 265/70/16, Jeep-style extra-large fenders, Diamond-Plated Undercarriage (Skid Plate), 45 degrees, heavy-duty 3,500 lb de-rated torsion axle with 10″ Electric Brakes, 7-Pin Spade Wire Harness, Lock N Roll Articulating Hitch, 2″ Rear Receiver, 6 – 2″ SIDE accessory receivers (3 per side), 2″ Vertical Receiver on Tongue (for attachments)
Extreme Trailers – XTR Weekender
Base Price: $9,595
The XTR Weekender comes in at $9,595 with standard features of a Tri-fold queen size Millard mattress that folds into a seat, StarGazer window for watching the stars while laying in bed, Custom made color-coordinated window blinds, Stainless steel countertop in galley, Rear receiver tube for rack or bike rack, Front, expanded metal storage rack, 120v shore power cord with 2 power strips.
TenTrax – Ascend
Base Price: $7,495
At $7,495, TenTrax comes as one of the lowest off-road trailers under 10000. The Ascend offers a really unique lightweight and affordable off-road trailer option to market with the Ascend model. TenTrax claims these are the most capable off-road trailers you can buy and from the looks, they may be correct.
Weighing only 600lbs, coming standard with a 48”x96” bed, 2000lb axle, 31” tires, a gel coat, and a 2” lift along with several other standard features. Available options include an articulating hitch, tire table, road shower, skid plates, electric brakes, front storage rack, and a roof rack.
Highland Expedition Outfitter – T3
Base Price: $7,500
With a base price of $7,500 and coming standard with 31” tire and an astounding 16” of ground clearance, Highland Expedition Outfitters offers a quality setup. This trailer’s weight starts at 700lbs and sleeps 3 from the factory.
The t3 offers standard stabilizers, an articulating hitch, LED lighting and a Poly Tongue Box, these are a great option for an off-road trailer under $10,000.
Moab Trailers – Fort
Base Price: $8,800
With the Base price at $8,800 and weighing 1250lbs, the Fort model from Moab Trailers offers enough standard options that giving this trailer a look that may be worth your time.
Moab Trailers describes the Fort as: “a unique utility trailer with an interior storage capacity of 38.2 cubic feet and the option of a cargo rack or rooftop tent mounted to the top of the trailer.
With many add-on options available, the Fort trailer truly becomes the “Mother Of All Bivouacs.” It is completely self-contained and offers all the amenities of a larger travel trailer in a smaller, more affordable package.
Configured with either the Tepui Kukenam Roof Top Tent or the Tepui Autana RTT with annex, the Fort can accommodate 2-5 people, pack for days on the road or off-road, and conveniently parks in the convenience of your home garage.”
Standard Options Include:
- 31” Tires, Jeep Fenders
- Steel Wheels
- LED Brake Lights with front and rear hitch receivers
**Available options come in the form of an upgraded package called the Summit Package.
The Summit Package Includes a Ton of Features like:
- Tepui Tent or alternative RTT
- Front locking storage box with LED light
- Mounted shovel & axe
- 18-gallon water tank, Water pump
- Sliding rear galley
- Two-burner drop in stove
- Sink and folding faucet
- Spare tire gate with dual folding preparation tables (spare tire not included)
- 20 lbs. propane tank with holder
- Propane tankless hot water heater/shower
- Portable/flexible shower head and hose
- 100 amp/hour AGM Battery & box
- Storage LED cargo light
- 10 amp/hour battery charger and a 400-watt power inverter.
Essential Self-Recovery Gear for Off-Roaders, Overlanders, and Explorers
- Shovel Option 1
- Shovel Option 2
- Hand Winch
- Traction Boards
- Optional Cheaper Traction Board
- Tow Strap & Shackle Kit
- Power Winch
- The BEST CAMPING CHAIR ON EARTH
Thats A Wrap!
What did we choose? Well, we actually went with Escapod! It will be delivered December 2020, follow our Instagram below for the updates and walkthroughs!
That wraps up our look at 7 off-road trailers under 10000. If you’re the adventurous type and the thought of camping at the KOA with 200 other people makes you sick, you might be the perfect candidate for an off-road trailer.
If you’re new to off-grid camping and aren’t sure where to start, check out this helpful write up on how to manage your first BLM camping trip. Go get outside!
Mike is a Colorado resident, an Army veteran, and a former Police Officer, and an avid outdoorsman. Mike has camped, hiked, and Overlanded all over the United States. From backpack Elk Hunts on Public Land, solo truck camping to Multi-week Overlanding adventures with his family, Mike is very familiar with these outdoor topics.
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