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This Affordable Teardrop Trailer Will Take You Off-Road


Camp in comfort without breaking the budget. All photos via Hiker Trailers

This Affordable Teardrop Trailer Will Take You Off-Road

For the off-roading adventurers, Hiker Trailer offers an affordable teardrop trailer that you can take into any terrain. The design offers an enclosed sleeping area, a rear galley, and a front storage area. These features give you some comforts from home while still allowing you to be one with nature.

This Extreme Off-Road Deluxe model boasts large 33″ off-road tires, which is far larger than what comes with most trailers. This gives you 14 inches of ground clearance under the axle. You get peace of mind knowing you won’t have to worry about it catching on anything.

Off-roading

If your idea of getting away from it all does NOT involve pulling into an RV resort with noise and neighbors every 100 feet, this affordable off-roading teardrop trailer might be what you are looking for. This camper, although compact, is mighty in design and capability. Outdoor enthusiasts will be able to go deeper into isolation to truly experience nature as intended.

The compact size, largest being five by nine feet, and minimal weight, under 1500 lbs, allows greater maneuverability on trails. Another plus is that it can be pulled by most any vehicle. You will have greater access to areas such as BLM land and national forests because of the Jeep-like suspension along with higher clearance capability.

affordable teardrop trailer
Off-roading in an affordable teardrop trailer

This off-road teardrop trailer includes a max coupler articulating hitch. This type of hitch is quieter than the traditional ball-type, but that’s not the end of the advantages. Typical hitches are made for paved roads while this one is designed specifically for off-roading. The hitch eliminates binding when on rough, bumpy roads giving a seemingly effortless ride.

Once during testing, I was driving too quickly down a seriously rutted road, and my truck and everything inside were bouncing all over the place, but when I looked in the rearview mirror, the Hiker seemed to be floating along effortlessly, totally unphased by the bumps. 

Bryan Rogala of Outside Magazine

Other off-road features of this budget-friendly teardrop trailer are two front jacks and two rear drop-down legs. This allows for greater stability on uneven ground and gets the weight off the suspension for a better night’s sleep.

Living features

You were able to get this trailer deep into the woods with no one around but wildlife and the stars, now what? Does this model have what is needed to sustain you during your off-grid adventure?

The comfortable interior

This off-road trailer boasts two doors and a small window at the front. It contains a MaxxAir MaxxFan along with 2 sliding windows for ventilation. There is a five-inch memory foam mattress that folds down into a couch so you can enjoy the area anytime. Other features include a few USB and 12-volt charging ports, lighting, and storage cabinets.

The simple outdoor kitchen includes a few shelves for storage along with LED lights and more charging ports. Bring your camp stove and cooler to complete the set-up or allow Hiker Trailer to add these features to your base model.

Galley-style kitchen area in inexpensive off-road teardrop trailer

You have the option of adding some other convenient upgrades to your base model. To start, a 21-gallon water tank and pump with a hose will allow you to ensure the supply of water for drinking and quick clean-ups.

To gain more living space, add a 270-degree awning option. This provides the ability to get out of the sun and other elements while doubling your living space.

Affordable teardrop trailer with awning upgrade

How much does it cost?

Most off-road teardrop trailers start at a base price of $20,000. The Extreme Off-Road Deluxe by Hiker Trailer starts at a base of $7995. Adding in many of the features discussed in this article takes the price to around $13,000. This camper proves to be a true contender in the hunt for an affordable teardrop trailer for all you off-roading adventurers out there. To learn more, visit their website at HikerTrailers.com.

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Tina Klinefelter

Tina, along with her husband Craig and 2 cats, have been living, working and traveling full-time in a fifth wheel since 2017. She decided after yet another corporate layoff it was time to live life on her terms. She is now an entrepreneur who inspires, educates and coaches her community on intentional living, budget travel and RV life. She shares her expertise on her blog, FreeAsWheelEverBe.com

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