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10 Best 4×4 Campers For Off-Road Adventures

Published on March 5th, 2021 by Kendall Jennings
This post was updated on February 19th, 2024

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10 Best 4×4 Campers For Off-Road Adventures

The best places are always the most difficult to get to. Do you love to explore the unbeaten path but prefer a camper over tenting on the ground? Read on to discover some of the best off-road 4×4 campers.

Off-Road 4×4 campers: Bare necessities

Here are some four-wheel drive campers with just the bare necessities. These are for those just looking for somewhere to crash for the night after a long day exploring.

1. Ascend by Tentrax

Based out of Asheville, NC.

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Tentrax campers are tested on the rocky trails of the Appalachians. The Ascend is a great option for unlimited adventure. With a dry weight of 600lbs, a 2″ suspension lift, and 31″ off-road tires, this camper will get you where you want to go. Available options include articulating suspension and undercarriage skid plates.

Jeep with a Tentrax four wheel camper on rugged terrain.

2. Xventure XV-3 by Schutt Industries

Made in Clintonville, WI. 

Schutt Industries builds some of the best military-grade trailers out there.

The Xventure XV-3 is lightweight with its all-aluminum construction and unmatched build quality. Standard issue 32″ all-terrain tires and a slide-out kitchen along with 360-degree outdoor nighttime lighting make this camper tough to beat.

A Schutt Industries four wheel camper fully opened.
Schutt Industries

3. Hickory Expedition by Nuthouse Industries

Proudly built in Morrow, OH.

Nuthouse Industries has a wide range of trailers including the Hickory Expedition. The Hickory can be had as a base model or outfitted with a long list of options including solar, fridge, water storage, and many more. Its all-aluminum construction and 1200lbs dry weight make this a very rugged camper.

Jeep tows a Nuthouse Industries four wheel camper.
Nuthouse Industries

4. Scout by Smittybilt

Based out of Compton, CA.

Anyone familiar with off-road knows the name Smittybilt. The Scout is a great base to start with for a rooftop tent camper.

The possibilities for building an off-road camper are endless with the Scout by Smittybilt. They offer independent suspension, 10″ electric drum brakes, and room for up to 37″ tires.

Smittybilt four wheel camper trailer setup for use.

5. Do-drop by Oregon Trail’R

Eugene, OR is the home of Oregon Trail’R.

These are all built to order by brothers Jon and Sawyer Christianson. The chassis are powder coated square steel for a durable build.

Although small and basic, the craftsmanship within the interior is obvious. With a base weight of 550lbs, this small teardrop style camper is a compact option for heading off the beaten path.

Oregon Trail'R - four wheel camper towed by 4x4 truck.
Oregon Trail’R

Extra convenience 4×4 campers

Want the conveniences and comfort of your traditional RV, but with the ability to explore? Here are some more well equipped off-road campers worth considering.

6. Cricket Overland by Taxa Outdoors

Based out of Houston, TX. 

Designed by a former architect for NASA, Cricket Overland is one cool off-road camper. With 14″ of ground clearance, axleless suspension, and Cooper all-terrain tires, the Cricket isn’t just cool to look at, it’s a very capable off-road camper. A 15-gallon freshwater tank and 16-gallon grey water tank along with a sink, stove, and furnace, all add to the comfort.

Taxa Outdoors four wheel camper parked in woods.
Taxa Outdoors

7. Summit Pinnacle by Colorado Teardrops

Family owned and operated in Boulder, CO.

Interested in trying out an off-road camper before purchasing one? Colorado Teardrops is the place to do it; they rent their trailers!

Riding on 33″ BF Goodrich tires with an aluminum and diamond plate exterior, this is a great looking rig. The outdoor galley with room for coolers, a stove, and storage allows room for a queen size mattress inside.

Colorado Teardrops camper parked with door open.
Colorado Teardrops

8. No Boundaries by Forest River

A popular manufacture out of Goshen, IN.

Forest River is one of the most well-known names in the business. The No Boundaries is their four-wheel offroad camper offering.

One great feature of this camper is the rooftop Rhino Rack for storing kayaks, bikes, SUPs, or anything else you want to take on your adventure. A 500 lb walkable roof makes this possible. The rear toy hauler style ramp is another unique option.

Forest River NoBo camper fully setup with tent and kayak on roof.
Forest River

9. Basecamp X by Airstream

Proudly built in Jackson Center, OH.

Better known for their luxurious interiors and large travel trailers, Airstream has entered the 4×4 trailer market with the Basecamp X.

With conveniences like a furnace, hot water heater, and microwave, Airstream hasn’t compromised on comfort. All this plus all-terrain tires and an outdoor shower for you or your gear. Not the traditional shape of an Airstream, but the same great quality.

10. HQ Series by Black Series Campers

Family-owned in City of Industry, CA.

One look at the HQ Series by Black Series Campers and there is no doubt this a rugged offroad worthy camper. Off-road tires (including two full-size spares), recovery shackles, and a robust independent suspension system ensure you can make it in and out of any location.

Rooftop solar panels allow for off-grid camping. Contrasting the rugged exterior is a very modern, well-optioned interior with all the conveniences of home. This series of campers is available in lengths from 12′ all way up to 22′.

With so many places out there to explore it’s great to know there are so many options for off-road campers.

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