Teardrop trailers have been a fixture of roads throughout the U.S. since the 1940s. At first they were popular because they were easy to tow for less-powerful cars, and thanks to the surplus of military material after the second world war, they were also inexpensive to both build and buy. Now, years on, we’ve fallen back in love with teardrop trailers like this Venture OHV Rough Ridge for a completely different set of reasons.
Named after Rough Ridge, a trail in the Blue Ride parkway in North Carolina, this trailer from Inka Outdoor is built to meet all the demands of going off-road and then some. A lot of what makes this possible is the suspension and chassis on the OHV (off highway vehicle). According to the North Carolina-based company, the chassis is built to take on two times the worst-case impact loads and features Derated Firestone Ride-Rite Air springs with Rancho 9000 shocks for a smooth enduring ride. Beyond just the nitty gritty specs, this trailer is a blast to go camping in. It easily sleeps two (on a queen sized 7 inch thick mattress, nonetheless) while also fitting a space for cooking, and tons of storage for your gear. For those who can’t do without a charge for their devices, it also comes equipped with a solar array, outlets, and a pressurized water system. Venture on. Prices start at just under $18,000. [Purchase]