At some point in your life, you might find yourself in a difficult situation. You love camping and spending time outdoors, but the idea of sleeping on the ground in a tent that barely keeps the rain out has lost its luster. Doing a full RV might be overkill. You don’t want to sit in an air-conditioned living room and stare at a flat screen in the middle of the woods. So what is the solution ? Camping trailers. They offer the most important luxuries of an RV (comfortable bed, kitchen); they are sturdy yet refined.
The pop-up motorhome has been a staple for decades, but a new generation of towed vehicles is redefining the category. Today’s travel trailers are sleek, nimble, and built to handle rough terrain while accommodating your adventurous lifestyle. Here are our favorite camping trailers and trailers that will help you get deeper into the backcountry without sacrificing comfort.
1. Sylvan Sports VAST
Sylvan Sport created waves with GO, a utility trailer that could haul gear and double as a motorhome. It was innovative, but VAST is a much more refined option, loaded with all the luxuries you could want from a motorhome with plenty of gear storage. The interior is embellished with two queen beds, one of which lowers from the ceiling by a motorized lifting system. The second converts from the L-shaped sofa. The galley can be used indoors or outdoors thanks to a sliding design, while a large retractable awning and large windows further blend the indoor/outdoor space. Built-in rails on the side of the trailer allow you to store kayaks or surfboards while a rear garage can hold bikes and additional gear. An indoor toilet and an outdoor shower complete the equipment.
[From $52,900; sylvansport.com]
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