When you think of off-road you immediately think of a 4×4 truck or SUV. But you rarely think of the trailer that helps you get to that nectar spot. It is usually in some safe, flat place awaiting your return. A place where it is easy to get to and sans rocks, steep hills, or crack a high brush. But what if you could bring your trailer into the rougher environments you take your 4×4 into? That is what the Bruder EXP-8 trailer can do.
The Bruder EXP-8 trailer “is truly a four-season 21st-century global exploration platform”
Bruder is an Australian trailer manufacturer that has a lineup of small, lightweight trailers. Those would be the EXP-4 and EXP-6. But the EXP-8 is fairly large, making it unique among its products. Bruder says it is “truly a four-season 21st-century global exploration platform.”
Although it has a lot of the features we expect in a trailer that stays at the base camp, the EXP-8 has a unique suspension. The suspension features 12-inch adjustable wheel travel with a 50-50 load split. Those eight shock absorbers are 4×4 remote-canister monotube units. It also has auto-calibration to make it easier to change around towing vehicles, and 37-inch tires on 18-inch wheels mimic off-road trucks.
The Bruder EXP-8 is lifted, but has what other well-appointed camping trailers have
At a hair over 19-feet long and 5,700 lbs, it is packed with everything a nicely appointed trailer has. The main lounge area doubles as a well-appointed kitchen with a sink, storage, and adjoining refrigerator. In the back is the bedroom with a queen-size bed and more storage. The bathroom is located in the front of the trailer.
There are convenience features added to the design as well. A double-door system allows one to enter the main interior space and another one in case you need to just hit the head. Water capacity tops out at 92 gallons. Self-sustaining solar panels with a 5,000-watt inverter power whatever you need electricity for.
There is a touch-screen power management system, with AC and DC outlets galore, and USB and 12-volt ports as well. A slide-out table in the lounge, four-zone lighting, and a number of fans add to a rich, relaxing place after hours of off-road excursions.
It is a contemporary design that can go anywhere
Overall, the design has a contemporary feel that doesn’t look like your father’s Airstream. It is a rugged-looking trailer that with its raised suspension is more like an off-grid trailer.
You can order Bruder trailers in the US. There are plenty of options to make your off-grid trailer really unique. Prices start at $177,000 but go up with additional options. When more info is available from Bruder we’ll bring it to you.