There’s a wide array of options in the world of camper trailers, from iconic “silver bullet” Airstreams to spaceship-like teardrops. But one category of trailers has been picking up steam in the industry: burly, off-road rigs meant for exploring. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
While these off-road trailers can’t compare to the toughest overland trucks, they can tackle a surprising amount of gnarly terrain. The latest off-road trailer to hit the market comes from the innovators at Opus Camper. We’ve reported on Opus in the past, most notably their Air Opus trailer system that includes a pop-up tent that inflates in 90 seconds.
Now, Opus has created their first full-size, hard-sided camper. Called the Opus OP 15, the new trailer blends off-road capabilities with amenities for a family. It’s also expandable, designed with a pop-up top for extra headroom in a way that’s similar to Safari Condo’s Alto R Series trailer. This means that while you’re towing the Opus OP 15, you have a low-roof, compact, 15-foot trailer. But once you get to camp you have plenty of room inside.
The trailer is set up for families thanks to a king-size bed on one side and twin bunk beds on the other. A full bathroom boasts a shower, sink, and chemical toilet, and bamboo shelving allows for plenty of storage space. A leatherette dining area provides a place to sit inside, and on-demand hot water, a heater, and built-in air conditioning come standard.
Realizing that many campers prefer cooking outside, the Opus OP 15 foregoes an interior kitchen for a practical outdoor set up. A large external fridge and freezer slides out from the side while a slide-out stainless steel kitchen features a stove top, sink, storage, shopping board, prep deck, and pantry access.
The entire system is powered by three 100ah AGM batteries linked to a 300-watt solar system. An articulating hitch, galvanized steel chassis, and twin shock absorbers give the trailer off-road cred, while other perks include LED lighting and USB plugs. A curb weight of 4,960 pounds means that this isn’t a lightweight trailer, but instead is a full-featured off-road rig that can go wherever you want to go. Interested? The camper starts at $34,000 and you can see more in the video, below.