I'm building a overland trailer and I'm search of some of the top must needed things I should add to it. Any advice helps with the journey I'm going threw building it! Thank you!
We use a custom made tarp; my BIL uses hatch type doors, we have zero ingress of trail dust and zero rain leakage. He has both dust and water problems and is still trying to fix it.Really abstract question so
Departure angle and lighting protection.
Tucked up wiring and protected plumbing.... if you have plumbing.
Slam shut doors, top as opposed to tarps you must tie down.
Access to everything without unloading everything.
Absolutely; Here's the thing, It may not matter much how it is packed or unpacked or how long it takes, on that perfect sunshiney 75 degree day, however, how quickly can you unpack, or pack everything in when it is pouring down rain, windy, 40 degrees and keep everything dry? Not only do we have a packing order we have a system that we stick to rain or shine. Certain things happen in a very specific order and for us, team work is essential. Since we switched to a roof top tent on our trailer it has become a complete game changer for us. We can set up late and be in bed in less than 10 minutes. Or, full base camp set up takes roughly 45 minutes, with the zippered annex and floor taking about 15 minutes. It's all about developing a system and sticking to it, no matter the weather.Actually, the main thing Tyler, @Argleben34, is to NOT pre-think what you need too much before you get out there a bunch of times, but take your trailer out barebones and packed however it happens several times, and see what YOUR particular needs are in regards to how YOU set up your trailer, and what you need more of next time or can leave behind.
Let it evolve and not be restricted to what you thought it should be before using it much.
*** If you're paying attention and listen to your gear, it will tell you where it wants to live and what you need to make life easier on the road. ***
Sort of like me. My setup, pack up time is under a minute since I use a Square Drop with an actual kitchen behind the rear hatch and the bed is always made up.I hate double post, but need to amend my previous statement by saying my needs are different than roads. I don't want to get to camp, and have to pull anything out of the trailer other than chairs. Unfold the RTT, deploy the awning, kitchen, and open the fridge. Everything is there, waiting, and ready to go. I'm shooting for 10 minute setup/tear down for two people (20 mins solo).
We actually considered a teardrop style trailer. In the end, my wife said she'd prefer a tent based setup (though I don't know why), so that sort of settled it. Also, one advantage of an expo style trailer over a teardrop is footprint. We can utilize a 4'x6' trailer with a tent on top. To accomodate our needs, a teardrop would have to be bigger (we also need a place for our 5yo, until she gets big enough where we can boot her to her own tent).
.I hate double post, but need to amend my previous statement by saying my needs are different than roads. I don't want to get to camp, and have to pull anything out of the trailer other than chairs. Unfold the RTT, deploy the awning, kitchen, and open the fridge. Everything is there, waiting, and ready to go. I'm shooting for 10 minute setup/tear down for two people (20 mins solo).