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Old 03-28-2014, 02:47 AM   #1
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Most Capable Off Road Travel Trailer

hello,

I am trying to decide which of the travel trailers are better suited to off road conditions but not extreme ones. The type of roads are dirt roads with holes, gravel, sand, and rocks.

I appreciate any suggestions especially with references to features and construction which makes some travel trailers more worthy offroad contenders.

I am aware of other brands that are specifically designed for rugged terrains but they are large, heavy, and expensive. I am looking for a more modest solution to using a trailer on bad dirt roads to explore the outdoors .
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nothing FR makes except for some toyhaulers, popups and a couple of hybrids.
everything else are pavement princesses.
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Which hybrids should I look at?
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Are the pop ups the tent versions only or is there a a hard shell version capable of enduring modest off-road adventures.

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I know this is a FR forum, but the only one I can think of right now with the beefier frames for this is Northwood, makers of the Artic Fox and others. As they refer to them, "HD certified structural steel offroad chassis". They're one of the few that build their own frames. I've always liked Northwood, they've just never had a floor plan that suited us, and you don't see them sold around where we're at. Mainly north west I believe.
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Which hybrids should I look at?
Roo/Shamrock 21SSL and 19L
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FR makes an A-frame toyhauler that's lifted, in the Rockwood/Flagstaff line.
Rockwood A122TH and A127TH.
Flagstaff A12RBTH and A12SDTH.

both are twins. here's a A127TH:

2014 Forest River Rockwood A127TH Travel Trailer Holland, OH Labadie RV
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Types of Off Roads

I want an off road trailer to always be usuable on type 2 roads and sometimes on type 3 as roads may worsen for a short span
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I want an off road trailer to always be usuable on type 2 roads and sometimes on type 3 as roads may worsen for a short span
Class 1 and maybe class 2 sometimes ,,but 3
Some unit just have a problem staying together on the hiways
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As someone stated before Northwood is probably what you want unless you go for the hardcore off road specials I would recommend the Nash or if cold weather may be encountered the Snow River. If weight is not an issue the Artic Fox.
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