Retro teardrop trailers are great for glamping but teardrops built with rugged, modern materials are better for all-terrain adventures. If you’re the type of camper who makes your own campsite instead of renting one, the M.O.A.B. Gobi off-road teardrop trailer is worth checking out.
Meet the Gobi MOAB off-road teardrop trailer.
The Gobi is nicknamed a “M.O.A.B. – the Mother of All Adventure Bivouacs” for good reason. This 13 foot expedition trailer made by Bivouac Camping Trailers was showcased at Overland Expo WEST earlier this year and according to Gizmag.com’s firsthand account, this tiny and mighty RV is packed with essential gear and other equipment you won’t find in an ordinary teardrop trailer, including:
- 7” foam mattress for two
- 2-burner cooktop
- 20 lb. Propane tank
- 24 gal. (91 liter) fresh water tank
- Tankless propane water heater
- Outdoor shower
- Electrical system with charger, inverter, 12/100v outlets and LED lights
- A door on each side for easy entry and exit.
It’s the Swiss Army Knife of teardrops.
Throw in the optional refrigerator and rooftop tent for two, and you have a go-anywhere expedition RV for just under $15,000. And if that’s too expensive for your budget, or you want to design your own trailer configuration, you can buy a stripped down Gobi with only a box and off-road chassis for just $8,000.
…the Gobi measures 13 feet (4 m) in overall trailer length, with the teardrop box stretching along 9 feet (2.7 m) of that overall length. It includes torsion axles and electric brakes. BCT lists 31-in off-road tires on aluminum wheels as standard but also says that the customer can select from other wheel/tire sizes. The two-person cabin has a door on each side for easy entry and exit.
Off-road gusto meets good RV design.
Bivouac Camping Trailers (BCT) is no stranger to fabricating durable off-road trailers with gusto. The company launched in 2008 when founders Rick and Ron committed to building the “Swiss Army Knife” of camping trailers.
Seven years later they’ve been doing just that with smaller off-road utility trailers like the Yak and the Fort, both of which haul essential backroads camping gear like tents and cargo storage, but don’t offer hard-sided sleeping quarters.
The Gobi is BCT’s first foray into a hard-sided, off-road teardrop trailer.
“We are looking to create an environmentally, go anywhere, friendly option for people who are in love with the great outdoors,” says BCT. The company offers multiple configurations and tailored upgrades for every expedition-grade unit that rolls off their assembly line.
Once a unit is launched into the wild, Rick and Ron are never far away if things get a little hairy – even on a holiday weekend – as this adventuring family discovered when they broke a shock absorber connection on their Fort XL while off-roading in the Rockies.
The teardrop trailer features two exit doors for easy ins and outs.
“Ron and I got on the phone, and he talked me through the repair. In less than twenty four hours, with the incredibly gracious help from Bivouac trailers, we were back on the road. And that, my friends, is why you spend the extra dough to buy products from a great company!” – Clunkmonkey.com
Learn more about the Gobi trailer at their website.