Are you looking for a lightweight and low expensive trailer for off grid living? If the answer is yes then you’ve come to the right place. The Timberleaf Pika Trailer is the lightest off grid trailer on the market, and comes with a price tag that won’t make your eyes water.
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Meet The Timberleaf Pika Trailer – A Tiny Off Grid Trailer
The Timberleaf Pika provides us with more proof that good things come in small packages. Weighing in at 1025lbs, the Pika is as much at home behind top eco campers as it would be attached to the tow bar of The EarthRoamer. It’s designed to be a smaller, lighter and more compact option to Timberleaf Trailer’s classic teardrop trailer, but that doesn’t mean that it compromises on comfort or durability.
The Pika comes with a variety of additional extras that you can choose, and the Off Road package will not disappoint the hardened adventures in the Van Clan Off Road community. It features Timbren Axleless suspension with a 4″ lift, rock armour, 33″ BFG All-Terrain tires, electric brakes and a Max Coupler articulating hitch. In English; you can take this off grid trailer wherever you damn well please!
Take A Peek Inside The Pika
Before we go any further, some of you might be wondering why this off grid trailer is named after a Pokemon. Well, it isn’t; it’s named after a small breed of mountain rabbit called the American Pika, an adventurous little species that spend their time traversing rocky terrain and living off the grid. Pretty fitting name, right?
The Pika off grid trailer might not look soft and fluffy, but it’s comfortable and cosy where it counts. The inside has a 4″ thick double mattress for cosy nights in watching the sun go down, and netting pockets provide a savvy storage solution for all of your gadgets and tech. There’s an insulated roof with a a cabin fan if it gets too hot, and 7 12v LED’s to light your home up at night. The large tinted polycarbonate skylight lets you look up at the stars whilst you drift off to sleep, and theres a slide back cover if you want to lie in without the sun waking you up.
Does This Off Grid Trailer Have Power?
It sure does! The Timberleaf Pika comes with a Power Centre that you can use to manage all of the 110V power, converter and 12V battery power. It comes equipped with a 100 amp-hour deep cell marine battery, which in turn powers, six USB power outlet, Two 110v GFCI outlet and one general 12v charger. Whatever your adventure holds, you can head out into the hills with a charged up phone and a fully powered laptop to edit your snaps when you return.
Storage also comes in the form of some galley cabinets with sliding doors, and there’s a 35L fridge for you to store food or beer (depending on which you prefer to carry in a survival situation). There’s also a rear hatch with gas props so that you can access the inside from the out with extra storage and an outdoor cooking space.
Solar panels, lockable storage boxes, roof racks and outdoor top cooking accessories can all be added as optional extras if you have a little bit more money to burn, though it will all depend on how much time you want to spend in your off grid trailer and how often you plan to use your teardrop camper.
How Much Do I Have To Spend?
This tiny off grid trailer costs a reasonable $11’750 (£9111.89) which in our opinion is a steal! It’s a great price for such a lightweight alternative to some of the other bulkier trailers on the market, and it’s a very viable option if you’re not a fan of pop up campers. We think that it would be worth spending the extra money on solar panels so that you can stay in the wilderness for longer, but if you’re just after a little weekend getaway camper then the base model should be perfect.
Like what you see? Check out the Timberleaf Trailers website for more information on the Pika!
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Written by Seb @vincentvanlife