The Best Trailers of 2021
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Scout Truck Campers Olympic ($21,750 and up)
Most hard-sided truck campers are too large and ungainly to venture anywhere more rugged than a paved campground loop. Scout Truck Campers has changed the game, with options that fit short-bed Tacomas and Ram 2500’s alike. Instead of wood structural panels, the brand went with fiberglass-fortified high-density polyurethane foam, which is strong and light enough for off-roading, won’t rot, and will protect against the elements all year. Our favorite in its lineup is the 6.9-foot-wide, 1,161-pound Olympic. It sleeps four to six people and comes with amenities like a Goal Zero Yeti 1500X lithium power station, a 175-watt solar panel, LED ceiling lights, a stainless-steel sink, and a 4.9-gallon Lifesaver portable jerrican filter. It’s the perfect four-season rig for truck owners.
Super Pacific Switchback X1 ($9,495 and up)
Another option for pickups: wedge campers that combine a shell and a rooftop tent. We like the versatile Super Pacific Switchback X1, which offers fitments for most trucks. The bottom half functions like a regular topper, with side doors to access gear. Enter the pop-up tent from inside your truck bed through the movable floor panels (or from outside by adding your own ladder).
GoBe Nomad ($21,900 and up)
If you like the idea of a small teardrop trailer but want inside standing room, the GoBe Nomad is your match. Even a Subaru Outback can tow this 1,850-pound fiberglass camper. Still, six feet of interior height, sleeping room for two, a sink, underbed storage, and plentiful cabinets make it extremely livable. We also love the off-road tires and 12.5 inches of ground clearance, which allow the Nomad to make light work of even the gnarliest roads.
Airstream Basecamp 20x ($48,900)
For adventurous families, the latest addition to Airstream’s Basecamp line is close to perfect. Inside the 20x you’ll find a kitchen, a full bathroom, and two seating areas that convert to beds. A rear hatch door makes it easy to haul unwieldy gear like kayaks or bikes, while a three-inch lift and rock protection allow you to navigate farther into the backcountry. Opt for the base-model 20 ($45,900) if you want to skip the lift and rock guard.