From the ultra high-end but sustainably-minded Wheelhaus to renovated, off-the-grid vintage Airstreams, trailers come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. Of course, the bigger they are, the more fuel they consume, not to mention the fact that bulkier models are better staying on paved roads.
For adventurous, off-road types come these rugged little teardrop trailers from Moby1, a small company based in Springville, Utah, which boast useful features like expandable roof top tents and all-terrain tires.
Founded by designer and craftsman Ashley Grimes in 2009, Moby1 aims to revive the efficient and beautiful design sensibilities of the teardrop trailer, once common during the fifties until the advent of cheap fuel and monster-sized recreational vehicles.
Coming in four different models that can be hooked onto larger vehicles, sub-compact cars and even motorbikes, these trailers aim for easy set-up and take-down. The Moby1 XTR is the expedition version, outfitted with custom-made components, a special coil suspension system and a strengthened frame to withstand extra wear and tear, plus an impressive range of options including running water, outdoor shower, portable toilet, solar panels and generator to enable off-grid explorations.
There's a galley kitchen with built-in cabinetry for better storage, while the roof top tent expands to sleep four -- not including the three people you can have sleeping below (two inside, one under the awning).
Not to be left out, there's the XC, Road Tour and C2 Compact/Cycle models, meant for lighter, smaller vehicles; each can be modified to suit individual needs -- great for people who want to go off the beaten track but still bring a bit of home comforts with them, without guzzling expensive fuel.
Small, flexible and sensible, it's about time that teardrop trailers made a comeback. Details and inquiries over at Moby1.