That is a big ****** trailer. Do you find you actually take it off-road anyplace where the Oliver couldn’t go? I would be terrified to take something that big on anything much worse than my gravel driveway.
In the last few years I've taken the following trailers to varying degrees of off-pavement trails:
- An "off-road" box-on-wheels with RTT (FSR Overlander)
- A mainstream tent trailer with an "off-road" package (Forest River 1640 ESP)
- A lifted, small-format travel trailer (Hymer GT550)
- A basic utility trailer
What I've found is that the size of the trailer makes little to no difference in where I go. That is to say, I'd have no qualms taking a fully loaded Kimberley T3 to the same exact locations I visited with all of the above. I'm in the pacific north west, where trails are typically heavily overgrown; the biggest challenge is always having a place to turn around. Whether I'm hauling a small utility trailer or a much larger travel trailer, the challenge/limitation is largely the same.
IMO very few people take the full-blown "off-road" trailers (ie. high-clearance box with a RTT) truly off-road. Most folks just go down a dirt path, through some washboard, perhaps a ditch or two. To me, the appeal of the off-road trailers (Kimberley models included) is their ability to cross the occasional
, and unexpected
obstacle, and not fall apart from extensive dirt road use. I wouldn't want to haul any
trailer over hardcore off-road trails.