Rugged Overland Trailers For Off-Grid Adventure
There’s something about Utah. We’ve run across several small teams and family operations in Utah that make great trailers.
VORSHEER is another example located just down the road from Escapod.
Vorsheer is owned and operated by the McCloud family, who have three generations of experience in fabrication and manufacturing. Vorsheer began in a garage specializing in custom dog and truck beds. But in 2018, a customer commissioned the McClouds to build the first XOC and the rest is history.
What Impressed Us Most
Vorsheer trailers are rugged, well made and offer a whopping 23″ clearance. These are designed for off-road and built to overland.
It all starts with the frame. VORSHEER makes everything in house and takes great pride in their unusual frame construction. The front portion of the frame is rolled and welded to a 30° angle. The result is extra strength and a unique look. We also like how the frame is designed to protect every part of the trailer from hazard. (including the lights)
Another plus for off road adventures is how secure every latch and closure is. Compression latches will keep your gear from moving on bumpy roads. And weather stripping seals each compartment. This keeps out dust and mud in the most severe conditions.
Three Trailer Styles
VORSHEER XOC and XOC-R Trailers
XOC is their most popular trailer. It stands for Extreme Overland Camper and comes in two styles. The standard XOC has an angular design and the XOC-R has a more classic teardrop shape with rounded corners. Both have similar features which we will dig into.
VORSHEER XER Camper
Vorsheer also offers a smaller trailer designed for expeditions called the XER (Extreme Expedition Rig). The XER has no cabin but you can sleep on the roof – designed for shorter fair weather trips.
VORSHEER XRT Ultralight Trailer
Lastly, Vorsheer offers the XRT or Extreme Road Tourer. This is a small, lightweight (under 300 lb.) teardrop style camper that can be towed by any vehicle, even a motorcycle.
Here is a comparison chart of the different campers.
VORSHEER XOC Extreme Overland Camper
The XOC has a lot to offer. The base model is well equipped but you can customize the design to your own specs with a host of available options. Some of the best features include: 23″ clearance, birch interior, sturdy suspension, and super easy leveling jack system. A fully loaded XOC comes at a hefty MSRP $53,696.
Note: Because of the rounded shape, the rear hatch gear rack is not available on the the XOC-R.
- 60″ Trailer
- Timbren Axle-less Suspension
- leveling jack stands
- single battery package
- lighting package
- galley storage
- roof rack
- gear box
- tongue box
- safari ladder
- hatch rack (XOC only)
- 2″ ball hitch
- spare tire package
- Fan-tastic fan
- AC uunit
- propane stove
- propane cabin heater
- 30 gallon water heater
- shower package
- sink package
- audio package
- 8″ queen mattress
- cabin entry step
- fridge/freezer package
- electrical upgrades
- jerry can box
- bike rack
- spare tire table
- custom fabrication
XOC Walkaround Tour
- 23″ clearance
- sturdy angled frame
- Timbren suspension
- safari ladder
- compression latches
- leveling jacks
- rescue loops for recovery
- heater and a/c
- large sink
- on demand hot water
- Made in Utah, USA
- no wait
- under carriage is wood
VORSHEER XER Expedition Trailer
The XER is much smaller at 48″. The real difference is that there is no cabin. But if you are willing to sleep on the roof this little brother to the XOC is everything you need and nothing more. MSRP for the XER is $27,226.
VORSHEER XRT Compact Mini Trailer
The XRT was designed to be tow friendly. Weighing in at under 300 lbs (dry estimate), only 10′ long and 5’6″ wide, and 4’9″ tall, it is extremely compact and lightweight. You can even tow it with a motorcycle.
The XRT comes standard with a box cabin capable of fitting a 48″ wide mattress. With available options such as a propane stove, interior lighting, exterior lighting, solar package, awnings, and many others options, the VRT can be scaled to meet any adventure.
Price for the XRT starts at $8,500.
VORSHEER is a small trailer manufacturer owned and operated by the McCloud family in Springville, Utah.
VORSHEER trailers are available at 9 different dealerships across the Southwest. Here is a dealer locater.
VORSHEER makes campers in three different styles. The premium line is the XOC and XOC-R. These campers have a dry weight of 2600 lb. Their little brother, the XER, is smaller and only weighs 1300 lb. And the XRT Expedition camper is designed for friendly towing at only 300 lb.
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