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The Drifter trailer offers something for the weekend

The Drifter trailer offers som...
The Drifter sits on 15-inch wheels and is finished in marine-grade aluminum and cedar wood
The Drifter sits on 15-inch wheels and is finished in marine-grade aluminum and cedar wood
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The Drifter trailer measures 8 x 5 ft (2.4 x 1.5 m) and weighs 1,420 lb (644 kg)
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The Drifter trailer measures 8 x 5 ft (2.4 x 1.5 m) and weighs 1,420 lb (644 kg)
The Drifter sits on 15-inch tires
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The Drifter sits on 15-inch tires
The Drifter trailer sits on 15-inch wheels and is finished in marine-grade aluminum and cedar wood
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The Drifter trailer sits on 15-inch wheels and is finished in marine-grade aluminum and cedar wood
Access comes in the form of a single door and a pair of double-pane windows offer natural light and ventilation
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Access comes in the form of a single door and a pair of double-pane windows offer natural light and ventilation
The Drifter is designed by Seattle, Washington-based firm Drift House Campers
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The Drifter is designed by Seattle, Washington-based firm Drift House Campers
The Drifter sits on 15-inch wheels and is finished in marine-grade aluminum and cedar wood
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The Drifter sits on 15-inch wheels and is finished in marine-grade aluminum and cedar wood
Optional extras include a bike rack, spare wheel, extra storage, a pull-out awning, and a toilet tent
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Optional extras include a bike rack, spare wheel, extra storage, a pull-out awning, and a toilet tent
The Drifter measures just 8 x 5 ft (2.4 x 1.5 m), and weighs in at 1,420 lb (644 kg)
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The Drifter measures just 8 x 5 ft (2.4 x 1.5 m), and weighs in at 1,420 lb (644 kg)
The firm also offers some modest off-grid goodies in the form of a battery and solar panel package and solar-powered lighting
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The firm also offers some modest off-grid goodies in the form of a battery and solar panel package and solar-powered lighting
The Drifter is finished in marine-grade aluminum and weather-proofed cedar wood
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The Drifter is finished in marine-grade aluminum and weather-proofed cedar wood
A standard electric and water hookup is also installed
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A standard electric and water hookup is also installed
The trailer is pretty well stocked for its size and price
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The trailer is pretty well stocked for its size and price
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The Drifter, by Seattle, Washington-based Drift House Campers, may appeal to those seeking a small and inexpensive trailer for weekend getaways. It boasts a bed, kitchen area, some storage space, and optional off-grid extras. Prices start at US$6,250.

There are already plenty of trailers on the market, ranging in size and price from tiny models like the Hütte Hut to larger examples, such as the rugged ADAK Trailer. The Drifter is on the smaller side and measures just 8 x 5 ft (2.4 x 1.5 m), weighing in at 1,420 lb (644 kg). It sits on 15-inch wheels and is finished in marine-grade aluminum and cedar wood.

Drift House Campers also says the trailer is well-insulated for all seasons, but we've no information on what kind of insulation it actually features. We'll update you when we find out.

The trailer is pretty well stocked for its size and price
The trailer is pretty well stocked for its size and price

Inside, the layout is simple and includes a Murphy-style bed, full-height closet, under bed storage, and a tiny kitchen area with sink and faucet – but no burner. Outside, there's a small storage chest, a holder for skis, snowboards, etc, and tie-on connections for attaching more gear. A standard electric and water hookup is also installed. Access comes in the form of a single door and a pair of double-pane windows offer natural light and ventilation.

Optional extras include a bike rack, spare wheel, extra storage, a pull-out awning, and a toilet tent. The firm also offers some modest off-grid goodies in the form of a battery and solar panel package, and solar-powered lighting.

Update Oct 7: On the subject of insulation, Drift House Campers says "We use Energy Star rated rigid insulation that is moisture resistant and made from fully recycled materials. The campers are insulated all around, including the floor."

Source: Drift House Campers

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2 comments
Nik
This trailer has all the aerodynamics of a brick, and worse, due to the recessed sides. These same recessed sides probably waste an estimated eight square feet of floor space. Towing it in strong side winds could be a serious problem, as the wind would catch under the overhangs, and cause stability and steering problems. The facilities are so minimal, that I really cant see any good reason to tow all that extra mass around, when a tent and a camping table would achieve much the same effect.
Glenn™
I agree. This is a very poor design with lots of wasted space.