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Overkill T.K.4.7 off-road camping trailer rides small but opens up for big, breezy views

Overkill T.K.4.7 off-road camp...
The T.K.4.7 all open and ready to enjoy a breezy afternoon on the beach or in the forest
The T.K.4.7 all open and ready to enjoy a breezy afternoon on the beach or in the forest
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The Overkill T.K.4.7 is a compact, little squaredrop trailer that opens up to create a scenic campsite
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The Overkill T.K.4.7 is a compact, little squaredrop trailer that opens up to create a scenic campsite
Overkill's door uses a push-button entry system, with keys as a backup
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Overkill's door uses a push-button entry system, with keys as a backup
Available swing-away spare tire carrier
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Available swing-away spare tire carrier
The T.K.4.7 all open and ready to enjoy a breezy afternoon on the beach or in the forest
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The T.K.4.7 all open and ready to enjoy a breezy afternoon on the beach or in the forest
Slide-out storage
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Slide-out storage
The T.K.4.7 has a base dry weight of around 1,100 lb and a tongue weight of 100 lb
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The T.K.4.7 has a base dry weight of around 1,100 lb and a tongue weight of 100 lb
Inside, you can see the removable panel that creates a functional seat for more naturally sitting up to eat or work
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Inside, you can see the removable panel that creates a functional seat for more naturally sitting up to eat or work
This photo shows the Dometic fridge drawer just under the bed
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This photo shows the Dometic fridge drawer just under the bed
Toyota and T.K.4.7 – a perfect match
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Toyota and T.K.4.7 – a perfect match
Last year, Overkill showed its flagship S.O.5.10 tailgate area built up with kitchen cabinetry, but the tailgate on this year's model is dedicated to hard storage
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Last year, Overkill showed its flagship S.O.5.10 tailgate area built up with kitchen cabinetry, but the tailgate on this year's model is dedicated to hard storage
This S.O.5.10 also sleeps more people than last year's model thanks to the roof-top tent
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This S.O.5.10 also sleeps more people than last year's model thanks to the roof-top tent
Slide-out kitchen on the Overkill S.O.5.10
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Slide-out kitchen on the Overkill S.O.5.10
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Growing its lineup from the expanding S.O.5.10 caravan, Oregon's Overkill Campers presents a lighter, simpler take on tow-anywhere camping. The T.K.4.7 rides on a similarly rugged foundation as its big brother but offers a more compact living space that blurs the boundary between inside and outside. With two of four sides taken up almost entirely by wide-opening doors, the trailer lets campers connect with the great outdoors in a way most other small trailers do not.

Last year, it was the 5.10's slide-out expansion module and unique wraparound kitchen layout that lured us into Overkill's Overland Expo booth, and this year it was the T.K.4.7's wide open doors. With a large, swinging tailgate door at the back and a flip-up wall on the passenger side, the 4.7 offers a more open, airy experience than virtually any small trailer we've seen, reminding us a bit of the Cricket TigerMoth. Inside, the 4.7's pop-out bed frame panel turns the 78 x 46-in (198 x 117-cm) double bed into a seat so campers can enjoy those open-air views while sitting up or lying down.

Much like the 5.10's slide-out module, the large doors on the T.K.4.7 serve to expand the feeling of size and space at camp while maintaining a compact footprint behind the tow vehicle's bumper. A compact, two-sleeper squaredrop, the T.K.4.7 measures 13 ft (4 m) in total length and weighs 1,100 lb (500 kg) dry.

The Overkill T.K.4.7 is a compact, little squaredrop trailer that opens up to create a scenic campsite
The Overkill T.K.4.7 is a compact, little squaredrop trailer that opens up to create a scenic campsite

Overkill keeps those numbers down by equipping the 4.7 quite simply. The trailer comes standard with the bed, 12V deep-cycle battery, indoor/outdoor LED lighting system, under-bed storage slide-out, solar hookup and keyless number pad entry system. The tailgate galley you'd see on other small teardrops and squaredrops isn't a part of that standard package, and buyers who want a kitchen will have to pay extra for the optional front-mounted kitchen slide and under-bed Dometic fridge drawer. Other options include solar charging hardware, a Honda generator, a cabin heater and an air conditioner.

Overkill builds the 4.7 plenty robust enough to handle a load of options, planting a Timbren 3500HD Axle-Less suspension between the Vision Raptor wheels rolled in BFGoodrich KO2 285/75/R16 all-terrain tires. Also standard are the tube fenders, integrated front rock sliders, electric brakes, articulating hitch and Raptor-coated frame.

Inside, you can see the removable panel that creates a functional seat for more naturally sitting up to eat or work
Inside, you can see the removable panel that creates a functional seat for more naturally sitting up to eat or work

The T.K.4.7 starts at US$18,900 before options. The Overland Expo show model pictured was upgraded with add-ons like a Dometic fridge drawer, Zarges storage boxes and swing-away spare tire carrier.

You can see more of the T.K.4.7 in the photo gallery, where we've also uploaded some shots of an S.O.5.10 featuring a more finished design and alternative layout over the show model we looked at last year. The 5.10's base price is now listed at $28,900, and Overkill has a third model on the way to slide between the 4.7 and 5.10.

Source: Overkill Campers

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