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Off road trailering.

With full chef's kitchen and prep station. Off Road Trailer I don't like towing with the FJ but I think this might fit someone's need for two tons

"Over one-and-a-half tons, two doors, and a suite of conveniences, Conqueror Off-Road trailers launched in the U.S. last summer and plans to open four more retailers this year.

As overlanding vehicles get more outlandish and capable, it follows that tow-behinds should tag along.

Lots of trailers and campers come with ďoff-road packages,Ē but that usually just means an upgraded suspension and burlier tires. Conqueror shoots for something a little moreÖ nuanced. Not only is the suspension built for the worst terrain, but the brandís flagship model, the 490 Extreme, is equipped for comfort and endurance on long off-grid expeditions.


What makes this trailer special? It uses independent suspension, so rocks and potholes are no problem. The swooping backend leaves ample clearance going through ravines or ditches.

The 490 weighs a hefty 3,200 lbs. empty, and with the maximum load itís over two tons. But this really isnít meant to tow with a small vehicle. This is a big toy.

It deploys a side canopy over the outboard kitchen and dining area. Conceivably, you could arrange some deck chairs and a camping table for dinner and stay in the shade.


The kitchen setup includes a stainless steel sink, a two-plate steel stove and BBQ grill, and a pull-out refrigerator/freezer.

There are numerous cabinet storage compartments for groceries, dinnerware, and cutlery. And, if itís cold, buggy, or just really spooky outside, every compartment has a removable canvas backing, so you can access everything from inside.

Thereís also a foldout, outboard shower and up to 37 gallons of water storage. Unlike most campers that have one entry, there are doors on both side ó but no rear hatch.

The 490 officially sleeps four, but you can get creative. Thereís a full-size foldout and near-king size bed (79″ x 79″) with a fold-down dinette that can separate it into two singles.

Thereís also fans that keep positive pressure inside the cabin, preventing outside dust from getting inside.

If any of the features look or sound familiar, itís because thereís a spin-off brand. According to David Bates at Conqueror North America in Ohio (the only American retailer of Conqueror trailers), the Australian brand Bruder off-road trailers are based on Conqueror designs.

Toby and Dan Bosschieter, the brother duo who launched Bruder, began as the sole importers of Conqueror trailers in Australia. But they began the Bruder business and hope to begin exporting to the U.S..
Seven feet of headroom, auto-leveling chassis, and a pressurization snorkel to combat sandstorms are just some of the goodies packed into this mean-looking Aussie camper. Read more...
There are similarities between the trailers like pressurized cabins, electronic chassis leveling, but there are also notable differences ó Bruderís large rear hatch and dual showers, for example.

Perhaps most notably, however, is the price. Bruderís EXP-6 costs over $80,000, while the base-model Conqueror comes in about half that: $43,000.

And of course, itís worth noting Conqueror already has one U.S. store and plans for four more by yearís end. Bruder currently has a nine-month waiting list for shipments to North America."
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Re: Off road trailering.

This looks worthy for logging roads & with a rear hatch can double as a utility trailer !!!
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Re: Off road trailering.

3200# is a lot to tow out in the boondocks with 260HP and 270lb/ft of torque.

That's a lot of mass crashing around behind you.
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Re: Off road trailering.

A heavy trailer definitely adds a new dynamic to getting through a trail....
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Re: Off road trailering.

That looks like overkill to me. If you need to take that much stuff with you you my as well get one of those luxury buses and head for an RV park
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Re: Off road trailering.

If that thing has a satellite dish and a microwave, you might as well just go to the Embassy Suites.

What size tires will fit on my FJ?

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Looks like a camp trailer for people who hate camping.
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