Owning your rig is one of the most amazing things you can do. So which rig is best for you? There are several things to consider when choosing a rig, but for our discussion, we are going to focus on the great benefits of the Turtle Back Trailer Brand.
Just about everything needs power these days so having some extra power in your rig will make things a lot easier. Power can be used for everything from lighting to entertainment (such as radios or recharging your iPad), and even powering up that electric blanket because it’s going to get down to 30 degrees tonight.
- Power cells, Lithium, Lead Acid, or Deep Cycle AGM
- How Much Do You Need?
- What Do You Plan to Consume in Amps per Day?
- Recharging the Power Cells – Generator, Solar, or Power From the Tow Vehicle
- Power Cell Maintenance
It’s time to bed down for the night, what would you like to sleep on and under? There are several options to choose from so selecting your best comfort can be challenging. When you look at the Turtleback trailer, it’s super flexible and can take just about any rooftop tent system. So the next question you have to ask yourself is do you want easy up and easy down? Or are you looking for a little more comfort, which prioritizes comfort over time?
- Light Blocking Technology So You Can Sleep in or Travel to Places Where the Sun Is up a Lot!
- Temperature Management Within the Tent
- Internal Mattresses or Blow Ups
- I Like to Stretch Out So I Need a King
- Weather Management Like Rain and Snow
TIRES FOR THE RIG
Many rigs offer different tires and wheels so what makes the most sense for you? One of the great things about turtleback trailers is that they offer the ability to put several different kinds of wheel hubs. This can be convenient if you can match your tow vehicle’s wheels with your trailer. Why do you ask? The simple answer is that if you can have all the same wheels and tires on your tow vehicle and trailer, then they become interchangeable. This is super meaningful if you get a flat you cannot fix or multiple flats. You can now grab those items and at least get your tow vehicle back in service and get those other tires patched.
- Light Truck Tires or Good Off Road Ones
- Puncture Repair Kits
- Portable Compressor or Vehicle Compressor
- Compressed Canned Air or CO2
- TPMS in Your Trailer Tires
You are pulling a 2,000-4,000 pound rig how much of that is water? Let’s face it when we are out on the trail having a great time we get dirty. It’s always nice to clean up from time to time so we are not looking like charlie brown trailing the dirt cloud behind us as we move. Water is a critical survival item so having an adequate to plentiful supply cannot hurt. Most individuals use an average of 82 gallons a day at their residence but we cannot carry that much on the trail so we need to economize. The Turtleback Expedition carries 48 gallons of fresh water.
- Hygiene Such as Brushing Teeth and Washing Hands
- Drinking Water
- Back-Up Supply if Your Primary Supply Gets Contaminated
- Dispensing for Drinking and Showers
- Cleaning Your Supply Tank
Get Off-Road Ready
Many folks will overland with others, which is an overall best practice. Not only does It provide assistance if your rig breaks down, but you can take turns preparing meals in the evening! Always remember there are Overlanding trails outside of the normal cell tower ranges. It’s nice to communicate with other cars in your caravan and with that comes the easiest mod of all, a radio. There are several choices to consider when deciding on a radio. Do you want to mount an antenna to your rig or just go with something simple like a handheld radio? Both are great choices for the first-time traveler, but if you have a choice, We recommend a radio that is in the car. The antenna setups are generally better performing and will allow your radio signal to carry much farther should you need that. Of course, with close-range car-to-car treks, the simplest of radio setups will provide great two-way communications. Learn more about getting off-road ready in our training courses!