Ushi Outdoors’ Latest Innovation: The Sleek, Space-Saving Camping Trailer

Compact, Versatile, Durable, Innovative, Tailored

Imagine a tool so finely honed for adventure, it's almost poetic. The Ushi trailer, a creation straight out of North Carolina, embodies this very essence. It's a departure from the usual suspects of gear-hauler trailers, those bulky, cumbersome beasts we've seen before. This one is different; it's like it's been kissed by a multidirectional compactor, riding low, sleek, and much shorter than its counterparts. But don't be fooled by its compact stature – the Ushi is far from being just a cute novelty.

Picture this: a trailer standing at a mere 4.8 feet high and stretching just 7.4 feet long. It's as short as automobile trailers come. The first glance might trick you into thinking this is a shelter for the weather-weary camper, but it's not. The Ushi doesn't bother with the frills of rooftop tents found on other trailers. Instead, it's a masterpiece of organization and efficiency, a towable workstation that carries the spirit of adventure without the bulk.

The Ushi's design is inspired by the classic teardrop trailer, but with a twist. At its heart is a tailgate-accessed galley space, simplified yet functional. Gone are the days of bulky inbuilt stoves; the Ushi adapts to the modern camper with a wood counter for portable camping or backpacking stoves. Side-mounted shelves expand the workspace, making it a versatile area for culinary creativity.

Storage, often a challenge in compact trailers, is ingeniously tackled here. Drawers under the counter, a dual drawer between the taillights, and side-by-side drawers offer ample space for pots, pans, dry food, and smaller utensils. Even the lift-gate is custom-fit with a MOLLE panel for extra gear. The side doors reveal even more storage space, fitting a cooler or fridge on one side and open space for luggage on the other. And let's not forget the dedicated battery storage, powering essential amenities like lighting and outlets.

The Ushi isn't just about storage and cooking; it's a gear hauler redefined. It doesn't offer the typical teardrop interior, focusing instead on being a versatile support for your adventures. Be it a ground tent, a small motorhome, or a tow vehicle with an in-vehicle camper kit, the Ushi complements it perfectly, streamlining your camping experience.

But it's not just about the adventure. The Ushi's practicality extends to everyday life. Its compact size fits neatly in a garage, storing all your gear when not in use. Its aluminum body and chassis keep it lightweight yet sturdy, capable of carrying significant cargo.

Introduced at Overland Expo East, the Ushi doesn't just offer a solution; it offers a starting price of US$9,960, with customization options to tailor it to your needs. And the best part? It ships on a custom pallet, bringing this slice of adventure right to your doorstep.

The Ushi trailer isn't just a piece of equipment; it's a statement. It's for those who understand that adventure doesn't need to be cumbersome. It's for the spirit that seeks efficiency, organization, and the freedom to explore without being weighed down. In the world of compact, efficient, and adventure-ready trailers, the Ushi stands out, not just for what it is, but for what it enables you to be – an adventurer, unencumbered and free.


  1. Compact and Lightweight Design: Its diminutive size (4.8 feet high and 7.4 feet long) makes it one of the shortest automobile trailers around, facilitating easy storage and maneuverability.
  2. Efficient Storage Solutions: Features a range of storage options including drawers, side-mounted shelves, and a MOLLE panel, efficiently organizing camping and outdoor essentials.
  3. Tailgate-Accessed Galley Space: Includes a full-width bench top for cooking, adaptable for portable camping stoves, enhancing the outdoor culinary experience.
  4. Versatile Use: Not just limited to camping, it’s suitable for various activities like tailgating and fishing, offering flexibility in its applications.
  5. Durable Construction: Made with anodized aluminum and designed to carry a significant amount of cargo, ensuring long-term durability and reliability.
  6. Customization and Delivery Options: Available with customization to suit individual needs and can be shipped on a custom pallet for convenience.


  1. Limited Shelter Capability: Lacks integrated shelter or space for a rooftop tent, requiring additional arrangements for sleeping or protection against the elements.
  2. Reduced Living Space: The focus on storage and work area means there’s no built-in living or sleeping space, which might be a limitation for some campers.
  3. Price: With a starting price of US$9,960, it may be considered expensive for a trailer that does not include sleeping quarters.
  4. Limited Cooking Facilities: While it has a space for cooking, the lack of a built-in stove means campers need to provide their own portable cooking equipment.
  5. No In-Built Electrical Appliances: Apart from basic lighting and outlets, it doesn't come with in-built electrical appliances, which might be expected at its price point.
  6. Specific Use Case: Its design and features are tailored towards a specific kind of user, which might not appeal to those looking for a more traditional camping trailer experience.

Starting $9,960

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