Finding the average camping trailer ill-prepared for all of the obstacles of life on the road, a new Oregon-based company is building its off-road caravan up to an “overkill” standard. While one man’s overkill might be another’s shortage, it seems clear that OverKill Campers has gone above and beyond average with its S.O.5.10 off-road trailer. The package includes a rugged steel frame, honeycomb core composite body with expansion slide-out, and wraparound galley, among other features.
“For nearly four years, on every overlanding trip, my wife and I would keep a list of ‘desires’ on the back page of the Oregon Gazetteer,” OverKill founder Dave Poe explains on the company’s website. “We would constantly hone our equipment list to better suit our needs – things we could do without and things we could not live without.”
The couple eventually built that thoughtful list into the OverKill Camper, a rugged, boxy caravan with serious attitude and an impressive list of features. The most obvious of its signature features is the expansion slide-out, which pops to the side to open up a roomy cabin you won’t find in the typical off-road teardrop or small box trailer. OverKill played with the idea of an electric slide-out but ultimately decided that simple was best for an off-roader and went with a manual pull.