Given that holidaying abroad seems like a bit of way off for most given the global pandemic, heading out into the wild in search of your own adventures is likely to be a much more viable option in the coming months. If you want to make sure you’ve got all the right provisions in tow (and in style) you may well want to check out this rather awesome looking Toyota TRD-Sport Trailer.
The Toyota TRD-Sport Trailer is a concept design from the automotive behemoths and boasts just about everything that you’ll ever need for a trip out into the great unknown. This brilliant looking trailer is billed as a creative ‘basecamp’ solution concept vehicle which allows overlanding adventurers to quickly set up camp and then continue on their remote adventure. It achieves this by offering some of the most functional and versatile design that you’re likely to encounter when it comes to trailers.
Into The Wild
Toyota are well-known for their off-roading roots and that ethos certainly shines through in this fantastic looking TRD Sport Trailer. In what was an incredibly challenging 2020 for all, Toyota opted for a two-wave strategy to celebrate pure performance, both on and off road, and the TRD-Sport Trailer helps anchor the company’s second wave of SEMA builds. Toyota previously unveiled four builds in its wave one presentation at SEMA360, held Nov. 2, 2020.
The Toyota TRD-Sport Trailer was a priority for the carmaker because overlanding has been picking up steam for quite some time, but 2020 just put it over the top and they needed to come with a design that can keep pace with even the most adventurous overlanders out there. As such, they decided it would be really cool to create the ultimate overlanding companion to their pickup and SUV lineup of vehicles.
Overlanding is an extremely popular and growing trend, providing adventures in a year when many have faced challenges taking traditional vacations so to say that the TRD-Sport Trailer is a timely design is an understatement in the extreme. The TRD-Sport Trailer boasts a scissor-lift that raises an innovative rigid platform several feet out of the bed. There’s a Yakima four-person tent with an awning and fly fishing-pole holders, a custom-built toilet and trash can, a refrigerator, a hot water heater, a shower with curtain, a generator, an Optima Yellow Top battery, a 16-gallon fresh water reservoir tank, a 15-gallon grey water holding tank, and a slide-out sink and stove.
Schwerter worked alongside partners Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s to ensure the TRD-Sport Trailer was properly kitted out with all the essential outdoor gear like fishing poles, tackle and nets; waders and wading boots; coffee mugs, cookware, and other essentials. When fully deployed, the TRD-Sport Trailer delivers a campsite with more than enough room, and to illuminate the surroundings the team added multiple RIGID A-Series Accessory LED Lights that pack a powerful punch while drawing an extremely low amount of power.
When lower light is required, such as for taking in the night sky, explorers can switch to lower-level lighting thanks to multiple Yakima SunBelt light strips. The trailer rolls on TRD Pro wheels fitted with General Grabber X3 285/70/17 rubber. Cripwerx Engineering assisted with the build, and KC’s Paint Shop painted the creation using BASF paint mixed to match the Tacoma’s OEM Cement Gray colour and added custom graphics provided by The Decal Source.