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After spending the past 2 summers hitting the dirt with an RTT on the truck, having some "what would we do if" moments revolving around having to leave camp in a hurry, and planning on doing some long-term overlanding (Canada, Alaska, etc) we decided last August that we were going to get an off-road trailer. After talking to folks, watching YouTube, looking at the various options, tinkering with spreadsheets, etc we decided to pull the trigger on an Off Grid Trailers' Pando 2.0. So 6 months later the trailer finally arrived! This is only the second vehicle I've bought sight-unseen as there were no local owners to show us theirs in person. All I had to go on was what my research revealed and let me tell you, this exceeded my expectations which were pretty high to begin with. Can't wait to get out and use it! First big trip will be to Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ.

I haven't scaled the trailer yet, but it's probably around 2,300LB. GVWR is 3,500LB. Cruising down the freeway at 75MPH I seem to get around 20MPG, which is great. That's what I would get when I had a large RTT on my ARE topper. heh The trailer profile isn't much wider than my truck so it's not creating a ton of drag.

With my Deaver springs the hitch drops 1" between hitched and unhitch, I need to go measure the height difference between my front and rear fenders as, ideally, I would like the truck to be level when hitched and ready to go. I was thinking I'd probably need a 1" lift in the front to do that, but we'll see.

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After spending the past 2 summers hitting the dirt with an RTT on the truck, having some "what would we do if" moments revolving around having to leave camp in a hurry, and planning on doing some long-term overlanding (Canada, Alaska, etc) we decided last August that we were going to get an off-road trailer. After talking to folks, watching YouTube, looking at the various options, tinkering with spreadsheets, etc we decided to pull the trigger on an Off Grid Trailers' Pando 2.0. So 6 months later the trailer finally arrived! This is only the second vehicle I've bought sight-unseen as there were no local owners to show us theirs in person. All I had to go on was what my research revealed and let me tell you, this exceeded my expectations which were pretty high to begin with. Can't wait to get out and use it! First big trip will be to Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ.

I haven't scaled the trailer yet, but it's probably around 2,300LB. GVWR is 3,500LB. Cruising down the freeway at 75MPH I seem to get around 20MPG, which is great. That's what I would get when I had a large RTT on my ARE topper. heh The trailer profile isn't much wider than my truck so it's not creating a ton of drag.

With my Deaver springs the hitch drops 1" between hitched and unhitch, I need to go measure the height difference between my front and rear fenders as, ideally, I would like the truck to be level when hitched and ready to go. I was thinking I'd probably need a 1" lift in the front to do that, but we'll see.

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i am curious what makes it that heavy. we had a 16' scamp, full size trailer that weighed a little under 2000# with empty tanks but with propane. that thing must be made real burly.
 

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i am curious what makes it that heavy. we had a 16' scamp, full size trailer that weighed a little under 2000# with empty tanks but with propane. that thing must be made real burly.
Yeah, it's built like a tank. No wood, it's all steel/stainless steel/aluminum and the walls/doors are roughly 2 inches thick. I've seen the Scamps and similar trailers, and we've owned "standard" travel trailers and there's just no comparison in the build quality/materials.
 
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That is bad ass! The trailer's frame looks beefier than the frame on our trucks. :LOL:
 
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After spending the past 2 summers hitting the dirt with an RTT on the truck, having some "what would we do if" moments revolving around having to leave camp in a hurry, and planning on doing some long-term overlanding (Canada, Alaska, etc) we decided last August that we were going to get an off-road trailer. After talking to folks, watching YouTube, looking at the various options, tinkering with spreadsheets, etc we decided to pull the trigger on an Off Grid Trailers' Pando 2.0. So 6 months later the trailer finally arrived! This is only the second vehicle I've bought sight-unseen as there were no local owners to show us theirs in person. All I had to go on was what my research revealed and let me tell you, this exceeded my expectations which were pretty high to begin with. Can't wait to get out and use it! First big trip will be to Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, AZ.

I haven't scaled the trailer yet, but it's probably around 2,300LB. GVWR is 3,500LB. Cruising down the freeway at 75MPH I seem to get around 20MPG, which is great. That's what I would get when I had a large RTT on my ARE topper. heh The trailer profile isn't much wider than my truck so it's not creating a ton of drag.

With my Deaver springs the hitch drops 1" between hitched and unhitch, I need to go measure the height difference between my front and rear fenders as, ideally, I would like the truck to be level when hitched and ready to go. I was thinking I'd probably need a 1" lift in the front to do that, but we'll see.

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Very nice! The wheels are 16"? You do seem to have a bit of a "butt in the air" look on the truck unless that is an optical delusion.

Is a 20# propane tank inside the tongue container? Are you carrying portable solar panel(s)?

Let us know how it camps after you get back from Flagstaff. If you haven't seen it already, just before Flagstaff on I40, the Meteor Crater is a sight to behold.
 

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Very nice! The wheels are 16"? You do seem to have a bit of a "butt in the air" look on the truck unless that is an optical delusion.
The trailer tires are 265/70R17 on ProComp Rockwell 17x8.5 wheels. The rear is only about an inch higher than the front, part of the illusion may be how the topper roof line angles up towards the rear.

Is a 20# propane tank inside the tongue container? Are you carrying portable solar panel(s)?
There's an 11lb bottle mounted to the driver's side of the trailer next to a metal box that houses the Propex furnace and instant hot water heater. The box on the front of the trailer houses a Dometic 55L fridge on slides as well as the bulk of the 12v system; 2x deep cycle batteries, 1000w inverter, solar charge controller, NOCO 120v battery charger, breakaway battery box, fuse panel, main power cut-off, plus there's storage space which is currently housing 3 small folding chairs, 2 hammocks, a portable toilet seat, toilet seat "wag bags", a small plastic tote with some LED lights, lighters, etc, and I also have a 120w Bluetti folding solar panel in there.

Let us know how it camps after you get back from Flagstaff. If you haven't seen it already, just before Flagstaff on I40, the Meteor Crater is a sight to behold.
Will do! We'll be taking it out before Flagstaff, of course. Gotta make sure it's all set and ready for a 2-3 week trip to Colorado this summer. :) We've actually been all over AZ, my wife was born and raised in Phoenix and we lived in Phoenix, Cottonwood, and Prescott for a combined total of probably 6 years or so. We had some good times, and don't mind visiting northern AZ, but we don't miss living there. heh
 
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