Tow behind motorcycle trailers has been a part of my life since setting up in 1993 a Yamaha FJ200 sport tourer motorcycle and purchasing an old steel 5 x 3 trailer which required extensive modification to tow safely behind the motorcycle.
Travelling from Geelong to Cairns, Townsville to Mt Isa and down to Tasmania over 3 years working my way around, I had lots of interest in the set up.
Returning to Geelong and purchasing a 4WD and towbar centre, after 17 years I sold the business and started to think about my past time travelling on motorcycle, towing my home behind.
The design, research and development of ROAD WARRIOR CAMPERS began in 2016, originally as a tow behind motorcycle trailer but now engineered to tow behind small cars, SUV’s and trikes. After 4 years of trials, testing and breaking designs. Towing behind small cars and SUV’s around parts of Australia and an epic 6 weeks and 8500 miles across the United States of America, towed behind a 2017 Harley Davidson Ultra Glide from California following the coast up to San Francisco along the winding National Pacific Highway, across to Reno, Salt Lake City Wyoming and landing in South Dakota for the 78th Sturgis bike rally. We rode some of the most remote corrugated and broken roads I have ever travelled and surely not ideal for a 2017 Harley Davidson Ultra glide, 2 up, loaded and towing our home.
We had a 2 person Skycamp 2x roof tent on top of the lift frame with a 100 a/h lithium battery and drawer with a 50 litre Waeco fridge mounted on top. Carrying 20 litres of water, coffee pod machine, toaster and 2000 watt pure sine wave inverter to run the appliances, total weight 385kg.
Destinations travelled included – Denver Colorado to Grand Junction following the million dollar highway to Silverton (2,840m above sea level – Mt Kosciusko is 2,228m) the town is located in a remote part of the western San Juan Mountains, a range of the Rocky Mountains.
We then travelled down through Durango to Mexican hat down through Montezuma Creek and stopping at Bluff fort and Cow Canyon trading post (amazing sight), before heading along Oljato – Monument Valley Arizona (made famous from Forest Gump movie running scene) down past Flagstaff Grand Canyon to Sedona. We continued on to ride 1355 miles along the famous Route 66 from Sedona to Memphis staying at iconic stops and settling at Graceland guest house for few days of much needed off the bike exploring the sites and history of the “King” Elvis Presley Grace lands, among other sites Beal street and the blues bars.
Getting back on the road we headed north to Nashville, Chicago and ended at Milwaukee which we attended the 115 year anniversary of Harley Davidson. By this time we had met many other bikers and interest grew around our set up and the R&D of the camper trailer which was all positive feedback and critiques taken on board.
To reflect, and this is about the brand and Road Warrior Campers, this little all-aluminium, independent torsion bar axel trailer had accomplished a years’ worth of abuse in 6 weeks. Naming the trailer “Adventure” it towed without fault (even at 85 mph / 137 kmh to keep up with the traffic flow). The side storage boxes worked as tables when open to hold the coffee machine and toaster, spice rack and all utensils, plates etc packed in one side, the other storing the appliances and coffee pods, fire lighter’s, head torches, paper towel and dish washing gear.
During our travels we had a lot of questions and interest around can you tow the Adventurer by small vehicles – Hyundai Venue, Kona, Subaru, Ford Puma, Escape and the list goes on.
Well the answer is Yes – of course, weighing only 230kg (TARE) unloaded with a rated ATM of 600kg and 45kg ball weight, there is plenty of load carrying capacity and has plenty of storage space. Optional extra’s available – 10” electric brakes, an engineered 50mm swivel coupling (for motorcycles to allow leaning into corners), full aluminium drawer system with large single drawer and side removable wing kits to provide a flat cargo space.
For more information head to the ADVENTURER details on the products page or shoot an email via our contacts page.
We are in the design stage to replicate the ADVENTURER in a more compact, lighter design for towing behind motorcycles.
Happy towing and get out on the road and explore.