Like some sort of outdoorsy Mary Poppins, Winnebago has been reading the wishlists of more than a few campers. We want something moderately comfortable, compact, and able to handle more than a speed bump. Also it should cost less than a condo in Philly. And be towable by an F150 or a Tacoma or even a Cherokee. And finally, please let it have lots of storage and lashing/tiedown capabilities.
The Hike Travel Trailer is Winnebago’s answer. With a fifteen-inch axle lift, off-road tires, and beefy fenders, you can find spots far more scenic than the RV park. Since the tow weight ranges between 3,300 and 4,400 pounds, any full size pickup (and many midsized ones) can handle it. On the exterior, a powder-coated exoskeleton rack will secure your kayaks and bikes, rafts and SUPs, plus a front compartment will hold the smaller stuff. There’s also a power awning for when you get to where you’re going and it’s time to relax in the shade. The Hike is even prepped for roof-mounted solar panels, to make going off-grid one step easier.
Inside, the slide-out kitchen has a microwave, gas electric fridge and a three or two burner cooktop (depending on the model) and the bathroom has a six gallon water heater to comfortably wash off the trail dust. With two lengths (just over twenty feet or just over twenty-five) and five floor plans (that can sleep three or four), there’s a Hike out there that’s practically perfect in every way for every Jane and Michael.
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