OGT's Sprocket Lineup May Boast the Most Affordable Overlanding Travel Trailers Around

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In searching for travel trailers that can go the distance, I've decided to check back on a crew whose work I absolutely love, Off Grid Trailers, OGT for short. Here, we dive deeper into their smallest and most affordable off-road and off-grid capable camper, the Sprocket.
These days, it seems like just about everyone wants to hop onto the off-grid and off-road bandwagon. In the spirit of helping you find the most capable and affordable machine, I've decided to bring to light the Sprocket, one of OGT's most beloved machines. Why so loved? Well, let's find out.

Let me begin with the starting price for this beast, no more than $23,500 (€22,300 at current exchange rates). But that's for a base model, and by the time you're done dumping everything you need onto your unit, you're sure to tack on a few thousand more. Still, to get your hands on a camper the likes of this one for this cash will still feel like a steal, and here's why:

Overall, each Sprocket is built upon a CNC laser-cut, 4-inch C-channel steel frame, laying down a lightweight and strong foundation. How light? According to OGT, 1,600 lbs (725 kg) of dry weight is standard for these units, and best of all, they can loaded up to 3,500 lbs (1,588 kg). As for the shell, each one is crafted with aluminum sheets with an R10 insulation foam core.

Photo: Off Grid Trailers LP
Now, the Sprocket is considered an off-road and even overlanding travel trailer, and that means a few things. First, it means that there are 21 in (53 cm) of ground clearance to ensure you don't snag anything on rocks and other obstacles, but once we take into consideration the axle-less suspension from Timbren with 8 in (20 cm) of travel, there's no telling where you can't go with this puppy. Optionally, a trailing A-arm setup is available.

Finish off the Sprocket with a 50-degree departure angle, a Fulton front wheel jack, and a front box, and you're off to a solid glamping start. Oh, let's not forget about the standard AT tires we all get. Be sure to keep in mind the large list of optional gear, some of which is seen on the units in the gallery.

With the basics aside, let's dive into the sort of living that you can partake in with a Sprocket. To do so, let's take a little trip through imagination, and it starts by placing yourself in the middle of the action, even in the possession of one of these units. Hitch it up to your off-road-ready truck or other 4x4, and off you go.

As you're driving along, you'll feel the suspension working its magic just fine while on the tarmac. However, it's once you take that little trail that comes out of nowhere that you'll understand what OGT has aimed for with the Sprocket. Let the 8 in of travel and 21 in of ground clearance ease your mind.

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Photo: Off Grid Trailers LP
Once you make it out to some treeline by a brook, or maybe in the middle of nowhere, stabilize your Sprocket, unhitch it, and really settle in for the next few days. If you've added features like that batwing awning, roof rack, and even a roof-top tent, four people can call this unit home. Maybe you choose to replace the tent with a bike or kayak rack.

After settling in, open up the side hatches, including the side and rear access to your galley (optional for the standard Sprocket) and storage bay, and whip up some lunch. To do so, you'll access the galley by sliding out two trays, one with your fridge and the other with a cooktop or whatever you bring along.

If you go for the basic Sprocket, the side bays aren't part of the magic anymore, but the rear of each unit is more than ready with enough space to add that fridge/freezer, a cooktop, utensils, and foodstuffs. Both layouts also feature pass-through access to the interior via this space.

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Photo: Off Grid Trailers LP
As the day goes by, you'll find yourself running around your campsite, chasing the kids, relaxing with a cold one in hand, or just plain old doing nothing in the sun or shade. Come nighttime, it's time to spark up a fire, gather around, and tell stories until eyelids get heavy. It's time to retire to the interior.

Inside the Sprocket, simplicity seems to have been the goal because you'll find a modular sleeping space for two guests, lighting, the pass-through storage I mentioned, a fan, and a gas and smoke detector. Your experience is also accompanied by a deep cycle battery with a 1,000 W inverter/charger and shore power cord. Clearly, solar capabilities can be accessed, so dive deeper if you need to.

The next morning, you wake up, occupy the outdoor privacy tent, pull out the galley trays, and ready the food your troops are going to need for yet another day in the wild. Be sure to snap some photos of your adventures and talk about them years down the line.

Again, all this is accessible for as little as $23,500, and seeing as how this is the perfect time to ready a machine for next year's season, you know what you've got to do from here.

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Editor's note: Images in the gallery include both Sprocket models and display an array of options.

About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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