Folks, Boreas Campers was founded in 2016 by Matt Reichel. In 2013, Matt decided it was time to rewire his life and sold his personal belongings. He then bought an RV and cruised around the Western U.S. for about three years before finally ending up on Boreas Pass Road in Breckenridge, Colorado. It was here that the first Boreas camper was born.
A few years down the line, this team has grown to be known for producing some capable machines at a fairly low cost, ensuring that they end up in as many hands as possible. For example, the XT camper trailer, which we’ll be looking at today, starts off at $34,890 (€31,037 at current exchange rates). Time to see what the fuss is all about.
To make things easier to understand, I’ll start from the ground up and work my way inward the trailer. That leaves us starting off with a CNC-cut chassis with a powder-coated steel frame. Drop that onto a Cruisemaster CRS2 axle-less independent suspension with BFGoodrich AT tires on 17-inch wheels, and the stage is set for one solid adventure camper. The base package also includes electric brakes, load-bearing fenders, and 19 inches (48 centimeters) of ground clearance.
The exterior yields composite fiberglass panels, a 100-watt solar panel, LED lighting, a side awning, and an aluminum roof rack. The last feature is essential for helping boost available space, maybe add a rooftop tent, if possible, or just use it for cargo and gear.
Now, XT is set up like other camper trailers in that there’s no interior bathroom or kitchen. The interior is reserved just for sleeping, relaxing, and some storage. You’ll be able to find a two-person memory foam mattress, LED lighting, FRP composite paneling, MaxxAir fan, and a 6,500 BTU furnace. It’s not a very large space, so nothing more is really needed to stay warm and fresh. 1.5-inch (3.81-centimeter) insulation all around the cabin is sure to help you adventure into the colder months.
Be warned, however, if you do venture into the colder months in a camper like this, be prepared to cook meals, take a shower, and even relieve yourself outside. What, you’re the one that wanted outdoor adventures. But, that doesn’t mean that Boreas didn’t do their best to make these activities as easy as possible for you to carry out.
For example, the galley features a compact setup that functions on pull-out mechanisms. The two-burner stove is set up like this. So is the sink with on-demand water and Truma C60 fridge/freezer. 30 gallons (136 liters) of onboard water is moved with a self-priming pump. LED lights, 12-volt and USB power sources are also offered to help you illuminate the world around you.
There’s only a mention of an outdoor shower with on-demand hot water for bathroom features. I’m sure you can pick up a cassette toilet and store it in any of the cargo holds found.
As for electrical capacities, XT shows up with Intelli-Power control center, the 100 watts of solar juice I mentioned, deep cycle battery, and tow vehicle charging system. Want anything else? Check out the list of annex tents, screens, and others to see what’s available, or just let …….