New Outdoor Gear Trailer by SylvanSport: The GO Easy

SylvanSport is proud to announce the release of it’s all new outdoor gear trailer, the GO Easy. It’s what we like to call an “Adventure-Utility Trailer”. Customizable, versatile, and oh so sweet looking, the GO Easy is designed for one thing: to get you where you want to go, with the gear you want, as easily as possible. Whether it’s a family camping trip, biking in British Columbia, paddling in Baja, or carrying brush to the burn pile, the GO Easy is an outdoor gear trailer that is willing and able. So, what’s the big deal?

Well, let’s just start by saying that this is not your run of the mill utility trailer with a pretty paint job. The GO Easy is an outdoor gear trailer that finds the perfect balance between lightweight and durability. It can be pulled by the smallest car, even a motorcycle, and the rigid steel frame is powder-coated for long life. The optional diamond-plate cargo deck is rated to 325lbs, while the torsion axle keeps the ride nice and smooth. So, when you’re cruising through the curves of the Blue Ridge Parkway or on that washboard section of gravel road, the GO Easy stays stable and won’t bounce you (or your gear) off the road. A high quality LED lighting system keeps you safe (and legal) using a standard 4-wire electrical system and there are 2 safety cables to back you up in case things go awry.

GO Easy able to be towed any size vehicle...even a motorcycle.

Adventure or utility.

That’s great and all, but what truly makes this an “adventure-utility trailer”? It’s all in the details. We’ve molded in side, rear and top rail slots so you can completely enclose the GO Easy deck area with your own wood panels, or you can buy ours. Add the Front Storage Pod to the trailer and you have a weatherproof storage box (with a kayak hatch cover for a lid!) that gives you 6.2 cu. ft of additional outdoor gear hauling storage. Plus, we’ve made the GO Easy completely compatible with Yakima and Thule rack systems, so you can use your favorite mounts to carry your bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc. Add the exclusive Roost Explorer, two-person Camping Pod, and you have the ultimate in cool camping trailers. And just as each of us have our own versions of adventure, we made the GO Easy an outdoor gear trailer that is easily customizable to fit your needs.

How many bikes do want to bring?

 

Canoes and sea kayaks are not a problem with the tongue extension kit.

Side rails accept homemade panels to protect your gear, or use ours.

2 person Roost camper pod.

Some quick specs on the GO Easy:

  • dimensions: 120′L x 62″W x 35″H
  • rigid steel frame, powder-coated for durability
  • aluminum, diamond-plate cargo deck, with 325lb capacity
  • weatherproof storage pod
  • 2-person Roost camping pod available
  • rigid torsion axle offers a smooth ride
  • light 30lb tongue weight
  • ships standard UPS/FedEx & assembles in less than an hour
  • compatible with Yakima and Thule bar systems
  • designed & built in Brevard, NC

Spend less on gas, more on fun.

Once you get home, and the gear is sorted and cleaned, where’s a good place to store the GO Easy? Funny you should ask. Simply wheel the outdoor gear trailer into the garage or any other safe place (remember that 30lb tongue weight?), remove the detachable tongue, and prop it up on end. We’ve even included a secure hanging clip to hold the tongue. Compact and out of the way, leaving you more room for your quiver of bikes or boats.

Store on end for an incredibly small footprint.

There’s a lot to say about the GO Easy “Adventure-Utility Trailer”, but nothing beats seeing it person. Give us a shout to check one out for yourself. 828-883-4292 or info@sylvansport.com.

Looking for a GO camping trailer? Here’s how to find one!

You’ve watched the videos of the SylvanSport GO pop up travel trailer, seen all the pictures, and read all the great write-ups and reviews. Now it’s time to actually experience the awesomeness in person. We’ve been hard at work setting up dealerships, collaborating with current GO pop up travel trailer owners, and putting together a lineup of events and festivals to try and make it as easy as possible for you to check out what we (and apparently lots of other folks) think is the Coolest. Camper. Ever.

The last year has been really exciting for us because we’ve built some great relationships with new dealers for our GO camping trailer…on 3 different continents! What this means for you is not just the possibility of finding one near you, but the ability to finance one through the dealership under their buyer program (contact dealer for details on financing). Here’s a list of authorized SylvanSport GO dealers:

USA

MACDONALD’S RV CENTER
171 Washington Street Route 1
Plainville MA  02762
508.695.9241
www.macdonaldsrv.com

TOM JOHNSON CAMPING CENTER

6700 Bruton Smith Blvd
Concord, NC 28027
866.981.6638

1885 US 70 West
Marion, NC 28752
800-225-7802
www.tomjohnsoncamping.com

LAZYDAYS RV

3200 East Irvington Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85714
800.306.4011

6130 Lazy Days Blvd.
Seffner, FL 33584
800.306.4002
www.lazydays.com

 

CANADA

PADDLETRAVEL
56 Kirkland Drive
Red Deer, Alberta
T4P 3P3
403.396.1792
www.paddletravel.com

 

AUSTRALIA

ULTIMATE CAMPERS
39-41 Shelley Road, North Moruya Business Park
Moruya NSW 2537
Tel: (02) 4474 4410  |  Intl: +61 2 4474 4410
www.ultimateoffroadcampers.com.au

 

GERMANY

SYLVANSPORT EUROPE
Fahrzeugbau Rettenmaier
Franz Rettenmaier
Laßbacher Weg 11
74653 Künzelsau

07905-940385
www.sylvansport.eu

GO-GETTERS

In addition to our official dealers, we have a great network of current GO camping trailer owners in the U.S. & Canada, who we like to refer to as “GO-Getters”.  Our GO-Getters have agreed to meet and talk with potential GO owners (maybe you???), let folks check out their GO, and get to share some of their adventures with it.

Click the link for a Google map showing all our our GO-Getter locations. If you would like to make arrangements to see a GO, just contact bonnie@sylvansport.com or call us at 828-883-4292.

http://www.sylvansport.com/go/see-one/

 

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

One of our favorite things to do is to get out and have some fun at different festivals and events all over the country. 2012 was a busy year and our GO pop up travel trailer was at several dozen events. For 2013, our calendar is starting to fill up. We do music festivals, outdoor sports events, a slew of trade shows, and wherever else we can find, that we might be able to find you. To keep track of our comings and goings, check the Upcoming Events page on our website. It’s always being updated, so remember to bookmark it. Better yet, like us on Facebook and we’ll keep you posted on when and where we’ll be!

 

COME SEE US!

Finally, if you’re ever in the Brevard, NC area. You are always welcome to stop by and see our facility, check one out, and even buy a GO camping trailer. We can help you with all the necessary paperwork and tag stuff to get you on your way! You can also buy direct from us via e-mail/phone and we can even arrange delivery to or near you (fees apply). For more details, give Peyre Cleveland a call at 828-883-4292 or shoot him an e-mail at peyre@sylvansport.com…he’d love to talk to you!

So many ways to see a GO pop up travel trailer! Chances are pretty good that there’s one not too far away from you. We are always happy to help you find one, so let us know what we can do! They’re even cooler in person than on a screen, so it’s worth taking a look!

SylvanSport gets ready for 2013 with a photo shoot!

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it’s time to really start thinking about the holiday season ahead. That is unless you’re part of the SylvanSport family. This whole week we’ve been living it up on the set of a photo shoot, getting ready for 2013. You know how it is…lattes, danishes, wine…basically it’s how we like to roll. Well, it may be how we like to roll, but it wasn’t exactly what our week looked liked. Taking over 1/3 of our facility, we set up a huge white back drop, found a great model/actress, Candace Blanchard, and got hooked up with dual sport motorcycles, 4-wheelers, Rubbermaid cargo bins, a fleet of Specialized bikes, and a ton of kayaks of all kinds. There were no lattes, no danishes, and no wine (or beer) to be found anywhere. I think I saw someone with a coffee cup, but I’m not sure where he got it. What we did have though, was a great model, lots of cool gear, and of course, the star of the show, (the all-in-one, camping trailer, kayak trailer, ATV camper, and mountain bike trailer), the SylvanSport GO Trailer. Now we just need a photographer to capture this in all it’s glory.

Enter John Powell. You may remember John from his incredible pics when he took a GO pop up travel trailer out to Moab, UT for the Land Rover Rally. Check out the October 9, 2012 blog post for our recap of his trip. We’ve taken him from the slick rock of Utah and brought him indoors to shoot our new product photos. So come along and join us for a behind the scenes look at the SylvanSport photo shoot. Let the fun begin! 

 

Tom and Kyle review the plans for each shot.

The GO Trailer looking pretty for the camera.

Last minute touches to get the photo "just right".

Ooooh...so versatile.

The GO trailer is pretty fond of kayaks...especially bright orange ones.

John Powell working his magic.

Everyone is psyched about the work John is doing!

So how much gear did you say the GO trailer could hold? That's right...a lot.

Amazingly, it's a lot of work putting a photo shoot together. Maybe even harder than the Tour de France...I mean, they get massages at the end of each day.

When you have a bunch of sweet gear, great models, a top-notch photographer, a SylvanSport GO trailer, and put them all together, you end up with some pretty good looking pics!

Look for the fruits of our labor coming in the new year. We would like to give a big shout out to all of the folks who helped us out in making this shoot turn out so well: Jackson Kayak, Confluence Watersports, Sycamore Cycles, Dal-Kawa Cycle Center, Rubbermaid,and more.

Great job everyone! That’s a wrap!

What is a GO trailer???

OK. You’ve seen pictures of the coolest. camper. ever. Maybe even seen it set up at one the many festivals or events that we’ve attended. But have you REALLY seen it? Do you know how versatile it really is? Do you know how easy it is to set it up? Well, this week, I wanted to have a quick educational moment and let you know truly, what is a GO  trailer. Class is now in session.

So, what can you really do with a GO? The main idea is to help you get out into the outdoors and have some fun. Bike, kayak, canoe, surf, climb… just about any outdoor adventure you can think of. “But I prefer my recreation to involve a motor”. No worries. The trailer bed actually tilts so you can easily load a motorcycle, 3-wheeler, or 4-wheeler, with no ramps to negotiate. At SylvanSport, we know that nobody wants to have 3 or 4 trailers to do everything they need, so we made the GO as versatile as possible. Home improvement project? The bed can handle full sheets of plywood and 8 foot lumber. Clearing brush? Load it up and strap it down. How about that cool dresser you found at the antique mall? Just raise the tent pod and bring it on in. I think you get the picture. The GO isn’t just a weekend toy. It’s like your favorite pocket knife…you find yourself using it all the time.

One of the main questions we get is: how long does it take to set up? To start, if you can set up a tent, you can set up the GO. One person can easily set it up in 10 minutes. Add in a spouse, friend, child, or helpful stranger, and it’s even faster. We’re not talking record speed efforts here either. Setting up camp shouldn’t take energy away from what you really want to be doing…playing and relaxing in the great outdoors.

“I don’t have a truck or V8 to pull it”. This is one of the coolest aspects of the GO. A 4-cylinder is all you need. A Subaru Outback, Mini Cooper, Toyota Corolla, or any other small car will work just fine. So, you don’t HAVE to have an SUV or truck to pull it. Save on gas and get a GO!

My final point and one that we’re pretty proud of is…  GO is completely designed and manufactured out of our facility in Brevard, NC. Made in the USA isn’t just a fact at SylvanSport, it’s our belief in supporting local economies, having close connections to the entire process, and maintaining quality and environmental controls. Even the majority of our parts are sourced within a 200 mile radius.

So, there you have it. A quick 101 on the GO, from SylvanSport. Feel free to comment and ask any other questions that you might have. If you have any questions regarding sales, you can e-mail Peyre Cleveland at peyre@sylvansport.com.

Now get on out and enjoy some beautiful fall weather!

GO road trips to Moab, UT for the Land Rover Rally.

Last week (Oct. 2-6), Land Rovers (and their drivers) from all over the country gathered in beautiful Moab, UT for the annual Land Rover National Rally. Always excited to jump in on an adventure, we hooked up South Carolina photographer, John Powell, with a GO trailer and set him loose in the wild, wild west.

Land Rover National Rally (photo: Nathan Hindman)

I know there is some debate about the use of motorized vehicles in natural areas, but Land Rover seems to be committed to traveling off-road responsibly and with minimal impact. They’ve worked with Tread Lightly for over 20 years trying to educate folks on low impact recreation of all types, as well as commitments to lowering CO2 emissions and dozens of other initiatives. So, this isn’t a new green bandwagon they’re jumping on…they’ve known for decades that if people don’t use the outdoors responsibly, there will be nothing left for any of us or all the other critters, plants, etc. But I digress.

Truthfully, there is something about Land Rovers that bring out the kid in me. I don’t own one nor do I do any kind of off-roading. When I see one though, it conjures up memories of being a kid and playing with toy cars in the yard or setting up miniature obstacles in the living room to navigate through. I can’t help it. I think part of it is that they are truly designed to travel off-road. They aren’t jacked up and modified pick up trucks or over-blown SUVs. They aren’t made to crush cars or tractor pull. They’re made to travel the safaris of Africa, the jungles of Asia, the volcanoes of South America, or in the case of last week, the rocky slabs of Moab. They do what you made them do when you were a kid. So out of their entire line-up of trucks, if I had to pick just one to play with, which one would it be??? Hands down, it would be the Land Rover Defender 110. I mean, come on…it has a snorkel. What’s not to like?

Land Rover 110 (photo: www.vehiclepdf.com)

All that said, John Powell had the chance to travel out to Moab, GO in tow, and experience a little Land Rover fanaticism for himself. Here are some pretty incredible pics of his journey:

Foggy camping in Kansas. (photo: John Powell / Blue Collar Studio)

Camping at Alta Lakes in Telluride, CO. (photo: John Powell / Blue Collar Studio)

Traveling the Lost Dollar Rd in Telluride, CO. (photo: John Powell / Blue Collar Studio)

Camping along the Lost Dollar Rd looking at the peaks above Telluride, CO. (photo: John Powell / Blue Collar Studio)

So, get out and GO! Remember to play responsibly, tread lightly, be nice to others, don’t litter, make sure your dog has plenty of water, and most importantly…have fun!

Along with SylvanSport, Brevard, NC is now home to Oskar Blues Brewery!

Years ago, when SylvanSport was just starting out, the world was our oyster and we could pick, more or less, wherever we wanted to settle down and plant some roots. After a lot of soul searching and a stint in Cedar Mountain, NC (about 20 minutes from where we are now), we have settled into our cozy home that most people refer to as Brevard, North Carolina.

A little mountain town in western NC, Brevard boasts a population of around 7000 people. But here is where it gets good. We are 10 minutes from the entrance of Pisgah National Forest, which is home to some of the country’s best single track for hiking, running, and biking, fly fishing that rivals some of the “famous” rivers out west, and so many waterfalls, that you’ll need an abacus to count them all. We’re also about 20 minutes from DuPont State Forest and 30 minutes from Gorges State Park. So with all of this, it hard to imagine where a brewer of beer and a lover of the outdoors, such as the folks at Oskar Blues Brewery, would choose other than Brevard for their east coast brewery.

Starting with a restaurant in Lyons, CO in 1997, Dale Katechis decided to turn it into a brewery pub and did so well, in 2002, he became the first craft beer to can their goods, rather than bottle them. So started a revolution. After 10 years of canning, awards left and right, Dale has decided to open a brewery east of the great Mississippi. I guess he could have tried to find the most efficient location, closest to an interstate and central to distribution, but Dale’s love of small town, good people, and gobs of single track, led him to none other than, our home town of Brevard, NC. Construction has just started in renovating a truss plant to start brewing beers, offering tours, and tastings. They are hoping to up and running by years end or early 2013.

So, throw the bikes and boats on top of the car, load up the fly rods, hiking boots, camping gear, and running shoes and check out beautiful Brevard, NC. While you’re at it stop by and see us at SylvanSport! We’re about 1 mile from downtown Brevard and would love to show you around our facility and demo a GO  trailer for you! (remember: glass does not belong in the woods, bring your beverages in a can!)