Blaze Davies and Keith Martin, founders Moto Burly, have developed prototypes of rugged off-road trailers at a shop in Durango Tech Center.
Davies drew the idea of a trailer with an incorporated kitchen after his wife wanted a more organized kitchen for their camping routines. Once he was struck with the idea of a rugged trailer, Davies approached Keith, who loves to tinker with airstream-like trailers.
Both of them have significant building experience and for Moto Burly, they have developed two prototype models of off-road trailers to explore the backcountry.
The first of the two is called Joeyis, which is 6 feet by 7 feet trailers with a high wheelbase. The second is Voodoo, which measures 4 feet by 4½ feet.
These trailers are made from aluminum composite material. Each trailer features a pullout kitchen with a stainless steel stove, a grill, a sink, a refrigerator/freezer, pressurized hot water, workspace and plenty of storage space. There is also a dedicated space for propane tanks, as well as a 270-degree awning and a roof-top tent. Moto Burly’s trailer frames are capable of withstanding the ruggedness of the backcountry roads.
Some other features are Timbren axle-less independent suspensions providing trailers with 20 inches of clearance and a 2-ton McHitch articulating coupler that replaces the ball-joint hitch. Air suspensions are also used, which allow lowering the trailer for camping, sleeping or highway driving. Davies has envisioned a system that allows dropping the trailer with the push of a button.
The duo plan to build 50 trailers with delivery to begin in 2020. Customers will also be able to customize the trailers and have them prepared in just four weeks.
Pricing for Moto Burly backcountry trailers will range between $10,000 to $40,000. A financing plan will also be available through First Southwest Bank.