Trekking: The Timberleaf Trailer is a Subie owner’s dream

first_img The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Taxa Outdoors’ Rugged Mantis Travel Trailer Just Got Even Better Zach Klein Is the Reason We’re All Obsessed with Cabin Porn Editors’ Recommendations The 2020 Living Vehicle Is a Swanky Luxury Apartment on Wheels Man isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.Everyone loves the thought of a towable camper — perhaps that’s why the market for teardrop trailers has increased substantially in the last couple years or so. They’ve become the go-to option for those who yearn for more than tent but still don’t want to throw down on a fully-loaded RV, after all, the necessary cash and space required for the latter is enough to leave many of us completely broke (or in debt). That said, most towable trailers also require a more robust vehicle to ferry them along, one often capable of hauling an upward of 3,500. Thankfully, the Timberleaf Trailer ($15,250+) was specifically designed to accommodate less-capable vehicles… like your Subaru.Related: Yes, the roof of this trailer moonlights as a small, dedicated row boatWhen it comes to design, stock components and accessories simply weren’t an option. The folks at Timberleaf have years of fine woodworking under their belt, and as such, they built many of the trailer’s features to achieve the exact counter height and feel they wanted. The luscious, birch-lined galley — which discretely rests beneath a folding panel on the rear — comes outfitted with a host of hand-made amenities, including a pull-out drawer and cooktop shelf, running lights, a sink, and an optional cooler line that was built from the ground up to fit the trailer. The latter showcases the same ice-retention properties as today’s leading brands, and even comes with genuine leather handles and dovetail joinery for an added touch of class.Inside, you’ll find the same attention to detail. The cabin is equipped with one of the largest skylights of any teardrop trailer to date, providing unobstructed views of the Milky Way and imbuing the cabin with a more spacious feel. Wooden shelves and customized cubbies line the walls of the interior, which is also conveniently lined with birch and fully insulated with one-inch foam that’s designed to keep the heat in and cold out. The space even houses enough room for a custom-made, Colorado queen mattress — which is 3 inches shy of a standard queen, yet still manages to sleep two. The abundance of windows just ensures the wilderness is never far from view.Check out Tearleaf Trailers online to place an order, or for a complete list of specs. The Opus OP15′ Is a Tricked-Out, Off-Road-Ready Travel Trailer last_img read more

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UK CV manufacturing grows by 85 in 2018

British commercial vehicle manufacturing increases 8.5% in 2018, following two years of decline.Demand grows at home and overseas, rising 17.9% and 2.9% respectively.Nearly six in 10 UK built CVs exported to global markets last year. British commercial vehicle manufacturing grew 8.5% in 2018, with 84,888 units leaving production lines, according to the latest figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The increase in output follows weaker performances in 2016 and 2017, while strong market incentives ahead of model changes also played a part in boosting output.Domestic demand increased by 17.9% last year, with an additional 5,248 CVs built for UK operators. Meanwhile, exports grew, up 2.9% to 50,320 units. Almost six out of every 10 vans, trucks, taxis and buses built in the UK in 2018 were exported, with some 93.6% of those going to the EU and 2.3% destined for Asian markets.December finished the year on an exceptional high, with commercial vehicle output up 79.2% as production for home and exports experiencing significant increases, up 175.6% and 40.1%. While the rise in production is considerable, it follows two years of decline in the month and a slow start to 2018, illustrating the dangers of drawing conclusions from a single month’s performance.Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive, said,Commercial vehicle production ended 2018 on a very positive note, with strong deals ahead of some important model changes securing significant growth in December resulting in a boost to annual volumes. The boost follows two years of declining output, and low volumes at the beginning of the year. With Europe accounting for more than nine out of every 10 commercial vehicles we export, it is clear that maintaining a beneficial trading relationship with the EU is critical. This means securing a deal that will allow this vital sector to continue to thrive.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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