When we last heard Offline Campers, he was uttering a sharp-edged tear so fierce it devoured campers with real jaws. Today, the Australian store is back with a trailer with a silhouette similar to the previous one but with one major particularity: its center has been hollowed out from the roof to the ground. Instead of a livable interior, the new Ryder features a chessboard sheet metal bed to carry three dirt bikes, supported by an Outback-grade galvanized steel frame and twin-shock suspension. Ryder owners can devote the light of day to exploring the bumpiest and most prickly slices of land via two and four wheels before retiring each night on a fully loaded support vessel.
We’ve seen a number of different versions of the sturdy mini bike camper/toy hauler over the years, from the long tray with tent box up front, to the oversized square with loading ramp and pull-down bed, to the back packable with bicycle crane. Offline does things a little differently than any of those others, integrating the RV and the flatbed without requiring you to ride dirty, smoke-soaked bikes right on your bedroom floor.
Offline manages to fit a bike-carrying bed and camping gear into an even smaller footprint than its Domino Square. The Ryder is 15.4 feet (4.7 m) long from hitch to rear bumper, 1.2 feet (37 cm) shorter than the Domino.
Despite its shorter length, the Ryder still contains an identical kitchen area. The L-shaped drawer arrangement on the left side allows a Waeco/Dometic CFX 95 fridge/freezer to be stored in the large forward-most cabinet. Taking it a step further, the long, low slide highlights the Smev double burner stove, the Smev sink, the 55 x 14 in (140 x 35 cm) stainless steel folding worktop and the utensil drawer . Buyers can also upgrade to a three-burner stove and add a gas hookup for a portable grill.
Skipping the heavy-duty fender and rounding the corner of the trailer leads to the main attraction: a 92.5-inch-long (235cm) bed configured as a wall-less bed with tie-down rails on the side edges. The bed could possibly be used for any kind of sports gear, camping gear, work tools, or miscellaneous transportation, but Offline sets it up and advertises it specifically for dirt bikes. Three bike tire trays line the floor for easy loading, and tie-down points on the trays and rails secure these two-wheelers.
Beneath the flat bed, Offline incorporates two rear drawers which provide 340 liters of combined storage for gear, tools, clothing and whatever else needs to make the trip. An additional 300 liters of storage space is available at the other end of the trailer in the large front cargo box. Next to this box, Offline dedicates space for two 4-liter LPG bottles. It also includes a firewood rack.
The tall tube frame around the tray is designed more to hold the rooftop tent (or extra cargo) than to keep the bed closed, but the rooftop tent is sold separately. We’re guessing that’s to appeal to buyers who have their own rooftop tent, prefer camping in the field, or plan to use the Ryder purely as a bike/gear hauler (with serious food and drink capacity). Offline includes an attached tent and the Darche awning as standard.
The Ryder carries fresh water in a rear-mounted 105L tank and dispenses it via a high-flow pump. In addition to sending water to the kitchen faucet, the plumbing system supplies a shower hookup. Buyers have the option of adding a secondary 75 liter mid-mounted fresh tank, a charcoal water filter for drinking water and a Webasto water heater.
Ryder’s complete off-grid power system includes two 105 Ah AGM batteries, AC-DC and DC-DC chargers, Enerdrive battery monitor and solar hook-up. Available add-ons include an inverter, lithium battery upgrade, 435W solar charging system and Wi-Fi hardware.
Offline showed the Ryder trailer ahead of the Spring/Summer 2022 season in Australia and has it starting at AU$53,300 (approximately US$33,575).
Source: Offline Campers