overland camping trailers
The Trail marker is made of honey comb composite materials and is the lightest trailer of its kind, starting at only 980lbs.
you need this.... you need a vessel to you get you outside. Only after you have returned home from a trip into the wilderness will you really appreciate Life. you need this.
how did it happen?
What is Trail Marker? The easiest way to explain the Trail Marker outdoor camper and toy hauler hybrid is to hear the story about it from me... JP Ross.
I started JP Ross & Company in 1997 and it started as a fly rod company. Now many years later the company has grown and changed as I have gotten older. Personally I got married to a beautiful woman named Bobbi Jo who loves the outdoors as much as I do. She gave us and this world a beautiful boy named Parker James. As I grew older and became a father I went through that emotional change that I think everyone goes through. What makes me happy? I just want to be happy and be outside and be simple. I needed a vessel, or portal of some kind to get me, Bobbi Jo and Parker (and Patton our black lab) into the wilderness. I wanted to be a father and still be myself. I wanted to give my family something that was part of me. That part of me was the gift of being outside i wanted to give to my family.
I had a lot of camping gear and to be honest, I have an emotional connection to my stove, my sleeping bag, my cot, my axe, my hatchet... and other stupid stuff.
We looked around for an Overland Camper Trailer that has the following.
light weight, less than 2000 lbs.
6' x 12' cab or similar
roof rack for a canoe
made very well with high quality, would last
I was afraid of wood
had a warranty
can haul a light 4-wheeler or motorcycle
can be set up in a minimum of 15 minutes
something we can stand up in to change
has LED lighting and Solar Charging Capability
can color match my tow vehicle
is between $10,000 and $25,000 dollars
has a comfortable bed
has an interior that my wife will love
has the flexibility be used to move furniture, or get plywood at the Hardware store, and carry a ladder.
light dirt road use
The criteria goes on and on. In short, we found nothing.
However, we knew we could make something better and different.
So I met up with some very talented and wonderful people at Rolling Star Manufacturing right here in my home town. Rolling Star rolled their first trailer out the door in 1996, and since then they have made trailers for the FBI, Command Centers for the NAVY, training trailers for many fire departments, and even made trailers for communications in the Olympics. As soon as I began working with the Beck Family at Rolling Star, the collaboration energy began and a true partnership was solidified.
We build the trailer from tube frame right up to the top. It is completely made by local workers, and in fact every Trail Marker Trailer is signed by the team on a plaque under the counter. Rolling Star does also Warranty the Trailer and will also service and modify them to our needs.
My long time friends Mark Usyk and Mark Hagerty are also part of JP Ross & Company and they had more criteria and ideas. They both are considered outdoorsmen and also have a history of either design and/or fabrication. So I knew we had the team and resources.
JP Ross and Company, 22 years in the outdoor industry teamed up with Rolling Star 25 years making military command center trailers. We offer a 5 year warranty on all components and materials and piece of mind.