Imperial Outdoors Makes Off-Road RVs Tough Enough for Any Adventure
The Company's XploreRV Line Includes Four-Season Towables Made for Off-Grid Camping
As the RV industry continues to evolve, we see more and more unique models making their way to the market. Some are designed to appeal to those who prefer a more luxurious, upscale experience, preferably at a full-featured campground. Others are built for a decidedly more adventurous crowd, helping owners escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, setting up camp as far off the grid as possible.
To say the travel trailers offered by Imperial Outdoors fall into the latter category would be an understatement. The company makes some of the most rugged off-road towables on the market, helping owners reach places they never thought they could go with an RV. These models can help you connect with your inner explorer, providing all-weather and all-terrain performance.
The XploreRV Line-Up
A subsidiary of Nelson Industries, which got its start designing protective shelters for ice fishing. More than a decade ago, the company applied its expertise in that area to create travel trailers built for use in cold weather conditions. The result is a line of overlanding campers that can handle just about anything Mother Nature throws at them, including -40ºF temperatures.
Dubbed the XploreRV line, Imperial’s current line-up of travel trailers consists of four unique models, each with its own features and functionality. They include the two-person X145 and the X195, which sleeps 3+. Those looking for a bit more space can opt for the X22 or XR22, which sleeps up to four people and provide a cabin-like interior that you can go anywhere with you.
The four models share some common design traits that are a hallmark of an Imperial Outdoors RV. These include a reinforced chassis that provides 20+ inches of ground clearance, oversized off-road tires, and a rugged suspension system for rolling over rough terrain. As already noted, each model is also made for four-season camping, with plenty of insulation to handle extremely cold conditions.
Built for Overlanding and Boondocking
The XploreRV X145 and X195 are Imperial’s flagship overlanding models. These two campers share a lot in common, although the X195 is a bit more spacious. Each comes in a single floorplan with a comfortable sleeping area, an onboard kitchen and bathroom, and a generous amount of storage. A refrigerated cabinet and convertible dinette round out the interior living space, which is cozy and accommodat
Thanks to a durable air ride suspension with 23″ of ground clearance and integrated skid plates, both models are perfect for off-road exploration. They are built on fully-boxed steel frames and come with 240-watt solar panels mounted on the roof. Power is fed into a 360AH lithium battery, although each travel trailer has the option to add a generator storage box to house an alternate power source. 60-gallon fresh and gray water tanks further support overlanding and boondocking.
Available upgrade packages include more efficient solar panels and an additional lithium-ion battery for more off-grid power. Owners can also opt to add accessory mounts for spare tires and jerry cans, along with a rear utility box. Both towables are available in green or tan and are adventure-ready straight from the factory.
Go-Anywhere Fishing Cabins
Much like X145 and 195, the XploreRV X22 and XR22 are built for boondocking. But these two models have their own unique identity, providing a bit more comfort while roughing it in the wild. The interiors of the two campers mimic a Midwestern fishing cabin, complete with solid surface countertops, a mini-fridge, and room for four.
Both models also have an adjustable ride height that ranges from 12″ to 20″ of ground clearance, thanks to a built-in hydraulic lift system. This allows owners to lower the height for more efficient towing on the highway, then raise it when venturing off-road. Oversized tires, integrated rubber rock guards, a reinforced steel frame, and an obstruction-free undercarriage add to the go-anywhere capabilities.
While they share many similarities, these two towables differ in some very important ways, most notably at the rear of each vehicle. That’s where XR22 owners will find a 60″ ramp door and a bed mounted on an electric lift. These two features help open the interior space, making it feel more versatile and airy. That same model also comes with a roof-mounted 200W solar panel and a 100Ah lithium battery, which are optional upgrades on the X22.
All of the XploreRV travel trailers are rated for camping in temperatures down to -40ºF, but Imperial offers optional upgrades that can further enhance the four-season camping experience. All models have an Xtreme add-on package that includes numerous features, including an onboard air compressor, improved off-road tires, and an outdoor shower. More importantly, that package also comes with thermal acrylic windows and heated and insulated water tanks, both of which make camping in the snow more feasible.
Additionally, X22 and XR22 owners can also add the Blizzard Package, which includes twin 30 lb. LP fuel tanks with a built-in heater, a roof-mounted utility basket, and a ski rack. In other words, additional accessories that will make winter camping even more enjoyable.
These capabilities go well beyond most other RVs on the market, allowing owners to go camping all year round if they choose. Add in the excellent off-road capabilities of each model in the Imperial line-up, and you truly have a go-anywhere at-anytime travel trailer. And while these models may not be as large and luxurious as some others on the market, they still offer a comfortable and well-appointed experience, especially if you are an outdoor enthusiast searching for the perfect mobile base camp to support your adventures.
Which one of these models is right for you? That all comes down to how many friends or family members you’re bringing along and how far off-grad you want to wander. But each of these RVs is a well-built and highly-capable vehicle designed to take you further than you ever imagined.
To find out more, visit the Imperial Outdoors website.