“In the camping mode, it features a backpacker style tent, which deploys to create a spacious 12-foot-10-inch by 6-foot-7-inch space with sleeping accommodations for four or more campers”
Important dimensions: Dimensions – closed – 12’10” length, 6’7″ width
For gear deck and tent dimensions see floorplan below GVWR 1350 lbs, unloaded vehicle weight 850 lbs
Unloaded hitch weight 100 lbs, Gear deck carrying capacity 150 lbs
Roof rack carrying capacity 150 lbs, Internal carrying capacity 200 lbs
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Coleman says: “In the camping mode, the Switchback trailer features a backpacker style tent, which deploys to create a spacious 12-foot-10-inch by 6-foot-7-inch space with sleeping accommodations for four or more campers. Two 51-inch by 78-inch private sleeping areas feature meshed ceiling panels for sleeping under the stars, and include rain protection with an easy-to-deploy rain fly. Between the wing-like sleeping compartments is a 52-inch by 80-inch common area that can easily become an impromptu dining area or additional sleeping space.” Very simple as you can see from the floorplan below…
“The SwitchbackTM likes to work but loves to play as it combines the camping trailer comforts of an off-the-ground tent with the versatility of a sport and utility trailer,” said Dana Gehman, FTCA Product Development & Marketing Manager.
“Unlike other ultra-lightweight sport/utility trailers, this layout is ideal for singles, couples, friends, and families who think green and want to leave a small carbon footprint with their tow vehicle choice and camping lifestyle,” added Gehman.
The versatile Switchback also functions as a capable utility trailer for closer to home activities such as landscaping or weekend building projects. With a front gear deck measuring 31 inches by 52 inches, and a versatile roof rack system, the Switchback can easily carry standard 4-by 8-foot plywood sheets and two-by-fours, shrubs or bags of mulch.
As Gehman explains it, “This trailer is more than just a really good camping trailer. It is a sport trailer that hauls your bicycles and kayaks, and a utility trailer when you need one. It’s really two or three trailers in one. That’s why we say it likes to work but loves to play.”