Keith Snelson loves the feeling of freedom that comes from riding a motorcycle, but he also enjoys the comfort, convenience and protection of towable campers.

In the early 1970s, he had an idea: Why not design something that offers a taste of both worlds?

Snelson approached his employer at the time with the idea of a popup camper small enough to be pulled behind a motorcycle, but it was rejected.

However, Snelson didn’t give up.

He recruited some engineer friends and they continued to work on a design for the next couple of years. In 1974, Time Out Trailers began manufacturing the first cargo and camper trailers that could be pulled behind a motorcycle or small vehicle.

Time Out Trailers’ Deluxe Camper offers the road tripper an easy escape.

“The Deluxe is a pop-up camper small enough in design that it can be pulled behind a motorcycle but it pops up into a huge living area that is 14.5-feet long,” said Owner Blake Walters. “It has a table with a dining area in it as well as a queen-sized bed.”

The Deluxe is made for the traveler who wants the flexibility of taking a motorcycle or sub-compact car for a getaway.

Time Out Trailers makes the only pop-up camper that is completely off the ground (other models on the market feature dressing or living areas that rest on the dirt).

Traveling somewhere hot? Not a problem. With 23 cubic feet of storage space for extra gear, finding the space for a small air conditioner is easy. The Deluxe includes a side flap to set up the air conditioner and a back flap that offers easy access to coolers.

The unit is light enough for one person to move it around a camp site and easy for one person to assemble in five minutes.

“We were pioneers in the industry in making anything you could pull behind a motorcycle,” Walters said. “We had to design hitches and all kinds of stuff. Over the years there have been 150 other companies who have come and gone and we’re still here.”

Time Out Trailers

In 1974, Time Out Trailers began manufacturing the first cargo and camper trailers that could be pulled behind a motorcycle or small vehicle.

4636 Chester Dr.
Elkhart, IN 46516

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“We were pioneers in the industry in making anything you could pull behind a motorcycle. We had to design hitches and all kinds of stuff. Over the years there have been 150 other companies who have come and gone and we’re still here.”

Blake Walters

Owner, Time Out Trailers