History of OGT
Off Grid Trailers started out as a passion project. A Jeep lover and outdoor enthusiast, founder Mark Badgerow glimpsed off-road teardrop trailers at Daytona Beach Jeep show in 2014. Smitten with the concept but deterred by the price point, Mark decided to build his own. A journeyman welder by trade, Mark wanted a compact, off-road trailer he could tow with his Jeep and built to withstand Canada’s cooler climate.
Amidst visions of backcountry camping miles away from civilization, roughing it through the bush with his wife and kids, Mark designed and built that first trailer in his garage with no intention of starting a business. But once he got it on the road, his trailer attracted a lot of attention and he sold it. With the next project, Mark improved his trailer design, making subtle changes to enhance both quality and functionality. Since building that first trailer, Mark continually tweaked and innovated his designs based on customer feedback, resulting in the models we make today.
With the growth of Off Grid Trailers, the company now manufactures in Edmonton, AB – and the team has grown too. Off Grid Trailers has expanded to welcome fledgling adventurers into the fold. The entire OGT team are all believers that backcountry camping is for the whole family.
Adventurous and creative, ambitious and curious, the OGT teams passion for design, quality, authenticity, and craftsmanship are only matched by their love of the outdoors – a love that guides everything we do at Off Grid Trailers. Our off-road teardrop trailers are inspired by overlanding and off grid camping – they’re designed for engaging with nature, for camping off the grid.