Long known for its Go and Go-Easy gear-hauling tent trailers, SylvanSport has debuted its first hard-sided trailer at this week's RVX show. Like the Go trailers, the all-new Vast is a dual-purpose toy-hauler/camper, only this trailer packs even more multifunctional ingenuity to effectively fill both roles. An indoor/outdoor sliding kitchen, lift-away and convertible queen beds, and sliding sofa combine to create one of the most effective space-optimizers we've ever seen, a dual-personality trailer ready for adventures of all styles and sizes.
The bright green color scheme and plastic nose box design keep the 21.5-foot (6.6-m) Vast recognizable as a SylvanSport, but beyond that it's a completely new direction for the North Carolina company. The hard-sided trailer wears a custom composite skin over insulated interior walls supported by an aluminum frame. The corners of the boxy structure are double capped for leak-free waterproof integrity.
The real story gets started when you flip open the Vast's full-height tailgate to reveal the sofa lounge immediately at the rear. This simple lounge combines an L-shaped sofa and multi-position sliding table. At night, the sofa folds flat and converts to a proper 60 x 80-in (152 x 203-cm) queen-size bed for two, and during the drive, it slides forward on sidewall rails to clear out the toy garage, ensuring that this SylvanSport can haul bikes, skis, boards and other gear. The sitting area remains available in forward position.