Taking a Look at the Rockwood Geo Pro Travel Trailer

Derrek Sigler
by Derrek Sigler
The Rockwood Geo Pro is a compact and lightweight travel trailer that also acts as a toy hauler. This trailer looks ready for your next off-road adventure.

I’m not going to lie. When I think about RVs, I tend to focus on the ones that fit a more adventurous lifestyle. I can’t help it. My favorite camp sites tend to the ones most would call “inaccessible.” It’s not just camping, either. I tend to enjoy going places that are hard to reach. My current truck, while a modest Toyota Tacoma by many standards, was chosen because of its toughness and durability, along with legendary off-road capability. My wife, however, is more pragmatic. She’s drawn to the crossover-type vehicles that are known more for fuel economy and environmental friendliness. There are travel trailers that fit both of our needs. One that truly sticks out, and that may very well end up on our future purchase plan list, is the Rockwood Geo Pro.

The Geo Pro Has a Surprise

The Rockwood Geo Pro travel trailer is designed to fall within the tow capacity of the smaller, crossover-type vehicles. At just over 18 feet long, the Geo Pro has an unloaded weight of just 2,842 pounds. That’s well within the towing limits of just about any small SUV or modern crossover. Here’s the coolest thing about the Geo Pro from my perspective – it’s a toy hauler, too! Yep, you can drop the rear gate, fold up the interior stuff and stash an ATV inside. More on that in a bit.

The interior of this modern travel trailer is pretty dang cool, too. It has a TV/DVD combo, a Wi-Fi rage booster, microwave, stove, sink, fridge and storage. There is a small toilet/shower combo and outside is a 12-foot powered awning and a Coleman gas grill. There are two bed/sofa combos that flip down from the sides, too. You can opt for an air conditioner, too.

Hauling Toys

Most small toy haulers I have seen that can meet lowered weight restrictions are pretty sparse. That’s what I like about the Rockwood Geo Pro. You have room to fit an ATV, and still have a comfortable, compact travel trailer with all the amenities you’d want. But the Geo Pro goes beyond hauling an ATV.

You can opt for an adventurous rack package that adds carriers for bikes and kayaks to mount on the roof. You can also get a bike rack for the tongue. I would suggest with this or any RV, that if you mount a roof bike rack, you need to measure the new traveling height of your RV and use caution when going under overpasses, or other barriers.

Going Off Road

The Rockwood Geo Pro also has an option that I would definitely go for – the Off-Road package. This adds a three-inch lift to the travel trailer, as well as 15-inch Mud Rover tires. I mentioned to my wife that there is a lift kit available for this RV and she looked at me like I was crazy. “Why would you need to jack up a travel trailer?” That’s an easy question to answer, and no, I’m not going to say because it looks cool. It changes the approach and departure angle of the trailer, so going over downed logs, up hills and traversing rutted trails much easier. In other words, it allows you to get back into the places you want to go easier, and with less risk of damage to your RV or your vehicle.

And yes, mud tires on a travel trailer do serve a purpose. The larger blocks tread of a mud tire clears out mud easier than a regular tire, meaning when you go through mud, the mud will come off the tire, giving you a stable trailer to tow, instead of a slipping, sliding mess to drag you into the ditch. That and they do look cool, don’t they?

What Do You Think?

The Rockwood Geo Pro B16TH toy hauler has an MSRP of around $17,750. I’m certain you can find one for less. I have never heard of people paying actual MSRP on an RV these days. Unless we’re talking about the Earth Roamer, but that’s another story. Is this the RV for you? If so, let us know. We’d love to hear from you as to what you’d do with a travel trailer like this.

Learn more about Rockwood’s Geo Pro here.