Bean trailers are some of the nicest and most curvy towables on the road and track, but the latest model has a bit more spice and edge. The limited-edition Black Bean arrives blacked out from the wheels to the roofline, sporting a wicked look that’s complemented by additional off-grid capability. The new teardrop has increased ground clearance, an oversized off-grid lithium battery, and room for two fridges / freezers. Ride it deep in nature and stay off the grid for a bit longer – just make sure you park it in the shade.
The 15.8ft (4.8m) Black Bean drew us in with its see-through black suit as we walked past the Bean Trailer booth at the Outside Adventure Expo earlier this summer, but the new limited edition has in makes more of a tuxedo motif. at least when you look at it from behind or from above. A navy-grade white gelcoat roof provides a stark contrast to the black body, making the model even brighter.
From the side view, however, the 15-inch wheels, 30-inch off-road tires, raised fenders, tinted windows, and black end caps give a stealthy, all-black look, leaving the metal table rail and white propane tank an extra bright contrast. And the styling is especially impressive against the sun-drenched white of the Bonneville Salt Flats just hours from Bean’s headquarters in Salt Lake City (pictured above).
For those who don’t appreciate the black look, Bean also offers the Black Bean in white, gray, and olive green, along with customizable color options for an additional $ 1,000. Each color features a Raptor coating on the one-piece fiberglass bodywork, demonstrating a tough off-road design that contributes to the increased trailer capacity, which comes with additional storage and equipment. improved.
The off-road-ready Black Bean gets a lift around its Timbren 3500 torsion suspension, offering a full 20 inches (51 cm) of ground clearance, 3 inches (8 cm) more than the Meaner Bean off-road trailer by Bean. The steel frame is fully powder coated and the trailer hooks up to the tow vehicle with a Cruisemaster DO35 multi-directional articulated coupling.
Another major addition comes to the front, where Bean worked as standard in a full-width storage box covered with an armadillo. The new box comes with a pull-out tray sized to fit a Dometic CFX3 75 71L dual zone refrigerator to give the trailer additional refrigerated space in combination with the 52L Dometic refrigerator in the galley.
The other side of the large front trunk houses the upgraded electrical gear, which starts with a 210 Ah lithium battery instead of the basic 100 Ah AGM battery that comes on the Meaner Bean. The electrical suite also includes a charger and Victron battery management system and can be upgraded to a 420 Ah lithium battery with a 2000 W inverter and the ability to generate power to function as a power supply. home backup during power outages.
The available LightLeaf solar panel is curved to fit the front of the trailer and also doubles as a protective cover for the optional front window, preventing thrown rocks from cracking the glass when towing off-road. The panel plugs into the battery through a port on top of the front storage box and can also be removed from the trailer to realign with the sun.
An optional 1Up double bike rack fits onto the front housing for convenient mountain bike transport.
At the other end of the trailer, Bean strives to give the nomadic chefs more room to work. The worktop spans the full width of the kitchen with the help of a flush cover above the larger and deeper Torva sink.
Bean has long saved countertop space by using a pull-out stove, and he takes the concept a step further with a 22-inch fold-out, pull-out Partner Steel stove that neatly tucks away next to the fridge / freezer and folds and folds. , positioned so that it faces in or out, for use under the tailgate or on the side of the trailer. This last position frees up access to the entire kitchen worktop. A side table attaches to the rear of the trailer for more prep space.
The upper galley cabinets include a handy passage from the galley to the cabin. The interior itself receives new trim options and includes a 58 x 78-inch (147 x 198) mattress, remote-controlled fan and lighting, cup holders, folding cabinets and drawers, and a 58 x 23 inches (147 x 58 cm bunk bed) for sleeping a child or a pet. The main bed can also convert into a bench to use with the available pull-out dining table.
The Black Bean costs $ 37,900, and additional options include heating, an instant hot water system, and the iKamper and Tepui rooftop tent models. For those who wish to take a closer look, the 19.5 minute video below offers an even more comprehensive overview of Black Bean’s features and options than the one we received at Outside Adventure Expo.
Black Bean – Best Teardrop RV of 2021 (Off-Road Trailer, Travel Trailer, Camping)
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