At SylvanSport, beauty is more than just skin deep. Right down to our bones, we are fun, adventurous, intentional, and practical. That’s why we burn the midnight oil toiling over every component, process, and design choice that we make.
GO Anatomy Lesson of the Day (GALD)
The SylvanSport GO Camper is designed for the 21st century, both in how you see it and how you use it. The GO is also engineered to be lightweight, versatile, and ready for a lifetime of adventures. That’s why at its very core, aluminum is the material of choice for the frame, rack, deck, & wheels. Basically the entire skeleton of the GO is made from aluminum. But why? Let”s go to today’s GALD to find out!
Strong & Durable
When properly engineered & skillfully welded, aluminum is the perfect choice for a lightweight camping trailer. The aluminum components on the GO are custom extruded for optimal strength and function. Our TIG welders are master craftspeople who take pride in creating welds that are not only strong, but beautiful as well (even the welds that are hidden!).
Just because a camper is strong, doesn’t mean that it has to weigh you down. By using an aluminum frame, the GO is able to tip the scales at a svelte 840lbs (381kg). What does that mean for you? No special tow vehicle needed. Easy to handle in the turns and not terrifying when braking. And, when you get to the campsite, simply unhitch the GO and push into place!
Not to get too technical here, but when aluminum surfaces are exposed to the atmosphere, a thin invisible oxide skin forms immediately, which protects the metal from further oxidation. This self-protecting characteristic gives aluminum its high resistance to corrosion and weathering. While not really needed, we add a durable powder-coating to many of the aluminum components to help keep your GO looking as awesome as it did the day you brought it home.
Aluminum is infinitely recyclable, meaning that no new materials are introduced along the way. In fact, more than two-thirds of all the aluminum ever produced is still in use today. At SylvanSport, we love this fact and recycle all of our scrap aluminum materials.
At SylvanSport, we design products with the best materials, so you can focus on enjoying your adventure, whether you’re in your backyard or going across the country. Learn more about why National Geographic Adventure magazine called the GO, the ‘Coolest. Camper. Ever.’.