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Lifetime Sahara Utility Tent Trailer

For work or for play, the Lifetime Sahara Tent Trailer converts from utility trailer to tent trailer in just a few minutes. Trailer is constructed from heavy-duty steel and is light enough to be towed by a compact SUV. Heavy-duty polyester nylon tent sleeps up to 6 people (including floor space).

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The Lifetime Sahara Tent Trailer is designed for your busy lifestyle, at work or at play. This dual-purpose trailer converts from a utility trailer for hauling to a tent trailer for camping. When you're ready to head for the hills, load up your recreational equipment and the compact tent kit into the trailer. This trailer can accommodate an ATV, or canoe, or whatever equipment your outdoor hobbies may require. This lightweight trailer can easily be towed, even by a compact SUV. Once you arrive at your favorite getaway destination, simply unload your equipment and you'll have the tent erected in just a few minutes. Trailer side gates fold out to create two XL twin bed frames (mattresses not included - frames can be extended to queen size by purchasing the bed extension/ramp accessory.The tent provides well-ventilated, spacious accommodations for up to 6 people. Designed with a 7 ft ceiling 8 windows, and a front and back doorway. Both doorways are designed with small overhead awnings. You'll also appreciate the intergrated wall pockets to store your smaller items. This model is weather protected from top to bottom with UV inhibitors and powder-coated steel. Spare Tire Kit Accessory available as well. Ships as a kit with assembly required

For more information about assembly, read the Owner's Manual Sample and watch our helpful How To Assemble Lifetime Trailer video.

Design Improvements

  • Lower Cost
  • Slightly larger trailer bed
  • Stronger V-tongue
  • Safer and easier to deploy wings. (65043 model had heavy wings)
  • Easier to use the trailer as a utility trailer because it's not as difficult to remove and store the tent
  • Lower center of gravity when hauling larger or heavy items improves highway safety
  • Lighter weight trailer gives you greater payload capacity and/or better for smaller vehicles to tow
  • Higher sides for greater payload area
  • Reduced time and easier tent set up
  • Front and rear gates for more options for entering the tent and trailer
  • Easier to secure camping gear in the trailer (rather than on top of trailer, especially when hauling an ATV)
  • Self supporting wings are easier to use for secondary purposes such as handyman projects ( drywall cutting, chop saw table, etc.) and allow for moving the trailer with the wings and/or tent deployed without having to have 5 people assisting which was not possible with the 65043 (of course this would not be for long distance or roadway movement or movement with much speed).


  • Dual-purpose trailer for hauling or as tent trailer
  • Trailer side gates lay down to create trailer wings to be used as twin bed platforms for tent or used as tables or workbenches without the tent
  • Tent designed with 2 doors, 8 windows, and 2 screened vents for ultimate ventilation and 360 degree view
  • Ramp accessory available to be used for bed extensions, loading ramps, and load support braces

Model Number 65047
External Trailer Dimensions 126.5 in. L x 79 in. W (10.5 ft x 6.6 ft) from back of trailer to tip of tongue
Internal Trailer Dimensions 60 1/2 in. W x 85 in. L with front and back gates up, and 113 in. length with front and back gates down
Payload Weight Capacity 1300 lbs
Side Gate Dimensions 40.5 in. depth from trailer floor
Coupler Ball Size 2 in. ball
Trailer Tires 5.30 12" tires with 5 lug nuts on a 4.5” diameter pattern (each side of the axle, so 10 lug nuts altogether)
Electrical Four-way flat plug
Trailer Material Powder-coated steel frame and solid wood flooring
Trailer Lights Weather protected wiring to avoid damage
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) 2,000 lb. idler axle
Tongue Weight 75 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) 2,000 lb.
Total Trailer Weight 700 lbs.
Utility Cargo Space 123 cubic ft.
Tent Weight 25 lbs
Tent Material 200 denier polyester tent with 3000 mm PU coating for weather resistance
Tent Dimensions 7 ft L x 12 ft W x 7 ft H
Tent Frame Aluminum poles
Tent Beds 2 extra-long twin bed platforms (mattresses not included)
Weight Capacity for Tent Beds 350 lbs per twin, 600 lbs per queen size with bed extension
Tent Interior Height 7 ft.
Interior Space 84 square ft.
Features 2 doorways, 8 windows, and integrated wall pockets for small storage items
Warranty 1-year limited warranty

Lifetime Tent Trailer Kit (Sahara Tent) is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well engineered, multi-use trailer Assembly was fairly easy.  Very useful for cargo or camping.  When camping I carry some storage containers and 2 coolers in the trails.  These items much be off loaded before tent setup, adding time to the process.  A popup or larger trailer would have it's own storage. On the plus side, I can transport 2 kayaks and mount my bicycle carrier on the trailer.  Now, after a little over a year, two of the fiberglass support poles have splintered and the tent has sprung 4 leaks.  Hopefully the heavy duty tape and tarp will give me a couple more years of use.  It's important to weigh and balance the cargo, giving you a safer more comfortable ride. 
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Built My son and I put this together on a Saturday and it took approx. 10 hours to do it. I was impressed with the precision in which the trailer was manufactured because everything fit as described. The only mistake we found in the assembly manual was pertaining to the lights on the rear of the trailer. The instructions described wire placement into the lights opposite the instructions on the lights themselves. We plugged the wires in to the lights as described on the lights not the manual and everything worked. The trailer and tent seemed to be very well built and we are looking forward to camping. We did tow the trailer around to "get the feel for it" and it towed very well. A lot of thought went into the instructions as they were easy to follow and assembly was a pleasure (except for the lights).
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Trailer Allows For Everything! My family is big into rock crawling. We have been tent camping for 4 years now, but sleeping on the ground was getting old. We rented a popup camper, but it had minimal storage for tools, parts, gear etc. I have seen expedition trailers before, but they generally only sleep one or two people. I have two boys and a dog, plus me and the wife to house on our trips. This trailer allows for everything! It is the nicest self assembly kit of any kind I have ever purchased. Everything was tight, I put it together by myself in about 8 hours. The zippers on the doors are marginal at best. The tent material is not like your typical cheap tent. It is heavy. The zippers are like cheap tent zippers and I don't see them holding up to the strength of the material for a long period of time. I added a tongue box, which prevents folding down the front ramp, but it does not hinder setup. I installed a deep cycle battery, solar panels, and inverter. Next up are wheel adapters so I can fit some larger tires. A well built expedition trailer for less than four thousand dollars.
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It We recently sold our small camper because it was too much trouble for maintenance and storage. The Sahara actually gives us more space and is more comfortable. It is simple to set up and the quality is great. We set it up before we leave and put all our bedding and clothes inside on the floor of the tent and then we fold the tent down around it. Then we put a tarp over it. When we get to our destination, we just pop it up and everything is already inside the tent. It is better than a camper. Especially if you never use the kitchen inside a camper. This is simple and when not camping, it is a useful trailer for hauling everything. A brilliant idea. Also, customer service is great. We had a few defective parts and they replaced them immediately. We love it!!!
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Design In July we ordered the Sahara Tent Trailer. When it arrived, we immediately began putting it together. We found the instructions were easier than any we had ever seen. The parts and pieces went together exactly as specified, they fit together well, hole alignment was excellent. It took us (my wife & I) about 8 hours to complete the process. When we finished the final step by putting the tent up, we discovered that it was the best tent we have ever seen. The material is much heavier than we expected and it is very well made. We have had and still have other tents, but this one is supreme.A week later, we took the Sahara on it's inaugural camping trip. The trailer is well designed too, pulled easily and made carrying our camp gear and 2 kayaks very easy. It is the most comfortable tent we have ever had. I am 6' 2" and had no problem moving around in the tent. The sleeping bunks are well designed even for me at nearly 200 pounds.The tent attracted the attention of quite a few other campers so we had opportunities to brag on it more than once. We absolutely love our Sahara and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great camping experience.Thanks LifeTime
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Needs an addition The rear gate .... used the most for ingress and egress needs to be wider or so at the end (left when you are standing behind the trailer) to allow more foot space for better stability when entering or leaving the tent. Maybe a removable addition with a step. Other than that...VERY good program. We really enjoy our Sahara.
Date published: 2013-08-12
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what are the differences between the Sahara model and Great Basin model? How would I buy one already assembled?

Asked by: Andy
The only differences between the two tent trailers is the design of the tent. The Great Basin has 4" more headroom but the Sahara has a slightly thicker tent material. The trailer itself is exactly the same for both models. The tent trailer comes in a kit and does require full assembly.
Answered by: huerta
Date published: 2013-11-19

Does the tent come with a fly to help keep the water out during heavy rains?

Asked by: Daisy
No, there isn't a rain fly available for this tent.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-04-17

is it posssible to purchase the tent only 

Asked by: Norm
It is only an option if you already own one of our tent trailers. You may purchase this as a replacement part only. The identification number on your trailer will be required to make the purchase.If you still wish to order this, please call our Customer Service line at 1-800-225-3865.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-06-07

Is a rain fly available?

Asked by: dtwalkerfl
No, we do not offer a rain fly for this product.
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-05-21

What's the difference between your tents and the one Costco has for sale?

Asked by: dtwalkerfl
no difference as of 5/14
Answered by: Bear
Date published: 2014-06-08

How can I purchase just the tent

Asked by: Pantz
If you're needing a replacement tent - please call Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-07-22

What are the measurements of the top deck? Could you put a side by side ATV up there?

Asked by: Shandon
There is no 'top deck', but internal trailer dimensions are as follows: 85" L x 60 ½” W (7.08' x 5.04')
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-07-23

What if something happens and the tent gets damaged. Can we get just a replacement tent? How much would it cost? How does the tent extend to cover with the bed extensions?

Asked by: mamabear
For replacement parts, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-225-3865 or email at
Answered by: LifetimeProducts
Date published: 2014-06-20
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