What do our customers have to say?
We take a lot of pride in what we do and surround ourselves with the best people we can find. So it's really gratifying when our customers, dealers, and the media take note. Here's a sampling of some of our favorite testimonials.
Help! We’re surrounded! We took our Go camping a few weeks ago and drew ridiculous crowds. Friends told friends, and pretty soon there was a steady stream filing past our campsite. Some just gawked as they walked by, but more than a few hardy souls stopped and asked,”What IS that?” When it came time to pack up and leave, my husband had a crowd of spectators numbering around 40. The universal consensus was that the Go was one of the coolest things people had ever seen, and we agree. It exceeded our expectations in every area.- Vicki, Grand Rapids MI
Dear Mr. Dempsey, Thank you for showing us that small camper thing, it was really cool. I told my mom and dad about it and they liked it alot. I hope they buy one so I can try it out, and again thank you for showing us that camper. I hope I get one for Christmas. – Dear Mr. Dempsey, Thank you for showing us all that cool stuff you designed. I what to be an Industry al designer when I’m older. My favorite thing we looked at was the tent trailer. The other stuff I’ve seen before, but the tent trailer was awesome. I like it because it is bizaare.
We shopped for our Outback last spring and coordinated the purchase of our GO just after the purchase of our Subaru. We had both in mind as “the boomer toys of choice”. We couldn’t be more elated…they are like biscuits and gravy, like strawberries and cream, like sauerkraut on your bratwurst, like horseradish with roast beef. Some things just work well together! The Subaru’s rear deck complements storage of camping/kayaking/biking supplies with the GO’s hauling abilities. Our mpg were hardly affected at all and visibility was not hampered when towing, either in the travel or transport mode.
We have been using our GO as a way to move my daughter’s belongings to a new apartment in the Bronx. I had several people talking to me about the trailer…always a unique treat to talk about it. My daughter was amazed how versatile the GO is. As parking is at a premium by her apartment we unhitched the trailer to easily park it curbside to unload her gear. What a great piece of engineering.- Ron, New York
I bought a GO Camper in the spring and went to Grand Rapids to pick it up. I got caught in a blinding rain storm on the way home, lots of wind blowing cornfields flat and so much rain as to be blinding..then it HAILED! But the GO and my RAV4 v6 soldiered thru it all with no damage. I love this little camper and feel very confident while pulling it. I am 80 years old, yet I can hook the GO up by myself and gooooooo! Driving through big cities was a little scary at first but not anymore..the major concern is remembering that it is back there!
Chloe H- Chloe – Michigan
In the year that I’ve had my GO I’ve been on 13 trips. I think my most memorable was at Douthat State Park- a great place for mountain biking and sightseeing. It was stormy, rainy, windy- the park ranger first said we could be stuck in the campsite if the river overflowed. Several hours later he returned to let us know of tornado warnings!! We stuck it out and survived. Luckily we had great shelter in the GO!!!- Nancy, Flemington NJ
I made a deposit on the GO early in the year and picked up S/N 005 on April 23 at the plant. I got to meet many of the principals of the company–Tom Dempsey, Kyle Mundt, Tom Reeder–as well as the production team that assembled my GO. It was by far the most memorable experience I have ever had picking up a purchase. What a great team, and I do wish their company great success! –- Michael, Batesville IN
My wife and I own serial # 15. We have used it several times and are extremely pleased. It has stimulated a phenomenal amount if interest each time we used it. I think your idea is an excellent one and we are very pleased.- Elliott, Chatham NJ
What do our dealers think?
SylvanSport has generated a lot of response on social media and has been a big plus for our inbound marketing. In fact, our SylvanSport brand page ranks in our top 10 entry pages and brings in 100-200 new unique visits from across the US and Canada each month.- Leland Waggoner – Chilhowee RV, Louisville, TN
SylvanSport is a feel good success story of the highest order. They manufacture intelligently designed trailers, aka toy haulers, in North Carolina. SylvanSport have quickly made a name for themselves in our paddlesports industry, particularly with the Go Easy Adventure Trailer, which is good for hauling bikes, kayaks, and camping gear. Many times I’ve been on the phone with customers talking trailers and when I mention we have the Go Easy in stock, the customer’s enthusiasm jumps. “We’re going to come check them out,” is the standard response. That’s what you want from a product, it excites people and motivates them to come through your door.- Brian Vincent – Appomattox River Company, Ashland, VA.
We love the team at SylvanSport. Their passion drives ours, and it’s a huge part of why we’ve been so successful with their products. We share that passion with everyone that comes in to look at the SylvanSport GO and GO Easy. The SylvanSport GO and GO Easy really are the coolest and we want people to experience them, in all their different forms, loaded with as much gear as we can get our hands on, in an environment that aims to be just as cool. There’s no shortage of buyers as well as no shortage of excitement on our lot; we’re selling SylvanSport products to people from all over the US and Canada… from Iowa to Colorado to Nova Scotia. It’s one of the coolest products the RV industry has ever seen.- Chad Carlson – Woodland Travel Center, Grand Rapids, MI.
I tell people all the time how much fun and refreshing it is to sell Sylvansport Mobile Adventure Gear! We are dealing with very active clientele that we would normally never see on our lot, because of the versatility and tow-ability of the trailer. The transactions are always quick and easy.- Tom Lewis – Vancouver RV Center, Vancouver, WA
The GO is an amazing product and SylvanSport has been a great company to work with. They give their dealers big territories and we really appreciate that. At our showroom, the GO has been a real head turner. Displaying one GO in the up position (Camping Mode) and one down (both Travel Mode and Transport Mode) is the only way to display the product, to get the best ‘bang for the buck.- Kelly Shanholtzer – Beckley’s RV – Thurmont, MD
The GO Easy is the burliest, nicest, most well-made trailer we’ve ever carried here at Quest. We’ve carried three different brands and this is by far the best. Having the cargo deck, waterproof front storage box and adjustable racks make this the premier gear trailer available today. Being able to feature it on our floor, with boats and gear attached, makes the GO Easy a real merchandising centerpiece.- Ryan King – Quest Outdoors, Louisville, KY
We sell a lot of SylvanSport products to people coming in from out of town, they seek out the GO, these are great little vehicles. We just had a customer pick up a GO in a Saturn two seat sports car and take off on a trip across the country. We’re seeing a new type of customer come throuigh our doors and they bought nearly 30 GOs from us last year. We are now a Thule dealer thanks to SylvanSport, they have been fantastic to work with, like no other manufacturer we’ve seen. Their attention to detail and support is second to none.
Tom Lewis – Vancouver RV Center, Washington- Tom Lewis – Vancouver RV
What is the media saying?
The new GO-Easy trailer is a smaller, simpler trailer that weighs a fraction of the original…It can hitch a ride with a Toyota Prius, MINI Cooper or even a motorcycle.- Gizmag.com
The GO is the camper answer for the Apple tech set: innovative, user friendly, [and] beautifully designed…- Gearinstitute.com
Resembling the progeny of a one night stand between an Ifor Williams trailer & an Ariel Atom, the SylvanSport Go appears at first glance to be a pared-down version of the sort of thing your local gardening firm might use to cart lawnmowers around in if designed by Jonny Ive (for those of you not in the thrall of Apple’s every product release, he designed the iPod, iPad, iPhone, etc). This thing can go from being the low profile futuristic-looking trailer we’d just been wandering round, to the airy & spacious accommodation we were now currently sitting inside, because, in a feat of packaging of which the afore-mentioned Jonny Ive would be proud, all the hi-tech, rip-stop fabric currently sheltering us from the West Sussex elements stows neatly away into that deceptively slim roof-box we’d spotted earlier.- UK Motor Talk
The GO trailer is basically a combination ultralight pop-up camper/gear mover. From our perspective it’s a perfect mobile base camp for bike adventures and endurance races (24-hour or stage races). It has a roof rack, compatible with both Thule and Yakima bike racks (or Kayak racks or storage boxes), and the trailer can be slightly popped up for transporting a grill, ATV or other larger bulky items. The GO pops up and folds out to offer two bed/benches and a table (with 6 feet and 6 inches of interior standing height), and the interior can be converted into one big king-and-a-half sized bed to sleep 4 people with storage space underneath. The whole unloaded unit weighs a claimed 840 pounds, with just a 70 pound tongue weight, so it’s easy to wheel around by hand off the car.
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The one thing the SylvanSport GO won’t do is ask your boss for a couple days off. Or build a fire. That’s still your job.- Dornob | Design Ideas Daily
SylvanSport offers outdoor enthusiasts some of the lightest, most versatile trailers in the business. Now it’s teaming up with Goal Zero to bring solar power to its flagship gear-hauling, overnighting GO trailer. The trailer is part of Goal Zero’s Solar Ready initiative, which looks to integrate solar panels and battery packs into a variety of common outdoor gear. It’s been a few years since we covered the original GO trailer, and it’s still one of the most versatile trailers we’ve ever seen. Its skeletal expandable frame and rack-mountable roof accommodate all kinds of sports equipment, tools and gear, and the four-person tent drops down smoothly from the roof box. It’s an ultra-versatile, lightweight way of pursing your favorite outdoor activities for days on end.- Gizmag.com
The Swiss Army Knife of trailers? A godsend for adventurous small car owners? A bright green blemish on the vast wasteland of asphalt we call an Interstate system? You decide. The SylvanSport Go Camper Trailer is unique in its versatility, as it weighs only 840 lbs., yet can pack up to a dozen bikes, kayaks, two dirt bikes, an ATV, or whatever form of transportation you require, while still functioning as a camper, with insulated bed platforms, a self-inflating mattress, and a secure entry — everything you need to hold your own private X Games in the woods.- Uncrate
No other kayak trailer can carry a dozen boats, be pulled by a small car, and then open into the coolest camping-trailer in the world!- Canoeroots Magazine