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The Quality Teardrop Just Got Lighter and Cheaper: Bean Stock 2.0

Bean Trailers removed its kitchen enclosure to create the Stock 2.0. The resulting trailer is lighter and significantly more affordable than its other models, without giving up build quality and one-piece design.

Bean Stock 2.0 Teardrop(Photo/Bean Trailer)
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The Bean Stock 2.0 is designed to be lighter and more affordable than the company’s other models. To do that, the company has cut features (in a sensible way) instead of moving away from the high levels of build quality the company is known for.

Starting from $15,999, the Stock 2.0 is around half the price of the rest of the company’s next-up models. But at around 14 feet long, it’s not any smaller than the pricier beans.

No Galley Hatch Means Lighter, Cheaper

Bean Stock 2.0 Teardrop
(Photo/Bean Trailer)

Bean Trailer said that for years it had been getting customer requests for something lighter and more affordable. To help do that, the company realized that it had to drop the rear hatch and galley from its trailer design.

The rear galley, the panel that covers it, and the reinforcement needed to make the bodywork open are resource-intensive. Bean said it was one of the heaviest and most expensive components of the entire unit.

Dropping it means that Bean had to redesign the galley. To redesign the galley, it looked to its aggressive Bean Squared prototype trailer.

For the Bean Squared, the company developed a detachable outside table for cooking. On the Bean Stock 2.0, you get two options for this table. The first attaches a table under the body. The table hooks into the standard 6-gallon water can holder and has cutouts for a cutting board and a collapsible sink.

Bean Stock 2.0 Teardrop
(Photo/Bean Trailer)

The second table option attaches under the storage shelf inside. It doesn’t have the cutouts, but both table options stay out of your way when stored. You can choose either table as a standalone option, you can pick no table at all, or you can use both. Get both tables, and you can link them outside to double the workspace.

Making even the kitchen sink an option keeps the weight down as well as the price. A Timbren 2000HD suspension helps lower weight and cost further, with the 1,175-pound dry weight letting the Bean Stock 2.0 be towed by most small crossovers and even cars.

Extra-Long Options List

Bean Stock 2.0 Teardrop
(Photo/Bean Trailer)

Campers can add equipment back on if they want some of the comfort features back. The options start with the two kitchens — which include a hanging kitchen organizer — and keep going. You can opt for a large driver’s side window or a smaller window and door on that side. Spare tire mounts, jacks, solar panels, fans, and many other features are offered.

The standard interior electrical system is a Goal Zero Yeti 500 and 500W inverter. The trailer comes pre-wired for a solar panel, and larger Goal Zero battery packs are available.

With the standard suspension and low-profile Maxx Fan, the trailer is 83 inches tall. That helps it fit into a smaller garage. If you need more clearance, Bean will upgrade the Stock 2.0 with a 4-inch Timbren lift with taller Falken Wildpeak all-terrain tires. For even more capability for both cargo capacity and off-road, Bean will add the Timbren 3500 HD suspension from its other off-road campers and the same Falken tires.

If you are adding roof rack and awning options, which include 270-degree 23 Zero awning options, Bean recommends the higher-capacity suspension.

Bean has also improved its front storage system. The twin-tank propane storage holders offer quick and easy tank release to bring your fuel to your kitchen. The rack itself gets more slots to accept J-hook mounting points that improve storage flexibility. Bean will also sell you an Iceco fridge designed to sit outside on the rack.

Bean Stock 2.0 Has One-Piece Body

Bean Stock 2.0 Teardrop
(Photo/Bean Trailer)

Like the rest of the company’s trailers, the Bean Stock 2.0 uses a one-piece fiberglass body. The molded skin should be leak-free, and Bean says the gel coat resists damage and dents better than an aluminum trailer. The one-piece design also helps durability and interior refinement. There are fewer joints to move and squeak.

The Bean Stock 2.0 is on sale now, starting from $15,999. The company’s trailers are available to pick up from its Salt Lake City location, or they can be shipped to your home

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