WYW Trailers

WYW Trailers

Where: Cranbrook, BC

Year Established: 2021

Website: WYW Trailers

Owners: Chrissy Malley and Dave McNamara

We specialize in micro-campers and gear rentals.

Give us a brief description of your manufacturing processes and philosophy.

We convert light-weight aluminum-framed cargo trailers into basic, hard tents. We operate on the belief that anyone can enjoy camping if they have good food and a dry, comfortable place to sleep. All of our trailers weigh less than 2,500 pounds loaded and can be towed by most vehicles. We are available for rentals year round for the winter basecamp enthusiasts or for house guests when you run out of beds.

How many employees and/or contractors do you work with?

Two owners/employees.

What brought you to the Kootenays and how long have you been here?

Chrissy has been in the East Kootenay for ten years. She came for a summer to the community of Elkford and never left. Dave’s career path brought him to the Kootenays and he’s been here for five years.

Tell us about the history and relative work experience of your founder(s).

Outside of his career, Dave has spent many years “fipping” trailers. His experience with gutting trailers down to bare bones has laid the foundation for WYW Trailers’s products. Chrissy’s career path in management, bookkeeping, and the banking world is the other half of the equation. We are two life-long campers with an appreciation for getting outside and enjoying what our little corner of BC has to offer.

Describe the mission, vision, goals, and aspirations of your company.

Our goal is to bridge the gap between tent camping and RV camping by providing a rental option of small, lightweight, maintenance free campers so that our customers don’t have to be limited to RV Parks and roadways. We want to have camping trips accessible to everyone, with the understanding that the investment into all that is required for a comfortable trip might not be realistic for everyone. We offer the trailers alone for experienced campers or we offer packages to provide campers with gear they might need, along with a few luxury items to treat yourself or your guests. We want you to camp “Wherever You Want.”