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Old 03-23-2010, 03:58 PM   #166
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question about storing all these super cool trailers ya'all have...

I've been wanting a light travel trailer for quite some time, but HOA rules negate storing on site. I've tried some specific businesses geared towards toy storage, i.e. boats and trailers. Seems to run about $50 a month? Having a hard time with the $600 a year in storage, a much tougher time than with the actual purchase price...

So where do you guys store your trailers? Or do you all live in areas without the HOA regs against them?
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #167
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All,
question about storing all these super cool trailers ya'all have...

I've been wanting a light travel trailer for quite some time, but HOA rules negate storing on site. I've tried some specific businesses geared towards toy storage, i.e. boats and trailers. Seems to run about $50 a month? Having a hard time with the $600 a year in storage, a much tougher time than with the actual purchase price...

So where do you guys store your trailers? Or do you all live in areas without the HOA regs against them?
First - HOA's are evil.....I hate them - that's why I bought a house in an older neighborhood with no HOA.

I used to store my trailer in my back yard behind a tall fence - didn't bother anybody - couldn't see it from the street. Neighbors that back up to that side of the house could only see the roof of it from their second story so no issues.

Teardrops will fit in a garage and some of the smaller pop-ups will too. For larger trailers some of those aluminum carports can be sided and enclosed to make a free standing garage (probably will piss off the HOA though).

Friends and family - another possibility. My sister lives about 40 miles away in a rural area on six acres. She offered to store my trailer if I ever needed to keep it somewhere else (she already owns two of her own - an old 16" Barth she's restoring and a more modern 28' camper). Some companies have recreation clubs with places where members can store their trailers, boats or whatever.

Trailers are fun and I already miss mine. I'll get another one when I can afford it.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #168
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Cricket Trailer

Saw this at the OR Show in Salt Lake in January:



Designed by a fellow who designs (among other things) space habitats for NASA. It shows. Fits in a garage. Very comfy for two. And very light at 1300 lbs. And very expensive at around $17K. But after spending some time in it you kinda start thinking that it's worth it. It's a prototype so if he were to license the design to a mass producer the price would drop. One major drawback is that the rear hatch is not big enough to fit a bike in. Future iterations may have a receiver for a hitch built into the back for a bike mount, but then you'd have to balance the thing with weight up front. All in all a hell of a nice lightweight camper.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:29 PM   #169
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UtahGuido.
Pic didn't come through--- I hope this one does.

And here is a link

CricketTrailer

Looking through the PDF it is an interesting design. Unfortunately their webpage (not really a site) is too far into the bling and not show you the trailer. This and the EggCamper I think have a lot going for them--- thinking in terms of small platform for extended stays/trips.

Of course Jurgen is still smitten by the Teardrops... oh, and the standard Egg types.

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Old 03-23-2010, 08:37 PM   #170
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Wow, that looks like a prototype. I like the walk-in cooler door hinges.

Tents ain't my thing and at 1,300, that's the same weight as my big teardrop empty.

Fortunately, I have no HOA and park my 'drop in the driveway.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:40 PM   #171
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Looks like a Dune Sport: http://dunesport.com/index.php
Anyone have any experience with these? I really like the looks of the T@DA and the r-pod, but the beds in those are too short for me (I'm 76", and the beds are 74" at most...). With an 8.5' wide body, I would hope the beds would be long enough even for me!
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:07 AM   #172
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Awesome thread. I've been lusting over the Coleman pop-ups but some of these are extremely intriguing.

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Old 03-24-2010, 04:18 AM   #173
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Fortunately, I have no HOA and park my 'drop in the driveway.
What's that address bro?
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:21 AM   #174
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My girlfriend and I bought a R-pod about a year ago, had a blast with it all summer and then pulled it out to Moab from Wisconsin for two weeks in Oct. I've never owned a trailer before, just always used my tent, I can honestly say it makes the experience so much more fun for us, having done the tent camping thing for so long, its nice to have a dry clean place to sleep at night, along with very little set-up, makes it worth every penny (keeps my girl happy.....which makes my life a lot easier)
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A dealer near me has a bunch of those, I like the model with the slideout.
Unfortunately my Jeep is too anemic to pull anything around a thousand pounds or more and not suck gas like crazy.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:50 AM   #175
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What's that address bro?
California, but I know locks and just because I'm in CA does not mean I don't own the other favrorite thing of this site....guns.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:25 AM   #176
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Here is one we were looking at before we bought our motorhome , lite weight , hard top and sides . Check them out . http://www.aliner.com/design/homepage5.php
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:23 AM   #177
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I have been eyeballing the Microlite Vymeron. All aluminum construction and minimalistic design - plus it can haul a few motorcycles too. Looks like you can find them for 7-9K on dealer lots. http://www.microlitetrailer.com/

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Old 03-24-2010, 11:34 AM   #178
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California, but I know locks and just because I'm in CA does not mean I don't own the other favrorite thing of this site....guns.
I hate it when people shoot at me.
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:05 AM   #179
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Well, you know, you sweet talk the wife and she might loan it to you though.

Besides, it's a long drive to haul a hot-wire back to TX man...
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:34 AM   #180
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Half the fun was building it...if I do build another teardrop camper it will probally look some what like this one.

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This little teardrop keeps popping in my mind since I read this thread. I have a 20 year old 5x8 trailer (motorcycle) that I rarely use. This makes me think about buying some corragated metal and wood to make a very simple little camper.

I do have a 24 foot Trial Lite that I pull with a half ton Dodge Ram 360. Fully loaded with bikes family and the dog I can still pass you if I want. Big mountians slow us down but I can still make 55.

A little hillbilly teardrop, bike on the truck might be fun though. I'm not much of a carpenter, fit and finish might be rough.
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