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Old 09-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #1906
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We took the short drive up to Aberdeen RV to look at the Camplight 16. Got there and were told the used one we had been eyeballing online was gone. So we looked around at the new ones. In my admittedly amateur opinion the build quality was a notch or two above the others they had on the lot. Also, the headroom was enough so I didn't have to stoop in the Camplight while I had to in the similar size Jayco (I'm 6'2").

As I was leaving, the salesman said that the one we had come to look at was actually at "an event" in Jackson and might be sold, but might come back... I told him to call me if it does, so all hope is not lost.

Sorry for the lack of pics. I'll do better if we end up buying one.

On the plus side, the wife was still in favor of the idea after seeing them in person. I was afraid she'd say they were too small...
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #1907
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I like that too, and I'm really like'n the tongue set up on our little trailer..............gotta keep me happy too

Yeah, man. I've been talking about doing mine for years and you just up and done yours.

I'm inspired.

If you have any close up pics or detailed diagrams or anything about how you did yours, I'd sure like to have something to show my welder dude.

PM me if you do. I'd sure appreciate it.

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Old 09-15-2013, 10:03 PM   #1908
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Yeah, man. I've been talking about doing mine for years and you just up and done yours.

I'm inspired.

If you have any close up pics or detailed diagrams or anything about how you did yours, I'd sure like to have something to show my welder dude.

PM me if you do. I'd sure appreciate it.

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Thanks, we have been enjoying the hell out of our little camper, it works great for the both of us

The only thing I have is the pics from it was getting done, and I was wrong on the beam in center running all the way to the back, it just runs to the axle, but I can take more pics or give you the contact number for the guy that did the work, he's a great guy and I'm sure he would have no problem talking to your welder dude.

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Old 09-15-2013, 10:10 PM   #1909
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Sweet!

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/mcy/4020723420.html







Incredible design and only 3 ever made. Beautiful combination of classic teardrop camper blended with a motorcycle trailer. What more do you need?

Designed and built by a Seattle designer in 2002. He only built three of these trailers so the likelihood of you ever seeing another one is very slim.

This trailer is built like a brick house. Steel frame construction with aluminum skin. Fully adjustable air ride suspension. Dump it to load the bike and pump it to go. Has compressor and two tanks on board. Trailer weighs 1600lbs. with a 300lb. tongue weight. Tows like a dream.

It has a pump sink with a 5 gal. tank and a white gas stove inside a metal lined drawer. Lots of storage for dishes and food.

Comes with queen air mattress, pump, a couple of camp chairs and even your own lawn! (small patch of astro turf if you want it)

Pictures hardly do it justice.

No affiliation, just thought it was too cool not to share..

That is awesome.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #1910
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I hope I've got the right thread here. I just picked up a 2013 Freedom 7x16 V-nose for $2300. It needs tires, but other than that it is in great shape. The goal is to keep the whole project under $3000, so I've got about $700 to play with.



Now begins the process to turn it into a motorcycle hauler and light camper.

Epoxy is going on the floors tonight. Barn white on the walls.

Next begins tables, lighting, electrical, etc. This is where I'm in need of some advice. Has anyone wired up their enclosed for shore power? Did you use a RV style outlet, or just standard 3-prong 120v?

Suggestions for lighting?

Tables?

This will haul 2 hacks at most, but likely just the trail bikes. But with the two hacks, I'll use 13.5ft of length, and most of the width.


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Old 09-24-2013, 10:30 AM   #1911
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I just picked up a 2013 Freedom 7x16 V-nose for $2300.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:59 AM   #1912
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I hope I've got the right thread here. I just picked up a 2013 Freedom 7x16 V-nose for $2300. It needs tires, but other than that it is in great shape.



Now begins the process to turn it into a motorcycle hauler and light camper.

Epoxy is going on the floors tonight. Barn white on the walls.

Next begins tables, lighting, electrical, etc. This is where I'm in need of some advice. Has anyone wired up their enclosed for shore power? Did you use a RV style outlet, or just standard 3-prong 120v?

Suggestions for lighting?

Tables?

This will haul 2 hacks at most, but likely just the trail bikes. But with the two hacks, I'll use 13.5ft of length, and most of the width.


Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...

Unless you want to go the full monty with fridge and gas stove, etc., I'd keep it real simple and get a house battery and 12V LED lighting throughout. Even in my Casita, with a single 12V deep cycle battery, I can go for a week with the lighting inside without shore power. Now you get into fans, fridges, air conditioning, etc., you have a whole different level of work to do.

How livable do you want to make this thing?

(great find, btw...)
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:08 AM   #1913
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Thief!!
Yeah, I stalked CL for deals for months before I made a move. The guy delivered bread in the trailer, so it had been used 5 days a week for a year, and it smells AMAZING!

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Old 09-24-2013, 11:12 AM   #1914
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Unless you want to go the full monty with fridge and gas stove, etc., I'd keep it real simple and get a house battery and 12V LED lighting throughout. Even in my Casita, with a single 12V deep cycle battery, I can go for a week with the lighting inside without shore power. Now you get into fans, fridges, air conditioning, etc., you have a whole different level of work to do.

How livable do you want to make this thing?

(great find, btw...)
A trailer is immensely more livable than what I'm used too. However, this purchase was spurred by a baby on the way. MrsDonkeys and I realize that our days of riding cross country are on hold for the foreseeable future. So we decided to do this so we could still ride and camp, but trade off baby duties too. So I guess eventually AC might be an issue camping down south with a baby. For now though, your 12v solution might fit the bill.

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Old 09-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #1915
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My little/light camper/toyhauler is for sale here in the fleamarket if anyone is interested...



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Old 09-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #1916
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My little/light camper/toyhauler is for sale in the fleamarket if anyone is interested...
Ditto...upgraded to a Class C so we're selling our VRV

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Old 09-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #1917
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A trailer is immensely more livable than what I'm used too. However, this purchase was spurred by a baby on the way. MrsDonkeys and I realize that our days of riding cross country are on hold for the foreseeable future. So we decided to do this so we could still ride and camp, but trade off baby duties too. So I guess eventually AC might be an issue camping down south with a baby. For now though, your 12v solution might fit the bill.

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Well, the good news is the systems are not redundant. You will always want 12V lighting so adding electrics down the road as you see that you need it is probably best.

Who knows, by then you might find yourself a full on camper with built in goodies.

Congrats on the kid.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #1918
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Thanks.

So what kind of 12v lighting are folks using? I found 12 LED automotive flood lights at Northern Tool for $7 a pair. This was much cheaper than standard dome lights, so I picked two sets, but haven't opened them yet. I figured they might function well mounted in the corners of the ceilings, but reckon their must be a better solution.


http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...isSearch=24030


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Old 09-24-2013, 03:31 PM   #1919
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Next begins tables, lighting, electrical, etc. This is where I'm in need of some advice. Has anyone wired up their enclosed for shore power? Did you use a RV style outlet, or just standard 3-prong 120v?

Suggestions for lighting?
Send a pm to SnowMule and see if he can locate his thread where he took a similar trailer and did wonderful things with it. Electrical, heating, etc.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:47 PM   #1920
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Another great place to get ideas is RV.net forum, there as many thread sections in there as there is here, and great folks.
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