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Old 11-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #2026
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Nice 1974 Apache pop up on CL

Rochester, NY. $500 obo, no affiliation

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Old 11-23-2013, 02:00 PM   #2027
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I'm selling off my VRV if anyone is interested.

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Old 11-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #2028
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I'm selling off my VRV if anyone is interested.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927872

Yeah I'm interested but my toy fund is bankrupt

I really can't believe someone hasn't jumped on this yet, seems like a deluxe item for the job. GLWS
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #2029
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I forgot I had these pictures, I meant to post them up last August.
We stayed at a funky campground in Canon City Colorado last summer, and they had all these vintage campers you could rent, some of them were in great condition.

The station wagon was in the back and not for rent, but still cool.















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Old 11-24-2013, 10:45 AM   #2030
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I'd like to get an old camper and a 1960 chevy El Camino to haul the bikes
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Old 11-24-2013, 11:22 AM   #2031
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Yeah I'm interested but my toy fund is bankrupt

I really can't believe someone hasn't jumped on this yet, seems like a deluxe item for the job. GLWS
I have a 614 without the wetbath and propane setup. It has a the room where the wetbath goes, but nothing in it. It does have a small pump sink inside and all the electric. Fold down dinette bed and pop out tent bed, table, TV DVD, cabinet, roll up carpet, etc... in white with blue stripes.

If I could sell it for $13,500, I'd buy this one in a heartbeat! We haul it with our Sprinter RV and the my three young boys have claimed the VRV. We love it.




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Old 11-25-2013, 09:00 AM   #2032
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I'd like to get an old camper and a 1960 chevy El Camino to haul the bikes


I'm with ya, only I want a 66 C10 short bed.....

nothing is cooler than those old rigs in my opinion.
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Old 11-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #2033
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I forgot I had these pictures, I meant to post them up last August.
We stayed at a funky campground in Canon City Colorado last summer, and they had all these vintage campers you could rent, some of them were in great condition.

The station wagon was in the back and not for rent, but still cool.
That's a fun collection.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:49 PM   #2034
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:17 PM   #2035
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I'm with ya, only I want a 66 C10 short bed.....

nothing is cooler than those old rigs in my opinion.
Had a 66 with three on the tree, stepside, Lordy, I miss that truck
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:23 AM   #2036
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OK, serious question to the denizens of this thread.

I have been considering a teardrop or something like a Scamp or Casita for the last several years, due to this thread.

My tow vehicle is a Volvo XC70 wagon (2.4L turbo 6 cylinder).

I cam to terms with the seller of a nice looking LittleGuy 5-Wide with a few upgrades. It looks really nice for my needs, will fit in my garage, and I can pay cash outright.

My friends say that it won't be as useful as I think, and that I should stick to tent camping. One statement was, if it is so nice, why was it only used three times in seven years?

Has anyone here had buyer's remorse after investing in a teardrop or mini trailer?

For four grand, essentially identical to the $8000 model, new, I think that it is worth evaluation. Anyone care to talk me out of it?

Also, I am in Argentina on my South America trip. Any idea what my inspector should be looking for to evaluate teh suitability of a used teardop? I am thinking water and weatherseal damage, wiring, wheel bearings. Rust in the trailer, i guess. Other things?
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:43 AM   #2037
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My take on this is it depends on how you want to "camp". I used to tent camp, as did my wife (before we met). We then started camping in a cargo trailer I converted, it even had an inside shower stall. (No plumbing, we used a shower bag. But it was nice to get out of the shower in a heated enclosure). Last year we bought one of these:

http://www.forestriverinc.com/ToyHau...853&RVType=THT

It's small, so we can get into unimproved state forest sites; and light, so we can pull it with our Ridgeline. We can also bring bikes with us (two smaller, or one cruiser).

I said all that because the teardrop you are looking at is basically a hard sided tent, similar to our cargo trailer (but smaller). If that is all you need, go for it. But I really like having the ability to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night without leaving my living space. If you are limited by weight (I don't know the capacities of your TV), there are quite a few "superlites" available with all the amenities.

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OK, serious question to the denizens of this thread.

I have been considering a teardrop or something like a Scamp or Casita for the last several years, due to this thread.

My tow vehicle is a Volvo XC70 wagon (2.4L turbo 6 cylinder).

I cam to terms with the seller of a nice looking LittleGuy 5-Wide with a few upgrades. It looks really nice for my needs, will fit in my garage, and I can pay cash outright.

My friends say that it won't be as useful as I think, and that I should stick to tent camping. One statement was, if it is so nice, why was it only used three times in seven years?

Has anyone here had buyer's remorse after investing in a teardrop or mini trailer?

For four grand, essentially identical to the $8000 model, new, I think that it is worth evaluation. Anyone care to talk me out of it?

Also, I am in Argentina on my South America trip. Any idea what my inspector should be looking for to evaluate teh suitability of a used teardop? I am thinking water and weatherseal damage, wiring, wheel bearings. Rust in the trailer, i guess. Other things?
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Old 12-28-2013, 06:54 AM   #2038
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I'll tell you one thing about small trailers, they are basically for sleeping in, (and anything else you can get into horizontally..)

I think of my Casita as a little rolling hotel room. I take it places, park it, go do stuff and then sleep in it.
You won't catch me lounging around in it, at least not alone.

I'll let others more familiar speak to what to look for specifically in this teardrop.
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Old 12-28-2013, 07:07 AM   #2039
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I agree with hppyfngy, outside of sleeping, I have spent a total of about 10 minutes the last two seasons hanging out inside my trailer, for us, everything is done outside.

I started to build my own teardrop about 2 weeks ago, I'll post up some pictures when the project looks like more than just a pile of plywood and 1x2's
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:22 AM   #2040
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Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I would like a Casita or something I could stand in. However, I don't see that happening at my $4000 price point.

I am used to life on the road where my only space is my bunk. Antarctica, hostels, tent camping, sleeping in my Volvo (which is quite comfortable for one). I read and watch movies in each of those horizontal configurations. I assume that a teardrop is a more comfortable version, with lights, power and potentially climate control.

I just have lost my enthusiasm for tent camping, so I rarely go, anymore. I am also thinking of some cross country road trips, as I have been out of the country for a year. Having a trailer would offset some costs for hotels, though extra gas might eat into those savings.

Still interested in hearing more experiences.
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