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Old 03-28-2012, 11:17 AM   #796
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Slow day at work today... spent the last couple hours going thru this thread. Some really cool ideas, especially down under!!

I really like this new style of camper.... the cargo trailer, hybrid, toyhauler. And I've had my eyes on the old Thor PakRat toyhaulers for some time. One thing that seems like it would always be an issue for us is hauling the toys inside the camper... especially after they have gotten all muddy, sandy, snow & ice covered, etc. Not to mention the smelling like gas, oil & exhaust. The PakRat trailers that Thor used to make in the early 2000s solved that by having an indoor area with a hybrid style bed, kitchen & bath. Then an open bed in the rear that was like 10' x 8' that could be used to haul the toys &/or setup with a tent room when camped. Seems like combining the two ideas would make a great trailer..... a 20' cargo trailer with a 10' box, tip out bed on one side, another bed/couch on the other side inside, kitchen in front (slideout kitchen would be cool).... and a 10' open bed in the rear. Take it one step further & build an aluminum frame (like a ladder rack) over the cargo bed so you can haul paddleboards & kayaks on the roof, support a tent structure when camped, and haul ATVs & bikes outside where they can drain & not smell up the interior.




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Old 03-28-2012, 10:58 PM   #797
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Yea that's cool looking, just kinda one use only though.
Any idea on a tounge weight for smaller trucks?
Looks kinda tounge heavy without toys loaded.



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Yes much better then a tent !
Besides once you get were your going your toy's are outside anywho.
Wish I could get that kinda mpg. Pulling the trailer at 60 I'm about 14 . I can't use OD. The old girl's maxed out.

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Old 03-29-2012, 05:39 AM   #798
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Yea that's cool looking, just kinda one use only though.
Any idea on a tounge weight for smaller trucks?
Looks kinda tounge heavy without toys loaded.



Tonymorr,

Yes much better then a tent !
Besides once you get were your going your toy's are outside anywho.
Wish I could get that kinda mpg. Pulling the trailer at 60 I'm about 14 . I can't use OD. The old girl's maxed out.
load bars.. and even if you do not need them you can "tune" tune your ride with them..
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:20 AM   #799
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Yea that's cool looking, just kinda one use only though.
Any idea on a tounge weight for smaller trucks?
Looks kinda tounge heavy without toys loaded.



Tonymorr,

Yes much better then a tent !
Besides once you get were your going your toy's are outside anywho.
Wish I could get that kinda mpg. Pulling the trailer at 60 I'm about 14 . I can't use OD. The old girl's maxed out.
Everything is relative. 14 towing sounds pretty good to me... I'm ore like 8 or 9mpg, 6mpg if there a decent headwind
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #800
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Yea that's cool looking, just kinda one use only though.
Any idea on a tounge weight for smaller trucks?
Looks kinda tounge heavy without toys loaded.



Tonymorr,

Yes much better then a tent !
Besides once you get were your going your toy's are outside anywho.
Wish I could get that kinda mpg. Pulling the trailer at 60 I'm about 14 . I can't use OD. The old girl's maxed out.
690lbs!!! Holy shit!

Got that here:
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #801
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690lbs!!! Holy shit!

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That's for the longer model. The shorter one pictured in the post above is probably a bit less.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #802
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I recently saw a thread around here on tent trailers, but haven't been able to locate it. Dunno why.

If someone can point me in that direction, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:15 PM   #803
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MPG yea I just keep saying " you can't put a price on recreation " or Sanity !!

Oh yea load bars are a must I use em all the time !

To be real I'm probley not far from that tounge weight with my rig fully loaded .

With gas prices I'm already looking at towing my 2smoke with my KLR .
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:44 AM   #804
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I recently saw a thread around here on tent trailers, but haven't been able to locate it. Dunno why.

If someone can point me in that direction, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

This is one I own, and I posted a link a long time ago.

sylvansport.com

I have the fifth one off of the production line and the ninth one made. There were 4 prototypes made before production started.

They have been a wonderful company to deal with and have given me outstanding service on the minor issues I had.

It can hauls my GS, bicycles, kayaks and almost anything else.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #805
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MPG yea I just keep saying " you can't put a price on recreation " or Sanity !!

Oh yea load bars are a must I use em all the time !

To be real I'm probley not far from that tounge weight with my rig fully loaded .

With gas prices I'm already looking at towing my 2smoke with my KLR .
With the prices of a quasi-decent hotel nowadays, it make it easier to rationalize the gas expenditures. $100+ for a hotel, vs $20 or so to camp, $80 buys a decent amount of gas.

Of course, that doesn't take into account purchase cost, tags, insurance, upkeep, etc on the trailer. Now that I type that, why the hell do we own these losing propositions?
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:49 PM   #806
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I recently saw a thread around here on tent trailers, but haven't been able to locate it. Dunno why.

If someone can point me in that direction, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Was it this one? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489866

BTW, we have two tent trailers: a Kwik Kamp for the motorcycle and a Starcraft for the pickup. We really like them.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #807
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With the prices of a quasi-decent hotel nowadays, it make it easier to rationalize the gas expenditures. $100+ for a hotel, vs $20 or so to camp, $80 buys a decent amount of gas.

Of course, that doesn't take into account purchase cost, tags, insurance, upkeep, etc on the trailer. Now that I type that, why the hell do we own these losing propositions?
Wrong comparison. What the price/night of a mountain view/lakeside/oceanfront hotel? $400/night?
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:08 AM   #808
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Yea it's only money Can't take it with you .
After you pick up the scraps from all the tax people you mydaswell enjoy what's left!

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Old 04-02-2012, 08:06 AM   #809
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Wrong comparison. What the price/night of a mountain view/lakeside/oceanfront hotel? $400/night?
We bought out Raindrop for the cost of renting and fueling an RV for a 20K trip.

Every night now is free!

I suppose it's like any other toy, if you use it enough, it is worth owning your own. If you need it for a week every other year, you rent.

It's also nice to be more flexible in where you stay, particularly in remoter areas.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:16 AM   #810
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This $4 gas is an ass-kicker at 8mpg. Be nice if they would get ahold of the speculation and throw some regs at it. Supply has nothing to do with price...

Upside, after paying $4 for awhile (50 cents per mile) $2 will seem so cheap that the world will be my oyster
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