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Old 10-22-2012, 07:36 PM   #1186
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popups haven't changed much in 100 years
earliest campers were a wagon with a tent over it
beds on each side

Now that's funny.

Neither has the desire to get away.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:26 AM   #1187
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My setup for the KTM 500EXC, kayaks and mountain bikes.

How much weight can you put on that front platform? That would be the perfect setup for me if I could put a bigger bike (or 2 dirt bikes) on it. I can do up to 800lbs of tongue weight.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #1188
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I like that, light and easy to tow.
Looks really good.

My $.02 on the three pop up choices would be look for (A) Quality and (B) ease of set up/take down. As someone just said to Ken about his Mega trailer. "Think bad weather."-- for both set up and take down.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:59 AM   #1189
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How much weight can you put on that front platform? That would be the perfect setup for me if I could put a bigger bike (or 2 dirt bikes) on it. I can do up to 800lbs of tongue weight.
The front deck of the Evolution E1 is rated for 200lbs (chipboard wood deck), but the bikes wheels are directly over the frame rails and tongue weight is not an issue with a light bike like the KTM. I am looking at replacing the deck with 3/4"-1" actual plywood and not worry about the present decks flexing. With the wheels directly over the frame rails it's fine.
You probably want to look at a Fleetwood Evolution E2 or E3 because they have a bigger deck area for more weight and more bikes.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:25 AM   #1190
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #1191
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Here's a cool toyhauler pop up in ga for under 5k

http://chattanooga.craigslist.org/rvd/3345235975.html
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #1192
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I need a trailer to be able to sleep 4 guys (4 beds) for quick weekend cycling training trips. Do any pop-ups do this?
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Mine will. At 6'2", I can even sleep on the dinette bed. The sofa pulls out to be a bed too. 1800# or so.



Lots of them have beds inside of the pullout beds too, but you have the hassle of climbing over people/beds.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:25 PM   #1193
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A new shot of my apache
Love it... which Pass is that? I feel like I have a motorcycle picture close to that spot.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #1194
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I need a trailer to be able to sleep 4 guys (4 beds) for quick weekend cycling training trips. Do any pop-ups do this?
I have seen converted covered trailer to a camper that did. it had 2 cots on the floor and two bunks that folded out from the wall. I will see if i can find it again in the camper forums i frequent. If you are the least bit handy many guys have coverted normal enclosed trailers to some pretty nice camping rigs on the cheap. They tend not to be too light however.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:01 PM   #1195
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Saw this one in Cycleworld.






http://www.sylvansport.com/
I like to make something like this, small enough to tow behind a motorcycle
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:09 PM   #1196
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Okay, so I want a fully enclosed trailer that has four single bunks, full bathroom, and can haul a couple motorcycles inside. That's the easy part. The harder part is I want it under 3000 pounds empty.

Is there anything made now that satisfies that?

If not, it looks like I can make it happen with an old highly customized Airstream in the 20-24 foot range. Making it so I can get the bikes in and out is the harder part, but I'm not scared of buying a project and gutting it and doing it all. In fact, I like that idea because I do like the aerodynamics do the Airstream. If it was easier to make the bikes able to load then I'd be going that direction anyway...I haven't found the right one yet, but I do feel like I can get a shell for under $3k. Lots of time and some money required on top of that, though, so if there's something out there already with easy loading and makes weight...

MUST be enclosed, though.


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Old 10-29-2012, 07:03 AM   #1197
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Okay, so I want a fully enclosed trailer that has four single bunks, full bathroom, and can haul a couple motorcycles inside. That's the easy part. The harder part is I want it under 3000 pounds empty.

Is there anything made now that satisfies that?

If not, it looks like I can make it happen with an old highly customized Airstream in the 20-24 foot range. Making it so I can get the bikes in and out is the harder part, but I'm not scared of buying a project and gutting it and doing it all. In fact, I like that idea because I do like the aerodynamics do the Airstream. If it was easier to make the bikes able to load then I'd be going that direction anyway...I haven't found the right one yet, but I do feel like I can get a shell for under $3k. Lots of time and some money required on top of that, though, so if there's something out there already with easy loading and makes weight...

MUST be enclosed, though.


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Back in 1977 we were at the Sebring 12 hour race weekend and they had a vintage race on Friday too. There was a guy there with a Porsche 906 that he transported in an old Airstream trailer. He had kept some living quarters in the front section of the trailer but he turned the back half of the trailer into a garage. he had cut the rear end of the trailer so it hinged up like the front end of a C-5 Galaxy and had some ramps where he could roll the car up into the trailer. It was a really cool setup. Here's a candidate: http://atlanta.craigslist.org/sat/rvs/3294471576.html
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:59 AM   #1198
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$2300.00 bucks for that POS????? It's shot!!


We're gonna take a basic enclosed cargo trailer, put a swing down queen size bed in it (with a 'real' mattress on it), and build a small permanent bathroom w/ shower up in the nose of it.
Tilt the bed up, and shove yer bikes right in!!

rather like this...


I'm gonna build a triangle shaped gear box over the tongue too, to hold the propane bottles, jerry cans, etc...but it will also help with aerodynamics!


That's what I'd do if I were you Djb_rh...except I'd ues a bigger box trailer, and put more swing down beds in it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:01 AM   #1199
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$2300.00 bucks for that POS????? It's shot!!


We're gonna take a basic enclosed cargo trailer, put a swing down queen size bed in it (with a 'real' mattress on it), and build a small permanent bathroom w/ shower up in the nose of it.

You can get a standard 30X30 shower stall pretty cheap...wall it up throw it in..shower/toilet all in one ?
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #1200
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You can get a standard 30X30 shower stall pretty cheap...wall it up throw it in..shower/toilet all in one ?
Better yet buy something smaller and made for the application and still pretty cheap.....

http://www.rvsurplus.net/catalog/dis...roduct_id=3124
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