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Old 11-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #1216
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And so it begins......
What do you have in mind for that?
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Old 11-03-2012, 10:51 PM   #1217
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This looks like the same unit we have...



Only with flat top fenders.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:34 AM   #1218
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #1219
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That Vdub is kinda cool. I just got back from a trip to Ireland and there were tons of theose T5 Transporters over there and I was jealous as hell we don't get them. They would make a great ADV van (on road only) for weekend trips and were nicely sized to make a decent utility vehicle for work. Oh yeah, most were diesel so a big help in the fueling dept.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:49 AM   #1220
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Have you looked into roll out awnings for the outside? Seems like that would be a handy way to shelter the kitchen.

We already have an easy up and that has worked pretty well. We had a Scamp years ago that I made a setup to use a regular tarp in the awning track that worked very well and was super cheap. I took a piece of flat webbing and made a short loop with a knot on the end. Feed the loop through the eye on a tarp and insert a clevis pin in the loop and feed the loop/clevis pin into the awning track. It was really simple and I had less than $15 in it including the tarp.

We started with a Scamp when we had an infant and 2 year old and then moved up to a Sunline 21' as the boys got older. It was great, slept 6 and we could go to the beach, bring the grandparents, etc. Then I found a deal on an Airstream motorhome and we bought it. I hated it. We sold it after a year and bought the spring bar tent and have been using one of my box trailers from work. I really like that setup, we just needed more room. Oh and air conditioning for a beach trip in the summer....

It is a good compromise for everyone. Rafts, kayaks, bikes, motorcycles; anything can go in a box trailer. Usually we wind up at forest service campsites when we are family camping so having a bathroom is not an issue.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:51 AM   #1221
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Too bad we'll never see these here in the US. These would be very cool for 2 adults to travel in. Put a decent trailer hitch on it to carry the bikes and head to the hills. I wonder how hard it would be to do something similar to a high roof Nissan or Sprinter.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:28 AM   #1222
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Only with flat top fenders.
well....that's not mine, (just a pic off the webski)....but this is the type of cargo trailer we're gonna get. (really like to find a V-nose Wells Cargo)


and as for the mods I'm gonna do, an outside fold-down kitchen is what I've got in mind. Ever cook fish in a small camper????
A clamshell box mounted on the passenger wall, that folds out to provide an awning cover plus a kitchen work table. Our E-Z-Up will fit over all of it nicely.

Outside kitchen keeps the smells outside, and also keeps the heat out of the trailer when cooking in the summertyme.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #1223
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We already have an easy up and that has worked pretty well. We had a Scamp years ago that I made a setup to use a regular tarp in the awning track that worked very well and was super cheap. I took a piece of flat webbing and made a short loop with a knot on the end. Feed the loop through the eye on a tarp and insert a clevis pin in the loop and feed the loop/clevis pin into the awning track. It was really simple and I had less than $15 in it including the tarp.

We started with a Scamp when we had an infant and 2 year old and then moved up to a Sunline 21' as the boys got older. It was great, slept 6 and we could go to the beach, bring the grandparents, etc. Then I found a deal on an Airstream motorhome and we bought it. I hated it. We sold it after a year and bought the spring bar tent and have been using one of my box trailers from work. I really like that setup, we just needed more room. Oh and air conditioning for a beach trip in the summer....

It is a good compromise for everyone. Rafts, kayaks, bikes, motorcycles; anything can go in a box trailer. Usually we wind up at forest service campsites when we are family camping so having a bathroom is not an issue.
I'm developing a serious interest in the Springbar tent. I already have a utility trailer that would haul the tent, kids' bike, and tons of other crap. My tow vehicle is an $800 Volvo 740 wagon, so I don't really want to push the towing capacity to the limit (and it gives a hint about my budget. ) I would think the Springbar would be a bit less convenient than a pop-up trailer, but for the same money, I'd be looking at some fairly ugly trailers. Looks like the long-term durability would be hard to beat, too.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #1224
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well....that's not mine, (just a pic off the webski)....but this is the type of cargo trailer we're gonna get. (really like to find a V-nose Wells Cargo)


and as for the mods I'm gonna do, an outside fold-down kitchen is what I've got in mind. Ever cook fish in a small camper????
A clamshell box mounted on the passenger wall, that folds out to provide an awning cover plus a kitchen work table. Our E-Z-Up will fit over all of it nicely.

Outside kitchen keeps the smells outside, and also keeps the heat out of the trailer when cooking in the summertyme.
You may have already seen it, but I think someone has done just that on the side of a cargo trailer, and it's in this thread somewhere.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #1225
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I did a lot of research on tents before I sprung for the Springbar....

It goes up pretty fast and can be done alone, although it is much easier with two people. The amount of room inside is amazing. Since the sides are near vertical all the room is usable. Here is our camp setup this past summer.




The disadvantage is you need a large level space since it is a big tent but most campsites that we stay at have tent pads.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #1226
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I did a lot of research on tents before I sprung for the Springbar....

It goes up pretty fast and can be done alone, although it is much easier with two people. The amount of room inside is amazing. Since the sides are near vertical all the room is usable. Here is our camp setup this past summer.




The disadvantage is you need a large level space since it is a big tent but most campsites that we stay at have tent pads.
That looks luxurious. How long do you typically stay when you set up like that?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #1227
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That looks luxurious. How long do you typically stay when you set up like that?
Thurs-Monday is the norm. We try and do a couple new areas a year. Base camp and explore the area for a few days. This year we did not get out much due to my dads failing health. I am hoping next year we will camp a lot more.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:23 AM   #1228
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:33 AM   #1229
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I'm developing a serious interest in the Springbar tent. I would think the Springbar would be a bit less convenient than a pop-up trailer, but for the same money, I'd be looking at some fairly ugly trailers. Looks like the long-term durability would be hard to beat, too.
I have a Springbar Outfitter 3 for solo camping, truck or motorcycle. Kodiak 10'x10' model 6010 Flex-Bow canvas tent for luxury camping. Kodiak Flex-Bow and Springbar tents are very similar, Springbar is made in U.S.A. and that is a big plus for me. Setup is the same for both tents, sleeping under canvas in a well made tent is comfortable camping.

Kodiak 10'x10' model 6010 canvas tent


Springbar Outfitter 3 canvas tent 7'x8'
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:12 PM   #1230
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