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Old 04-12-2013, 09:05 AM   #136
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Aliner Ranger, ~$12.5k:
I had a similar rig in the '70s.


Cool then. Cool now.

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #137
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I really like those livin lite trailers you guys have. They pretty much resolve all my issues with trailers. No rot, no rust, removable carpet so easy to clean, and light weight.
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #138
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I was thinking that this might give us some ideas on the ideal Interstate-capable trailer toter ...




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Old 04-18-2013, 04:11 PM   #139
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Was looking at some things a few days ago and this caught my attention. Small toy hauler with rudimentary camping space, but it's got that outdoor kitchen (there is a sink, cutting board, and microwave under the cover above the trailer tongue) and slide out bbq thang going strong.




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Old 04-19-2013, 07:21 AM   #140
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Was looking at some things a few days ago and this caught my attention. Small toy hauler with rudimentary camping space, but it's got that outdoor kitchen (there is a sink, cutting board, and microwave under the cover above the trailer tongue) and slide out bbq thang going strong.




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That whole thing just slides into the camper? That's as slick as snot through the beak of a goose!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #141
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I had a similar rig in the '70s.


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Old 04-19-2013, 08:11 PM   #142
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:58 AM   #143
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Yeah, but no wing. Gotta have that wing for stability when towing a trailer at over A Ton ;)


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Old 04-20-2013, 07:05 AM   #144
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That whole thing just slides into the camper? That's as slick as snot through the beak of a goose!
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Evidently. It was an option on those things but the entire line seems to have only managed to stay in production for a year or two.

I really keep going back and forth over whether to buy a 40 ft. mobile mansion or maintain a smaller trailer for camping and to move a couple of bikes to and from events.

Long run, I think it's inevitable that I will either 1) aim for multiple trailers or 2) just drop out of the work force and find a tequila-loving woman living in a border town.

Assuming that I continue with working and the multi-trailer approach that portable BBQ thing has made me do some soul searching. At the very least thinking about some sort of module that can be put inside a cargo trailer that would accomidate food prep stuff. At the other end of the extreme I have found the slide hardware to put a grill like that into a trailer.

What they call "outside kitchens" or camp kitchens are showing up on a few toy haulers but at the moment there aren't any used values.





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Old 04-21-2013, 05:17 PM   #145
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #146
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We took our camper on our longest trip yet a few weeks ago; to southern Utah. I was a little concerned about pulling it over Monarch Pass with the old van (2000 E350 7.3 diesel with 295,000 mi. on it), but it was no problem. Well; except for the broken brake line. Let's just say I'm glad the trailer brakes work well.



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Old 04-30-2013, 05:16 PM   #147
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We took our camper on our longest trip yet a few weeks ago; to southern Utah. I was a little concerned about pulling it over Monarch Pass with the old van (2000 E350 7.3 diesel with 295,000 mi. on it), but it was no problem. Well; except for the broken brake line. Let's just say I'm glad the trailer brakes work well.



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Old 05-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #148
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We took our camper on our longest trip yet a few weeks ago; to southern Utah. I was a little concerned about pulling it over Monarch Pass with the old van (2000 E350 7.3 diesel with 295,000 mi. on it), but it was no problem. Well; except for the broken brake line. Let's just say I'm glad the trailer brakes work well.



I heard somewhere there's a second battery you have to get to from under the truck. Make sure those cables are snug.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #149
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I heard somewhere there's a second battery you have to get to from under the truck. Make sure those cables are snug.
Replaced the cable ends, and no issues since.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #150
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Tacoma Towable Toyhauler

Finding a Toyhauler that can be towed by a Tacoma, fit a big GS Adventure in it and finished inside like a regular travel trailer was a challenge. Decided on this one. It tows great behind the Tacoma.



Bike fits easily inside.



With the bike out. Built a removable table to match the cherry wood cabinets and got a couple of comfy leather chairs for it.



Regular RV trailer amenities including a 3 piece bathroom, entertainment system, queen bed and large fridge.


Going to be spending many weeks traveling and riding out of it. After my wife and I spent so many years camping off the bike, this thing is like a suite at a luxury hotel.

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