The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. RedRocker

    RedRocker Native Texican

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    Until I see Robin Williams or George Carlin say it on the internet, I don't believe it! :lol3
  2. SgtDuster

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    Well, yeah, this could explain that! ;)
  3. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Thanks, took a year, was worth it - kept it off two plus years now. Hate to make internet joke, but need to be leaving for gym in 26 minutes....:lol3
  4. redveloce

    redveloce Been here awhile

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    You may have got a little better mileage without the airplane on the roof...
  5. DriveShaft

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    Depends on whether they had both propellers going
  6. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    The lift generated from the wings relieves some of the weight from the trailer's wheels.
    Thereby allowing for less friction and increased MPG.
  7. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Does he have a treadmill on the roof-- cause if he'd mount one up I bet that sucker could take off.
  8. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    You guys are nothing but a pack of cards!

    Well, the wife thought every pic like this I shot was stupid, regardless of where we were, so that she did not drive off while I was running out to shoot the pic is about all I can expect I guess.

    There's a couple of wierd ass campgrounds around Whitehorse, let me tell you. We never did get to camp at the hot springs due to reconstruction - looked like they really needed it.
  9. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    I thought Whitehorse was a dump myself. Just a big trailer park.
  10. Ken

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    I sold my 28ft Coleman and just bought (like 3 hours ago) a 2013 Jay Flight Swift 185. Smaller is better. The Coleman was nice but much too big for my needs.

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  11. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    I think my first mod will be to take out the settee and replace it with a nice leather swivel recliner for me :evil:lol3

    And then carry a Coleman camping folding single bed in the back of the truck for when needed. Every man needs a comfortable chair :lol3

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  12. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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    Nice little rig, but I thought you'd stated you needed something large enough for four adult males to sleep one-to-a-bed for bicycle outings?
  13. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    F*@*'ers would never go :bluduh

    So it's all about me now :lol3

    And they can bring a tent if we do a big guy trips.
  14. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Nice, looks a bit familiar

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    I like your interior lay out better, but the deal I got on this little trailer, I couldn't pass it up.

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    The tongue extension and rear receiver hitch was money well spent.

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  15. Ken

    Ken Long timer

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    Love it RR. What did it cost you for the extension?
  16. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    I'm curious to know this too if you don't mind. As I want to do it to my trailer.

    Also curious how the tongue weight is now, especially with your bike on there. :ear
  17. Road Rash

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    The extension cost me $1,200. I have friends that do all kinds of metal fab work that could have done it, but I felt better having it done by someone who specializes in custom trailers and trailer fabrication, so I took it to the Fabshopz http://www.fabshopz.com/index.html :spam to make sure it was done right.
    As far as tongue weight, I haven't put it on a scale yet (I want to and will) but according to my calculations the tongue weight with my DRZ on it is about 600lbs, and that's why I have the WD bars for the Colorado.
    And towing it with the Blazer.....................the Blazer doesn't even know it back there :D

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    The frame was beefed up and I swapped out the 13in wheels for 14in to increase the weight rating for the tires.

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    These pics were taken after I mounted the rail to the tounge and I didn't like the way the bike was riding on it, so I took it back to have a brace welded up on it which worked great.

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  18. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Thanks! And thanks for more pics. I'm definitely going to take these pictures with me to my fab guy. And $1200 doesn't sound unreasonable at all.

    I'll wager you're over 600# though. You probably started around 300# and adding all that steel and a 300#+ bike, your propane tank and tool box, you must be pushing 700#. Good call on the WDH.

    Still a great job and I can't wait to do mine. Good call on upgrading your wheels and tires too. I went from 14's to 15's just for the much greater availability and variety of tires.

    And seriously, do the math. 13" tires are spinning like a mofo at 65mph.

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  19. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Where'd you get that rail for the bike, btw?
  20. soyanarchisto

    soyanarchisto Long timer

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    I've seen that trailer in person and its definitely a quality job.