The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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  2. Bender

    Bender I can pass this guy..

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    I wish I had pictures of my old applebee. An honest to doG tent on wheels.
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  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    That is a good looking trailer. Nice classic appeal.

    Jurgen
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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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  5. koifarm

    koifarm Twas ever thus!

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    I had this little gem for about four years and eventually outgrew it. Very tiny inside and like the Scamp can sleep two in front/back bunks, had a fridge, two burner stove, heater(which would blast you out) small closet and two small over stove pantrys. Additional storage under all the bunks which came in handy...
    Pulled it everywhere with a Chevy S-10, 4 cyl with no problems.
    You have to be careful when buying these, the suspension will go downhill and need replacing, all the windows will need pulling and resealing to keep leaks out and most take quite a bit of work to bring up to snuff.
    The factory is still making them these days so parts aren't hard to get but the newer models now have bathrooms.

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  6. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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    My sis and her ex lived in one of those on a Vermont hillside one summer. The experience significantly sped up the work making the house habitable.
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  7. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I imagine any of these for long term would get old fast. But for a weekend or even a couple of weeks. :thumb- a bed, a kitchen, a place to retreat to from mosquitos... but not so big that you lose what camping is all about.

    Jurgen
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  8. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    Towed this one 25,000 miles so far.

    You do not live inside a tear drop, you sleep and maybe read inside, maybe if the weather is truly horrible you watch a movie.

    What you do is put a easy-up over the kitchen and enjoy being out of doors when it rains.

    Camp inn : www.tinycamper.com

    Not cheap by any means but without a doubt the most complete teardrop on the market. Solid.

    3 basic models and a variety of finish options. We have everything except for the TV and the furnace.

    I've looked at the Basecamp - WAY too heavy and too complicated inside.
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  9. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    That picture really makes me want one.

    Stop posting it.
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  10. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    I got this last spring but with my new job I won't be using it much for a few years. May be for sale to the right buyer. I live in Colorado.... We had a popup for several years and hated it: problem in the wind, had to disconnect from car in order to open it. The little hard sided campers rock. No bathroom (porta potty), sink, stove, fridge (never used), heat, and ceiling fan. Double bed is also the dining table. Quaint.

    1982 Burro. 13' long, 10' body. Weight right about 1000 lbs. Can't even feel it on a Subaru.

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  11. JStory

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    I used to camp with my grandparents in an old Scotty. Same blue/white paint scheme.
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  12. trxcr

    trxcr Been here awhile

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  13. Hodag

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    everytime I take mine out at least one person stops and asks if I'd be willing to sell it. our last camp out one guy said he'd go get me the money, we could use it all weekend and he'd pick it up sunday afternoon. he even made a really nice offer.


    also I'd never own a tent camper. I like having a real roof, and its quieter. Plus love the camper being up all the time, need to get something out of the camper no problems.
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  15. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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  16. Sniper X

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    A guy on my way to and from home has a Scamp Egg he might sell. Looks to be in good shape, he NEvER uses it. He also has a weird fiberglass boat as well, a bowdriver with a 110hp merc. 15ft.
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    I feel like I should be at the window deciding between beans and ground beef.
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  18. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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  19. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    I've met some T@B owners. The rig is really tall, so towing it takes some power. They have a nice side tent for it.

    the problem with them, as the owner noted is that the bed only has one side - so the inside person has to crawl over to get out to take a leak - since both the wife and I have this need now in our dotage, that's not trivial.

    The kitchen is also inside...the one thing we observed with the teardrop is this:

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    The kitchen. It's outside. This means that no matter what we cook, we don't have to sleep in the vapours! Liver and Onions? No problem. Fish? What smell? Also, see that table? Work space abounds on a proper teardrop - see that shelf with the cooler? A table if you need still more space.

    Everyone has different needs with their campers. We lucked into the camp-inn, and I have to admit that I'm not tempted by much in bigger campers. We have few systems to go wrong and the ones we have are quite simple - the propane tank connects to the stove and that is all. There is a single battery for all the DC power and the AC simply distributes whatever you plug it into.

    I suppose the only downside we have observed is that when it's really cold, you simply cannot go inside to 'stay warm' unless you are all but lying down. But we felt that we were going camping, not taking a house on wheels.

    We also like that our trailer fits in our driveway when we are not using it. It takes up no more room than a car.
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  20. Hodag

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    these are nice , well design awning /tent with it


    thats one thing you really need is an awning and carpet for the little rigs. Makes a misty/rainy day not so bad.

    also I never cook in ours,to small, maybe coffee or hot water but nothing more
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