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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.
It really is perfect for my wife and me.
Good Lord, I'm going to have to stop looking in here. That's EGGZACTLY what the wife and I need but $8k, wow.
a great trailer no doubt. One thing to consider however is out west in Bear country many of the national parks are or will soon be requiring a hard side camper. While we all know that a thin skinned camper is not stopping a teddy bear let alone a real bear that is the direction they are going.
Just something to consider...
Got a link for that? If true, that means you can't backpack or tent camp and I just find that pretty hard to believe.
does that work for you...
or this one...
three different states.... can I stop now?
While i understand the danger of bears ..And that the territory they are in is getting more stress from humans..
Sounds like another way to limit the public's use of of public lands..
but then again.. maybe i am wrong..
more like CSM material, but since I am posting ~from~ my trailer, I'll hazard a comment: When people sue the federal government for wrongful death and/or negligence when a man is killed by a billy-goat - you can ~EXPECT~ these" precautionary requirements". Fed gotta take steps to protect the idiots from nature (& themselves).
Oh yeah, and it's a 25' Forest River... not a piece of crap, but I don't much like it. 6,000# with a rear slide... NEVER get a rear slide.
Sure you can stop. Thanks for the links. None of those three links are national parks though and at least two of them said the restrictions would be temporary. I was under the impression from what you wrote that these would be permanent restrictions in our national parks. My apologies for the misunderstanding.
Yellowstone has had temporary tent restrictions in some of the parks for a few years now. But nothing permanant in any that I know of
it is coming... the reason we went with an all Aluminum shell camper. As I said to begin with however no camper I have ever seen will stop a bear that wants in... a bear will go where it wants until they build trailers out of some real steel.
I recall some years ago reading about the bears in Yosemite targeting certain toyotas because they had figured out a way to easily break into them.
Don't know if an aluminum camper will do it. I have seen what a dermined bear can do.
The USFS/NPS brought in a 'trouble' bear from Yosemite to Northern California. Let it loose in the Trinity alps.
A couple nights later he ripped the rear end off of an aluminum camper... the full size ones.
Frankly it l ooked like a bomb had been put in side and detonated. Then he broke into a VW bus,
tore the windows out, then exited via the door (note: he didn't bother to unlock it.)
Same thing, looked like a hand grenade was in there.
The next night he ripped open a tent with people in it... they had moved the food inside
where they thought it would be.... 'safe'. The campers (fortunately) ran out of the tent as
the bear was tearing it's way in through the walls.
Interesting thing, I slept right through all the commotion. Was going backpacking,
looked at the damage... and decided to go in anyway. Started out by following the bear tracks up the trail.
A few minutes later, a helicopter showes up with a guy in the door.... and a few minutes later... bang.
Crazy thing how confident I was in my 20's.
usable floor space. In a side slide you still have access to everything. In this trailer, if I don't slide the "master bed" out, I can't set up the table or couch. It's really a poor design, and I failed to think it through when looking at it. lesson learned think foul weather when considering a floorplan.
love this thread
looking at small rigs to haul with the '08 Corolla
Viking Little Gasser
and an older Jayco
all local forunder $800 ...decisions decisions
The awning on the Coleman would sell me.
I'd probably go the Jayco. Single beds suck, either you got to climb over somebody to pee, or they have to climb over you.