The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. ktrout01

    ktrout01 Been here awhile

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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.
  2. Patrick46

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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. :deal
  3. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    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. :lol3) 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.
  4. BeeCeeGS

    BeeCeeGS WeaponOfMassDestruction

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    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.
  5. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    I did a lot of research on tents before I sprung :D 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.

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    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.
  6. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    That looks luxurious. :D How long do you typically stay when you set up like that?
  7. DirtDabber

    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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    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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    Laconic Anodyne

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  9. flipr

    flipr Scofflaw

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    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
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    Springbar Outfitter 3 canvas tent 7'x8'
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  10. JamesG

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    Interior style is "subway car"... :huh
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    DirtDabber cultural illiterate

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  13. Patrick46

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  17. Patrick46

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  18. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Oops.. Did I post that?

    Well in my defense it's only 2500#. :norton

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  19. The Letter J

    The Letter J lost in the 690 mega

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    I just saw this "1962 sinko" trailer on my local CL, pretty neat for $1k and supposedly under 2k lbs: http://slo.craigslist.org/rvs/3400576985.html

    I've been slowly building a 6x10 cargo trailer myself, and while it's not up to most people's RV standards, it's way better than a tent!
  20. Patrick46

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    NOPE!!

    I got yer back, bud! :wave