The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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    That looks luxurious. :D How long do you typically stay when you set up like that?
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    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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  7. flipr

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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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    Interior style is "subway car"... :huh
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    24' is little/light!?!? :eek1:eek1
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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!
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    NOPE!!

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  20. EmmEff

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    I hear what you're saying... you're going to pay a serious premium for little/light. Unfortunately for me, I don't have a vehicle capable of towing a 24' trailer (sold the half-ton a couple of years ago due to lack of use and the cost of gas). About 2000lbs is my limit and the SylvanSport GO is what I've been eyeing. It is (very) expensive for what you get though.