The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    I could probably do that. Lower the battery tray. Move the propane tanks forward or back. Hmmm
  2. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    I'm going to move my tanks altogether. I don't need two so I'm going to carry one in the truck and just connect it up at the site. Could make a place for it inside I guess. But I want to move them to lighten the tongue so the bike won't make it tooo heavy.
  3. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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    I actually have a plan for my pick-up. To be posted once implemented. Not cheap, but I think I'll like it.
  4. mikejohn

    mikejohn Long timer

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    +1
  5. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    Jackknife the combo like this...

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    He just needs to address the trailer jack so he can fully lower the tailgate.

    To the OP, can you carry the bikes without the tailgate on?
  6. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    verify your tounge weight and head the warnings and be sure to get the solid one, mine was around $80-$90.

    Works great for my RV and my truck.

    I used one with my last RV to get my bike carrier past the spare tire.
  7. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    Ah...I remember a time when this was about little/light camping trailers....:deal
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    Both :fitz
  9. Nailhead

    Nailhead Free at last!

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    Be careful how you load your trailer, though-- that added leverage can bring out any tendency in the trailer to sway, and then magnify it.

    DAMHIK :baldy
  10. Ken

    Ken Banned

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    That's what I was thinking :nod
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    Just had my first weekend of camping in the new TT and I had forgotten how much fun and how relaxing sitting around a camp fire can be. Good times this past weekend :nod
  12. coop74

    coop74 Deal's Gap Junkie

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    I would agree... nothing like time spent camping...
  13. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    $80-90, creates a lot of leverage against tow vehicle. This is probably fine for a bike hitch clearing the spare tire though.

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    $20 and 10 minutes to install.:deal:lol3
  14. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    That style jack was already mentioned and responded to. Look at my picture again and tell where you would mount it?
  15. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Don't forget to keep those jack threads lubed if you're going to do that....it builds a lot of heat if they're not. I usually sprayed on a light coat of white lithium grease every other trip or so.
  16. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Yes and yes

    If order to remove the arms you have to jack up the trailer (with the jack) and then swing the arms straight out so the jack can't mount outside of the arms :-(
  17. koncha

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    I saw a tongue jack on one of my dads trailers that was a horizontal screw type with a carrier to push down an angled foot. I googled but couldn't find any pics. My dad added a wheelchair electric motor to power it. That might work.
  18. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Not a trailer but the Ford Transit Connect qualifies as small and light. I bring my bike to track days with one, and also bring a sleeping pad, heater, coffee maker, lamp and cooler. Works great.
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    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    Any pics?
  20. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    To track.

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    Our "big" van but I use the same setup. Most race tracks have electrical power and bathrooms nearby so it's a place to sleep. But it's pretty nice to wake up next to the coffee maker, with no morning "commute" to the track.
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