The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. coop74

    coop74 Deal's Gap Junkie

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    if you sent it to the microlite trailer folks I can tell you they are not good with emails. I have experienced that first hand and I think I commented on it earlier. The dealer in Michigan is affiliated with them more directly (I think he is a part of their organization) and he appears to be more modern on the use of email. They will however take a phone call and are really great folks. When I got mine my dealer said they were selling them as fast as they could build them and they are a small family company whose focus was on building them and getting them out the door.

    I have no dog in the fight other then I love mine. It is a great quality product.

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  2. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    So I got an RV with a 30 amp plug and a trailer now with a 30 amp plug... Can't remember, but most campgrounds only have one 30 amp right? Or one 50 amp. Or one 50 and one 30. Not sure if I ever saw two 30 amp...

    I saw a Y adapter plug that takes two 30 amp and combines them into a 50 amp. It costs like $110... for a plug... :huh

    Options?

    I was even thinking of just using my 30 amp to 15 amp adapter for the trailer since it doesn't use much electricity anyway.
  3. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    It's not recommended, but you can have an electrician make a 30A Y. Neither of your CURRENT RVs are going to be pulling more than 15A each at any one time. There are RVs out there with two AC units and a 30A plug.

    All that said, the kosher way is the 50A Y. But that means you have to have a 50A service, which doesn't always exist. I'd personally have no problem doing he 30A Y in your setup. But I'm not an electrician nor a lawyer. YMMV


    --Donnie
  4. Hodag

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    very nice
  5. drm

    drm Been here awhile

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    What is the FLA of your trailer? Do you have an outdoor plug on the RV that is rated for 15A?
    You could make a standard 120V plug adapter and plug your trailer into the RV.
  6. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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  7. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    "FLA"?

    Regardless, I don't think I have an outside plug on the RV... good idea though.

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  8. seuadr

    seuadr Wee-stromer

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    Full Load Amps - IE when EVERYTHING is turned on.
  9. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    That's what I was thinking too. Easy to do.
  10. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    I'm ready to update MY end of this thread...

    remember my post #1256???...well, we've now got our starting point...

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    Look familiar Mr. Fisherman??? :deal :evil :lol3

    I was really looking for a 12 footer...but after driving 5 hours to check this one out, and realizing that it was only 10', and it WAS a pretty decient price...I grabbed it.
    (It wouldda been nicer with that extra 2'.....but it just felt right.) :norton
    Thanx OregonCoast!!


    So once I finish up my hot-rod project this spring...the work begins. Until then, I'm already using it as it is.
  11. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    I miss that trailer. It is pretty handy. The bar across the front and the l channel along either wall makes securing your loads a breeze and the low load heights is sweet for heavy items. I hope you get plenty of use out of it.
  12. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    :thumb

    was looking at pinterest tiny living, of all things, and came across this.

    Interesting concept.

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    All I can find at the moment is pins and tumbler posts. Anyone know anything about it? :ear
  13. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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  14. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    I don't remember the details, but it's probably 30-40 pages back in this thread already. IIRC, it's a prototype that never made production.


    --Donnie

  15. Jurgen

    Jurgen Trolljegeren Super Moderator

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    I could see it being just a prototype. It looks one part kind of cool, one part Top Gear, "Have the boys build an RV." :lol3
  16. Doorguy1979

    Doorguy1979 Dreamridin'

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    I love the caravan episode of top Gear UK, the US boys did almost the exact same episode, was almost as good.
  17. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    been watching extreme rv
    getting some ideas
  18. MooseKiller

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    That is a dangerous show... :deal
  19. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    Alright, I'm pulling the trigger on a Livin' Lite VRV tomorrow. Doing the 8.5x18 with one Queen tip-out bunk and no fridge/microwave/cooktop. Just bathroom and cabinetry and sink. And with the "Adventure Package" as well as a rooftop AC unit. Will be interesting to see what it weighs when it shows up. I got a 5k limit and need to put two ADV bikes and some gear in there. Gonna be TIGHT. Well, tight on the weight. Spacious otherwise. :D


    --Donnie
  20. PA Slammer

    PA Slammer I hate titles...

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    I have a 2011 VRV 614. Bought it new a couple months ago. It was sitting at a dealer awhile. It is basically a shell without any amenities; no toilet, no black, grey or fresh tanks, no TV, microwave, or fridge, no propane, furnace or AC, no bench/bed. It does have the side fold out tent bed, the "room" where the bathroom goes, cabinets in the front with a little pump sink fed from a container of water. Basically a VERY stripped down version of the VRV. It weighed in at 2260 lbs. I can probably fit two F800GS pulled in and a third backed in. May be too tight, but it'll be close. The bikes are around 400 lbs plus, right? With any riding gear and bike/camping gear maybe pushing 500 lbs each... conservatively saying. 1500 lbs of cargo and 2300 lbs of trailer 3800 lbs. A bigger trailer and all the amenities, under 5000 lbs with cargo? It'll be very close.

    PA Slammer