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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.
Let me know when you head north. I really like the rear door. What layout? I don't imagine you got the bunk option?
Keep digging-- you'll find one. I personally don't need a pic of the top raised because I've camped in one, and I don't camp for the interior view.
We're going to get the 16DB with the queen bed option, love the idea of a permanent bed!
Very cool thing; I couldn't find any info on the Livin' Lite website about a battery in the rig, so I emailed them. About two hours later the owner of the company emailed me back with the answer. We went back and forth a couple of times and I got succinct answers... nice customer service!
My wife read this book about "Sisters on the Fly"
Aparently, it's an RV organization where women get older campers, doll 'em all up, get together to camp, flyfish, and sit around the campfire talking their men and their grandchildren, well....you know........talking, and talking, and talking, and ......
anyway.....she has no interest in joining up with the SotF, (yet) but she absolutely fell in love with their funky little campers, and said that if I ever found one on the cheap......
Well.....onna my sign customers had one who was more than happy to trade it for work from me insted of paying $$$....(and it worked out great on MY end too!!)
it's a '64 Aladdin (built in Oregon)
it's in really decent shape for it's age too!
oh....and she absolutely flipped!!! (gotta love those brownie points!!)
This is a friend of mine.
With her daughters, she restores and rents Airstream Trailers.
Go to the 'photos' page. We were camping at Council Grove Lake a few years ago when they were having a roundup. Sunday morning they had an open house with 'tours' of several trailers. Very cool.
That's too classic to pass up
Being a painter there's a lot of potential there !
Must be 10" wheels were not available when it was built :eek1 They prolly would have used them.
No or minimal rot -- that is a find.
first, I'm already making plans on updating the wheels & axle to a heavier unit (like from a mini-van) that has good road-worthy radial tires on it
next, there is a small bit of rot that I need to replace in the rear corner, but that's it...so this was definately a nice score
and last...other than a few maintenance things like replacing the axle and fixing that corner rot.....this is HERS!! I'm not painting it, remodeling it, or redesigning it in any way. That's HER JOB!!!
(I've got more important motorcycle projects to work on!!!)
OMG, this had me lol! I am a career firefighter on a department with 3 of us women and over 100 men. Let me just say this about that The guys WAY out talk us hands down! Cracks me up That camper looks cool btw!
....and Thankyou for the job you do!
oh btw......yeah, OK.......the guys may talk more then the womens do......but it's usually about seriously important stuff!!
Suddenly I have a new appreciation for the vintage teardrop trailers ...
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I was with an inmate at Daytona and he picked up one of these little beauties. Two hundred eighty pounds with a queen-size bed and an air conditioner. Pretty cool. It's a BunkHouse by Bushtec.
I'm spending way too much time this morning looking through this thread! Here is my humble contribution.
Like most of us on advrider, I was looking for a toyhauler for a couple dual sports. Here is my Haulmark 5x8 vnose I bought back in 2009. Ordered with a few factory options.
-1/2 inch insulation
-E-trake sides and two removable wheel chalks inside.
-Side door. This was somewhat uncommon for a 5x8 to have a side door, I wanted it for sleeping though
-I choose gate rear doors instead of rear ramp style, because I found on my previous trailer, the ramp was less convienent for camping. And side opening doors could be opened in smaller driveways.
-Rear jacks: I was really glad I got this option, because it allowed me to disconnect the trailer from the truck and not have it tip backwards when I walked past the trailer axle.
Here is a shot of the trailer on my property. I lived in this rig for 18 months off and on while I built my cabin home. Minnesota winters get chilly even with 1/2 inch insulation foam board. A Cabelas 7 foot cot fit with plenty of room in the trailer and 3 sleeping bags helped keep me warm, but going outside each night in -20 degree weather when nature calls, wasn't fun. Speaking of that, a 2x6 board and two tree stumps was my toilet for more than a year!
(window not visable is facing Lake Superior)
Now my house is done, so I plan on adding a few camping features to the trailer. I'm going to take advantage of the aux power on the 7 pin bargman connector, and wire up an isolator circuit to charge some deep cycle 12volt batteries. I enjoy throwing my Honda XRR, a mountain bike and kayak on the truck and trailer, spending weekends in the Superior National Forest doing just about whatever I fancy.
Also, I got these from Cabelas. I think i saw them on here somewhere. They are quick and easy cupboard space in a trailer that is used just as much for utility as camping. I like being able to remove them quickly, they clip on and off my wall e-trek with a couple carabiners.
Mmmmmm BULLEIT! Bourbon AND Rye
That much hooch in the kitchen could keep a guy on the road for a while
or off the road as the case may be.
jwalters - awesome tips!
You sir are a hardier man than I. Wow!
Just took the first step towards camper ownership... swapped out the SUV for a truck. Nissan was offering insane rebates and they gave us a bunch for our trade. It can tow 6100 pounds.