The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Those Napier truck tents do look awesome. Makes particularly nice trick on the ol' chevy avalanche if you drop the midgate...you get access to the main cabin "in your tent", so if you wanted a little artificial cooling...you can zip up the windows, punch in the remote start, and it'll crank out the AC for a bit. :lol3
  2. Big Bird 928

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    Or heat if it is that time of the year.

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  3. #328

    #328 Been here awhile

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    I have never been inside of one, however, I have walked past one in my neighborhood (it may have been a prototype) a few/several dozen times because it was on the wife's morning walking route and parked on the street. I remember it being about head high (I am around 6ish feet) and based upon the vehicles in the drive er parked on the street in front of the house I believe it was towed with a minivan or a bmw mini cooper. I also seem to remember the panels being made out of what looked to be counter top laminate with a finished edge made of plastic. It was early in the morning, kind of dark, and a few years ago.
  4. Hodag

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    Heading out this weekend with the fam...
    In our 70 sqft camper...
    And since we aren't bringing any freinds... I get to sleep in the camper
    Maybe
  5. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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  6. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    I have no personal experience but it's my understanding that most RV's are based on a frame and drive train built by a major truck maker of some stripe, so those parts should not matter much.

    It also seems to me that most of the RV's I've seen, the mechanical and electrical systems are not "unique" in the sense that there are special-made parts. Water pumps come from certain vendors, lights other, batteries, chargers, etc. and then assembled into the coach. Most of the customization is in the interior finishes, cabinets and furnishings.

    One area I might worry about might be tanks - I dont' know much about potable, grey and black water tank customization - that might be a concern.

    I would evaluate a purchase on two levels:

    I have a friend who drives his RV two times a year, about 120 miles each way - takes to where it lives in summer and back to winter storage. His needs are not much - even if the drivetrain burns a quart every hundred, no biggie.

    But if I needed to use it as a regular mover and long distance, I might accept a slighly less posh interior for a drivetrain in superior condition.
  7. terry.mc

    terry.mc Stop ruining my vacation

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    Small Camper lovers!

    I'm selling a nice little carson fun runner toyhauler.



    SOLD!
  8. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, slow

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  9. Bill-66

    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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  10. xshanex

    xshanex Been here awhile

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    VTvfr Been here awhile

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    Nevermind this little statement buried in the article: "In order to handle the extra overall weight properly, especially in offroad conditions, the truck needs to be re-geared, suspension upgraded, brakes upgraded and a more offroad suitable wheel and tire package installed."
  12. djb_rh

    djb_rh Been here awhile

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    That's not surprising, as that generation Taco needs a rear suspension upgrade to handle a few bags of sakrete, much less a full on camper.

    I had one and I loved a lot of things about it, but suspension capacity wasn't one of them.


    --Donnie
  13. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous

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    Took the trailer back to the Fabshopz today to have a brace welded up under the front of the rail that I bolted to the tongue........the bike rides much better on it now.

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  14. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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  15. mikejohn

    mikejohn Long timer

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    Could someone point out the link to those roof top tents? I have an ideal of making a platform over the bed of my S10 ext cad and set the tent on that, gear stored in the bed and bikes on a trailer
  16. pvangel

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  17. Ken

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  18. groundrules

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    This little guy is for sale in my area. first trailer I've seen that kinda made me want one. most of the others are either too big or painfully small.

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  19. Loud Al

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    http://www.cascadiatents.com/
  20. 225

    225 Been here awhile

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    It has fenders and tongue box now lol.

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