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The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    Did a search last night, found bits and pieces spread throughout ADV...

    This thread is for small pop-ups, Eggs, Tear drops, and Small cargo/campers. Think under one ton, 2,000 lbs. (cause my truck's towing is 2200. :deal)
    What are the benefits? What are the minuses? Have you owned one? What did you like/hate?

    Emphasis is on small and light (but want more than a tent on wheels) -- small cooking area w/ fridge, maybe some electrics, hell maybe even a bathroom. Big RV's have their own thread. Rooftops have their own thread...


    I think these trailers are deserving of their own thread.

    Egg:
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    Pop-up:
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    small Jay-co

    Teardrop:
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  2. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    canned hams......

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  3. InfoManiac

    InfoManiac Always Learning

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  4. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    I saw that... kind of cool, really scary. :lol3
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  5. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    Nice set up. Tell me about it. :ear
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  6. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    A cool set up---

    I do wonder if the bed area would be a bit claustrophobic on these though?

    Plus on a rainy day in the woods would you want to be able to sit up and play cards or what ever?

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  7. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    What kind of wimpy-ass truck can only tow 2200 lbs?

    My V-6 4Runner is rated for 5k.
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  8. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    GMC Canyon- manual transmission- 4cylinder engine.

    Jurgen
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  9. Hodag

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    its 13', with a 10' box

    has a dinette in back that forms a small double bed, bunk above it. opposite the door side has a small stove and sink. other side has a closet. in the font is a bench abou 2' wide.

    I took out the fridge and put a porta potty in its place for those late night potty visits for the kids.
    we camp with me, wife, and 2 kids (9,4)

    its small, but I can fit in some very nice spots. tows easy, easy to move around when you get it to the site.

    we spend most of our time outside , except the kids will watch a dvd or something.
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  10. z@ch

    z@ch Turn it up to eleven

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    We've got a pop-up and like it pretty well.

    They offer the most bed/interior space in the size segment but can suffer when it comes to amenities.

    Definitely don't ever feel "cramped", but setting up/tearing down is a certain negative.
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  11. RumRunner

    RumRunner Sit there, turn that

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  12. Askel

    Askel Perma-n00b

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    Da UP, eh.
    I think I recognize that campground. :lol3
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  13. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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    I had a 1978 Boler 13' trailer until just recently - the Scamp 13 is a later version. Very nice trailer and it weighed only around 900 lbs so it towed like a dream behind my 4 cylinder diesel Land Rover. It was great for a couple of folks if they were sleeping alone on the front and rear bunks. The rear bunk was a "double" but was a bit cramped for my wife and I (not that we're fat - just a bit heftier than we were when we got married).

    The wife liked the camper but really wanted one with an on board bathroom. We went to a fiberglass camper meet last fall and got a chance to look at a couple of 16' Casita trailers. They are much nicer with a slightly wider bunk and a full bath. Those weigh around 1600-1800 lbs and that's probably what we'll move up to.

    The 17" Casita has a much larger rear bed - but weighs around 2200 lbs.

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  14. McB

    McB Joe 40 ouncer

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    We have an 8' Rockwood Freedom 1640. This one is the 1640 LTD, which is longer.

    http://www.forestriverinc.com/nd/default22.asp?location=rv&unittype=&page=floorviewertc&model=1640LTD&choice=rktc&nav=rec&name=112&series=Freedom

    Nice little popup, and close to the lightest out there. Can be had with AC and a reefer, but no bathroom. Electric pump (110/12V) for the water tank. Weighs about 1300 dry. GVW just over a ton.

    We've pulled it with a 4 cyl. Odyssey, a Pontiac Vibe, Mazda MPV, Grand Cherokee (like you'd know it was even there), and currently a Ford Escape.

    A bit heavy for the Vibe on anything other than flat ground, but everything else did fine.

    Full-size on one end, small standard (3/4?) on the other, and fold-down table for a small kid's bed.
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  15. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    I was looking at the Safari Condos-- unfortunately not yet sold in U.S. -- and expensive even in Canadian Dollars. But, do look like a great set up. The basecamp is actually cheaper. (I think)

    Jurgen
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  16. Riverbud

    Riverbud Been here awhile

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    These guys just sponsored my niece. I haven't had a chance to check the trailer out yet, but it looks interesting. 1535 lbs dry with a 940 lb carrying capacity.

    http://www.truenorth.me/models/


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  17. Bandit240

    Bandit240 Been here awhile

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    Ive got a little Serro Scotty that i plan to rebuild one day. Its walls are all rotten.

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    Ive got almost everything for inside it. Don't think it was used much, just sat around alot.
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  18. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    That could be really cool when done. The late lamented VespaFitz posted some about small campers similar to that one.

    Jurgen
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  19. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch

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    I like that set up. :thumb
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  20. Driver72

    Driver72 Been here awhile

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