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The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    Buy a boat, then you'll have the trifecta of overpriced stuff.
  2. ToolmanJohn

    ToolmanJohn Gravity Challenged but Challenging Gravity and Age

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    I always remember the official definition of boat:

    BOAT: A hole in the water into which you throw all your money.
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  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    My favorite: The two best days in a boat owners life. The day he buys it, and the day he sells it.
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    B.O.A.T.

    bust out another thousand
  5. BigEasy

    BigEasy Fish Eyed Heathen

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    All true.

    As spoken buy a guy who ordered a new boat last week :lol3
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  6. Oldad

    Oldad Been here awhile

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  7. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Go Ahead

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  8. Oldad

    Oldad Been here awhile

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    Agreed.
  9. MartiniUp

    MartiniUp Long timer

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    I see a lot of folks put their e-track on the walls and
    What brand trailer is that? Never knew that option was available. Thanks.
  10. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    While currently being used as sled storage and transport, I think this 7x16x6.5 Cargo trailer has excellent camper potential.
    IMG_20191213_083430.jpg
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  11. HapHazard

    HapHazard Be Kind - Rewind

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    ^I'd say so, too!

    I don't see any picks on the sled that rip the hell out of the floor, either.
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  12. Malamute

    Malamute Low speed adventurer

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    Something to keep in mind, many of the "good deals" on cargo trailers in craigslist and likely other places are scams. Several I saw had an email address across the image of the trailer. I googled the address and it showed a number of comments in various places saying it was a scammer from as far back as 6 months. Sob story, "going out of country with my unit on a medical mission, its at the shippers, ready to be delivered to your address, if you dont want it, ll take it back, pay all the shipping etc, blah blah, lie, lie." Next messages if you contact them, "It has bad memories, it was my late husbands, lie, lie,..." Identical to the messages reported in the scams. I played along a while. they said the trailer was at some town in ND I think, I said "it was perfect, my girlfriends cousin is a sheriffs deputy there, he can look at it and take it to his place and save you the shipping".....crickets....nothing ever again from them, AND none of the 3 other trailers I emailed about (really good deals too!) with different addresses ever responded, which leads me to believe the scammers are very busy posting ads. I sent messages to both email addresses plastered across the image and through the craigslist system.

    If its not truly local, and you cant see it in person, dont send money under any circumstances, even with their ebay pay or whatever fraudulent scheme theyve cooked up to make it sound legit. If the deal sounds too good to be true, it likely is.
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  13. DSquared

    DSquared Dilly Dilly! Supporter

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    I'm still figuring that out. The farther sled has a lightly studded long track that I ran up the ramp then carted the rest of the way. The rearward sled made it on the dolly all the way in. I picked up a roll of rubber sportsfloor for attempt 2 but I'm thinking my 7ft ladder ramp might work better.

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  14. donmac

    donmac casual angler

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    I had a large enclosed trailer that I used for both bikes and sleds 15+ years ago. I found that momentum could get me in there without spinning if I approached with enough speed, so the light studs were not a problem. However the carbides on the skis did tend to scrape things up a bit. Got some ski dollies that worked well once the sled was up the ramp and they were not too much of a pain.
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  15. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    I bought my Casita off CL and waded thru all the scammers and found a rebuilt from a insurance auction.

    It had a bent wheel, scratched plastic door and tire marks from most likely a simi truck getting to close. Repair guy had before and after pictures he emailed me.

    2015 casita spirit deluxe for 9 k bought it a year ago zero problems. Winter, summer camped, AC and heat work great!

    Now I am working on weight shifting to weld a bike carrier on the back frame.

    I am pretty sure I can get the Electra glide on there.

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  16. 10-96

    10-96 Adventurer

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    RR45 - Nice buy on that Casita!
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  17. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Go Ahead

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    What size motor you towing with? Looks like an Explorer. How does it pull the Casita?
    We've been looking for a Liberty Dlx 17' to tow , they're hard to find used!
  18. RainRider45

    RainRider45 Been here awhile

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    3.5l v6 turbo. As you can see we are up in the hills and that’s Mt. St. Hellens in the background. The explorer tows the 17’ casita great with a weight distribution type hitch.

    I welded up a twin 5 gal propane platform for the tongue to allow room for the hitch and add forward weight. Next the spare tire and a Honda gen set. Then the fun begins, cutting off the rear stink pipe holder and building a custom tilting bike rack. Still in the planning stage on that but I have seen one complete on the internet. I lite dirt bike should be ok.
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  19. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Go Ahead

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    Awesome. We've just bought a new F150 XLT 4x4 and went with the 3.3L V6 and 6 speed and it has a 7400 towing capacity so I have no concerns with a Catsita, full optioned. Just trying to find one.......not so brand new.
  20. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    @HelloPitty to the courtesy phone.