The little/light Camper Trailer Thread...

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

  1. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!! Supporter

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  2. redveloce

    redveloce Been here awhile

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    It looks like it was originally a Trailerboat shell. There should be a boat on the roof!

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  3. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Fuudddge that's awesome...:clap
  4. Hannda

    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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    Agreed. It looks like it's for one "fully dressed" Harley or Goldwing.
  5. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    I'll be damned. I saw one of them at a car show once. I didn't make the connection. That's gotta be saved by someone!!!
  6. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I own this thing... super light weight and with it's large tires and pointed nose makes it great for towing and tracks great. I have it for sale but if I still have it next spring I may modify it for camping. It's 4x8...

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  7. coop74

    coop74 Deal's Gap Junkie

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    I would turn that into a tiny camper in a skinny minute. A couple of windows, a roof top vent, wire in some 110 and 12v and a 2 doors and you would have the perfect rigid tent...

    What are you asking for it?
  8. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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    Kewl, and they are still sold. If I was closer I would look you up.

    I was looking at the others - the ones that look like a porta-potty on its side, and they are not tall enough for a dirt bike. My dirt bikes are 48" at the handlebars and the trailer is 41" inside (at least at the opening anyway).

    I also found this:

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    http://chariotmanufacturing.com/browse-trailers/cycle-shuttle-11-0/

    Between the need to either haul a trailer or put a bike in the vehicle, and the need for something a little better in the snow than a lightweight AWD version of a 2WD vehicle, I decided I would want either a Toyota compact pickup or a Jeep. I.E., something a bit more heavy duty.

    I had six inches of snow when I got up this morning so I took the truck to work instead of the Bimmer. Would have never made it with the car. Driving a 1+ ton flatbed truck was exactly fun, but being a 4x4 it did well in the snow. Problem is that the snow only lasted for two miles until I got to the pavement and then the truck was just a slow old beast.

    Need to get something smaller and more of a daily driver. I was hoping that I wouldn't have any snow and then I got it dumped on me. May get more tonight.
  9. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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  10. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Thanks, I'm asking 1800, cost just over 3000 for a new one in Edmonton Alberta where they're still made. Link here

    http://www.trailersunlimited.com/

    There common use is small rvs and mobile offices for the larger ones, I believe they go to 26ft.
  11. Laconic

    Laconic Boomer Berserker Nativist Rube

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  12. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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  13. Patrick46

    Patrick46 visionary

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    Hmmmmm....wonder where they got this inspiritation for this concept ^^^

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  14. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    It is called Opera :deal
  15. RandoCommando

    RandoCommando Wannabe

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    If you're going to tow something like that behind ya, why not just tow a pop up or regular camper trailer? LOL
  16. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    It's way fancier.


    Plus you can detach the canvas you have one helluva kite. :1drink
  17. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    A regular camper trailer is a lot bigger to store, and because of weight and aerodynamics, is a much bigger deal in terms of towing load.
  18. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy Supporter

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  19. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Well, as it turns out, I don't need to do any modifications to get the little bike on the pop up. I'm pretty happy and will be taking it to Death Valley for the first run with a bike on the front. Ooh, comfort camping. What's next?

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    I might put a plate on the under side of the hooks, but this is with zero modifications, so I'm pretty happy about that.
  20. Hueychief

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    longtallsally,
    Nice setup!
    I did the same thing with my KTM on the front deck of my E1.
    Did you measure the tongue weight? I only checked the fit and didn't measure my tongue weight so I'm just curious.
    The tiedown rings in the deck seemed a little sketchy also so I'm going to reinforce these in a way yet unknown. I also mounted a bike shoe and the wheels lined up perfectly on top of the frame rails so no issues with bike weight stressing the deck. I have a few more ideas and live in Minnesota so have all winter to get it done.
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