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Old 02-14-2021, 11:13 AM   #1071 (permalink)
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Probably buy the V nose, because you're going to be building either way, and it's got more volume.

New is, as you said, faster. You'll also have a better shell, factory-made doors, etc, and you'll still have your utility trailer.

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Old 02-14-2021, 09:14 PM   #1072 (permalink)
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What would you do?
I would be tempted to try making a teardrop trailer with some slide-out sections
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Old 02-15-2021, 01:42 AM   #1073 (permalink)
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I would be tempted to try making a teardrop trailer with some slide-out sections
Ditto on the tear drop trailer.
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Old 02-15-2021, 03:43 AM   #1074 (permalink)
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In 2015 the prevailing wisdom was the slope shouldn't exceed 22 1/2 degrees.
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:14 PM   #1075 (permalink)
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I'm not to concerned with economy on this build, the Jeep sucks gas anyway, I've been averaging under 12 mpg but it would be bad to drop that as low as 8 or something. While I could see making a 300 mile highway trip and then going slowly 20 miles off into the boonies on dirt roads, most trips would be 30-60 miles of highway and then slow up into the mountains. Those mountain roads would be 30 mph tops, maybe lots of 3 mph.

Now a teardrop highway camper would be the bomb behind the TDI Touareg as it already gets about 30 mpg on the highway. Then I could do long trips to the coast and down to the redwoods with it. Or maybe the Grand Canyon.

I may have to do both!
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Another advantage of the v nose is that extra 2' may make the 10' kayaks just fit inside stacked but I'd have to measure closely.
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To/two/too conflation isn't that uncommon.
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Old 02-16-2021, 07:46 PM   #1079 (permalink)
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Maybe something like this instead of slide outs.












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