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Old 02-17-2021, 12:28 AM   #1081 (permalink)
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Maybe something like this instead of slide outs.


Possibly it would serve right. I just wonder how easy it would be to arrange the shelves, appliances and other amenities.

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Old 02-20-2021, 12:30 PM   #1082 (permalink)
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These look kind of cool starting and $10,000 and not more than $14,000 with almost every possible add on.
https://www.earthtravelerteardroptra...hoto-gallery-1



Not exactly "off road" but so light they would do ok on the average forest service road.
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Is nice, but I don't understand the the sliding doors and the floor over the windows with the wheelwell flap.
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Nice, but for security reasons I'd prefer rigid walls (even if they had some fold-away layout) instead of canvas.
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You can lower the sides for 2 additional sleeping spaces or leave the sidewalls up and just use the doors like a traditional teardrop. You also don't have to pop the roof, that's just if you want standup height.
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You also don't have to pop the roof, that's just if you want standup height.
Standup height is a valuable asset for me in a camping trailer or RV.
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But not having to pop it up to make it usable is awesome. You can have hard walls in bear country, if you're just stopping for the night in bad weather you don't have to get the canvas all wet (putting it away wet sucks), and in the winter, the less canvas the better.

But in other times, you get a ton more space.
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I have found that owning a trailer has some advantages over a large pickup.
totally agree... and would note you can add a trailer hitch to almost anything. I put one one both my Mazda 3, and my DIY eMiata. The big trucks at hardware store look crosseyed at the eMiata when I pick up sheets of plywood.
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Well after going round and round I finally bought this "teardrop" camper today. It's pretty much want I wanted to build, I just am working so much I don't have time. Thankfully working so much means I can pay somebody else to build it and it's not the hobbled together contraption I would have ended up with had I did it myself.

So now I can load it with other gear and still take a whole crew camping but now can separate the couple teenage girls into their own space. Or my wife and I can do more getaways alone too.

This leaves me with my 4x8 utility trailer to do junk, garbage duty.

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Well after going round and round I finally bought this "teardrop" camper today.
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nice! what does it weigh?

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