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#109737 - 10/23/07 06:32 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Kris Offline
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Registered: 04/13/07
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Why not one of these: http://www.chaletrv.com/chaletrv/

I was looking at one a few years back (before the move to the caribbean), and was going to get it with the off road package to use in the deep woods of New Brunswick, Canada for hunting (my excuse for a vacation and no cell phone).

I looked at one in person, and was quite well built. And you don't have to worry about ripping the canvus like the other popups. At the time, I was looking at getting solar panels installed on it and install some batteries.

Just an idea.

Kris
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#109825 - 10/24/07 02:16 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: Kris]
cedfire Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 641
Loc: Orygun
Excuse me while I live vicariously through your trailer project. grin

Here's yet another forum to browse. Looks like lots of good info on teardrop trailers. I noticed there's even a section on converting cargo trailers:

http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/

Also, the "T@B" trailers are an idea:

http://www.tab-rv.com/

It would be great to have an Airstream, except for the high price tag. I see they have something new, called the "Basecamp":

http://www.airstream.com/products/2008-fleet/travel-trailers/basecamp/index.html

Good luck with your project!!

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#109847 - 10/24/07 05:21 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: cedfire]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2752
My cosuin just bought a cargo trailer. They put their 4 wheeler in the back and go camping with it. Put a bed and even an A/C system in, just bought the smallest window air they could find and cut a hole in the wall and stuck it in. He said it was pretty simple to set it up and cost a lot less than buying a camping trailer set up.

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#109974 - 10/25/07 01:11 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: OldBaldGuy]
norad45 Offline
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Registered: 07/01/04
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...why not just look for a used travel trailer, 16 ft or less should do. Already equipped with toilet, fresh water tanks, waste water tanks, stove, propane, beds, refer, just about everything you could want. Pull it with a P/U and you have more storeage space. You can add storage pods on top, all kinds of options...


Great points. A 19' Nomad TT is what I plan to use. I've taken it down some pretty nasty dirt roads. The only problem I can forsee with it will be range; my truck can only travel about 250 miles on one tank with the trailer compared to 450 miles without. So if my bugout destination is farther away than 250 miles I'll have to rough it with truck shell, tent, and portapotty. smile

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#109981 - 10/25/07 02:12 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: raydarkhorse]
cedfire Offline
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Registered: 07/10/03
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Loc: Orygun
Here's another good one, the Alaskan Camper:

http://www.alaskancamper.com/sitemap.htm

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#109995 - 10/25/07 02:44 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: norad45]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
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"...I'll have to rough it with truck shell, tent, and portapotty..."

That's not too bad, I have roughed it with a lot less...
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#110068 - 10/25/07 11:05 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: raydarkhorse]
raydarkhorse Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
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So Many ideas and links I knew I could count on you guy's When I start the project I will post pictures (hopefully this summer)
Thanks for all the input.
Ray
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#110165 - 10/26/07 05:13 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: raydarkhorse]
Frank2135 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 266
Loc: Ohio, USA
If money were no object (and it usually is a very big object), I'd be tempted by one of THESE . grin

Frank2135
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#110179 - 10/26/07 07:21 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: Frank2135]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3493
Loc: Spring, Texas
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If money were no object (and it usually is a very big object), I'd be tempted by one of THESE .


Oh wow, those look sweet. It'd be easy to rig up a rainwater harvesting system on those. I'm in Texas, I value water.

-Blast
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#110196 - 10/26/07 10:03 PM Re: Bug out trailer plans [Re: Frank2135]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Wow, I like it!!!
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