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#179347 - 08/14/09 07:18 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for two [Re: Dagny]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
It seems too pricey for too little, but it might get some people thinking, which can only be to the good.



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#179355 - 08/14/09 08:07 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
Nicodemus Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
A Thule Sport Utility Trailer only costs $1499 and looks a hack of a lot more rugged and spacious than than the Lifepod roof-cargo-carrier-on-a-light-trailer. I guess being able to pull something by hand is a bonus, but you could probably put something similar together for a lot less than what they're offering with little skill required to build it.

I think the Lifepod contents list is weak as well.

With the exception of My Leatherman Charge TTI, I don't like the idea of having a lot of All-In-One tools and I even carry another knife and have a third fixed blade in my BOB.

That "Food For Health" 275 serving bucket has been blasted for quite some time both here (IIRC) and on other sites and forums as being less than a full days worth of calories per 3 servings and for having to be supplemented. I also recall that many of the dishes are very high in sodium.

I must admit, as was mentioned before, something is better than nothing and some people would rather purchase the lifepod package than put something together themselves.
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#179365 - 08/14/09 08:38 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Nicodemus]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2822
My escape pod was $600 (craigslist) and sits in the back of my truck. 40lbs propane, 18 gallons of water, commode, sink, 9500btu furnace, refrigerator, two beds, one I divided in half for the two kids.

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#179384 - 08/14/09 10:54 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Eugene]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1913
Loc: Washington, DC

Here's a fuel efficient BOV.

Just need someone to pedal it.






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#179385 - 08/14/09 10:57 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1913
Loc: Washington, DC
Here's my teardrop.



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Edited by Dagny (08/14/09 11:11 PM)

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#179413 - 08/15/09 07:21 AM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
LED Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 1474
Very nice setup. Whats the make/model and were there any special modifications you made?

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#179415 - 08/15/09 09:21 AM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: LED]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1913
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: LED
Very nice setup. Whats the make/model and were there any special modifications you made?



2008 Little Guy 6'-wide Platform is the make and model. Little Guy put the hitch receiver on the teardrop to hold my hitch-mounted bike rack.

I bought it unfinished inside (no cabinets, no kitchen galley, no decor) and out (meaning no graphics).

Had it painted at an auto shop to match the Element and added the tongue box (an Owens from Summit Racing) and some interior organizing elements. That's it.

I love it. It's so much better than tent camping. Always packed, no setup, no breaking down a tent in the rain. Very comfortable sleep (king-sized bed).


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#179419 - 08/15/09 10:28 AM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
ki4buc Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
I'm think most passenger cars can handle a roof storage system. If they can, my personal opinion is that you get one without the trailer. The trailer adds complexity, especially if you're not used to parking with them. Second thing, remove the damn label! Nothing like advertising what's in it! Of course, during evacuations and emergencies you'll see people with normal roof storage, but don't make yourself stand out!

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#179426 - 08/15/09 11:52 AM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
7point82 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/05
Posts: 478
Loc: Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: Dagny
Here's my teardrop.



Dangit you're going to make me spend more money. I don't think I want a teardrop exactly but that is a really nice looking setup you have there!
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#179436 - 08/15/09 01:43 PM Re: Lifepod -- evac gear trailer, stocked for [Re: Dagny]
Nicodemus Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
Nice looking Teardrop!
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