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#183797 - 09/30/09 11:19 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Russ]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Russ
I like, good system -- The trailer for a solid roof and (relatively) comfortable bed for a good night's sleep, and enough tarps and awnings to make the area outside the trailer a very livable space. and it all packs up small.



Very comfortable bed. It's a great night sleep. The insulation makes it much quieter than a tent, in addition to being more secure.

These Little Guy teardrops come with a tri-fold mattress. I passed on that in favor of my own setup. Others use futons or memory foam.

It's so convenient. A couple weeks ago we pulled into camp after dark. All we had to do was remove the camp chairs and climb in. Didn't even unhitch the teardrop.

And as with any RV, being permanently packed makes camping, or bugging out, much quicker and less prone to forgetting things.


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#183798 - 09/30/09 11:27 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: MDinana]
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: MDinana
Dagney, that thing looks amazingly spacious inside! Could you post the actual dimensions? Does the trailer "pop up" like the ones I used as a kid (the rectangles that raise and 2 beds pop out the front and back)?

Much as I prefer backpacking over car camping, that looks fun if I ever procreate.


It does not pop-up. There's a rear hatch and the manufacturer sells a side-mount tent-screenroom for those wanting to expand the living area.

Here are the specs for my specific model. You'll recognize the featured teardrop.

http://www.golittleguy.com/teardrops/models/6-wide-platform/#specifications

Inside width: 70.5"
Inside height: 42.5"
Floor length: 81.5"
Max Int length: 92"

Exterior height: 68"


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#183862 - 10/01/09 12:44 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Russ]
jcurphy Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/27/08
Posts: 48
Loc: Iowa City, IA
Originally Posted By: Russ
Pet grooming. . .

Bob's Septic Service smile

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#184066 - 10/02/09 10:34 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Divebomb]
THIRDPIG Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 11/26/01
Posts: 81
Thers a whole web site on them..http://www.mikenchell.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=42

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#184104 - 10/03/09 01:41 AM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: THIRDPIG]
Art_in_FL Offline
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Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
I've always liked the idea of a preparedness trailer.

Hurricane, or whatever, approaches and I simply back up the truck, hook up, and drive off. Even a small truck can tow 1200 pounds so you could have a place to sleep two and 600 pounds of supplies ready to go. As I figure it 600 pounds of supplies means the ability to spend a month or more away from civilization but living pretty well. With that sort of capability ready to go the need to wait until the last minute, and possibly ending up fighting the crowds and traffic, is unnecessary. While everyone else is still figuring out what to do we could simply 'go on vacation'.

I'm pretty strong, not as strong as I used to be, but last time I checked I couldn't haul anywhere near 600 pounds of supplies in a backpack.

A trailer means you dependent on roads or wide trails, assuming a compact design and fair ground clearance, but it isn't too much of a burden for the benefit and time savings they seem to offer.

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#184106 - 10/03/09 01:46 AM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Art_in_FL]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
My BORV / Rolling Project office / Home away from home.
Jayco Recon

I might be restricted to good roads, but I will be comfortable. Assuming I don't freeze it solid in Canada (assuming I still go...).

_________________________
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.

RIP OBG

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#184111 - 10/03/09 02:41 AM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Desperado]
Kona1 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 09/29/09
Posts: 42
Loc: Pacific Northwest, USA
That Jayco Recon is a serious trailer! Why so large?

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#184117 - 10/03/09 03:15 AM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Kona1]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Family of Four. Originally purchased for vacationing, but with the employment shake-up it is also home when away from home for work while the family is back at home. I also have my HD with me for short runs and relaxation. Don't see taking it to Canada though.

It can be an absolute PIA to pull anywhere but really good highways, and requires a one ton truck to pull.

Don't even ask about my fuel bills. It is nice to not worry about what happened in the bed the night before though. Also I usually spend about $17.00 - $25.00 USD for a full hook-up spot versus $100 - $150 USD per night for some dang fleabag.
_________________________
I do the things that I must, and really regret, are unfortunately necessary.

RIP OBG

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#184150 - 10/03/09 02:04 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Desperado]
Dagny Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1916
Loc: Washington, DC
Originally Posted By: Desperado
My BORV / Rolling Project office / Home away from home.
Jayco Recon

I might be restricted to good roads, but I will be comfortable. Assuming I don't freeze it solid in Canada (assuming I still go...).



Very nice. I'd have something bigger if my tow vehicle (Honda Element) could handle it. Would love a small "standie" -- 16 feet or so.

Here's an off-road teardrop built by "So-Cal" teardrops of southern California. They are one of the highest-quality builders of teardrops:





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#184152 - 10/03/09 02:18 PM Re: Survival Trailer [Re: Dagny]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4934
Loc: SOCAL
http://www.socalteardrops.com/ Thanks Dagny. I may look them up.

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