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Old 05-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #901
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You and me both.

Unfortunately, the price would be prohibitive and therefore it falls into the same
category as Sportsmobile, Earthroamer and GXV for me.

A guy can dream though.
You know how many of those things they would sell if the Ozzy's would set up an assembly plant in the states and sell them at a reasonable price!!
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:50 AM   #902
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All covered up and ready to go
I'd assume it's like most tents and you'll want to use seam sealer and a water proofer before using it.

And then give all that time to dry and off-gas before you intend to sleep in it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #903
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Trouble I see is it's a niche market. Many people prefer pop ups or hard side.
That and those TVans aren't exactly light so that narrows the appeal to people who
want to tow with the mini van.
Beside that, we'd never see them up here if they were produced in the U.S.

We bought an Rvision cassette a bunch of years ago and it has worked out for us
because we don't have a full size truck and I hate tent trailers.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:43 AM   #904
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I'd assume it's like most tents and you'll want to use seam sealer and a water proofer before using it.

And then give all that time to dry and off-gas before you intend to sleep in it.
I didn't but guess I will
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #905
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The tent really worked well! It takes about 15 minutes to set up and is a bit of a pain because it is so high up you have to do everything off the ladder but still no big deal.







I am able to bring 5 bikes and all the gear for the weekend, I slept in the penthouse suite and my son slept "downstairs" in the trailer which is great for one but cramped for two, so we both have our own bedrooms and than the pop up canopy(10x10) for outdoor living.





It was less than an hr to load all the bikes and pack up camp!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #906
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The tent really worked well! I am able to bring 5 bikes and all the gear for the weekend, I slept in the penthouse suite and my son slept "downstairs" in the trailer which is great for one but cramped for two, so we both have our own bedrooms and than the pop up canopy(10x10) for outdoor living.
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Old 05-28-2012, 03:43 PM   #907
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I'm curious about this arrangement. When the tent is open, I assume it isn't supported at all by the ladder but is it just cantilevered out from the trailer? In other words, if you were sitting in the doorway of the tent, suspended, are you relying solely on the mechanical connection on the opposite side of the tent to the top of the trailer?

I am only asking as that roof of the trailer would need to be really substantial for me to trust that kind of arrangement, unless you've made some mods to strengthen it.

I'd hate to think of what a failure would be like...

It's really cool but makes me a little nervous...
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #908
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It is as stable as can be, when I mounted it my son and I were in it and the trailer was not connected to the truck nor where the stabilizer jacks in the back. The hinge system locks the bottom flat, the ladder is a secondary support?
I was surprised how stable it was while up there and had your same concerns.
Thousands? of these have been sold and through all my research none have tipped over but mostly I think they are installed on cars.
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Also....look at the pics of the rack I made on the previous page, 1"1/4 square tubing and I bolted it to the upper frame rails of the trailer. Very solid
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:37 PM   #910
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Lifetime tent trailer

Not my cup of tea, but I didn't see it posted here yet and seems like an interesting idea that might work for some.


http://www.buylifetime.com/products/blt/pid-65043.aspx

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11752397&search=trailer&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=trailer&Ntt=trailer&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial#BVRRWidgetID
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #911
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Trouble I see is it's a niche market. Many people prefer pop ups or hard side.
That and those TVans aren't exactly light so that narrows the appeal to people who
want to tow with the mini van.
Beside that, we'd never see them up here if they were produced in the U.S.

We bought an Rvision cassette a bunch of years ago and it has worked out for us
because we don't have a full size truck and I hate tent trailers.
I have wanted a Cassette for awhile but cant find a used one.
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:30 AM   #912
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #913
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The casette is rare. I've never seen another one on the road.

The trailer market here back then was all about the huge 5th wheel so they didn't sell well at all.
I believe they went out of production in 05.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:43 AM   #914
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #915
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