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Old 03-13-2010, 01:21 PM   #106
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here's the pic of my rental. At the prices for rentals it's next to impossible to justify buying one of this size/type
How much did it cost to rent?

I know it is a big expense getting in... $5k to $15k which will probably never be recovered (what toy's expense do? ) but I think one of the nice things about owning is leaving it semi-permanently set up. Linens in, cook ware in, hell even outdoor specific jackets and packs in... add food and go. Where I live (NM- near Mountains) I could see using it a lot even for a quick over night in the Jemez. Buy food en route home, attach trailer...go.

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Old 03-13-2010, 11:24 PM   #107
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Old 03-14-2010, 05:35 PM   #108
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How much did it cost to rent?

I know it is a big expense getting in... $5k to $15k which will probably never be recovered (what toy's expense do? ) but I think one of the nice things about owning is leaving it semi-permanently set up. Linens in, cook ware in, hell even outdoor specific jackets and packs in... add food and go. Where I live (NM- near Mountains) I could see using it a lot even for a quick over night in the Jemez. Buy food en route home, attach trailer...go.

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$80 for 4 days. Picked it up thursday and returned it monday. I just threw in my camping backpack and have a storage tote with all my camping gear in it. For the $5-15k I'm getting something with an engine or a toyhauler that has a little more "ability/use/capability." Renting will get me by for now for a few hundred per year
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:59 PM   #109
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Old 03-14-2010, 08:06 PM   #110
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$80 for 4 days. Picked it up thursday and returned it monday. I just threw in my camping backpack and have a storage tote with all my camping gear in it. For the $5-15k I'm getting something with an engine or a toyhauler that has a little more "ability/use/capability." Renting will get me by for now for a few hundred per year
At that price you are convincing me.

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Old 03-15-2010, 05:40 AM   #111
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The egg camper reminds me of a motel 6. not luxurious, but efficient and purposeful.
That describes it pretty well.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:55 AM   #112
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Small enough for me!

In all honesty I did check out the R-pod. Vary nice.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #113
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I spent a few hours hanging out in an Oliver Trailer a couple weeks back. Having spent some time in typical RV builds over the years, I was surprised by the build quality. The couple who own it live in it full-time, and it'd likely be overkill for most people.

What I mean about the build quality is that most trailers and RV's are shells with all the interior things bolted/riveted/screwed in afterward (there may be a different process, but that's what it appears to be). This trailer had the layout designed, then molded as 1 piece. Think the seats of a jacuzzi: it's not seats bolted into the tub, it's all a single molded piece of material. Then that molded tub is put into an outer shell, which is halved in one place only. Fewer chances for leaks, and looks really clean on the inside and out.

The company is on hiatus at the moment, and they are pricey. But for people looking for top quality, they are the nicest I've seen. It's not cheap, light and can't likely haul bikes.

There is a ton of info on this page. This is the one I was visiting.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:50 AM   #114
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This pretty much killed it for me....No wonder they live in a camper.....

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Old 03-15-2010, 11:13 AM   #115
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This pretty much killed it for me....No wonder they live in a camper.....

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Old 03-15-2010, 01:53 PM   #116
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$80 for 4 days. Picked it up thursday and returned it monday. I just threw in my camping backpack and have a storage tote with all my camping gear in it. For the $5-15k I'm getting something with an engine or a toyhauler that has a little more "ability/use/capability." Renting will get me by for now for a few hundred per year
Just sayin... keep an eye on your MWR - they regularly auction off campers, boats etc.
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:15 PM   #117
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:22 PM   #118
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There is a ton of info on this page. This is the one I was visiting.
I don't think I could spend as much time in something that small as they obviously intend to, but it's a sweet looking rig. I could certainly vacation in it.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:14 PM   #119
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This thread is for small pop-ups, Eggs, Tear drops, and Small cargo/campers. Think under one ton, 2,000 lbs. (cause my truck's towing is 2200. )
What are the benefits? What are the minuses? Have you owned one? What did you like/hate?
Sorry if this is 205. Looks to be quite a bit of informaiton.

http://www.johnweeks.com/random/campers/
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #120
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I don't think I could spend as much time in something that small as they obviously intend to, but it's a sweet looking rig. I could certainly vacation in it.
Yep, it's really good quality, and they built it to suit with their solar and tech gadgetry. They've been in this one nearly 2 years now. The one they had before was a T@b that was much smaller. Now they have been looking at boats...
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