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Old 10-29-2012, 11:27 AM   #1201
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Old 10-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #1202
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Better yet buy something smaller and made for the application and still pretty cheap.....

http://www.rvsurplus.net/catalog/dis...roduct_id=3124
that is pretty cool..built in holding tanks ready to go.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #1203
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$2300.00 bucks for that POS????? It's shot!!
Yeah, you can find MUCH better deals than that one. Something that actually looks like it just needs to be cleaned on the outside for about that same money. This thing looks like it needs, well, new skin or something.

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We're gonna take a basic enclosed cargo trailer, put a swing down queen size bed in it (with a 'real' mattress on it), and build a small permanent bathroom w/ shower up in the nose of it.
Tilt the bed up, and shove yer bikes right in!!

rather like this...


I'm gonna build a triangle shaped gear box over the tongue too, to hold the propane bottles, jerry cans, etc...but it will also help with aerodynamics!


That's what I'd do if I were you Djb_rh...except I'd ues a bigger box trailer, and put more swing down beds in it.
Well, then I need add to my requirements...I really want something in the 22 foot range so that with the bikes out it still has a bit of available living room space. Basically I want to be able to unload the cargo area and then have room for four kids to live in there for a few days...we'd use bean bag chairs and a flat TV on the wall to entertain in the meager time they'd have to be inside.

I get what you're after, and it'll be great, but I need something with a little more volume inside. Based on this:

http://www.airstreamguy.com/lengthswidths_and_weights

I think 24' is the outside of my weight range. I'd gut it and only be putting back less than 2/3 of the "stuff" these would normally have inside, so I think I'd be losing weight, but probably not a ton. But 4' of the length for a rear bathroom, 7' of length for bunks, then about half the interior would be "open" for stuff. Could stash a dorm fridge and a little storage above it and still have plenty of room for two motorcycles, I think. And some other stuff.

Using a standard steel frame cargo trailer like the above, I really think I'd be limited to 16' or so, which just isn't enough. It will be a LOT easier to build out something like that, but I actually think getting some of the Airstream issues worked out will be fun. And maybe deep down I want an excuse to buy a Shopbot. *cough*


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Old 10-29-2012, 05:48 PM   #1204
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Okay, so I want a fully enclosed trailer that has four single bunks, full bathroom, and can haul a couple motorcycles inside. That's the easy part. The harder part is I want it under 3000 pounds empty.

Is there anything made now that satisfies that?

If not, it looks like I can make it happen with an old highly customized Airstream in the 20-24 foot range. Making it so I can get the bikes in and out is the harder part, but I'm not scared of buying a project and gutting it and doing it all. In fact, I like that idea because I do like the aerodynamics do the Airstream. If it was easier to make the bikes able to load then I'd be going that direction anyway...I haven't found the right one yet, but I do feel like I can get a shell for under $3k. Lots of time and some money required on top of that, though, so if there's something out there already with easy loading and makes weight...

MUST be enclosed, though.


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Sounds like you might want a Livin Lite VRV without the tip out bunks. You could add single bunks to suit. They are aluminum and light enough to fit your needs.

http://www.livinlite.com/VRV-floorplans.php
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #1205
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Yeah, the Livin Lite ones are the one option I've found. Found those by making it back about 15 pages in this thread after I posted my query. There is a dealer not too far away, so I'm going to check them out.

The 18x8.5 seems the closest at 3200 pounds empty, but maybe I can custom order one that's a little more optimal. Price looks a bit steep, but build quality does look very good, so we will see. Thanks!


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Old 10-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #1206
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Have you looked at Becker?
http://www.beckercustomtrailers.com/...cle-toyhaulers
I was going thru the exact same thing you are a few years ago and did a ton of research.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:15 PM   #1207
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:21 PM   #1208
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #1209
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:41 PM   #1210
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What's that in the background? looks like a baja with a V8 stuffed in it


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Old 10-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #1211
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What's that in the background? looks like a baja with a V8 stuffed in it




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Look at it another way...Grill less Toyota FJ40. Tho like you I thought it was a Baja bug at first glance too...
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:34 AM   #1212
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Yes, Its my friends FJ40, We were working on motor mounts
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #1213
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Look at it another way...Grill less Toyota FJ40. Tho like you I thought it was a Baja bug at first glance too...
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Yes, Its my friends FJ40, We were working on motor mounts

OK, I see it now............Thanks
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:21 PM   #1214
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Look at it another way...Grill less Toyota FJ40. Tho like you I thought it was a Baja bug at first glance too...
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:49 AM   #1215
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Love it... which Pass is that? I feel like I have a motorcycle picture close to that spot.
hey guys thanks! Hopefully a bunch of upgrades to be done this winter (lift, nerf bars, solar, led's, etc..) This year was the shakedown run to see if i was interested in keeping it or if the trailer thing was something i wanted to do!

rollins pass. Pretty extreme road for something with such little ground clearance and fiberglass bodywork
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