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Old 12-14-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Such a cool product!

http://www.savagecamper.com/images/t...mp-trailer.png

I am a teenager, but this looks like the coolest thing to take some friends out offroading and spend the night. It's not horribly expensive too! Really might invest in it. Anyone actually have one or something like it? Haha

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My friend owns a jeep brand camper, its pretty cool! 35" BFG A/T's with power inverter, couch, table, bed, and little storage container. Full length skid underneath.

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http://www.savagecamper.com/images/t...mp-trailer.png

I am a teenager, but this looks like the coolest thing to take some friends out offroading and spend the night. It's not horribly expensive too! Really might invest in it. Anyone actually have one or something like it? Haha
Tentrax's are quite expensive...IMHO

Look up Adventure Trailers, Sierra Trailers, Mountain Trail Campers, Jumping Jack...there's a bunch.....


I built this from scratch on a tight budget:



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Old 12-15-2013, 10:59 AM   #4
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everytime i see your trailer/RTT i start planning to drop a decent amount of cash. looks great unlimited
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That is indeed a very cool product Cameron, they're ideal for use out on the trail. I often wish I had one of those instead of the larger pop-up tent trailer I use which I can't tow behind me on an offroad trail.

This is what I tow, you can see it wouldn't do well on an offroad trail. I made the mistake of believing my GPS one triip when it said it knew of a better route to my destination out in the desert late one night than the route I normally drove. Before I knew it I was rock crawling in 4Lo with my tent trailer scraping & getting damaged in the rocks. I couldn't back up, it was a nightmare lol.
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Old 12-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #6
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Tentrax's are quite expensive...IMHO

Look up Adventure Trailers, Sierra Trailers, Mountain Trail Campers, Jumping Jack...there's a bunch.....

I built this from scratch on a tight budget:

See here: Unlimited04's LJ Build - Page 26 - JeepForum.com
I love it! Around how much? Really good build man
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I love it! Around how much? Really good build man
Thanks. I don't remember exactly, but I do have all the numbers someplace. I spent a few hundred on paint & painting supplies - that's actually what wrecked my budget the worst. I should have just dragged it a local powder coating company and had them powder coat individual components, like the tub, the frame, the axle, etc...then reassembled it. In hindsight, it would have been a whole lot cheaper than trying to paint it "to save money".

The tent itself was $500 (craigslist), it needed a new travel cover ($120), the wiring was around $150-200 (etrailer.com, jeep & trailer stuff), the axle was about $250 (custom made Dexter, 3500lb/10" electric brakes). The wheels and tires were off craigslist. The lights & light guards I got free/on-trade. The shocks, cargo rack & tailgate are from the junkyard. It just all adds up a little at a time.

You also gotta understand I've invested in tools, time & education to learn how to do this stuff....
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That is indeed a very cool product Cameron, they're ideal for use out on the trail. I often wish I had one of those instead of the larger pop-up tent trailer I use which I can't tow behind me on an offroad trail.

This is what I tow, you can see it wouldn't do well on an offroad trail. I made the mistake of believing my GPS one triip when it said it knew of a better route to my destination out in the desert late one night than the route I normally drove. Before I knew it I was rock crawling in 4Lo with my tent trailer scraping & getting damaged in the rocks. I couldn't back up, it was a nightmare lol.
Hey Jerry how much does your pop-up weigh?
I have a very similar pop-up that I really want to use but can't pull it behind my jeep since it weights 3000 pounds. Where'd the 1000 pound difference come from if they're so similar?
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My Fleetwood Taos pop-up is close to their smallest/lightest model. I'm guessing fully loaded it's something like 1500-1600 lbs. I believe its empty weight is only 1175 lbs.
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My Fleetwood Taos pop-up is close to their smallest/lightest model. I'm guessing fully loaded it's something like 1500-1600 lbs. I believe its empty weight is only 1175 lbs.
Makes sense. Mine sort of fancy with a stove, shower, and the works
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I wish my Taos model pop-up had a heater and a shower, jjust one size up would have had them both. I think that next size up would have still be towable by the TJ. Live and learn.
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Before I knew it I was rock crawling in 4Lo with my tent trailer scraping & getting damaged in the rocks. I couldn't back up, it was a nightmare lol.

One of those, "sucks while it's happening" moments ... but a good campfire story down the line.

Is that your replacement Jeep for the one that got boosted? It's very nice.
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I wish my Taos model pop-up had a heater and a shower, jjust one size up would have had them both. I think that next size up would have still be towable by the TJ. Live and learn.
I've actually never used the shower or toilet in mine. Mainly because its not an actually room and its just a curtain... Don't want to stink up the whole camper! The heater and A/C are a blessing though. Definitely worth every penny.
I have a Coleman. My only complaint with it is that the roof of it has started to crack and the pop-up section of Coleman has closed down so they can't honor the warranty on it anymore.
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http://www.savagecamper.com/images/t...mp-trailer.png

I am a teenager, but this looks like the coolest thing to take some friends out offroading and spend the night. It's not horribly expensive too! Really might invest in it. Anyone actually have one or something like it? Haha
I hope they are "CLOSE" friends if you plan on squeezing them all in there.

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