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06-28-2012 11:43 PM
Red Headed Coonazz Modified a small boat trailer to haul gear off road but we are still in a tent. Air matress is quiet comfortable but a pop-up would be nice.
01-04-2012 05:18 PM
surfndav I kind of went a different direction, not really roughing it, but still fun.





12-30-2011 10:44 PM
InvertChaos
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Originally Posted by computeruser
Camping is with a tent or hammock or cot (not pictured), depending on mood, weather, location etc. The wife and I routinely do week-long Jeep-based camping trips away from civilization, and fortunately we also have a couple other friends who enjoy the same mix of off-pavement and other activities - hiking, photography, campfire cooking, etc - as we do.
Amen brother. I love my hammock
12-30-2011 10:34 PM
shewoolf We love camping on the trail. Hubby caries all the camp type set up in his YJ I carry food, kitchen and bedding in my Tj. We have graduated in our old age to cots from the ground LOL





12-30-2011 10:13 PM
computeruser Camping is with a tent or hammock or cot (not pictured), depending on mood, weather, location etc. The wife and I routinely do week-long Jeep-based camping trips away from civilization, and fortunately we also have a couple other friends who enjoy the same mix of off-pavement and other activities - hiking, photography, campfire cooking, etc - as we do.



11-28-2011 08:34 PM
Rubicondon53 Here's our rig, enough for all our gear, firewood, gas, water, etc,, enough for 4 to 5 days out at a time.. The trailer empty weighs in around 400 lbs, and has a 2.000 GVW axle. We are in the process of going with lighter gear, our old cots weighed 22 lbs each, our new cots are 9 lbs.ea.. synthetic winch line,,aluminum floor, lightweight tent, etc etc... So far we have shaved off nearly 200 lbs.
11-23-2011 09:35 PM
JPi1 I know what you mean, those 4 cyl engines barely like towing themselves!
11-22-2011 04:46 PM
jazzy jeff
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Originally Posted by Jeepin_Dad
Coleman is about 950 lbs empty and has a GVWR 1750 lbs
Damn, my Coleman "Sedona" pup has a GVW of 1200lbs an I have it packed to the gills! I don't know what it actually weighs, but I don't even bother try to pull it with my TJ 2.5L. I just bring the ol powerwagon to drag it around.
11-22-2011 01:01 PM
Jeepin_Dad
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Originally Posted by Rekd View Post
Is there any room to store stuff while you're towing it? I'm thinking about getting something for the wrangler but it's hard with 2 kids and a big dog, and I don't want to drag the toy hauler around with the truck AND drive the jeep to wheel.

Back on topic... I saw a pretty trick pop-up jeep at Desert Safari this year, I'll dig up some picts.
For a weekend, bedding, food cooler, 2 plastic food bins (sitting on the picnic table in my pic above), a couple of backpacks with clothing along with a few other misc odds & ends ride in the popup. The 5 gallon water cooler, tools, rest of the cloths ride in the Jeep along with 2 kids, me and the wife. Easy up, camp chairs ride on the roof rack. If we are going for longer than a weekend and want additional coolers, food, etc. we do have more room on the roof rack but usually just bring 2 vehicles.
11-22-2011 12:42 PM
AmericaOverland Ohh... Desert Safari? I don't know what that is. I need to look it up. You have a link in case I find the wrong one?
11-22-2011 11:48 AM
Rekd Here's the jeep tent...



Looking in the back...
11-22-2011 11:39 AM
Rekd
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Originally Posted by Jeepin_Dad View Post
Coleman is about 950 lbs empty and has a GVWR 1750 lbs
Is there any room to store stuff while you're towing it? I'm thinking about getting something for the wrangler but it's hard with 2 kids and a big dog, and I don't want to drag the toy hauler around with the truck AND drive the jeep to wheel.

Back on topic... I saw a pretty trick pop-up jeep at Desert Safari this year, I'll dig up some picts.
11-22-2011 11:29 AM
AmericaOverland I'm trying to consider my camping options in the next few years. I have three options. One, get a canvas tent like the Kodiak or the Springbar tent for more room and traditional look; two, get a pop -up camper; or three get a travel trailer for my Scout II to pull (can't be too big, though.

The problem with the latter two options is that I live in an apartment, and the third option would be the second best but requires that I move into the travel trailer and leave the Jeep at the RV park I would be based at. I don't know what to do right now. Suggestions?
11-22-2011 11:19 AM
Jeepin_Dad Coleman is about 950 lbs empty and has a GVWR 1750 lbs
11-22-2011 11:10 AM
JPi1 Cool pop-ups! Better than a tent on the ground for sure!
11-22-2011 11:00 AM
mwashburn Yea, wife loves the new trailer, which means I get to go more often!! How heavy is your coleman?
11-22-2011 10:54 AM
Jeepin_Dad Upgraded from a tent to a 2002 Colman Taos this year, wife was sick of sleeping on the ground.

Prince Galliztin SP near Rock Run Recreation Area in PA this fall


Heading out of town
11-22-2011 10:09 AM
mwashburn Yes, pull it w/ my 4.0 Jepp hardly knows its there, pulled it to Donner Summit, only used an extra 1mpg! Trailer is only 1600lbs. Love having the heater and comfy bed, TV and coffee in the AM!
11-22-2011 10:05 AM
jazzy jeff
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Originally Posted by mwashburn
This is at Cisco Grove, near Donner Summit. Great wheelin, trail starts right in the campground. Wife and dogs like to go, so we drag a lil more with us...
Do you pull that pup with your jeep? How's it pull? ...and I assume you have the 4.0L?
11-22-2011 09:36 AM
mwashburn This is at Cisco Grove, near Donner Summit. Great wheelin, trail starts right in the campground. Wife and dogs like to go, so we drag a lil more with us...
11-21-2011 11:39 PM
JPi1 There's some great camp grounds in the San bernardino mountains that are central to good trails. One of my favs is 7 Oaks near Angeles oaks. We go there quite a bit when the snow melts.
11-20-2011 08:35 PM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by R4D4R
Im planning a week camping/fishing/exploring trip up to the Allagash area in Maine for next summer. Anyone not familiar with the area, its about as far from civilization you can get in the northeast. Projected camp area will be approximately ~200miles from gas fill up -> site -> fishing areas -> back out.

allagash lake, maine - Google Maps

It all old logging roads up that way so some places. Some roads are currently used for logging operations, some not in 10+ years, so it could be some serious wheeling to get to where we need to go. Its going to be two trucks, my new Jeep and my pal in his pick up who is going to haul all the gas and heavy crap.
Sounds like a perfect trip to me!
11-20-2011 07:11 PM
R4D4R Im planning a week camping/fishing/exploring trip up to the Allagash area in Maine for next summer. Anyone not familiar with the area, its about as far from civilization you can get in the northeast. Projected camp area will be approximately ~200miles from gas fill up -> site -> fishing areas -> back out.

allagash lake, maine - Google Maps

It all old logging roads up that way so some places. Some roads are currently used for logging operations, some not in 10+ years, so it could be some serious wheeling to get to where we need to go. Its going to be two trucks, my new Jeep and my pal in his pick up who is going to haul all the gas and heavy crap.
11-20-2011 06:05 PM
JIMBOX Yeah, checkout Terrain Rated off road tent trailers by Tentrax


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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
Does Tentrax still build them? What's the cost?
I just went to the offroad show in Pomona and the cheapest one was $8k!
You can getum a little cheaper than 8K, but not much !

Mine was 8K (Cargo model) 4 years ago and I've modified it A LOT, heh heh, just like my jeep !

JIMBO
11-20-2011 05:58 PM
Jp90Talon
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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
Nice! A military trailer? I looked for one of those but they get too much $$ for them in So Cali
Yeah I had a hell of a time finding one that was rust free out here. Found it on CL listed for $1300 but offered $900 and the guy accepted. Then all the modding started.
11-20-2011 05:55 PM
JPi1 Does Tentrax still build them? What's the cost?
I just went to the offroad show in Pomona and the cheapest one was $8k!
11-20-2011 05:49 PM
JIMBOX Kewl, now thats what we tow those little suckers for--


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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon View Post
My version....


You can setup camp--then go play !!

Can'tbeatem-

JIMBO
11-20-2011 05:42 PM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon
My version....
Nice! A military trailer? I looked for one of those but they get too much $$ for them in So Cali
11-20-2011 05:38 PM
Jp90Talon My version....


11-20-2011 05:36 PM
JIMBOX Thanx--thats a TENTRAX


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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
Nice trailer, what brand is it?


JIMBO
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