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Posted: 5/7/2004 8:54:40 AM EDT
Any of you guys have any input on compact tow-behind campers / trailers? Is something like this available in the US? It seems that they are rather prevalent in Australia and New Zealand. Below are some links that show what I am interested in. I am looking for something that can be towed behind a vehicle with a 1500 lb. towing capacity.
Here is a link to Fleetwood trailers which has a good selection and until last year were marketed under the Coleman name which is a big camping manufacturer here in the states.
The smaller ones are what you are looking for. I have camped in one and they are great.
Cost new between $4000 and $12000 depending on size and options. Alot of folks look for someone wanting to unload a used one that has been sitting around in the garage after being used only a few times.
I think my family has one of these. I'll look when I head down to the garage later. Our's has an air conditioner and comfortably sleeps 5.
Makes it nice to have a kitchen & a cooled area when out camping. They do require attention, but are not hard to keep in top shape.
ETA: Those might be a little large for what you're looking for.
I towed this one to Jacksonville, FL. from Wakarusa, IN. It is a Cabanna(sp?) Made by Keystone or Dutchmen I can't remember but it was a dream to pull. I kept forgetting it was back there.
We got in it to do a pre hook up check and this little guy was nice inside. You should look at it. If I were in the market for a small one I would look at this one hard. I still want the 45' Newmar but at 70+grand I will wait.
Are you talking pop-up or compact uprights?
When it comes to pop-up's, you can't beat Jayco. Wife & I have our eye on a sweet Jayco with a shower & shitter. Going to run us around $9000. Air conditioning and heat. Cheaper than paying for a fucking hotel all of the time.
I had a travel trailer 22 foot Prowler, and I had a pop up -------------- I loved the pop up.
Thanks for the info guys. As far as what specific type I am looking for, that is open for discussion. I am not looking for anything specific. I am just interested in what's available. I do like the off-road bushman types that I have links posted to on my original post. Not so much for the offroad capabilities but for their compactness and ease of setup.
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