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Off Road pop up campers

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Jbird1339, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. Jun 26, 2009 at 3:35 PM
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    Jbird1339

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    Anyone got one of the off road pop up campers like the Jayco or Fleetwood? Anyone having problems towing with them?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    Colton

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    I saw a V6 Taco pulling a Fleetwood down at the lake a couple weeks ago, didn't seem to struggle at all. ;)
     
  3. Jul 12, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    hockeypoor

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    I have an 06 dc and pull an older popup with 2 dirtbikes in the bed and tons of crap from the coast up to Kennedy Meadows at 8500 ft. No problems going up or down the big hills.
     
  4. Jul 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    santacruzer

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    I pull a Fleetwood Evolution E-1 with my 09 6 cyl Tacoma DC TRD. Pulls well, I mostly don't know it's there! I have the factory towing package.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    JATaco

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    PICS Please.:(
     
  6. Jul 25, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    santacruzer

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    Here are a couple of my Fleetwood E-1.

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  7. Jul 25, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    Beefed Taco

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  8. Jul 27, 2009 at 6:01 AM
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    thats a bad pop up
     
  9. Jul 27, 2009 at 6:58 AM
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    JATaco

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    I want a fleetwood sooo bad. I also want lift & new tires &rims. Need to find work, Las vegas job market sucks.:(
     
  10. Aug 14, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    Gunga

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    I'm looking at the same popup, or the E-2. They look like they are well built.
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    mvega1969

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    Here is mine this a Fleetwood Evolution 3, without some mods I already did, but from Laredo to Dallas to Houston and several places in the Hill Country, the best 14.2 MPG, worst (10.5 MPG -frontal wind-) and sometimes slag on rear's suspension (even with the TSB installed). Hope this can help you.


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  12. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    yhiki

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    I am surprised that people are having problems with towing a popup. The idea of a popup is lower weight and no wind load. I have a Fleetwood and never had problems towing it with the van. I have not had the Toco long enough to use it. If I can tow it with the KIA then I should not have any problem with the Toco.
     
  13. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    nad

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  14. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    Those campers are pretty cool.. i kinda want one lol
     
  15. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    that camper is soooo bad ass
     
  16. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:09 PM
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  17. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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  18. Jun 27, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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    Here's a handful of photos of our Off Road Aliner being used in various situations.

    This unit can be completely set up or taken down in less than 30 SECONDS and can be set up WITHOUT having to first detach it from a tow vehicle. Just pull over anywhere/anytime- even in complete darkness- and in less time than it would take you to walk around your Tacoma once, it will be fully set up and functional. Have the desire to explore a new hunting spot first thing in the morning? If you chose to, you could go from being sound asleep on a queen size bed to driving to a new hunting/fishing/camping spot in a matter of seconds. In this regard, the Aliner leaves all other pop-ups in the dust behind it.

    It is completely self-contained and can run for days off a few gallons of gas using a Honda 2000 watt generator and its integral battery system. For this reason we very seldom stay at designated camp grounds and often use it as a base camp for quick afternoon or overnight hunts, fishing trips and other events like Retriever Hunt tests, field trials and for tailgating at sporting events like college football games, etc.

    This unit can easily be towed anywhere that average sportsmen/adventurers like us would consider taking our truck or SUV (deep into deer/grouse woods; miles out into pheasant fields; sandy/rocky beaches, etc.).

    It tows like a pop-up and is aerodynamic like a pop-up, yet it offers all the features of a much larger (and much heavier) hard-side travel trailer. Both my Jeep ad my former 4Runner (that I just sold and replaced with a 4-door Tacoma short-bed) towed it effortlessly. The best part is, MPG is completely unaffected.

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  19. Jul 1, 2014 at 11:45 PM
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    BLKTRUCK

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    I tow a Palomino pop up. I haven't had any problems towing. I take it "off road" about 4times a year. I usually have a quad,cooler and chairs in the bed.
     
  20. Jul 2, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    Im in the market for a popup. Been searching craigslist but there is nothing close. I drove 4 hours round trip on monday only to find a pup woth a busted roof (no pics of this on his ad). A chunk of the pasltic roof actually flew off in the wind while I was looking at it....No thanks.

    I wouldnt mind an older one that I could repaint or touch up a few things but I dont want to replace a roof or canvas
     
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