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Pop-up tent trailers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 42noTaco, May 30, 2012.

  1. May 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    42noTaco

    42noTaco [OP] Active Member

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    Wassup guys. So lately I've been looking through different types of pop-up trailers. I've never towed before, so this is completely new. Looking to take some trail rides this summer and want to bring something more than a tent. Don't have much time to build a trailer so thats out of the question. Any suggestions???
     
  2. May 31, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    I have had 3 tent trailers over the years. The major problem I found is that the pop-up type tend to be pretty heavy. If you opt for many bells and whistles, you will need brakes on the trailer, and it might be a bit heavier than you would want on many trails. I raised the springs to the top the axles for better ground clearance on all of them. The best one I had for offroading was an old tent trailer (not pop-up) that I modified. It was light, probably 500 to 600 pounds loaded. It went nearly everywhere I took my '85 Toyota. There are some interesting trailers out there for the nonDIY type who wants to get off the road. They get pricey, but look neat. Sorry, I don't have any links. It has been a while since I looked at them. Let us know what you find.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    42noTaco

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    Thanks for the info. I've definately got a lot more research to do. Was looking at a Starcraft pop-up. Problem is I don't see too many people on here using them. Most either made their own or are using a dedicated off road trailer.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    I've been looking into the same thing for a while...

    I plan on buying a 10 foot trailer with furnace(for winer camping and hunting trips)
    fridge and stove.

    I'm going to do a leaf over axle swap to lift it up, and put a solid rear bumper on it so I can drag it into some tougher spots if I have to.

    I'll be looking for one with brakes, as I'll have the trailer and coolers, as well asthe water tank full inside it while I tow, so it will have some weight to it.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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  6. Jun 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM
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    42noTaco

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    @Ouyin, yea I've slowly been dissecting the Towing Bible.
    @rab89, a 10ft would be nice buy I got a whole family to bring along. If only these things were so costly I'd get both, LOL
     
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