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Topper or Trailer?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Krazie Sj, Aug 5, 2011.

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Topper or Trailer?

  1. Bestop all the way.

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  2. Trailers are for real men.

    39.3%
  3. There's a lack of boobs in this thread.

    38.5%
  4. I heart boobies.

    46.2%
  1. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:19 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    I'm kinda stuck between spending my hard earned and hard come by cash on either a Bestop or an M101 for the Taco. Thoughts anyone?

    It'd be nice to have a covered bed, but extra space to throw crap in would be nice too. The down side is the trailer would take up space when I'm not using it.

    Decisions decisions.

    Bestop

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    M101 Trailer

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  2. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

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    I would save and get both. Have a softtopper. Would love a trailer like that
     
  3. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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  4. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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    To me, they serve totally different purposes. I have an M101CDN2 but I will use it mostly behind my Jeep. I'm in the process of building it now; I have a rooftop tent to install after I can get a lid made for the trailer.

    You're right, if you don't have the space for a trailer it will be a GIANT pain in the butt.

    So, it depends on what you plam to do with the Bestop or the trailer.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    ACBWV91

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    I say go with the trailer. You could easily sell it later if you change your mind. It looks awsome
     
  6. Aug 5, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    Trailer

    Personally not a soft topper fan , but I'm sure it is handy as hell
     
  7. Aug 5, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    Wile It's a truck not a luxury sedan.

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    trailer is more versatile imo. Plus can carry more payload than your bed. and its easier to sell
     
  8. Aug 5, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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    Where does one Find a Trailer like that It is Fantastic!!!!!:eek:
     
  9. Aug 6, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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    yes in all caps....
     
  10. Aug 6, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Topper for keeping your important stuff dry, trailer for those rare days you need to move a refridgerator.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    x2!!!
    I must have one of those!!!!!
     
  12. Aug 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    OK I've Decided you should Buy The Soft Topper so that I can Get First Dibbs on that Sweet @$$ Trailer!!:D
     
  13. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    I'm strongly considering this trailer. A roof top tent would go great with it.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Serge , you find this trailer through a surplus place in Canada ?
     
  15. Aug 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    ^^^^^ x2

    I'm interested to know where you found the trailer as well...
     
  16. Aug 6, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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  17. Aug 6, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I meant where did he get it in Canada
     
  18. Aug 6, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    RideFast on the flats.

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    I am sure there are a lot of guys converting these trailers into campers.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    gottahot1

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    Be careful, the US M101 is a HUGE trailer; 3/4 ton. I believe they were meant to be pulled behind the 2.5 ton (deuce and a half) 6x6 truck. The one in the OP photo is an M101CDN2, a Canadian 1/2 ton trailer similar to the US M416.

    You can find some really good info at ih8mud.com, expeditionportal.com and other similar sites.
     
  20. Aug 7, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    RideFast

    RideFast on the flats.

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    from what I looked at the m101 only weighed 1200 pounds.

    I am guessing if the trailer is modded and built into a sleeper or something no more than 1000 will be added. A take any where 2500 pound all terrain trailer would be sick!
     
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