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#41 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:33 AM

Got a reply on that specific trailer...It would be an extra $300.00 to add brakes. I would not want anything without brakes.


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#42 OFFLINE   Bedlam

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

Speaking of bulk: Are you sure your canoes or kayaks are under 12' long? You might want to look at what type of equipment you may want in the future and size the trailer accordingly.

 

If you're not hauling motorsports or filling the entire interior with firewood, weight will most likely not be a problem. However, if you decide to add additional fresh water tanks, solar panels or batteries to the trailer, the weight can add up fast and surprise you. My trailer carries five batteries and 84 gallons of water (filled when extended dry camping) which adds over 1000 lbs to my payload before adding anything else inside.


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#43 OFFLINE   the tc life

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 07:53 AM

My kayaks are blow up kind...not hard sided.

 

Dear God...I hope I do not go the way you have gone...I can not afford it! lol. I am actually pretty happy with tank size and battery power on my camper. I have never had an issue while out dry camping. yeah, I would like to add a small solar unit to trickle charge the batteries but that is about it.  I have gone as long as 7 days before needing more water and to dump the tanks. That was my limit though...I could not go another day.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 08:00 AM

It's a little different if you are out all day driving in dust or mud and need to clean yourself and gear before doing all over again the next day. It definitely takes more resources than what a truck camper can handle - Just look at the capacities of some of the toy haulers and you see why my trailer is outfitted that way. We didn't even get into the 500 lbs of tools and spare parts I carry When we take out toys out to play...


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 09:23 AM

In mine have four 30 gallon food ok type barrels and a 20 gallon  Rv water tank. There I have 3 of them set up for the gray tank and the last barrel and tank are fresh water only both have there own pump. Also have solar installed to trickle charge the batterys on the trailer as well. 8 compartments for storage 2wx4dx3hand 2 smaller half the size of the others then the largest on the rear 6wx2hx14d for the boat. Now I can get the grill out of the TC, fishing poles and gear. winter gear has a place too. Extra can goods and dry goods as well. See each of us that tow a trailer does it for different reasons. Could of got a enclosed utility trailer. But it would not fit in the garage as I wanted at the time. Looking back I should of. So I built mine on the back of a 16ft flat trailer. For me and the wife it works for us. Dragging it around the gray tanks are empty, only one full is the water tanks.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:22 AM

We started out looking at utility trailers with plans to carry an ATV.  

The plan morphed into a trade. . .we traded the daily driver for a Jeep.

The Jeep serves both off-road needs, daily driver and extra stuff capacity.

Cost wise, the trailer and ATV would have been a lot easier on the wallet.

Practicality and happiness level are much better with the Jeep though.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 05:37 AM

Well...I will see what the bank says today...so they say anyway. I dont have a few thousand sitting around and doing a loan would have to be done. I want a certain interest rate...or lower. So if they can do it...I will go the route of the utility trailer. I do not want any higher interest...that would make it cost too much in the end.

 

Bedlam has given me lots of great technical info and I thank him. I was worried I would need to install a supertruss and receiver...costly. But with the trailer and set up I am looking at, it is overkill. A simple extension should work. I have the rear comfort step on my camper to overcome. Yes, the camper is 8'10" but the rear step adds a lot to the length. The trailer I am looking at is lighter and not designed for heavy hauling.

 

So, if the bank says yes...I will go that route. If they can not do it...I will wait for a while. We do like the thought of hauling our stuff easier. While it does not give us the interior room...it helps out on other things. Right now, I have no where to bring our bikes and a couple other things. Being able to do that would be great.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

Well, the bank wanted a higher interest than I want to pay. So we will save up some money for a few months. This whole idea exchange and technical thoughts have been very helpful. It lets me know what and where I want to go with it.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:19 PM

Saving up is the smarter choice - You just have to have discipline. Make a payment to yourself to a dedicated savings account monthly until you have enough. This how we save for our campers and vehicles and don't buy until the account can fully fund the purchase.

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 06:08 AM

have you considered a utility trailer? not an enclosed one. depending on what you are hauling you could put a tarp over it. we had considered one of these. mainly to carry extra fuel, bikes, etc.

less expensive and less weight.

 

a 5th wheel toy hauler - tee hee hee.

 

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

have you considered a utility trailer? not an enclosed one. depending on what you are hauling you could put a tarp over it. we had considered one of these. mainly to carry extra fuel, bikes, etc.

less expensive and less weight.

 

a 5th wheel toy hauler - tee hee hee.

 

stuart

 If we go that route we want it enclosed for sure. 


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