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View Poll Results: Which is better?
Roof Rack 27 28.72%
Jeep Trailer 63 67.02%
Other(Please Explain) 4 4.26%
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Unread 11-14-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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Roof Rack vs. Jeep Trailer

For carrying camping gear on the trail as well as road trips, is a roof rack or a Jeep trailer better? Why do you think it's better than the other?

Got any pictures of your roof rack or Jeep trailer? Post them up!

Doesn't have to be these but I thought they were some cool pictures.

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Unread 11-14-2010, 07:23 AM   #2
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I like roof racks but you have to watch how much weight you put up high
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Unread 11-14-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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I want that black trailer, the one attached to the black LJ!

I want to start building my own but have to build my Jeep first.
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Unread 11-14-2010, 07:36 AM   #4
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I have both and have used them on LONG camping trips

This old pic is from last year and I haven't camped that heavy since then



I'm looking forward to snow this year in Nevada, to try again with changes in the JKU

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Camping equipment, full tool set, me and my buddy's stuff. 8 day road trip to and around Rausch Creek. PA. Unless you're bringing your entire family having a trailer or rack isn't entirely necessary, just more convenient.


I have since reconfigured. I have a pull out-drawer and I'm going to be making a rack that fits on top of it. Also am going to have storage rack located on tire carrier for next trip.
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Unread 11-14-2010, 07:46 AM   #6
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Looks good ZeroGravity; I've done something similar.

I built this box to hold all my wheeling gear/parts; it's bolted to the tub. Also designed the lid to hold a box that has camping gear. There's only one box shown on the lid but there's enough room to stack two.

Of course I have a Jeep trailer too but the idea of a roof rack instead has been mulling around in my mind.





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Unread 11-14-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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I said trailer (not that I can afford one) because I dont haul enough stuff to justify a rack to be installed, plus the topheavy issue. I will just stick to a hitch mounted rack.
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Unread 11-14-2010, 09:41 AM   #8
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I picked up my trailer new for $650.00
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Unread 11-14-2010, 10:45 AM   #9
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I have since reconfigured. I have a pull out-drawer and I'm going to be making a rack that fits on top of it. Also am going to have storage rack located on tire carrier for next trip.
Do you got any pics of your slide out? I was curious about it but the $ for the sliders got a bit out of hand. Did you make urs and if so what did you use?
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I tried a cargo hauler,and a roof rack- I ended up building a trailer I could use as a utility type trailer, camping trailer etc- something I could pull with my ATV, Tractor, Truck or TJ-- Not finished yet but here is 1 week worth of work on its maiden voyage this past weekend. I was trying to see how cheap I could build a trailer for. I looked at all the cheaper 4x6 and the quality was not what I wanted.I like it because I can take anything I need camping without loading the Jeep to the max. Plus it is nice to have room for passengers and my dog. Gonna build a front rack and jerry can holders this week and find some Gamblers to match the Jeep.
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Unread 11-14-2010, 10:53 PM   #11
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Tedder go with the trailer. I need to steal some ideas for mine
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Unread 11-15-2010, 12:00 AM   #13
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Tedder go with the trailer. I need to steal some ideas for mine


I've been scrounging up a few parts. I'll post them soon.

For anyone that hasn't seen my trailer yet:
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Unread 11-15-2010, 05:38 AM   #14
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Tedder- where are those pics from??
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Unread 11-15-2010, 05:40 AM   #15
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Tedder- where are those pics from??
Same place you took yours, maybe?

Coleman River crossing. There's several trails there, Upper High Tower comes to mind. Good fly fishing there too!

I don't know if you remember it or not, but once crossing that river, the very next small creek crossing, there's a bend and a campsite. We normally camp there if it's open.
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