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post #46 of 148 Old 08-18-2008, 02:13 PM
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the coleman colorado is pretty rare, i looked for a few months before finding this one a 92 model. and the other i found was an 88.. beat in comparison.

i gont mine for $600.. it was a bit high i thought but i figure i could always sell and re-coop my investment.

the trailer weighs 600 lbs dry and can carry up to 1320 lbs. total weight

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post #47 of 148 Old 08-18-2008, 09:11 PM
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The Sylvansport is about the slickest creation I've seen so far. Not as rugged as a Sherpa, but quite versatile.
Like a Swiss Army knife...

That's a sweet little trailer...But holy crap, it's like $8000 base before you start adding any options.

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post #48 of 148 Old 08-19-2008, 08:59 AM
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Everything that's really nice is really expensive....

But check out the Snopro U4x6KE, formerly by Thule; two sizes --- the small one at $2,002.00 isn't a bad deal at all. Just have to be lucky enough to find one at a dealer. Made in Maine.
http://www.thuletrailers.com/_fileli...e_Trailers.pdf
http://www.snoprotrailers.com/Produc...&ProductID=128

You'd have to throw your own RTT on it, but that's no big deal.

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post #49 of 148 Old 08-19-2008, 06:41 PM
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The Sylvansport looks sweet but where do you carry all your gear? I was looking for something along this line but needed something to carry gear and keep it dry at the same time. That is why I settled on the tentrax.

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post #50 of 148 Old 08-19-2008, 11:12 PM
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Pop Ups

The pop-ups look great guys. Now ya just have to add a lift and tires so you can drag em thru the nasty stuff!

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a woman in my club built this thing for herself. It's frickin' sweet!


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Yeah, the Sylvansport would need additional boxes or drybags; but they're designed to carry atv's and a kayak too.... versatile....

The teardrops and pop-ups are very attractive as well but don't meet my personal criteria of small and light; when I finally do pull the trigger, the trailer has to fit in the garage in the void area in front of my Mini Cooper. That limits me to 6' wide max.

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Yeah, the Sylvansport would need additional boxes or drybags; but they're designed to carry atv's and a kayak too.... versatile....

The teardrops and pop-ups are very attractive as well but don't meet my personal criteria of small and light; when I finally do pull the trigger, the trailer has to fit in the garage in the void area in front of my Mini Cooper. That limits me to 6' wide max.
I don't think you are looking at the right teardrops then. The guy building my trailer has one that is 5x8. Real nice set up. He is building another for someone when mine is done.

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I don't think you are looking at the right teardrops then. The guy building my trailer has one that is 5x8. Real nice set up. He is building another for someone when mine is done.
Dude, I'm 6'5" ---- unless I go custom, I can't fit in them. There's no room to hang off the bed in one...

I contacted the owner of Little Guy too and could've gotten a pretty good deal on a Little Rough Rider.

I'll most likely wait and get a Sherpa. The more I look at them the more I like them.

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I was thisclose to getting a sherpa. Good product. imo

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I was thisclose to getting a sherpa. Good product. imo
Did I ever ask how much $$ you have invested in your rig?

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I went and ordered the guide for building an Explorer Box Trailer (http://www.compactcampingconcepts.co...orer%20Box.htm). Interesting little trailer! I'm thinking of changing the plans to lift it and match the wheels and tires (once I lift my TJ). Oh yeah! I also found a place that sells short trailer axles ready with drum brakes (I think). I'm just in my thinking stage with all this, but I would like to have a trailer with a tent on top to get me off the ground!


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I'm just in my thinking stage with all this,
Sometimes that is the best part.

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I'm just in my thinking stage with all this, but I would like to have a trailer with a tent on top to get me off the ground!
That's how we all start.... ....beware the addiction.
Depending upon your degree of tolerance, it may progress from the small sensible affordable home-built wooden box on wheels to a Horizon Adventure Trailer with every option.
Or, if you hit the lottery, one of these:
http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries...otos/index.htm

If you build the wooden trailer, let me know how it works out for you. I've stared at that page on several occasions too...

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That's how we all start.... ....beware the addiction.
Depending upon your degree of tolerance, it may progress from the small sensible affordable home-built wooden box on wheels to a Horizon Adventure Trailer with every option.
Or, if you hit the lottery, one of these:
http://www.earthroamer.com/galleries...otos/index.htm

If you build the wooden trailer, let me know how it works out for you. I've stared at that page on several occasions too...
Well with just a SWB TJ, I need to keep it low on weight! I'm even thinking ahead for trailer brakes as I want to tow it around the Rockies.


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