Off road camping teardrop trailers

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When I was at a cruiser shop here in colorado called colorado Toyota specialists a customer asked to have a regular teardrop trailer lifted to handle mild offroad trails. They lifted it 4". Seemed like it would work well.
 

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When I was at a cruiser shop here in colorado called colorado Toyota specialists a customer asked to have a regular teardrop trailer lifted to handle mild offroad trails. They lifted it 4". Seemed like it would work well.
Interesting. They do seem to charge a premium on the "off road" version. Wonder if they are built accordingly or if it would be better to get a regular one and lift it
 

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I'm a life long camper. I designed and made a non conventional teardrop (off road type).

I wouldn't have anything else. No drama to tow, enjoy sleeping in a hard sided bed, holds a ton of other C rap. My only complaint is it can be time consuming to do a full set up.
 

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Holy poo almost 9k!
Yeah they are not cheap by any measure. Then again a roof rack is 1500 and RTT 2500 and you are still in a tent. I think the dogs and i might be happier in a tiny sleeping pod. 9k is the bare bones one!
 

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Mmm how long ago was this? has it held up well? itching to make another??

Perhaps it my advancing years but the hard sided bed is appealing. I don't like the idea of running a roof rack on my 60 all the time. I like even less the idea of putting it and a RTT on and off. Was looking at an off road trailer with a RTT but those aren't cheap either. Again I like the idea of these the cost is a sticking point of course.
 

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Mmm how long ago was this? has it held up well? itching to make another??


Perhaps it my advancing years but the hard sided bed is appealing. I don't like the idea of running a roof rack on my 60 all the time. I like even less the idea of putting it and a RTT on and off. Was looking at an off road trailer with a RTT but those aren't cheap either. Again I like the idea of these the cost is a sticking point of course.
I'm itching reallllll bad to make a new one...I actually have a new design I've been working on for awhile. The current trailer is 7 years old, and has undergone considerable change since it's creation. If I go ahead and put this one up for sale it will expedite that process.

Here's the build thread if you need a bedtime story.. ROAM Camper Build

As far as holding well...I honestly don't have many complaints. The first hatch started to delaminate, so I replaced it with glass and threw in a fantastic fan, and so far so good. I have about 10.5K into it right now....and lost track of the hours long ago.

If you cruise around the Trailer Tech section and nose around a bit...there's some pretty nice builds in there, from simple to complex.
 

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Just a suggestion, since you will find more experienced/focus opinions in that sub forum.
 
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I would rather have a trailer with a roof top tent on it. Then you can store stuff in the trailer, and fold open the tent for a sleeping area. With the teardrop you just have your sleeping area and that's it. You could store stuff in it, but then you gotta unload it all to sleep in it.
 

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I would rather have a trailer with a roof top tent on it. Then you can store stuff in the trailer, and fold open the tent for a sleeping area. With the teardrop you just have your sleeping area and that's it. You could store stuff in it, but then you gotta unload it all to sleep in it.
Sure I get that, however I have a 60 and it has a big ass for storage purposes. You can also put a roof rack on some of these trailers. I would rather that than on my 60 I think, if I needed extra storage. There are certainly advantages and disadvantages to both possibilities
 

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If Trail Tralor makes an offroad trailer, which I think they do, I'd bet your $9k would maybe go further...
This one looks like an empty box with wheels
 
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