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Old 11-21-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Small, Light trailer options?

What's out there in the super small light RV world?

I have a subaru outback and it can tow under 1k lbs with no trailer brakes and can tow more with brakes. I've not seen anything under 3k lbs with brakes...so what's it take to add them to a trailer?

Ideally...I want a hotel room on wheels. A place to spend the night, brush my teeth, make coffee in the morning, take a leak- no shower needed, no kitchen to speak of.
A teardrop is a maybe, or a small cargo trailer I could convert - add a cot, counter, potty.
I"m not sure a pop up will serve my needs...but may be the only viable option.

I want to be able to afford to 'go' more - if I can sleep in the trailer in a parking lot/truck stop then I can afford to go more.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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I don't know much about 'em but google R-Pod and perhaps Casita.....Bill
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #3
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How about an AFrame, light weight, convenient, sets up and folds down quick and easy, several models to choose from. Love mine worth every penny. Check out the AFrame group on this website.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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the smallest lightest rpod it twice what I"m looking for. The casita is a bit lighter, the smaller ALiners are closer but still over 1000lb and have nothing inside but seating/sleeping so the weight will climb.

Hmm...still looking - I assume what I'm looking for exists...may be wrong.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:09 PM   #5
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prof-fate: check this site.....Scamp Travel Trailers: 13 Foot Specifications

http://www.eggcamper.com/teardrop.htm
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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Even most popups are over 1000 lbs (remember - that capacity also includes stuff you carry with you, batteries,propane,passengers, etc).

Popups also are heavier than a typical trailer of the same size, because the mechanism needed to lift.

Trailer brakes can always be added. In California, all trailers over 1000 lbs (I think that is the threshold) must have electric brakes.
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This is the only trailer I could find that meets your specs.
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One more............Subaru Outback Camper | The SylvanSport GO Subaru Outback Camper
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dude - suggest you get interested in something other than camping trailer.....Bill
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:55 PM   #10
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Yeah, saw that on a google search - very interesting and versatile.
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