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Old 03-29-2014, 12:04 PM   #21
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Garbanzo,

High clearance is a must to avoid damage to the underbelly. I go on a lot of forest roads and old lumber roads in the mountains. Some travel trailers versions have raised platforms and large off road tires.

The real issue is construction of the trailer to withstand the rigors of off-roading. Frames are not very strong. The sides of trailer are simple bolted to frame with screw and nut. Nails and staples if used , well LOL with that. I am not an engineer so the details are beyond me.

The second issue is weight as I can't tow a huge trailer.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:13 PM   #22
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IPOD Hood River Edition

Does anyone have experience or knowledge of IPOD Hood River Edition as an off road vehicle. I looked at one yesterday. It has a raised platform and large off road tires but the frame and suspension look typical.

I called the company and the dealer is having his rep call me. No calls yet.
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Old 03-29-2014, 03:56 PM   #23
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as far as i know, the Hood River edition R-pods, are only available in the Western market and i think they're made in Oregon.
you might want to go to the R-pod Nation website and ask some questions.
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:44 AM   #24
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I have a hard sided pop up. It has a 6" frame, beefier than the other models and a tad more ground clearance. It takes a Class IV hitch and 2-5/8 ball and weighs 2200 lbs.

It works for our off road and on road needs. We just go slower on the rockier rutted roads.

Other brand models we looked at before purchasing the A-Frame were the Evolution, and the Baha. The ease of set up and the hard sides is what made our minds up.
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:17 PM   #25
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I have a hard sided pop up. It has a 6" frame, beefier than the other models and a tad more ground clearance. It takes a Class IV hitch and 2-5/8 ball and weighs 2200 lbs.



It works for our off road and on road needs. We just go slower on the rockier rutted roads.



Other brand models we looked at before purchasing the A-Frame were the Evolution, and the Baha. The ease of set up and the hard sides is what made our minds up.

I have a class three receiver but but hitch yet. I guess that is ok

Have you ever camped in winter or cold weather? Do you know if walls, roof, and floors have insulation? I
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I dont make it a habit to purposely camp in weather colder that drops to the teens. However I've used the trailer several times in 20 degree weather & happy to report its snug and toasty with the furnace. I believe the walls and ceiling are insulated but the floor is not. I put throw rugs down to help. Heavier curtains help as well. That said, you must crack a window to avoid condensation. I also keep Damp Rid inside on cool weather days when I will have the furnace on.
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