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Old 07-25-2016, 04:30 PM   #1
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ultralight travel or toy hauler no more than 500lbs hitch weight

there are a lot of models under forest river and the pics on the websites are not so great

need to narrow down some small ultra light travel trailer choices

need 1 queen bed, dinette or couch with table and room to haul 3 bikes weighing 50-60lbs each

havent seen any ultra light toy haulers i like the inside of at least in pics but am open to considering them

looking more at models with a queen bed and bunk beds and removing the bunk beds for the bikes...

hauling with a 2008 mercedes gl320 diesel
7500 tow weight but only 600lb tongue weight

looking at 18-22ft trailers and prefer the solid trailers - not tent expandable etc

would love some suggestions on which models to pursue

thank you
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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23lb or 2306 same thing. Murthy bed with bunks and you can mount fork clamps to the dinnet seats.
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:37 PM   #3
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thanks todd, will check this one out
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:42 PM   #4
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See my post it has some photos of the fork mounts
My 2016 23lb mods
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:53 PM   #5
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holy cow, awesome mods on everything

beautiful job

ok one thing about your bike mods
my bikes are electric and even though they can easily be outside with a cover on in the rain etc
for security sake i was hoping to remove the bunk beds and slide them in there for "permanent" storage, rather than unload and leave them outside at nite etc

but looking at some pics of this model is there a water heater, hoses wires or anything else under those bunk beds? and the area looks well put together, so i am wondering if possible to remove all that without trashing the trailer....
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:56 PM   #6
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The water heater is under the bottom bunk but I bet it would be pretty easy to remove the bottom bunk and frame a cover for the water heater.
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ok , where does the water heater sit in there? towards the front or back? if in the back should be able to do something like that and still have rooom to slide the bikes in there, if towards the front or middle thinking that wont work..
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:45 PM   #8
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As far to the back as it can go really. Maybe a few inches from the back. I bet if you order one you could just ask them to leave the bunks completely out of it.
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:06 PM   #9
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ok, doing more research and actually got to see a 2012 flagstaff with thequeen front and rear bunks today at a dealer, agree this would work well for me
liked the use of space in it

they had it listed for 18,500 which i thought was too much

but reading more i realize the rockwood is the same trailer basically?

and i have questions about the salem lite trailers, where are on they on the scale of quality, up or down?

any other suggestions for ultra lites?

the way things are looking will be driving a ways trying to find a used one in the floorplan i need, lots of smaller ones but not many of the 23
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and i have questions about the salem lite trailers, where are on they on the scale of quality, up or down?

lower quality.

entry level line with stick and tin construction, compared to aluminum and filon construction of the Rockwood line.
many things that are standard in the Rockwood, are options or not available in the Salem.
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