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Old 05-29-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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How Much Traveling Do You Do with Your Micro-Lite ?

It was not to long ago that we sold our motorhome for a Forest River Micro-Lite 18Fbrs travel trailer. So far we have only traveled a short distance for our first camp out. In the past with our motorhome we have traveled many miles from east coast to west coast and into all parts of Canada with hardly any worry. I'm not as confident with this smaller lightweight travel trailer on long distance travel. I would just like some of you good folks to tell me a little about your long trip experiences with smaller Flagstaff travel trailers and any pros or cons.

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Old 05-29-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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Longest trip we have done is about 3 1/2 hours to ocean city md. We are planning a 5+ hour trip later this year to upstate NY. Also contemplating a 11 hour trip to myrtlebeach next year.

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Old 05-29-2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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We don't have a Micro Lite trailer, but we traveled about 4000 miles with our Traverse pop-up the first year we owned it.

What are you concerned about?
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:01 PM   #4
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I'm with samspider - what's the worry? Trailering in general?
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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we've driven our Roo 23SS, which isn't much longer, on a 2000 mile trip and then a 4000 mile trip.

course that's with a bigger/heavier v-8 tow vehicle.
i'd be more concerned about the Tacoma, than the trailer.
not that it wouldn't be capable, just that it's a lighter, shorter wheelbase v-6 tow vehicle.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:04 PM   #6
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As much as possible. Have only gone as far as about 7 hours in one day though. But I plan to tow it like I stole it. Well, I keep the speeds under 65, but I don't plan to let the fact that it is a lite trailer stop me from taking it wherever I want to go.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:41 PM   #7
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How Much Traveling Do You Do with Your Micro-Lite ?

We have a 21fbrs and have planned a trip to Estes park in July and the Smokies in the fall.
I am far more Concerned with my truck pulling it than my trailer.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:47 PM   #8
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Last summer I towed my Mini Lite to Alaska and back. 10 weeks, 11,000 miles. Great trip!! I hope to do it again someday. I did replace the OEM tires with Maxxis and had no problems.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:06 PM   #9
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Back in the day, put 2500 -3000 miles (in 2 wks) on our Coleman Sequoia popup every year for 20 years, so that's about 50,000 miles. Went through 3 sets of tires. Repacked the bearings maybe 3 or 4 times.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:27 PM   #10
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Can't think of any negitives. Like the idea of having a vehicle after dropping trailer. Maybe a gusty day would make it more interesting as stated but dropping speed would help that out.

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