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Old 06-30-2004, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A Buyer's Guide: Light Trailers and Towables with a GVWR of 3500 Pounds or Less

Here's a link to Truck Trend light trailers and towables buyer's guide.


Truck Trend Trailers Buyers Guide link


Edited 6/30/04: added manufacturers website links in this thread just in case the link to the article get broken in the future.

Casita Enterprises
Towable RV - Travel trailers
(800) 442-9986
http://www.casitatraveltrailers.com

CastleCraft
Canoe & Kayak trailers
(888) 274-8490
http://www.castlecraft.com

Coleman
Folding Trailers by Fleetwood
(800) 444-4905
http://www.colemantrailers.com

Fleetwood
http://www.fleetwoodrv.com

Featherlite
Enclosed Utility/ ATV/ Motorcycle trailers
(800) 800-1230
http://www.fthr.com

Kendon
Motorcycle Dual Rail Stand-up trailers
(800) 847-8618
http://www.kendontrailers.com

Loadmaster
Snowmobile trailers
(715) 387-3414
http://www.hsloadmaster.com

Shoreland'r
Utility ATV and 12'-16' Boat trailers
(800)859-3028
http://www.shorelandr.com

Thor California
Towable RV Travel trailers
(909) 697-4190
http://www.thorca.com

Triton
Personal Watercraft Single/ Double trailers
(800) 232-3780
http://www.tritontrailers.com


For more information, contact the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association at (800) 336-0154, or find it at http://www.RVIA.com



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Great find! How 'bout a sticky?
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Great info...thanks for the post.

I've been trying hard to convinve Mrs borg that this is the trailer that we should get.....unfortunately she's not ready to move up from tenting to trailer yet.

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Great info...thanks for the post.

I've been trying hard to convinve Mrs borg that this is the trailer that we should get.....unfortunately she's not ready to move up from tenting to trailer yet.

Airstream International CCD 16ft.
I would like to get one of the popups. Friend has one you crank up and there ya go. Two sleeping area and all. Propane powered. Not even a clue what they cost/weigh, but he towed it with his little Suzuki mini-suv for awhile. So Pilot will handle it just fine. Im tired of setting up tents and all that. Getting too lazy in my mid-age.

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I have a medium to large pop-up and the Pilot does just fine, even through the mountains. My pop-up is a 2003.5 Coleman Cheyenne it was right around 3000 lbs loaded to the gills, this size of pop-up range from $5500-8000 depending on brand, extras and any discounts you may get. Ours retailed for $9k but we got quite a bit discounted. Not to many people around here pay MSRP at least that I know of.

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I have a medium to large pop-up and the Pilot does just fine, even through the mountains. My pop-up is a 2003.5 Coleman Cheyenne it was right around 3000 lbs loaded to the gills, this size of pop-up range from $5500-8000 depending on brand, extras and any discounts you may get. Ours retailed for $9k but we got quite a bit discounted. Not to many people around here pay MSRP at least that I know of.

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I want. Just dont wanna pay that much. At least not right now. Got too many other things to worry about. Looking for houses here right now with some land so gotta save up the coinage.
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Here's another mini trailer called HERMAN All-Terrain made by Let's Go Aero Sport Performance Carriers.

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Excellent post and replies. I have been thinking about buying a trailer to do some camping with my Pilot, this is a great source. Thanks!
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Safety Towing Accessories

Trailer Guardian towing hitch lock by Safety Products, Inc., has taken safety and security in a higher level. The new unique lock prevents the accidental decoupling and theft of a trailer. The system kit locks and secures the trailer on the ball mount, preventing decoupling even with an accidental mismatched coupler and ball, nonsecured coupler, or loss of the ball nut. The kits fit all hitch-ball applications.

Safety Products, Inc. 800-861-7416


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I also pull a Coleman brand tent trailer and have the OEM hitch. These units come in three sizes, an 8, 10, and 12 ft. interior "box". We were going to buy a new 10 footer but happened to find a 4 year old 12 footer being sold online for half the price of new and we love it. The Pilot pulls it with no prob but the rear end will squat down about an inch or so. I might install an airbag system to help level the load. I wish the rear springs were a bit beefier.
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http://www.masterlock.com/cgi-bin/cl...ss_id=CA_TS_01

Check out this new adjustable ball mount for your hitch receiver. Bought at Walmart for $50. There is a large 7/8" nut on the top that you turn with a socket wrench. Always have the right ball height for a level trailer.

Adjusts from 7-3/4" (20cm) drop to 6-1/4" (16cm) rise

Capacity: 5,000 lb. Trailer, 500 lb. Tongue
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We have a Quicksilver 10' camper that is all aluminum...no wood to rot or invite varmits. We got tired of tent camping, but didn't want to go too far over to the "dark side". The swing down galley is great, 2 queen beds and lots of room. We love it!

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One popup trailer Pilot owners should consider is Kamparoo. My brother has its near identical predecessor - a Combi-Camper and loves it. Though it's a bit unconventional looking, it's superlightweight and stores easily. I also see on one of the Kamparoo web sites that they make one designed for rough SUV use.

My wife and I have a small 2004 Fleetwood (Coleman) with equalizer hitch which towed just fine behind our 2002 Odyssey the couple times we took it out. Anyway, If we didn't need the extra space we'd have sure considered finding a used Combi or picking up a Kamparoo.

www.outbackkamping.com/

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My wife never really liked the soft-sided trailers, but she doesn't mind these hard-sided pop-ups. They've got plenty of room, aren't too heavy, and are nice and quiet to sleep in.



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The 13 ft shadow cruiser travel trailer also fits that.

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