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Old 05-08-2008, 07:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How 'bout this

I have been considering an expidition type setup for some time, my concerns are:

1. Comfort for me, my wife, and daughter

2. Able to spend a couple of months in it.

3. Size, how can I get all 3 of us, our stuff etc. packed in and easy to get to, in a vehicle small enough to explore with?

4. Durability? Will it hold up to off road use/abuse?

5. Economy, both purchase price and fuel use.

Right now I'm thinking of this setup:

A class A motorhome, with a trailer similar to this:
http://www.rv.com/products/builtrailers.htm:
My current TJ, a nice 18' jet boat, and instead of a UTV, an off road camping trailer to tow behind the Jeep. I could switch what I load for different trips, in the winter I could load my snow mobiles on top and my Jeep underneath for example. I figure I could set up "Base Camp" with the Motor Home, and use the Jeep/ small trailer for short 1-2 day trips into the back country,while not beating everything in the motorhome up.

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Old 05-08-2008, 07:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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'nother trailer

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Old 05-11-2008, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like that trailer.Would you be loading the jeep and small trailer or would the small trailer be on the ground and towed? Unloading could be tricky at times in certain situations.Just sometin to think about.I'd try it.
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like that trailer.Would you be loading the jeep and small trailer or would the small trailer be on the ground and towed? Unloading could be tricky at times in certain situations.Just sometin to think about.I'd try it.
I'd load the Rhino sideways up front, Jeep in the middle and small off road camping trailer on the back and a small Jet boat up top, all on the main trailer.

I am building a removeable tongue on my small trailer, so I may make a second one just long enough to clear the spare tire on my Jeep, so I could connect it and tow it on. Otherwise I could load it backwards on the main trailer with my Rhino.
If length becomes too much of an issue, I could use a winch to haul the trailer on the very back vertically.
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