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JESSE A
February 3rd, 2009, 17:27
How are they, i have a chance to get one for very cheap, i want to know in the wind? experiences appreciated thanks

jesse

jjmat3
February 3rd, 2009, 17:56
If the canvas is all in good shape then they can stand up fairly well in wind. I used one in Moab a few years ago and the weather was terrible for a couple days. Lots of wind and rain and it held up fine. we thought for sure it was going to come apart a couple times but it never did.

JESSE A
February 3rd, 2009, 18:02
do the sides flap at all or is it fairly quiet, compared to a reg tent?

JohnX
February 3rd, 2009, 18:18
Its just like sleeping in a tent with a nice mattress on the ground. Plus side is more room to move around and more room to pack your crap. If you leave the windows down, fine sand can blow through the mesh screening. If you camp anywhere noisy, hardsides are much nicer.

ChiXJeff
February 3rd, 2009, 18:18
It really depends on the trailer. My Coleman Santa Fe doesn't flap a lot, it's tied down fairly taut. Older canvas, and particularly canvas that's not maintained (clean, folded, and stored right) will stretch and flap.

JESSE A
February 3rd, 2009, 18:34
thanks guys keep the info coming

76ANTHONY
February 3rd, 2009, 18:43
man i always wanted one of these, very interesting topic, im gonna watch this thread...

National Drivetrain
February 3rd, 2009, 19:10
1. My brother rented one for Ocotillo on New Years and liked it. The wind was rocking my motorhome pretty good one night and I expected to hear his family knocking on the door.
I asked how it was and they said no problem, slept like babies (drunk babies)

2. We were at a music festival in Az. last year and on the last night it blew unbelably hard. In all my life I've seen wind this bad maybe three times. When we woke up the next morning the camping area was a disaster area. 60+ outhouses all dominoed over on their side and there was one tent trailer with the fabric completly distroyed.
(They should have known it was time to put it down and sleep in the truck)

3. My Dad mentioned one time at an RV show they attended, it blew so hard it actually pushed several T/T's on to their side but did minimal damage to them.

I think they'd be fine in anything less than 70mph wind.

Fergie
February 3rd, 2009, 19:12
I know of one in good shape for sale in Long Beach, CA.

I'll post the pics later.

99xj4x4
February 3rd, 2009, 19:13
I forget my Palamino is in tow behind the XJs all the time. I have a basket on the back that when loaded w/ wood makes it sway crazy bad at 60 mph. The trick is load it up front, and use the proper drop hitch.

Fergie
February 3rd, 2009, 19:16
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Hey guys,

I got this trailer as part of the deal for the SMB i recently sold. I took it out this weekend and it worked great but Im looking at getting a Conqueror. Its and 87 Australian made Camp-o-matic (Kamparoo) Cub.

There are no rips in the canvas the wheels were recenlty powder coated and new tires put on. The bearings were also freshly greased. The wiring works and I have the title in hand.

I was thinking in the ballpark of $2000 obo.

Give me a call if interisted.

Thanks

Ian

323-775-2492

JESSE A
February 3rd, 2009, 19:18
So what im getting is that for the most part it will be fine in the wind.

Ronbo
February 3rd, 2009, 20:26
My tent trailer uses 13 oz marine grade canvas, which is heavy duty stuff. It works great in the wind, but most of that is due to a good support structure. Older tent trailers can be refitted with newer canvas materials but it's not cheap.
http://www.fototime.com/%7B42448142-5567-4CF8-BBA6-DA08EC4996C7%7D/picture.JPG

JoesXJ
February 3rd, 2009, 20:32
I have a 2005 Jayco Baja. It works well in all types of weather, just make sure you put it away dry or it can mold. I love it! I don't have any pictures of it open, but here it is behind my TJ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/joe_boatwright/DSC_3086.jpg

Gerr
February 3rd, 2009, 21:15
weve had 2 and liked them a lot other than when we go camping we hardly ever got to take them. Wind rain and snow were all ok with them but like its been said already the care of the canvas makes a huge differnce. You might consider one with windows that cover with canvas flaps our first one had them and it was a lot easyer to keep the wind and rain out of it with 2 layers instead of just tinted plastic windows (which were pretty nice actually)

waxer
February 3rd, 2009, 22:46
I know of one in good shape for sale in Long Beach, CA.

I'll post the pics later.

$2k for that thing is VERY steep. Good luck to the seller.

Xtreme XJ
February 3rd, 2009, 23:05
Take a look over at Expedition Portal... several guys have reworked tent trailers...

Curt

IslanderOffRoad
February 4th, 2009, 09:50
If I could find a tent trailer with a toilet for a reasonable cost, I'd get one.

Ronbo
February 4th, 2009, 10:55
If I could find a tent trailer with a toilet for a reasonable cost, I'd get one.

We use the PETT toilet with our trailer.

http://www.thepett.com/index.php?PageLayout=PRODUCTS&headerID2=36&pageID=98

It may look small, but the seat is a normal size. Hey, it's been wife approved, so it's got that going for it..

IslanderOffRoad
February 4th, 2009, 11:39
We use the PETT toilet with our trailer.

http://www.thepett.com/index.php?PageLayout=PRODUCTS&headerID2=36&pageID=98

It may look small, but the seat is a normal size. Hey, it's been wife approved, so it's got that going for it..

Yeah, I've used PETT toilets before but I'm looking for something a bit more substantial. For the system with the tent its 400 bucks, for that cost I feel like I could get closer to a "real" bathroom.

shelbyluvv
February 4th, 2009, 15:18
I have a Starcraft 13RT and love it! It is heavy and really pricey but I have loved every thing about having it. Crapper, shower, A/C, heat, front deck for stuff. It is a really handy trailer.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b192/WJ4Rocks/100_1367.jpg

Fergie
February 4th, 2009, 17:26
$2k for that thing is VERY steep. Good luck to the seller.
He dropped the price to $1500 today.