New Camping Unit Called a TAG - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-05-2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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Just saw this on another Forum: http://www.longdogent.com/

Another way to skin a cat for sure. Kind of a trailer.....and fiberglass as well. SUV type is molded.

Neat idea, but I'm keeping the Scamp.
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Old 09-05-2008, 06:08 AM   #2
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:50 AM   #3
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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that rear end would sure swing out when cornering.
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This has been going around the RV forums for some years now. Company was founded in 2005
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:39 PM   #6
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How do you get in the door?
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:42 PM   #7
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When on a ferry or a toll road do they treat, cost wise, it as a dually or as a fith wheel trailer???
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:39 PM   #8
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This has been going around the RV forums for some years now. Company was founded in 2005
If it has been around since 2005, I wonder why their web site has U-Tube info on the truck trailer, but nothing (that I can pull up) on the SUV model? Does anyone know what these trailers cost/weigh?
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hummm, looks like it bolts to the frame.... and they say it's detachable in 2-3 minutes??
Bolts to frame???
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:18 PM   #10
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Interesting concept. The distance between the centerline of the two rear axles is worthy of consideration. During a turn, one or both sets of tires of a dual axle vehicle has to scrub or slide sideways along the ground. The distance between the centerline of the truck/TAG two rear axles is more like an aircraft bogey than a road vehicle. Tire scrubbing can put a high side load on the tire sidewalls and some aircraft allow for tire castering to reduce this load and the associated tire wear. If the TAG wheels castered then this problem could be reduced but that would add complexity and require bigger wheel wells.

The video on the TAG website shows low speed maneuvers on a wet surface, this would reduce the amount of tire sidewall deformation and tire scrub during these turns. It would be interesting to hear how much tire noise it makes during a tight turn on a high friction surface.

Driving up a ramped surface, like a steep driveway from a flat road, could result in the truck/TAG combination being supported by the front wheels of the truck and the rear TAG wheels, this could put an unusual load on the truck frame, I assume the TAG attach brackets are designed for this loading.

Hooking up the truck/TAG combination on a less than flat surface could be difficult. Getting the blades of the TAG to mount with the truck mounted lock pins may be tricky but perhaps only the left to right alignment is a concern. Maybe the truck pitch is not a significant concern and most RV camp sites are pretty flat anyway.

I hope they do well, it is a good idea.
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