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Old 02-14-2012, 02:05 PM   #15
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I could actually see this selling very well to serious campers/backpackers and outdoor sports enthusiasts who want a camping base camp, not an rv. It's definitely new and interesting.
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If you had the extra cash this would be an awesome basecamp for backpacking or if like us (diehard tenters who were never going to grow up and get a trailer) you put off getting a trailer due to love of going to really out of the way, barely accessible places & didn't want to "give in" to a trailer this is a great transitional & versatile trailer. Not really for comfortable, provincial park, paved sites trailer camping, more for rugged off the grid camping. Definitely expensive but it looks like a quality design to me & it's that which counts when you are striving for minimalist camping (to us anyways).
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:30 PM   #16
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I'd agree, bomni. It looks like a trailer that could go just about anywhere. It is pricey for a mostly "barebones" and efficient basecamp, but it has a lot of appeal as a true camping trailer/hard-sided tent on wheels. It reminds me of some of the unusual (some would say odd) campers I've seen from Australia. Nice to see a different trailer for a different niche.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:21 PM   #17
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I saw a Cricket at the Austin RV Show today. Nice little camper, but just too small for what my wife and I need. As mentioned earlier on this thread it would be a great camper for someone who just wants a more comfortable and sturdier tent, but I would not want to spend two or three days cooped up in it waiting out bad weather.

I do wish the manufacturer success. If I had the budget for two trailers this would make a good camper for getting off the beaten path when I'm out by myself taking photos.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:24 AM   #18
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Anyone with new reports?

We're looking for something that can go places a conventional trailer can't. The light weight, rigid aluminum frame, and 10" of ground clearance seems like a good candidate. What else should we look at? We want something more(toilet, sink, fridge, etc.) than Sylvansports Go's foldout tent on a trailer. And something without the setup time of a popup.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:57 AM   #19
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It's kinda cool. sort of a utility trailer crossed with a swiss army knife and a tent!
Did you ever try to use the knife and fork at the same time?
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #20
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I was actually looking at these online a couple of days ago. I found this link for small trailers so did a lot of window shopping:

Manufacturers | The Small Trailer Enthusiast

I did find some listed at the dealer in TX also.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:27 PM   #21
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It's kinda cool. sort of a utility trailer crossed with a swiss army knife and a tent!
Did you ever try to use the knife and fork at the same time?
To me it is like when I moved from wade fishing to kayak fishing but for someone who has tent camped and backpacked for nearly 40 years(me). I can get places in my kayak that no powerboat can and I have the same kind of hopes for a more comfortable camping experience(i.e. sleeping on the ground isn't so easy at ~50) off the beaten path that no conventional trailer could reach.
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Faceted body panels make it look like a stealth aircraft. Teardrop for a Tinman maybe. I also think the cost/benefit is low but new anythings must be purchased at new anything prices. Every time I see a plug for innovative thinking, I worry that it's the return of the dreaded hi-lo.

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To the degree that "go anywhere" is about ground clearance and length of overhang from axles, I'm having trouble seeing how this is an off-roader at 15' OA and 10" ground clearance. 15 to 16' length and 13 to 14" ground clearance are pretty common among trailers with no great pretensions of negotiating power line cuts and fording streams.

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Faceted body panels make it look like a stealth aircraft. Teardrop for a Tinman maybe. I also think the cost/benefit is low but new anythings must be purchased at new anything prices. Every time I see a plug for innovative thinking, I worry that it's the return of the dreaded hi-lo.

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The back end's aerodynamics look to be out of the Toyota Prius school of design to me. I'm guessing the side angles are to lessen the effects of the air blast off a passing semi?

Isn't rigid aluminum frame construction a considerably more expensive technique than molded fiberglass panels? They are using airplane frame type stuff. Strength for the weight should be pretty high. This thing really isn't aimed at the average RV loop at the campground crowd.



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To the degree that "go anywhere" is about ground clearance and length of overhang from axles, I'm having trouble seeing how this is an off-roader at 15' OA and 10" ground clearance. 15 to 16' length and 13 to 14" ground clearance are pretty common among trailers with no great pretensions of negotiating power line cuts and fording streams.

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Nor do I have a tow vehicle that can do those things. But I can get to more remote primitive road areas. I'm not intending to hook it to a Jeep and hit Moab or the Rubicon. But I do want something beyond the RV loop at the campground.
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Strange to say, the incorporation of all my heart's desires in a folding, overlapping, adapting, converting, expanding, contracting package made my jaw drop for a minute until I remembered other mousetrap concepts of years gone by. The frames and stringers look sharp. I guess you supply our own hard hat?

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I went checked out the pics at Dwell: Dwell | At Home in the Modern World: Modern Design & Architecture For someone wanting to become a minimalist, it looks like heaven on wheels!
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To the degree that "go anywhere" is about ground clearance and length of overhang from axles, I'm having trouble seeing how this is an off-roader at 15' OA and 10" ground clearance. 15 to 16' length and 13 to 14" ground clearance are pretty common among trailers with no great pretensions of negotiating power line cuts and fording streams.

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Well it might at least be able to traverse most Illannoy roads,providing they stick to the best ones!
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