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Old 03-03-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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New western Washington member

Hi - I've been lurking for several months and last week finally posted a trailer wanted ad on the classifieds. Like many of you, we are tent/car campers looking to move up to something dry with a better bed. We're hoping not to have to buy a new vehicle for towing, so looking for a small, very light trailer. And, we're really hoping for a bed that runs front to back to avoid the crawl over problem. Compact Jr., Campster, re-worked Compact II, or something else we don't know about yet. The front kitchen Surfsides 14 footers look great, too. Willing to travel a bit to get the right one, but really want a solid frame and shell, including the floor. We can do interior upgrades or changes, but don't have space or sheltered space to do off-frame work.

Looking forward to the journey.

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Old 03-03-2016, 10:03 AM   #2
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Welcome, Rececca!

Even with the smallest, lightest units, you'll want a vehicle rated for at least 1500 pounds.

Check out the thread "Trailer Weights in the Real World" in the General Chat section (post #297 links to a spreadsheet). The one unit under 1000 pounds is almost certainly empty.

Make sure the trailer has brakes- not all do.

Best wishes in your "egg hunt"!

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Old 03-03-2016, 02:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for that link. Ours is rated for 2400, so I think we should be okay with the little/light ones.
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:21 AM   #4
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Good luck on your search Rebecca ��
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