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    ted will want something with a bit more panache. . .

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    For those 007 surf trips, accept no substitute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl;[URL="tel:6755824"
    6755824[/URL]]Perhaps it would be convenient if the bolt patterns were the same, but trailer tires are (should be) different for several reasons.
    I’d appreciate hearing more about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    I’d appreciate hearing more about this.
    Me too.
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    for about the same amount of money an ebike weighing 1/4 as much would work. Ocourse going 1/4 as fast.

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    Those vans are sweet.

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    When I win a/the lottery, I'll mod a UAZ. Must be a few rattling around Ukraine, for cheap, I guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post

    Why not get a simple van? I lived in this for 5 years while working and doing boat work all the while.
    Best advice here! Simple, cheap, and you actually used a utilitarian vehicle rather than dreaming about a fancier one.

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    A regular van like the Odyssey or Previa is great but Ted dreams of the desert and high Sierras where off pavement capability is needed but also he’s going 500-1000 miles. So either an expensive used Tacoma, F150 or my $.02 the Ford Maverick w turbo 2 liter that can tow, can go off road and can get 34 mpg on the freeway. Gas isn’t going to get cheaper out there.

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    About trailer tires, google is your friend.
    My experience with trailers is pretty extensive, from 100k pounds to 3500 pounds I have done them all
    Perhaps one of the more overlooked details is the tread depth is shallower to prevent the trailer from constantly "squirming" behind the tow vehicle every time you make a correction, which is constant. A most discomfiting experience which might make someone think you were "impaired".
    My first hit, because I'm too lazy to explain it: https://www.prioritytire.com/blog/tr...ns-full-guide/

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    A regular van like the Odyssey or Previa is great but Ted dreams of the desert and high Sierras where off pavement capability is needed but also he’s going 500-1000 miles. So either an expensive used Tacoma, F150 or my $.02 the Ford Maverick w turbo 2 liter that can tow, can go off road and can get 34 mpg on the freeway. Gas isn’t going to get cheaper out there.
    Lee - the maverick may be the way to go. I do want to explore the west like that.

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    damn jake, you just learnt me something
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Thanks Jake. I’d read up on some stuff like that before making the switch. For some reason I thought you said different sizes. You didn’t.

    My thought was that I was getting a safer rig at the end of the day for several reasons. Almost twice the load capacity per tire , better puncture resistance, and frankly, a less shady manufacturer.

    I can see how a light truck tire could have wiggly tread and weaker sidewalks.

    My best estimate is that these are better in all relevant respects than the stock. Though maybe a waste of money. Happily, they were takeoffs.

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    Last edited by Ted Hoppe; 11-13-2022 at 10:32 PM.
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    La Carapate?

    You'll need to bring it in from France, though.

    https://www.carapate-aventure.fr

    And yes, that's a slide out galley, also usable inside, if you need to get the coffee going in the morning.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    I do have tear drop love. Could work too.

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    Another tear drop, eh? Mink campers. Net weight 520 kg, gross weight 750 kg, tongue weight 74 kg. Maybe 17,000 euros. Do they have US dealers? I don't know, does occasional camping require this equipment? I'd be more impressed with self built less expensive options, but that's just me.

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    Why not build your own in plywood and epoxy.

    https://www.clcboats.com/teardrop

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenFord View Post
    Why not build your own in plywood and epoxy.

    https://www.clcboats.com/teardrop
    A good option, and probably at least 500 pounds lighter and one third the cost, home built.

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