Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Salem, OR
Car: 2006 Outback Sport
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SubieSailor, yes driving a smaller vehicle and being able to add a “pickup bed” for hauling only when needed is a great way to go. I agree, manufacturers of standard tent trailers do not factor in the gear / toys that go with an active outdoor lifestyle.
I agree, there are various options available, folks need to weigh the trade-offs based on the criteria that is important to them and purchase what best fits their needs. In my solutions, I build in as much flexibility as possible so folks can tailor their builds based on their needs. Keep in mind, my focus is DIY sport utility / off the beaten path / camping trailers, where the $2000 price point is easy to achieve with quality components by putting in a little sweat equity.
I have been seeing the same thing, a growing number of smaller vehicles with a U-haul trailer at campgrounds. That is the primary problem with tent trailers manufactures today, thinking of them as an RV. When you look at tent trailers from the perceptive of being a piece of camping / outdoor gear, then factor in the multi-purpose aspect, you get a very different product. Change is coming …