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Re: Camping trailer opinions

Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:18 pm



Yes Sir, I will get more photo's tomorrow as I take it down , this was funny, my wife and daughter were out there and i got on it and I started to slide back slowly toward the rear and it popped a wheely ha ha because I forgot to put those braces from the frame to the ground like an idiot, girls about died laughing with my big ass up there yelling helppp..Funny stuff.. :lol: I even laughed...One thing for sure, it's not as good as those expensive jobs but it's pretty darn good for me...I made the base a little long so I could have a shelf on the back worked perfectly , one other thing, I can make really good use of it in the back yard as a work table, just put your mitersaw up there and a guy can go to town cutting long material and sheets.. :D I knew I came up with that 4x4 at the front for a reason, this is it..



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Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:35 pm

I will show more photo's tomorrow.. Thanks

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Re: Camping trailer opinions

Post by RoadRogue » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:20 am

Nicely done LittleBeaver, simple and effective.You didnt have to spend alot to get good results and the best part is you did it yourself. Good on you. 8-)
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Re: Camping trailer opinions

Post by maestro319 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:11 am

I really like this littlebeaver. you did a great job. Reminds me of when my wife and I used to camp. We'd just decide to go somewhere, throw the gear in her little '72 Toyota hatchback and go. (dog included!!) We even spent our honeymoon camping the state parks throughout Wisconsin. Now we have a permanent trailer for a "summer home" so we don't camp anymore. I miss it. Maybe something like this will get me/US back into it.

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Post by actionpack » Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:22 am

maestro319 wrote:I really like this littlebeaver. you did a great job. Reminds me of when my wife and I used to camp. We'd just decide to go somewhere, throw the gear in her little '72 Toyota hatchback and go. (dog included!!) We even spent our honeymoon camping the state parks throughout Wisconsin. Now we have a permanent trailer for a "summer home" so we don't camp anymore. I miss it. Maybe something like this will get me/US back into it.
i miss them days of camping in a tent , to old now to enjoy it , our bodys can't take it anymore , maestro , we did the same thing when we got married going on 43 yrs ago , we traveled and camped our way thru wisconsin , beautiful state , little beaver enjoy every moment of every day having fun and getting out and camping , it don't get any better then that ,
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Post by littlebeaver » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:08 pm

Last time I camped out on the ground I felt it the next day I was stiff and sore, so I understand what you guy's are talking about..Here are some more photo's for you guy's..

in this picture it shows the angle that fastens to the trailer, bolts are stationary so I can insert it with no problem
in this picture it shows the angle that fastens to the trailer, bolts are stationary so I can insert it with no problem


Braces [conduit] are trapped under there with a long screw so it can't fall away, same idea at the frame but I use bolts and nuts loose and trap the pipe in it
Braces [conduit] are trapped under there with a long screw so it can't fall away, same idea at the frame but I use bolts and nuts loose and trap the pipe in it


Bolt straight down fasten the plywood
Bolt straight down fasten the plywood


rear piece with bolts stationary in angle
rear piece with bolts stationary in angle




front top screws go straight down and bolt on underside
front top screws go straight down and bolt on underside


front piece apart, wood brace and small braces
front piece apart, wood brace and small braces


two pieces of plywood lay down just fine inside trailer on the floor, still plenty of room for stuff..
two pieces of plywood lay down just fine inside trailer on the floor, still plenty of room for stuff..


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Re: Camping trailer opinions

Post by littlebeaver » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:51 am

maestro319 wrote:I really like this littlebeaver. you did a great job. Reminds me of when my wife and I used to camp. We'd just decide to go somewhere, throw the gear in her little '72 Toyota hatchback and go. (dog included!!) We even spent our honeymoon camping the state parks throughout Wisconsin. Now we have a permanent trailer for a "summer home" so we don't camp anymore. I miss it. Maybe something like this will get me/US back into it.
You wanta see something funnier than anything, watch me try to turn my fat ass around inside that sucker, you will hear some cracking of bones and a few oh's and ahh's and ouches, funny site to see for sure..I get it done though I make sure nobody is around before I get in it... I just checked the cost of some of those other trailers, $1,800, man mine didn't cost but $325.00 trailer wood and tent and paint.. Once, I got eaten alive by ants on the ground, the kind that hurt made me cry :( , thata ruin your good time..At least on my trailer the ants will need to climb a bit to eat on me and maybe they will be a bit tired when they get to me..... :lol:

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Re: Camping trailer opinions

Post by maestro319 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:44 am

When my wife and i used to camp we "tent-camped", which meant sleeping in a sleeping bag ON THE GROUND!! Wasn't so bad when I was younger, but later on the getting down wasn't too bad, but getting UP off the ground???... now that's funny. Snap, crackle, pop..and all the man noises that went with it. We later got a pop-up tent camper, a very SMALL one. First time we set up, I forgot the supports for the bump out part. Now that was funny as the camper did a "wheelie" with me ending up on the ground. DUH!! It's a good thing video cams weren't as easy to use back then as they are now. Of course, maybe I would have won the $100,000 on America's Funniest Home Videos!! LOL.

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Post by Diesel Dan » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:30 am

This will keep you out of trouble for awhile!

http://aerobourne.com/motorcycletrailerindex9.htm
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Post by WingAdmin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:43 am

Diesel Dan wrote:This will keep you out of trouble for awhile!

http://aerobourne.com/motorcycletrailerindex9.htm
Wow, that's a lot of trailers. I could kill the next few hours looking at them...but I just sent the link to my wife, who will now I am sure instead spend a few of HER hours looking at them and picking her favorites. :)

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Re: Camping trailer opinions

Post by littlebeaver » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:31 am

I really don't think there's a better resource than this one, years ago probably just after it came out I spent probably two long evenings drooling on these trailers, I really enjoyed this site, thanks for posting it, there are so many possibilites and so many to choose from, I Like.. :lol:

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Post by WingAdmin » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:58 pm

Here's a copy of the list - I'm going to run through them and see how many are in the Vendors database - and perhaps get them entered in!

Aero Sport Trailers http://www.aerobourne.com/motorcycletrailers2.htm

The Little Trailer Company http://www.littletrailers.com/

Scooter Mate http://www.scootermate.com/

Third Wheel Trailers http://www.thirdwheelonline.com

Road Dog Trailers http://www.roaddogtrailers.com/

Goose Classic http://goose127classic.com/

D & P Enterprises http://www.lilthoroughbredtrailers.com/

R. E. Plante http://www.motorcyclebarreltrailer.com/ ... age663.htm

Ride-Rite Trailers http://www.rrite.com/

American Classic Cargo http://www.acctrailers.com/

Scooter Mate Trailers http://www.scootermate.com

Matrix Mfg. Company http://www.matrixmfg.com/Rover.htm

American Custom Trailers http://www.americancustomtrailers.com

Tiny Mite Mfg. Ltd. http://www.tinymite.ca

Bike Buddies, Inc. http://www.bikebuddys.com/

Eagle Craft http://www.eaglecaps.com/Butler%20jr.htm

Aluma http://www.alumaklm.com/sections/produc ... category=2

Roadman Campers http://www.roadmancampers.com/

Car Replica Trailers http://www.carreplicatrailers.com

Dutchman's Flyer http://www.dutchmans.com/

Lite Tow Trailers http://www.cheyennetrailers.com/

Roadman Motorcycle Camping Trailers http://www.roadmancampers.com

Stema Custom http://www.stema.no/

Champion Sidecar http://www.championsidecars.com/trailers/

Badapple Trailers http://www.saddlebags.ca/badseed.htm

Dream Chaser Trailers http://www.dreamchasertrailers.com/

Dart Cargo Trailers http://www.wikco.com/cargot1.html

FoR BRo Trailers http://www.forbro.com/

Turtle Hull Trailers http://turtlehulltrailers.com/

Bike Buddy http://www.bikebuddys.com/

Diamond Eagle Fabrication http://deaglefab.com/

Scooter Trailer Company http://www.scootertrailer.net/

Tailwind Trailers http://tailwindtrailers.com/

Blount County Fabrication http://bcfab.net/

Scorpion Trailers http://www.scorpion-trailers.pt.vu/

Piggy Backer Trailers http://piggybacker.stehltow.com/#Specifications

Sarasota Trailers http://www.sarasotatrailers.com/

Dasz Enterprises http://www.trurons.com/dasz/

California Sidecar http://www.californiasidecar.com/

Stealth Motorcycle Trailers http://www3.telus.net/motorcycletrailer ... le_trailer

Honkys Donkys Trailer Co. http://www.honkytrailer.com/

Motorvation Trailers http://motorvation.com/

Kruzer Trailers http://kruzertrailers.com/

Bushtec http://bushtec.com/

Amazing Trailers http://amazingproducts.com/harley/cargo

N-Line Trailers http://n-line.com/

Kompact Kamp http://www.jdtrailers.com

American Legend http://www.american-legend.com/index.html

Com-Pac Camp Ltd. http://www.com-pac-camp.com/home.htm

Cycle Mate http://www.cycle-mate.com/

Cellco Motorcycle Trailers http://www.cellco.ca/

TNT Motocorp http://www.tntmotocorp.com/

Trailmaster http://trailmasterinc.com/

Adventure Sports Products http://adventuresportsproducts.com/

R & W Trailers http://r-wtrailers.com/

Country Trailers http://countrytrailers.net/

Arizona http://www.trailmasterinc.com/arizona/arizona.html

B&F Specialties http://www.bf-specialties.com/

Schuring http://www.tourmaster.nl/Engels_Duits/trailers_1.htm

Fibro Concept http://www.fibroconcept.com/

Burro Products http://www.BurroProductsInc.com/

ZZ Trailers http://www.zztrailer.com/index.html

Angel Trailers http://www.angeltrailer.com

Dixon Carts http://www.dixoncarts.com/

Eagle Craft Inc. http://www.eaglecaps.com/Butler% 20jr.htm

Rover Trailers http://www.matrixmfg.com/Rover.htm

American Custom Trailers http://www.americancustomtrailers.com/

Deadhead Trailers http://www.deadheadtrailers.com/

East Coast Trailer Worx http://www.eastcoasttrailerworx.com/

Monogo Trailers http://monogo.com/index.php

Lees-ure Lite Trailers http://www.leesurelite.com/index.htm

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thanks for posting them links wingadmin , some nice trailor
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Post by littlebeaver » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:35 pm

So which one of these trailers serves you the best..??? Please list your favorite...My trailer is under 200lbs with extra pieces, I like these trailers I just can't afford all that.. :D Last site on the list is my favorite..

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Post by gompa » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:35 am

when i was younger, sleeping on the ground was ok, but now a little older, and now have a my wife to keep happy. the sleeping on the ground days are over with, and hotel cost to much for my pocket book, so i bought a older bunkhouse trailer to pull and camp in. wife love the extra room, we can pull up our chair inside and relax when it raining out side. and it has a king size bed.

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Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:45 am

Hello Gompa, is there anyway you can post a photo of that bunkhouse trailer? I would love to see that..Kingsize bed :shock: are you pulling it with the bike? How old is it, 70's 60's what? I must know.. :lol: details please because ideas and camping is something I really enjoy....

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Post by gompa » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:59 am

i will try and find a few pic, of the trailer and try to post them, we have a 2008 wing, that we tow with. but if im not able to post pic. try going to web page, i think it bunkhouse b & f specialties

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Post by actionpack » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:25 am

gompa wrote:i will try and find a few pic, of the trailer and try to post them, we have a 2008 wing, that we tow with. but if im not able to post pic. try going to web page, i think it bunkhouse b & f specialties

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i'm way past the point of being able to camp , my body is shot , i have to sleep in a recliner anymore , just to beable to get a good nite sleep in , there all great , but pricey , littlebeaver come up with a good cheap mod that looks like he will have fun with
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Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:44 pm

One tent I really like is actually a cot tent..At Cabela's http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/conte ... ntcot.html

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Post by littlebeaver » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:45 pm

Well dudes and gals, I finally figured it out, I found the perfect tent for my trailer, I already had the base made special to fit a different tent but I got on the Cabela's site and found a tent that fit's perfectly, the problem I had with the other tent was this, I had to climb in on one end, with this one I don't..Most awesome fellas, and gals.. I think this will meet your approval, I think it's great, the fender is the perfect step up, the weight in centered better, I can turn around in it, has a rain screen.. air mattress fits..Custom dudes custom.. I am really a happy camper now..Here are some photo's,, goes to show when you put your mind to something you really can make it work..I love it.. This tent is designed for a cot..Perfect fit...



Inside with air mattress, rain screen is on it
Inside with air mattress, rain screen is on it



some times the hand made stuff works out better than other stuff...Still the cost is very low for this set up..All I can hope for is this, my idea was to get your minds working on ideas, because they are endless, you guy's are far smarter than I am so you should put your minds to work on cool stuff, I hope to see other cool ideas in the future..Martin

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Post by actionpack » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:07 pm

you got it littlebeaver , you got a good setup there , :idea:
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Post by maestro319 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 pm

Very nice, Little beaver, very nice!!

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Post by WingAdmin » Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:44 am

That tent is fantastic, lots of space inside!

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Post by littlebeaver » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Yes, my fireman neighbor came home and saw me putting it together so he just had to come and lend a hand, it was like two children playing, I swear :lol: ...then another neighbor lady was walking down the street and had to stop and see what we where doing, she asked did you read the instructions ? :shock: Our reply was NO, Cavemen don't read no freaking instructions and grunted a little and she laughed :lol: I think we both made her day, ok you guy's know how insane I am :shock: so how's this, both sides of the tent the flaps come down right, so, I might make a small platform on the side opposite the opening to hold up my small 5000 btu air unit we got last year for our much larger tent.. So on a scortching hot summer day or night that AC should freeze me out in there on low, I better pack some blankets... :lol: So are you guy's getting pumped up to go camping yet or touring this spring and summer? I have some killer recipes for camp viddles..I will get a tarp [camo] and two of those extendable poles for the front and hang it over the top giving me a canope and I plan to fasten the coleman stove to the side of the trailer too..Just like pop up trailers.. Endless idea's.... :D Caution...No good in Tornado's... :o

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Post by actionpack » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:59 pm

littlebeaver wrote:Yes, my fireman neighbor came home and saw me putting it together so he just had to come and lend a hand, it was like two children playing, I swear :lol: ...then another neighbor lady was walking down the street and had to stop and see what we where doing, she asked did you read the instructions ? :shock: Our reply was NO, Cavemen don't read no freaking instructions and grunted a little and she laughed :lol: I think we both made her day, ok you guy's know how insane I am :shock: so how's this, both sides of the tent the flaps come down right, so, I might make a small platform on the side opposite the opening to hold up my small 5000 btu air unit we got last year for our much larger tent.. So on a scortching hot summer day or night that AC should freeze me out in there on low, I better pack some blankets... :lol: So are you guy's getting pumped up to go camping yet or touring this spring and summer? I have some killer recipes for camp viddles..I will get a tarp [camo] and two of those extendable poles for the front and hang it over the top giving me a canope and I plan to fasten the coleman stove to the side of the trailer too..Just like pop up trailers.. Endless idea's.... :D Caution...No good in Tornado's... :o
your on a roll now , get er packed and show us some fun pictures when you decide to return 8-)


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