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Old 05-10-2012, 12:20 PM
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Yeah they sell those Jumping Jacks at JAX in Lafayette if you ever want to go see one. Cool concept, but worst of both worlds, IMO... the utility trailer is small, and not that beefy. The tent is, well, just a tent. there's a fold-up table inside, then 2 beds. So big clunky utility trailer with your weight way up high, converting to a big airy tent with no popup amenities. And what about the rest of your gear- under the quads is where the tent and poles go, but your action packer of motorcycle gear, tote of pots & pans, stove, grill, sleeping bags, pillow, clothes, shoes.. all need to ride inside the truck, in the half of the back not already consumed by the fridge. not happening!

If I were a two guys going hunting with a quad it would be a different story, perhaps.



Jeff I've thought of a rack for above the camper, but can't see it happening in a way strong enough to support a bike, yet removable enough to get out of the way to let the camper rise. Cool thought though, other than I don't really want the bikes way up high like that for wind drag, side hill, tree branch, and pain to push them up there reasons.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:44 PM
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Why not build your utility trailer with some removable stuff that can be used to tie down the bikes? And then drag two trailers? That's not a big deal.

What's the size of the deck on your utility trailer? It's gotta be able to fit two bikes, facing opposite...

Or go Woody style w/ a twist - Diesel tow rig - gooseneck - slide-in popup - 100 series - dirtbikes
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You saying put a receiver on the utility trailer, then pull the popup behind it? or the other way around? That sounds dicey either way.. or by pull two trailers are you saying just take 2 cars. That's more realistic.. and for that one trip this summer where we need all the bikes and the camper, probably most practical.

The utility trailer is 5x10, yes it can easily do 2 bikes in front facing forward, and third in the middle facing back.
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I'm thinking pull the utility trailer with the popup, both behind your 100. Seen it done before, not sure if that was on a Coleman or something more sturdy...
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Check this out: doing a search for people pulling two trailers:
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Yabut, that is a 5th wheel pulling the car trailer. It's a nifty advertisement for a diesel pickup, but... I bet Johnny Law would be your new best friend in most states.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:18 PM
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Yeah that's just not going to happen. Plus, I don't even own a green 80.



However, here's a camper no beefier than mine, with hitch, promoting pulling a double http://denver.craigslist.org/rvs/3005562019.html
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I'm going to look at a Jayco Baja 10y tomorrow.

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Jayco gets my vote. My Grandpa used to pull a 16' boat behind his 35' 5th wheel here in CO and never had any problems. He could back them both up too.
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