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Old 02-12-2013, 10:54 AM
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I seem to have developed some sort of irresistable attraction to getting one of these. Even though I know it would set me back about $20k to get it set up the way I want.



I really need somebody to talk me out of it.
Sorry, Dan....you really do need one of these.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:12 AM
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So if we are dreaming, I would give up the Kimberley if I could get this. The Ozzies get all the good stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpauUSmtJmA
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So if we are dreaming, I would give up the Kimberley if I could get this. The Ozzies get all the good stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpauUSmtJmA
That thing is amazing. I want one!
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:45 AM
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So if we are dreaming, I would give up the Kimberley if I could get this. The Ozzies get all the good stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpauUSmtJmA
That thing is so stinkin' awesome! But, at around $53,000 US, I'm priced out.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:48 PM
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I've been close to pulling the trigger on one as well and noticed the thread on expo about a group buy for the CVT tents. It looks like they're going to be at a 30% discount because of how many people have showed interest. I like several of their designs; here are the links:

CVT:
http://www.cascadiatents.com/Roof_Top_Tents.htm?m=94

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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gro...uy-anyone.html
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I love photo 7 in this: http://www.socalteardrops.com/gallery.php?g=10

Pretty much everything says, "oh snap...we can't make this, back up!"
Reverse lights on, trailer tongue planted, running board planted....hahaha

Cool trailer, but I'm having a hard time understanding buiding a teardrop and then adding a RT to that.

I think the sweet design would be to make a hybrid of the buzz off and the larger one. Essentially, I like the low profile of the buzz off, but I like the "trunk" on the other. So, I think you build it so that there's a cargo box with a bed on top. The "shell" lowers down to squish the bed to just a few inches (for mattress and pillows) and it covers the cargo area below. When in camp, raise it like a pop-up, but the lower half is now exposed for access, and the bed volume becomes just like the buzz off, but higher off the ground.
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Cool trailer, but I'm having a hard time understanding building a teardrop and then adding a RT to that.
My line of thought was the wife & kids sleep in the trailer and me in the tent initially. Then as the kids get older we could rearrange. There would always be room for the four of us in some configuration (plus the dogs could sleep in the changing room off the RT). I think it would be cool.

Edit: It does sort of kill the whole aerodynamic aspect of the teardrop design though.
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So if we are dreaming, I would give up the Kimberley if I could get this. The Ozzies get all the good stuff

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpauUSmtJmA
Oh wow....that's pretty much got everything. I would love something like that, but only as a set up base camp kind of scenario. Like...set it up in the dollhouse or hells kitchen, and come back every night. Dragging something around in the desert for the long hauls would be a bit much.
Actually, $50k sounds reasonable when you see how much this has in it......and how much a cabin would cost you in the mtns.
Shoot, any RV is mega bucks and this one is clearly a leatherman grade tool.
Well, we were dreaming and all, right?
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Just pointing out for the record that I could have said something really really inappropriate and funny but am taking the high road here... don't want to scare you away too quick here Keith.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:28 PM
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So, I had been thinking maybe a RTT wasn't for me. Then my wife showed me Keagan's winter journal from school. Here was yesterday's entry....It's official, we're back in the RTT market.
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