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Ooops...I did it again

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Devans

Well... I did it again. I bought another trailer. :doh: I have a friend in Michigan who told me he had a Coleman Caboose trailer he was going to sell. I asked him to send me some pics and tonight, I bought it. Now to get up there to get it. I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with it quite yet. I have 2 ideas...

 

1) Clean it up, fix what needs fixin' and resell it

 

2) Tear the topper off of it, keep the frame and build me a teardrop camper.

 

Here are a few pics he sent me...

 

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If I can't sell the trailer, or don't sell it... this is what I will be doing with the frame....:yes::yes:

 

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beenshot

looks promising either way.

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Devans

I think so... it seems to be a pretty good trailer. Im trying to talk them in to meeting us in Chicago with it. :yes:

 

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beenshot

take a good spare or two with you, the tires are probably as old as the trailer.

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Devans

He told me that he replaced them last year. I was thinking of taking a set of bearings though and changing them out b4 heading home.

 

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AspectOne

Nice I been wanting a tear drop

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AspectTwo

[user=1316]AspectOne[/user] wrote:

Nice I been wanting a tear drop

hint...hint....hint.....

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fysty-1

[user=1299]AspectTwo[/user] wrote:

[user=1316]AspectOne[/user] wrote:
Nice I been wanting a tear drop

hint...hint....hint.....

Yes I agree. Where can one get plans fdor one?:looking::looking::looking::worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy::worthy::drool::drool::drool::drool::drool:

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Devans

If I do one, I will be doing this one... http://www.robertawhite.com/teardrop.htm

 

There are no real plans, but he does have some measurements of his. Ill just copy the rest.

 

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Vegaswingnut

Dean, you did a great job turning that old coleman into a teardrop trailer.....:COOL:

 

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fysty-1

[user=75]Vegaswingnut[/user] wrote:

Dean, you did a great job turning that old coleman into a teardrop trailer.....
:COOL:

George. He hasn't done it yet, but if he decides to keep the trailer. Hasn'tr even picked it up yet.:worthy::worthy::worthy:

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Devans

[user=919]fysty-1[/user] wrote:

[user=75]Vegaswingnut[/user] wrote:
Dean, you did a great job turning that old coleman into a teardrop trailer.....
:COOL:

George. He hasn't done it yet, but if he decides to keep the trailer. Hasn'tr even picked it up yet.:worthy::worthy::worthy:
George isn't all there Fysty.... you have to excuse him :funny:

 

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Bamaeagle

No more apple pie for George!!!!!!.....:hmm::hmm:

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Vegaswingnut

What? :baffled: Try to give a friend some praise for doing a good job and look what I get.:tap:.....And bama.....good luck with that! My buddy Lucky will keep the pie coming! drunksmilie.gif

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fysty-1

[user=1]Devans[/user] wrote:

[user=919]fysty-1[/user] wrote:
[user=75]Vegaswingnut[/user] wrote:
Dean, you did a great job turning that old coleman into a teardrop trailer.....
:COOL:

George. He hasn't done it yet, but if he decides to keep the trailer. Hasn'tr even picked it up yet.:worthy::worthy::worthy:
George isn't all there Fysty.... you have to excuse him :funny:

Well what can you expect Dean. He lives in Vegas.:funny::funny::funny::funny::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::scared::scared::scared:

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RESCUE-K9

Whats it like to pull a trailer with a bike?

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Devans

The stopping distance increases, obviously, but other than that not much difference that riding without one. Pulling an empty trailer will bounce a little on bumps.

 

The main thing is to never forget it is back there no matter how well it pulls.

 

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Joep

and to swing a little wider in the turns.. and no cutting off that car you passed.. think like a semi and you are go to go.. ( if you put flags or poles off the rear when you look in the mirrors you will be reminded it is there..) also you should only load these about 250 lbs max.. 25 lbs tongue weight.. ( they can hold over 650 lbs) otherwise you will be pulling down mpg and stressing the motor a bit more..

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clapton1

There is a teardrop near me for sale sittin in same spot for a while now. I never stopped because I couldn't afford to really buy it. Also my 1200a didn't have a hitch. My 1500 does but I think I'm going to wait until I can afford a timeout trailer or similar. I would be happy to check on it for you if you like.

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billts

Got any idea how much a teardrop would weigh?

 

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clapton1

Nope I really don't but it's still in the same spot he puts it up in inclimate weather looks neat. I'm thinking of turning my NOMANCO bike hauler into a kind of pop-up deal. Just working out details namely $$$ lol

Be happy to stop and ask

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maestro319

If you do find out the price,Clapton, will you post it?Thanks.

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mowerdoc

cool trailor

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JohnnyP

I gotta say that is a very cool looking (kinda retro) trailer. I'm thinking I would like to get a trailer now. Dang it!!:rage:

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