A bit of advice on soft floor camper trailers

Submitted: Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 22:58
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As a (often) solo traveller I've found the weight of pulling the tent off the trailer quite a chore. This was until I was advised by a fomite to lift the lid up off the trailer and then pull the tent part way out, before returning the base to the original position.

I tried it out recently and what a difference.

The damn thing was giving me the sh*ts, and I was seriously considering selling it. Just go's to show the value of this site.

Regards

Kim


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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:03

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:03
Gday Kim,

Yeh ...I know what you mean. they're bloody heavy hey.

I get the Mrs. to do mine!

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:09

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:09
Do you supply the steroids ? LOL
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:24

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:24
Admiting hes getting old is one thing but to start a post with a heading like
" A bit of advice from a soft old camper" is really asking for trouble isnt it.

LOL

I put some photos in my gallery as instructed Kim..

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Kim M (VIC) - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:40

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:40
Bloody young up start!

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:08

Friday, Feb 22, 2008 at 23:08
Sounds like a rubic cube. I've often wondered how one person manages with campers etc. Saw one chap with what appeared to be a small hand winch to take his "lid" up but didn't have time to grill him. Have only ever seen families etc with the Kimberly etc. Frankly, after driving all day the last thing I want to do is fiddle around with a tent of any description. I just want to fall into one already made up. (But there aren't many motels out there).
If accidently driving after dark (couldnt find anywhere to stop/wanted to get into town etc) I've been known to kip in the drivers seat. Uncomfortable but beats competing with the ants and mozzies etc on the ground.
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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 04:42

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 04:42
I just use a broom.

Put it head of the broom under the hoops, push up, and the handle rests on the trailer..
Piece of cake, and the camper pops like a brollie

Cheers
Bucky
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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:51

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:51
Yeh a broom would work...if I could get the Mrs off it!

Maybe if he took the 4 poster bed and Latte machine out it wouldnt be so heavy?

LOL
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Reply By: On Patrol (East Coast) - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 05:44

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 05:44
Kim,
It cant be too hard!!! I've never heard her complain about it before, I must watch next time and see what the fuss is all about if any.
Colin.
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Reply By: howie - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 05:51

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 05:51
i leave a window 'open'.
makes a lot of difference opening the tent. (and closing)
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Follow Up By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 06:35

Sunday, Feb 24, 2008 at 06:35
That's a must ,,,!

Cheers
Bucky
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:14

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 10:14
Swap for a hard floor with a winch/wench to wind it back in when packing up ,lol.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 12:23

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 12:23
Ours has a set of gas struts inside of the tent on the bows, makes it very easy to put up, don't even have to get the Boss to do it, just have to make her peg it down and put the awning up hahahaha
Cheers Bruce.
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Reply By: T-Ribby - Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 13:21

Saturday, Feb 23, 2008 at 13:21
Glad it worked for you Kim.
The idea wasn't mine, it came from the
www.campertrailers.org forum, another valuable web site. Check out their tech tips page for all sorts of helpful stuff.

cheers
T.T.
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