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Re: Spring!

Postby Bow_Tied » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:46 pm

Adam wrote:
Bow_Tied wrote:I hear that!! Had a trailer for 10 years, not looking back lol. Maybe if it was just me (and a budget to really gear up well) but with the family I want the glamping style; don't need my vacation to be work too.


I've gone back and forth on getting a trailer, but I like keeping my footprint small and being able to just leave. I don't have kids though, so there's that. I think if I got anything, I'd get something I could tow the Xterra with.
If I were in your shoes I’d mod my rig to sleep in it and be done with it. Make a bed on a draw system. The most I might do would be to get a mini enclosed utility trailer just to increase gear hauling for convenient storage so you don’t have to wheel chocked to the roof. Now if you want to wheel/camp on the trail/multiday then a mini off road trailer that’d take a RTT would be cool.

But you are right, taking the fam/kids changes the dynamics a lot. If it was just me or just me and the mrs then the above alucab set up would be pretty sweet.

I have also thought of modifying an X in the same way the VW westfalia campers are. Lotta work tho.


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Re: Spring!

Postby the x kid » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:51 pm

Or get a teardrop trailer


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Re: Spring!

Postby mstevey » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:30 am

Speaking of spring and the days finally getting longer (goodbye seasonal effective disorder), some days lately it's full sunshine outside and my X still thinks it's night time and turns the headslights on (day/night auto feature). Does anyone else experience this? Is there any adjustment for this? I've cleaned the sensor and cleaned the glass. Doensn't seem to change.
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Re: Spring!

Postby Adam » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:43 pm

Bow_Tied wrote:
Adam wrote:
I've gone back and forth on getting a trailer, but I like keeping my footprint small and being able to just leave. I don't have kids though, so there's that. I think if I got anything, I'd get something I could tow the Xterra with.
If I were in your shoes I’d mod my rig to sleep in it and be done with it. Make a bed on a draw system. The most I might do would be to get a mini enclosed utility trailer just to increase gear hauling for convenient storage so you don’t have to wheel chocked to the roof. Now if you want to wheel/camp on the trail/multiday then a mini off road trailer that’d take a RTT would be cool.

But you are right, taking the fam/kids changes the dynamics a lot. If it was just me or just me and the mrs then the above alucab set up would be pretty sweet.

I have also thought of modifying an X in the same way the VW westfalia campers are. Lotta work tho.


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I thought about modding it to sleep in, but I do use it often enough for work, or moving poop around at home that it would annoy me having the loss of space or moving it out each time. I got a really small tent for Xmas for solo camping and have been eying a RTT of some sort as well.

Kids are a long ways off, for me at least, if ever. But the girl I'm seeing right now likes camping so maybe that will be a plus lol.

So my friend who works at a body shop has offered to do my rockers for me. That's new outers (I supplied), and fabricated inners for $1800, welded, sealed, and painted. I'm going to drop the coin to just be rid of that eyesore on the truck and save me 2 months of weekends messing with it!
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Re: Spring!

Postby Bow_Tied » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:33 am

Adam wrote:
Bow_Tied wrote:If I were in your shoes I’d mod my rig to sleep in it and be done with it. Make a bed on a draw system. The most I might do would be to get a mini enclosed utility trailer just to increase gear hauling for convenient storage so you don’t have to wheel chocked to the roof. Now if you want to wheel/camp on the trail/multiday then a mini off road trailer that’d take a RTT would be cool.

But you are right, taking the fam/kids changes the dynamics a lot. If it was just me or just me and the mrs then the above alucab set up would be pretty sweet.

I have also thought of modifying an X in the same way the VW westfalia campers are. Lotta work tho.


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I thought about modding it to sleep in, but I do use it often enough for work, or moving poop around at home that it would annoy me having the loss of space or moving it out each time. I got a really small tent for Xmas for solo camping and have been eying a RTT of some sort as well.

Kids are a long ways off, for me at least, if ever. But the girl I'm seeing right now likes camping so maybe that will be a plus lol.

So my friend who works at a body shop has offered to do my rockers for me. That's new outers (I supplied), and fabricated inners for $1800, welded, sealed, and painted. I'm going to drop the coin to just be rid of that eyesore on the truck and save me 2 months of weekends messing with it!
Good call on the rockers. Your time has value too.


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Re: Spring!

Postby Adam » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:50 am

Yeah it does. And I know my limits. I CAN do it, but it won't look as good or last near as long. Besides, good to help out friends who are probably slow with work right now.
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