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Unread 02-13-2007, 03:29 PM   #21
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What is the setup time for the tent? Or should I say mountain chalet?
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Unread 02-13-2007, 03:51 PM   #22
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I look at the set up as three steps that you can do just the first one for quick trips or all three for longer stays or bad weather.

The first is just to pick a spot and fold out the main trailer camper. That only takes about 5 mins to have it fully set up and ready to sleep in. In this case your kitchen would be outside.

Seting up just the porch took about 20 mins and was pretty easy.

Since it was our first time, the walls and the complete skirting around the trailer took about an hour. I think we could do it in about half that time now that we know the tricks. The design and craftmenship is excellent. Everything went together perfectly and would handle some pretty severe weather before having any challenges.
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Unread 02-13-2007, 04:16 PM   #23
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Wow. A big Mo-Fo. That is an Serious Expedition Trailer!!



Holy Cow! General Patton never had it so good in the field!



Lordy. I am in awe of the kitchen. I'll bet you went home after five days very slowly and very reluctantly.



Thanks for the photos. That is the Gold Standard of Base camps. You could probably take your basket off of the 4Runner's roof now.
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I spy Makers Mark in that last photo... mmmm
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Unread 02-13-2007, 04:52 PM   #25
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I thought Makers Mark was a requirement for all base camps??

And yes, my basket does seem like a little over kill now. No need for the extra wind drag.
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Unread 02-13-2007, 05:03 PM   #26
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Damn! Just Damn!
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Lordy. I am in awe of the kitchen. I'll bet you went home after five days very slowly and very reluctantly.
Your right! We ate like kings with Steaks, Salmon with Capers over Pasta, Fajitas. I even tried a recipe from Scott over on Expedition portal.com. His recipe is to brown pine nuts in olive oil, then throw in cherry or grape tomatoes with chopped celantro and saute briefly, then throw on some tequilla and saute a little longer until the flavors meld and the tomatoes are still firm. Then serve it up! Everyone thought the "drunken tomatoes" were outstanding. Not my recipe, but thanks to Scott we all enjoyed them.

It was very sad to break it all down and head back to town.
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Unread 02-13-2007, 05:17 PM   #28
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That just looks like a wonderful setup. Looks like the trailer will be able to go on most trips as well. Great way for family camping that is for sure.

That setup just rocks
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Unread 02-13-2007, 05:31 PM   #29
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Geez, got enough room in that tent???

I'm jealous!
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Unread 02-13-2007, 11:15 PM   #30
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Heh, and I just asked for picts in another thread. Holy cow, that is one sweet setup. I know where I'm hanging out/sleeping/eating/drinking next trip!
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Brad,

Very cool. It looks like a great time. That trailer is something else. Did you see any Javalina?

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No Javelina this year. Per Game and Fish the area has good herds and the vegetation in the lower elevations looked perfect but we didn't see any or even any sign. No biggie though, we had a great time looking for them and also just exploring the area with good friends.
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I finaly got around to getting some inside shots of the sleeping area for someone that had asked. Thought you guys might want to see them too.

By the way. I plan on going to the 2007 Expedition Trophy event October 11 - 14 somewhere in Northern Arizona. I'll be dragging this up there so you can see it if you decide to join the event.

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4571

Here's the queen size bed (heater fan is in the small shoe box looking thing on the lower right under the bed):




Here's a shot of the fold down floor area that you walk into. You can see there is plenty of room for a small table and chair or a cot if someone else wanted to sleep inside the main fold out tent:



PS. I just measured the floor area. It's 7' X 5.5' so kids could sleep across the end but an adult would have to sleep lengthwise by the back door.
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Unread 04-14-2007, 01:58 PM   #35
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Veeery nice Brad. I'm jealous..

How close did the camper get to the truck during turns and when crossing V type cracks (like in pics 2 and 3)?
By the way Joel, You were right. Last weekend when camping I was making a sharp fully locked u turn with the truck going up a steep hill. I had the trailer almost jack knifed and when I tried to back up a little in that position, the rock shield frame on the trailer did contact and broke my right rear tail light lens. It will only happen in extreme conditions with the driver not paying attention. But as you thought...it can happen.

It worked out for me cuase that just gave me an excuse to upgrade my tail lights to the 2006 LED lights. Much nicer.
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I started to go the Adventure Trailer route but the didn't like the trailer top tent. The King Kamper also has an optional attached Shower/Bathroom. That was the selling point for her. This option is a good compromise for me between one of those old fart fancy RVs that can't go anywhere and the Adventure trailers that can go anywhere.

With the annex tent set up, it is pretty large but that will be perfect to support a big crew. I see some great Mexican beach trips down North of San Carlos and remote mountain retreats coming up soon.

I'll let ya know if I pull the triger. Just working on the price now.
Were in San Carlos do you go to, have you made it to the Canyon in front of the San Pedro Island. I know there is a small trail that starts on the hwy however I have never taken it !
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Were in San Carlos do you go to, have you made it to the Canyon in front of the San Pedro Island. I know there is a small trail that starts on the hwy however I have never taken it !
Many years ago before Club Med took over "Catch 22 Beach" we used to four wheel north along the coast to unused coves that were great for private snorkeling. We haven't been back down ther for awhile now but have friends that four wheel north from there with on truck campers and they stay at remote beaches with nobody around for miles. Next year we plan to join them and re-explore this area.
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