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Andrew October 18th, 2008 07:59 AM

camp trailer
Anyone have any experience with the Jayco Baja folding camp trailer ? Looks as though it makes an attempt but doesn't go far enough to handle real overland-ing conditions. With some mods it could work (?)

skippy3k October 18th, 2008 07:34 PM

I just sold my Fleetwood Evolution trailer, which is very similar to the Baja. It.....works. I mean, it will handle some offroad situations, but sometimes you are just dragging the damn thing behind you. Some of the construction is suspect too. They try to save weight by using thin plywood and plastic diamond plate. Definitely a compromise. I also got tired of setting it up at the end of each day. We sold it and moved the kids back into tent camping, which is a welcome relief for me. The only thing I will miss is the hot running water.

parantaeyang October 18th, 2008 09:30 PM

what's wrong with sleeping in a tent?

Huntsman October 23rd, 2008 05:35 PM

Sometimes it's nice to be off the ground
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Andrew did not say why he's looking at a camp trailer, so I can't comment on if a trailer would/wouldn't be a good solution for him.

For me, there is nothing wrong with a tent. I've spent many nights in a one. Many in a bivi sack. Many under a tarp. And quite a number out in the open too. I've even spent a night in a snowfield wrapped in an emergency blanket, but I digress. (And for the record, those blankets really suck.)

But I have a camp trailer too. Just another tool really, that has its time and place. Living in the wet pacific northwest you can appreciate being off the ground sometimes. And they can make base camp outings more enjoyable as well.

Here is an old photo of our trailer.

skippy3k October 23rd, 2008 07:28 PM

My new thing is a cot in a tent. I slept on a cot for a 10 day trip through Mexico and I was sold. I never slept so well in my sleeping bag. I just had to be honest with myself and admit that sleeping on the ground is not comfortable, not matter what kind of pad I use.

Scott Brady October 23rd, 2008 08:39 PM

My most favorite sleeping method is on a cot, in the desert in winter, under the stars.

In any other environment, I am starting to dig the EarthRoamer ;)

brianw November 8th, 2008 01:19 PM

Yeah, the blanket is only good for signaling.

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