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Old January 15th, 2009, 02:49 PM
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Trailer for the D90

Looking for some expert and experienced feedback.

I've been interested in an offroad trailer for local and distance travels/camping for on and offroad usage.

I live about 10 minutes from Adventure Trailers...beautiful...however with a price point of $15,000 for the "bling" model, I am challanged. Bling is always nice, but even their bare bones entry is about $7500.

I reveiwed the website for Tentrax and their supreme model is $10,000.

Am I missing any alternatives?

I'm not a real tech guy, so building my own would be a major undertaking and by the time I would complete it...I'll be dead.

any sources for these unique "used" trailers. anyone interested in parting with theirs?

thanks in advance.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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Will your bank give you "RV" fiancing for an Adventure Trailer?
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:08 PM
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My guess is you could find someone locally to build you an expedition style trailer for a lot less. Give them your ideas and/or point them to the ones you like online. Although in the end it's not going to be cheap by any means.

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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:15 PM
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If you decide to build your own or have someone do it, you might check with Patrick Robb for a trailer to start with. www.coldwarremarketing.com. He did have some brand new ex-Canadian army trailers that were really nice.
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Old January 15th, 2009, 03:22 PM
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Jim, Unfortunately, I'm not in a position for any bank financing of this type...however, I was tempted after drooling over AT's ...tx

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John, Great link...tx
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Old January 15th, 2009, 04:39 PM
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Found one for you. Sent you a pm and this is the linkhttp://www.redmountainrovers.com/cgi...6438&d_id=1178

Good price!
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Old January 15th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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Awesome...Thanks Clarence!
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Old January 15th, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Hope it works out1
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Old January 15th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Chris:

I think you really need to consider the Conqueror Compact.

Check out the website here: http://www.conquerorcampers.com/

There are several here that have Conquerors (I have a Conqueror Conquest- A model they no longer have), but if you go to the website, you will see a picture to the top of the page. Right under the picture you will see the words: Compact and Base Camp (the two models they offer). If you click on those words, it will take you to each specific model.

If you decide to contact them, only go to Dean. (Larry is no longer involved). Dean is one of the owners of Saturn of Atlanta and this was a side line for them. I happen to know that they are trying to move these due to losing their warehouse space (their inventory is stored in an environmentally controlled warehouse).

If you have any specific questions or want pictures of mine and some others that have them that we have camped with, ... e-mail me: nashvillerover@comcast.net

Here is my rig with my camper (slightly customized- see the tire cover and mudflaps!)


Also: Since I see you are interested in Overlanding, ... you should join us over at www.expeditionportal.com in the forums. It is a nice complement to the D-90 Source if you are interested more in overlanding than offroading.- DJ
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Old January 16th, 2009, 12:28 AM
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Dendy...thanks for the insight. I like the looks and the storage looks considerable.

Also...I just signed up with expi last week. I like the diversity and the overlanding emphasis. I think possibly, I was turned on to expi by one your posts last week???

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Old January 16th, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Chris, check this one out... http://www.redmountainrovers.com/cgi...6438&mode=show


It was originally with my rig from the previous owner, but I have no use for it. It's in Birmingham and has all kinds of goodies with it...genuine Land Rover spare parts for the D90, tools, camping gear, D90 tail lights, etc. It was well outfitted and I think it was about $10K new.
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Old January 16th, 2009, 12:19 PM
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Wes,
Clarence made me aware of this...what is the trailer "tub" made from...Steel?

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Old January 16th, 2009, 05:06 PM
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Chris:
I believe that tub on the one at Red Mountain Rovers to be fiberglass.

The Conqueror is steel.

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Chris,

Not sure of the tub material, looks like fiberglass. Last I heard they wanted about $3900 for it.
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Looking for some expert and experienced feedback.

I've been interested in an offroad trailer for local and distance travels/camping for on and offroad usage.

I live about 10 minutes from Adventure Trailers...beautiful...however with a price point of $15,000 for the "bling" model, I am challanged. Bling is always nice, but even their bare bones entry is about $7500.

I reveiwed the website for Tentrax and their supreme model is $10,000.

Am I missing any alternatives?

I'm not a real tech guy, so building my own would be a major undertaking and by the time I would complete it...I'll be dead.

any sources for these unique "used" trailers. anyone interested in parting with theirs?

thanks in advance.
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I pull a Conqueror Compact with a D90 and couldn't be happier for the price. An Adventure Trailer or Campa might be better, but there is a steep price for features you might not use. I was going to pull the trigger on a Horizon due to offroad capability and organization. But, my wife preferred the ground tent feature of the Compact and pointed out that it was equally well organized...now that we've been out in it a few times, I really like the ground tent, you have a completely sheltered place to sit and cook in the event of really bad weather. It can house 2 adults upstairs and 2 kids downstairs very comfortably. Which is the best trailer???It really depends on how you plan on using it. At first, I was worried about the leaf suspension of the Conqueror, lack of trailer brakes, and ball coupler. None of these issues have been a problem, even on moderate trails.

Good luck with a purchase, camp life will never be the same.

http://www.azlro.org/photos/v/misc/trailer/

http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=22238

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ight=conqueror

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ight=conqueror

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ight=conqueror

http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ight=conqueror

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Old January 20th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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Import an ex military widetrack Sankey trailer from the UK and convert to your spec - disc brakes, Land Rover wheels and track width 3/4 tonne payload.

http://www.emlra.org/articles/sankey_trailers.htm

http://www.anchorsupplies.com/trailers.htm
Just a thought..................
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Old January 20th, 2009, 03:21 PM
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Import an ex military widetrack Sankey trailer from the UK and convert to your spec - disc brakes, Land Rover wheels and track width 3/4 tonne payload.

http://www.emlra.org/articles/sankey_trailers.htm

http://www.anchorsupplies.com/trailers.htm
Just a thought..................
this is the way I'd really like to go... as I'd want a trailer I can haul stuff in instead of it just being expedition specific. I'm trying to find an M416 jeep trailer, but a Sankey would be much better as I could have the same wheels running.

I have no idea what it would take to import a trailer though and Sankeys are the rarest of the rare beasts here
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Old January 20th, 2009, 04:17 PM
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check the for-sale section for Sankey's. A few of us bought them from the same folks. I also noticed RN has one for sale for a steep $4500 but it looks near brand new.

you'll uncover more sankey trailers with a little more research.
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Old January 20th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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If a really good one cost 500 ($700ish) plus shipping that would surely be a lot less than $4500..............buy 2 sell one on and I reckon it would cover the cost of the other..........
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Wildthing had a nice Sankey for sale last month. I bought an M416 and couldnt be happier with it.
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