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Old 05-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Found a tt on Craigslist today and

wanted to ask a couple question. I did write the seller of course, but it's a 13 ft. and wondering if my small, Ford Ranger type truck (it's a Mazda B3000, V6) would pull this without any negative strain?

If that may work, I would love to ask more input on the trailer. It sounds they put some good work into it, and I am an "easy" keeper, don't need fancy anything Denise

PS here's the ad, 13 ft aristacrat camper

'course I don't know if it's even available yet, but it will be good to know in the future if this one doesn't work out
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:55 AM   #2
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That is a vintage camper and made of good ole heavy steel and other not so light material. I personally think you would not be able to tow this unit with your Mazda without overheating or transmission problems. I would think that the unit will not have brakes so it would be all on your truck to stop.
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wanted to ask a couple question. I did write the seller of course, but it's a 13 ft. and wondering if my small, Ford Ranger type truck (it's a Mazda B3000, V6) would pull this without any negative strain?
That I don't know if your truck can pull it, but for $800 it sounds fine. I assume everything works on it and the tires aren't bald or 10 yrs old. It's small so will fit in any CG. Let us know if you buy it.

As for your truck... you should be able to find out how much it can safely tow and then get the weight of that TT.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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That is a vintage camper and made of good ole heavy steel and other not so light material. I personally think you would not be able to tow this unit with your Mazda without overheating or transmission problems. I would think that the unit will not have brakes so it would be all on your truck to stop.
I think you are right about towing the trailer. From what I heard in my research, I just don't think it will work. I don't want to kill my truck so might be looking at some other way, thank you much for your input trackman Denise
PS Yes, that is a 70 something trailer I found out, no toilet, not shower, and they took the stove our for some reason. Also, put a rollaway bed in it, geesh, it's gutted:(
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That I don't know if your truck can pull it, but for $800 it sounds fine. I assume everything works on it and the tires aren't bald or 10 yrs old. It's small so will fit in any CG. Let us know if you buy it.

As for your truck... you should be able to find out how much it can safely tow and then get the weight of that TT.
Hi Rancarr, yep, I decided no on that trailer as you can see above in my reply to trackman.

There will have to be another way open up for me Hope your day is going good, Denise
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Our first TT was a 17' Aristocrat LoLiner. many a happy week end with the kids and great memories. It was heavy for my 74 Blazer, but that baby was built for camping, especially for the winter. Sometimes I wish I had kept her.

May I suggest looking at one of the Tear Drop type trailers. I think it would be an easy pull for your truck. Good luck.
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Check this out...

...a pretty good list of ultra-lite TT's and such. Your truck is rated at 2500#'s more or less depending on the year.

Check out this site (although it hasn't been updated since 2009, but hey, you're looking used anyway): Guide To Ultra-Lightweight Travel Trailers
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PS Yes, that is a 70 something trailer I found out, no toilet, not shower, and they took the stove our for some reason. Also, put a rollaway bed in it, geesh, it's gutted:(
RUN from it! There is some reason it was "gutted." And don't even think of getting a TT without a bathroom.

Have you considered a Popup trailer? They'll have a potty-pot and be lighter than a TT. A woman alone, you don't want to be walking to a bathroom in the middle of the night.
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X2 on the bathroom! You should get one with a bathroom.
I love those aristocrats! I think they are adorable. Keep shopping around for one that's not gutted.
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...a pretty good list of ultra-lite TT's and such. Your truck is rated at 2500#'s more or less depending on the year.

Check out this site (although it hasn't been updated since 2009, but hey, you're looking used anyway): Guide To Ultra-Lightweight Travel Trailers
Thanks for the link bubwheat I'll take a gander Denise, and yes, definitely used will work for me
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RUN from it! There is some reason it was "gutted." And don't even think of getting a TT without a bathroom.

Have you considered a Popup trailer? They'll have a potty-pot and be lighter than a TT. A woman alone, you don't want to be walking to a bathroom in the middle of the night.
Thank you RC I will be taking my time looking, but also, I have considered the popups. When I am ready to "fly" I think one of the A frame metal type would be wonderful, but even those might be higher in weight. Could be I can buy a used Class C.

Thank you again Denise
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X2 on the bathroom! You should get one with a bathroom.
I love those aristocrats! I think they are adorable. Keep shopping around for one that's not gutted.
Will do Corlynn I need a toity, stove, preferably the shower also

Thank you much! Denise
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Thank you RC I will be taking my time looking, but also, I have considered the popups. When I am ready to "fly" I think one of the A frame metal type would be wonderful, but even those might be higher in weight. Could be I can buy a used Class C.

Thank you again Denise
Well, no one type of RV is an end all, be all. For instance, a Class A, C (for most people), necessitates another vehicle that you would have to tow, maintain, insure, etc.

Teardrops and popups are pretty small for someone that is full time or extensively travels. Serious lack of storage space. Where are you going to put summer, spring, fall clothing?

For me as a single guy, a TT fits the bill nicely, plus like you I already had the truck, so I just bought the TT that would fit it. It's worked out pretty nicely!

Here's my little setup!
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Well, no one type of RV is an end all, be all. For instance, a Class A, C (for most people), necessitates another vehicle that you would have to tow, maintain, insure, etc.

Teardrops and popups are pretty small for someone that is full time or extensively travels. Serious lack of storage space. Where are you going to put summer, spring, fall clothing?

For me as a single guy, a TT fits the bill nicely, plus like you I already had the truck, so I just bought the TT that would fit it. It's worked out pretty nicely!

Here's my little setup!
Oh it looks great Bubwheat!!

thanks all for the info, I decided to go with what I have now, which is a canopy on my truck. Since I can only go weekends through the Summer while I work here, I am going to try and get something like the pic below put in. Thanks again all, I'll see if I can put a stop on this thread, Denise!!
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