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Old 04-08-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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Most Heavy Duty Off-Road Camp Trailer?

I've been considering getting rid of my Desert Fox Toyhauler in favor of a regular camp trailer and putting a flat bed on my pickup to haul the 4 wheelers (so that I don't have to haul my 4 wheelers in my living space, and I don't want to have a trailer 37' long in order to have a seperate garage space).

But Toyhaulers have several advantages that I'm wondering if I can find in a regular camp trailer. They seem alot more heavy duty and better suited for off road, back woods camping. And they seem to usually have larger tanks than regular camp trailers.

So I'm wondering which camp trailers out there are going to be as rugged, heavy duty and off-road capable as my Desert Fox Toyhauler, have big tanks (my Desert Fox has 90 gallon fresh), super well insulated for sub-freezing winter camping, heated enclosed tanks, etc.?

I would probably be looking at something in the 24'-26' range with slide-out.

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:33 PM   #2
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Northwood makes the Desert Fox toy haulers as well as the Artic Fox TTs and 5ers. I suspect the Artic Fox TT would meet your needs for a rugged TT with a box length of about 25'. The Model 25R has a 50-gallon fresh water tank.
Northwood Manufacturing: Arctic Fox
Plus you can do what we often do - haul several one-gallon milk jugs full of water in the bathtub and use that water first when dry camped.

Or here's another idea: Desert Fox makes the shorter toy haulers too. The model 21SW has a box only 21' long, plus the hitch for an overall length of about 25'. It has 78 gallons of fresh water capacity. Convert the garage to a master bedroom with a good queen-size bed - or even a king size bed if you prefer. So trade your monster-sized Desert Fox for a 21SW, and carry on with your idea of a flatbed to replace the pickup bed.
Northwood Manufacturing: Desert Fox

I doubt you'll find a 25' TT with the fresh water capacity anywhere near the 90-to-100 gallons of the big toy haulers.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. Yes I'm definitely going to look into other, shorter toyhaulers, but would still haul the 4 wheelers on the flat bed (if I were to do all of this).

Some of the advantages of of going with a regular camp trailer though, would be less overall height (I would like to be able to fit in a 12' shop door), and a slide out on a shorter trailer (none of the shorter toyhaulers have slides).
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Ryan,

I think the Arctic Fox is rugged. One member from your state towed a 29 foot AF all around Alaska, a lot of that on dirt roads.
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Ryan,

Another option might be to look at a cabover camper and a utility trailer for the quads.
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It will be hard to replace a Desert Fox, I miss my 29KS a lot, they are the high mark for off road trailers.
We are having a flat bed built for our two Sportsmans and RZR now that we have a moho.
That trailer has a lot over this moho as far as being better insulated and holding tank sizes.
Ours was an 02/03 and the rear gate was real heavy and I'm not getting any younger.
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Ryan,

Another option might be to look at a cabover camper and a utility trailer for the quads.
Ya, been there, done that, and loved it! I used to have an Eagle Camp camper and hauled the 4 wheelers (or snowmobiles) in my enclosed snowmobile trailer. But with 2 kids now (and a dog), I outgrew the truck camper and moved to a toyhauler.

I love the toyhauler and dry camping in the backwoods. Just wondering if I could find a regular camp trailer that would be plenty rugged for the off road, back woods dry camping that I do, and have big enough tanks like my toyhauler. And be plenty insulated for winter camping.
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May want to take a look at the jayco as they have large fresh water tanks.
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