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Old 07-23-2021, 10:36 AM   #1
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Saw my 1st impressive Black Series trailer

It is built 'like a tank' with unique build philosophy. Seems everything is 3 times thicker or 3 times tougher. They have a unique hitch set-up that will articulate for off road usage. 4 AGM batteries and 2000w inverter. Two spare tires. After seeing a Black Series it makes all other travel trailers seem like junk. All drawers worked smoothly and felt like quality. The fuse box was a residential type.

The price - well that is a different story. They are nose bleed expensive for the small space provided. No slides. If you wanted to boondock this is your trailer.

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No pictures of the inside. They had two models a H-19 and a H-15.



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Old 07-23-2021, 02:28 PM   #2
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Well I can tell you this . The tires are garbage. Chinese junk.
They are mud terrain truck tires.
I wouldn't put those on a beater truck
That's why there is two spares
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Old 07-23-2021, 04:49 PM   #3
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I am not a real fan of those type of tires either. They make a lot of noise and ate lousy for fuel economy. I guess they are looking for the extreme off road look.

The interior was better than an Airstream. And this costs just as much or maybe a bit more. 81k for the 19 foot version. Actually I am thinking the same sized Airstream would be several grand less.

It was designed for the outback of Australia. The model 19 did have a washer/dryer combo. That thought that was cool.
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I guess they've improved some. I went in one several years ago when they 1st hit the USA. I thought the cabinets were nice but nothing more than glorified laminates.
Kind of a cheap slab door look. What was impressive was the suspension.
I also thought the whole unit was made in China but assembled here?
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums...railers.23639/

https://www.caravancampingsales.com....r-myths-57028/
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I guess they've improved some. I went in one several years ago when they 1st hit the USA. I thought the cabinets were nice but nothing more than glorified laminates.
Kind of a cheap slab door look. What was impressive was the suspension.
I also thought the whole unit was made in China but assembled here?
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums...railers.23639/

https://www.caravancampingsales.com....r-myths-57028/
Weve got a dealer near me and thats what the mechanic said, chinese made garbage for the whole unit. They sure do look cool though.
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Good to know, cheap Chinese junk. I would not buy one because they are way too expensive for the space you get inside. I like my slides to open the rig up.

Now I would not buy one because of cheap Chinese junk.
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I'm still trying to figure out why someone would put lugged tires on a trailer, it's not like they need any traction to drive anything. I guess it's that they think they look cooler. In my book function is the coolest thing, but then I'm weird.
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I'm still trying to figure out why someone would put lugged tires on a trailer, it's not like they need any traction to drive anything. I guess it's that they think they look cooler. In my book function is the coolest thing, but then I'm weird.
I could see using the same tire thats on your tow rig just for simplicity sake, or a taller tire for ground clearance, but i wouldnt shoot for lug tires. I think a set of tri ribs would work better for keeping a line but i have no idea if theyre available in a dot version. Both the hitch, lift, and tires are available aftermarket and arent much trouble to outfit. I think thats the route id go.
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I think lugged tires would grip big rocks better without sliding off. Maybe around Moab Utah lugged tires on your trailer might come in handy.
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If you're doing serious off roading and happen to be in the mud then lugged tires would help stop the TT vs an AT tire. Plus going over sharp objects would have less of a tendency for a tire to be cut.
But really AT/ST tires would LOOK silly on any off road type trailer.
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