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Fleasmith

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Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« on: January 18, 2014, 08:26:30 PM »
Hey everyone, I've been researching (googling and YouTube-ing) all day trying to see if this exists.
I know that people have done some pretty creative things turning utility trailers into toy haulers and that some companies even mass produce some pretty impressive VRV's.

My question is, does a pop up/folding trailer exist with a reinforced roof so that I could simply fold it down, and then park my atv ON my trailer while going down the highway? Or does anyone see a way of rednecking this? If this is a fresh idea I here by patent it! I'll make billions! Lol

Thanks in advance for the feedback,
Flea

halfwright

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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 09:14:35 PM »
I have seen popups designed so that an ATV could be hauled cross ways on a platform on the trailer tongue.

http://www.livinlite.com/18sut-overview.php
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Fleasmith

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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 10:21:13 PM »
Yep I saw those too, they're nice but hard to find with a light dry weight. The other problem is I'm yet to see one that could accommodate a larger atv. Arctic cat TRV 400 is 8 feet long, and I may up grade to an Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail side by side which is 50" wide, 110" long , and weighs just under 1000 lbs.

There are some really nice 5x10 toy haulers out there that also come with a hefty price tag, plus a lot more are drag behind my little jeep. I'm really thinking about red necking this if it doesn't already exist lol.

Flea

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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 11:33:36 PM »
Forest River makes a few different models....


HERE!!

HERE is another by Jayco....

There are several manufacturers who make these need to google it!!


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Fleasmith

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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2014, 01:36:51 AM »
Sorry not what I'm looking for as explained above. I'm looking for a pop up that had a heavy duty load bearing roof; which doesn't seem to exist :( .

halfwright

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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 01:58:23 AM »
That will take some engineering. I don't know how to do it. The roof weight needed to support 1000 lbs would make it hard to raise. I guess you could put frame extensions front and back with uprights so that you could raise the platform for the ATV and roof seperately. I just don't see how to put it right on the roof. Then, you will have the problem of overloading the trailer and it being top-heavy.
Good luck with it.
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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 02:03:19 AM »
I'm really thinking about red necking this if it doesn't already exist lol.

It might be tough to find a pop up with an extra 1,000 lb weight capability.  And you'd want to make sure the heavy duty roof had matching heavy duty support as well.  Could be a fun project.  Good luck!
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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 05:51:07 AM »
Take a look at the Sylvan Go. http://www.sylvansport.com/

It's configurable in a variety of ways to haul your toys, then converts to a popup camper. Light weight for your Jeep.

Check out the video here to see: http://www.sylvansport.com/go/product-details/

Good luck in your search!
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Fleasmith

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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 07:24:44 PM »
Thanks! Those are pretty neat and pretty versatile, but 9000$? They're super creative and I'm impressed by the ingenuity, but ultimately it's a small utility trailer with a nylon tent on steroids. Still nice though!
I'm thinking my game move is going to be buy a:
quality 5x10 aluminum trailer
a good tongue case for it for extra storage
A P.V.C. Screen tent, which ironically cost less and are 100% water proof
A high quality canvas tent that attaches to the back of my SUV.

If I win the lottery I'll get a nice toy hauler, until then I need to accept my fate hahahah :)

(Unless of course a pop up trailer with a reinforced roof that can't hold 1000 lbs exists)

Halfwright I agree with what you're saying about it being top heavy. Unfortunately I'm not a welder so I think I'm going up stream with no paddles at this point lol.

Flea

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Re: Toy hauler pop up? Does this exist?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2014, 07:59:07 AM »
As a practical matter, I don't think you will find a traditional "pop-up" that is a toyhauler. The basic design lacks weight capacity and the toy area obviously can't fold down anyway, so the goal of the pop-up is incompatible. But you could make a utility trailer that has a tent-like shelter, much as you described.

The Forest River Roo, a hybrid (combo of pop-up and travel trailer) has two front deck models that make good ATV (or whatever) haulers. If you can't buy one, you could copy the design.

http://www.forestriverinc.com/HybridTravelTrailers/Roo/default.aspx?model=roo&page=floorplandetails&floorplanid=4006&RVType=HYT

I think, though, that you won't save much money building your own unless you leave things out, e.g. shower, toilet, stove, furnace, beds, etc. The advantage of a DIY trailer is that you can make those sacrifices, whereas manufacturers generally will not because each deleted item costs them some percentage of sales. Heck, you could just get a fairly large, used utility flatbed and put a tent on it, along with a porta-potty, BBQ grill and cooler or fridge.   If you can find a damaged pop-up in an RV salvage yard (see the Resources section for a listing of these), you could strip out the folding tent mechanism and maybe some appliances and mount them on your flatbed in fairly short order.
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