1983 coleman Pop up tent trailer

silverslk

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Have you thought about keeping it and renting it out to friends when you're not using it? Probably end up with more than $600 in the long run...... I ask because I would buy it but have no space to keep it.
 

ChiXJeff

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FWIW, I've dragged my 2001 Coleman Santa Fe (same size, maybe a big bigger,) from Chicago to Moab 3 times, twice with a 3" lift, once with a 4.5" lift. I had no problems with the trailer. Biggest problem with towing this is brakes, you *NEED* brakes on the trailer.

I'm pretty sure that replacement tenting is still available. Sounds like this one is priced to move.
 

boostamante

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FWIW, I've dragged my 2001 Coleman Santa Fe (same size, maybe a big bigger,) from Chicago to Moab 3 times, twice with a 3" lift, once with a 4.5" lift. I had no problems with the trailer. Biggest problem with towing this is brakes, you *NEED* brakes on the trailer.

I'm pretty sure that replacement tenting is still available. Sounds like this one is priced to move.
This thing weighs a whopping 1330 lbs. It's not that heavy, though it would be nice to have breaks, the ones on my rig do a pretty good job at slowing it down. Disk brakes all around seem to hold up well.
 

souske

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Chapter BOD
Julio, we already had this discussion. dont sell it!
If you need money that bad, go sell some plasma
 

ChiXJeff

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This thing weighs a whopping 1330 lbs. It's not that heavy, though it would be nice to have breaks, the ones on my rig do a pretty good job at slowing it down. Disk brakes all around seem to hold up well.
That's quite a bit lighter than mine, by over 700 lbs. I do know that I wouldn't want to try braking mine down a 12% grade without trailer brakes behind an XJ.
 

boostamante

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That's quite a bit lighter than mine, by over 700 lbs. I do know that I wouldn't want to try braking mine down a 12% grade without trailer brakes behind an XJ.
I'm trying to think how steep a grade i have on the Cajon pass, that being said, I don't think it's 12%.

Being that it's from the 80's, i wonder if i can get trailer brakes on it.
 

souske

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Dunno if you can add brakes to the axle you have, but a whole new axle iwth braqkes isnt that espensive
 

ChiXJeff

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I'll bet a cup of coffee that it's got a Dexter axle under it, and if that's the case, you should be able to get an electric brake kit pretty easily.
 

ChiXJeff

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A little more expensive than I thought. Dexter sells complete kits for 7" brakes, but they're up around $400. You might be able to get them a little cheaper through someone like Redneck Trailer.
 
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