Congrats. A real fantastic setup. I'm sure you will have many many summers of camping and if you decide it's not for you you will be able to sell it for more than your investment. HAPPY TRAILS.
Love it! Looks like it’s well-built and will be a hell of a lot of fun to use. 🍻I built a camping trailer for my CX-3. I’ve been looking for information on whether or not my roof can handle a roof top tent. But there wasn’t/isn’t much information. So I ended up just buying a small 40”x48” from FB market, bolted some post to the frame and welded a frame that would slide into those post. Added some levelers to the trailer (for when it’s parked) and bought a Thule tepui roof to tent that was on sale. The weight is still below the towing capacity of the Cx-3 and it pulls it just fine. I get about 26mpg combined.
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Yeah I thought about making it shorter too. But my plan is to add an annex unit beneath the tent, so I had to make it a bit taller to be able to stand up. It also gives me some room to hang a light and fishing gear beneath it while being able to open the box. It does pretty well with cross winds. I haven’t had any issues and it’s so short (length wise) that the car keeps it pretty steady. On my recent trip I was averaging about 28mpg on the highway with a kayak on top, so fuel consumption is not too bad.Interesting idea. I'm just wondering why you placed the tent so high up on the trailer. I get that you wanted a storage bin on the trailer, but a slide-out unit would allow you to put the tent floor lower down and out of the air flow over the car.
I would think a smaller/shorter trailer would be better for fuel economy. Also, how does the tall trailer handle cross winds?
Just curious, camp on.