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    Micro Toy Haulers


    After months looking at 24-30 foot toy haulers I'm now convinced the only thing I really need want is something just large enough to have a comfortable place to sleep, haul one or two bikes, AC, a fridge, and a stove. Since I'm limited to weekend-only excursions thanks to corporate America, having something ready to hook up and go on a moment's notice would be amazing.

    I think this fits the bill for general camping off-grid, trackdays, and even basic utility trailer needs. Thoughts?

    https://www.intechrv.com/models/flyer/explore/


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    Re: Micro Toy Haulers

    My friend lea has one. It kicks ass. A little pricey, but it's a ready-made suction a.d a nice one at that.

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    whats the cost on one of those puppys?

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    That looks really nice.

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    What ya towing with?

    I was looking at this the other day - Tons of great review vids on YouTube...pick your towing weight limit and which features you want. They even make pop ups with bathrooms and showers if ya really want.

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    That's dope.

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    Pretty sweet. Looks like about $20-25k depending on options? It appears the build quality supports that price, they honestly look really well made.

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    That's pretty cool. Shower is nice for rinsing off after a track day, before driving home. Not 100% needed, especially if you're at asphalt tracks, but would be nice for dirtbiking.

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    Re: Micro Toy Haulers

    +1 to above. Very cool. The contrary opinion is the price seems steep and all of the components are pretty much available. If you are handy enough you could easily DIY something. Speaking of which, I had something in that mindset that I built out myself. All in was way less than $10k. Mine intentionally left out the wet bits; bathroom, shower, sink, etc. And I never got around to building out a cooking setup. But if you aren't handy and/or your time is more valuable to you those seem pretty well thought out turn-key options.

    Having everything packed and ready to rock was awesome on two fronts. Both in terms of being able to pre-pack and just go. Often all I'd need is a quick stop at the grocery store to top off the mini-fridge. But even more important was being able to just leave it all when I rolled home late Sunday night. Just ignore it until after work on Monday. No rush to empty anything. Even the food keeps in the fridge.

    All that said, as a single guy I think I'd pivot back to the high-roof van approach. If you are looking to bring a bike add a hitch carrier or a small trailer. IMO this is more efficient and versatile than having a larger trailer AND a tow vehicle. Easier to go stealth on trips without the bike. Jay's new sprinter build out is just about right on the mark I think. And methinks Paul & Kerry are rolling in this form-factor now too.
    The catch is you need to be able to daily drive a commercial van.

    Also I think I'm done sleeping/living in a space with a bike. Even if you unload the bike before you sleep/stay in the hauler there is still a funk you just can't get rid of. I think I'd rather have a smaller (ie 5x8) enclosed just for bike storage and tools separate from the camper space.

    The other thing I've been fantasizing about lately is a pickup with a pop-up tent/bed on the back.







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    Re: Micro Toy Haulers

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    My friend lea has one. It kicks ass. A little pricey, but it's a ready-made suction a.d a nice one at that.

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    I want her trailer so baaaaaad. Would prefer to be able to squeeze in a couple more bikes, though. Four would be ideal. Two track, two dirt.

    While I love the size of my 7x14, it's a fat piggy w that all steel frame and double axle.

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    Re: Micro Toy Haulers

    Intech is definitely the the way to go. Fantastic trailers. If I was riding more I would have gotten a flyer explore model toy hauler but I’m selling my bike shortly and went with the full travel trailer option instead:




    You won’t regret going for one and resale values are insane if you ever decide to get rid of it.

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    Re: Micro Toy Haulers

    My friends were talking about getting a 'pop up toy hauler' this weekend, basically a longer utility trailer with a pop up camper on the back half. Seemed like a possible option in this space to explore as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    What ya towing with?

    I was looking at this the other day - Tons of great review vids on YouTube...pick your towing weight limit and which features you want. They even make pop ups with bathrooms and showers if ya really want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Pretty sweet. Looks like about $20-25k depending on options? It appears the build quality supports that price, they honestly look really well made.
    That's what I thought. I'm currently waiting on a call back from someone selling theirs, so hoping to pick one up used for much less.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    That's pretty cool. Shower is nice for rinsing off after a track day, before driving home. Not 100% needed, especially if you're at asphalt tracks, but would be nice for dirtbiking.
    There are shower attachments you can add to the roof rack. It wouldn't be hot and it wouldn't be much, but it would be something. I suppose you'd also need a pop-up privacy tent for it, unless the folks at the TD enjoy a show... Several tracks near me actually have showers though.

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    I want her trailer so baaaaaad. Would prefer to be able to squeeze in a couple more bikes, though. Four would be ideal. Two track, two dirt.

    While I love the size of my 7x14, it's a fat piggy w that all steel frame and double axle.
    I believe they make a dual axle model as well. Not sure how much bigger it is though.

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    Re: Micro Toy Haulers

    Ah, sorry, what I meant was that my dual axle is half the reason why it's so heavy...

    While I like the stability, redundancy and peace of mind it provides in the event of a flat, it makes it even more of a porker. Maybe if it were all aluminum construction I would consider sticking with a dual axle.

    A friend of mine recently got one of these and set up the inside a little bit. While it's not as nice as the InTech, that might be the direction I go for my next rig cuz I really like the extra width that my 7x14 provides.

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    Re: Micro Toy Haulers

    I have a Coachman Freedom Express 17BLSE toy hauler that I got back in October. Properly setup (IE Pitbull Trailer restraints) you could easily get 3 bikes in it. Having a shower and toilet has been a god send. At the NYST event the showers ran out of water, all my friends were soapy and upset while I was sitting under my awning squeaky clean. It's a nice enough camper that we also take it on road trips, went down to Virginia for a week in April and having the extra space in the back was nice on windy nights when we couldn't have a fire at the camp ground.
    I tow with a Colorado diesel. Easy daily driver and it tows great.

    Just my two cents, toy haulers have made track days even better. Especially for my gf who spectates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Pretty sweet. Looks like about $20-25k depending on options? It appears the build quality supports that price, they honestly look really well made.
    You can get a kick ass toy hauler (used) for that (or at least you used to, I haven’t checked that market since 2016).
    I personally don’t like this whole compact concept. Just my personal opinion. Now If storage is issue or tow vehicle is an issue that’s a different story.

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    I have one and love it! They are pricey but shop around - I got mine for way less than 20k. You are paying for a turn key setup and above average build quality as far as the RV market goes. I tow mine with a van which allows for plenty of space - if I needed I could run two bikes in the van, two in the trailer.

    You could roll your own and I looked into it but in the end you will not end with as nice a product. None of the components in it are cheap, from the AC to the fridge to the cooker, batwing awnings are 800, roof rack, tip out bed will run 1500 alone.

    Like anything else it could use some sweetening up - first on my list is some suitcase solar and a battery with more capacity. If it came with a Honda 2200 that wouldn't suck either. Another batwing awning for the other side would give almost 360 degrees of shade. Mine is lifted 2" but even stock height the length of the ramp makes it too steep to load most road bikes - I run a 8' ramp to keep from high centering.

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    Sweet trailer, well thought out design. Looks to be well built with high end components. Towing should be a breeze also..

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsorfas View Post
    You can get a kick ass toy hauler (used) for that (or at least you used to, I haven’t checked that market since 2016).
    I personally don’t like this whole compact concept. Just my personal opinion. Now If storage is issue or tow vehicle is an issue that’s a different story.
    Not anymore. Compact is great for a lot of people. Can be parked at home without being an eyesore. Doesn't require a special tow vehicle, can go lots more places for lots more uses. Great for mt biking, surfing, and other travel. Big toy haulers are pretty limited in scope. As micro haulers go, this is the nicest I've seen. If we didn't have the van, we would have been seriously looking at these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Not anymore. Compact is great for a lot of people. Can be parked at home without being an eyesore. Doesn't require a special tow vehicle, can go lots more places for lots more uses. Great for mt biking, surfing, and other travel. Big toy haulers are pretty limited in scope. As micro haulers go, this is the nicest I've seen. If we didn't have the van, we would have been seriously looking at these.
    I agree,
    The only thing that's missing is a bathroom. Storing big trailers and hauling them around is the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klp View Post
    I have one and love it! They are pricey but shop around - I got mine for way less than 20k. You are paying for a turn key setup and above average build quality as far as the RV market goes. I tow mine with a van which allows for plenty of space - if I needed I could run two bikes in the van, two in the trailer.

    You could roll your own and I looked into it but in the end you will not end with as nice a product. None of the components in it are cheap, from the AC to the fridge to the cooker, batwing awnings are 800, roof rack, tip out bed will run 1500 alone.

    Like anything else it could use some sweetening up - first on my list is some suitcase solar and a battery with more capacity. If it came with a Honda 2200 that wouldn't suck either. Another batwing awning for the other side would give almost 360 degrees of shade. Mine is lifted 2" but even stock height the length of the ramp makes it too steep to load most road bikes - I run a 8' ramp to keep from high centering.
    Come on show it off, and give us a picture . I'm sure your pimping it out so it would be fit for a baller .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    I agree,
    The only thing that's missing is a bathroom. Storing big trailers and hauling them around is the issue.
    I was in. YouTube blackhole and saw some pop up/compact sized campers with bathrooms too.

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    All you need is a luggable loo

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    Bucket with sawdust

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    A dump truck

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