This is about right, imo. It seems it takes longer to unhook and level than it does to pop up and out.
I can have the trailer set up in 20 min's tops. The rest of the time is the ancillaries. That can take all weekend.
As others have said, it's not a race. There have been at least two...
Great. Now I'm trying to justify why to build another.
This is the plans I used with some mods. http://tnttt.com/VintagePlans/pln_honeymoonhousetrailer.pdf
This is a link to classic styles. http://tnttt.com/VintagePlans/vintageplans.html
Lots of history
Have you thought about building your own hybrid out of the tent trailer? I'm waiting for the chance to modify a Class C with hybrid features. Shhhh, don't tell anyone. Especially the factories. Sorry. Drifting off topic.
I based the build on a '39 Honeymoon model that I found in the link. I had scads of drawings on graph paper to get the tear just right. I even laid out a 4 x 8 profile with one inch blue tape on the garage floor and then used more tape to set the door and the tear side profile.
I built a tear on a 4 x 8 cargo trailer.
This site will bake your noodle but there are others. It contains a huge amount of info.
This was back in '08. They're both long gone but I have the pic's
Ours is a 2010 Y-4100. All is well.
You must understand that we live in a parts is parts world. You will see the same almost everything on numerous brands. And that's OK as long as you know that going in. Things are going to break.
I like the Pal's torsion suspension. I like the tube...
Here is a scenario.
Your trailer is 2000# and the tongue weight is 200#. This gives you a 10% TW. That's good. You add 100# of cargo and it's placed above the wheels. The gross trailer weight goes up but the TW stays the same. You now have less than 10% TW. Not good.
It is easy to think that if you center the bikes over the wheels, TW wouldn't be affected. But that can only be true if you know where the center of gravity of the four bikes as attached to the rack is located.
I actually did a mock up in the garage with some Thule cross bars and our four...
Are you surmising or did you verify? I did that also at first when I built the rack and found the TW increased.
I have four cross bars and have the four bikes in tandem, two on each side, near the edges. I also took side to side weight into consideration due to the galley with fridge and...
A typical bathroom scale is good for three hundred pounds, US.
When you take weight measurements try to keep the tongue at the same angle as when the trailer is hitched up to your tow vehicle. Towing level is best, though.
If you think you're heavier than 300#, try this...