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Anyone ever seen these in person ?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by rockmup, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Jun 7, 2021 at 7:45 PM
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    rockmup

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  2. Jun 7, 2021 at 10:04 PM
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    Wow, 2-3x a normal travel trailer. Haven't seen any of these around.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2021 at 6:34 AM
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    Just looked at the web site on these. Cost a ton, but I really like these! The independent suspension is genius along with the one having the bunks at the vey back. I don’t know why that hasn’t been done before. I want one!
     
  4. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:49 AM
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    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    UNIT WEIGHT: 5,522 (lbs)
    GVWR: 10,000 (lbs)

    Wow, that’s some serious load capacity for a non-toyhauler.

    The HQ17 is exactly what I want in a trailer. Lots of tank capacity, plenty of load capacity and two bunks.

    Too bad the door is on the wrong side of the trailer. Yes, it won’t matter if you are truly boondocking, but the left-side door is no bueno for pull-thru and many back-in camping spots. That’s annoying…
     
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  5. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    Green Thunder

    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    Hmm, brochure says
    UNIT WEIGHT: 5,522(lbs)
    MAXIMUM TRAILER CAPACITY (GVWR): 8500 (lbs)

    Think the website has a typo.
     
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  6. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:56 AM
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    I have been following them for a while. Out of Industry Ca if I remember correctly. Could be wrong on that.

    That HQ21 is what I have been eyeing. Probably will only eyeball them at that price and no real need for it. Their YouTube channel has walk through’s of their models.
     
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  7. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    Green Thunder

    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    So it appears the layout has been changed or the pics on their website are reversed.
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    Guess the door is on the “best” side.
     
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  8. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:07 AM
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    Green Thunder

    Green Thunder Never leave the ground with the motor leaking.

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    Wow. $60k for this monster and they don’t cover up the guts in the back.
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  9. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:20 AM
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    Looks cool but seems a little big and high center to drag it off road. I jokingly imagined taking advantage the independent suspension with long travel control arms and bypasses.
    :benchpress:
     
  10. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:37 AM
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    Are you talking about the bunks, or the suspension? Bunks are very common in mid sized trailers.

    This thread reminded me of an episode of Matts off-road recovery. https://youtu.be/7V1KxcAmK2A?t=84
    That step in front of the tire needs to go! surely it is removable?
     
  11. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:47 AM
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    I am around the corner from this place if you want detailed photos I can snap for you. They are beautiful indeed, but out of my budget for sure.
     
  12. Jun 8, 2021 at 8:57 AM
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    There's one at a dealer in Montana. Tried talking the wife into it a couple times.
     
  13. Jun 8, 2021 at 9:42 AM
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    Thanks but no. We're headed to Florida soon and they have several dealers so I'm going to stop and look at them.
     
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  14. Jun 8, 2021 at 9:58 AM
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    I think they are headquartered in Australia and those pics are from there as their steering wheel is on the opposite side. I’ve seen pics and videos of the US spec ones and the door is on the passenger side.
     
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  15. Jun 8, 2021 at 10:17 AM
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    This looks like something out of Australia. Their overlanding Caravans are pretty tricked out.

    I just don't know where you use something like this. If I go to Moab I'm just gunna set up shop on the BLM land and drive over to the trailheads. The whole point of a trailer is to have a basecamp to come back to, and I cannot think of too many places were you can get that far away from things. Even here in Utah were 75% of the land is federal and you can go pretty much anywhere.
     
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  16. Jun 8, 2021 at 10:30 AM
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    Australia and Europe have all the best toys in this space.
     
  17. Jun 8, 2021 at 11:38 AM
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    The Black Series trailers are damn nice. I spent a long weekend in the HQ17 with the wife (coworker let us borrow it) when we were looking at trailers. Well built, top quality trailers that will get you to anyplace (within reason). I am sure they will stand up to many years of use/abuse. We ended up cheapening out (went with a lowly GeoPro), not because of any issues with the Black Series, but simply because our current trailer is just a stop-gap before we retire and move up to a Luxe 5th wheel and become nomads.
     
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  18. Jun 8, 2021 at 11:44 AM
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    In their ad in magazines it’s being pulled by a tundra. That’s got to be a sign, right?

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    Yeah you can see the tundra in some of their videos on youtube. Their largest one is actually hooked up to one in of the the videos
     
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    I have not seen a black series, but, I recently got to see an OPUS, https://www.opuscamper.us/op15/, which is another Aussie offroad caravan and from my limited research, they seem to be very similar in terms of build and design. They are certainly impressive and built very well! For those of you in the PNW, RV Country - Coberg, was the place that had the OPUS on display definitely worth a trip just to be able to see one in person.
     
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  22. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:14 PM
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    Waaaay too much money for an offroad trailer that can't carry offroad toys. I mean if you plan on going out of the USA and travel only on dirt roads, then this seems like it would do the trick. But if you're gonna do that and spend that kind money, you may as well get an Earthroamer RV.
     
  23. Jun 8, 2021 at 7:17 PM
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    Plasti-dip it and call it good?
     
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    They do have toy hauler versions
     
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    My daughter and son in law have the the 17hq, they love it. I don't have social media but they are tinyhometoyhauler. they have a YouTube channel, instagram and a few others. They have no complaints . YES THEY ARE PRICY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Looked very heavy because of all the 'armor' but really not that bad considering the capability. And 60k? Yes more than a regular stick-built unit but still far less than an air$tream. And the latter will never go off road.
     
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    I saw one of these pass by me on the highway here in Utah being towed by a LC200. Not sure the model, but it was smaller in person, it was barely wider than the LC.
     
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    Got to say, I am less impressed with todays airstreams than the one my family had waaaaaayyyyy back in the day (1980s vintage). I passed on 2 airstreams (Bambi and a Basecamp) when I bought my last trailer because there were definitely some issues (relatively small, but issues non-the-less) that convinced me that the price was not worthy of the quality. I was blown away by the quality/durability of the Black Series, but we went the cheaper route for now - We decided to save money and forego a higher investment and prepare for our retirement luxury trailer a few years down the road.
     
  30. Jun 10, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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    I have seen one in person and gave it a 5 min look. Like @sf319 commented, my first reaction was it was smaller than expected. I think the box was barely 20 feet and it was no wider than a Tundra.

    Very stout, very well sealed (you could pull it through a river) and very capable - especially for those very long higher speed trails that would rattle a Jayco to pieces. The suspension was impressive and there were guards over all of the fragile bits.

    Inside it felt better than Airstream quality but cramped if you are used to an American style RV.

    This is the type of RV that is fit for a purpose. For me, that's a couple who wants to go well off the normal track and have extended stays at that location. It screams "Aussie Gold Hunters".
     
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