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Yep!!

The thread is worthless without pics so I had to wait till I loaded my camera!


This is one of my club members and a fellow Club xBer!! Shoobox! At our Saturday meet!

Hes traveling thru a few states and he's pulling his bed around!!

It was sooo cool!!!!







 

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We must get one!!! We've actually been talking abou something like that, or a tent trailer for when we want to go camping with the kids in the summer. I know it's not recommended to tow stuff ... but who cares when there's something as cool as that! :D
 

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Hey he got 32.5 miles per gallon on his first fill up!!! NOT BAD!!

He didnt have too much in the trailer tho and he'll have to comment whenever her gets back. Not for awhile I believe but Im not sure if he had anything else with him and he used the hitch that was made for the xB .... just wanted to mention that. He said there didn't seem to be too much pull pressure or anything but IM NOT SURE! He seemed to really be loving it and when we cruised everyone was starring probably in amazement! LOL

I thought it was cool and made my husband happy until he looked under it and said NO after market muffler allowed!!! :p
 

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that is so cool! if only the trailer is more boxier and the color matches the xB. looks good nevertheless.
 

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I'm just loving the plates, shoobox, and da shoo, made me laugh so hard I almost left a puddle....
 

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That's too cool. I saw one of these and sooooo wanted it.




I still do. I remember it was right at the limit for weight. Figured once you added people and a bag of chex mix, you were way over.
 

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LOL. It's an egg!! Anyway, first pics. Looks cool. Now I want to get one for my Toaster. I don't know what I'd use it for but I want one.
 

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I would have to paint it BSP, but I would definately own one of those.
 

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damn hes got matching rims? yea if he did get that paint matched, that would be the HAWTNESS! i like the idea a lot. practical.

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His wheels came off his MINI COOPER what I failed to ask him is IF his MINI was pulling that things too!! :eek:

LOL Somehow I doubt it!!!

I thought it was so cool! Esp for him being a traveler!!


Color matched would be the HAWTNESS for sure!!
 

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damn that's tight. i wanna get a wrecked box and take the back half to pull. that'll be enough space and not too much weight.
 

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I just got home from my 11 day trip and read through this thread.

Some comments:

Yes, I originally had the Teardrop built for towing with my MINI Cooper and towed it about 5,500 miles. When I had it built MINI-USA was not recommending that anything be towed so I had it built as light as I could. Latter MINI-USA did establish a tow rating of 1,430# and DA SHOO is about 675# loaded to travel.

This trip was 2,600 miles under tow - I added a few more miles unhitched. Total MPG for the entire trip was 32.5 at speeds of 55 to 60 using cruise control. Any long grade of 6% will require shifting into 4th and speed will drop to around 50 mpg. Grades of 8% may require a shift into 3rd if they are long and speed will drop to around 40. In all of the climbs that I did I never heated up and it was climbing and running great when I toped out at 9,910' in the Cedar Breaks Nat. Mon. I never exceeded 4,000 RPM in any gear at any time to the best of my knowledge. On a nice flat smooth pavement without cruise crontrol set I found that my speed would creep up to 70 mph with ease - however, it is much slower to accelerate.

Most Teardrops will weigh 900-1300# and I would NOT suggest that they be towed with an xB. The TAB is also above that weight.

The comments about paint are well taken and I will be repainting to match my xB, money is a restraint at the moment. I know the fenders will be repainted but the body will only have a different design on the sides and possibly the hatch - just don't know what that design is yet.:confused:

Thanks for posting the pictures from LV and for your kind words.:)
 

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Hey Ed!

Glad to see you made it home safe and sound!

It was so nice to meet you!

Take care and I'll talk to you soon. :D
 

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Motor FX said:
any links on the company that sells the trailer hitch kit?!?
Here are three, there are others:

http://www.etrailer.com

http://www.hitch-web.com

http://www.bageco.com

Or, you can go to any reputable trailer supply and they can also get the hitch, it is a Curt by Da Lan. Unless you are skilled in wiring I would recommend that you have that done by the trailer services shop, the hitch is a bolt up but unless you know what you are doing you can mess up the wiring.
 
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