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    Default Anyone here tow a tent camper, a time out, or leesure lite behind their Spyder?

    Anyone here tow a tent camper behind their Spyder, like a time out or leesure lite?
    How do u like it? Anyone have one for sale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stangman35 View Post
    Anyone here tow a tent camper behind their Spyder, like a time out or leesure lite?
    How do u like it? Anyone have one for sale?
    I’ve never had one behind my Spyder, but used to have a Leesure Lite that I used with my GoldWing. It was a great unit to pull....never knew it was back there. When you get to your camping spot, less than a minute set up time. I don’t do camping anymore, but if I did, I’d be contacting Ric Lees for another Lees-urlite. Great little towbehind!

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    Yes, http://www.leesurelite.com/default.asp , is a slick and easy to set up, easy to tow, camp trailer. Expensive, but if you keep it and use it and don't abuse it, it is well worth the price. Couldn't get a new one so I found a well-kept used one. Used ones in good condition are very hard to find. The Canadian border is closed but Lees will bring one across for you at no cost. (Meet him at the border.) They're only about 7 miles into Canada from the US. Check their web site and see if you're within reach of one of their US dealers, otherwise, shipping is very costly. I did such an extensive search to find mine and I can't recall now just which site I found mine on. But there are used ones out there if you search for one. I wish you good luck finding one, they're nice unit.

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    Yeah we actually have a dealer in Bloomington, Indiana that sells them $5,195 starting price and the company that makes the time out trailers are out of Elkhart Indiana. May have to visit both of them, nice looking units.
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    5k is the base price. It's the extras that make it expensive. Still, 5k is not bad.

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    Just remember your setup, teardown times when you compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadbrucie View Post
    Just remember your setup, teardown times when you compare.
    That is where this trailer shines!

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    I pull a minimate with my f3. Done lots of miles and enjoyed every one of them.
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    I tow a Timeout behind my '08 GS SM5. It tows it very well. I was talking to a friend of mine that has a 2017 RT SM6 who pulls an Aspen Classic. His experience pulling the camper is the same a mine. We both agree the Spyder pulls it well but first gear is pretty tall and requires a good bit of feathering on take off. Gentle starts are the rule to ease the strain on the clutch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyncySpyder View Post
    What is the weight of this thing? Looks really nice.
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    Purchased a time-out camper today,used but never used. Has an added room and a crap ton of extras
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stangman35 View Post
    Purchased a time-out camper today,used but never used. Has an added room and a crap ton of extras
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    I pull a Lee sure lite with my 2014 RT. It is the reason I bought the Spyder as I did not want to pull with two wheels anymore. The Spyder pulls it fine and I love the true reverse to back it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCCMPR View Post
    I pull a Lee sure lite with my 2014 RT. It is the reason I bought the Spyder as I did not want to pull with two wheels anymore. The Spyder pulls it fine and I love the true reverse to back it up.
    I have the same setup. Lees sure lite is not as lite as they advertise. When adding accessories you're pushing the manufacturer's recommended limits for towing. I'm looking into instaling trailer brakes if that can be done. Etrailer has a 7" electric trailer brake package for a fair price. installation though may be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dogs View Post
    I'm looking into instaling trailer brakes if that can be done. Etrailer has a 7" electric trailer brake package for a fair price. installation though may be a problem.
    Two things to consider. One is rather important, the other would be a deal-breaker.

    What kind of suspension do you have? Do you have independent torsion axles or leaf springs with a tubular axle ?

    If you have independent suspension, check the 'drop angle' of the trailing arms. More angle will give you more suspension travel, but may make the brakes act funny. The arm that activates the brakes is curved around the front half of the backing plate. When mounted at an angle, a bump might cause the magnet to drop down a bit, activating the brake in the process.

    If you have leaf springs with a tubular axle, the brakes would be mounted level, but the deal breaker would be whether there are mounting plates on the ends of the axle. (you need those mounting plates on the independent suspension, too) There should be a square plate that is maybe 4 or 5 inches across that the brake backing plate would mount to. They can be added if you don't have them, but it's not that cheap.

    One last thing to consider: when you have electric brakes on a trailer, you need to have a controller on the tow vehicle. Not all that hard to mount and wire, just another expense that you might not have thought about up front.

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    Yep, first is the issue of a backing plate and if not, which I suspect, could be a game-changer. I believe the axles are the short torsion type independent suspension. I'm going to have to crawl around under the trailer and survey things first. If I don't post here anymore you'll know I'm still under the trailer. LOL

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