We had a chance to look at the Kamperoo Weekender and my wife is pretty much sold on the tent-trailer concept. She really wants all four of us to fit in the accomidations and the Kamperoo has plenty of space. The build quality is pretty good and the set-up/take-down is very slick. I think I just have to accept the trailer concept for family camping and put up with the hassles of the trailer.
The only big downside to the Kamperoo I can see right away is the suspension. It's leaf sprung with no shock. It will definitely bounce all over the place on rough roads and trails. Suspension mods would definitely be in order if we get this thing. I'd love some feedback on what you guys think would be the ultimate trailer suspension. Options:
1. Slap on some longer shackles and fab up some shock mounts. Cheap and relatively easy.
2. Install a four-link suspension with coil springs. This would be more complicated and expensive.
3. Quarter-elliptical leafs. Very plush and relatively cheap.
I'm leaning toward the 1/4liptical. All would likely involve larger tires - probably 27-29s on 14-15' rims or something like that. Down the road it would be cool to match the rims on the runner, but that is overboard for sure.
Jay - 97 4Runner
St. Paul, Minnesota