🏕️ F150 Tremor Camping Forum!

As a former second place TotM runner up, I feel compelled to throw a pic up for inspiration. :ROFLMAO:

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On our way back home from Texas to Ohio after picking up the new habitat, photos from Mammoth Cave National Park.
 

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On our way back home from Texas to Ohio after picking up the new habitat, photos from Mammoth Cave National Park.

I had a chance to check out one of those trailers at the RV show in Round Rock last weekend. I was impressed with the overall fit and finish. Have you had any issues with it?
 
I had a chance to check out one of those trailers at the RV show in Round Rock last weekend. I was impressed with the overall fit and finish. Have you had any issues with it?
We have not had any issues with the Mantis yet, we picked it up a month ago and travelled 1400 miles home without issue. We have had it out once since, no issues, but have not used water yet. It is getting cold here so our camping from now until next spring will be dry camping and not using water. We did have issues with the Cricket we had prior to the Mantis which was why we switched.

This is the 2023 Mantis 5.1 Overland model with the new flex space instead of the dedicated cassette toilet/shower. The change provides greater flexibility and use over the prior model. The Overland version has Timbren axle-less suspension instead of Torsion axle and a few other minor differences. The ride/tow is much better with the Timbren suspension over the Torsion suspension. Dry weight for the Overland is ~3468lbs, 5000lb gross, and 5200lb axle. We didn't realize the tanks, fresh and grey, were not drained prior to towing it home and the Tremor never missed a beat with the extra 400lbs of water. The photos from Mammoth Cave are with the tanks filled for reference.

Attached are some photos of the inside.

Happy to talk and answer any questions you may have.
 

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On our way back home from Texas to Ohio after picking up the new habitat, photos from Mammoth Cave National Park.
How do you like it? I've been looking at their products and while I'd love the big one I'm more inclined to get a smaller one
 
How do you like it? I've been looking at their products and while I'd love the big one I'm more inclined to get a smaller one
So far we really like it, this is our fourth camper in three years. All of them have been under 20ft with the first three being 16ft or less. We use the trailer as a base camp, eat/sleep, and shower when needed. We prefer to not stay at campgrounds if possible.

First trailer - Intech Flyer Pursue; great trailer but no onboard water and you are unable to stand up.

Second trailer - Intech Sol Dawn Rover; more of a traditional trailer with wet bath, microwave, tv, etc. Very nice trailer but didn't use many of the features and ultimately was not what we wanted.

Third trailer - Taxa Cricket; really liked the design but we had several major problems. Taxa switched from Dexter axles to Lippert axles in 2021 and had major issues with failed axles. We had a failed axle from the day we bought it and the axle was replaced three times over 8 months before it was resolved. After several attempts to fix all the issues we had with trailer Taxa stepped up and agreed to replace the trailer with the Mantis (this was not an even swap, I paid the difference between the two trailers). I feel mine was a one-off with all the issues and would not say this was a failure in design or build, things happen and nothing man-made is perfect.

Fourth trailer is the Taxa Mantis which has been great for the short time we have had it.

Which Taxa models are you looking at; the Woolybear, Tiger Moth, or Cricket? My suggestion would be to build a hard requirement list for the must-haves vs wants.
 
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She ain't much but she's mine.
1960's Bethany Cheif pop up from my grandparents.
We get stopped quite frequently as Bethany's we're made in Minnesota in the 60's/70's and people just want to chat about memories growing up in them.
We just returned home from a 4 day North Shore Waterfall Tour in MN.
IMHO RTT's and Overland campers have their place and that's all fine, but for a family of 4 + 2 dogs there's no way to fit everything and everyone without spending as much on camper as I did on the truck, smh.
She does a good job and we make memories and that's what counts.
We even got to see some fighter jet training right above us, straight up Top Gun stuff doing weaves and popping flairs. Kids and wife didn't like it and I had a second of red dawn thoughts in my head but way cool non the less.
- Mr. Heater 10,000 btu propane heater
- Camp Chef dual burner w/ grill top
- Yamaha ef2000 inverter
- Igloo 100qt cooler
..all make life easier
 

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For those in need of an excellent light this thing has been a beast, charged 2 times in a year and is brighter than my million candlepower spotlight I have. Gets about 2hrs burn time at full power.
 
If anyone is in Sacramento area or reno area, when it's spring we should get together and go camping.
 
Love this thread. (y) Great to see all the different setups. Just got back a few hours ago from our first long haul in the Tremor. Phoenix - Austin round trip for the F1 race. 24' 200MK was loaded at ~5,800 for the trip. Played around with the modes a bit on the drive, some mixed conditions. 70% of the trip was 65-70mph on the straight flat stuff. 25% tow mode and 60mph through the hilly parts. We did have a nice stretch of some sustained winds, so cruised at 45mph in the slow lane with the rest of the trucks.
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Kept track of the gas purchases - got worse when we did the hand math, 6.3 mpg. Maybe I was overly optimistic.
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🙌
 
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