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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-21-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Pondering the purchase of a Cricket

Hi Guys,

I am looking at buying a Cricket Trailer. http://crickettrailer.com/ For some reason I love the look of this camping trailer.

I have a 2004 XT with the 4EAT. I was going to add a B & M tranny cooler and I already have a 2" class II receiver. I also would get the brake controller.

The question I have is, if the trailer doesnt have trailer brakes, should i skip this trailer or just get a different tow vehicle.

Thanks everyone!

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I'd call them and ask if trailer brakes can be added. They must get this question a lot.

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Let me put this puppy to rest! Trailer brakes are a standard feature on Cricket. Weighing in at 1400 pounds and having about the profile of a minivan, its also one of the easiest trailers to tow. The shape helps make it more areo-dynamic as well, reducing wind resistance and fishtailing. Hope this helps!!!
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Thanks so much Guys!! I did hear back from the dealer in Texas and they confirmed that. SO.....

Which trailer brake controller does every one like best?

And while I am at it, does anyone think I should change the stock springs to anything different for towing this trailer? I don't want a saggy rear end. On the car that is!

I am going to put a deposit on the trailer soon and the delivery wont be till late may I was told. So i do have some time to get the car in correct order to be a reliable and safe tow vehicle.

As always thanks in advanve everyone!
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A lot less money and likely more versatile SylvanSport | the GO | Lightweight Unique Camping Travel Trailer just another option to explore.

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A lot less money and likely more versatile SylvanSport | the GO | Lightweight Unique Camping Travel Trailer just another option to explore.
Where do you find this stuff? What a cool multi-purpose trailer!

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A lot less money and likely more versatile SylvanSport | the GO | Lightweight Unique Camping Travel Trailer just another option to explore.
How much does the cricket run? I like this one you've posted, just wondering price difference.
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The cricket comes in a couple different options. Just a shell is 10k. Basic is 14.5k. And up from there.

The SylvanSport is way cool no doubt, and I have been looking at that one as well. It is 7500, or 8k with the adventure set up. My wife wanted to know why a tent on wheels cost that much.

I like both and will get whatever the wife will let me!
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I think the versatility of using it for other things is the appeal of the SylvanSport. The site used to have more customer pictures of what people were using them for. like fitting plywood to create a temporary box for hauling stuff.

http://smalltrailerenthusiast.com/

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Hi Guys,

I am looking at buying a Cricket Trailer. Cricket Trailer For some reason I love the look of this camping trailer.

I have a 2004 XT with the 4EAT. I was going to add a B & M tranny cooler and I already have a 2" class II receiver. I also would get the brake controller.

The question I have is, if the trailer doesnt have trailer brakes, should i skip this trailer or just get a different tow vehicle.

Thanks everyone!
better question is how did you do this?
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How is this for a late response!

I had torklift central build me a killer hitch. it is all custom from those guys. Very good work!
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holy crap!! I want a cricket!
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Crickets look amazing...Its exactly what I have been looking for in a camping trailer.
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