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Old 08-05-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Question Will a Messerschmitt fit in the Back of the Basecamp?

We are looking for a Toy Hauler for our Microcar. It is 8.5 feet long and 4 ft wide and about 4 feet tall. I really like the basecamp on-line, but haven't seen one in person. I've looked at several sites to see the inside dimensions, but can't find any. So, all you owners out there - will a 8.5 ft x 4 ft wide microcar fit in there?
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Old 08-05-2011, 06:12 PM   #2
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Yes, but you have to remove the propeller, machine guns and any ordinance first.

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Old 08-05-2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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Yes, but you have to remove the propeller, machine guns and any ordinance first.

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ha! and the swastika should be removed also.

Just use it as the tow vehicle.......
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Aha! I rode in a Messerschmitt back about 1959 courtesy of a family friend who really had a thing for unusual automobiles. I was awed by the tricycle wheels and front-and-back seating. Prior to that, all of us kids got a ride in his Isetta.

You'd be lucky to fit a moped in a Basecamp. Airstream did try out a 34' toy hauler a couple years back but discontinued it after very few models sold.
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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Micro Messerchmitt

No propeller, no machine gun, but we'll keep the ordnance....

Cute car CanoeStream! Looks like something our Karo would eat - Rebbet!

So - really - no go for the car in the basecamp?

Well, I'm bummed.

Well we did find a trailer for the Karo: Micro-Lite Trailers
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I would guess it unlikely that the car would fit. But I'd keep searching. Consider this post

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We are looking for a Toy Hauler for our Microcar. It is 8.5 feet long and 4 ft wide and about 4 feet tall. I really like the basecamp on-line, but haven't seen one in person. I've looked at several sites to see the inside dimensions, but can't find any. So, all you owners out there - will a 8.5 ft x 4 ft wide microcar fit in there?
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It would fit, but the issue is the rear of the car would be on the rear door/ramp, and it really is not designed to carry much weight. If I recall, I measured about 13 feet of 'square' space for cargo when we had ours, as the front galley curves in at the front... and the rear doors curve out. Somehow you'd need to beef up the drop-down door/ramp, and be able to lift it, and the car, to get it closed. If you removed the front galley, you'd fit it on the floor completely... but then you're basically back to a cargo trailer.
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The schmitt only weighs less than 300 pounds. The width is 4 feet in the front and less than 2 feet in the rear. The ideal way to load the vehicle would be real end first so the single wheel end could be moved accordingly to dodge anything permanently attached in the trailer.

With the three wheel design that would require three planks or a single wide entry!
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The schmitt only weighs less than 300 pounds. The width is 4 feet in the front and less than 2 feet in the rear. The ideal way to load the vehicle would be real end first so the single wheel end could be moved accordingly to dodge anything permanently attached in the trailer.

With the three wheel design that would require three planks or a single wide entry!
How long is it? If you could get all the wheels on the floor, it would be a piece of cake. I've had the drop down door latches fail a number of times - to the point that every time we closed it we used tie-down straps from the pole storage webbing to the door hooks to make sure it stayed up.
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Karo_175, I've been wondering how this idea is working out for you. It sure looks like it would be closer than I originally thought.

Interesting -- this old newsreel calls it a 'cabin motorscooter' --

As long as I mentioned the Isetta...
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