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Quicksilver 6.0
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:47:12 PM »
Does Livin Lite offer the 6' Quicksilver for 2017, or has the production moved over to the Jeep camper only for the smaller size?  If the latter, what is the main difference, as it appears that the Jeep is a heavier option. 

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Re: Quicksilver 6.0
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 09:11:54 AM »
Does Livin Lite offer the 6' Quicksilver for 2017, or has the production moved over to the Jeep camper only for the smaller size?  If the latter, what is the main difference, as it appears that the Jeep is a heavier option.

Yes the product offering has not changed. https://www.livinlite.com/products/quicksilver-tent-campers/floorplans-and-photos.html
Yes the Jeep is "overly engineered"..... it was developed and earned the Jeep Trail Rated badges.  It was run over rocks went through salt baths and basically has to survive some of most extreme off road conditions you could encounter... see http://www.kendalldodgechryslerjeepram.com/jeep-blog/jeeps-trail-rated-tough-badge-means/
The product was developed around the QuickSilver 6.0 floor plan. There are two version of the Jeep the Trail and Extreme Edition.  The QuickSilver offers options however not available in the Jeep product line such as A/C, and LP Options.
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Re: Quicksilver 6.0
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 09:13:13 PM »
I agree that the "Jeep" version is sturdier but I am not sure how often it matters. I have a QS6 off-road that I pull with a Jeep Willys. I have spent quite a lot of nights in Utah, Arizona and California. I am leaving soon on a 4 month vacation from South of New Orleans to Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. To date, I have never found a place that I could not take my QS6. I have forded 36" desert streams and boondocked for ten days at a time in the mountains of southern Utah. If I feel safe taking my jeep there, I do not think about my QS6.
The most amazing thing is that my QS6 looks brand new. Except for the bed, there is really nothing to wear out. I replaced the mattress and installed foam block floor.
I have looked at the "Jeep" version but have no need to upgrade. I do like the looks of the Extreme edition but I also like the look of green in my wallet. I have no regrets with my QS purchase and recommend it to anyone looking for a small off-road trailer that is comfortable and can be used solo.

Michael
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Re: Quicksilver 6.0
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2017, 12:08:51 AM »
I agree that the "Jeep" version is sturdier but I am not sure how often it matters. I have a QS6 off-road that I pull with a Jeep Willys. I have spent quite a lot of nights in Utah, Arizona and California. I am leaving soon on a 4 month vacation from South of New Orleans to Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. To date, I have never found a place that I could not take my QS6. I have forded 36" desert streams and boondocked for ten days at a time in the mountains of southern Utah. If I feel safe taking my jeep there, I do not think about my QS6.
The most amazing thing is that my QS6 looks brand new. Except for the bed, there is really nothing to wear out. I replaced the mattress and installed foam block floor.
I have looked at the "Jeep" version but have no need to upgrade. I do like the looks of the Extreme edition but I also like the look of green in my wallet. I have no regrets with my QS purchase and recommend it to anyone looking for a small off-road trailer that is comfortable and can be used solo.

Michael

Nice looking set up MJ.

Question is do you (or anyone) know what it would take to upgrade the wheels and what-not to make a basic 6.0 a bit more trail-able? Is it as simple as the larger wheels maybe with an offset, plus a fender? I'm wondering how different the frames are? It seems to be calling for a gusset/cross brace or two. I'm not looking to off-road - at this time anyway ;), but would mostly like the rattle box to run a little smoother of the washboards and have a little more clearance for those just off the beaten places. The other thing I've been wondering about is what kind of angles the hitch can I take before I need to replace the ball with something more twisty. What kind of hitch do you have?



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Re: Quicksilver 6.0
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2017, 10:12:37 AM »
Not sure what the frame differences are. I have the " off-road" version 6.0 and have no problems towing anywhere. I have thought about getting a " Pintle" hitch and may do that in the future. My ball hitch has only released once and that was in a flat church parking lot in Pennsylvania. It would be,possible to put a lift kit on but then you would need to deal with larger tires, probably wider issues. I like that it is the exact width of my jeep and tows wherever I go smoothly.
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Re: Quicksilver 6.0
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 04:31:45 PM »
Take a look at this hitch.  Some amazing angles are shown off in their photo gallery.

https://locknroll.com/

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Re: Quicksilver 6.0
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 10:07:04 PM »
I really like the concept. Appears to be best of both ball hitch and Pintle. Only problem is the over $200 cost. Still worth looking at. Thanks for the info.

Michael
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