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Inspiration for those who can - tow-able camper

Postby pelenaka » Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:47 am

@ a $16,000 - $25,000 price tag this is is more than any of us should spend on a tow-able camping trailer. Posting because I really like the modular concept of it being both a utility trailer & a camper (BOV).
Can sleep up to 5 adults, no kitchen, sink only or the full Monty whichever suits your needs. Same goes with solar option.
Towing weight is 1,100 pounds.

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Re: Inspiration for those who can - tow-able camper

Postby Dirk Williams » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:51 am

Interesting, is your intent camping or long term bug out. Around here one can pick up and older, yet lightly used 25/27 foot trailer for 3000/7000.

I've lived in a fifth wheel trailer25 for extended periods of time, when assigned to other areas working. I've spent a couple winters in this trailer which was my office, and home 5/6 days a week, I'd return home for days off.

I can share that when its sub zero for weeks on end, the fun and games are over, it's serious, keeping a trailers water system from freezing is difficult, I'd wake up in the mornings with 1/2 to 1 inch of ice on the insides of the windows. My gas heater fan bearings were frozen up, so I only used the electric roof heater, but not at night, I needed to hear my radios, for messaging/ calls for service.

I did have power, so was able to thaw out each morning. The first years I did this with sleeping bags, the last year, I wished up and got an electric blanket. That was shear luxury

For insulation I used 37 straw bails, completely around the trailer, for insulation. And duel plastic over the windows, inside and out. When the north wind blew, it came right thru the windows and miserable.

Consider carefully what it is you want to achieve and how many you want to,pack into your trailer, and cooking outside mid winter would have been miserable.

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Re: Inspiration for those who can - tow-able camper

Postby RayMac1963 » Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:08 pm

Its neat P. But i would want something more rugged. If i bug out, and when i camp, getting way off road is a big part of it. I don't want to be in some trailer park with a bath house and grandma baking cookies in her Motorhome next site over. Price doesn't scare me IF i could use it enough to make sense. I keep talking myself out of an Xventure Trailer like this, but Its getting harder and harder. Loaded that are close in price

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Re: Inspiration for those who can - tow-able camper

Postby pelenaka » Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:38 pm

Very Nice RayMac !
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Re: Inspiration for those who can - tow-able camper

Postby FussyOldHen » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:18 pm

You would have to have heat running 24/7 in cold weather with that little trailer in the OP. That's a 3-season camping trailer, not a survival trailer. I've never seen a trailer or motorhome that had more than 1" of insulation. And most of them have a lot of windows or big windows, and the heat just pours out of them.

THIS is a survival trailer :D , if the insulation is good enough: http://cdn2.tinyhouseliving.com/wp-cont ... terior.jpg

Or this Unimog: http://globalxvehicles.com/survival-bas ... on-camper/ WHAT? Can't afford the $300,000 price tag?

Get a trailer frame and build your own, with rooftop rain collecting, a wood-burning tent stove, a loft bed and a composting toilet, not to mention 3" of insulation in the walls: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/or ... a560b2.jpg
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Re: Inspiration for those who can - tow-able camper

Postby RayMac1963 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:14 pm

Unimog... even if i hit the LOTTO thats STILL out of my price range... :rofl:
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Re: Inspiration for those who can - tow-able camper

Postby apache235 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:42 pm

Here's one for about $15K
http://moabaz.com/moab-fort-xl/
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