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#5429632 - 11/18/14 04:17 PM 18 wheeler for deer camp?
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I have a chance to buy a 45 foot 18 wheeler trailer for deer camp. It has insulated walls, floor, window air unit, washer and dryer, kitchen area, etc. No windows. Has anyone used one of these before and is there any downside to them? I am currently in a travel trailer that is not bad but this would have more room. Thanks
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#5429656 - 11/18/14 04:25 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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Sounds better, but it would be up to you and what it's worth. Cant be less than a tt I wouldn't think, heck, you can do laundry! Extra room is always nice and the tt could still be used.
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#5429674 - 11/18/14 04:29 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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Need a semi to move it. Be careful they leak like anything else.
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#5429675 - 11/18/14 04:30 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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What is the roof like. Rain can also be a bit noisy. I had two on a place of mine for storage and they were kind of noisy in the wind. Insulation, wall covering and walls would tend to brace and dampen it though. 2cents

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#5429679 - 11/18/14 04:32 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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A large wrecker can move them. With or without the wheels...

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#5429683 - 11/18/14 04:35 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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What about pulling the wheels and laying it on cross ties in a final position? Wonder if that would make it more stable?
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#5429722 - 11/18/14 04:56 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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I would compare the price to used mobile homes. It used to be easy to find them, but now with the oil activity out west they are in short supply.
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#5429726 - 11/18/14 04:58 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: dogcatcher]
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this one is only $3000 - an semi can move it for me. It has the leveling on it

I do need to check on the roof to make sure it does not leak.
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#5429746 - 11/18/14 05:11 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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I'd say that's a good deal. Only other thing is you usually have to have stairs to get in one.
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#5429749 - 11/18/14 05:13 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
I'd say that's a good deal. Only other thing is you usually have to have stairs to get in one.


I agree, 3k and finished out!
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#5429750 - 11/18/14 05:13 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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I used to sell semi trailer repair ! I don't have pictures but we built one for my Boss! It was a 48'with the refrigeration unit still on the front which we boxed off and turned into cold locker for our deer ,We put a side door rather than use the rear doors and put windows .but it has been in use for 10 yrs ! Your only issue is where your camp is on your lease for delivery! Salvation Army leather couches fold up beds! And your in business! I'll search for some pics!
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#5429800 - 11/18/14 05:30 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: BadLander]
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here are couple of pics - I would take all the bunk beds out and put a bedroom at one end and use the rest for a living room area - not fancy but could be fixed up



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#5429825 - 11/18/14 05:42 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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Not fancy? There's over 3k of work already done! Looks fancy for deer camp up
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#5429843 - 11/18/14 05:47 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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Buddy had two of them and made them into camps. Pretty nice. One thing you need to watch is water lines. Elevated and he had them burst about every other week. Even with insulation and such.
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#5429917 - 11/18/14 06:17 PM Re: 18 wheeler for deer camp? [Re: tlk]
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Visited a place that had three, backed up to each other, with a common area covered between them. One was storage, the other two were living quarters, it was pretty sweet; Refer trailers seem to be much better insulated and a little stiffer from what I hear.

Redneck_Mesiah on here is the source for info on this stuff
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