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Hunters Travel Trailer #8369039 08/30/21 06:00 PM
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Would you buy a new Travel Trailer without plumbing, fridge or AC? A sink, with a drain and a cabinet top container that you supply would be it. This means no gas either. Cook off of electric skillets and a microwave if you need to cook inside. At the owners will, a window unit, electric space heaters, and small fridge could be placed. You take out sink, shower/tub, toilet, pumps, faucets, supply and drain lines, furnaces, etc and you've cut the cost way down and maintenance down to the roof. The interior finished out and wired. For me, yes.

The purpose would be clean, dry, warm and cool lodging at a greatly reduced price compared to a conventional travel trailer.


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Not me. What you described is just and enclosed trailer. I like all the amenities travel trailers come with. If you need to save a few bucks buy a used one.

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Anything beats a tent.

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Here ya go.

Personally think they had a mile high high when they priced them though. But gives you a design idea

https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Here ya go.

Personally think they had a mile high high when they priced them though. But gives you a design idea

https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road

Thanks. Right about the time I think I have an original idea you come along. Yeah, this is it. I'd buy one of these.


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To take it a step further, there were discussions with a fiberglass fabricator to make something that slides on and off of your own trailer. Basically what Bobo links above, without an axle made from fiberglass.


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Here ya go.

Personally think they had a mile high high when they priced them though. But gives you a design idea

https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road

So for $22k you get a 20' enclosed trailer with an A/C unit, battery, and a light or two??

No thanks. For the same money you can buy a really, really nice 24-30' used travel trailer or 5th wheel. Hell, I just bought a 2007 33' fifth wheel for $8k. It's got 4 brand new tires on it that were over $1k and I will spend between $500-$1,000 fixing small items to get everything 100% up and working on it again.

I want a place to come in and have the comforts of a rest room and other things like the kitchen in case the weather is really ugly outside.


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Originally Posted by westtexaswatkins
Not me. What you described is just and enclosed trailer. I like all the amenities travel trailers come with. If you need to save a few bucks buy a used one.

^^^this for me.
I’ve mostly stayed in travel trailers and they are huge upgrade over tents and such. Now I have a new lease with a house. Nothing fancy but all rooms are big including kitchen and bath. The full tub/shower and big hot water heater I absolutely love.

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Originally Posted by ILUVBIGBUCKS
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Here ya go.

Personally think they had a mile high high when they priced them though. But gives you a design idea

https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road

So for $22k you get a 20' enclosed trailer with an A/C unit, battery, and a light or two??

No thanks. For the same money you can buy a really, really nice 24-30' used travel trailer or 5th wheel. Hell, I just bought a 2007 33' fifth wheel for $8k. It's got 4 brand new tires on it that were over $1k and I will spend between $500-$1,000 fixing small items to get everything 100% up and working on it again.

I want a place to come in and have the comforts of a rest room and other things like the kitchen in case the weather is really ugly outside.


It's got off road tires tooooooooo. Lol

Yea it pretty expensive, not sure what they used to skin walls but it does look good just not 17k good

Good trailer, closed cell foam and AC unit and id be good. I almost built one for hunting out west, it's just a lot cheaper and easier to just sleep in back of truck with camper shell


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
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Here ya go.

Personally think they had a mile high high when they priced them though. But gives you a design idea

https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road

So for $22k you get a 20' enclosed trailer with an A/C unit, battery, and a light or two??

No thanks. For the same money you can buy a really, really nice 24-30' used travel trailer or 5th wheel. Hell, I just bought a 2007 33' fifth wheel for $8k. It's got 4 brand new tires on it that were over $1k and I will spend between $500-$1,000 fixing small items to get everything 100% up and working on it again.

I want a place to come in and have the comforts of a rest room and other things like the kitchen in case the weather is really ugly outside.


It's got off road tires tooooooooo. Lol

Yea it pretty expensive, not sure what they used to skin walls but it does look good just not 17k good

Good trailer, closed cell foam and AC unit and id be good. I almost built one for hunting out west, it's just a lot cheaper and easier to just sleep in back of truck with camper shell


That works, but it's nice to stand up to get dressed and be organized with your gear. What you linked to could be done for a lot less.


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I like your thinking

Less kitchen cabinets and such

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Saw one of these the other day

https://escapetrailer.com/the-21-escape/

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Originally Posted by Brother in-law
I like your thinking

Less kitchen cabinets and such

I tore the cabinets and dining table out of a few old used campers I've owned. I needed the room.


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I sleep in a 16+2x8 with 7.5 foot ceiling cargo trailer. We insulated it with R-19 batt insulation in the walls and roof, quietened it down a lot. We wired it, although I would do a few things different on the next go around. A small space heater and electric blankets between you and the air mattress is plenty in the mid teens. I’ve had it 6 years, never had a mouse, spider, wasp, or water leak. I’ll likely upgrade to a 24-30 foot in the near future for the kid to be able to have room. No windows means it’s very dark, also no way to escape hot air except for leaving the door open and letting bugs in. All in all, it’s 100x better than the most nested travel trailers on the place, and a hell of a lot cheaper than what Bobo posted.


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Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
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Here ya go.

Personally think they had a mile high high when they priced them though. But gives you a design idea

https://www.coloradotrailersinc.com/trailers-off-road

So for $22k you get a 20' enclosed trailer with an A/C unit, battery, and a light or two??

No thanks. For the same money you can buy a really, really nice 24-30' used travel trailer or 5th wheel. Hell, I just bought a 2007 33' fifth wheel for $8k. It's got 4 brand new tires on it that were over $1k and I will spend between $500-$1,000 fixing small items to get everything 100% up and working on it again.

I want a place to come in and have the comforts of a rest room and other things like the kitchen in case the weather is really ugly outside.


It's got off road tires tooooooooo. Lol

Yea it pretty expensive, not sure what they used to skin walls but it does look good just not 17k good

Good trailer, closed cell foam and AC unit and id be good. I almost built one for hunting out west, it's just a lot cheaper and easier to just sleep in back of truck with camper shell


There’s a few reasons why spray foam is a bad idea on campers, sweating is the main concern. You’ll get just as much insulation R value of you stuff R-19 between the walls. Only advantage to closed cell foam would be the rigidity it adds


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Originally Posted by BigPig
I sleep in a 16+2x8 with 7.5 foot ceiling cargo trailer. We insulated it with R-19 batt insulation in the walls and roof, quietened it down a lot. We wired it, although I would do a few things different on the next go around. A small space heater and electric blankets between you and the air mattress is plenty in the mid teens. I’ve had it 6 years, never had a mouse, spider, wasp, or water leak. I’ll likely upgrade to a 24-30 foot in the near future for the kid to be able to have room. No windows means it’s very dark, also no way to escape hot air except for leaving the door open and letting bugs in. All in all, it’s 100x better than the most nested travel trailers on the place, and a hell of a lot cheaper than what Bobo posted.

Something between this and a backyard shed, make it where one or two guys could move it on a utility trailer and your market gets a lot bigger. I pitched it to a maker of fiberglass blinds. Too much profit in small blinds to tie up resources on large builds, in low quantities.


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I used a 8x16 construction office traile. Put in a couple cabinets, built bunk beds, had a.c., electric heater, fridge, 2 burner electric cook top, coffee pot, had a small dresser. Used this for 10 + years. Built a small covered porch.

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Could just rent one for a few $100 whenever you want and have it delivered, setup and cleaned for you with no insurance, maintenance or storage costs associated. Outdoorsy and RVShare basically stopped me from buying a cabin or and RV given the costs savings

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Originally Posted by Bigpig


There’s a few reasons why spray foam is a bad idea on campers, sweating is the main concern. You’ll get just as much insulation R value of you stuff R-19 between the walls. Only advantage to closed cell foam would be the rigidity it adds


Heard same with containers, I havent seen any issues. Biggest thing is vent for safety


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Originally Posted by LtizzleMcTiz
Could just rent one for a few $100 whenever you want and have it delivered, setup and cleaned for you with no insurance, maintenance or storage costs associated. Outdoorsy and RVShare basically stopped me from buying a cabin or and RV given the costs savings


Most of those only deliver to RV parks or state parks, doubt many would venture to our lease camps, especially in inclement weather


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I am pretty partial to my fifth wheel travel trailer. However, if i were to build something it would start as a 20ft shipping container. I can haul it on my goosneck easily. Or put an axle on the back and a gooseneck on the front.
I've drew up several plans for container cabins, multi container homes, etc. Take an 8 1/2ft wide low profile flat bed with a rolling tailboard, winch on the front and pull them right up on there in a few minutes. I'm gonna have
beds long enough my feet are not at the end and my arms crowding the other end. Gotta have a toilet, been there done the tent thing. I'm to old to get up when it is freezing, misting rain and sleet to go take a dump.

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Just sleep in your back seat...

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Originally Posted by Rglover
Just sleep in your back seat...

I haven't been short enough to lay in the backseat of my truck since I was old enough to drive.


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My camper, as we call it, is a cargo trailer with a two beds, countertop, fridge & a/c. Hauls my Pioneer too. Not much else I need.i have $5200 in it. Has served us well since 2003 & racked up likely 40,00 miles in Texas.


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Interesting thread, I've put a lot of thought into low cost but adequate and comfy camp trailer over the years. Seems like if your are going to do it why not add propane? Lots of places you can go that will not have 110 power and you can't run a cooktop off 12v. Propane is cheap, easy and a game changer when you're off the grid..


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