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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Jurgen, Mar 2, 2010.
Those little hyperlite trailers are pretty cool and look a lot more cost effective then the Airstream.
I'm with Klay even at 14K that's a bunch of cash and I didn't see an option for a generator or generator compartment, no mention of hook ups either. No interior pictures on that web site either.
Oops I missed a couple pages of the web site.
Nice peeps, I am liking that this thread has at least some legs. Now if you have one, what do you like/dislike-- what would you change???
from one of the links, I want the whole sha-bang
Like the Ranchero!
That's what I thought, a Ranchero with a classic little trailer.
I like these, perfect layout for us, bed, shower, potty, small kitchen.
IF I were in the market for a 'full-service' trailer - stand up with bath, I'd probably lay the cash down on an Airstream - they just seem to be the most durable, although you get mad space into those gooseneck trailers, you lose the bed of the truck.
But the only way I would get something that large would be to live in it for a longer time than say a summer, because personally, I'm unable to justify a big tow vehicle for the rest of my life.
These smaller units are ideal for most users unless you must simply bring your entire house with you. I saw people in Alaska never get out of their monster RV's except to hook up the utilities. That's not my style [yet anyway].
Someone who has a dual purpose tell me, do you notice the fuel/oil smell after you are at the campsite? I'm just curious as to how you mangage that - it seems to be the only potential downside to the multi-purpose haulers.
Only if you spill some gas but it goes away pretty quick.
I had a goose neck where their wasn't a wall separating the living area from the garage area and I never had a smell problem. It made for a shorter rig
but a little more utilitarian than RVish.
Those look well thought out, on the outside, anyway. Few to no seams to let the rot in, the biggest problem with a lot of the classic units. They ought to be easy to take care of and last a long time.
Thought I put the link for interior pix. http://www.eggcamper.com/
Much nicer than the Scamp we had. Like the layout better also.
Now if I could just figure out how to sleep 4 in there.......
The inside made me think of a shower stall.
Minimal seams and lots of easy to clean surfaces.
That's a pretty neat idea...
so, what are the pros/cons of a bathroom in an old light small trailer? I mean, I really wouldn't want anyone taking a dump and stinking up the small area inside. porta potties are a cheap alternative to a permanent toilet. plenty of propane showers on the market. the systems are bound to leak at some point. why would you need a bathroom, or don't you?
My little beasty, about the same size as a Bohler, wieghs 900 lbs.
The grey water tank is very small so you can't plan on many showers. When we had ours it was great because the kids were very small and a Scamp was much easier than a tent and could be pulled behind our Sienna. When camping in the woods we used a rubbermaid tote on the floor and used the shower to wash the kids and dumped the water in the woods, thus stretching the grey tank capacity. The toilet was good for nighttime bathroom breaks and traveling, especially during the potty training time period. Just pull off the road and pop into the camper.
As far as maintenance and leaks. It is probably less than other rv's in the long run due to the construction, although our scamp had a soft spot under the shower because the previous owner did not maintain the caulk joints in the shower.
Potties are air tight, so you don't really smell them other than the
initial blast. Only difference between a porta potty and permanent one is the portability, mechanism is basically the same. So you'd still be hauling your shit around in the trailer. Lotsa folks don't care about pots and showers, me, that's one of the things I want along with a bed, heat, and air.
I know you said you didn't want a tent on wheels, but I have one of these. In fact I have the ninth one ever made. Versatlity is the name of the game. Weighs 700 lbs, can haul bikes/ 4 wheelers, cargo, lumber, bicycles, kayaks etc. Pulls easily with a 4 cyl Ranger with a GS1200 on board. It has many uses beyond camping, which is great because it is not cheap. A very nice, well designed outfit.
......and crazy expensive! $17k! I rented a really nice fiberglass camper like the egg from base. It was $80 for a 3 day weekend. I liked it and wanted to buy one....until the few used ones I could find were going for $8-12k. Even the little old beat up ones from the 70's were going from $3-7k. No thanks on that :huh