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Old 03-01-2011, 12:01 PM   #1
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A very tiny trailer

This year is the 50th anniversary of the Knaus Schwalbennest, and Knaus is producing a jubilee version this year, designed to be towed by a car the size of the Ford Ka or similar. Here's a slide show at Der Spiegel. Text is all in german, but you get the idea from the photos how leeeetle this thing is. The footprint, anyway. Weight is listed at 585kg, about on par with a smaller size fiberglass egg.

Schwalbennest 50th edition
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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Very cute. And very clever photography - making it look so large inside.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:16 PM   #3
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Nice! It reminds me of the vintage bondwood caravans for Australia.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:21 PM   #4
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Is it fiberglass?
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:31 PM   #5
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It seems to be aluminum.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #6
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kinda looks like this.... or the one below it
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:24 PM   #7
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kinda looks like this.... or the one below it
Kool! It's so wild that they keep everyone else behind wire.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:10 PM   #8
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Cute as a Bug!
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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No, it is a stickie! Knaus is a good quality manufacturer though.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:22 PM   #10
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It reminds me a bit of a Tab, which was also of German origin.
Great trailer for skinny European roads and streets.
Thanks for the links.
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Hey, my daughter lives in Dusseldorf----maybe she can get me one!!!
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Old 03-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #12
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wow that is something that small and clever built
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #13
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Does anyone know where to buy a tiny trailer?

I am looking for something like the top photo that Floid posted. Looks like it might be an older Swallow's Nest. But possibly in Canada...
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Hi Stephen, welcome to FiberglassRV. How about a Lil Joe?
Little Joe Lightweight Trailer - Compact Camper Trailer for 2 by Weiscraft Trailers
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