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Old 05-16-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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Another interesting one

Another interesting trailer making..............

The Happier Camper

VIDEO: Camping Will Never Be The Same Once THIS Incredible Invention Hits The Market! | American Overlook
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:05 AM   #2
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Kinda looks like overhyped text provided by the builder.
I looked and looked and didn't see the "Incredible Invention" that was mentioned.
Needless to say, I don't care for self-serving rave reviews/articles, of which this is one.....
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Derek, the owner of Happier Camper, is a member on this forum and there are several thread on their new trailer, looks very cool
The HC1, Happier Camper new trailer

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tos-68241.html
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:49 PM   #4
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Kinda looks like overhyped text provided by the builder.
I looked and looked and didn't see the "Incredible Invention" that was mentioned.
Needless to say, I don't care for self-serving rave reviews/articles, of which this is one.....
Thanks again bob for your positive remarks and views as for some reason you seem to be right on top of every post on the HCI . Maybe you have an interest in a competing manufacture . As to the self serving reviews /articles we have not posted them anywhere but on this forum and they have been picked up by other media outlets off of this forum. Being as you are in the LA area maybe you could give Derek a call and arrange for a personal tour of the hc1 and see how much we have overhyped the trailer
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:09 PM   #5
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"Kinda looks like" was the opening and operative phrase in my post.....


No, I don't have any conflicting interests, but the average reader, would come to the conclusion that the writer would have cleared the article and copyrights to the images with the owner before publishing.


My critique wasn't of the product but of the poorly written copy, made especially so now that you are telling us that it was all lifted from internet sources, and that they have never seen one in person before writing the article?


My take on the copy is that it would look right at home in the Supermarket checkout line rag sheets. "Incredible Invention" is like saying "Shocking New (whatever)" Again, it was about the copy & presentation, and not the product.


Your argument should be with their copy editor.....


But, as we say in the trade, all publicity is good publicity
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Ok Bob that's fair , you are right that they have taken apon themselves to write what they have taken off the internet to make good press without our knowledge they even got our name wrong it's happier camper not happy camper and you are also right that most publicity can be good . While the statement in the headline of it being a incredible invention might be a stretch the part of it changing the way a lot of people camp maybe not
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Thanks again bob for your positive remarks and views
LOL, Bob is still trying to figure out the meaning of the word "positive".

PS... i really like the hatch back idea on the egg above. My own idea would be to have it reversed so it would drop down and be used as a floor for an enclosed canvas/screened room, a bug room of sorts. It could almost double the sq footage of the egg.
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My own idea would be to have it reversed so it would drop down and be used as a floor for an enclosed canvas/screened room, a bug room of sorts. It could almost double the sq footage of the egg.
I can just see it, With a glass of wine in hand stepping into the rear extend-a-room, the tongue of the trailer rises quickly skyward followed by the modular furniture sliding back. I see a YouTube video potential here
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I can just see it, With a glass of wine in hand stepping into the rear extend-a-room, the tongue of the trailer rises quickly skyward followed by the modular furniture sliding back. I see a YouTube video potential here
Quite so Ian. We had a a big Coleman pop up and set it up at my sister's place for the first time. Unhooked from the van and quickly set it up. Before I had a chance to drop the 4 corner jacks everyone piled in and sat at the back of the trailer. As per your blurb the tongue headed skyward and the back bumper was on the ground. Gingerly we adjusted the weight forward and gently soft landed the tongue back to earth. It can happen even without a glass of wine.
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There was an FGRV pictured here last year that had a drop down back wall with a tent expansion room attached. Anyone remember what it was?


There were also some truck campers in the 60's that had a drop down deck and sliding glass doors for the back wall of the camper.


I would worry more about what happens when it becomes a dance floor for 4 peeps after consuming 8 brewski's. That would be an incredible load for the hinge system and floor.
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I LOVE this modular concept. What is unclear is how stove, sink, refrigerator, porta-pottie, etc. modules can function if portable.
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Hi Guys, thanks for the messages and Positivity!
Bob, as always your excluded from that statement. Thanks for the support and good luck in building your dream trailer, i have a great name for it, you can call it "the troll". Dad, thanks for having my back
Bob, im here in Silverlake, 2755 fruitdale st, la, ca, 90039. I love visitors and would like to show you the HC1 prototype personally. I also have a lot of vintage fiberglass trailers that we rent and i would be happy to share restoration ideas with you. Its fun and why were all here.

All the posts and viral-ness that are happening right now are due to images and text being ripped off this forum. I only posted information on the HC1 here, and only uploaded the images here. None of these posts had any agreement from me to use them, and i wrote nothing but what is on here or on our current rental website. That said, im happy people are taking well to some of the new ideas and the modular interior, it has allways been a concern to me if folks would understand it. We had 3k people sign up to our mailing list, and over 30k of views on our introduction videos, so its all smiles around here.

I wanted the rear hatch to open up, as it makes for a extra room, we are developing the rear screen room that will attached to the hatch and will refine things as they go ofcourse. We have made a ramp that inserts into the 2" receiver on the back of the trailer to bring things like motorbikes into the rear hatch. Im allways looking for inspiring ideas and FGRV is full of them. Lets make and restore great trailers!

thanks again guys.
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Gee, with a greeting like that who would want to visit ?????
But this is my dream trailer and it works out 100% for us:
Hunter Compact II Photos by advocateone | Photobucket
There are several other albums you may browse to pick up some tips from moi you like.
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Gee, with a greeting like that who would want to visit ?????
But this is my dream trailer and it works out 100% for us:
Hunter Compact II Photos by advocateone | Photobucket
There are several other albums you may browse to pick up some tips from moi you like.
Bob those pictures of your mods and refinishes are really superb it's no doubt you are very knowlageble and passionate about fg trailers and it's probably a good thing to have some one with a critacle POV to keep us on our toes .
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