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Old 08-27-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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home made trailer?

Im a fair welder and have welded many types of trailers so Here is a hypothetical question. If I welded up a trailer frame and permanently mount a Bigfoot camper on it and registered it as a trailer with D.M.V
Would you consider it to be a Fiberglass trailer? Ken
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:54 AM   #2
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Good try. Ken, we're not snobs here, you're welcome to hang out with us. But, with that modification, it's doubtful we could help you with an OEM axle....
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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Sorry no, just as I don't consider a stickie overhead camper attached to a frame a travel trailer.


Why do you ask?
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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Robin, Bigfoot made molded truck campers too....
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:03 AM   #5
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I think they're kinda cool, If you use a long enough trailer then it becomes an open toyhauler and when you unload the toys you have a real nice deck for grilling and picnicking.
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Robin, Bigfoot made molded truck campers too....

I know that, I just don't consider it a travel trailer just because it's plopped on a trailer frame. It's a over head camper on a travel trailer frame, nothing more, nothing less................


Am I mis-understanding his question?
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:09 AM   #7
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Robin, maybe it's not a travel trailer in the normal sense, but ifyou saw it in real life you might really come to like the idea.
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Done right it could look kinda like a Bigfoot 5th wheel with a bumper hitch. We've seen several of those done with actual 5th wheels and they look scary (IMHO). But this might be okay....
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Im a fair welder and have welded many types of trailers so Here is a hypothetical question. If I welded up a trailer frame and permanently mount a Bigfoot camper on it and registered it as a trailer with D.M.V
Would you consider it to be a Fiberglass trailer? Ken
Sure , why not? but ya gotta consider that it is en excellent candidate to make a small fifthwheel!
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Ken, I hope you actually do this and I WANNA SEE PICTURES
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Robin, maybe it's not a travel trailer in the normal sense, but ifyou saw it in real life you might really come to like the idea.

Most likely not! I have seen several and frankly they are still a overhead on a frame.

I am not being trailer snobbie either, it's just (I) don't consider a overhead camper, either molded/stickie plopped on a trailer frame a travel trailer. I consider it a overhead camper on a frame, again nothing more, nothing less.


There are many homemade travel trailer's that are travel trailers. But again in my world an overhead on a frame isn't.



As far as making it a 5th wheel, wouldn't that take a little beefing up of the camper in order for it to be towed as a 5'er? You couldn't just stick a king pin under the overhead could you?
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Like Greg, i have also seen these mounted on a flat bed trailer for dirtbike and ATV setups for desert riders. I have never seen one framed up like a fifth wheel.
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Not as a 5th wheel, but many times set on a Goose neck flatbed trailer.
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Sure!
If it's on wheels, doesn't have an engine (or engine compartment ), is connected by a hitch, and is "trailing" behind your tow vehicle, it's a trailer.
And if anybody cares to go in the opposite direction...

If one takes a trailer off its axle and bolts it on a flatbed truck, it's a camper!
http://www.snowestonline.com/forum/a...p/t-54034.html

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