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Old 03-06-2018, 01:17 PM   #15
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I donít believe they go thru dealers ( I maybe wrong)
But when I visited their facility I got the impression that they sold them direct... pretty small setup almost built by 2 or 3 guys .... they were super nice and gave me plenty of time to ask questions and showed me the entire process
I would love to have one of these....
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:04 PM   #16
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me too alan neat stuff I wonder who does their molds? were they doing them there or jobbing them out?


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Old 03-06-2018, 02:07 PM   #17
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Buy a Weis Craft Factory Direct at:

Lightweight Trailers - Compact Travel Campers - Weiscraft Trailers




PESLUE is the "Best" fiber optic trailer manufacturer in the business. I have spoken with them at the 2016 NATDA yearly trade show about purchasing one empty for RV conversion and they were certainly interested in the concept of RV conversion and would sell a completed "empty" trailer to a customer. They were not interested in doing RV conversions themselves as their commercial business kept them busy.

Given the pricing Pelsue quoted to me at that time (about $12,000) for a complete empty trailer with a few items to help with a RV conversion I believe you could easily convert a Pelsue trailer to an RV to compete with the Weis Craft RV trailer mentioned above given the Weis Craft RV trailer base selling price of $18,500.

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Here is a post from "Mark" at Pelsue from 2009:

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Hi, I stumbled on your website doing research on another trailer of ours and found this thread. The trailer in the photo is an ATT fiberoptic splicing trailer made by our company. If you see one out there check out the vin and you will see it is made by the Pelsue Company here in Englewood Colorado. We manufacture these for ATT and other telecom companies such as Verizon and Qwest. We mold the bodies in Lamar Colorado and also have an assembly plant there as well. In addition to the trailer in the photo which is our Fiberlite POD we have an 11' foot long bodied trailer that is 6" wider and 6" taller that has a side door as well. This is a new trailer, the FiberliteXL will be available this summer.

Currently we manufacture these for construction and utility company use but have been asked if we would consider making them available for RV's or even produce an RV. That is something we are considering now and doing some research to help finalize a decision. In fact, that is how I found your great website.

Several years ago the first trailers we prototyped the idea to the phone companies with was a Weiscraft trailer. That trailer, while very good was too small for our needs. We then built our own set of 4 molds to our spec which resulted in a larger unit that had greater reinforcement and greater glass thickness for everyday duty consisting of off-road use behind construction trucks. Our trailer rides on an all aluminum frame and has a place for up to a 7KW genset out front. It can be fueled by either (2) 40 lb LPG bottles or an underbelly 20gallon, gasoline or diesel fuel tank.

I know Marty and Weisecraft and they are very fine people who make a great fiberglass camper with the Li'l Joe. They too are here in Colorado.

I hope this answers your question even though I was almost a year late in answering.

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Here is the post from 2009 from which the above was stolen!


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Old 03-06-2018, 02:30 PM   #18
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...I think that Ponderosa is the fully loaded model, from what I have seen.
Right. The Trailer Life article is confusing. There are two models. The Little Joe is the more basic model with a stove, hand pump water system, and icebox (much like the base Scamp). The Ponderosa includes a wet bath, water heater, furnace, 3-way fridge, microwave, and A/C. That's on par feature-wise with a fully loaded Scamp front bath model.
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Here are pictures of a Pelsue trailer on display at the NATDA annual trade show.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:15 AM   #20
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little joe

mike I like everything about this trailer now trying to make a trade from my 5k scamper up to the little joe in price would be tough for me but no doubt there are some on the road.

the trailer with the dual axels certainly looks built to handle about anything I suppose those utility cos would load it up with about anything!

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Old 03-08-2018, 07:44 PM   #21
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Here's a 2009 thread on Little Joes: In Oct. 2009, Little Joes were $8,800, and 1,100 lbs dry. They are 6 feet tall inside.

The company also makes two trailers that will turn your ATV into a fire truck.
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:55 AM   #22
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"grey water: Portable" ? so they don' thave a grey holding tank? I see no mention of a black holding tank either, so is it a portable toilet too?
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Old 03-27-2018, 11:38 AM   #23
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There is no holding tanks except the water tank under the sink. The gray water from the sink empties on the ground. There is no use for black tank due to not having a bathroom. They are great basic trailer, tows like it's not there. The only problem with it is that there is no outside electric plug and no outlets on the right side (inside). The only light inside is over the rear door which means you have to get out of bed to turn it off. On mine I installed 6 led 12v lights under the upper cupboards which gives us lots of light. I also installed outlets on the side of the cupboard. I have never seen another one like it so it draws a lot of attention where ever we go.
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Old 03-27-2018, 12:01 PM   #24
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about all i need

dave you are set up just like our scamper 13f we are a tad heavier but I have 5k in ours if I could hit that price I would bite.

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Old 03-27-2018, 12:01 PM   #25
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mike those pictures are so nice!!


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Old 06-06-2018, 11:16 AM   #26
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We love our Little Joe. Fits our style perfectly.



Check my post, #7, here: new tires, rv place did not hang spare tire
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We have a number of forum members with Weiscraft Little Joes as well as the older and similar Lite House trailers.

Surprisingly, they are nearly as heavy as a basic Scamp in spite of being 18" narrower. I suspect that's an indication of their roots as commercial trailers. They are commonly used as mobile work stations for repairing fiber optic cables, among other things.
I'm really happy with my LiteHouse. From the photos and specs, it appears to be pretty much the same box as the Little Joe. I've modified mine heavily (removed the stove and icebox, added an AC, upgraded the electrics, etc.) and am very happy with the form factor. I like the rear door because it allows us to bring along a couple of bicycles and a folding table inside the trailer.
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There is no holding tanks except the water tank under the sink. The gray water from the sink empties on the ground. There is no use for black tank due to not having a bathroom. They are great basic trailer, tows like it's not there. The only problem with it is that there is no outside electric plug and no outlets on the right side (inside). The only light inside is over the rear door which means you have to get out of bed to turn it off. On mine I installed 6 led 12v lights under the upper cupboards which gives us lots of light. I also installed outlets on the side of the cupboard. I have never seen another one like it so it draws a lot of attention where ever we go.

If Iím camping close to home, I bring a potted plant from the yard and drip the drain hose into that. We just use the sink for for brushing our teeth and washing our hands. The way I figure it is that my impact is pretty limited and so far, it hasnít been a problem.



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