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Old 03-20-2014, 08:29 AM   #15
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If anyone is still reading....

VERSA TRAILERÂ* UTILITY ENCLOSE CANOE KAYAK AND CAMPING TRAILERS

Here's an interesting link to some smaller trailers, some of which sound/look like the "Runt".

There is a Coleman Versa Trailer shown about 1 page down.

But look at the neat little red trailer in the center top of the first page.
Good reading further down if it interests someone.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:59 AM   #16
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Apparently the "Versa" name got used on lots of different trailers. What we have is the 7th one down the page under "Read customer comments". It was a fairly well thought out design, steel box 50" wide and 5' long with a hinged "tailgate" front and rear allowing a sheet of plywood to be laid flat in it. Options were the plastic type flip top (that I previously stated was fiberglass, but isn't) wood side racks, and a canvas enclosure used with the top up to make it a mini camper. I've seen a trailer similar to the yellow one with the rear door. Between the yellow one and the red one probably is what Rich has in mind to build. A multi use trailer. Over on the tnttt site there are members who have converted cargo trailers into campers.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:02 AM   #17
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Hello everybody..... yes the length is 6' and I do fit in the trailer fine, but then again I do not sleep in a straight line lol.

It is a small camper basically designed for storage while you drive and then swap the gear to the car and sleep high and dry. It will not be for everyone, but super small to store in a backyard and super lightweight as well so no need to back the car into the yard.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:18 AM   #18
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4' high is not out of the question, for those who don't mind stooping to enter and soon thereafter sitting or lying down. There are purchasers of teardrops who already camp this way.

As for marketing to dog groomers, I'm not so sure. My daughter is a groomer. They work standing up, with the dog on a table at work height.
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If you haven't already seen them I'd suggest you look over the Little Guy trailers Little Guy Teardrop Trailers | be different., you'd have to have some appeal that they don't.
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Teardrop entry method; open door, sit in opening, roll back in and wiggle into position. Getting out is a different maneuver.
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Old 03-21-2014, 09:44 AM   #21
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As for marketing to dog groomers, I'm not so sure. My daughter is a groomer. They work standing up, with the dog on a table at work height.
More of a gear trailer than a mobile grooming station. Alot of groomers do the grooming in the clients home, basement or garage, but this can enable someone to use a compact car and isolate the gear and chemicals from their daily vehicle and provide a safe storage unit ready for the next grooming.
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If you haven't already seen them I'd suggest you look over the Little Guy trailers Little Guy Teardrop Trailers | be different., you'd have to have some appeal that they don't.

Very familiar with them and our appeal is price-point as compared to the MyPod model they have the STARTS @ $6,875.00.

We will shatter that price for the consumer looking for a small, lightweight "no frills" sleeper trailer.
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Aren't there federal safety standards that must be complied with when manufacturing and selling a vehicle designed to occupy/sleep in.
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Moderator's note: moved to General Chat (from Marketplace section) where this thread should get more exposure. (Nothing for sale yet, as this seems to be an idea gathering thread.) Carry on...
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Thanks Mary.... and this is a idea thread. We will be marketing our trailers for several different uses. One of the uses will be a small utility/sleeper trailer.

Many of our customers will probably use their Runt for many different events and uses while camping might be one.
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Aren't there federal safety standards that must be complied with when manufacturing and selling a vehicle designed to occupy/sleep in.
No.

And at the risk of answering wrongly to what seems to me to be a mixed-negative post, I'll rephrase to say:

There are no Federal Standards governing a "vehicle designed to occupy/sleep in".
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One of the uses will be a small utility/sleeper trailer.
You might want to visit the Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers forum as those folks are already interested in trailers of this size and so may be a ready market.
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