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Old 08-26-2010, 05:48 PM   #1
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I received an update from a new camper company that is going to be in production in a few months.
They are building a modular unit that is similar to an old Trails West without the running gear.
It will be built of light weight foam filled panels that slip together.
It will come in 3 sizes to fit a 4x8, 5x8 and 5x10 utility trailers.
It should fit under a standard garage door and weigh less than a 1000 pounds including the trailer.
For those of you with very small vehicles, live in a condo or gated community this might be just the camper for you.
I have nothing to do with the company or sales of these campers. I just found them very interesting.

tealinternational.com/tealcamper/index.html is where you will find more info.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:21 PM   #2
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This has been greatly discussed over at Teardrops and Tiny Travel Trailers.Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers :: View topic - New Modular Kit Camper Design

This can also be made larger by adding more sidewall components. They plan to sell as either an empty shell, or fitted with an interior
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Dont we already have a thread on it? I can't remember.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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Dont we already have a thread on it? I can't remember.

I thought so........... But I can't remember how it was titled to start to find it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:50 PM   #5
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I found the old thread here: New Modular Camper for Utility Trailers and Pickups

I think it's around twice as expensive as it should be. I wouldn't shell out $5 or $6k for a kit, have to buy a trailer to build it on for another $1000 to $1500, and wind up with a LEGO / PlayMobil look. If they get the price down it would likely appeal to many folks who have towing capacity issues IF it doesn't leak!

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The intended market might be the ones that already own a utility trailer. In my part of the country, that is guessing about every third household. It sure is interesting.
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Another plus is can be used as a pick-up camper. Got a few grandkids that you want to take along? Problem solved.
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I used to have a utility trailer virtually, if not identical to the one in the picture. It was rated at 1350 pound payload and cost $387.00 new.
I guess I'm not as cynical as some.
This unit seems to be the answer to the problems faced by some that need an inexpensive, light weight, easy to store camper.
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Another plus is can be used as a pick-up camper. Got a few grandkids that you want to take along? Problem solved.
Good idea! No need to pop the canvas top, and they can actually SEE out of the windows!

My daughter would love that!

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Before I found and bought my 13' Trillium, I was planning to build a teardrop trailer. My plan was to build a body to fit on my utility trailer. The teardrop would only have given me enough room to crawl in and sleep and certainly wouldn't have had the creature comforts possible with this kit. While those of us with an egg would find this a step down, those considering a teardrop would probably see this as a step up. Completed teardrops run about the same price as these kits.
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For those that are interested in a kit trailer, this might be just the ticket. Fiberglass the parts together and put it on a flat-bed. Haul that off-street motorcycle or ATVs, or... whatever. Just because I have no need/want doesn't mean it wouldn't fit the needs/wants of others. I like the idea of thinking outside the box...
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Also, on that teardrop forum someone was making a homemade A frame like chalet/ aliner. PRetty neat.
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They have these folding trailers. Maybe you could disassemble and collapse the whole camper into a small shed!
http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...71305254&hl=en

(I would hate to see this guy right after he has his morning coffee)
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