New Modular Camper for Utility Trailers and Pickups - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-20-2012, 06:43 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 4,559
It was a nice concept, but they have had a tough time finding a company that will make quality molded panels in small quantities. They had one company make some and the molds were not strong enough so the sections were warped worse and worse the more they made. Another company looked promising, but I think it got bought and the new corporate ownership didn't want the low volume business.

I am not optimistic about this product reaching the market anytime soon.
__________________

__________________
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 03:16 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Name: Ken
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
US
Posts: 1,509
New dome roof instead of popup
Disassemble the Teal Camper - YouTube
__________________

__________________
Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 06:07 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 4,559
I have to say, I was wrong. They appear to be ready for purchase now. Glad to see they got the mfr issues hammered out.
__________________
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 07:06 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Magee View Post
I have to say, I was wrong. They appear to be ready for purchase now. Glad to see they got the mfr issues hammered out.
I can't wait until the "my Teal trailer leaks" posts start.
__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
I watched the video. I'm laughing. No, I'm crying. Where do you store the off-camera POS? Third-floor walkup? Not everything that can be done should be nor will be. Belongs in the Popular Mechanics compendium of "Ideas Too Clever For Your Own Good."

jack
__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 10:48 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Name: Ken
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
US
Posts: 1,509
With a canvas top it's UPS shippable for disaster relief, very clever and innovative in my opinion. I hope he comes back the forum here so we can chat with him. It's been fun to follow the progress.
__________________
Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 01:36 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Very interesting, especially with regards to pricing/ordering: Results for 4x8 Tail Feather Camper Kit

Think many folks will go for the $3800.00 " why bother with a roof ?!?!" option?

Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 03:18 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Name: Cathy
Trailer: In the Market
Kansas
Posts: 767
I followed this pretty much from the beginning and thought it was a neat idea. I don't think most people realize how expensive and time consuming it is to get a new product into production. I could see a real market for these if they get them right. Few people see beyond their own needs so figure if they would not buy one, neither would anyone else.
__________________
Cathy P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 04:31 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: Trails West Campster 1970/Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,042
Registry
I only see a molded plastic roof, no canvas.

But I agree with Cathy, I think there could be a market. If you could store this in your garage on a small utility trailer you wouldn't need much space. Put it together when you want to use it, store it again later. Even if all you had to do to park it was take the roof off, that would help some folks. Not to mention that there ARE parts of the country where no roof would be fine 99% of the camping season. walls to keep out the critters and put a screen over the top for bugs, and sleep under the stars.
__________________
Bobbie Mayer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 04:49 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Dreams beyond one's means are painful. Dreams half-realized within one's means frequently even more so. I learned that lesson the hard way and am thus an expert on the bare minimum that meets one's needs after momentarily satisfying one's dreams. If the concept of a modular home on a landscape trailer thrills you and the actual product will serve your ends, more power to you.

jack
__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 05:13 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
 
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Oregon
Posts: 5,902
Registry
Interesting concept. I'll have to watch this one to see where it goes. After figuring out the price, I have my doubts this this will go very far. I come up with around $8.000 without wheels.
__________________
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 06:53 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Wow, 60"X89" inside! Gonna be all things to all midgets with 8K in their jeans. All you have to do is offload the zero turn, winch on the box, and call Ray Bradbury to perform the "bigger on the inside than the out" ritual. If you don't have the zero turn then just possibly you also need to buy the landscape trailer so there's a few more bucks. I'd buy the oldest, leakiest teardrop with a bed and a dry sink in the back before I'd seriously consider trying to pretzel my weary bones into this "concept."

jack
__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:26 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 4,559
The 5x10 isn't much different size from a Lite House or Little Joe, is it?
__________________
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2012, 07:27 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,094
Quote:
Originally Posted by rabbit View Post
Wow, 60"X89" inside! Gonna be all things to all midgets with 8K in their jeans. All you have to do is offload the zero turn, winch on the box, and call Ray Bradbury to perform the "bigger on the inside than the out" ritual. If you don't have the zero turn then just possibly you also need to buy the landscape trailer so there's a few more bucks. I'd buy the oldest, leakiest teardrop with a bed and a dry sink in the back before I'd seriously consider trying to pretzel my weary bones into this "concept."

jack

Yea, but do you like it?
__________________

__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trillium Utility Covers / Vents Chris McVeigh Modifications, Alterations and Updates 2 05-30-2009 10:54 PM
SOLD-2006 EGG CAMPER EGG CAMPER Pat B Ohio Classified Archives 9 01-18-2009 08:43 PM
Rays-camper-trailers-rv-parts-toys. AKA: Rodeo_Ray outdoorsports4one General Chat 5 10-03-2006 10:36 PM
Two U-Haul Camper Trailers Re-United General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.