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Old 03-31-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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I am nearing completion of a whole new concept in small trailers. The Teal Camper comes as foam-filled plastic molded panels, ready to assemble into a camper on almost any utility trailer from 4 x 6 to 5 x 12 or larger. It also fits in most pickup beds. It is extremely lightweight, yet hard sided and durable. You will be able to customize your own interior or order a complete package. One of the best features is that it will be affordable.

The Teal Camper can be assembled or disassembled in a little over an hour. The parts all nest together so it can be stored in the garage, basement or out of the way when not in use.

The prototype is completed and production is scheduled for early summer. You can learn more about the Teal Camper, including how it was conceived and how the prototype was built at www.TealCamper.com
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:26 AM   #2
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Interesting....I never did find a price on there web page.
My only concern would be with all those joints that you are just asking for leaks.
Good luck, hope it's a success!
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Old 03-31-2010, 10:11 AM   #3
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I am very interestedin these. I have 2 questions, well actually 3 questions but pricing I don't think is set yet.
1. Can the sections be permanently assembled?
2. What is the weight of an empty shell?

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Old 03-31-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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I am very interestedin these. I have 2 questions, well actually 3 questions but pricing I don't think is set yet.
1. Can the sections be permanently assembled?
2. What is the weight of an empty shell?

thanks
Once assembled, the Teal Camper can be left assembled and simply slid off and on the trailer or pickup bed. The prototype shell that fits on a 4' x 8' trailer weighs only 230 lbs. With bed, table and cabinets it will weigh in at under 300 lbs.

Pricing is in the works. I am working hard to keep it reasonable.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:26 AM   #5
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Hi Larry,

We had a thread on your campers a few weeks ago. Interesting design!

One question we weren't able to answer for ourselves was whether they are made of molded fiberglass (FRP), or rather of non-fiberglass plastic of some other type.

Could you tell us about what they are made of?

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Old 03-31-2010, 12:01 PM   #6
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Larry, I would love to see this in person, do you have one that is ready to have a lookie lou check out.

Depending on where in Loveland I am only a few minutes away. Let me know if I can check one out. Thanks Robin
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:22 PM   #7
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Hi Larry,

Great concept! Will you have a model that fits into the bed of a small truck -- I drive a short box Ford Ranger. So about 6' long and less than 4' between the wheel wells.

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Old 03-31-2010, 07:06 PM   #8
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Hi Larry,

We had a thread on your campers a few weeks ago. Interesting design!

One question we weren't able to answer for ourselves was whether they are made of molded fiberglass (FRP), or rather of non-fiberglass plastic of some other type.

Could you tell us about what they are made of?

Thanks,

Raya
Raya,

At this point we are planning on an ABS plastic, similar to what the modern car bumper is made of. The parts a hollow and then injected with urethane foam. This makes a very strong and durable part.

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Larry, I would love to see this in person, do you have one that is ready to have a lookie lou check out.

Depending on where in Loveland I am only a few minutes away. Let me know if I can check one out. Thanks Robin

Robin,

Unfortunately, we don't have a manufactured unit yet for public viewing. The prototype is just that, a prototype, which means it was meant for cutting, pasting and proving ideas. It certainly is not for show. Not only that, but it is currently out on the road for further testing.

Keep an eye on the website. We will announce when we have a unit for viewing. I don't expect that we will have one until June.

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Hi Larry,

Great concept! Will you have a model that fits into the bed of a small truck -- I drive a short box Ford Ranger. So about 6' long and less than 4' between the wheel wells.

thanks!
By using a single nose panel and three side panels on each side the footprint would be 3' 2" x 6'. Inside dimensions would be 4' 2" x 6' 6", big enough for a dinette that converts to a full size bed.

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Old 08-26-2011, 04:28 PM   #11
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A couple more utility trailers I stumbled across that look like molded fiberglass.

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I had forgotten all about this camper---glad Ken brought it back up! It certainly could fit some people's needs/wants!!!
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:07 AM   #13
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Looks like Fall 2012 the Teal will become a reality for purchase. Will be worth a look when it comes alive for purchase. I live in an area where I can't store my Casita 16 at my home, so this looks like it may be a good alternative. I do have use at times for a trailer. I would expect the 5 x 10 version would be my choice.
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last i looked at their page investors were needed to continue.
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