New small camp trailer- 1300 lbs - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #1
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New small camp trailer- 1300 lbs

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Old 02-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Different strokes for different folks. I like the fact I can open the door of my trailer and use everything on the inside without hunching over. YMMV
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:06 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link. This guy has put a lot of thought into the trailer. The interior sort of reminds me of a sail boat I remodeled. It would be much more like camping, with exposed storage mesh for clothing, than the eggs. Interesting.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:39 AM   #4
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If I (wife...) had seen this prior to buying our Boler...I definitely would have wanted one...we backpack a lot & this trailer seems like it would totally mesh with our lifestyle...maybe not very bear safe...but neither is a Boler or a tent!
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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I like how you can open the whole thing up. Great for beach days I could totally see myself laying there while its parked along a beach having an afternoon nap with a breeze blowing through.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #6
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He should have spent some money on doing a quality video with decent sound.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #7
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I didn't see a weight listed nor a price range. I didn't see a list of dealers - any in Canada? I didn't see a 'no kitchen' option either. The videos didn't inspire me much, mainly because the beds looked lumpy and uncomfortable and there general lack of useful info.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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I downloaded the price list. It's a little more than $14k USD. The only dealer is Princess Craft RV in Pflugerville, TX. The trailer weighs 1400 to 1600 lbs and is only 6.5 feet wide. Should be easy to tow. If I only needed something for one person this could fit my needs, but my wife wants more room and a real bathroom, not a porta-potty behind a curtain.

Still, I like the concept and am glad to see someone thinking outside the box.

JohnnyB: I volunteered at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Austin last month. After listening to dozens of PhD astrophysicists' presentations I'd rate Garrett a solid C compared to them. Which means you are right: he needs to hire someone with decent presentation skills for his marketing video.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:36 PM   #9
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Blah, looks like a Frank Gehry building on wheels. FileMPPano11.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:23 PM   #10
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Why all the odd angles in the sheet metal and what looks to be an ill fitting backside?? 14K, You can have a nice Egg for that which tows just as well if not better I'd think. I would like to know what he suspended those bunks from and what weight they are rated.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #11
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Mellissab, the website shows the bunks are rated for up to 100 pounds, and are suspended by webbing straps and hooks from slots in the aluminum frame. Not easy to find that info, as it's in a photo description.
I saw this featured in Dwell. Their photo series is really nice, certainly better than the echo-plagued youtube video on the Cricket website.
I could actually see this selling very well to serious campers/backpackers and outdoor sports enthusiasts who want a camping base camp, not an rv. It's definitely new and interesting.
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Thanks for the info, Sherry, I definately missed that bit.

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Old 02-14-2012, 10:17 AM   #13
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The old thread from 2009 shows the prototype. The designer has been at it a long time Prototype Camping Trailer
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #14
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It's certainly encouraging to see this type of thinking going into the RV industry. For any industry to survive and grow it must continue to attract the younger buyers, and I could certainly see a young family using one of these. As fuel goes up in price, and families need to control household and leisure time costs, this camper could be a win-win deal.
Good on him, I hope he does well with it.

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