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Old 02-21-2015, 06:54 AM   #15
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Looking forward to the photos...
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:55 AM   #16
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Sorry, I did not initially see wildbirder's original post on this topic, but now that I've found it: Prototype pics are here.
This looks good. I especially like that there is access from the back of the trailer if one opts to make the large dinette a permanent bed.
I like to call things like this avant retro, because it looks forward and glances back for design inspiration.

Side note: I hate to be a grammar/spelling killjoy, but happier camper and the Boler Armadillo folks could benefit from some basic proofreading on their respective web pages. A few simple edits could make a much more professional presentation.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:44 PM   #17
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This thread makes for an interesting advertisement , but nowhere does it mention weight or pricing. How much does the double walled style add in weight over my older Boler? Can it compare price wise to other 13 footers that are on the market?


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Old 02-22-2015, 05:25 PM   #18
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Spent a few minutes looking at the pics again. Looks like there is storage molded into the inside of the door.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:42 PM   #19
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I'm not sure the double hull will make that much of a difference in weight honestly. U-hauls have double hull and weights are right around the same as Bolers according to the "weights in the real world" thread.

This is an interesting design. Would love to see a spec sheet. I didn't see a stove?
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:47 PM   #20
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Still want more info too

I know it will be coming but it has been a long wait and knowing that it is really going to happen is making it even harder to wait. I do want to know the Weight, tongue weight, and how the inside all works. I don't see any closet, and it doesn't look like a cook top is in the prototype. I wonder what the flooring will be-the photos right now look like industrial carpet. Not a fan if that is the case. But since at least in the beginning I bet they will be manufactured as the orders come in and hopefully certain things can be done to what the customer wants.

I'm still trying to wrap my brain around the modular system and how it can work for setting up things like a closet/wardrobe and dry food storage. All kinds of questions...
We are still looking for our first molded fiberglass trailer. We have a tiny teardrop and love it so we are willing to wait and find the best fit for us.
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Old 02-23-2015, 12:10 AM   #21
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Thank you all for your comments and input as it is much appreciated. We have just finished up Modernism Week Trailer Show in Palm Springs and displayed the new HC1 prototype for the first time. The show was a huge success with many different trailers and people all with the same love of restoring their trailers and showing them off. We had hundreds of people come check out the new prototype and received their comments. All comments were overwhelmingly positive, even more than I had anticipated. We at Happier Camper know our trailer is a radical change from your usual stick built or fiberglass trailer. We have tried to keep our trailer in a reasonable price range and still keep a quality product and a classic egg shape. We are trying to keep the HC1 as versatile yet as simple as possible. The HC1 may not have the high end appliances and amenities found in luxury trailers, but it does offer every bit the comfort and functional space of any trailer in our market.

After renting out our 13-foot trailers these past few years and getting a lot of feedback we decided to change the standard formula. When you buy a HC1 you will be able to use it 7 days a week, not just have it sit in your driveway until your next camping trip. You can move furniture, clean out your garage, or any other use you can imagine. You can then hose down the floor and drain the water out of our built-in drain...just lower the tongue and the water drains right out of the woodless, honeycombed fiberglass floor. When the time comes to go camping you can set the trailer up to suit your needs. King in the back dinette in the front, double in the back double in the front, two singles side by side or whatever your configuration needs may require. There will be options for a sink and tap, a thermoelectric cooler and a toilet, all built into our proprietary Adaptiv cube system and all removable. All our cubes offer storage to eliminate wasted space, and are stackable so you can open up one side of the trailer to store your bikes, scooters or whatever you wish and then restore it to your desired layout after use. As to the stove you don't see, we will offer a free standing stove that you can use in or out of the trailer, important as our experience is that the stove rarely gets used inside the trailer. Some other major features you will notice on the HC1 are the rear opening door with an option for a tent off the back, a wider entry door with what Mo noticed as a deep cavity for a storage unit that will be installed, and what my 6 foot plus self considers the best feature, the wheel flares that are not just cosmetic but functional, giving the bed almost a foot of extra length and more "square" inside dimensions for easier sheet and bedding placement.

The HC1, if nothing else, will be easy for everyone to use. It's my pleasure to share pictures of the prototype over these next few days as we continue to refine our trailer, and know that we greatly appreciate your feedback and input as we complete production.
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:57 AM   #22
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Mikmay, will this cube system allow the owner to buy a basic trailer and then purchase additional cubes/modules as funds permit?
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:12 AM   #23
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Somehow I am not finding any pics except for the few on the home page. Are there any from the recent show and what's the "Cube/Module" system about?
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:16 AM   #24
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Wow! Can hardly wait to see more!

Thank you for the additional information. The ability to reconfigure the inside of the trailer and to use it as a hauler too--wonderful!! Love all the big windows too.

So glad to hear that the show was a success- looking forward to seeing more photos from your Photo shoot. I'm sure you'll be setting it up in many of the different configurations you were describing.

I'm sure there is some way of locking the cubes together so you don't have shifting?

Really want to see the what comes stock and what you will have to buy to really be able to configure it to the different described configurations!

I appreciate the option of not having the cooker locked in and being able to have 2 double beds? Unheard of in my limited experience looking at 13' eggs.

If the sink module is self contained, will it have tiny (2 1/2 gal) fresh and gray containers that sit below in the module? Will there be a way to connect to city water or electric at a powered camp site? Will there be lights and will they be run off 12v DC / or 110 AC? Any options for Solar to charge a battery? Cooking outside is great-But I do need an option for those rainy mornings in the Pacific NorthWET to make my coffee or tea with out getting soaked so, a place to plug in a kettle or set a small butane cook top to heat water would be a great convenience.

Will there be an option for an awning that attaches to the trailer?

NO WOOD! hurrah! no rot!

Being a person who loves to move things around to get a fresh perspective in a room I am thrilled by the prospect of this trailer.

Now we get down to the real thing What Does Affordable mean as far as cost? AND how much does it weigh with the standard set of modules??

Thanks for all the info and please keep it coming!!
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Mikmay, will this cube system allow the owner to buy a basic trailer and then purchase additional cubes/modules as funds permit?
Yes mo our plan was to allow you to buy at the lowest price possible and add cubes and accessories as you wish
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:31 AM   #26
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Thank you for the additional information. The ability to reconfigure the inside of the trailer and to use it as a hauler too--wonderful!! Love all the big windows too.

So glad to hear that the show was a success- looking forward to seeing more photos from your Photo shoot. I'm sure you'll be setting it up in many of the different configurations you were describing.

I'm sure there is some way of locking the cubes together so you don't have shifting?

Really want to see the what comes stock and what you will have to buy to really be able to configure it to the different described configurations!

I appreciate the option of not having the cooker locked in and being able to have 2 double beds? Unheard of in my limited experience looking at 13' eggs.

If the sink module is self contained, will it have tiny (2 1/2 gal) fresh and gray containers that sit below in the module? Will there be a way to connect to city water or electric at a powered camp site? Will there be lights and will they be run off 12v DC / or 110 AC? Any options for Solar to charge a battery? Cooking outside is great-But I do need an option for those rainy mornings in the Pacific NorthWET to make my coffee or tea with out getting soaked so, a place to plug in a kettle or set a small butane cook top to heat water would be a great convenience.

Will there be an option for an awning that attaches to the trailer?

NO WOOD! hurrah! no rot!

Being a person who loves to move things around to get a fresh perspective in a room I am thrilled by the prospect of this trailer.

Now we get down to the real thing What Does Affordable mean as far as cost? AND how much does it weigh with the standard set of modules??

Thanks for all the info and please keep it coming!!
Stephanie
Thank Stephenie for your interest in our trailer, yes all our cubes will lock into the floor and to each other ( think Lego) and yes our sink modules, will have a water and grey water tank with a dc powers tap . We will have dc ports all around the inside perimeter so you can move it to different areas and also place it outside. Of course the trailer will have options for solar ,lighting, fans, awnings, ac/dc and just about anything else you would like. Like most fibreglass trailers they will be built to order , different window sizing and options would be one of the changes we could make.As to pricing one of our original goals was to keep it as affordable as possible .We hope to keep the base price point comparable to other base priced fiberglass trailers but because we are still in the prototype stage it is very hard to come up with any firm number as of yet.
In the coming months we will establish a reasonable price point.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:18 AM   #27
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This is looking GREAT! I can hardly wait to see more photos so I can see how it all fits together. The sleeping options really add to its usability. Personally speaking we prefer single beds if sleeping together also means climbing over each other when the bathroom calls in the night!


We never cook inside our Trillium, and store a lot of 'stuff' in the Honda Element.


Hope they give thought to weight
and add an awning (likely not difficult)
and get some photos out along with possible prices!!!


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There is a scrolling banner on that main page. You have to click on it to see additional photo and info. Sure like the no wood floor and thermoelectric cooler. Folks rave about the Engle brand. Hope you are ready....you won't be able to build them fast enough for the demand.

That domed shape roof, will an A/C be able to mount up there? Or another area to combat those 110 degree palm spring days?

Edit: I like the deep cavity for a storage unit that will be installed.
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