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Old 09-03-2015, 10:43 AM   #15
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Larry all HCI come standard with electric brakes and brake release even in the base models and due to the use of lightply for our table tops and doors and rotomold cubes which are also very light most trailers should come in under 1400 lbs . But as with any trailer that will vary .
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:08 AM   #16
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Completely adorable!!! Bring her to a Texas rally soon to show her off!
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:18 AM   #17
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WAIT WAIT WAIT!!! NO RIVETS????

Oh getouta here!!

Nice-looking rig there pal. I saw your pic on Instagram as well. They're happy and we KNOW you're happy!! They have a wonderful concept going with the highly customizable interior and it will turn ALOT of heads in the FG RV world my friend!
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:02 PM   #18
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Hello,

A beautiful little trailer.... Manufacturer website:

Happier Camper | Ultra-light Travel and Utility Trailers

From the info on the website I could not tell if
the trailer is equipped with brakes. If your Subaru
is like mine (2012 2.5L CVT) the towing specs
specify 1000 lb towing without trailer brakes.
Since this little trailer looks like it would weigh
1400 to 1500 lbs laden for travel brakes would be
required to meet the Subaru Outback towing
specifications.

Happy Trails,
Larry H
The 2011 Outback is also rated for 1000 lbs maximum without brakes. The trailer comes equipped with brakes and I have the Prodigy 2 progressive controller on the Outback. (This works way better than the hydraulic brakes I had on my 22' C-Dory pulled by an F-150). It took about a half block to get the controller adjusted and then you can feel them kick in a bit as the brake pressure comes on.

I just got back from DMV and it is now registered. I must say I may be a danger to traffic when I tow this in town. I stopped to get coffee on the way home and people were stoping in the middle of their lane to ask about, and comment on, the trailer. The traffic that was being held up behind these folks was getting a bit irritated. I will have to keep my brochures handy, pass them out quickly, and ask gawkers to move it along or park their vehicle.

Next step is to start accessorizing. There is the porto toilet to get, those really cool melamine retro dishes, some mini lights, sleeping gear, butterfly chairs....oh wait! I am supposed to keep it ultra light. My new favorite stores will be Camping World, Allied Trailer supply, and Target.

As far as interior photos go, take a look at the Happier Camper web site. They can take way better photos than I can, but I will post some additional when we get it personalized. There is also an animation on how the modules can go together which is very interesting.
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Try also vintage trailer supply! I'll see if I can find their website for you!
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Ok "da" moment! It's vintagetrailersupply.com
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Old 09-03-2015, 01:15 PM   #21
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Don, glad your liking the trailer, cant wait to see how you lay it all out. I just got this Awesome blanket from Rumpl, Rumpl - High Performance Blankets there expensive but i think worth it. Warm, comfortable, weatherproof and stylish. I think we will add it as a add on option for the HC1s, just need to get them in matching colors

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Old 09-08-2015, 10:59 PM   #22
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Looks like it's time to add Happier Camper to the list of FG models on the Home page so HC owners can start their own threads!
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Old 09-09-2015, 01:29 AM   #23
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Looks like it's time to add Happier Camper to the list of FG models on the Home page so HC owners can start their own threads!
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:18 PM   #24
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Just came back from camping night #7 in our Happier Camper HC1 here are some thoughts for anyone considering a purchase.
The sliding blind front and back closures (blinds) are genius!
We hooked up a bike rack with one bike to the back this time and found we needed to counter-balance the trailer by putting a heavy cooler up front for stability, but otherwise towed just fine. - we did the calculation and towed at 18mpg for a combo of highway/city. Normal mpg with our Toyota Tacoma is around 21mpg.
We are a family of four and have found that here in Colorado (where nights have been in the 40s), we find it essential to keep the Maxxair fan running overnight to reduce condensation. The fan draws very little power from the battery even when left on all night.
The campsite we had was on a downslope, but we were easily able to move the trailer on and off our truck with the help of the wheel that pops down on the tongue - much easier than our friends with a Scamp and no wheel to help.
We really like having the one countertop box with a door on the side for easy access to things we are using frequently.
I made a "map" of what things were in each box - I found on our first trip that I spent a lot of time searching for things; this time it was much easier.

If you have any questions, please message me, would love to answer!

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Old 09-10-2015, 09:15 PM   #25
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Congratulations, The HC1 looks awesome. My Boler is now 42 years old, just think of all the memories you can make in those years in your HC1.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:33 PM   #26
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Ooooooh purdy! Yes please, more pics when you get a chance.
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:58 AM   #27
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i like the map
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Old 02-24-2016, 11:51 AM   #28
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Did you ever get a weight? I'm seriously looking at this trailer. I think about it whenever I want to pick up something big and know I can't get it into my Campster. Or when something on the Campster breaks! (Like the top...) Considering what I use in my Campster (the bed and icebox) it would be a pretty simple setup. Not sure about configuring the bed the way I'd want it, though.
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