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Old 03-20-2018, 09:08 AM   #1
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Happier Camper HC1 anyone?

Does anyone have a Happier Camper HC1? They are the new kids on the block when it comes to lightweight trailers. We are considering buying one and would love to hear pros/cons about them from an owner or someone who has camped in them.
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Old 03-20-2018, 10:05 AM   #2
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If you haven't seen these, this is a collection of previous Happier Camper discussions:
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Old 03-20-2018, 11:19 AM   #3
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I didn't see them previously. Thanks Steve!
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:11 AM   #4
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Ask the sellers if they have their own Owner's Group.
https://happiercamper.com/buy/


Planning a trip to San Francisco? Outdoorsy rents them, maybe other locations:
https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/...1_5626-listing
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Old 03-21-2018, 06:04 PM   #5
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There is a FACEBOOK forum.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/303775060009299/about/
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:55 PM   #6
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Cute little toyhaulers.. I could see one jacked up on 33's.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:10 PM   #7
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Cute little toyhaulers.. I could see one jacked up on 33's.
The Hc1 comes in a standard size with 13 inch tires and an off-road version with raised suspension and 15 inch rim and tires . The Samuel Adams rolling bar trailers were equipped with 6 bolt axle to support the massive draft beer kegs and housing .
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note that HC's are all electric trailers, without showers or toilets.
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Old 07-25-2018, 10:39 PM   #9
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Ask the sellers if they have their own Owner's Group.
https://happiercamper.com/buy/


Planning a trip to San Francisco? Outdoorsy rents them, maybe other locations:
https://www.outdoorsy.com/rv-rental/...1_5626-listing



Check out the Happier Camper website. Their original location in Southern California rents them. They have a new showroom in Mill Valley just north of San Francisco. They also have many more showrooms nationwide and in Japan!
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note that HC's are all electric trailers, without showers or toilets.
No they all have options for propane and heaters , only the stove is not hard lined in ,and options for toilets and ex showers.
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:44 AM   #11
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Check out the Happier Camper website. Their original location in Southern California rents them. They have a new showroom in Mill Valley just north of San Francisco. They also have many more showrooms nationwide and in Japan!
Also opening the first showroom in Canada in late August early September . We will be in Amherstburg Ont. we have moved the Detroit location 20 miles south to the picturesque town of Amherstburg to better serve both the Midwest and Canada . More info will be released soon.
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No they all have options for propane and heaters , only the stove is not hard lined in ,and options for toilets and ex showers.
a dry/composting porta-potty, and a kitchenette module with a 5G water tank + 5G grey tank. yeesh. the only stoves I see on their site are portable butane/propane camp stoves. I see nothing about a water heater or shower option, but I suppose you could always use a sunshower.
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a dry/composting porta-potty, and a kitchenette module with a 5G water tank + 5G grey tank. yeesh. the only stoves I see on their site are portable butane/propane camp stoves. I see nothing about a water heater or shower option, but I suppose you could always use a sunshower.
I hope you realize we are talking about a 13 ft trailer not a 21 ft as you have , but if you want a shower that bad you could have HC make the intire trailer a shower as it has a all fg floor with a drain in it but Id much rather have the full queen sized bed and the ability to not have a permanent kitchen in the way and rarely use it.
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I could see towing an HC behind my Rubicon for a night or two out in the forest. Minimal conveniences, out of the rain, and definitely not on the ground, which I have sworn off of. I've camped many times with much less. There's something about simplicity that is so much fun.

But I wouldn't want to travel across the country for a month at a time in one. For that, we have a wonderful cabin on wheels called an Oliver.

We have a friend with an HC and she loves it. Very easy to tow, goes to Rallys and has no problems.
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I've yet to meet someone who doesn't love the trailer they've bought, or the car, or the house, or the breakfast cereal.
I guess we haven't formally met. I have purchased two trailers that I came to seriously dislike. Cars too. I don't have a Happier, but I'd like to have one.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:33 AM   #17
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Although I dont agree with Glen on many things I do agree on that most fg owners love the one their with and while I love to attend fg rallies with the HC1 I never do with the intent to try and convert someone to buy a HC1. that would be a waste of time. There are now close to 300 HC1 owners and not many of them are former fg owners .most Byers of the HC1 are those that think outside of the box and do not like the status quo . I myself had many arguments with my son on the design as I have or had many traditional built fg trailers but now admit I was totally wrong. The HC1 is the most fun,versatile,most comfortable and easy to use trailer I have ever owned all in 13 ft package .some here keep trying to compare to their 19/20/ or even their 21 foot foot trailers which is kinda flattering but unrealistic.i think the real test on buying a fg trailer is how you feel in the months or years after your purchase and am I happy or remorseful on what I paid and yes the HC 1 is not cheap but if you asked HC1 owners which one they were they would be overwhelmingly happy ,just check their Fb page.
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I've yet to meet someone who doesn't love the trailer they've bought, or the car, or the house, or the breakfast cereal.
Had several trailers which I didn't like , hated my Datsun and my last house. I have thrown out several breakfast cereals which were unfit to eat... But then... We haven't actually met !


Happier Camper is very cute, Have you seen the (beer?)commercial which features one with a bunch of people using it?


Does anyone else actually build a molded fiberglass utility trailer? (L'l Haully was special ordered)
Do they sell the modules separately aftermarket at comparable prices to original options? So you can change it over time as your needs change.
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...Does anyone else actually build a molded fiberglass untility trailer?...
Chariot Manufacturing builds molded fiberglass utility trailers. The Trillium Sportsman(?) is a vintage toy-hauler of sorts, very rare.
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Here's the link to Happier Camper's newsletter. 'Lots of stuff happening!
https://mailchi.mp/happiercamper/august2018
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