Orca Trailers - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-27-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 25,088
Orca Trailers

IF, I was looking for a tiny molded trailer that's a bit bigger than most teardrops, but along the same lines... I'd consider the Orca Trailer. Needs windows and obviously you'd do all the meal prep and eating outside. But still, it's cute!
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Name: Kevin K
Trailer: 17' Casita
Mpls,Minnesota
Posts: 3,074
Registry
Very cool.Click image for larger version

Name:	343_IMG_3608.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	20.2 KB
ID:	39451
Click image for larger version

Name:	343_IMG_3997_corrected.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	13.4 KB
ID:	39452Click image for larger version

Name:	343_Orca_Trailers_.jpg
Views:	22
Size:	10.8 KB
ID:	39450
__________________

Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2019 2ndG Escape21 DeJa View pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,638
Registry
They look like motorcycle trailers, is that what they are designed to carry? Is the inside finished?
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Name: Kevin K
Trailer: 17' Casita
Mpls,Minnesota
Posts: 3,074
Registry
That's up to you.Click image for larger version

Name:	343_Picture_034.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	24.3 KB
ID:	39453
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 04:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 25,088
Check out all the camping stuff going on within the website...
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 04:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2019 2ndG Escape21 DeJa View pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,638
Registry
Reminds me of Lil Snoozy without windows....
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 06:30 PM   #7
member
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,892
I could really use one of those if it were a little larger. I need about 12'x6'x6' instead of 9.5'x5'x5'. Anyone have an enlarging ray?
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 09:46 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: Alex
Trailer: In the market
Hawaii
Posts: 15
While they do make one for camping obviously.(tent integrated) I don't see these even coming close to competition with a tear drop. They look smaller than a tear drop and don't provide a kitchen area.

These seem to be made for cargo use primarily.
ialex2005i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 06:03 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 25,088
Looks quite a bit bigger than a tear drop to me. And how many times have we read where people prefer to cook outside on the picnic table? I certainly didn't mean it was for everyone, but sometimes people with limited tow capacity need to think outside the box.

Key Information

Size 5’ x 9’
Gross Weight 750Lbs
Max Load 2,250
Axle 2,950Lb Torflex
Wheels 15 Aluminum Mag Rims
Tire Size 205 75R 15
Overall Height 78”
Overall Length 162”
Overall Width 80”
Hitch Weight 75Lbs
Coupler 2” Automatic QuickBite
Attached Thumbnails
Orca-PT.jpg  
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 11:37 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Alex
Trailer: In the market
Hawaii
Posts: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Looks quite a bit bigger than a tear drop to me. And how many times have we read where people prefer to cook outside on the picnic table? I certainly didn't mean it was for everyone, but sometimes people with limited tow capacity need to think outside the box.

Key Information

Size 5’ x 9’
Gross Weight 750Lbs
Max Load 2,250
Axle 2,950Lb Torflex
Wheels 15 Aluminum Mag Rims
Tire Size 205 75R 15
Overall Height 78”
Overall Length 162”
Overall Width 80”
Hitch Weight 75Lbs
Coupler 2” Automatic QuickBite
I'm not going to argue, and you seem like a large contributor to the site, which is awesome. Your first post in this thread is really misleading. It almost seemed like an advertisement. I looked at little guy teardrops, specifically the 5 wide model. It meets or beats it in overall size and still weighs under 1,000 pounds.

I also wonder if these Orca trailers have the ability to be opened from the inside. I would just feel like I'm stuck in a coffin.
ialex2005i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 25,088
We're good Alex. I'm just always looking for stuff on the web and the size/weight of the Orca might suit those that really need to tow light, but aren't interested in a tear drop. With the top opening/back opening hatch... it wouldn't be the greatest in the rain. It's not for me, but it might be for someone else. And at least it's molded so would fit this "towable molded" forum.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 11:54 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: Ken
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
US
Posts: 1,577
Donna is like me, just sharing interesting stuff we come cross. And we've had members asking about converting cargo trailers on the forum here in the past. Those folks are on the lookout for cargo trailers to build their own interiors. Cheers.
Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: Ken
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
US
Posts: 1,577
the ironhorse sure looks like it too
Attached Thumbnails
iron.jpg  
Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 12:17 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Kevin K's Avatar
 
Name: Kevin K
Trailer: 17' Casita
Mpls,Minnesota
Posts: 3,074
Registry
Ironhorse looks cool.Click image for larger version

Name:	cache_1209619404.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	151.9 KB
ID:	39471
Kevin K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 12:24 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Name: Ken
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
US
Posts: 1,577
An Orcha a Horse and a Lemon no telling what else is out there.
Link here
Attached Thumbnails
lemon.jpg  
Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 02:43 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 25,088
I try to think outside the box when need fit meets functionality (and budget). Years ago we had a new member Cathy Mutch join us. She had a converted all-molded fiberglass cargo trailer she and her Dad had converted into a travel trailer. She's no longer around, I don't think she felt really welcome... which is too bad. Cool trailer! Check out her album. Pictures by catrinka613 - Photobucket And remember, even if it's not for you... it was for her, and it fits this forum of all molded fiberglass towables. There's a couple of brand of currently manufactured molded travel trailers that are great for someone other than me. But I still welcome their participation in these forums....
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 02:49 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2019 2ndG Escape21 DeJa View pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,638
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
I try to think outside the box when need fit meets functionality (and budget). Years ago we had a new member Cathy Mutch join us. She had a converted all-molded fiberglass cargo trailer she and her Dad had converted into a travel trailer. She's no longer around, I don't think she felt really welcome... which is too bad. Cool trailer! Check out her album. Pictures by catrinka613 - Photobucket And remember, even if it's not for you... it was for her, and it fits this forum of all molded fiberglass towables. There's a couple of brand of currently manufactured molded travel trailers that are great for someone other than me. But I still welcome their participation in these forums....
Now that is neat, I wonder where she got that. It's a precursor to Lil Soozy. My first trailer was a toy hauler and if it had a bathroom I'd still have it. You can open the back and get a add-a-room and sit on the veranda, it was real nice.
Attached Thumbnails
DSC00214.JPG  
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 02:59 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: Ken
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
US
Posts: 1,577
I see chariotmanufacturing has many cargo trailer options like shower and galley. A bigger front galley photo is on their page. Rear screen door too for skeeters.

“L” Galley with complete buildout Including:
Shower
Head
Pressure or Hand Pump water systems
Hot and Cold Water
Fresh water -Waste Holding Tanks
Built in Fridge
Generators -Batteries
Deluxe Electrical packages
Bunk Beds
Electric Overhead Beds
Attached Thumbnails
chariotmanufacturing.jpg   chariotmanufacturing2.jpg  

Ken C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 04:05 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,658
Registry
That Ironhorse definitely has potential-
I could see adding canvas at the top of the upper opening panel, like on some of the pop-tops.
According to their page at Specifications of the Ironhorse Trailer, Flip Top motorcycle trailersMotorcycle Trailering, there's 7 ft of headroom when it's open.
But- YIKES!
According to this ad for a used one, they cost almost ten grand new...
http://www.ronsradrides.com/browse-a...glass-trailer/

That's a lot of money for a "good start"...
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 05:33 PM   #20
member
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,892
A bare, empty Snoozy shell is about $9000 also, if I recall correctly. Hm, the Ironhorse has potential. Maybe I need to watch for a used one, that one you linked to sold for under $5K.

Anyone know who makes the trailer that Catrinka has?
__________________

Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not All Fiberglass RV's are Trailers.... Buck62 General Chat 12 08-04-2011 03:45 PM
some of our TV and trailers Jack Allen Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 4 02-28-2011 11:36 AM
13' trailers Rich Morrison General Chat 23 04-13-2010 09:27 PM
Tent Trailers Chester Taje General Chat 10 02-27-2007 08:49 AM
fiberglass trailers are better! robirob General Chat 6 01-27-2007 05:27 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
×