Minimalist BH?

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  1. Detroit_Iron

    Detroit_Iron Member

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    I will be going hardside for 2020. Does anyone know if any manufacturers make more of a “minimalist” BH, around a 25’. No bathroom, no radios or tv’s, no fireplaces ect.. basically a furnace, AC,table and beds fridge, some sort of artic package. Ive never even used water or the water heater, sink, oven. in my current camper. Short of buying a snowmobile trailer and making my own I don’t see any options without a bathroom..
     
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    You won't find anything commercially made without a bathroom. You should have no problem finding a lower end trailer outside of that. In general, the cheaper ones will be the wood framed, aluminum sided units.
     
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    Contact a manufacturer and tell them what you want and get a price.
     
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    I think I would just buy a used BH and remove what I didn't need or repurpose the area.
     
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    There are a number of small companies that make tear and slightly larger bare bone trailers out there, I forget the names off hand. But I am guessing there is someone out there that makes bare bone custom TT's. But what you mention with the trailer, there are a number of good write ups over on TNTT where people take a stock trailer and turn it into a camping trailer.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    You can look into those small fiberglass campers, that's the only thing I can come up with other than vintage campers. Even those are going to have a bathroom though.
     
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    Since you have plenty of lead time you'd seem like an ideal candidate for a Taylor Coach, custom manufactured here in S Ontario.

    https://www.taylorcoach.com/index.php

    The founder's son now runs this small company that has been in business since 1967 and builds a quality product with a 4 year warranty. Models offered are based on various designs in different sizes which can easily be modified to suit an owner's particular requirements. The key is to call the owner Brad Taylor and discuss directly with him what you're looking for.
     
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    What is a BH? It's not in the acronym list.
     
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    I'm guessing the OP means bunkhouse ... i.e. trailer with an adults' bed and 2 or more bunk beds.
     
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    Neither is TNTT. I'll update when we find out.
     
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    Teenage Mutant... oh wait, nevermind :)
     
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    BH is standard RV nomenclature for "Bunk House"
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I'm a camper that happens to own a popup, not an RV guy lol.
     
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    I didn't know either until I got one. Glad I got rid of it.
     
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    Basically the same lay out of my pop up but in a larger hardside. The pop up really limits our camping each year due to when have to put it away once temps are below freezing so the plastic windows don’t crack. Having each bunk with king size rv beds on the pop up is needed when I’m 6’2 and my son is already a six footer. Table beds are horrible, most bunkhouse bunks seem like they are designed for small children. We have been to many camper shows and yet to find anything other then the “master bed” we can completely stretch out in. I don’t need all the “extras” we will never use but it almost seems like for a lack of better analogy buying a hamburger. It doesn’t make it any cheaper if you don’t want onions and tomato’s on it, your still paying the same. So skipping the bathroom,shower, oven ect and just give me a nice size bed on each end of the camper is what I’m looking for. Pull out couches and breaking down table beds is just a pita I don’t want to deal with every morning/night while camping
     
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    If you're willing to wait, some manufactures are willing to add and subtract items from their models.
    I have to admit that a bathroom was on our list of things we didn't want when we needed to change from pup to TT. However, we opted to buy something that was already on order. Turned out having a flush toilet, hot water tank, and a couple of other things we "didn't want" has been very nice - and dumping the waste tanks far less troublesome than we thought.
     
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    RVs are built on an assembly line for the masses with the usual amenities that the masses want, there's no way any one of these manufacturers is going to build something that only a very few like you might be interested in. If this is what you want you'll have to build it yourself or find a custom builder who will build you a one off, but you can bet that will cost. [:O]
     
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    The point of my post wasn’t about special ordering a coach with what I wanted or didn’t want but more asking if there was anything on the market that fit my wants.
     
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    Such as who? [?:~{] The most any mass production manufacturer will do is add or delete an item that may be on an options list, they're certainly not going to delete an entire bathroom or ditch the waste tanks or add a second full size bed to a trailer that normally has one. Lotsa luck with that! [LOL]
     

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