new camper for us?

Discussion in 'Camper Pre-Purchase Questions' started by Arlyn Aronson, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Dingit

    Dingit Well-Known Member

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    Hmm. Does Fleeetwood still make the Scorpion?
     
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    Problem is the tiny TV. Sorry Arlyn, my Duramax talking.
     
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    Don't go to expedition portal.
    It's a wormhole and will cost you thousands of dollars in the end.
    So I hear...
     
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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    Here is a print we received today from our locale Cargo Mate trailer retailer which is part of Forest River. It has the items we mentioned above and the price quoted us was 6k.. What do you folks think? We wanted one window in the front, and over the counter there.

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    WVhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    I bought a similar trailer for about $2K.
    I'm sure I could install a window in it for another four thousand dollars.
     
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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    You purchased a new, enclosed trailer 6x12 sized for $2000??

     
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    WVhillbilly Well-Known Member

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    It was 4 months old, and it's a 7x10. Didn't even have a footprint on the floor.
    Brand new would have been $2600. http://www.looktrailers.com/series/cargo-trailers

    Still a LOT less than $6K. Next one will be aluminum frame, but this one has pulled excellent for several years.
    I've only replaced tires.
    This might even work, if photosuckit allows it to.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Arlyn Aronson Well-Known Member

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    I see you missed a few details. It needs a counter added across its front, storage shelving to hold totes on two sides, three window's that open and nice awning over the man-door for cooking outside. It also needs a camper style man-door, is 6x12 in size with a rear ramp style door which do cost a tad more and allows machines to be driven in. A temp outdoor cooking counter and stabilizing jacks to hold the trailer still like campers have. We also asked to have extra stringers added in its roof to help with our snow loads. I can't see in the prints how tall the roof is, but one foot was added to its hieght. Standard enclosed trailer height might be a tad low for camper use. if you could do this for less $$$, we're game to hire you.
     
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    Mine has a man door on the side, I also added stab jacks to the back so I can load/unload bikes when it's not hooked to the truck.
    Jacks were $40 on Amazon. I wouldn't have a box trailer without either.
    It is a ramp door, I haul motorcycles, quad, riding mower and whatever else in it.
    It's over 6 feet tall inside, because I wasn't bumping my head when I walked around in it. :D

    Windows, awning, shelves, and a small piece of counter would still be less than $1K.
    My trailer has had over 4 feet of snow on top of it with no ill effects.

    It's your money, spend it as you like. But I think you could build your own, just as you want it, for much less than $6K.
    I don't camp in mine, but I have slept in it numerous times. I usually use a campground table to cook and grill on.
    My camping gear lives in a tote in the trailer, it's the only way I can stop my wife from "putting it away"

    "away" is another, magical place where things go to never be seen again. So I leave my stuff in the trailer.

    https://www.jarcotrucksandtrailers....gle-axle-enclosed-cargo-trailer-dK7g|9ve.html
     
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    Folks, we just picked up a bran spanking new (sorta used) 6x12 enclosed trailer that had various camper accessorizes added to it by its owner, then he never used it. We drove 150 miles today to pick it up, part of which was in a blizzard..... I'll post photos of with when I can. We might be camping again this fall!
     
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    Awesome! These things do intrigue me. I'd love to mod a trailer to suit me, except for the work involved. :) Looking forward to the photos.

    (Also, blizzard? What!!???)
     
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    Great to hear.
    There is an old guy here that had one done like that a few years ago.
    I'm waiting for him to sell it, as he already sold the motorcycle he hauls in it.
     
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    That's funny. True, but funny!
     
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    Here is some photos the owner had posted on craigs list. He had a sink (no water system), microwave and refrigerator in it that were all 110 volt, plus a propane heater which does not require power. Seems we're take out the antenna you can see on the roof. Power rectifier and all the 110 appliances mentioned above. Let me add that we find camping off the grid less costly than on it.

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    Folks, I'm starting to pull items out of this camper. Is this hybrid or what? [?:~{] I can start a new thread if anyone is interested in seeing what gets done with it. Let me know if you care to see and which heading would it go under? thanks!
     
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    I'd love a build (or rebuild?) thread. I don't know where it would go, though. :p
     
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    Post everything, lol! Someone might do something simmiler. I find its easy to do it once someone has lead they way.
     
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    I know there is a VERY shallow mount water tank that will fit under there. It's about 10 gallons.
    I don't know who makes it, but I've seen them. For only 10 gallons it may be just as simple to carry 5 gallon cans.
     
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    I'm in this camp...
    Good luck with it.
     

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