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Old 05-10-2016, 09:05 PM   #476 (permalink)
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Anybody done anything with an 18 foot bumper pull hauler? I'm a single dude with no kids so I dont need much but I am tired of setting up tents. Considering building a bigass box on the front of this, big enough for a twin bed mattress and enough headroom to kneel. I can move the jeep back 2-3 feet from where it is in this picture, remove the toolbox, and that should give me plenty of room. Ill even hack off the stinger if I need to. I'd like to make it permanent, should I pull out the boards underneath the box and attach it directly to the frame, or leave the deck and hope the boards dont rot? It will likely be built out of mostly plywood.


Something like this?
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Something like this?
Yup. Ill look around at truck sleepers.
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:30 AM   #478 (permalink)
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why not just get a tent cot if its just you?
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A short sleeper would be perfect. Put a lower outside door on it so you can use the space under the bed for the toolbox you're losing.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:21 AM   #480 (permalink)
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Well I have unused deck space and it would be nice to have some storage on the trailer as well. You know, show up to wheel and I have everything I need in the trailer already.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:24 PM   #481 (permalink)
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That's half the reason I sold my pooper-doodie and bought the Suburban. Perfect for one-guy camping.
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That's half the reason I sold my pooper-doodie and bought the Suburban. Perfect for one-guy camping.
Yes, bingo. I recently got a yukon 2500 with quad steer. Perfect for the trips where its just me. When I'm brining the family I hook up to my G/N and haul out the pop up.

I wouldn't want to have a short trailer with a permeant camper on it. It wouldn't be practical for running around town. I chose to have a camper over a "sleeper" because if its raining all you can do is lay in a sleeper not walk around, have friends in, ect. Having just a sleeper on a small trailer doesn't sound very practical, to me personally.

Now if your trailer and truck can handle it you could mount a small pop up up high where it sits over the hood of your jeep. It would probably be the same weight or maybe less than a sleeper and you may be able to figure out a way to make it removable.
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Here is mine...very simple:

-propane and cooler storage on one side, firewood and grill on the other
-entire subframe has provisions for fork lift to lift camper off
-paid $500 for the camper, paint and new mattress on the inside (love me some flexseal)
-trailer spares on each side of the goose, crawler spare on the front of the goose
-trailer is 34'
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How do you like the 19.5s on your dodge? I'd love to throw a set on my dually..
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How do you like the 19.5s on your dodge? I'd love to throw a set on my dually..
Work good for me. My truck is a tow rig only..they are a little rough when cold but handle the weight I tow just fine.
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Lets see your Trailers with campers: Homemade

My current Hillbilly Hilton. It's a 2015 24', 14k, LoadTrail LO-boy, with a Fleetwood Angler mounted on it. Got it for a great price. It hauls well and is as compact as I could make it with my long heep.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:14 PM   #487 (permalink)
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My current Hillbilly Hilton. It's a 2015 24', 14k, LoadTrail LO-boy, with a Fleetwood Angler mounted on it. Got it for a great price. It hauls well and is as compact as I could make it with my long heep.
That looks nice, I was worried a 24' would be too short from mine and found a deal on a 30'.
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Yup. Ill look around at truck sleepers.
Truck sleeper cabs are well built and can be found for cheap.
I paid $300 for a 60" KW flat top sleeper with a near perfect interior and bought another with gutted interior for $250. Planning to turn one of those into an offroad camper trailer.
I paid $200 for a 63" Peterbilt Unibilt double bunk mid-roof sleeper, and $125 for an aftermarket BENTZ 72" double bunk mid-roof sleeper (from an expeditor straight truck). Most likely going to use the 72" BENTZ on my Ford E450 flatbed project.
Check with truck shops, log haulers, and farmers. There are usually parts trucks or wrecks sitting behind their shops or sometimes sleepers that were removed for a day cab conversion.
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Truck sleeper cabs are well built and can be found for cheap.
I paid $300 for a 60" KW flat top sleeper with a near perfect interior and bought another with gutted interior for $250. Planning to turn one of those into an offroad camper trailer.
I paid $200 for a 63" Peterbilt Unibilt double bunk mid-roof sleeper, and $125 for an aftermarket BENTZ 72" double bunk mid-roof sleeper (from an expeditor straight truck). Most likely going to use the 72" BENTZ on my Ford E450 flatbed project.
Check with truck shops, log haulers, and farmers. There are usually parts trucks or wrecks sitting behind their shops or sometimes sleepers that were removed for a day cab conversion.
Awesome, I had no idea they were that cheap. Come to think of it, I think I remember seeing a truck salvage yard around here somewhere.
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New Livin Lite TC1 tent camper.
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Old 06-01-2016, 10:13 PM   #492 (permalink)
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gonna remodel the interior if it ever stops raining in houston. pulls smooth as glass with the crawler pulled as far forward as i can get it and the crawler actually fits when it doesnt have 40 psi in the tires haha
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gonna remodel the interior if it ever stops raining in houston. pulls smooth as glass with the crawler pulled as far forward as i can get it and the crawler actually fits when it doesnt have 40 psi in the tires haha
Nice and compact... what's the length on your trailer deck?
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gonna remodel the interior if it ever stops raining in houston. pulls smooth as glass with the crawler pulled as far forward as i can get it and the crawler actually fits when it doesnt have 40 psi in the tires haha


-was this homemade or did it start out as something else?
-looks good...it would drive me INSANE if my rig didn't fit in between or in front of the wheel wells...but that's just my OCD...rock on!
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-was this homemade or did it start out as something else?
-looks good...it would drive me INSANE if my rig didn't fit in between or in front of the wheel wells...but that's just my OCD...rock on!
X2. where/who built that camper. That is exactly what I'm looking for. I want something 8ft wide 6ft deep with cabover.
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Nice and compact... what's the length on your trailer deck?
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trailer deck is 15'

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-was this homemade or did it start out as something else?
-looks good...it would drive me INSANE if my rig didn't fit in between or in front of the wheel wells...but that's just my OCD...rock on!
it was a goosneck that someone had the living quarters built onto i bought it used a few years ago.
the rig actually fits when its aired down its just when i had them aired up super high that the sidewalls wouldnt flex.

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X2. where/who built that camper. That is exactly what I'm looking for. I want something 8ft wide 6ft deep with cabover.
it was built by a trailer place in new braunfels. im not sure who, the living quarters are roughly 7x7 with the bed on the tongue. its not much but it gets the job done. once i remodel it i think i can make better use of the space inside.
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Has anyone ever though about elevating a pop up on a smaller trailer so the rigs hood sat under neath it? as long as your rig wasn't super tall I don't see it being and issue. Kind of like the race car trailers that are open with tires up top?
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Anybody done anything with an 18 foot bumper pull hauler? I'm a single dude with no kids so I dont need much but I am tired of setting up tents. Considering building a bigass box on the front of this, big enough for a twin bed mattress and enough headroom to kneel. I can move the jeep back 2-3 feet from where it is in this picture, remove the toolbox, and that should give me plenty of room. Ill even hack off the stinger if I need to. I'd like to make it permanent, should I pull out the boards underneath the box and attach it directly to the frame, or leave the deck and hope the boards dont rot? It will likely be built out of mostly plywood.
Actually, I am fixing to do something similar, building a 42" deep box on mine 7' tall not for sleeping quarters though, its actually for parts/tool storage. I want everything I need on board at all times and ready to go wheel at any time. Plan to use 16 gauge 1" square for the framing on 16" centers and skin it in .040 aluminum. It will cost a lil more than wood, but will be a whole lot lighter, no more than a couple hundred pounds honestly.
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X2. where/who built that camper. That is exactly what I'm looking for. I want something 8ft wide 6ft deep with cabover.

Would you guys be interested in empty shells? Minimalistic camper? Mobile Hilton?

Let me know. Id love to toss a few of those together to get my business off the ground.
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Would you guys be interested in empty shells? Minimalistic camper? Mobile Hilton?

Let me know. Id love to toss a few of those together to get my business off the ground.
i've had a ton of people ask me about mine so i could totally see it doin well.
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