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Harleybullet

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Posted: 01/20/22 04:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody ever see in there campgrounds these Carhaulers converted to RV trailer
Youtube has many ways on how to convert them with you everything you need and more;

Priced are thru the roof so this maybe4 a way out and more.

Let me know you comment good and bad..... Dave

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Posted: 01/20/22 04:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

their campgrounds or there campgrounds? I don't know where there is...

Is a carhauler special? You are talking about just a big cargo trailer I assume? Because the carhauler that the big semis tow with two levels and ramps and are open would not be something you would want to use as a base for an RV build.

Cargo campers, on the other hand, are quite common. very common. You would do better to try a non-google search and just type in "cargo camper" and you will find thousands of pictures or articles or whatever fancies there your desire for more info.

Self-built RVs are common, much more durable and give the owner just what he wants, here or there, but I do not know about the connection to any campgrounds.

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Can you possibly clarify your question? [emoticon]


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I’ve seen a number of van and trailer conversions. Some nice and some terrible. For those with skill and time, it could be a great project. However, I’d rather buy something and go camping.


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A car hauler with sleeping quarters. It's a 63" semi sleeper
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That is a great idea and could be used in many different ways.


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I guess you fellows have seen them around. I was referring to the enclosed cargo trailers that the lawn guys have to pull behind my truck.

I have owned 3 travel trailer 25, 26 and 16 plus I just sold my Truck camper. We have decided to get a new small travel trailer about 16 to 18 foot class; they are asking astronomical prices and want to go another way for price and get exactly what I want. I can do some of the work but may need some help some portions I made need help.

Looking at youtube there is alot of good info on what is needed and how to do it. I am looking at a 7 x 16 vee nose cargo trailer with an 8 foot interior height. 36 inch RV door and either a ramp or barn door rear. The trailer companies will do many items such as insulation, vents, windows I am still research how for they will go! I think I can get a pretty substantial rig for maybe half the price of the usual RV,

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To continue I would put a murhy bed in so when it is up ther a lot more room Toilet and shower holding toanks that fit my needs simple kitchen with fridge and farm sink even a chanderlier and a small wood burning fireplace.
Still making out details any ideas or comments or questions are appreciated.

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If you have the time and money, go for it. Remember everything you have to buy, you will pay retail price.
The biggest problem I see is where to put the holding tanks. They have to be lower than the toilet and shower so you will have to raise the floor, and there goes your headroom. Chandelier? Bad idea.
For a hunting or fishing cabin I think a custom built cargo trailer would be OK.

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I've seen a few good examples in the Toy Hauler forum over the years.

I've never believed in the practicality of those builds, but at least the guys had fun projects to work on and they were happy with their final results.


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