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Old 07-22-2010, 02:10 PM   #11
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Re: Need opinion/thoughts on a park model trailer

Could build yourself a Tumbleweed or similar... Just a few ideas.

http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/houses/
http://www.tinyhousedesign.com/
Here is one built from pallets that you can often find on CraigsList for free...
http://www.tinyfreehouse.com/
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Old 07-23-2010, 04:12 PM   #12
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Re: Need opinion/thoughts on a park model trailer

Basically, your bus is a weekend project to go play in. What you are looking for is primary housing. Just toss the bus out of the equation and you're looking for a place to rent.
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ya without bus in equation rent is still too much.

figured out for that trailer my payments would be 259.02 a month for 15 years on it. lot rent is 470/month lol. so it looks like that is what we are going with for now. less then a week left and no where in town to rent for under 1500.. I take the super duty to go get it on Wednesday I guess. its a 40 footer with 2 slide outs. and it is new. not used.

best thing, it can be pulled by the bus

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ya without bus in equation rent is still too much.

figured out for that trailer my payments would be 259.02 a month for 15 years on it. lot rent is 470/month lol. so it looks like that is what we are going with for now. less then a week left and no where in town to rent for under 1500.. I take the super duty to go get it on Wednesday I guess. its a 40 footer with 2 slide outs. and it is new. not used.

best thing, it can be pulled by the bus

Ah yes, someone else thinking the way I do! We have a 32' travel trailer. Same deal, the bus pulls it. Plus I'm installing a genset, and a few other goodies in the bus to make the roadtrips more comfy....
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:09 PM   #15
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see and the bus can do that to. I have that large bay in the back to put a genset in there! would be nothing to run a power cable along the trailers frame to the bus for power in middle of no-where lol. Ill see how the super duty with its gutless 5.4 does. bus has the 7.3 international diesel in it
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:41 PM   #16
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Well this week she came home! drove 8 hours to Prince Albert, Sask to go get her! it was HALF the price of the local dealerships around here. 28k once the smoke cleared.

42' long - 21' main slide out, + bedroom slide out (6'?)
8'6" wide with slides in.
7 foot ceilings
nice stereo
magic chef microwave
4 burner stove + oven - propane
house fridge - bolted to wall!
20 gallon water heater - electric unfortunately...
porcelain RV toilet. - not bad actually!
ceiling fan
patio doors
double sink
hide a inflatable bed couch
2 lazy boy recliners
a real table with 4 chairs for the dinette.
fireplace (electric 110)
and TONS of storage! I am quite impressed.

Also allot of the things in this trailer is 12v and runs off the deep cycle battery. all the lights, the stereo, the ceiling fan, slides, water pump, furnace, are all 12volt. the only 110 things are the fireplace, fridge, AC.

so tempting to just get a 5 ton cab/chassis and put under this thing and call it my skoolie XD

Here she is after BACKING it out of the dealer's setup room. It was too long to pull through like they normally do!


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Well, I'm not a fan of slide-outs for structural reasons, but I looked through the photos in the link and the interior looks first-class and well thought-out. It definitely looks like home. Good luck with it. There are worse choices that could have been made, stick & staples or not.
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That's one sweet trailer for an S&S! Best of luck with her!
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Re: Need opinion/thoughts on a park model trailer

I must say .. I have paid about the same or more renting an apartment or small house and didn't have nearly as nice a place to come home to at the end of the day .. not to mention I usually ended up with the upstairs neighbor with 500lb feet, no matter how petite she was .. or the one that managed to set the building on fire ..

.. congrats on yer new digs, no matter how temporary ..
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