The Terrapin is the largest model series of trailer campers here at CTC. Similar in style and size to the small trailers of the 1950s and 60s, these campers are a great platform for road trips, car-camping, or to haul to the lake. They offer a little more room than is typically available in the bed of the truck, and can be disconnected to set up base camp.
Like any of these designs, the Terrapin can be built out in any number of ways. Here are some photos of the most recent build.
We went with a pretty full interior arrangement on this one. He opted for no painted surfaces (which I usually do), so we incorporated several different species on the cabin’s interior – oak, birch, cedar, and beetle-killed ponderosa pine – so it wasn’t a one-ton wood overload. It weighed in at 1,300 lbs, max headroom around 5’9″, and it went down the highway great behind my little Toyota pickup.
And as always, folks are welcome to email me and thoughts/ideas/questions directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the site – casualturtlecampers.com.