My Tiny House Travel Trailer

I’ve finally gotten my tiny house travel trailer far enough along that I’m able to enjoy it. It’s somewhat unique. I can’t believe how long it takes to go from places because so many people stop me to look and ask about it.

It took me just over 2 years to build. It’s built on a cargo trailer. It actually can be lifted off the cargo trailer with the car lift in my garage. I built it because all the small campers that I could find that were new seemed very expensive. And I could not find anything used that was in good shape.

I carry a Honda eu 2000 generator in my pickup. It powers the a/c, induction cook top, heat, or toaster oven. Not all at the same time of course. I have a vmax 150 ah agm battery up front which powers my 12v lights and maxair fan. Also have built in cell phone charging and a couple 12 volt outlets. I can run on the battery easily for 2 weeks. Probably bought bigger than I needed. I have a iota 30 amp charger/converter. Seems to charge the battery well. I built in a 12 volt digital gauge as a battery monitor.

The axle weight is 2610#. The tongue weight is 300#. Tows great.

The food is stored in a built in igloo cooler. I bought a coolermate ice insert. It keeps food nice and cold and I only have to add ice about every 4 days. Was far cheaper than a 12v refrigerator. I may consider a 12v refrigerator some day with solar. But for now this works well.

I put a futon up front for sleeping. It’s comfortable and opens if I want. I have a 16 gallon fresh water tank and gray water tank. For a toilet I just have a large portapottie.

The goal was to have it look a little like a train car, to reduce the aerodynamic drag a bit while not have it be impossible to build. My Toyota Tacoma easily tows it and gets 13 to 15 mpg.

Works great. David P.

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