Cargo Trailer Camper

Ardale and Trailer

by John

My wife and I wanted a “Toy Hauler” to haul our motorcycles and to camp in. But toy hauler campers are very expensive, and then we’d have to pay the 6% sales tax and registration and insurance fees.

So instead of buying a toy hauler camper, we purchased a 7’x14’ V-Nose H&H Cargo Trailer. We special ordered the trailer with 7.5’ ceilings, 12” on center wall studs, 12” on center floor joist, a side door with RV style latch, 2 windows and a roof vent, and a ramp style back door.

So far we’ve installed vinyl flooring in the trailer. And we have furniture that will go in it as well. We will fix it up into a little camper/motorcycle hauler and use it as our little home away from home while on the road. We have a store in town called “The Re-Store” where they sell all sorts of used and new household items (door, windows, sinks, cabinets…) and we’ve found almost anything we’ve needed for our trailer project there. Here are some of the pictures of our trailer.


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Marsha Cowan - November 11, 2014 Reply

Cool idea! Looks good so far. I hope you will keep us posted.

avd - November 11, 2014 Reply

These folks have some very specific needs and this solution looks like it would work well for them.

One small improvement for others to consider would be to move the door closer to the wheel assembly. That would create deeper and more functional space at the angled front end of the trailer.

Bill Southworth - November 11, 2014 Reply

We did something very similar with a cargo container. There are pictures of it at Search for /green-horse-trailer-converted-stunning-people-trailer under the slideshows.

Case - November 13, 2014 Reply

Having owned a cargo trailer and having hauled my motorcycles in it I can say I wouldn’t want to sleep in the trailer unless the bike storage was closed off from the sleeping quarters. The fumes from the gas permeates everything, especially bedding. When hauling a bike the fuel sloshes around in the tank and the fumes are released through the breather in the cap.

Peter - November 14, 2014 Reply

a tiny house this is not. why is this here?

    Carmen - November 15, 2014 Reply

    the total sq ft is 98, so i think that qualifies.. .this is obviously a work in progress since they have only shown interior front….have often considered something like this..but, never really tried to do it,..

jim - December 4, 2014 Reply

There is a Re-Store in most areas. It is the Habitat for Humanity store. Funds go to the not for profit.

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