Why did I build my own mini-
Having previously owned a large toy-
Larger camper means having to own a large tow vehicle
The need to have or rent a place to store a large trailer
Paying high gas consumption of the large tow vehicle even when you are not towing
Difficulty in maneuvering around gas pumps and other tight spots
A small camper, designed to suit my personal taste, met our needs very effectively
We still needed a utility trailer functionality on occasion to haul large items
6 x 10 Cargo Trailer Conversion Project
A used cargo trailer was converted into a combination mini-
Shower & sink
External gray water tank or hookup
15 gallon swappable fresh water tanks
12v water pump
12 v lighting
120v Connection and sockets
Solar panels & charge controller
Inverter provides 120v AC from camper battery
City water connection
Fold down table
External remote controlled air conditioner and heater
Powered roof vent
... all while still remaining usable as a utility trailer.
We have spent well over 50 nights in this trailer and over 9,000 miles of travel. Other than a few minor changes and repairs, it has served us well.
Using this small efficient camper is a process. Because of its small size, we found our daily routine that works for us. It involves deciding when to raise or put down the left bed, fold up/down the table and when we can access storage containers we keep under the bed for cooking supplies and clothing etc.
I added a second, but smaller, fold-
If the full bed is down, the dressing area is limited to a few feet between the bed and the counter. We can fold up the left bed first thing in the morning and/or make a reasonable compromise since the shower and dressing area is considered a one-
I added wall anchor strips (harbor freight e-
We have received numerous questions about the camper build which we don't mind answering. It's nice to meet other persons preparing to embark on a similar building project.
The author of this web page and builder of this camper constructed the pictured camper for personal use and makes no claims regarding the accuracy of the design, it's safety, nor fitness for any particular purpose.