It's less for Camping as it is for Hauling, but in conjuction with my SMB I think they make a pretty neat little combo. But first, reason I had this built was because I have a race truck and Motorcycles that needed a transport, however at the same time I was in need of a RV that had some of the basic functions that my SMB couldn't fill such as full Kitchen and Bathroom. So, only logical solution was to get a Custom Toy Hauler made!!
Most Toy Haulers out there are built for toys which weight a max of 2000lbs and the garages aren't big enough for full size toys, so I basically built a Car Hauler with some living quarters built in the front.
Trailer specs are:
-28' trailer w/ 4' tongue (32' total)
-Triple 5200lb axle (15,600 Gross towing capable)
-Hidden Dove Tail
-Full Kitchen (Fridge, Oven, Microwave, etc...)
-Full bathroom with stand-up shower.
-45 gallon Fresh water tank
-35 gallon Grey water tank
-35 gallon Black water tank
-6 gallon water heater
-18' x 8' garage w/ loading ramps
-Rhino Lined Garage
Here's a couple pics of the build...
And here are some exterior pics of it finished. I picked it up this morning and spent a good part of the day getting it all sorted out towing equipment wise and mating it with my SMB. Most of these pics were taken with the wrong hitch receiver, I had to go buy an adjustable one that raised the ball about 9-10". So if you see that the front of the trailer seems low, it's because it is.
Here's the Garage, again 18' x 8' with multiple tie-downs and loading ramps over the wheel wells.
And here's a couple pics with the Awning out:
Propane tanks which operate the hot water heater, oven/cook top, and fridge. There's also a battery rack right in front for some Deep Cycle batteries which I plan to install there in the future.
And here the adjustable Hitch that I had to buy, but I have a feeling I'm gonna be buying another one here in the near future that has tow-bars on it.
So a couple notes about the set-up, like I said I'm gonna look into getting some Tow-bars installed. Driving on the Freeway was fine unless I got passed or passed some big rigs and then the trailer would sway some. Enough for me to want to look into getting that fixed. Power wise I had plenty of power, never was left lacking/wanting for more power despite the trailer being portly. Couple times I had to pass some Big-rigs and what not and it was not an issue. I actually don't think I ever gave more than 50% throttle at any time and still accelerated at a good enough clip to merge with faster traffic. I do need to monitor tranny temps though, I think that is the current weak link with the set-up.
Trailer currently has no house batteries but I found out that that is not really an issue. Turns out that while plugged into my Van, the 7-pin wiring harness powers the whole Trailer!
Granted I need to address the batteries on my Van and add to the two batteries that I already have, but it makes things easier for how I want to set things up. Basically all I need is a Honda 2000 to power the A/C, and aside from that, I would think two 12V AGM Deep Cycle batteries on the Van should power the trailer sufficiently since the Oven, Fridge and water Heater are propane powered. And when not connected to the Trailer, those extra batteries will power the fridge and microwave that I will have in the SMB. The only thing the Batteries would need to power on the Trailer would be the interior lights, the water pump and any accessories I would have plugged in.
Tomorrow I have to load my truck into it, should see if this was all worth it. Hope it fits, I only measured it once!!