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Old 07-21-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:04 PM   #2
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It has been discussed quite a bit on the FGRV site. Quite an interesting concept with a fair bit of thought put into it. The owners/developers of the trailer are quite active with discussing it too.
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Flexible, but I just wonder what you do for supper if you leave the kitchen cubes at home so you can fit trail bikes inside.
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Old 07-21-2015, 04:16 PM   #4
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Flexible, but I just wonder what you do if you leave the kitchen cubes at home so you can fit trail bikes inside.
Maybe stack them up on other ones? Back of the tow? Or, just decide if you have the bikes, what else you might leave at home.

You could have a beach bin, a bike bin, a hunting/fishing bin, etc, to be loaded depending on what you are doing, rather than just take it all along.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:49 AM   #5
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I like the target on the door ..... I could get my sights lined up on my 30-30 without even opening the door .....
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:17 AM   #6
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Old 07-22-2015, 07:38 AM   #7
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Very clever. Would seem to be cold weather friendly. Holding tank for the sink must be in that cube? Yep, 5 gal fresh, 5 gal gray.
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Old 08-16-2018, 01:28 AM   #9
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I considered it seriously but decided against it. I liked the fact you could use it as a cargo trailer (doing double duty at home) and the weight and height seemed good.

1) the back door looks great- until you try to configure a floor plan that really lets you use it. The side door ends up in the way of any plan that uses the back door for access. So when you have it as home as a cargo trailer, great. Otherwise, not so great.

2) by the time you add “normal” cubes and a floor, the cost is more than a similarly equipped trailer. The floor also worried me because it didn’t seem like a modular floor would be very easy to clean.

3) I wanted to view one and asked numerous times for a referral as I’d been initially told there were some up here. Never got a response to my request.

4) Washington State ferries lowered the cheap rate from 7’6” to 7’2” so the HC no longer rode cheaply on the ferry.

Still haven’t seen one up close, though.
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I can't get past the "modular" feature. They show pix on their web site of people sitting on cubes around a campfire ( I think those cubes have to go back inside to make up a bed ). They suggest taking the kitchen cubes outside for cooking and washing dishes. Dragging a kitchen sink module full of water ( since that's your fresh water tank too ), does not appeal to me.
If the Happier Camper appeals to you, you should get a Honda Element to tow it. The Honda is also a super-size transformer for adult kids. A buddy proudly showed me how he could put his together in various configurations. He tows his Trillium with it. I'd get out of his way if I were you.
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