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The trailer is 5X9.5′, weighs 1280 lbs. empty but can still be pulled with a 4 cylinder vehicle. It took about 6 months to build and is super comfortable. I can’t wait to start using it.

It has a TV, DVD player, digital tuner, Stereo, Microwave, 2.4 cu ft Refrig, on board 30 amp RV charger, and deep cycle battery.

2 TV outlets, 6 110 outlets, 2 12 volt outlets.  Storage compartment in the front and another storage compartment at the foot of the bed.

All LED lighting except for the kitchen area, which has a 40 watt florescent.  Under cabinet lighting as well. Also has 15″ wheels…..

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Building this trailer wasn’t difficult at all, had looked at tons of trailers and had a really good concept how they are put together.  Had the frame made, and from there the assembly was pretty easy.

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Alex

Alex has been living in small spaces for more than 7 years, he's the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter, and has passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity too. Thank you!

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  • hunter

    Sorry i don’t think this was DIY build. #1. It has a logo perfectly painted both sides like a factory did it. #2 i think i saw a video of this on You tube. The guy was showing what he bought $ 7-9000. #3 If he’s so proud of it why not give your name and show photos of the build. Something just smells like dead fish ??? what does any body else think???

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    • Greg

      I love it, when you think its commercial, but its not. Its a home built.
      Guess I should have sent some pic’s of the building process. This is a nice compliment. This is the only place that has, is showing this trailer. I built this as a prototype, thinking maybe building these in the future, but since have changed my mind.

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      • Alex

        I believe ya Greg :)

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      • Steve

        Hello Greg!

        Actually, it woul be an AWESOME idea to send the pictures of the building process. I’d love to make one of these on my own, with my own hands.

        Also, can you tell us approximately how much it would cost to make one of these babies? I have basic carpenter skills, but I know lots of guys who can weld ;)

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  • hunter

    Oh, another thing, built in laminated table in back, really??? INDIANA LICENSE PLATE just readable in one snapshot. the rest of the photos show areas whited out. Paclite logo? in three distinctive spots like a manufacturer placement,Really, home made, ? I don’t think so. Maybe a joke? the tent fits so perfectly? Just don’t buy it, sorry. If it looks to good to be true??? It probably is. If I’m wrong, I’ll apologize, till then not buying it at all!!!!!!!

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    • Greg

      Yes, really homemade. Built this in my back yard and a dirt floor barn that
      leaks. A friend has a sign shop and made the logo for me. The tent was
      bought on Ebay and used for an SUV, it fits perfect on the trailer. All the
      laminate was done by me. Guess my skills are pretty good, if you have doubts on my build……this is the only one that I have ever built.
      Why waste the money, if it would be a sub-par job.

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      • Alex

        Thanks Greg. You built an amazing little camper and I really appreciate you sharing. (don’t worry what others think..)

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  • Comet

    Did a web search for PACLITE and did not find a trailer in current listings. But I agree—this is way too “perfect” and “polished” for a back yard build–and WHERE did he get those graphics? I know the vinyl cutting machines can do things that can then be adhered but this one looks like the regular old gel coat decals we see on most RV panels.

    And yeah–what are the ODDS of all of this stuff fitting soooo perfectly etc??? Some one needs to be vetting these posts MUCH closer—

    Cute but-for $3200 you can get a tow-behind-a-motorcycle or small–even TINY—CAR—that comes with the trailer section; deep storage well into which folds a LARGE structurally supported TENT with an AIR CONDITIONER and the trailer part makes into a BED–full sized–with it’s own MATTRESS—and there is room in the storage section for other items also. I was majorly impressed with this when I saw it at AMERICADE this past June.

    Laugh if you must but the idea of having a tiny AC unit that goes into it’s own “window” and then plugs into “Shore Power” is a serious comfort issue —esp if you travel with people with lung issues like I do. There was also plenty of room in the tent section for a sleeping bag or cot or two for the rest of your family. There were several models of these on display and they def turned heads among serious bikers.

    A “plain old” motorcycle trailer–nothing more than a vinyl or gel coat covered box with some sort of covering inside; lights etc–can cost MORE than this all-in-one camping tent cabin. And if you were traveling with a few bikes than you could divvy up the various needs–food etc—and have one bike tow the tent. Would love to see a Smart Car tow one of these!

    And BTW—it’s not ness the total weight of the trailer–it also has to do with TONGUE WEIGHT and balance as to what you can and cannot tow.

    More of the real “Look What I built Ma” please–and less of the fake posts.

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  • Carrie

    This trailer is a celebration of my dad’s life!!! A few years ago we almost lost him but the strong man we all know him as bounced back full of life and had his heart set on building this trailor from the ground up! My dad is a perfectionist and this is the result. Dad I am so proud of you!! And I am so excited to go camping!!! All of us know u spent months putting ur heart and soul in this dad!!! I love u!!

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    • Alex

      That makes the story even better. Thanks Carrie!!

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  • Paul

    Oh my, all the doubting Thomas’s eh? Tell you what, why don’t you go down south in the Philippines where you will find guys manufacturing hand guns out of crude junk type steel, with foot operated lathes, forges out in the open fields etc… that when finished are every bit as good as what you would buy from a retail gun shop, then tell me someone with good practical skills can’t make a trailer like this in their, probably exceptionally well laid out, home workshop.

    Youse guys, grapes, sour, sounds like.

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