The Explorer Boxes are a hybrid of a teardrop trailers and easy to set up tent campers. Designed and developed by Compact Camping Concepts, LLC, they’re campers that you can easily build yourself.
The company has developed an 85-page set of building plans so that you can build your own tent trailer. They’re small in size and lightweight so you can tow with just about any vehicle including some motorcycles. The company likes to call it a Mobile Outdoor Adventure Bedroom. On their site, you’ll find different kinds of rooftop tents, changing rooms, ladder extensions, and more so that you can create the perfect camping solution for yourself.
But that’s not its only purpose. These compact tent trailers can also haul your bicycles, kayak, and other gear. Enjoy the pictures below and if you’re interested Scott has included a special offer for you, readers of TinyHouseTalk.com. Just check out the bottom of this post for details.
Mobile Outdoor Adventure Bedroom (Tent Camper w/ Storage on Wheels!)
There’s plenty of storage for all of your stuff underneath and a rooftop tent can be installed on top.
This makes it easy and fast to set up when you arrive at your campsite. The version you see above has an added changing room so you have a place to stand up in.
It also makes it pretty simple to prepare for the road. A lot faster than setting up and putting away a traditional tent.
Pop up side tables make it easy to grill and prepare foods.
Steve offers most of the trailer parts, including lights, hinges, and latches, that you’ll need for your build right on his website.
That actually looks pretty cozy, doesn’t it?
I think it’s a great little camping trailer to own as an alternative to tents or RVs as long as you’ve got the space to store it.
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Visit Compact Camping Concepts to check out their campers, accessories, trailer parts, awnings, and building plans.
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Where would you take your inexpensive “Do It Yourself” tent camper/trailer to first? I’d throw my bike and kayak on there and head to the Keys right now. How about you?
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I think it is neat how one can personalize the trailer to ones needs.
Compact Camping Concepts has a new trailer called Dinoot. It too can be customized but it starts with a trailer and a box. I believe the trailer is a bolt together one (unless one wants to weld it) and one can get accessories for it.
Thanks BWG. I noticed that too the other day, pretty cool/useful concept.
They are working on a cool (IMO) camper that – IIRC – fits on top of the Dinoot. What they are working on is rather cool looking. It has – IMO – a lot of potential.
85 pages for the plan??????
Hey Patrick. Yep, that’s what it says. Probably because it’s filled with photos.
How do I order plans for tent camper
Build manuals are right here: https://compactcampingstore.com/collections/diy-manuals
Have custom 84″ by 144″ jeep hauler trailer. Looking for frame and outfitter tent with stove I can put on trailer once I reach camp area and unload jeep.
That is really kool! And affordable as well. I like it. CIAO!
I’m looking into van life, as towing a tiny house would be a lot for one person to handle, but the idea of using a toilet in my car does not appeal. I thought, what if I tow just the bathroom? (Toilet and shower) One of these little carts could be perfect, if it can be made stable to sit or stand in, with a pop-up canopy. Does anybody know if someone has done this?
Huh! That’s super creative. I haven’t seen it yet, but it could work.
About 20 years ago, someone had plans online for a DIY trailer with toilet/shower in the front and kitchen in the rear. It fit on a 40” x 48” trailer frame (e.g. Harbour Freight kit). The front panel and back would hinge up, each with part of the top to provide shelter with the addition of a shower curtain at the front.