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DIY RV: Stealthy 5th Wheel Cargo Trailer Tiny Home

A while back I told you about LaMar’s off grid tiny house design contest.

If you decide to participate and submit your own design you can win books, solar panels and even up to $500 in cash.

All of the details are available right here at LaMar’s website on how you can get involved if you want to.

But today I wanted to show you a stealthy 5th wheel cargo trailer tiny home which is part of the design contest.

Stealthy Off Grid Simple Living


Enjoy the rest of the tour (inside this DIY stealthy off grid camper) below:

Living, Kitchen, Bathroom & Bedroom


Entertainment Center, Fireplace and Entrance



Rear Hatch Opens to Open Up the Space When Parked


Images: Adam Vanderbur House on Wheels

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Adam came up with a sleek cargo trailer design that’s spacious and relatively easy to tow.

This allows for maximum fuel efficiency while traveling and a stealthy design that allows you to park and sleep in more areas without looking like you’re in an RV.

The downside? Most likely you’d have little to no windows in a design like this (although you can add as many or as little as you like).

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Win Cash Prizes and More w/ LaMar’s Tiny House Contest

I’ve explained it all in this post before but you can head on over to LaMar’s site for more details on how you can get involved and how to win.

LaMar is accepting your designs that are:

  • 200 sq. ft. or less,
  • 201-400 sq. ft.,
  • Tiny Homes on Wheels,
  • House boats,
  • Caravans,
  • Van Conversions,
  • or Campers

There’s almost no limit to what you can create for your very own customized and personalized tiny home.

Learn more and get involved here.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • john parker
    April 8, 2014, 3:08 pm

    Stealthy yes, but without any windows I suspect many people will be turned off.

    • Alex
      April 8, 2014, 3:27 pm

      Agreed. You could add windows (w/ limo tint maybe?) and maybe even cover the entire thing in graphics and make it look like its some kind of company vehicle.

  • jerryd
    April 8, 2014, 5:37 pm

    Very nice in so many ways. Though rather long for my simple tastes, But one could put near any interior in it and the shell looks great.

    As for windows the upper side could pivot from the top out to revel windows and use as a window awning.

    Also top windows give light, air and privacy. You could disguise some in ventilation vent doors many semi, other trailers come with too.

  • Risa
    April 8, 2014, 11:34 pm

    You could put in skylights to help with the natural-lighting issue, without sacrificing the “stealth” aspect of the design. Also, it might be possible to make windows that are panels that can be slid open or closed, so that they’re only apparent when uncovered.

  • Michael
    April 8, 2014, 11:48 pm

    I like it, especially when you don’t want to use RV parks.
    Its more easy to tow like trailers or the common tiny houses on wheels.
    Windows can be integrated with covers and be closed when sleeping.
    Roof hatches can provide the light when they are closed.
    For me its a good alternative.

  • Brett Laws
    April 27, 2014, 8:23 am

    One thing that I don’t like about this is someone could lock you into the trailer by swinging the exterior side door latch closed. I would make sure to pad lock the door in the open position or replace door with an RV style door that doesn’t use the exterior door cam locks. Good interior design, though. Thanks for sharing, Alex.

  • Rich
    August 1, 2017, 8:04 am

    Why stealth ??

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