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WW2 U.S. Army Ben Hur Trailer With Micro Cabin For Sale

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“This is an original U.S. Army WW2 Ben Hur trailer that I purchased from a farmer in Waterville 20 years ago. It’s all original except for whomever painted it orange decades ago. Anyway, it’s all in working condition and has served me faithfully all this time with never a problem. Two Novembers ago I had to come up with a very affordable place to sleep for a few months and building this little cabin into the trailer was my solution. I designed and built it myself and it is solid, insulated and very cozy. Great ventilation thanks to dual roof vents and the opening windows, which are vintage. The interior is all tongue and groove pine. Exterior is all cedar and clear polyurethane coated. The bed deck is Queen mattress size, (mattress in photo not included). It’s basically a super comfortable sleeping space with lots of storage. The trailer bed is 4×8′ and the camper dimensions above the trailer bed side level is 62″x9′. I am 6’1″ and I can stand in the middle at the foot of the bed. It served me very well and has been a great impromptu guest bedroom where I live now. But, I really don’t need it anymore and am lightening my material load in life.” (source: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/4928871470.html)

Asking price is $2k. I think it’s a great deal if you’re in the market for something like this, you have the money and are in or near the area. It’s listed on Craigslist here in the Seattle area: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/4928871470.html.

WW2 U.S. Army Ben Hur Trailer With Micro Cabin For Sale


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Learn more: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/4928871470.html

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  • Lynnette
    March 17, 2015, 5:59 am

    I must say…that’s pretty darn cool. And for only 2k, it’s probably already sold!

    • Alex
      March 17, 2015, 3:20 pm

      I agree! Thanks Lynnette!

  • Lisa E.
    March 17, 2015, 7:29 pm

    I agree, also. This is very kewl. Love, love, love the casement window; TDF.

  • Arlan Robinson
    March 20, 2015, 2:06 am

    This posting has already been been deleted. I would really like to get a hold of the poster. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

  • Alex
    March 20, 2015, 9:51 am

    It’s sold.

  • Edouin
    April 4, 2015, 6:35 pm

    OMG! We used to build up our Jeep Trailers in Germany just like this! Of course, it had to hold our equipment, and we had to hot-sleep 2 guys in it sometimes, but it sure beat sleeping on the ground or in the rain/snow! FYI, we had to carry all our fuel (vehicle and Generator), a 1.5 or 5KW Generator, Rations, Rucksacks, and so on. And it all had to be quickly accessible and egress-friendly in case of attack. Basic design is same as this, but with much cheaper 2×2’s and 1/2″ plywood, but they would withstand near-autobahn speeds (insert OMG/LOL here!) The new Iltis Jeep replacements were finely tuned to easily do 130-150kph – even towing a trailer! Scary as hell, but got us home that much faster, eh?

  • Jonathan Bower
    April 13, 2015, 12:58 am

    Loved it, inguinuity prevails good job

    May 10, 2015, 10:41 pm

    Looks like me. Need Tiny land W/ Tiny House. Working on the land part. Live in 40′ X 14′ mobile home. Tiny on wheels and rustic. Nice.

  • Hein Klop
    June 1, 2015, 6:09 pm

    Dear Sir,
    Do you want to sell the Ben Hur without the cabin as we like to see a Ben Hur behind ou WW2 GMC. We do not need the Cabin and its too expensive to ship the whole to Europe.
    Kind Regards,
    Hein Klop

  • Courtney
    April 13, 2016, 4:22 pm

    This is absolutely amazing! My husband and I love this so much, we are making our own! Would love to chat about your process if possible?

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