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Do you think it is possible to build something like this for the smart?

VW travel trailer (circa 1974).


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Of course it's POSSIBLE, but like everything else, all it takes is $$$$$$

Just like in racing; speed cost $$$, how fast do you want to go ??? :burnout:
 

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Of course it's POSSIBLE, but like everything else, all it takes is $$$$$$

Just like in racing; speed cost $$$, how fast do you want to go ??? :burnout:
There is a bunch DIY plans on how to build teardrop lightweight trailers online. So, I think it is possible to build one for under $3K.
 

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These are some of the RV manufacturers that have gone out of business recently. I suspect a custom like the video's would be a DIY project.

Updated 11/25/09
Alfa Leisure
Ameri- Camp
Bigfoot
Chinook
Country Coach
Dolphin
Extreme RV
King of the Road
National RV
Pilgrim International
Sun Valley Inc.
Sunline Coach
Teton Homes
Timberland Rv
Trail Wagons
TravelSupreme
Weekend Warrior
Western RV Inc
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This year is predicted to be just as tough or tougher on the RV Industry than was 2008. There are several more RV Manufacturers that have stopped production temporarily, laid off hundreds of employees, sold off their RV divisions and even a few more that could possibly file for bankruptcy in the next few months.

Source:
http://www.everything-about-rving.com/what-rv-manufacturers-are-out-of-business.html
 

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These are some of the RV manufacturers that have gone out of business recently. I suspect a custom like the video's would be a DIY project.

Updated 11/25/09
Alfa Leisure
Ameri- Camp
Bigfoot
Chinook
Country Coach
Dolphin
Extreme RV
King of the Road
National RV
Pilgrim International
Sun Valley Inc.
Sunline Coach
Teton Homes
Timberland Rv
Trail Wagons
TravelSupreme
Weekend Warrior
Western RV Inc
<iframe class=" aftimrprclzfsrmjiwxd aftimrprclzfsrmjiwxd aftimrprclzfsrmjiwxd aftimrprclzfsrmjiwxd" src="http://www.everything-about-rving.com/Adsense-Ad-468x60.html" align="center" scrolling="no" width="480" frameborder="0" height="80"></iframe>

This year is predicted to be just as tough or tougher on the RV Industry than was 2008. There are several more RV Manufacturers that have stopped production temporarily, laid off hundreds of employees, sold off their RV divisions and even a few more that could possibly file for bankruptcy in the next few months.

Source:
What RV Manufacturers Are Out Of Business?
Going to Milwaukee RV show Sat. A friend wants to get a camping trailer. Will be interesting to see how it is.
 

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If camping companies made low cost trailers that can be towed by small cars (the trend now a days), they might have more success? :) IMO; small and affordable is the way to go. :)
 

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Cube,
If you are actually serious you know I would build it for you!

I am going to be build a travel trailer this spring, I am basing it on the design in the picture, can't tow it with a Smart but a smaller V-6 truck would work. I will keep you all posted when the build starts.

 
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