Build, don't Buy your next Camping Trailer


Build, don't Buy your next Camping Trailer

Do you enjoy camping, outdoor adventures and the satisfaction of a DIY project? Do you drive a smaller, fuel-efficient vehicle? Check out our Explorer Box Tent Topped Camping Trailer construction manual at

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Latest Activity: May 6, 2013

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Comment by Scott Chaney on May 6, 2013 at 9:58am

Now is the time to get started so yours will be ready for camping this Summer!  Here are a few Explorer Box examples, the red one was built in the UK and there is a off-road ready one

Comment by Scott Chaney on October 11, 2009 at 5:22pm
Becky, I fixed the typo in the link, should work for you now.

A standard Explorer Box weighs ~400 lbs and can carry 600 lbs, although it is possible to shrink or super-size them.

You can use a number of different frames. One of my customers just finished a write-up on shortening and using a Harbor Freight 4x8 bolt together frame kit. I should have it posted on our web-sites under Products/Frames in a few days.

Feel free to email ( or call (503-390-3152) if you have additional questions.
Comment by Becky Blanton on October 11, 2009 at 1:20pm
Scott, the link you posted doesn't work/exist. Can you tell me more about the camper? What kind of frame/trailer is it on? Where can I buy the frame? How much weight will it hold? Thanks!
Comment by Becky Blanton on October 11, 2009 at 1:18pm
Scott, I LOVE this little trailer! It's perfect for a weekend or week at a campground! I really like that you can tow it behind a car! What kind of trailer does it use? I'm interested in getting this, but how much is the frame, where can we get one? How much weight will it hold etc? Thanks!

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