Armadillo – the new and improved Boler

Armadillo – the new and improved Boler


We’re here at the BC interior RV Show
with Jason John from Armadillo Trailers and he’s gonna give us a quick rundown
on their new, what do you call it? Thirteen and a half-foot armadillo. All right yeah so tell me this looks fantastic, what’s it all about? So what we did is we took an old vintage
trailer from the 70s that Ray Olecko did which was called the Bowler. It was a
small 13 foot lightweight fiberglass shell that a small family can get in and
go on quick adventures in and you know it’s compact its lightweight
it’s easily towable and just bring it into the future on the most part. What we
have done is we’ve actually taken the shell and insulated it so what they used
to use in the old days is like a headliner material to insulate these.
Well we’ve actually used a high-density foam insulation and put our structure in
the shell instead of relying on the cabinets to hold up the structure so we
really started off right at the shell and at the frame into trying to
make it a stronger and a better unit. So like a house everything starts at the
foundation we went a little bit stronger, my frame has to support a drawer so it
has to be straightened and true. We try to not penetrate the finish so we have
no extra rivets no extra holes by doing the sandwich construction allows us to
tag all our cabinets to the interior structure of the unit instead. But it’s
just fit and finished trying to make everything new, fresh. Everything’s LED
inside and out. We try to do things like Rock guard the wheel wells we rock guard at
the front of them, right, to keep them protected from rocks. We named it the
Armadillo because like an armadillo they’re small and cute but they’re
strong and tough. Try to use things like stainless steel handles you know we use
the Sun view windows, vision doors, Torflex axles from Dexter, anything under
2,000 pounds you don’t really need to have electric brakes but we supply them
with electric brakes anyways. If it’s a basic package you can start off at 1,600
pounds and then they had I think one of the heaviest ones we did was 1,800
pounds and it left behind a Volkswagen Golf TDI. If you want a dry camp you can
put more batteries and more propane storage on there if you like to. What do we got on the outside, electrical? Yep so this is the furnace yep we have the 110, we have the furnace outlet, we
have stabilizer jacks on here, entry door steps, the eyebrow gutter on the top
there. So what we’ve done on the inside is a little bit different as well, most
of the cabinets you see you’ll find our photo finish
paneling. So what we’ve done in there is this is all arborite so the same
surface arborite or formica we’ve used and basically it allows us to finish
this any way you want. So this could be, cedar, it could be oak, it could be bamboo
it could be rock, marble, leather, orange, green, blue, polka dots you know. So
anything you find on a sample of we can change it up and that’s what we’ve been
kind of priding ourselves and doing is being able to do custom work and do
something different for everybody. Yeah. we’re trying to be practical in use of
space so if you look at our cabinets they’re full 24 inches they’re not 20
inches like moles so to give you maximum storage inside your cabinets nice and
deep. Yeah. This particular unit actually has fridge,
stove, furnace hot water converter. Fantastic fan. Like our tables they move
in and out so if you notice it’s really tight to get into the space well now it
it becomes a little bit more manageable. This will fold into a bed, the concept of the table for two is that a lot of people like to leave
that in a bed position and not have to put it up into a table-bed in the
morning for breakfast or when they go to bed at night. This still gives a couple
of place where they can sit and just leave that as a bed position that was
the concept of that and just like this table here if you do have company over
and you did want to have more guests you can you know this one moves over as well
so you can have in surround seating around the table. You can use this as a
desk if you want you to work at it. You can push it out of the way and just
relax it’s supposed to be a really comfortable relaxing space but we use
day/night shades Yeah. You know really blocks the light
out until you’re ready to wake up whereas curtains don’t really dangle the
same. All the safety we have smoke detectors and co2 detectors and fire
extinguisher and all the labeling to make sure everyone’s safe. I love the porthole, that’s a great little feature that looks fantastic. Or the bottle cover on the front Okay. So the idea is to hide the bottles.
So we hold it up to 220-pound tanks with this cover on and the battery goes under
there without the cover you can actually put 230-pound tanks in the front of this. So lots of storage for fuel and power if you want it to. We do the BBQ hookups
on there so nowadays with you know forest fires and stuff like that you
can’t have just but these portable fire pits are still usable in most provinces.
So you need that ambience so to ask the place to you know plug in your fire pit
or your BBQ with something that made sense. Of course we have the different
packages for rims and tires and covers and stuff these are the old moon caps
right so they’re kind of going with a little bit of vintage. If you look we use
the the round windows to give it a little bit of a nautical theme because
they are kind of built more like a boat than they are an RV and that’s the
beauty of it is being a two-piece shell once you’re done with the rest you go
with the best and that’s really a two piece shell. The great thing about these
awnings ours are lightweight. Yeah. They only way like under 30 pounds of the
alternative to these are box awnings which are a lot heavier you know so in
thinking that once this weight gets out there now it has stress on my fiberglass
and on the shell so these things are a fantastic product they’re easy to set up
and you don’t have to worry about them nearly as much when it gets windy. One of
the features that’s kind of put me on the map that no one’s kind of really is
thought about is kind of the storage so in a 13-foot shell like one of the
biggest problems that you have is storage. This gives you a little bit of a
more storage it’s kind of more of a basement for your barbecue, for your
extension cord, your hoses, those kind of things. Yeah when you cook on these
barbecues you know they just take up odors and smells you bring that into
your trailer those things fill your trailer so it’s just trying to be really
practical and courteous that’s what I would want if it was my trailer so we
created that storage. This is this is this is the full length of the frame so
this is actually 90 inches it goes all the way till it hits top front
crossmember. Oh so you can load it up in there too? Yep like tarps and carpets and different things that you need that
you never have enough space when you’re camping and enough stuff and once you’re
done you can put it in get it right out of the way nobody need
knows it’s really even there. There’s a place here for your padlock you can lock
it go for a hike or something you know your stuff it’s most people don’t even
know it’s there. We put a receiver on the bumper here so
this can come off and you can put a spare tire, bike rack on there or
they have all kinds of little accessories that go into those tongues,
provided it stays within the ratings. This also has an outside shower on it so inside here it has the outside shell,
we’re still trying to develop, I haven’t got the keys to open it up, but trying to develop things that go into this receiver that would give you a surround
for a shower. Yeah I want to grow a lot of these attachments and things
that actually go with our trailer. Yep all our manufacturing is in Enderby at the moment we’re trying to get larger facilities and we’re working
out of a really small space right now and but we’ve worked on the process got
it up to where we can create for a month just took the labor that I have in-house.
We do everything in-house from the upholstery, to insulating, to painting – you
know, welding and so.. Right because you were saying that these can be customized so
if I wanted to order one I could pick my interior, I can buy cabinet colours.. If you got a 57 Chevy, I’d like to put the stitching inside to be the same
stitching or seats in your car, that kind of level. So give us a bit of a price
range where do the Armadillo start. For base package where they
start it’s just getting kind of a really simple it’s 24 9 is where we start at.
To get something that has a few of the amenities like fridge, stove and furnace
and that kind of thing, is a comfort package we call it and that’s more like
the 29,000 range and then for 33 5 you can get the comfort plus and that’s
everything from solar panels, to fridge, stove, furnace, hot water, all the features,
outside shower. We actually use a flat flexible solar panel that conforms to the
body there which is a nice 100 watt. Comes with the team, the craftsman, so you know
the local talent that I have at my disposal and the materials is kind
of what makes the product or as well, really representing British Columbians
best we can and the Okanagan we have so much to offer and a lot of talent here. you

100 thoughts on “Armadillo – the new and improved Boler

  • September 12, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    How much is it

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    Gris work

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  • September 15, 2019 at 5:47 pm
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    Price for colombia

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  • September 19, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    just knew it would be way overpriced, such a shame.

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  • September 19, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    Woow! It nice trailers! Cool!

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  • September 20, 2019 at 4:12 am
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    Needs to be 6" higher…and 2' longer for that price.
    With a toilet.

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  • September 21, 2019 at 5:08 am
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    "I love the porthole" Dude closes it. 😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  • September 22, 2019 at 12:59 am
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    No justification for the price.

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  • September 23, 2019 at 12:47 am
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    $24k base good luck!

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:36 am
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    It's not as good as an outlet toilet portable toilet

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  • September 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    Very Nice Thank You =Cosmo

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  • September 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    Very Nice Thank You =Cosmo

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  • September 30, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    Very Nice Thank You =Cosmo

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  • October 2, 2019 at 6:34 pm
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    When the dealer told the other dude the price you can see his face was saying you gotta be ishing me.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    No bathroom

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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    Might as well buy an Airstream Nest if you’re spending this much.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:15 pm
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    It's cute but for the price there needs to be a toilet and shower.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    Liking this very much.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    Kind of like this one for sure are you going to be producing in United States. and the or wondering how much here. But the price is way too high better put in a toilet. Plus a shower stereo TV. I guess I can go on.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:37 am
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    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3Dn4i-zq0f7-k&ved=2ahUKEwii3ZKQ24vlAhXwmOAKHahJCoQQjjgwAXoECAYQAQ&usg=AOvVaw1xZHBkKPlhGu8EanFodFdq almost the same WITH A TOILET AND SHOWER AND SINK AND OUTDOOR KITCHEN ETC UNDER 5 K

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  • October 8, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    35 k , u got to be kidding me , fuck the Armadillo , I am buying a cargo trailer on cl , and make my own .

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  • October 10, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    Definitely not in my price range, but I can never understand the rage in comments about pricing, the guy has a specific customer he’s marketing to, should he have more affordable options, sure. But if you’re targeting people with classic custom cars that want that special matched toy to pull to the car shows and caravans, you’re shooting for people with high taste and deep pockets, who are probably going to spend their nights in fancier accommodations anyway. If his strategy works, bully, if not he’ll adapt or go by the wayside. Let’s face it, the country is full of people who happily pay way too much for products all the time, look at the new Jeep gladiator, people are happily shelling out 20 or 30 thousand over msrp just because that’s the toy they want, it’s just capitalism at work. How much is it worth? What someone will shell out for it, of course. Simple.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    24k. wtf

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  • October 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm
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    Hide the bubble , hide the pipe Wow!!!

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  • October 14, 2019 at 2:22 am
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    How stupid the guy whit the camera!
    Great information!

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  • October 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm
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    APRIL. 20. 2018. 2:33PM

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  • October 15, 2019 at 6:47 pm
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    This is an insult to armadillos across the world. Shame.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    To much for me I can make one for that 3 x cheaper and bigger

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  • October 17, 2019 at 7:10 pm
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    I love this

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  • October 17, 2019 at 7:14 pm
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    Is the price set in stone ir can it be flexible. Its a beautiful upgrated layout and all but for the size its way to high in price.

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  • October 17, 2019 at 11:51 pm
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    No bathroom? Need a shitter… at the very least.

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  • October 20, 2019 at 1:13 am
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    Where is the bathroom

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  • October 20, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    This dude is like a gay tweeter something off about him

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  • October 20, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    Wow this is crazy price This guy is a true tweeker

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  • October 21, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    😂 priced way to high but I dig it mabe higher a hot woman to show

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  • October 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm
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    This thing cost more than my house

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  • October 21, 2019 at 2:38 pm
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    Wtf I’ll be damn I pay that much for something that small when I can pay the same and get something better and bigger 🤦🏾‍♀️😂😂😂

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  • October 22, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    No bathroom?

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  • October 23, 2019 at 1:21 am
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    needs a toilet, not a litter box

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  • October 23, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    I like it. Very nice. Great job really. It is very different than the old model..

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  • October 24, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    Cheap at Half the price!

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  • October 25, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    dis he say 33000 dollars

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  • October 27, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    What a joke.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    Sem Banheiro, sem Chance!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    Where is the toilet? Do these things have a bathroom?

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  • November 9, 2019 at 5:40 am
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    It looks like a giant pet travel crate

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  • November 15, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    The outside is cute, but inside looks boring and it’s pricey..

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  • November 16, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    These are awesome – Love them!!!

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  • November 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm
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    you should have fit a shower inside.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 2:38 am
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    If it had a toilet it would b a luxurious toilet,lol.

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  • November 21, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    We thought we wanted a Casita trailer for lightweight and the advantage of easily getting camping spaces…so we went to look at a used 17 foot Casita WITH A SHOWER AND TOILET. GUESS WHAT ?…;TOO F*CKIN SMALL !!! DAMN I don't know how anyone could possibly enjoy camping in ANYTHING that damned small? If 2 people are standing up at the same time…they have to walk South Park style. $30k ….. hilarious !
    Period.😅

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  • November 21, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    Can someone do a DIY for this insane prize!!

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  • November 23, 2019 at 6:37 am
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    The tear- drop trailer starts at 20K and even has a shower and toilet.

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  • November 27, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    They know stupid millennials are gonna pay for this “cool” egg with wheels

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  • November 28, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    30k for that thing?? Good gravy….

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  • November 29, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    is there a real bath tub?

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  • December 3, 2019 at 1:28 pm
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    Crazy ridiculous price!

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  • December 4, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    35 thousand dollars for THIS??!! Lmfao…Cute set up…but no way would I pay that much…you can get so much more for that amount of money…lol

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  • December 5, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    There are TONS of cheaper trailers out there – but the fit/finish on them is horrid. The insides look like a poor grandmothers house. SO if you want something nice, you can spend 80K CDN on a 16 ft airstream (we were looking at them) OR you can forgo the toilet and get this for half price. Seriously thinking of buying this.

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  • December 6, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    I wondered why there are 1.4K dislikes, until I heard the price!

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  • December 6, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    My entire 5 bedroom house, with 2 floors and a basement cost less than that teeny tiny camper. Why does it cost that much money, for such a tiny space? I just don't understand why it cost that much, to build something so small, its should only cost 9-10 thousand max to buy that super tiny camper. What a rip off!

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  • December 9, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    OhhhhMyGoodnessss!! ❤️

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  • December 9, 2019 at 6:57 am
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    Wow. Someone with a VW Golf TDI that's worth half this things cost bought this? Trippy.

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  • December 9, 2019 at 8:26 pm
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    No shower & toilet = DISLIKE

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  • December 10, 2019 at 7:51 pm
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    아 쿠팡광고 보고싶지않다ㅡㅡ악덕기업

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  • December 11, 2019 at 5:26 am
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    I never understand how these companies stay in business. ? Definitely made and built by a millennials.

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  • December 12, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    what's the cost of these. and how do I contact you

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  • December 13, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    “Right, right, right; cost? Wrong!”

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  • December 14, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Shits way overpriced nowadays!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • December 17, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    I love all of it I need to get one

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  • December 19, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    What good is a trailer without a crapper?

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  • December 20, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    That guy is a real "yeah" man. Lol

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  • December 21, 2019 at 9:35 pm
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    Those are some innovative ideas! Good work. I need to check these out.

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  • December 21, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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    😳$30,000 ???!!?!! outrageous price!! It’s cute but not $30,000 cute 😏

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  • December 22, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    No crapper!

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  • December 22, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    I bought a Geo Pro 16 for $19k. That trailer for $30k and no toilet???

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  • December 22, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    Delusional price tag.

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  • December 23, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    RESPECT MORROCO

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  • December 23, 2019 at 1:37 am
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    pretty cool actually! maybe scrap the bunk beds and incorporate a wet bath. let the dining area convert to a bed. i'm sure you thought of this and don't need me to suggest it but you know the girls gotta have their potty!

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  • December 23, 2019 at 12:59 pm
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    Too tight

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  • December 25, 2019 at 8:39 pm
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    I love it and yeah it’s worth it

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  • December 26, 2019 at 12:11 am
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    I agree 30 K is too much for this, cool as it is, but remember that in campers many times smaller = more expensive, like camper “vans” being pricier than bigger campers.

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  • December 26, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    Forget that I’d get a scampi for half that price

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  • December 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    What's the price range for one of these cuties?

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  • December 26, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    To much money for that box

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  • December 27, 2019 at 10:55 am
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    Everybody bitches about poor quality and cheap builds in today's rigs. Well here is a high quality build and design and now people are bitchin about price. You can't have it both ways.

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  • December 28, 2019 at 10:27 am
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    ya ampun keren banget, kapan gw bisa beli ginian.. eh tapi diindonesia bisa dipake ga? wakwaw

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  • January 4, 2020 at 5:03 am
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    No bathroom; no sale.

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  • January 4, 2020 at 8:05 am
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    I wish I could have seen the bed

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  • January 5, 2020 at 9:03 pm
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    I owe less on my house than what these things start at. I'll pass.

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  • January 6, 2020 at 9:08 pm
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    I don't like it.

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  • January 6, 2020 at 9:40 pm
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    USA Dollars $19,200-22,370. Better than Tab

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  • January 7, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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    I have a boler. This price tag is crazy!

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  • January 8, 2020 at 6:07 am
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    I will buy a cargo trailer for less.than 2 g and convert it to my comfort!

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  • January 9, 2020 at 6:43 am
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    Wow!!! I Love it!!!

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  • January 10, 2020 at 4:04 am
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    $12,000.00 is to much for that small camper, those prices they won’t be in business to long.

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  • January 10, 2020 at 6:30 am
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    What’s the weight

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  • January 10, 2020 at 8:57 am
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    What did you do to tour the Scamp trailer Factory to build your own

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  • January 10, 2020 at 7:06 pm
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    Oh my God! These things are small enough you have to go outside to change your mind and they want $30, 000 for them. They have lost their f**** mind. I don't care if it comes with Victoria silvstedt. It's not worth it

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