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Any experience with this builder?

Postby Kanguru » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:20 pm

Found this by accident. Any experience with them? http://www.kompactkamptrailers.com/id5. ... amper/cee5
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby Gage » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:01 pm

What, $3995 and no galley? :thumbdown:
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby crttaz » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:10 pm

I could do without the galley, but no rear access either?
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby asianflava » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:26 pm

Price is kinda steep for what you get. I think you'd be better off with a Lil' Guy.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby linuxmanxxx » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:38 am

Hey at 500 pounds has 13" tires A frame type hitch queen bed area sounds like a reasonable price to me.

To come in at 500 pounds and looking that polished and knowing the price of materials is not bad. Little guy will set you back 6k for anything that has a queen bed in it and higher if you add accessories.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby asianflava » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:37 am

It's easy to get light weights like that when there are minimal cabinets, no galley, and no rear hatch.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby Kanguru » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:48 pm

I agree with linuxmanxxx. I have priced the sort of materials he uses and looking at close to $2K by the time I get it all shipped. I would probably enjoy a build, but don't have too much time. Went and looked at Little Guys (a long drive for that). They are really well built and finished. But way more expensive. And much heavier. And the LG "queen" bed is too short for me at 6'4". Even the bare bones...which are not nearly as much head room are quite a bit more. And while I'm sure a galley is very convienent, to me they look like a leak waiting for a time to happen.

I have talked to him a couple of times and it sounds like we may drive up and give them a look. Plus a fall trip to Pa. isn't a bad thing either. Will be prepared to buy if it is as good quality as appears on the website. If I do I will report back.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby Kanguru » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:46 pm

OK...we bought it. It is light, well made in my opinion, and plenty of room. Is built with the ultralight frame style. Super easy to tow. We camped in it the first night already. I think we will like it. Going to add a front storage box and probably battery and converter. Maybe some sort of fan to the vent. It is pre wired for fan.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby Kanguru » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:11 am

Well...after almost 2 years we love it. Haven't been around here much but have been camping some.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby kudzu » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:45 am

The MiniMate I saw in person seemed like a decent camper. If it was just me it would be a nice option, but it isn't just me. It is us, two adults and three large dogs plus too much gear. :oops: So it is too small for our purposes. It certainly has a lot of advantages where weight and size are concerned and seemed fairly easy to deploy.

Glad you like yours. Hope it will serve you well for many years.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby Kanguru » Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:58 pm

We don't have the Mini-Mate. We have his 5 x 8 Teardrop. That link is old...
http://www.kompactkamptrailers.com/id5. ... amper/cee5
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby RonS » Thu May 12, 2016 8:58 pm

Anyone else have any experience with these? I've been wanting a tear for a while, but can't see myself ever finishing a build. I'd need someone around to assist and push me to get it done, and I don't see that happening. I agree with what someone else said about a galley just being a leak waiting to happen, so I don't mind that these don't have one. I'm mostly looking for somewhere to sleep and this seems like it'd fit the bill. I have a dog now and like to take him along on trips, having a camper would be easier than constantly looking (and sometimes paying extra) for pet friendly hotels.

I'm only about a 2 hour drive from Myerstown, so I may go have a look in a couple weeks when I have time.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby rivernstream » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:05 pm

Now is
http://www.kompactkamptrailers.com/
looks like they are focused on motorcycle trailers at this point. Probably a good niche.
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Re: Any experience with this builder?

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:10 pm

The camper on the original post is not there. I did find these.
http://www.kompactkamptrailers.com/minimatecamper
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