Custom Trailer For Sale in Colorado

Peter Pavlowich Is the proprietor of  Casual Turtle Campers in Fort Collins, Colorado;  one of his campers is featured in our forthcoming book Tiny Homes on the Move. Here is his latest trailer, built since the book went to press.

“The Terrapin is our new model series of trailer campers. Similar to the small trailers of the 1950s and 60s, these campers are a great platform for road trips, car-camping, or to haul to the lake. They offer a little more room than is typically available in the bed of the truck, and can be disconnected to set up base camp. When mounted to a trailer frame, the possibilities for small custom campers are nearly endless…

Perched on a custom 5’x8′, fully boxed trailer frame, this camper is ready for the road. With seven windows all around the cabin, this camper has the views of a lookout tower and the feel of a ship’s cabin. The 6″ memory foam dinette-to-bed conversion is extremely comfortable for both sitting and sleeping. Beetle kill blue-stain pine flooring is not only attractive, but will wear well with years of use.

   Sitting inside this camper is unlike any camping experience you’ve had. The five opening windows let in not only the light, but the breezes and the sounds – in other words, the reason you’re there. A cup of coffee or a glass of wine, even in unpleasant weather, is made that much better by still be able to experience your surroundings.”



•1,360 lbs

•5’x8′ custom trailer frame from Sport Trail (Loveland, CO)

•Rockwell American 3,500lb axle

•15″ wheels and trailer rated tires

•A-Frame tongue with jack and custom storage box

•Professionally-sprayed Reflex truck bedliner undercoating

•Fully insulated floor, walls, and roof
15 amp shore power inlet – two interior outlets

•LED crown moulding lighting

•Full size memory foam bed (75.5″x54″)


Width: 81″/ Height: 8′ (at peak) / Length: 8’2″ (cabin), 12′ overall / Interior Height: 5’11” (at peak)

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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