My first post here. This is a '93 Dutchmen 18' that I just picked up today. It replaces my early '70s Playmore with nothing but a stove, icebox, and beds. This is going to be some fine, high-class camping, with running hot and cold water, indoor toilet and tub with shower, double kitchen sink, 4-burner range with oven, microwave and air conditioning for those rare occasions when power is available, forced air automatic heat, two door refrigerator/freezer, stereo radio/CD...
When I was a kid we didn't have indoor plumbing, and look at this!
'93 Dutchmen 18' TT, pulled by '02 Dodge Durango 5.9
The Dutchmen is cool. I kinda know how you feel. We didn't have AC in our house when I was a kid. Now I have it in a camper. I often think if my parents were still alive they would tell me I'm getting spoiled.
After reviewing the cost and weight of small factory made travel trailers, I decided my best option was to build my own...
around 1100 lbs, 12' long, 80.5" wide outside,6'5" wide inside...
twin bed in front, full size bed w/ dinette in back, 3.3 c.f fridge, bathroom, kitchen sink, and microwave....
been out in it twice so far, enough room for my wife, daughter, dog, and me... beats the heck out of a tent.
That is really cool.
DO you like the full slant on the front or, IF you were to do it again would you give it less of a slant?
Whats the deal w/ the 2 7 gal toes in your bathroom, is one just a back up for the gravity feed one?
Nice work, is that pained wood or did you find some metal to cover with?
Do you have more pics or a link to build pics/ write up?
05 Tundra 4x4
1976' SIX PAC, cut to size and function.
$800 1977' Road Ranger, not yet road worthy (AUG '11')