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Posted: 08/19/22 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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How much is shipping? That's where they're gonna get ya!


They pack the inside with cargo before loading it on the ship - The trailer is the cargo container!

Brilliant!


They could ship it on a RO-RO ship where it is pulled onto the vessel up the ramp then lashed to the ship. Very expensive way to do that. How this could be lashed inside a container is interesting, it would have to be an Open top style. Heavy equipment is loaded that way, then a tarp fastened on top.

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I like the mini-split air unit on the front.


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Even at that price, I still can't understand why anyone would want to camp in a tin can.

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klutchdust wrote:

Skibane wrote:

spoon059 wrote:

How much is shipping? That's where they're gonna get ya!


They pack the inside with cargo before loading it on the ship - The trailer is the cargo container!

Brilliant!


They could ship it on a RO-RO ship where it is pulled onto the vessel up the ramp then lashed to the ship. Very expensive way to do that. How this could be lashed inside a container is interesting, it would have to be an Open top style. Heavy equipment is loaded that way, then a tarp fastened on top.


If you scroll thru the linked page they have a picture of one inside a conex box. It looks like they removed the wheels, and maybe the axles, then stuff packing material between trailer and Conex box wall.

I bought 100 rapid cell phone charges through that Alibaba site for $0.75 each 3 years ago. I dissected one and compared it to a Samsung branded charger of which they were an exact copy. The insides appeared to be exactly the same. I sold most of them on Ebay for $8.00 each and am still using 4 or 5. Not sure I'm brave enough to try a trailer, or a bass boat LOL. Lots of Chinese boats on there also.


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Really need a US dealership so we can kick the tires. 80L water seems small. need 3x that.

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Communist China isn't exactly the world standard for craftsmanship.

But then again, neither is Elkhart.

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Skibane wrote:

Communist China isn't exactly the world standard for craftsmanship.

But then again, neither is Elkhart.


LOL....What is ironic is just about every piece of material used in Elkhart came from Communist China, from plywood to the steel used by LCI. If you imported the Chinese workers and paid them US wages in Elkhardt then you might have something, at least until they were Americanized in a few years and the work ethic goes in the poop shoot . Right now you get the final product as slapped together junk from either place.

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