Craig is way ahead of you, already has his commercial trunk driver's (CDL?)
license, bought the truck and trailer, and is turning the trailer into a
moving / storage thing.

Charleston SC

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <> wrote:

> I have been sorta intrigued by these tiny houses that are becoming
> popular.  Most of them seem to be built on like a 16ft utility trailer so
> they can be moved around to a semi-permanent location.  While some of them
> are pretty nice, it kinda makes me wonder why not just buy a travel trailer
> or something for cheap and live in that.  But whatever, I kinda like them
> as they look more like a real house.
> I got to thinking about the size issue and it seemed that building one on
> a larger trailer, like a 3-car hauler or something, would work better.  I
> see these things that will haul 19k lb, they sit kinda low, 3 axles,
> gooseneck, so that seems like a better kind of deal, instead of a 8X16ft
> house you could have say a 8X32ft house on a trailer, pretty much like a
> narrower single-wide.
> This morning I saw this big bus motor home RV thing, it was HUGE!  I'm
> guessing 12ft tall anyway, probably has 8ft headroom inside and storage
> bins underneath, big pusher dizzel engine.  But those are quite spendy,
> even used ones are like $100k or more. I'm guessing those things are like
> 40ft long, so a lot of room.  I rode in one once that bands used for
> touring, it was really nice, granite kitchen and marble bathroom etc.
> So then I was driving home and was sitting next to a semi with a trailer
> that said "53ft" on the side, that is pretty big.  I'm guessing the trailer
> is 8ft wide, and maybe 8ft headroom inside, which is kinda like a shipping
> container, and people use containers to build houses now.  Containers I
> think are up to 40ft for a double?  So either a trailer or a container
> would make a nice "tiny" house too.  So then I was thinking one of those
> low-floor moving van trailers would be even better, more headroom, loft
> space.  Either buy an old trailer and fix it up, or buy a low-frame (or an
> equipment hauler low trailer) with the axles and tars and breaks and what
> not already in place, then build a "tiny" house on that -- more size, more
> headroom, etc.  And even if you had to buy an old tractor to pull it
> around, or hire that job out, you could have a larger, nicer "tiny" house
> than a single-wide. And some of those equipment trailers have wings that
> fold out to give maybe 12ft wide for a wide load, so that would allow a
> larger "tiny" house, I guess moving it would require some permit or
> something but still...
> So that got me thinking about how tall a trailer can be, I'm thinking
> maybe 12ft max to clear bridges and stuff on the road, or can they go a bit
> higher?  I see those big trailers driving with a pace car with a pole to
> hit something before the truck would, and warn it off the bridge or
> whatever.  I guess if you weren't hauling a taller "tiny" house too far you
> could get by with something taller?
> My lunch-time musings, but ideas accepted.  I'm wondering if there would
> be a market for larger "tiny" houses built to a spec that was much better
> than your average single-wide.  Make a good lake house, or cabin in the
> woods, or even a starter home that would be less than buying from a
> developer or used, esp if someone had a lot?  They could even be designed
> to gang up to get a bigger house, like a double-wide or even with wings
> that went off the sides.
> --R
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