BTW... I also have "one of those big buses" you mentioned... 40' long X
8'6" wide X 11:4" tall.... with huge baggage bays in the bottom, originally
configured for 53 passengers.. now being converted to a luxury apartment on
Made by Mercedes.. so part of the "Mercedes fleet".

On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <> wrote:

> 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.
> -------------
> Max
> 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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