After a few years of travel for business and fun, I have decided to sell my little trailer. The trailer is on the property of a friend, a metal/ blacksmith artist in North Tucson (not occupied -in fact, it has never been rented or occupied by anyone but me). Contact me for showings to serious buyers.
I am having a special “open trailer” viewing on Saturday, April 28 in Tucson. There will also be the “mother of all yard sales” happening on the property so now you have 2 reasons to come. Contact me if you want to see the trailer that day and I will provide more information.
I am happy to do a lease-to-own contract for the right buyer (decent credit history of paying on time) with low monthly payments and $6000 down. When the trailer sells, I will also be selling the tow vehicle (can be purchased at the same time). I cannot lease to own the tow vehicle. Click here to see the car.
The price for the trailer on a lease/sale contract is $18475. There will be no interest on the loan/lease agreement if paid off in 2 years. If you want a longer contract (smaller payments) I would charge 5% amortized after 2 years. Other than the down payment, I am flexible on how much time you need to pay it off. Your monthly payment would be based on that (I would ask for an automatic deduction from your checking account or you can make the payment with a credit card). You would also have to pay a small amount extra (usually about $35 a month) to cover additional insurance, but I will make the insurance payments.
I have always called this trailer a Writers Retreat. I traveled in it solo and lived and worked in it full time for nearly 18 months. I wrote everyday – being alone with your thoughts can really progress your writing. In addition, I did some contract technical writing and projects (worked on a computer using mobile wireless), parked for a week or more and volunteered at great places-like a wild animal park, hiked, lost 10 pounds because I was active and happy, dry camped at wineries and farms for free, met all kinds of wonderful people… What can I say? The experience changed me and my life for the better.
It has never been smoked in or had any pets (or children) inside. The trailer is a 2015 Camplite DBS trailer. The “S” means it has a slide which adds a surprising extra bit of room. It is approximately 15 feet long (the box size).
This is the perfect trailer for solo travel or an active couple. It is light weight (all aluminum-no wood rot!), fully self contained, in great condition and still has a running warranty for approximately 3 years. Or, park it for a fully functional guest house/tiny home (if you have full hookups), or man-cave/ lady-retreat parked on your property and glammed-up!
Use it for business. It has its own website (this one – if you want it!). If you want to use it for a popup store or other business, I will edit this website for you free of charge and transfer the domain (and Facebook page) to you. Are you a traveling insurance adjuster, artist that goes to shows, nurse, volunteer, or ??? Want to start your business? I can help you. That’s one thing I do. See CeruleanVA . I also run Change Retreats–one is coming up in Rocky Point, Mexico in mid-May and others coming in San Miguel, Southern Spain, and Costa Rica. You can read more about those here: Vida Real Center
Travel? Write your book? I have two books in the works. Time alone works wonders for the thinking process.
The Trailer Details: For factory specs go here.
The Inside: Great condition and has everything – dry bath (that means you don’t have to stand over the toilet to take a shower!), 2-burner stove, refrigerator that automatically selects and runs on either electric, propane or DC, built-in microwave convection oven, excellent air conditioning and furnace, television with air satellite (and a cable jack on the outside if you are parked and have access to real cable), a real (and like new!) queen size mattress (not the 4″ foam thing you get when you buy new), a dining table (converts to a small bed) and can convert to a desk-type set-up big enough for a large monitor (if you plan on working and traveling solo), and storage under the mattress that can be accessed from the inside or out.
Main reasons I chose the Camplite (after 6 months of research): Dual axle (four tires) for stability and safety, electric brakes, European windows (no dust-collecting curtains!) read more about that here (and when the privacy shades are used, that trailer is dark from the outside!), dry bath, small enough to maneuver easily through mountain roads and go anywhere (you won’t have to check ahead and see what the road is like or worry if it is steep or if it has tight curves), and … all aluminum (my sinus’ don’t like wood rot or mold).
Maintenance: Brand new battery. All systems, wheels and bearings, checked by a professional and operational. I will include 3 new tires (one was just replaced).
The extras and accessories: Rear View camera (wireless) with the latest high power antenna, an iBall hitch cam (back it up yourself without a spotter!), various special tools, 4 chocks, black hose containment on the back bumper (I set that up myself- it doesn’t come that way), long electric cable and adapter for 50 or 30 amp or house power. There is also some bedding included, 4 new pillows, an electric blanket, some cookware… this rig is basically ready to roll.
The Outside: It’s been in outdoor storage for a while so it’s is not as pristine as the inside. It needs a long bath and a coat of paint to make this trailer look new again, but there is no body damage/dents (I have never once hit anything!). Yes, it has a decal on the outside that says LiveLaughRoll. That is this website. You can have it removed when painted. The Camplite decal on the front is also pealing.
Concerns you might have and actual questions I’ve been asked:
- I am a female and I am not sure I can tow a trailer but I want to explore the US and meet other great traveling ladies like the ones at Sisters on the Fly. Oh, please. You and I know women are just as capable as men and many things we excel at. If you have kids, you learned on the job. There is nothing hard about this – you just need to learn a few things. I am 5’4″ (actually 5’3.5″ now – I am apparently shrinking) and 120 lbs (okay. 129). If I can do it, you can too.
- I don’t know anything about towing a trailer, did you live on a farm or something?
LOL. No. I worked in an office all my life as a technical writer and marketing VP (sometimes just a marketing person where it seemed like I was just taking out the trash). I knew nothing about trailers or towing. I didn’t even know what a torx screw was and I had to search the internet to find this out so I could change the table top. I had never even turned on a propane tank! These days everything is on YouTube, so if you are not afraid of a bit of learning and trying new things, you’ll be fine. Sometimes you just need to try new things, and you’re not getting any younger. Well, that’s my motto, anyway.
- I don’t know if I can back up a trailer. I’m worried. Again, if I can do it, you can. Here is one major tip: Pay close attention as to where you pull into places. Leave yourself room to get out. If you pull into a store parking lot or restaurant, park in the back, take up two spaces and make sure you can pull through going forward. But that said, backing up is a thing to learn, but I can do it and so can you.
Serious inquiries only please. And, tell me something in the inquiry because if it sounds like spam… well, I am quick with the delete button.