Figured I'd sign on up on the forum since I may be a travel trailer owner in the near future. However, I think my plans may get me chased off with torches and pitchforks!
I'm planning on taking an idea I had, which I've seen partial proof of concept, and trying to make it real. I've got a 1966
Morgan +4 I'm resto-modding to have the drivetrain of a '06 Pontiac Solstice, and I had the crazy idea of making a car hauler travel trailer to take the car with me on trips when it's completed.
I looked around and came across a "ScottieDTV" channel on Youtube where there was a three-part bit about an Airstream converted into a car hauler and 'showpiece' for a dealership in Tennessee. I liked what they did, but figured I could shave a bit off the car ramps and maintain enough interior space to equip a ~25' like it was a Bambi.
I thought I was going to have a good source trailer from a neighbor who's had a travel trailer stowed on their property for 30+ years, but looking at it recently I realized it was much smaller than I thought (Silver Streak Sabre, maybe 17' in length). That one may still become a project as I'm checking with my brother back east to see if he's interested in my fixing it up for him.
Back to browsing craigslist and the like, I came across a Spartan Manor for sale locally, and will be checking that out soon. In the mean time, I contacted a friend who works for a tow truck company to get estimates for hauling the Spartan should it not be roadworthy, and come to find out his boss has an Airstream stashed away at his yard that he'd sell for a good price.
Both the Spartan and the Airstream have "trashed" interiors (to be seen) and some exterior damage, which is fine by me as I really don't want to gut and cut a trailer in particularly good condition. My inclination is to go for the Airstream as a) this kind of project's already be done to one b) it's a dual axle (Spartan's single axle) c) there's a huge knowledge base available for the Airstream, and I know what its structure is like. The one draw for the Spartan (aside from it's less known namesake) is that the rear's design would lend itself better to a 'garage door' setup, though again I already know what I can do with the Airstream in regards to its framework.
Time will tell if this moves forward beyond ideas, but all being well I may be posting a rather interesting project to go along with my MogRod
in the near future.