6 X 10 Cargo Trailer Conversion - Camper / Cargo / Toy Hauler

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6 x 10 Cargo Trailer Conversion Project

A used cargo trailer was converted into a combination mini-camper / utility trailer with:

  • Shower & sink
  • External gray water tank or hookup
  • On-demand water heater
  • 2-burner stove
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • 15 gallon swappable fresh water tanks
  • 12v water pump
  • 12 v lighting
  • 120v Connection and sockets
  • Solar panels & charge controller
  • Inverter provides 120v AC from camper battery
  • City water connection
  • Mini-wardrobe
  • Split fold-down beds (1/2 used for bench seat)
  • Fold down table
  • External remote controlled air conditioner and heater
  • Powered roof vent

... all while still remaining usable as a utility trailer.

Why did I build my own mini-camper?

Having previously owned a large toy-hauler, the issues of having a large trailer were not appealing because:

  • Larger camper means having to own a large tow vehicle
  • The need to have or rent a place to store a large trailer
  • Paying high gas consumption of the large tow vehicle even when you are not towing
  • Difficulty in maneuvering around gas pumps and other tight spots
  • A small camper, designed to suit my personal taste, met our needs very effectively

Pictured are the wardrobe, fridge, shower, on-demand water heater, stove, cabinetry

Interior completed with decent fit & finish and durability.

Suggested materials:
  • 6x10 enclosed utility trailer   (Purchased)
  • Cabinets   (Self-made)
  • Componets   (Various on-line sources)
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  • Maryse Maryse on Mar 11, 2021

    Hi, I like very much your version of a camper...can you tell me the cost of all this? Where did you buy you solard system?

    • Maryse,

      Thanks for the question. I think I put between $3,000 and $3,500 into the camper (not counting the trailer). Cost will also depend on how successful you are at locating parts at a decent price. I think I purchased Monocrystalline solar panels ( 2 100-watt panels that put out 18v) at Amazon. They now also have the solar charge controllers.


  • Cosette Burke Cosette Burke on May 15, 2024

    Is there a toilet?