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Old 05-24-2019, 10:45 AM
Robert Alexander Robert Alexander is offline
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Default Shasta trailer copy from 1961 model.

It's been awhile since I have posted. Still building caskets. Nothing new. But I built this for my daughter's food business start up. They wanted something that would make their business stand out. So I started thinking about making a old retro type trailer. I found a photo of a 1961 Shasta Areoflyte, and started designing.

I've done a few smaller trailers before, so not much different... except for the size. This trailer is 12 ft long, 7 ft wide, and 6 1/2 ft tall. I cut out panels and parts on the Camaster to fit like a big puzzle. And 3 months later done.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:53 AM
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It will stand out. Very cool. Excellent work. Fun to see something different.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:55 AM
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Very Cool !
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Old 05-24-2019, 02:16 PM
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Awesome ....
Don't be such a stranger. I had a heart attack in February & the wife couldn't find your number. LOL
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:02 PM
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Dang! That is nice and so perfect for the purpose, too!
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Old 05-24-2019, 08:45 PM
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Awesome ....
Don't be such a stranger. I had a heart attack in February & the wife couldn't find your number. LOL
Sorry about that.
And your heart attack. I've been building a few casket kits for folks who want to build their own simple casket. A lot less expensive to ship.
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Old 05-24-2019, 10:15 PM
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Robert,
I'll take a kit. Just ship it a week or two before I need it.
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:02 PM
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Very Nice work Robert. If things ever get slow for you maybe you should grab some of that "Booming" tiny house market. That trailer looks way better then something like this. https://tinyhouselistings.com/listin...-bunk-bed-8x19
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:53 AM
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Very Nice work Robert. If things ever get slow for you maybe you should grab some of that "Booming" tiny house market. That trailer looks way better then something like this. https://tinyhouselistings.com/listin...-bunk-bed-8x19
If the state of Utah decides to allow small backyard mother in law housing and smaller homes, to help with sky high housing costs. Tiny homes could be a lucrative business. You should go to City Creek mall in Salt Lake city. There is a $120,000 tiny home model on display.
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Old 05-27-2019, 06:41 AM
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Default Marketing Thought

Robert ...here's a marketing idea for you.

The "dead pet" industry is huge. There's a pet crematory (or three) near here and they do a booming business. People care a LOT about their companion animals. Some are "shipped direct" from the vet clinic (probably after a night or two in a deep freeze), but many are carefully wrapped and lovingly delivered by the owners (I've done both). Being located in a rural area about 40 miles from downtown San Antonio, there's a lot of "land" around here and many are buried "at home" without cremation.

Decades ago, as our two "original cats" were entering their teen years, I built a pair of caskets "pre-need" from a left-over bundle of cedar shingles (glued in alternate directions to produce "square" material). Simple, but there was a satisfaction in "doing it myself with hand tools". I stored them in the rafters of the garage until they were needed.

Take your "casket kit" and scale the whole thing down to a few different sizes of the exact same thing for "Rover" (in various sizes). You could do "the same thing" with your regular casket business if you aren't doing that already.
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