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Postby CW5RLC » Sat May 06, 2017 11:49 am

Using Search Tempest in the For Sale section, I looked around and saw an interesting, reverse clam shell camper in the Idaho/Montana section. Said it was a builder in Lewiston, Montana. Tried to find more info on the web and nothing came up for "Snowy Mountain" or RV builder in Lewiston, MN.
Anybody know anything about this builder?
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Re: Unknown Manuf

Postby Cathy P. » Sat May 06, 2017 4:32 pm

It is odd, but I found reference to Snowy Mountain Campers in Lewistown advertised in Popular Mechanics in the 1960s when googling. They were selling pre-cut kits. It was just in the classified section, so no pictures.

I really searched and could not find anything else. I like them! There is a couple different ads:

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/rvs/6066840156.html

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/rvs/6107165965.html
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Re: Unknown Manuf

Postby Cabin_dweller » Sun May 07, 2017 10:30 pm

Cathy P. wrote:It is odd, but I found reference to Snowy Mountain Campers in Lewistown advertised in Popular Mechanics in the 1960s when googling. They were selling pre-cut kits. It was just in the classified section, so no pictures.

I really searched and could not find anything else. I like them! There is a couple different ads:

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/rvs/6066840156.html

https://greatfalls.craigslist.org/rvs/6107165965.html

Cool find! I love that concept.

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Re: Unknown Manuf

Postby Cathy P. » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:47 pm

For those that have a Facebook account, if you search "Snowy Mountain Campers", they have started a FB page with some photos/video/description.
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Re: Unknown Manuf

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:44 pm

https://www.facebook.com/Snowy-Mountain-Campers-203695530135458/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
Snowy Mountain Campers Facebook page.
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It seems like a variation of the Wide Path Camper.
http://www.widepathcamper.com/
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Re: Unknown Manuf

Postby SMCbivy9007 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:09 pm

Hey, I noticed a picture of the wide path camper in the images and was interested. Clicked to find out more and found out way more!

My name is Glen Pegg, I own Snowy Mountain Campers in Lewistown, Mt. We are just gearing up to start building our camp trailers in earnest. Snowy Mountain Campers was started in 1960 and built through the 90's. I have been building and restoring for years and came up with a clever idea for an expanding trailer that I thought was worth sharing. Much like the wide path, which I had not seen until several days ago, the trailer I designed folds down to nearly ground level so you can walk, or wheel in if you are disabled. There is a back door so you can get in and use the front portion as a small trailer if you don't want to open the entire unit. A hatch covers the back door when the trailer is open so you can utilize the entire back wall as the floor. You can also open the back door and lock it in place, then open the trailer and use it to ice fish.

The unit pictured was a prototype and has a kitchenette with a wash basin, 10 gallon fresh water tank, 15 gallon grey tank, pump, cabinets, closet and a full bed. It was constructed using standard RV manufacturing techniques so it didn't have the required stability needed to flip correctly. It also weighed in at 3300 pounds, so it was not something that could be pulled with a small car.

We began building our units with 2"X2" aluminum tubing and structural insulated wall panels we build on site. Our basic shell is now incredibly strong and weighs only 1150 pounds. The top can be tilted by 1 person, however two makes it much easier. It can be adapted with an actuator for truly effortless opening.

We have also begun to manufacture teardrop and off-road trailers using the same building technique. A 4'X8' teardrop trailer, fully insulated with no galley weighs just 600 pounds.

I will attach some photos with the latest builds soon.

Thanks,

Glen
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a bigger version of wide path camper?

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:07 pm

It is like a larger version of the Wide Path Camper.
https://www.widepathcamper.eu/
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They have one for bicycles.
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They have one for cars.
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Re: Unknown Manuf

Postby BigGoofyGuy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:08 pm

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Re: Unknown Manuf

Postby SMCbivy9007 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Thanks BigGoofyGuy, I'm still trying to find my way around and figure out how to post pics and such.

Our website (still trying to figure that out as well) is at http://www.snowymountaincampers.com if you'd like to take a look. Here is a look at the finished mode which weighs just 1150 pounds.151038151029151021
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