Salem, Ore., Firm Debuts DIY Camping Trailer

April 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

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Tent closed

Scott Chaney, owner of Compact Camping Concepts LLC in Salem, Ore., has announced the release of his new and unique tent-topped camping trailer.

This Explorer Box weighs 350 to 400 and can be towed by most smaller, fuel-efficient vehicles. His design is original, cost effective and energy-efficient offered as a “do-it-yourself” project or ready made, according to a news release.

“The Explorer Box is innovative not only for its weight, but for its efficiency of design. With a tent unit, it is easily set up and with its storage, will carry whatever a camper needs for the next adventure. There is no need to unpack the box when setting up the tent — so within minutes shelter and a soft bed are available,” according to the release.

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The DIY construction manual is now available with step-by-step instructions, photos and detailed drawings. The manuals are offered at $29.99 which will be applied to the purchase of a tent unit.

Compact Camping Concepts LLC was founded in 2007 by Chaney, who began to design and build his idea of a fuel-efficient and innovative tent-topped camping trailer. Other designs are currently being developed and can be found at

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