Compact Camping Trailers FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few questions we regularly receive from our customers.  If you do not find the information you are looking for, please give us a call or email us!  We are happy to help.


Is building a Compact Camping Trailer Right for me?

Our book, ABC's of Trailer Building, tackles that question.  We focus on the discerning DIY campers who take pride in building something on their own, or having one of the most unique and durable compact trailers on the road that we can build for them.  With basic knowledge and skills, you can build an Explorer Box Trailer (Construction Manua) available to purchase) or a Dinoot Jeep Style Trailer (sold in bundles) in a few weekends.

Why are some products in the store not available to add to my cart?

Some of the products we offer for sale, i.e., frame, Harbor Freight Smooth Ride Retrofit Springs, Custom or off the shelf Axles, etc. are large and require either UPS or freight shipping.  We want to give you the best price available.  The only way we can do this is to have you call or email us with your zip code so we can determine the best shipping rate.

After we determine the best shipping rate, we will email an invoice so you may order the products and pay the best shipping rate available.

Why is the quantity selection no longer on the product page?

The quantity button on products has not been added to the cart.  If you wish to order more than one set or product, select in the cart.

Why is the shipping so high when I add several items to my cart?

If the shipping rate seems inordinately expensive, give us a call or send us an email.  We may be able to combine certain products and reduce the amount of shipping.

Can I order a Jeep Style Dinoot Trailer from the store?

Our Jeep Style Dinoot Trailer Kits are now priced in "Bundles" so you will know the cost of the kit.  You cannot add them to your cart until we secure a shipping quote.  We want you to get the best deal with the best shipping and everything you need to complete your Dinoot.  We will work with you to figure out exactly what will be your perfect Jeep Style or M416 M-Series Dinoot Trailer Kit.  We will then email you an invoice that you can complete in our store.  Its that simple!

I need more towers or corners than are available for a Trailer Rack No Weld Bracket Kit.

If you need additional towers or corners than what is available from clicking on the quantity box, 4, 8 or 12, just give us a call or email.  We design and build the Trailer Racks and Awning Racks which are exclusively offered at Compact Camping Concepts.  We are knowledgeable and able to get you exactly what you will need to build the best Trailer, Pickup Truck Bed or Awning Rack!

I need a full No Weld Rack System with Crossbars, I can't find it in the store?

We do offer full No Weld Rack Systems with Towers, Corner Brackets and Crossbars.  Our Utility Trailer No Weld Full Rack.  We also offer each set made for your particular rig, so we ask that you email us your needs and we will give you a quote on both the Complete System and Shipping.

Why aren't your books available to buy?

We have recently digitized the ABC's of Trailer Building in a download format that is available exclusively in our store. The Explorer Box Trailer Construction Manual is available exclusively as a download.  We are no longer printing or offering hard copies due to popular demand.

Is there a place where I can ask questions about building a DIY Trailer or Rack system?

Yes!  We sponsor a forum;, where we have build threads and all types of info about trailer builds, rack builds, frame builds and what's going to be coming in the future. We are available by phone and are experts in Trailer Supported Adventuring.

Can I call to ask questions?

We are available during business hours to answer your questions, do not hesitate to call between 7:30am PDT and 5:00pm PDT Monday through Friday and from 9:00am PDT and Noon, on Saturdays.  We are not available on Sunday.