The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in it

When Bob Gallagher’s wife Jacyn decided she wanted to rebuild a vintage trailer all by herself, Bob got a bit bored and decided to carry out a small project himself, with the emphasis on small, since Jacyn’s trailer project was hogging most of the garage. He started wondering if he would be able to build a usable trailer in which you could stand up that would comfortably sleep someone 6 feet tall but only be 4 feet long overall.

He had never built a trailer before, and being a retired cryptologist, didn’t really bring anything useful to the table, but after about a year (150 hours), The Mighty Munchkin, was ready for its maiden voyage. The trailer is 48 inches long (the hitch actually disconnects at the trailer with one pin, so there isn’t any hitch length) and 76 inches wide and features a 6-foot bed, a sink, a fridge and a microwave.

short trailer 1 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in it31922623 10212017342609575 8157442492078227456 o - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in it short trailer 2 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in itThe trailer boasts a single 6-foot bed, so there is plenty of room to stretch out and sleep without laying the trailer on its side.

short trailer 3 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in it

short trailer 7 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in itThe sink features a faucet shaped as a dolphin (named Spewy) that shoots water into the pool.

short trailer 4 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in itThe cabinet door hides a microwave and is modeled on an original panel from a 1961 HH Geographic.

short trailer 5 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in itThe interior has a wonderful retro feel to it.

short trailer 8 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in it short trailer 10 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in it short trailer 11 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in itBob Gallagher isn’t exactly sure what he’s going to use the little trailer for, since he has several other trailers, “but at least it doesn’t take up much space in the garage”.

 

short trailer 12 - The world’s shortest travel trailer clocks in at 4 feet but you don’t have to curl up in the fetal position to sleep in itBob Gallagher plans to showcase his pocket-sized creation at the All-American Vintage Trailer Rally in Brooks, Oregon on July 3–8, 2018.

Photos courtesy of Bob Gallagher

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