RVE 215: Hitch Hotel is Disrupting the RV Industry with This Tiny Trailer
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Would you live in a 39-inch trailer?

Check out photos and video of the trailer at heathandalyssa.com/hitch-hotel

In March of 2014 while driving down the road, Geoff had an idea and immediately called his friend Gil. How could they build a collapsible (but stable), a lightweight (but sturdy) trailer for camping and mountain biking?

But bringing a dream this big (or this little, really) to reality would take time. They had four things they need to do to get the first Hitch Hotel created:

  • Develop prototypes
  • Establish funding
  • Patent their invention
  • Find a manufacturer

This process has taken seven years, but the amount of time and capital it's taken hasn't slowed Gil and Geoff down. Like everyone, they have bad days, but every morning they wake up excited to finally bring this product to market.

What Heath and the guys cover in this episode:

  • How Gil analyzed the opportunity in the 60-billion-dollar camping industry
  • How Geoff built the first prototype on his own (and fixed it when he learned that he did it wrong)
  • When they finally could introduce the product to consumers
  • Funding their development on Kickstarter
  • How many years it took to find a manufacturer
  • When you can expect to see a Hitch Hotel on the road
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