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Quick Cabin FAQs

Why make the Quick Cabin out of plastic?
Plastic has many advantages over traditional building materials such as wood, aluminum and fiberglass. It can be molded into any shape, it is extremely durable and lightweight. Plastic resists mold and mildew, and is corrosion proof. Plastic is also recyclable.
Is plastic safe for me and the environment?
We use only plastics that are completely safe and free from toxic fumes or emissions. These are heavily regulated by the EPA for your safety. Polyethylene and ABS used in our panels are two of the safest plastics available.
Will the Quick Cabin hold up in the hot sun or extreme cold?
The materials we use are UV protected to provide long life in the sun. Our Cabins have been field tested for years in summer heat and sub-zero winters.
What is the Quick Cabin roof made out of?
The roof frame is made from aluminum for its light weight, corrosion resistance, and packability. The roof cover is a 3-layer system with a heavy duty UV-treated vinyl on the outside, 1" dacron for insulation in the middle, and a lightweight nylon layer on the inside to protect the insulation. The roof cover lashes to the roof frame with pre-threaded cord.
How long will it take to assemble my Quick Cabin?
With a little practice, it is possible for one person to assemble a Quick Cabin in about two hours. Much depends on a person's abilities and skill level. Although a screwdriver (electric preferred) is the only tool required, it is important to follow the sequence laid out in the instructions. A relatively easy task can be made quite difficult if done out of order. To some the assembly seems complex and may take many hours. To others it is simple, intuitive and assembled within a few hours their first time.
How is the Quick Cabin heated?
The Quick Cabin does not come with a heater. There are, however, propane, butane and electric heaters approved for camper and tent heating. The Quick Cabin is well insulated making these heaters very effective.
How about air conditioning?
While the Quick Cabin’s modular, lightweight design is not particularly suited to heavy air conditioners, a wall panel can be modified to accept a small window air conditioner.
How quickly can I receive my Quick Cabin?
Depending on our production schedule, Quick Cabins can take up to 90 days to ship. If we have parts in stock, they can ship within one week. Shipping transit time to a US address takes about 5 days.
Is the Quick Cabin leak proof?
The Quick Cabin is designed with weather resistant seals between the panels and door frame seams. A floor liner can be added to further isolate the interior of the camper from moisture and dirt from below. Since the Quick Cabin is supplied in kit form, proper assembly is necessary to minimize any potential leaks. Leaks are rare and easily dealt with in most cases if they occur.
Can I purchase parts separately for my own design?
We are currently selling everything as a standard kit. We are developing additional accessories and building our inventory so that we can give you the ability to fully customize the size, number of windows, and furnishings for your Quick Cabin. We can fulfill some special requests so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Keep in mind that we will warrant parts against manufacturer defect, but we cannot warrant a shelter that is not of our design.
Can I make my Quick Cabin larger than 10 feet by 10 feet?
We are in the final stages of finishing an extension kit! The Quick Cabin can be extended beyond 10 feet in length by simply adding more side panels and a roof extension. Each extension adds 3’6” to the length of the Quick Cabin. The width is limited by the roof width. A 10 foot width is the widest available at this time. This provides an 11 foot span on the inside due to the angling out of the panels above the knee.

Tail Feather FAQs

When will the Tail Feather be available for purchase?
We have already begun updates on the new Tail Feather! We do not have a release date for it yet, but if you would like to receive updates, be sure to sign up for our email list (include link). Pricing will become available once the redesign is complete.
Why make the Tail Feather out of plastic?
Plastic has many advantages over traditional camper materials such as wood, aluminum and fiberglass. It can be molded into any shape, it is extremely durable and lightweight. Plastic resists mold and mildew, and is corrosion proof. Plastic is also recyclable.
Is plastic safe for me and the environment?
We use only plastics that are completely safe and free from toxic fumes or emissions. These are heavily regulated by the EPA for your safety. Polyethylene and ABS used in our panels are two of the safest plastics available.
Will the Tail Feather hold up in the hot sun or extreme cold?
The materials we use are UV protected to provide long life in the sun. Our campers have been field tested for years in summer heat and sub-zero winters.
Will the Tail Feather Camper fit on my pickup truck?
The base of the camper is 4'-11" wide, which is too wide to fit between the wheel wells of most standard pickups.
Can I use a bolt-together trailer like those offered at Harbor Freight?
Most do-it-yourself bolt-together trailers are very flexible and do not make a good platform for Tail Feather Campers. They are not recommended even though they may be rated to handle the weight. It is possible to add support to the trailer, but it would be wiser to purchase a more substantial trailer.
How long will it take to assemble my camper?
With a little practice, it is possible for one person to assemble a camper in about an hour. Much depends on a person's abilities and skill level. Although a screwdriver (electric preferred) is the only tool required, it is important to follow the sequence laid out in the instructions. A relatively easy task can be made quite difficult if done out of order. To some the assembly seems complex and may take many hours. To others it is simple, intuitive and assembled within a couple of hours the first time.
Can I travel with the Tail Feather set up on the trailer?
The Tail Feather is designed to travel on a utility trailer fully assembled. The camper tows extremely well at highway speeds. It is only limited by the utility trailer capability.
How do I secure the camper to my trailer?
Each side panel on the camper has a tie down ring and a floor bracket. Tie Down straps or turnbuckles can be used to secure the camper to tie down points on the trailer, or the camper can be mounted directly to the floor of the trailer with our floor brackets.
How heavy will the trailer tongue be?
Tongue weight all depends on the trailer and how the load is balanced. The weight of the Tail Feather shell is equally distributed over the length of the camper. If your trailer has a heavy tongue when empty, it will probably be heavy when loaded. The placement of the load over the axle determines the weight of the tongue. A typical utility trailer places 60% of the trailer length in front of the axle. Caution: A tongue which is too light can cause trailer sway that can create a dangerous situation. Pay particular attention to tongue weight when using a tilt trailer since their axles are generally placed closer to the center of the load to allow tipping of the bed.
How is the Tail Feather heated?
The Tail Feather does not currently come with a heater. There are, however, propane, butane and electric heaters approved for camper and tent heating. The Tail Feather is well insulated making these heaters very effective.
How about air conditioning?
While the Tail Feather’s modular, lightweight design is not particularly suited to heavy air conditioners, a wall panel can be modified to accept a small window air conditioner. The air conditioner must be removed during travel.
How quickly can I receive my Tail Feather?
The Tail Feather Camper is currently undergoing a redesign. Once it is back in production, campers can take up to 60 days to ship. Once we have a substantial inventory, they can ship within one week. Shipping transit time to a US address takes about 5 days.
Am I able to purchase the Tail Feather in Canada?
We can ship to Canada, and many other countries!
Where can I receive updates on pricing and production?
You can ‘Register Your Interest’ at www.quitelite.com/#register-interest
What is the smallest Tail Feather design?
The 5'x8' is the smallest the current Tail Feather design can be set up.
Is the Tail Feather leak proof?
The Tail Feather is designed with weather resistant seals between the panels, roof sections and doorframe seams. The floor liner isolates the interior of the camper from moisture and dirt from below. Since the Tail Feather is supplied in kit form, proper assembly is necessary to minimize any potential leaks. Leaks are rare and easily dealt with in most cases if they occur.
Can I purchase parts separately for my own design?
We will initially sell everything as a standard kit. We are developing additional accessories and building our inventory so that we can give you the ability to fully customize the size, number of windows, and furnishings for your Tail Feather. We can fulfill some special requests so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have. Keep in mind that we will warrant parts against manufacturer defect, but we cannot warrant a camper or shelter that is not of our design.
Can I make my Tail Feather longer than 10 feet?
Although the Tail Feather can be extended beyond 10 feet in length by simply adding more side panels and roof center sections, they have not been road tested at a length beyond 10 feet. Additional bracing may be required.
Can I make my camper wider than the 5 foot floor plan?
Tail Feather camper widths are limited by the molded roof width. A 5 foot width is the widest available at this time. The 5 foot width provides a 6 foot span on the inside due to the angling out of the panels above the 1 foot level.
Can I put a camper on my large toy hauling trailer?
A Tail Feather camper can be mounted on a larger trailer such as a toy hauler, leaving room for ATV's while still having a camper to sleep in.
Does my trailer need side rails?
Trailer side rails or side walls are not required as long as there are tie down points available and the trailer bed is solid. Some small flatbed trailers are too flexible to make a good foundation for the Tail Feather. Side walls or rails should not be higher than 12 inches. Trailers with higher rails or walls will require a spacer, such as foam board beneath plywood, to raise the camper enough to clear the rails or walls.
My trailer has side rails but I want a side door camper?
To accommodate a side door camper the side rail must be removed in the area of the side door. Check with your trailer manufacturer to see if removing the side rail in that area will affect the structural integrity of the trailer. In most cases this will not be a problem.