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ST. MATTHEWS, SC – Alan Smoak, who owned Alaglas Pools from 1989 to 2000, has opened up a fiberglass camper trailer business Smoakin Concepts Composites. Smoak owns and operates the business with his son, Nicholas.
Smoak decided to sell Alaglass with plans to retire but was inspired to pursue a new business venture about two years ago.
“The smaller ones (campers) were in tin boxes,” said Smoak, in relating his experiences traveling the country at various camper trade shows. “They were cheaply made of a cheap quality.”
His dissatisfaction with the state of the small camper industry propelled Smoak to design a new concept – a fiberglass trailer.
“We have made a classy little small camper,” he said.
The 14.5-foot long “Lil Snoozy” trailer (excluding the tongue) is fiberglass-insulated with foam layered between fiberglass.
“Our inset is like an igloo cooler except we use fiberglass and not plastic,” Smoak said. “Frames are galvanized.”
Under 2,000 pounds, the camper can be pulled by a car and provides 6-foot, 3-inch headroom and “can fit in a one-car garage.”
“It is aerodynamic,” said Smoak, who also is a pilot. “It looks like the front of an airplane.”
Smoak said the market for the lightweight trailers is great especially with near record high gasoline prices.
“Everybody is getting away from the large campers and getting to the smaller campers,” he said.
The camper trailer is complete with a queen-sized bed, a couch, a 42-inch flat-screen television, a full bath with shower and a full kitchen. Multiple floor plans allow for the sleeping of two, three or four people.
Smoak said the camper provides “a lot of neat features” specifically citing a window that allows one to cook outside the camper and yet have access to the interior of the kitchen.
A basic camper model sells for about $13,995 and a fully-equipped camper sells for about $15,500, Smoak said.