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    I attended the Trailer seminar at Trans. I am in a position to pick up a couple trailers for next to nothing. I was wondering if anyone has a copy of a trailer floorplan and or how you "attach" these trailers for a side attraction. I am not going to get it done this year but i am thinking f next. Thanks for any insite you may have. A floorplan would be great.
    Buck
    Capt.Chaos
    Fear Asylum Haunted House
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    A floorplan is of little use if it doesn't fit YOUR attraction.
    That would be like, "Larry, I want to do an indoor haunt, can I see the Darkness' floorplan?"
    His floorplan wouldn't fit my location or theme.

    Trailer haunts, like any other style should be designed with the theme in mind from the "scare, up".
    Figure out what rooms you want and the sequence, then what scares are in each room, then how
    the space can accomodate those criteria.

    If you aren't opening this season I would suggest visiting a couple trailer haunts and getting a first
    hand view.

    Good luck
    R&J Productions
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    I agree RJ. But what I am saying is I dont even know how a guy lines up the trailers to get started in this possible project. I am looking for a little insite into how this is done. I wont be able to visit a possible trailer haunt until next Nov. and I need to make a few decisions before then. So if you would be kind enough to give me a rough idea of how this is done that would help before I have the chance to get to Vegas and visit yours in Nov.

    Thanks

    Buck
    Capt.Chaos
    Fear Asylum Haunted House
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    GEEEEZ! Why didn't I think of that.....Google. Thanks Zach!
    Capt.Chaos
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    hi, it might be helpful to look up a past issue of Hauntworld Magazine. The issue focused on Vegas and had a huge article by Rich Strelak on how to build a trailer haunt. The issue came out around June of 2008
     

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    Im sorry you havent gotten much help yet. It is my habit to assume every poster has googled their question.
    I googled the hell out of it and I could not find an image of a lay out. If you plan on going to West Coast haunt con I know hytsteria city will be there and they do trailer haunts. They had a model there last year and it showed the layout pretty well.
    http://www.hysteriacity.com/ they were nice guys and Im sure they would be willing to help you a bit.
    I have been in and to plenty of trailor haunts I will whip up how I would do a layout and post it here in a bit. I really like a three or four trailor design and my floor plan will reflect that.

    Perhaps your question should have been How the hell do you make a tiny trailor into an interesting haunt? I know it can be done, but I think you are referring to the particular challenge of making twists turns and rooms in a space that is only 8' wide.
    I will post an image soon.
    Allen H
     

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    Hi there, listen I will help you as much as I can. My haunt is a trailer haunt. I have 4 - 45 foot long trailers. They lie in parallel to each other. There are many ways to position your trailers but I had to use the area I had to the best available. The first 2 trailers are 4 feet apart with 3 hallways built connecting them. Trailer 2 and 3 are 14 ft apart and have 1 -14 ft long hallway connecting them. The 3rd and 4th trailer are 16 feet apart and have 1 -16 foot hallway connecting them. Now I use the area in between trailers 2 and 3 and 3 and 4 for more scenes. My customers have to walk down in between trailers 2 and 3 where they go through the meat cellar and the wine cellar. They then walk up into the master bedroom then take the long hallway into trailer 4 where there are 3 large rooms. All my electrical runs underneath the trailers in conduit. Each trailer has it's own sub panel that is mounted on a pole at the front, outside. I would be more then happy to help explain further. Way to much to type here. You can call me. 903-918-3889. My email is terrormasue@yahoo.com Rich is correct in that you need to decide what you are want to build, ie. manor, asylum etc... Mine is a manor so I have rooms like a house would have. Den, kitchen, bedrooms, study, living room etc...Lots of hallways, get your people moving back and forth. Make up for the lack of "area" with linear "walking feet". They won't have a clue what trailer they are in. My friends that come over have no idea where they are at any one time. Trailers are narrow so you have to be real creative. I do like the closeness though. The height of the trailers are a very nice 9 ft. They are limiting however. You need to depend a great deal on your actors. Hard to get big pneumatics inside. Give me a call! I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about trailers....LOL!

    Sue
     

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    Allen......as usual thank you! I will look forward to your layout. Sue, I will get in touch with you. Thanks for the help. Google? Is this a new thing? LOL

    Buck
    Capt.Chaos
    Fear Asylum Haunted House
    Brookings,SD

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    I have wondered a bit about this type of haunt too. where do you store your trailers?
    Sue do you have pictures yo can share ( gabba5@juno.com)? if you have to move these trailers how much does that cost
     

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