Originally Posted by Evergreen
Hi all, I am new here and we are looking for a 13' fiberglass camper. I am into sailboats and pretty much know the good brands from the not so good brands. I am guessing this is also true with these campers. Can someone with some experience with these campers sort of list out which are the really good ones and then the not so good ones. If you feel uncomfortable with an open forum (I don't want to offend any current owners) feel free to email me. Thanks in advance for any help.
Oh, also what are some of the trouble spots on these campers? Floor and frame rot?
To start with... They are all WONDERFUL!
Since I have owned a bunch of different ones, I will try to comment.
First let me say that the prospective Tow vehicle would make a huge difference in your choice.
I would divide the them in to several catagories...
2] build quality
3]spaciousness and convenience.
4] price and resale
SCALE OF A-D ,best to good
I will stick with the standard sized fiberglass trailers which are most common And start with new ones now available.
Patriot 1-a 2-A 3-C 4-a
would prefer not to sell these and will pressure you toward a larger unit. Solid but a little clunky in interior design
Standard 1-A 2-a 3-B 4-A
Standard of the Industry best value on the market, solid , will resell before you finish typing the ad.
Deluxe 1-A 2-A+ 3-a 4-a
If you like sailboats you will LOVE this choice , the interior is the best on the market and gives the feel of a sailboat interior.
Outback 1-C 2-A 3-A+ 4-B
This one is built TOUGH and solid to last forever, very roomy but a little stark for the price.
Now the most popular used ones...
Patriot [see above]
Scamp Deluxe [see above]
13 & Outback. [See above]
better bargain used, less towable with small TV and lacks a little in road manners
Lil Bigfoot 1-a 2-A+ 3-a 4-a
Great trailer, hard to find , expensive to buy, Statisfying Quality
13 [see Trillium]
Boler [1-A 2-a 3-B 4-A
Very much like so many, most will be pretty old and worn, the good ones are being kept.
and U-haul [1-B 2a 3-B 4-A
Subjective looks solid design, Check for frame damage
A few mentionable but rare or unusual used ones...
Rear entry, iffy road manners pop-up top
RARE Jewel, flimsy interior, tows and stores THE BEST, has a pop-up top
Go to the Home page here to view the proliferation of makes which are or were available and forgive me for the ones not mentioned
Let me say that ANY fiberglass trailer is superior to a stickbuilt , and that I love everyone of them .
This is like a pretty baby contest judged in front of the moms!