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Old 10-21-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Airiest trailer?

Probably my favorite feature of my car camping tent is its screen room big enough for chairs and a cooler. Great for sneering at mosquitos or waiting out the rain. But I don't want much tent set up in my retirement rig, and that that includes a pop-up trailer. But the one thing that keeps me thinking of a pop-up is the ability to have it be pretty much one big screen room. Obviously I can, and plan to, have a stand alone screen tent to lounge in outside the trailer (but feel free to sing the praises of any attached screen porch you've got), but I'd still like to have some of that feel in the trailer. So, any nominations for airiest trailer?

Thinking on it, I guess there's more chance that something without a bathroom might have windows on all four sides. And something designed without a thought to A/C would probably score well on this scale too. Does window design matter? And yeah, I guess airiest implies dustiest.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
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The new Happiest Camper has a rear door that fully opens. It can be screened. That would be your best bet for a trailer that has the feel of a screen room. There are also some toy hauler fiberglass trailers that could be adapted into campers, they too might have a back that fully opens and could be screened for a less expensive DIY alteration project versus purchasing a new trailer.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:24 PM   #3
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By most accounts, a vintage Trillium, with large banks of jalousie windows on all four sides, is a well-ventilated trailer.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:38 PM   #4
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Or, maybe this one.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:19 PM   #5
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Lil Snoozy can be ordered with 3 large windows
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Trillium 5500.
Windows all around, 7 of them, and they all open.
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Old 10-21-2016, 08:59 PM   #7
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I love my 13' Scamp and it has quite a bit of "airiness". The rear side (jalousie) windows and the sliding window all have screens. The rooftop fan and emergency exit open and are screened. The door has a screen door. Unfortunately the front window does not open, but when the rock guard is removed it's very bright and cheery. I've reclined in the trailer on our bed in the daytime and happily observed deer walk by oblivious to the fact that I was within several feet of them.
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:43 AM   #9
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Probably my favorite feature of my car camping tent is its screen room big enough for chairs and a cooler. Great for sneering at mosquitos or waiting out the rain. But I don't want much tent set up in my retirement rig, and that that includes a pop-up trailer. But the one thing that keeps me thinking of a pop-up is the ability to have it be pretty much one big screen room. Obviously I can, and plan to, have a stand alone screen tent to lounge in outside the trailer (but feel free to sing the praises of any attached screen porch you've got), but I'd still like to have some of that feel in the trailer. So, any nominations for airiest trailer?

Thinking on it, I guess there's more chance thatsomething without a bathroom might have windows on all four sides. And something designed without a thought to A/C would probably score well on this scale too. Does window design matter? And yeah, I guess airiest implies dustiest.
The HC1 has the largest side door ,largest rear door and the largest windows for a 13 foot trailer and dust is no problem as you can power wash the inside and run the water out the built in drain in the floor.
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Old 10-22-2016, 06:39 AM   #10
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Air Flow

Hey Bob,
Having gone from a Rockwood pop-up to a Casita Spirit Deluxe I can tell you that you won't find the kind-of air flow in a fiberglass trailer that you have in a pop-up. The issue of air flow is what I miss most about the Rockwood. I can also tell you that I would never go back, the positives far outweigh the negatives. We experienced one very hot and humid night in northern Vermont of all places when we were boondocking and operating strictly on battery power, it was an uncomfortable night's sleep. Those kind of issues can be addressed with solar set ups, generators or simply having hook-ups. We always pack our screened shelter but don't always put it up depending on time of year bugs, shade etc. Hope that helps. Peace!
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Old 10-22-2016, 08:48 AM   #11
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I've always had plenty of air flow in all of my previous trailers. The reason: a vent fan! A Fantastic or Maxx fan (on medium or even low speed) in the ceiling vent seems to make a complete air change inside a small trailer in just a few minutes. It draws nice fresh air into every open window.
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Old 10-23-2016, 04:43 PM   #12
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The Compact Jr can be "airy"....

The Jr has a screen opening on the rear door and sliding windows on the two sides. My front window is fixed but I think I've seen some with an opening front window.

But where it can excel is on the pop top. Much simpler than any pop up camper as there is no "lift" system to foul up. it literally can go up or down in just 30 seconds.

Most have four screened windows on the pop up material. mine is all mesh so it is really airy, I just lower it when it starts to rain or gets really cold.

otherwise I would nominate the Trillium with the jalousie windows that can stay open in the rain.

I think the new ones have gone to sliders though.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:21 AM   #13
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My Surfside had 5 windows that opened, I never had an airflow problem.


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