My husband and I also have a Jeep Liberty as our tow vehicle. When we sold our vacation home because it required more time and maintaince than we decided we wanted to give anymore (it was a log home) - we still wanted something to go away on the weekends in and call our own.
Myself knowing a little about travel trailers, I didn't want something that we had to use 'roof coating' on and worry about leakage. We were all set on ordering a Casita
and driving to Texas to pick it up, but while checking Ebay one day, there was this fiberglass 'egg' 10 miles from our home, and a listed price less than 1/3 of what we were planning on paying for a new one.
When we contacted the owner to go take a look, we were surprised that this 16ft trailer was 23 years young, in good shape - and had everything a new one had (2 tables, stove, fridge
, sink, storage and room for 4 it's my preference not to have a bathroom....I've seen the movie RV!!!). Those who hesitate loose, so we thought about it for a few hours, weighing
new vs this used one - and bought it.
Every campground we've been to this summer (6 so far) we're usually the only 'egg' there, and it never fails a fellow camper stops by to inquire about it's uniqueness, how cute it is, take pictures of it and are amazed that it's 23!!
If you can't tell the difference...why pay the difference???
Not that I have ANY intention on selling our trailer, but I'd like to hope/think that if we did, we wouldn't loose any money from our purchase price, and will have enjoyed the times we had in it.
Plus - what stick built TT has a great network of owners like us who are so proud of our trailers, hold events celebrating our trailers, love to talk all we can about our trailers, enjoy showing off our trailers to our 'neighbors' at campgrounds we visit and share photos of our trailers like they're our children? Buy stick if you want...but you'll miss us!!
Just sharing our experience on buying our Egg...hope it helps...