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Old 12-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #15
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UHauls and Burros are the 'smoothies' inside. No ratfir or ensulite. I love my warm white interior better than the 'white white' Burro interior (and also EggCamper). And I love the smooth exterior (no rivets).
Disadvantage of Burros and UHs is that they rely on airspace between the double hulls for insulation. In my experience, that little bit of insul under the ratfir does help the camper hold a more even interior temp. But a little cube heater keeps my baby toasty no problem.
My GF has a Scamp, and another has a Boler, and both LOVE them silly too!

..........so there's no turf war here, just a HUGE selection of different tastes and preferences. Ain't the FG world a grand place to be ??
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:48 AM   #16
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Barb,
Welcome, and yeah, another person from Colorado. I love my little UHaul, easy to pull and take care of and I agree to finding what fits your needs and tow vehicle. Get out there (of course when it is warmer than 4 degrees) and enjoy yourself.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:26 AM   #17
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Colorado Barb's profile indicates that she's already the owner of a 17' Casita.... hmmm do we have a future FG collector in the making?

What is your next acquisition going to be Barb?
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:47 AM   #18
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Colorado Barb's profile indicates that she's already the owner of a 17' Casita.... hmmm do we have a future FG collector in the making?

What is your next acquisition going to be Barb?
Hi: Pam Garlo... A sparing partner!!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:51 AM   #19
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The "best" one is the one in your driveway.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:53 AM   #20
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Hi: Pam Garlo... A sparing partner!!!
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Hi, Alf! One of these days, I want to make it to one of the ONT gatherings, and I'll look you up. Are you a white wine or red wine guy?
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #21
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As others have said size, floorplan and conveniences have to be decided based on your needs and planned use of the trailer. What I can say is molded fiberglass is the best costruction hands down. Last summer we just arrived home from an outing with our Boler and one of the worst hail storms to hit Calgary came. Golfball sized hail that were solid ice, yes they were clear like an ice cube. The results of the storm were $25,000 damage to our home (skylight broken, holes through roof, siding destroyed, etc). One of my cars was written off by the insurance company while my 2008 4Runner received over $7,000 in damage. The boler which was connected to the 4Runner had some dents in the metal roof vent and the aluminum rain cap over the door was slightly damaged the rest of the trailer was perfect (actually the storm cleaned all the bugs off the trailer that accumulated on our trip).
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #22
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The "best" one is the one in your driveway.
While I'll have to agree with Brian, if you are buying new, one advantage to the Escape is their flexibility. If you want something out of the ordinary, talk with the manufacturer.

I wanted a back up camera as well as a cell phone antenna & amplifier built into my trailer. Escape was the only manufacturer that said no problem, as long as I supplied the items - they would find a way to install them. They also have a long list of well thought out options, including an excellent front storage box. (Well, probably not that useful for the 5th wheel!)
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:07 PM   #23
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I will venture to compare them as follows:
Scamp is sort of like a Chevy.
Casita, a Buick.
Escape, a Lexus
LIl Snoozy, a Honda
Parkliner, a Nissan
AIrstream = a Mercedes (big reputation based on past quality)
Any stick built trailer = a Yugo
JMHO
Bigfoot, a BMW

The Scamp was the best one for my needs at the time I bought it even though its just a Chevy and I now wish for a slightly bigger Lexus or BMW.

Which one is the best depends a lot on your style of camping, where you camp and the number of people you plan to house in it. They all vary in regards to layout and features. What you plan to tow it with will also have a big impact as to which make is the the best one for you.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #24
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Dunno about "best"- will you settle for "most copied"?

Imitation's not just the sincerest form of flattery- it's a sign that an originator did something right.

Of course, all little molded rigs swiped the concept from the Boler, but the most imitated/duplicated design is the Trillium.

That shell/frame has borne at least four labels, including the three presently in production. (Outback, Trillium U.S.A., and Escape)

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Old 12-30-2012, 03:36 PM   #25
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I will venture to compare them as follows:
Scamp is sort of like a Chevy.
Casita, a Buick.
Escape, a Lexus
LIl Snoozy, a Honda
Parkliner, a Nissan
AIrstream = a Mercedes (big reputation based on past quality)
Any stick built trailer = a Yugo

JMHO
Being a Ford guy, I'm not real fond of the "Chevy" reference when applied to my 13 Scamp Deluxe, but I must confess to having used it myself....
I have said ..."This is the "Corvette" of travel trailers. It is small, fiberglass,draws a lot of attention, and you have to tow it if you want to go anywhere with it.
There are several nice trailers available and I love them all, but there is not one for which I would trade my Scamp.
I would sure like the Willerby, the Oxygen, the LiteHouse, or maybe the PlayPac for a second trailer though.
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Dunno about "best"- will you settle for "most copied"?

Imitation's not just the sincerest form of flattery- it's a sign that an originator did something right.

Of course, all little molded rigs swiped the concept from the Boler, but the most imitated/duplicated design is the Trillium.

That shell/frame has borne at least four labels, including the three presently in production. (Outback, Trillium U.S.A., and Escape)

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Boler shares(or has shared) it' basic design with Bigfoot, Casita, ECO, LoveBug, Minit, PlayMor, Scamp, TrailMite and several more which are too obscure to recall at the moment.
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Didja miss that in line three of my post, Floyd?

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Hi, Alf! One of these days, I want to make it to one of the ONT gatherings, and I'll look you up. Are you a white wine or red wine guy?
Hi: Pam Garlow... At the Niagara Wine Escape we go out for winery tours and do lots of tastings. It's usually in mid Sept. so the grapes are ripe!!! To much red makes me blush so I usually gravitate to the whites. Something with a bit of sweet 1-2 on the sugar scale. I really love the Ice Wines but my sweet heart says I shouldn't!!!
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