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Old 09-21-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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Best small trailer for two separate sleepers

We have talked about my mom getting her own trailer or van but then it occurred to me we really just need something to take when we both want to camp that has two beds and a little more floor space than the Campster. I would prefer staying as small as possible but wonder what 13 or 14 foot trailer might fit the bill best. I would be towing it as her objection to a trailer is not wanting to back one.
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Oh, and a lower step up would also be good, even with a step she has trouble climbing up into the Campster though she is a young 82.
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Bobbie, a 13' anything with a front gaucho might be good. Dinette bed in back, gaucho bed in front. If you remove the back cushion on the gaucho, the bed is wider. Several have removed that piece from the wood (that flips up to a bunk) and just use the cushion. It can be laid down on the bottom for a comfy thick sleeping area.

Can't you convert the Trails West into twin beds? Or, is that the Compact I'm thinking about...
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What Donna described is what I do in my Casita 13. I have also rigged up a little curtain that goes from the stove vent to the door for those nighttime 'privacy needs.' The step up is a bit tall for my bum knee so I have a Rubbermaid step for the doorway that seems a good height and it's easy to grab the handle or doorframe. I think it's neat to take your Mom! Good luck in finding the right set up.

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Can't you convert the Trails West into twin beds? Or, is that the Compact I'm thinking about...
That's a Compact Jr. that has a "Twin Bed" option.
If the axle is at factory specs, then it is also low to the ground because it was designed to be garaged.
So there's your low step as well.
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Bobbie, a 13' anything with a front gaucho might be good. Dinette bed in back, gaucho bed in front. If you remove the back cushion on the gaucho, the bed is wider. Several have removed that piece from the wood (that flips up to a bunk) and just use the cushion. It can be laid down on the bottom for a comfy thick sleeping area.

Can't you convert the Trails West into twin beds? Or, is that the Compact I'm thinking about...
You could, but it also has no floor space, no room for one person to pass another in the galley. Or barely. And then there is the step.
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The dumb thing is a few years ago we gave away their old pop up camper because Dad had bought a truck it wouldn't fit and then let it get dry rot. It would have worked for Mom.

We have these corgi campouts and Mom likes to go to those. Next one I think we will try either a tent or sleeping lengthways in the Campster. The trouble is we also have five corgis with us on those trips!
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