You're right, Mr. Wright, a Scamp/Burro/Casita will be a trusty companion for your journeys and evacuations, if you can accomodate to the limited space inside. My 16' Scamp is big to me, because I'm a tent camper at heart. I could easily imagine a wider bed for two than the standard 48", however.
And Mrs. Wright is right, too. IMHO the best combination of performance, utility, economy and safety is found at the smaller end of the SUV range. Watch your posted weight
limits and know your trailer's actual weight
on a scale. But don't always assume bigger is that much better. I read here about plenty of folks' full-sized SUVs and trucks that struggle to maintain highway speeds. Last fall
I hauled the Scamp over Colorado's Berthoud Pass, 11,600' feet above sea level, with my stock Subaru Forester. I experienced zero overheating, had little trouble reaching the speed limit anywhere uphill and no worries on the descent, either. I'm not saying I could forget the trailer was back there, but that's never a good idea to forget, is it? Over 5,000 miles this summer, I can;t recall a white-knuckled moment. Eighteen miles per gallon is a nice mark, when towing bed and board. Maybe the best part is seeing how much roomier the car is now that all the bulky clothes and bedding are stashed back in the Scamp.
I was sitting on the fence about one of these trailers until I found myself facing a family vacation in Kentucky and Tennessee in the heat of August. I was sick of motels, and a tent was out of the question. The little window air conditioner I cobbled into the Scamp was the best $25 I ever spent.
There's a freedom to traveling with these. Hungry? Stop and eat. Sleepy? Stop and sleep, with a minmum of setup (just pick up everything that shook off onto the floor and fluff up those pillows). Linger over breakfast while watching that pop-up owner in the next camp struggle to stow his flaps and slide-outs. Stay prepared for curious questions and admiration. Oddly, these trailers are familiar and exotic at the same time. Everybody's seen one, but not lately, not often.
I can't imagine owning any other type of trailer, but this one hits the sweet spot. It's convenient, sheltering, easily towable, durable, attractive and, at 20 years old, depreciation-proof. So I think you're on the right track, Wright.