Lynne and I started looking at FG trailers early last fall
. We scoured the Web, looked at every floor plan, asked many questions, and had some rough idea that a 16' or 17' Casita
or perhaps a Scamp
5th wheel deluxe would be just the ticket. Just to make sure, we borrowed my brother-in-law's "stickie" camper trailer and went the the Northern Oregon Gathering last fall
so we could see some of the trailers "In the Flesh." Er, "Fiberglass."
After sticking our noses into many different trailers (Casitas and Scamps in many different sizes and configurations and an Escape
, many with modifications and updates -- people were very happy to show off their trailers when asked nicely), we decided on the Standard layout 5th wheel, something we weren't even considering beforehand.
What we learned is that the only way to know whatwill work best for you is to stand in it, lay down in it, move around in it, and see how other people have updated and changed their trailers to accomodate their style of camping/venturing.