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Old 02-05-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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Do any of these fit really tall people?

Hi, my husband and I are currently shopping for an RV, and we love these... the only problem is, he is 6'4". Wondering if we'd be setting ourselves up for years of disappointment w a fiberglass RV. So, does anyone know if any of these is tall enough for him? Or, are you super tall, and OK in one of these?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:30 PM   #2
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Check the specifications at the manufacturer's websites. For example, the Egg Camper states it has a 6'-7" ceiling, An Escape 21 is listed as 6'-5", their 5.0TA 6'-4" to 7'. It is worth also checking with some owners since air conditioners, lights, etc can reduce clearance.
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:39 PM   #3
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Thanks! Yes, I guess I am hoping that tall current owners will respond and tell me what they think. (And I probably should have also specified that we are looking for something fairly small lengthwise. I realize I might to be more specific than that, but that's about as specific as I can get right now.)
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Old 02-05-2015, 02:54 PM   #4
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I am nearly 6'-3" tall and have an Escape 19' with an air conditioner. I have sufficient headroom to stand up throughout most of the trailer except for directly below the air conditioner (where I will sometimes bang my head).
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:46 PM   #5
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I really wouldn't worry all that much abut your height disadvantaged hubby. About 95% of the time inside a small FGRV will be spent sitting down or going from one seat to another, and most learn (eventually) to duck going out the door (but "Ducking at the door" applies to most all of us anyway!


If you hold out for a taller unit your search may be much longer and the purchase price somewhat higher than other opportunities. Don't hold out for roof A/C, that takes away a bit


And BTW, what will you be towing with, that too will have a bearing on what you can select from.
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:49 PM   #6
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We have a Tacoma so I THINK towing won't be an issue w any of these trailers. That makes sense about sitting down most of the time. Thanks!
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Or, I forgot to mention, you can look into a pop-top such as my 1973 Hunter where standing room is in the range of 80".
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Or, you can just get older. I think I'm at least an inch shorter.
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Old 02-05-2015, 03:59 PM   #9
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Almost any Tacoma can tow a 13'er, but some may be limited to that size. What is the year of and the driveline in yours?


Although they are rated at 3500+ lbs, owners of earlier 4 cylinder Tacoma's report less than satisfactory results when towing much over 2000 lbs
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:17 PM   #10
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Bob is correct, it's relatively and surprisingly easy to live in a trailer that's not as tall a you are. We did it for 6 months without any real problem. However when we purchased a fiberglass trailer we purchased one with head clearance for me.

I'm certain an Escape would work with an occasional ducking 'required'. The tallest trailer is the Eggcamper. I believe Bob Rugg has one for sale. He can be contacted via a PM. The following link may help.

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Old 02-05-2015, 04:24 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone! The truck is either a '14 or '15 (I can't remember) V6 with 4x4. That will tow any of these, right?
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Our Oliver Elite II is 78.5 Inches inside. Subtract about 1.5 inches under the air conditioner.
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I have a eggcamper it is 6'7" inside. I'm 6'6". I love it.


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Thanks everyone! The truck is either a '14 or '15 (I can't remember) V6 with 4x4. That will tow any of these, right?
Yep, that should be OK, but check what the owners manual sez about towing and compare real world (actual) towing weights for different trailers on the chart in the General Chat forum to be sure.
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