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Old 10-29-2009, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hi All! I was just wondering if the squared off trailers (like the Trilliums) have more usable interior space than eggs that are more rounded like Scamps and Casitas? Do you think the beds seem bigger b/c of the squared off corners?

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:37 PM   #2
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Hi All! I was just wondering if the squared off trailers (like the Trilliums) have more usable interior space than eggs that are more rounded like Scamps and Casitas? Do you think the beds seem bigger b/c of the squared off corners?

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I dont' know about more space, but the Trillium has more head room than the Boler when your standing in them.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:49 PM   #3
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Yes, other things being equal, the rounded corners of the Scamp et al make the beds smaller - at least for ONE party!




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Old 10-29-2009, 02:56 PM   #4
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yes, A larger example, might be a 25 foot stickie and a 25ft Airstream (if you have ever been in an airstream) that might help give you a picture.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Are there any other "squarish eggs" other than Trillium and Surfside? Would you count the Escape and Bigfoot in that group?

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yes, A larger example, might be a 25 foot stickie and a 25ft Airstream (if you have ever been in an airstream) that might help give you a picture.
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Old 10-29-2009, 04:39 PM   #6
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The Escape profile is very close the Trillium - I think they actually used the Trillium as the foundation for their molds. Bigfoot is also very square.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:09 AM   #7
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The Fiberstream is much roomier feeling than any other comparable rig I have been in.
Unlike the Airstream from which it was inspired the roof does not curve but is flat until the sharp curve to the walls.

If I go from the Stream to the same size Scamp the feel is like night and day though they are the same length.
The flat roof also make it feel much taller inside and more open.

I have also had 2 Trillium's ad really did not get that same open feel in them as they were both more squred off but also much less tall inside.

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:22 AM   #8
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I did notice the 16' Scamp cabinets were larger than the 17' Casita due to the roof shape.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:29 AM   #9
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Sure a squared trailer will have a little more interior space in the corners. The rounded trailers are more aerodynamic and they pull easier at highway speed. That was the main idea or selling point of the Airstreams when they were introduced in the 1950s by a man who had experience in the aircraft manufacturing industry. A vehicle with squared edges traveling through the air creates more turbulence than one with rounded edges. That is more critical at the front of a vehicle but squared edges on the rear of a vehicle also create useless turbulence. The scientific principle is that turbulence is wasted energy that comes from the energy stored in the fuel. There has been quite a bit of government and private research on this. The trucking industry (driven by economics) has undergone substantial changes in the shape of the tractors over the past 25 years. The average fuel economy of a tractor trailer rig has increased approximately two miles per gallon (from around 5 mpg to around 7 mpg) due in large part to the more aerodynamic design of the vehicles.
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:57 AM   #10
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mellissab, Another thought if your looking for a "egg" shape that has a more roomier feel than say a Casita, Scamp, etc. I would suggest looking at an EggCamper. It's a very roomie egg with the head room of a stickie and since you are currently pulling a larger stickie, seems like you would have a tow vehicle that could easily pull a EggCamper.


Also the Bigfoots are beautiful, more squared more roomier glass option.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:20 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the great info. I am currently pulling a pop-up camper with a gross weight of 2400 lbs and an empty weight around 1900 or so. It has no bath, no hot water heater etc. Just 2 beds (queen and double), dining area, tiny fridge, tiny sink, 2 burner stove, battery, single propane tank, furnace and A/C. We never travel with water and I barely notice it behind my 2005 Toyota Sienna. I was reading the "real" weights folks listed their 16/17 foot Scamps and Casitas loaded and ready to camp and they seem to hover around 3000 lbs or more. My tow capacity on my van is 3500 lbs and I'm a firm believer in the 1000lb rule for my comfort level. I wish manufacturers would put the "out the door" weight of their campers instead of before fridge, battery, propane tank etc. I know owners will still add to that with food, clothes, linens, kitchen utensils but I think if buyers had a true "out the door" weight folks wouldnt get themselves in trouble buying more trailer than they really should. Been there done that and learned my lesson! We really would love to have a 17ft trailer. Hubby is 6 ft and 280lbs and I'm 5 ft and average so we really would like the space. We also have 2 kids so if we get a 13ft trailer it will be for use with just me and hubby (rarely happens) or me and the kids (happens frequently). Me being short, I hate setting up the popup. Mainly getting the door on and off the ceiling, lol. Being all girls I also would prefer a little bit more security with solid walls. I was thinking a 15ft Trillium would give more room without getting too heavy (hopefully). I'm looking for pix/specs on the Fiberstreams on this site now.

Thanks for all the fantastic info! Keep it coming.

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Old 10-31-2009, 12:00 PM   #13
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Thanks, Robin. I've learned so much from this Group. I really appreciate all the info folks post. This site is so fascinating I lose hours in my day sometimes just combing through posts. It's not till the kids or hubby ask what's for dinner that I realize just how long I've been on, lol.

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