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Old 03-20-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Help me decide between a T@B Max and an egg type...

I have been researching Little Guy T@Bs and the fiberglass egg models for about a year now and was looking for a used egg but I've about given that up. Let me tell you my potential use of a camper and my situation and see if you can offer advice. I would assume that many of you have either owned an egg type fiberglass camper or went through the process I am now doing.

TV No problem, Toyota Tundra Double Cab 4wd or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Looking at: Scamp 13 ft and similar or T@B Max or Outback with outside shower or even a T@G if it can be heated. I like the Little Guys especially with the tent room additions with floors. I want an easy to tow and handle small camper for boon docking at deer camp, for Florida State Parks for a few days to a week at certain times of the year, and perhaps heading out to Montana or North Dakota in Oct for bird hunting for a few weeks and who knows what else. Air and heating are a must. I may be on my own and sometimes have a guest or two where the tent addition would be nice.

It looks like I can get a new Scamp 13 ft model even with delivery a good bit cheaper than a T@B Max, also considering Casita and the new Trillium produced in Alabama but I would be cautious with that. I have figured out a portable shower system for boon docking so I am not worried about that. The 13s from the egg makers would be the bunk model with no bath but with air and heat. The T@B model would be one with an outside shower and either the inside kitchen or the clamshell. I would probably only use the inside kitchen on any of these to just boil water, etc. One of the things that makes me like the little Guys clamshell models and also desire for a tent with the eggs. Wind blows real strong out west sometimes.

So please offer me any suggestions you may have. Thanks from North Georgia.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:19 PM   #2
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Fiberglass camper will last longer and hold it's value better. I do know a couple people with T@bs that love them. Heard some had leakage issues, maybe it was only the older models. This is our setup wintering on Jekyll Island GA. Just substitute a Scamp or T@b for the Casita
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:25 PM   #3
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We have a 13' Scamp with no bath and the regular size bed (45" wide) and I am very envious of the T@B camper with the queen bed and shower. That said, I've only seen pictures of one, and from what I can tell, it appears there is more inside room on the Egg style campers than on the T@b.
You are correct in pricing - a new fiberglass camper is less expensive than a T@b. I'm not sure why.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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There is a reason why Dutchman stopped making T@b's and T@da's, they started to leak. I had a T@da and got rid of it after one year. The fiberglass trailer will last a lot longer and be trouble free. You decide.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:07 PM   #5
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Aren't they made by Little Guy now, CPA?
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:21 PM   #6
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Well, you're on an all-molded towable forum. What do you think we'd tell you?

But still, it's more about you and less about us. It first starts with your tug. What is it capable of towing weight wise? Second it's about budget. What can you afford to spend? Third it's about layout. Are you planning to sleep 1 or 4 (or more).

There's a member here that started with an older 13' Scamp. Worked perfectly for several years.. then the kid grew up and wanted to bring friends! Still too young for a tent, but the layout was wrong. My friend sold the Scamp and purchased a T@DA. GREAT trailer, perfect layout for current needs.

That T@DA is perfect for the time and needs. Would I want one? No. But that's me. YMMV

Good luck in your decision.

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Old 03-20-2015, 10:58 PM   #7
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I also have a T@G and can attest to it's insulation value and quality of build. I've had a couple Little Guy products and can tell you they are very good quality and reasonably priced. None I've had leaked. The T@B is a nice trailer, fairly inexpensive. I like the clamshell model with the outside kitchen. It's kinda like a teardrop on steriods.

The teardrop community is fairly strong and alot of fun. They have their own rallies just like the FRP eggs do.

Either way you go, you'll enjoy it.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:21 AM   #9
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Hi Carlton, welcome.

I'd try to go and see both a Scamp 13 Deluxe and the T@B Max S, even better if you could find one in the Outback package. If you can't look them over first, then I'd opt for the Scamp with the intention of reselling it if it doesn't work out. I think it'd be easier to sell without taking a big hit in the process. Both will do the trick, maybe a little more cool factor in the T@B Outback. Longevity, height, and resale, probably go to the Scamp.

I looked at the T@B's, the bed was too short for me.

Can you get the T@G with AC? doesn't mention it.
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Fiberglass egg for sure but with your tow vehicle, wants and needs why such a small egg??? I would go 16' plus.
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I looked at a T&B at a rv show then i looked at a 17ft Casita, casita referral program, and i knew immediatly that the Casita was the right choice for me. The resale value of these fgrv's confirmed my decision to order one. Good luck in your search!
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The April issue of Trailer Life magazine has an article about small trailers. They do mention Aliner, American Teardrop, Escape, R-Pod, T@b, Starcraft, and a nice little 16' Airstream with a base price of only $42,000.
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Fiberglass egg for sure but with your tow vehicle, wants and needs why such a small egg??? I would go 16' plus.
The OP is asking about a SMALL trailer that he feels fits his needs. Why would he want to consider something bigger simply because his TV is larger than needed for a 13".

Most on this entire site embrace that right sized is right sized.
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:51 AM   #14
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There is a dealer local to us (Princesscraft) that carries the full line of T@Bs, T@Gs, Little Guys. We checked out the T@B, but both of us are in the 5'9" range and our heads grazed the ceiling, even at its highest point. So, add your height in as another factor.

Just looked at the Casita Web site; the Patriot (their 13' model) has 5'10" headroom. Also, I've never seen a post anywhere critical of the build quality and durability of a Casita. Ever.

That said, it seems a new fiberglass trailer would be better bang for buck, have a more durable exterior surface (for boondocking), have a better resale value.

And don't forget there are two new fiberglass campers on the way: Happier Camper and Nest.

From what you are describing, the Happier Camper could suit your needs; it can be configured for just you, or reconfigured when you have company. Happier Camper has a long history of refurbishing small fiberglass trailers for a rental business, so even though a new brand, it seems like they know their stuff.

Do they have a production date yet?
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