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Old 01-18-2011, 01:01 PM   #15
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there is a dealer here in van buren ,you can see them when you come to RIVER EGG RALLY

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Old 01-18-2011, 04:41 PM   #16
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Looks like it could use a few more windows.

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Old 01-18-2011, 10:31 PM   #17
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No kidding. When we lived in Montana last winter our landlord owned the RV dealership. By then the Scamp was already on order and ready for pickup. We had no intention of buying one of those big things anyway but we let her gives us a tour. My husband stood in one and said he'd lived in smaller apartments.
In relative terms, I guess the MPG could be "big", (compared to a standard Boler 13 or Scamp 13), but it's also a tiny trailer, not much bigger than my Oliver, and quite likely smaller than your Scamp 19.

I just tried to give the op my first hand impressions from a brief visit to the MPG, in person, in the event that it could be helpful.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:20 AM   #18
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One of my observation in re: Heartland and the MPG is poor window placement and the use of slides to make the unit larger. A slide is a complicated piece of machinery considering putting a large hole in your wall and then trying to keep the elements out. In addition the slide involves the kitchen which means flexible joints on propane and plumbing hookups. Now we all know what happens inside our trailers while it is being towed, there is always something coming loose or needs tightening from fixed attachments. I would not want to imagine what happens to flexible attachments over time.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:31 PM   #19
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I understand what you mean, Jim, but I think if one is buying a stickie with a somewhat limited life relative to our FG trailers, anyway, it might as well have a slide. It really does open up the floorplan.

The MPG I looked at had the slide opposite the kitchen. It pulled a big sofa back from a little buffet bar thing that made it sort of a tailgater's paradise.



It looked a little like the attached but it was a year ago so some stuff probably changed.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:14 PM   #20
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I, too, am a bit dubious about slides, especially in small trailers. They do open up the space, but in some that I've toured at the shows, it's impossible, or extremely difficult,to get to the bathroom or the bed unless the slide is deployed.
One of the many nice things about our "slide-free" eggs is minimal maintenance, and easy setup. I consider the area under the awning to be our "easy maintenance" slide-out area. I slide out there and sit down... and enjoy the outdoors around me.
Of course, when it's inclement weather, a slide has certain appeal.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:35 PM   #21
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I looked at most of the small trailers before I bought my used Casita. There's several dealers within a couple miles of me here West of Denver. To me, there's a basic problem with the teardrop shape in that it really cuts down on the amount of cabinet space. Even though we call ours eggs, they're actually quite a bit more rectangular and this opens up the sides and corners for storage. The other problem I seen with most of the R-Pods, MPG's, TAB's, etc. is that they always build in a lot of wood cabinetry that adds unnecessary weight. A fiberglass interior is much smarter. All these little teardrops seem to be heavier but have less space inside.

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