Believe it or not, our camping experiences began with car-camping in a Ford Escort hatchback! Economical yes, but comfie it was not. That great little car got to the high-mileage mark as I was preparing to retire. We wanted to travel and knew we needed newer, more reliable wheels so we chose a Mazda MPV minivan - another super vehicle.
We happily van-camped from coast to coast and border to border for serveral years, but then ... one of us got 'trailer lust' and wanted a place to make coffee out of the rain. Any trailer would need to be light
enough to pull with the MPV so I began my research with pop-up tent type and Chalet models. Hmmm - tent trailers are HEAVY and the quality of A-types was not super.
One of our neighbors had a Perris Pacer
parked in his carport ... hardly ever moved so I dropped a note in his mailbox asking for facts about FG trailers and if he might want to sell it. He kindly answered our questions and politely said they'd pry that trailer from his cold dead fingers!
Internet searches brought us to the orginal FiberglassRV.com site and all the amazing and helpful members here. As others have said, what we learned here is why we love our Scamp and FGrv's in general.
Ahhh - eBay! We had just returned from a trip to the Midwest and out of habit I logged on to see what was new. OH boy, a Scamp 13 ... in Missouri! And no one was bidding on it! We corresponded with the seller who sent many photos, which DH analyzed a pixel at a time. It seemed too good to be true, but this was before all the scamming began so we jumped in with a bid. Wham, a proxy bid ... you know the drill. Well, we picked a number from thin air and slammed our bid at the last second - and WON! So back to MS we went, picked up our beautiful little GeezerEgg (from a couple who happened to be friends of friends from airline days in my other life ... small world, pun intended.) and took the long way home - 4200 miles thru Rocky Mtn NP!
Now, the 13 had no bells or whistles but we enjoyed every minute and every mile. However we are never immune to those 'itis' things ... mine was to have a bath. I mentioned to DH that for my next (landmark) birthday I planned to buy a toilet with a new trailer attached. He said 'why wait' so now we have our 16 footer, The Royal Flush! Sold our 13 at a rally
from a note on our windshield.
We've been full-timing for 6 years and plan to continue as long as possible - we
our FGRV! Happy camping - L 'n D