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Old 03-16-2014, 08:22 AM   #57
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When I met my husband about eight years ago he had a cute but heavy 17' Forester camper. We used it a few times, and he started talking about getting a lighter camper. One day on the way to church he spotted a small camper sitting on the side of the road, and he had me go look at it. The camper was small, in good shape, and very soon ours. That's how we acquired our 13' U-Haul, and stumbled into the wonderful world of FG campers!
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Old 03-16-2014, 10:03 AM   #58
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I had never camped or slept in an RV type thing in my whole life and a couple of years ago I was walking across Pennsylvania with a horse and sleeping on a lot of barn floors (which was awesome, not complaining)...and a couple of my overnight hosts put me up in their RVs that they used for guest rooms. One was a classic old really long stick-built, the other was the front living quarters of a really big horse trailer.

I was 100% charmed and decided during the last weeks of the trip that I had to have one of these. During evenings when I had some time and wifi signals I googled around to learn what could be pulled behind my Subaru. The T@b trailers showed up, and then molded fiberglass and there was no turning back. During one of our meetups when my dad came out to Somerset county to resupply me with horse feed, I asked him if he was interested in a project.

And so it was that a month after I finished the cross-PA walk, my dad and I were driving through a snowstorm from Pittsburgh to Minneapolis to pick up a cheap Burro that we'd never laid eyes on before. Yep, I was that guy.

We spent three winters totally renovating it (though I started camping in it the first year) and it's a whole new Burro now. My husband and I use it as our rolling HQ for wildlife photography and love it. And last summer, my dad died just 6 weeks after being diagnosed with lung cancer, so the trailer is an especially nice gift from him. It was the reason we spent a whole lot of time together over the past couple of years and boy was I lucky to have that.

Photos show the trailer when we picked it up, and in August 2012 after lots of work and a paint job, on my way out for its second trip over the rocky mountains from Pennsylvania, and then last fall with new windows, custom rock guard and front gear trunk.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #59
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An astronomy star party 2 years ago! There were a couple Casita's there and thus started our path to discovery (and research and planning and pining away).
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:37 AM   #60
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I had been in a rockwood tent trailer as a kid, then when I started my family in maple ridge bc, we bought another cause it had to be towed behind our family vehicle. After towing that tent trailer to northern Cali and up to Alaska with two babies I longed to be able to stop on the side of the road to feed the kids or change a diaper. While driving home from work I say a late 70s boler on the side of the road for sale. I drive by every day and it had just been put out. I called the number, the guy was asking 5500$!!! I thought to myself this guy is nuts!
The next day I drove by, it was sold. I knew I must be missing something. And once I went to see another in person, I realized the fgrv was what I wanted! I listed the rockwood and started searching for an egg that could sleep a family of four. Bingo the trillium 5500 appeared! Never been a happier camper!!
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:10 AM   #61
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My wife and I have always loved to camp. Since the two daughters are grown we started to feel a little overwhelmed with the large 5er camper we owned, not to mention what a pain it was to pull around. A few years ago we saw a Scamp 5er at a campground and thought it was the cutest thing ever. Not knowing that in a few years we would go from a 36' 5er to a Scamp 5er. We originally settled for a Scamp 16 because on the East coast their hard to find and purchasing a new one wasn't what we wanted due to the price. A month after I had purchased the 2002 Scamp 16 I found a one owner Scamp 5er two hours from where I live. I purchased it immediately and turned around and resold my 16 in two days. Do I miss the big units......UH NOT AT ALL.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:13 AM   #62
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I had been searching a F.G. camper for almost a year ( Boler/Trillium) then one weekend it popped up a 1300Trillium only 1/2hr drive from home...Running back and forth like a...bozo for 1800cash in hand(banks closed on weekend), I towed it home within 1hour of advertisement. The old man was very friendly(not his wife though). My Trillium was parked in backyard for extensive modification. One day the old man showed up and wanted to take a look into Trillium(after a few rounds he passed by when I wasn't home). With a few beers we drank, power hooked up, door opened. This is what he said after got out. He knew that his camper was in a good hands of mine but he couldn't believe I have so much talent and my Trailer now could light up ...a whole house. Cheer, happily enjoy it very much....
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:00 AM   #63
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After 40+ years sailing the world on small sailboats, I decided that it was time to come to shore and explore. We didn't consider anything but a moulded fiberglass trailer after so many miles in moulded fiberglass sailboats. After looking online for over a year we bought our Scamp 5er and have never looked back. Since we have only owned it a little over a year, we have traveled more than some and I'm sure a lot less than others. So far we have about 4,000 miles on it, and by the end of this summer we expect to have another 8,000- 10,000 miles of fun travel.

We are of the age when sleeping on the ground isn't all that inviting, but with the confortable bunk in the Scamp we enjoy our time on the road
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:01 PM   #64
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I remember driving by the Uhaul dealer in Gresham, Oregon with my Grandma in what must have been 1984 or 1985 and seeing a Uhaul camp trailer. To me it looked just like a little spacepod and I wanted to take a trip in it. I would have been 8 or 9 years old at that time and was engrossed with all things having to do with space. I never did convince the folks to rent one as we were a family of 5 and already had a Winnebago. Fast forward a whole bunch of years and the majority of a bottle of Pinot noir and I started waxing nostalgic while surfing the web. First I found the old uhaul camper website and then the fgrv website. Further searches brought me to the Burro website and a failed attempt at ordering a burro kit. :4). Probably thousands of craigslist searches later I came across a listing for a 1981 burro from Bill-H. Bought it that day, thanks again Bill.

On any given weekend you may find me in the camper with a bottle of wine floating through space.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #65
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I remember driving by the Uhaul dealer in Gresham, Oregon with my Grandma in what must have been 1984 or 1985 and seeing a Uhaul camp trailer. To me it looked just like a little spacepod and I wanted to take a trip in it. I would have been 8 or 9 years old at that time and was engrossed with all things having to do with space. I never did convince the folks to rent one as we were a family of 5 and already had a Winnebago. Fast forward a whole bunch of years and the majority of a bottle of Pinot noir and I started waxing nostalgic while surfing the web. First I found the old uhaul camper website and then the fgrv website. Further searches brought me to the Burro website and a failed attempt at ordering a burro kit. :4). Probably thousands of craigslist searches later I came across a listing for a 1981 burro from Bill-H. Bought it that day, thanks again Bill.

On any given weekend you may find me in the camper with a bottle of wine floating through space.
Happy trails!
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:10 PM   #66
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I owned a Airstream and planning a trip to Alaska and didn't want it to get rock chipped up. Bought a 83 Bigfoot 17 in Seattle. Sold the Airstream and that how we started in FG trailers. I have owned almost every model FG.
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Old 03-24-2014, 08:37 PM   #67
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We were planning a trip to CA from MI and I prefer to drive than fly. We wanted something lightweight for our minivan where we could camp, setup/tear down quickly, and just pull over and sleep in. After several months of research we went into hunting mode (that is what my wife calls the male form of shopping) and bought a 13' scamp.
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