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Old 02-25-2012, 10:07 PM   #1
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How many trailers?

Just curious, how many trailers/RV's did it take you to get to your perfect one or are you still hunting?
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Just curios, how many trailers/RV's did it take you to get to your perfect one or are you still hunting?
On my 4th now. Maybe gonna go bigger yet, but this is pretty close to perfect.

Started with a 15 foot sticky, then a Boler 13 - had to step outside to change my mind! - then a Boler 17, now a Bigfoot 21' Rear bed.

Maybe a 25' Bigfoot sometime in the future?

If someone made a molded glass 34', I'd be interested!
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:33 PM   #3
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We're on our 5th. 2 pop-ups, followed by a British fiberglas camper while in England, then another pop-up, and now our Scamp.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #4
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So is this your perfect trailer, are you done?

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We're on our 5th. 2 pop-ups, followed by a British fiberglas camper while in England, then another pop-up, and now our Scamp.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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For us it was exactly the same number as it takes licks to reach the center of a tootsie roll pop!

Yahoo! Video Detail for TOOTSIE ROLL POPS ANIMATED COMMERCIAL 1960s
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:19 AM   #6
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Our first RV was a camper shell on the back of my dad's farm pick-up (1970 Chevy) with a butane tank in back; this would have been in 1971. My wife & I drove from Harlingen, TX to Las Cruces, NM for a job interview. We bought the camper shell for the trip. We had two fold up cots (old army style, canvas, take apart to fold), a borrowed Coleman camp stove. The camp stove's leather pump was dry, therefore we had a time getting it to work. Corn oil on the leather to get it going. First time to sleep in it was a KOA in Las Cruces. Got the job, found a small house to rent, spent another night at the KOA. Went to Carlsbad. Can't remember others stops. No real problem. Fell in love with RVing & New Mexico and have been at it for 40 years or so.

After getting back home (TX), we bought a '71 Chevy Pickup for the camper shell. After moving to NM, I added build in bunks, storage, a spot for a Coleman ice chest and a wooden floor over the metal bed with indoor/outdoor carpet. It was a neat set up for us. It even had a little seat, so you could have a place to put on shoes, etc in the back close to the door. The camper shell had a solid back, with a door & windows on both sides. I took the tail gate off. It had 3 tiers, tallest in the rear, of course. It was great for boon docking & dispersed camping. We also got a port-a-potty.

We also bought a new Coleman stove in Las Cruces before we left. Ha!

In '75, at least I believe it was '75. Traded this set-up on a '75 Scout II 4x4, slept in the back with the tailgate down with a sheet over the back to keep out bugs, or in a tent.

A few years later, around '83 or 4, I got an old '60 something Holiday Rambler Truck Camper for the old '70 pick up, after I got it from my mom. It had roof leaks, water leaks if on city, smelled bad until got to cooking in it each trip. I took the mattress out & burned it (living out on a small, 5 acre farm at the time). It fit a long bed pick-up.

Bought a TT in '86 (a 20' 1983 Komfort Lite Bunkhouse with a head & shower, Wow!) which we took on a trip to Yellowstone, Glacier, Baniff in Canada to Victoria, BC then down the west coast to SoCal & back home towed with the 16 year old '70 Chevy farm truck without a butane tank & a low shell.

After several new to us tows through the years, we went to a '96 Coachman Catalina C-class 22' MH in '97. We went to Canada again for our first trip with it. This time to LA area then up the west coast to Victoria, BC area to Jasper, to Baniff, Watertown, Glacier, then back home via American Falls area of Idaho. After getting a Fish & Sky Boat, we often towed our Jeep CJ-7 & the boat behind the C-class going up to Elephant Butte State Park.

We down sized to the 16' Scamp in 2005.


We enjoyed each and everyone of them. Each fix into the niche we needed at the time. None was perfect. The Scamp has been pretty close to 'perfect', but in some ways it could be improved.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:59 AM   #7
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:32 AM   #8
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I can not say on the grounds that I might incriminate myself.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #9
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I can not say on the grounds that I might incriminate myself.
Too funny, Ed!

It took us two. We started with the Aliner, and now the Casita is our forever camper. We are crazy about it!
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:38 AM   #11
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My first trailer was an Apache Scout, the one where the bed was on the trailer and the stand up part of the tent was on the ground. Got this in 1962. My wife & I got married in 1963 and we've been RVing/travelling/camping ever since. All that totals 48 years so we've had a LOT of "things" in that time. Camped out of station wagons, out of pickup trucks with a topper, several pop-up trailers, in tents, a variety of travel trailers, two 5th wheels, and in/out of a full size van. Both our trailers are 2011 models. Our Kodiak is a single purpose trailer used exclusively for snowbirding somewhere in the south for the winter. Right now we're in Camp Verde, AZ since early December and will return to Michigan in about 2 weeks. Our Egg Camper (favorite) is our FUN trailer. We use it for travelling and camping. We had not just gone camping for years before we got it. Now my wife wants to go. Formany years she didn't. Our first trip with the E.C. was last summer to Montana and Idaho and points in between both going from MI and coming back. GREAT!!! BTW, stay AWAY from Williston, N.D. Due to the oillboom there, there's literally no place to camp for at least 100 miles and the local Walmart is kicking people out of their parking lot.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #12
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Our first was a crank-up camper way back in the early 70's, It weighed almost as much as the tow vehicle does today. The tow vehicles had to have air bags or extra springing to keep from tail dragging. We purchased the Boler back in '94 and have enjoyed it for the last 18 years. We've talked about a larger one but it hasn't happened yet.
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #13
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So is this your perfect trailer, are you done?
I wouldn't say our 16 is our "perfect" trailer, but it works great for us right now. We bought it used after we decided to go with fiberglass, figuring we could see what we liked and disliked with the different options (this one has most) and then expected that we would resell it and order the "perfect" trailer once we decided what that would be. Ideally, I'd like a lightweight minimum option 13 for quick trips to visit relatives, and a 19 for long leisurely trips when we retire.
The 16 fits within the two so is a good balance if you can only have one camper.
We loved the pop-ups when we had them but the Scamp is much more convenient for our current lifestyle.
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...your perfect one
There is no such thing.

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