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16-21 0 0%
22-25 3 1.35%
26-30 6 2.69%
31-35 13 5.83%
36-40 20 8.97%
41-45 20 8.97%
46-50 33 14.80%
51-55 47 21.08%
56-60 30 13.45%
61-65 27 12.11%
66-70 10 4.48%
71-75 6 2.69%
76-80 1 0.45%
81-85 0 0%
86-90 0 0%
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100 + 1 0.45%
Don't have one yet 6 2.69%
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:57 PM   #29
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While visiting my parents on a Sunday in early 1975 in Port Angeles, WA we saw a yellow Compact Jr. for sale a couple of blocks away for $850. The next morning I called my dad and asked him to buy it, which he did, then we returned the next weekend to pay him and bring it home.

We took a year off work and zig-zagged across the country and back twice during that time until our savings ran out and a baby was on the way. Three years later we sold it for $1100 after cleaning it up to an immaculate condition, so it was actually a good investment.

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Old 07-02-2009, 11:38 PM   #30
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Well, I was 55 a few years ago when on a whim, I thought it would be nice to have a small fibreglass trailer like a Trillium or Boler. We've always preferred small cars and ours was barely adaquate to tow with, but I didn't care. Early in our marriage we've owned tents and even an old (soft top) tent trailer which was lightweight and roomy, but all of these left my better half a little (shall we say) cold, so to speak. So when I gingerly confronted her with the thought of a Trillium/Boler, much to my surprise, she was on it like flies on dog poo. Next thing I knew, she found a Boler and a Trillium on line at nearby RV dealers. They were pretty equal (around the same age and condition) but the thing that won us over on the '78 Trill was the jalousie windows all 'round for better flow-through ventilation. Lucky for us this little beauty was practically hidden at the very back of the dealership in St. Thomas (less that half an hour from our home) and they told us they'd had it for a year!!!??? I guess they didn't know then about this hungry fibreglass TT subculture. Shortly after taking it home, we upgraded to a better towing minivan. Every once in a while, we get one foot-itis and look at slightly larger trailers that crosses our path but on reflection, it would be inflationary...larger trailer, larger and more expensive TV, more fuel...more one foot-itis....
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:38 AM   #31
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I was 25 in 1980 and bought a 1978 Scamp 13 and towed it all over SoCal with my '79 Jeep CJ-7. Ahhh... the days of innocence...
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:43 AM   #32
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I bought my Perris Pacer when I was 25. Although I have camped all my life in my family's RV and also tents, this is my first trailer. I've loved fiberglass RVs since I saw my first Boler when I was a kid.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:11 PM   #33
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i haven't actually purchased my boler but my grandfather did. he then gave it to my dad and i grew up in that little orange and white egg. it is great to think that it is still around and that i will be able to raise my kids in it too.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:35 PM   #34
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I started camping with the Boy Scouts in junior high. After marriage, I introduced my wife to tent camping. We had a Lacke & Joy cabin tent model which is still being sold for $1300! We went camping on vacations when we lived in Wisconsin, mainly in Door County. After moving to Washington, most of our vacations were spent flying or driving to Wisconsin to visit parents. When the kids grew up, and the parents had died, we started camping again. Then in 2008, during a camping trip to Port Townsend, I said, "I just can't do this anymore." Serendiptiously, a fellow pulled into the camping area with a 16' Casita. I went over to look at it. I hadn't realized that such compact travel trailers existed. That started us on our search. I found this website and read about many of the trailers. We first thought we would like a Burro because of the double hull and the relatively close location, Southern California. But then we found out that just because there is a website, that doesn't mean that the company is still in business! We finally decided on a Trillium because of their location relative to us, and that they have opening windows on all four sides. The rest is history. We love our Homelet and feel it was one of our better purchases.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:23 PM   #35
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getting our trillium outback was truly the best camping decision we've ever made.

we started out, tenting, then got a VW westfalia camper van...then 3 different tent trailers---never newer than 25 years old!----with a couple of years of tenting thrown in for good measure. we camped without kids and then one, then two, then three. those years when the boys were teenagers saw us get away camping much less frequently--having to be home to ferry one or more to jobs, friends' homes or activities....but then-----they got licenses of their own and woohoo!!!! we were free again! and....i made the decision- it was time for a little comfort. and the rest is history. we've camped more in the past 5 years with this trailer than i ever thought i'd do again.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:14 PM   #36
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I bought mine (Uhaul CT-13) this year at age 37.
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Old 09-25-2010, 02:32 AM   #37
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Older then dirt. My husband that is.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:04 AM   #38
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after a overly rainy season in a tent and seeing a casita at a local campground, we started looking and bought our Uhaul ...at 55......havent been in the uhaul while raining yet, Despite several camping trips this year! Either way I wish we had done it earlier, it's a blast. Bruce&Mary
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:37 PM   #39
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What age were you when you bought your 1st all fiberglass camping trailer?
I thought this was going to be "how old were you when your trailer was built?" I was 8 years old... Maybe 7 if it was an early '84 model. So that means I was in 3rd or 4th grade.

But, to answer the real question, I was (and still am) 34. I was about 18 when I bought a well-used popup camper, and have owned some sort of RV ever since.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:40 PM   #40
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What did you do at 18 in a pop-up?
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:49 PM   #41
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That should have read "Why would an 18 year old want a pop-up." Sleep under the stars.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:31 PM   #42
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What did you do at 18 in a pop-up?
Ummmm... Went camping with my friends. We used it extensively for about six or seven years. Best $400 I ever spent.
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