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Old 09-23-2015, 02:34 PM   #29
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Hi Indiana Todd,
I purchased a 30 year old fiberglass 13 foot Burro when I retired. I like projects and have had a few in the years since my purchase. Every problem begins with the "should I buy a new one instead of getting into this again" discussion. Every problem ends up with the wonderful people on this site bumping me in the right fix-it direction. I like projects and so far, they have all been successes and every project makes me understand and love my little Burro more. I love camping - so the projects get pushed in the fast mode so I can go on the road! So, for me, Bennie the Burro is the ideal balance between camping and projects.

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Old 09-25-2015, 08:17 AM   #30
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Sue, that's an excellent point! Thanks so much for sharing

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Old 09-25-2015, 07:48 PM   #31
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If I'm completely honest and had to do it all over again....................
I'd hope to win a large sum of money so we could buy a spanking new tow vehicle (that ran well on fresh air) and a camper big enough for two to move in at the same time! I'd be delighted to have one with a space for a porta pottie so I didn't have to take care to step around it all the time (as it takes up a great chunk of the available floor).
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:57 PM   #32
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Thank you, Hazel! No matter how hard we try, not ALL of us can honestly say we can be completely happy with the smallest of trailers. If you can, great! I tried..... I really, really tried; but our 13 footer, cute as it was, lasted no longer than it took me to talk my DH into selling it. And the process can be stressful; it isn't something to be taken lightly. So, Indiana Todd, you are wise to do your research.
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:12 PM   #33
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I am happy with our wee camper - it was a good price and it works well enough for us. Seems like there is ALWAYS something bigger, fancier, more convenient etc. and conspicuous consumption is all around us. I learned way back in childhood that there is no point in crying for the moon!
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:23 AM   #34
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That's a great question. You could rephrase it, "What did/do you want in your second /next trailer."

My wife and I just became empty nesters. Our college girl might camp again with us, but not often. So our Scamp 16 is looking a little bigger than necessary. We might want to exchange that front bunk for a dinette, or a bathroom. And I'm still looking for a wider bed, where we don't have to sleep a'spoonin' all the time. So if we found a trailer with those features, I'd consider a trade.

Look at your own priorities. Do you need to park it in a small space, or fit a growing family inside? Would you rather have to cook outside. or have to pee outside? And always, how much weight should you tow?

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