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Old 08-21-2016, 06:55 PM   #1
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Just Discovered Armadillo RV

Does anyone have any experience with this company?

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Old 08-21-2016, 06:59 PM   #2
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Dave & Charmaine have an Armadillo. I saw it in July at the Oregon Coast Gathering. What a QT!
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:22 PM   #3
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Looks really nice, and very well built. Too bad they don't make a "big brother" to this little guy with a little more headroom for those of us who are a bit taller, and along with some extra room (i.e.larger trailer, say around a 17 footer or so,), with an inside bathroom. Perhaps down the road they'll make a bigger one. But it is very stout built for it's size. Nice to see somebody actually making a "high-end" rig in a small package. I like that they didn't "chintz" on anything, all top end equipment, and a 4" thick frame on a 13 footer? Wow! A lot of thought and innovation going on here, along with marine type construction as opposed to just being another basic fiberglass trailer. Impressive little guy.
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The NOG trailer was nice; appears to be a reborn Boler shell on a much better frame and suspension. There's a lot less white glass on the inside, too. I think they should do pretty well in the market.
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The new Armadillo is being built using the original Lil Bigfoot molds. Hence the flat door. Instead of a vinyl belly band, the belly band is LED lights. Totally cool!
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:35 PM   #6
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I love the contemporary look!
Seems well thought out but I
would also like to see a bigger
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:20 PM   #7
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Looks nice but......no front or back windows?
No Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2016, 07:31 PM   #8
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It is extremely overpriced. Over 20k and no toilet or shower.


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Old 08-24-2016, 06:35 AM   #9
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Low volume, semi-custom work is expensive. For the relatively few who choose to go that route, it's about quality and uniqueness, not value. Different market.

A Happier Camper HC1 is not far behind price-wise, once you add a trailer full of modules, and assuming you compare in $US.

Anyone heard anything about pricing on Relic Trailers, another semi-custom builder of 13'ers (without bathrooms)?

If you want value (and a bathroom) in a limited production, semi-custom (kinda sorta...) 13'er for under $20K... there's always a Scamp Deluxe 13B.
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Looks nice but......no front or back windows?
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Do you have a front window in your Casita?
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Low volume, semi-custom work is expensive. For the relatively few who choose to go that route, it's about quality and uniqueness, not value. Different market.

A Happier Camper HC1 is not far behind price-wise, once you add a trailer full of modules, and assuming you compare in $US.

Anyone heard anything about pricing on Relic Trailers, another semi-custom builder of 13'ers (without bathrooms)?

If you want value (and a bathroom) in a limited production, semi-custom (kinda sorta... ) 13'er for under $20K... there's always a Scamp Deluxe 13B.

A Scamp 13 with bath and wood would be a better deal IMHO..

You can buy a stripped lil Snoozy for about 2k more , with port a pottie, shower and a lot more room (four foot longer) Includes thick advanced hull with no wood floor to rot. Oh, and the queen bed. and the nice all wood cabinets. I own one so I am prejudiced!
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Do you have a front window in your Casita?
Yes I have a giant picture window in mine,don't you?
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A Scamp 13 with bath and wood would be a better deal IMHO..

You can buy a stripped lil Snoozy for about 2k more , with port a pottie, shower and a lot more room (four foot longer) Includes thick advanced hull with no wood floor to rot. Oh, and the queen bed. and the nice all wood cabinets. I own one so I am prejudiced!
Won't argue with anything you say! I'm the same- squarely in the value-oriented market.

But I can sure appreciate the craftsmanship of the Armadillo...
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Different strokes for different folks and the Armadillo is a stellar, well thought out build. I don't need it and I don't want it, but that certainly wouldn't preclude others from thinking differently.
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