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Old 09-12-2008, 09:32 AM   #1
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Interesting small rig.
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Old 09-12-2008, 09:56 AM   #2
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Is this still available?
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:04 AM   #3
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Call these guys at http://www.weiscrafttrailers.com/littlejoe.html
Not my trailer.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:13 AM   #4
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I see: base weight - 1,100 pounds

If that's correct, it's technically as heavy as any other 13 footer egg and weighs anywhere between 1400-2000 pounds in real life. Does that make sense?
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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I see: base weight - 1,100 pounds

It that's correct, it's technically as heavy as any other egg 13 footer and weighs anywhere between 1400-2000 pounds in real life. Does that make sense?
The Little Joe Ponderosa has a bathroom also. Light weight but costs $17,500.....too much for such a small rig.

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Old 09-12-2008, 11:34 AM   #6
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When we were in our search mode, looking at a Bigfoot ,18ft in Denver. The place had one of these for sale as well, actually for as little as it was it was kinda cute. Seemed like a lot of little nooks for storage etc. Too small for me, but for people who just need a place to sleep and store their stuff (I wouldn't do a lot of cooking in it.) I think it would work. But if the weight is that heavy, I agree there are better options. Robin
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:52 AM   #7
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At $17,500. I will stick with a Scamp 13'.
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Old 09-12-2008, 02:23 PM   #8
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These have been around for quite some time.

One of many discussions on them

They are made from the Original Lite house molds
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:39 PM   #9
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They've been on our Helpful-Links page for a very long time:
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Old 09-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #10
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I have got to say that this travel trailer business is CRAZY!
We have been looking for a couple of weeks for a travel trailer small enough to pull behind our car (>2K#).
We initially stopped at Auburn RV and looked at their Chalet folding "A" shaped trailer. We stopped again recently and I tried pulling one down and setting it up. I don't think I could do this on a regular basis because I could feel it in my back. So we were at this place TWICE and now I look at the "Little Joe" website and lo and behold they have dealers and one of them is - Auburn RV. Never a mention of Weiss Trailers at the dealer. I guess the world is full of lazy (or stupid) persons, salesmen and their managers as well. Of course if Weiss is no longer making the Little Joe it would be excusable. I found that having a website doesn't always mean there is an actual company behind it.
A true sales story:
My father was a salesman for a power transmission supply house in Milwaukee. One day he discovered the phone answering persons telling customers that they didn't have an item. Dad pointed out that the correct response should be: "When do you need this?" Most times the customer didn't need the item for a few days and it could be brought in from one of the branches or their large Chicago affiliate.
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Received this email from Weiscrafttrailers today.

Hello Thank you in your interest in our trailers. The price of the Little Joe is $8800 base, the bed size is queen . The Ponderosa is $13,800 loaded with options of a front bath or a rear one- no additional charge. My name is Teneile, please let me know if I can be of any further help. Weiscrafttrailers

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Old 09-16-2008, 01:39 PM   #12
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I see: base weight - 1,100 pounds

If that's correct, it's technically as heavy as any other 13 footer egg and weighs anywhere between 1400-2000 pounds in real life. Does that make sense?
The Little Joe is so small, I am thinking it would be hard to put enough stuff in it to get the weight up to 2000 lbs. Is there even room for a gray water tank? Does the bath in the Ponderosa include a toilet? Where do they put the bath? Do they put in a fridge? If so, what size? These trailers are TINY. ... At least the Lite House was, and supposedly the Little Joe is from the same mold...

Has anybody here actually looked at a Ponderosa?


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The Little Joe is so small, I am thinking it would be hard to put enough stuff in it to get the weight up to 2000 lbs.
I guess it all depends on what they mean by "base" weight at 1100#. Bolers and Trilliums typically had a published weight of about 900-1000 lbs which obviously didn't include much of what's supposed to be in there, even before any of the "stuff" goes in. And I doubt any of them weighs-in below 1500-1800 lbs, even without a gray water tank or toilet.
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