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Old 12-16-2015, 07:19 PM   #15
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Buying I agree with you on the sink

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Hello all,

Im a long time reader/browser and figured I would join up and ask for some advice.

I am in the market for a fiberglass travel trailer. A couple of the items I must have is a bathroom/shower/AC as well as a unit that can house a full size Queen bed. I have a sleep number queen size bed in my current unit. The bed will be down / made 100% of the time.

It appears the following units are the only ones that could have a full size queen bed.

Bigfoot 25B25FB
Casita Liberty Standard/Deluxe (kingsize)

Currently I own a toyhauler that I purchased new in 2006. I have had the unit in 4 times for leak repair. I reseal this unit often but nothing seems to stop the problems so I am going to move to a molded fiberglass unit as from what I have read these are the units with the least amount of issues. All my kids have moved out so we no longer need a toyhauler. We can load the toys in the back of my truck and just haul a comfortable trailer instead.

I have also noticed that Fiberglass units appear to be shorter so thats a good thing as well because I can store it inside easier.

Ive noticed that almost all units have a tiny sink in the bathroom which to me is pointless as most of the time you cant even really use them. My wife and I typically use the kitchen sink. When we are out camping we are not typically in the trailer much at all. Its more of a place to clean up and sleep.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also weight of the trailer isnt a issue but I would prefer not to get a unit larger than 25ft. Ive looked at some airstream as well but I just cant help but think the fiberglass is the way to go.

Thank you
Way to small and also use the kitchen sink for sponge baths, wash hair save on water etc.
Queen bed is nice but if double u end up having more fun. Heck our queen bed I never see the wife except when she steals the blankies and it is -15*C outside. We have real nice heavy down comforter when we had double bed we had way more fun now is queen no so much but could have a lot to do with age. We also did not let the dog up with us. Dog had to sleep where ever she found a good spot.
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Old 12-16-2015, 07:33 PM   #16
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We don`t fill the water tank full when we go camping, only maybe 1/2 full & I cut down on weight by using mostly paper/plastic disposable plates, silverware, etc. We pull it with a Chrysler Town/Country van with the towing pkg. without any problems so far. I think our van says we can tow 3500lbs. if I remember right.
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Old 12-16-2015, 10:01 PM   #17
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IHowdy, man we load it to the hilt and live in comfort

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We don`t fill the water tank full when we go camping, only maybe 1/2 full & I cut down on weight by using mostly paper/plastic disposable plates, silverware, etc. We pull it with a Chrysler Town/Country van with the towing pkg. without any problems so far. I think our van says we can tow 3500lbs. if I remember right.
: one needs as much home comfort as possible when on the road for 3-4 months out of the year, sometimes just missing a Tornado is exciting. We pack 60 Gallons of Water, 75 gallons of gas and in the hold another 50 bottles of real good drinking water right from the tap. Because down the road the 60 gallons is gone and were back to the tap water then it is gone then were back to bottle crap. Not many places in the world have water like British Columbia has where u can drink from the tap.
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:04 AM   #18
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Smile Another advantage and a caution

Another advantage to FG vs Stick-built is the aerodynamics. FG not only saves on gas but is not as subject to side winds. I remember seeing a video of a large RV being blown over.




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Old 12-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #19
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lilo snoozy

You can buy a Lil Snoozy without any furniture because it's 3/8-3/4 in thick so it does not need furniture for structure . They call it a Lil Hauley Then one could make your own furniture or cabinets ? We have a Lil Snoozy for over 2 years no leaks anywhere . ( except for cassette toilet we fixed the blue hose and never had a leak after that )
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:45 AM   #20
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Unfortunately if they have the front door they tend to crack from the rear "corner" across the top.


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Old 12-17-2015, 10:57 AM   #21
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Lil Snoozy

The Lil Snoozy has no front door .I believe one of the Snoozy's had a crack across the back above the door . I don't see that as a problem with only one Snoozy?
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Old 12-17-2015, 01:44 PM   #22
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: one needs as much home comfort as possible when on the road for 3-4 months out of the year, sometimes just missing a Tornado is exciting. We pack 60 Gallons of Water, 75 gallons of gas and in the hold another 50 bottles of real good drinking water right from the tap. Because down the road the 60 gallons is gone and were back to the tap water then it is gone then were back to bottle crap. Not many places in the world have water like British Columbia has where u can drink from the tap.
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Let's not start the great water snob battle.
I have travelled all across the U,S, and Canada and have only found water with bad taste on a very few occasions. A few years back the EPA did blind taste testing on about 100 sources of municipal tap water and bottled waters and Los Angeles tap water came out on top.

But, with that water weight and space requirements, you will never be happy with a FGRV.
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Old 12-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #23
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But Bob they did not test BC water, matter of fact the US

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Let's not start the great water snob battle.
I have travelled all across the U,S, and Canada and have only found water with bad taste on a very few occasions. A few years back the EPA did blind taste testing on about 100 sources of municipal tap water and bottled waters and Los Angeles tap water came out on top.

But, with that water weight and space requirements, you will never be happy with a FGRV.
: has been trying for years to get our water, maybe someday they will but only after I'm dead and gone. I think the only who got it free was Nestle's but now they are paying because of the letters I wrote.
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Old 12-17-2015, 04:33 PM   #24
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Good job Stude. Nestle now pays $2.25 per one million liters. The cost must be killing them. I assume that's in Canadian dollars.
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Old 12-17-2015, 05:35 PM   #25
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As I understand it Los Angeles water comes from almost anywhere else.
Without imported water from elsewhere Los Angeles would be dry.
Perhaps judging the water there is really judging water from far far away mixed with water also from far away.
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:25 PM   #26
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Yep, like many wines, it's all in the blend,
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:08 PM   #27
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There's nothing in the Livin' Lite that can rot, but it still has seams. So you have as much chance of a leak as any boxy trailer, however those leaks don't harm the trailer like they would in a wood-based stickie.

A Lite House or a Weiscraft Ponderosa should accommodate a queen mattress. The 17' widebody Burro would allow the 80" queen length but, alas, falls a few inches shy on the width.
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My wife and I did ponder the Livin'Lite TTs for a while. As another mentioned, there should be nothing in the all-aluminum model (the one with interior aluminum cabinetry, not the sticky-woody-optional interior) that should allow for rot. But it can still leak. Also, one of the salesmen we spoke with at the ~2009 Portland RV show said he and a buddy took one out as a base camp for a week of elk hunting in Oregon and it was basically a rain forest inside with condensation. He actually said it was like living in a tuna can. . .

And I like aluminum!! I was actually looking forward to getting one , (

Anywhooo, best wishes on your hunt for the perfect-for-you trailer. As others have said, there may be a few compromises in order.

Thom

OH, as a PS...don't know if the below fiberglass trailers are available for build/purchase by US customers, but they can custom build nearly anything it seems within the boundry of their FG molds:
trailersunlimited.com
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