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Old 12-18-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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Just curious if anyone can tell me the smallest lightest weight molded fiberglass trailer that is currently being made.
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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The Little Joe is small, but the published weight is in line with the 13' trailers. The Scamp 13, or any 13' trailer is likely about as light as you will find. The American tear drop trailer, (no longer manufactured) was probably lighter, but it was roto-molded plastic, not fibreglass.

Unfortunately, weight claims by manufactures have historically been lower then the actual finished trailers. Maybe the Little Joe is more accurate.
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Old 12-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #4
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check out the thread Trailer Weights in the Real World for actual trailer weights of various brands. Of the small/light side trailers listed the Weis Craft Little Joe, Scamp, Trillium (Now called an Outback In Canada), Casita and Escape are the only ones I believe to be still making trailers.
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Of the small/light side trailers listed the Weis Craft Little Joe, Scamp, Trillium (Now called an Outback In Canada), Casita and Escape are the only ones I believe to be still making trailers.
Carole, you seem to contradict yourself. Casita and Escape are making trailers, but so is Scamp, Outback and Trillium, (the whole Trillium thing is kinda complex).

It should be noted that the weight of a trailer is affected by the installed options. An ice box is lighter then a fridge. No heater is lighter then having one....
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Ken, Very cool pod. I could see myself in one of those.
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It reminds me of a portable version of a waterbed I built, except mine had a stereo and a fishtank in the headboard. No air conditioning though.
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Reminds me of sleeping in the back of my pickup under a fiberglass canopy.
It was OK, but I was young.
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I could see this behind my Snoozy.
Put a picture of a dog on it to fool onlookers,
or paint m-i-l house on it.

Think I could pull this with my Scion xB
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:15 AM   #10
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Just curious if anyone can tell me the smallest lightest weight molded fiberglass trailer that is currently being made.
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Question's pretty broad- using the single parameter "Can I stand up in it?", the off-the-rack Scamp 13 is probably the lightest.

Certainly the "Little Joe" is smaller- but so's U-haul's new molded all-purpose hauler. Would I want to use one to camp? Probably not.
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How about the Orca Pod at 350 lbs. It's basically a place to sleep kinda tent trailer sorta thing: Orca Trailers, manufacturer of light weight fiberglass enclosed and flat deck trailers

Or the full size Orca (empty) at 750 lbs
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Carole, you seem to contradict yourself. Casita and Escape are making trailers, but so is Scamp, Outback and Trillium, (the whole Trillium thing is kinda complex).
Contradicted myself? in what way? Perhaps you just misread my post as as I did say all the trailers I listed (including those you mention) are still making trailers.

The Trillium is as you say is the complex one as the Canadian owned company is calling their trailers "Outback" and what was the US owned company which split off from the Canadians, was calling their trailers Trilliums. I am not convinced the later is still US owned as they are also now being made by a Canadian company and the trailers that they have built for the past 10 months or more are called the "SideKick" with no mention of Trillium on the trailer other than an Trillium logo embossed on the door. Although what was the struggling US owned Trillium company has used Canadian companies occasionally to build trailers under contract for them in past years, the trailers always had the Trillium name on them. The lack of the Trillium name on the current offerings makes me think that the US company has been out and out sold to a Canadian company and perhaps the use of the Trillium name by a Canadian owned company is still before the courts - part of the fall out of the US/Canadian partnership split of a few years back. As you say a bit complex!
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I found one up in Canada made by ProLite it is the Eco model. Which you can stand up in, it weighs 750 lbs. They make another called the Suite which is lighter yet, but you can not stand up in it. I don't know to much about this company or the quality of there product. Would like to know more, if anyone has any information about it.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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That pod is a very neat looking TT, but only offers a place to sleep, and no storage space. The weight is good for a small vehicle.
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