Moths to the flame - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-24-2010, 09:35 PM   #1
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Moths to the flame

So what is it that drags us to these often ancient always small, fiberglass campers?

For me it's all I really need and they are so durable.. You?
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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I've liked the compact retro look since I was a kid. Now that I'm all growed up with a family and all, the practicality appeals to me too
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:46 PM   #4
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To me it was the practical build and a size which permitted me to own a tow vehicle which was enjoyable and practical to drive when not towing.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:49 PM   #5
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They're truly portable... not just movable.

My sister hasn't used her 35' Class "A" Motorhome in years. It only moves when she has to mow around it. I take a minimum of 3 trips every year.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:02 PM   #6
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I wanted something small enough that I wouldn't need a weight distributing, anti-sway hitch any more. And with no wood in the sides or roof to rot. Something sturdy but light, and with less wind resistance than the old boxy trailer.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:43 AM   #7
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10-4 on the box a rotting lumber
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:43 AM   #8
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I wanted something tight and durable. The first time I was out in the Grasslands and a storm came up, with a hard wind and driving rain, I knew I had made the right decision.
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:46 PM   #9
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'Perfect' camper!

70s Trillium - no fronts on upper shelves, small fridge, nice nonelectric propane furnace, limited water system, - went to FL from Ontario 3 times and across Canada once.
93 - L'il Bigfoot 13 - limited room, nice 2 person front dinette, nice stowage, neat and compact - NO TOILET! Went to FL twice, across Canada, and some Ontario Parks.
94 - Starcraft Pop-up - low stowage, no toilet, flapping canvas, lots of room, WET canvas when raining, NO TOILET, fuss to put up - take down. Camped only in Ontario - mainly Ont. Parks. Packing up when wet a pain!
93 - Bigfoot 17CB - PERFECT! - toilet, hot water, 4 burner stove, oven, shower, toilet and on and on! Just at 3500lbs and tows well. Been to Dayton twice and Ontario Parks for 3 years. So far, the best!
These are what I owned, and used , and the Bigfoot, in my mind, is the perfect camper (so far).
2 complaints - beds are cramped for 2 ( You have to cuddle or each take an end!) and lots of windage - full 8' wide and high.
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Old 12-25-2010, 06:26 PM   #10
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Tents taught me to appreciate anything dry. Being able to grab it and go with almost any vehicle and not having to have a truck is nice and I like the retro look they all have......they scream freedom.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:25 PM   #11
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bruce---i echo your sentiments!! you have nailed exactly our feelings.
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Old 12-25-2010, 07:30 PM   #12
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I had Serro Scotty unit yrs ago, then hard sided pop up Apache as needed more room for the kids, then back to tent due to economy,, then small pop up, then finally I arrived at my first Scamp for me as kids are grown.,the basic 16 ft Scamp, no toilet, or hot water. Graduated to Casita with hot water and shower and toilet (ahhhh, now that is good!) Wanting more space for hubby and dogs, I got a 21 ft Amerilite (Plenty of room for hubby, dogs, etc. but it is too big - my car sucks the gas at 7 MPG- can not afford to tow it). Now back to the new Scamp with just enough room for hubby and me. We can make due with dogs in their kennels in the walk way, but still looking for a 17 ft Casita when I can afford one. It must have the twin bed option though as hubby and I need our own space.
Yep, I love the fiberglass eggs best of all. They are easy to pull and I can do it on my own.
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Old 12-26-2010, 02:15 PM   #13
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I have always liked getting the most out of something little. I have driven small hatchbacks for years. Each car I have owned has had a tow hitch. I can put a little cargo platform on it (like I just did for traveling to the inlaws' for Christmas), move furniture, appliances, or lumber with my cargo trailer, or tow my Scamp for a camping trip!

The Scamp is similar. I can go camping with my wife, the dog, and our baby boy and still get about 25 MPG. I considered a popup, but they tend to be a little on the heavy side for a class 1 hitch.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:45 PM   #14
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it's getting your investment back IF you even decide to sell that gets me. and every little improvement I make to it just adds more equity.

I try to do something every year... next is a frame reinforcement.
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