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Old 05-18-2007, 09:14 PM   #15
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The first time we took our Scamp 5th wheel to Big Bend National Park, Texas we parked in the RV parking lot among many 30' to 40' motorhomes and trailers. Many times we overheard people talking about our "cute little trailer".

We've also had folks request to look inside and ask lots of questions. They see we have all the necessities in a smaller package. Perhaps we have helped them decide to downsize.

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Old 05-18-2007, 11:53 PM   #16
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:19 AM   #17
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:24 AM   #18
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The Fiber Stream's retro styling kind of enhances it's "Cute" factor. The "Mello Yellow" gelcoat also has something to do with it. Makes it look older than it really is, like a derrogotype photo looks really old, even if it were recently done.

Loose the bright white, and you'll draw more attention.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:20 AM   #19
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The Fiber Stream's retro styling kind of enhances it's "Cute" factor. The "Mello Yellow" gelcoat also has something to do with it. Makes it look older than it really is, like a derrogotype photo looks really old, even if it were recently done.

Loose the bright white, and you'll draw more attention.
I think this is true. Our light blue robins egg boler was practically a curse in and of itself... It's like a big sign that says "please come over and tell me about how your family had one of these when you were a kid"... One of these few reasons I'm glad to have unloaded that curse on Yuri/Karen/kids... I'm relieved to hear the 17, which we will probably paint white or some off shade, will practically blend in to the sea of other trailers and people will take no notice of us....
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Old 05-20-2007, 12:13 AM   #20
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That is all we heard today "Thats so cute". But we do stand out just a bit with the red trailer and all the strawberries.


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Old 05-21-2007, 11:04 AM   #21
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You have brought up a point Berry & I have been debating for a while. We wondered if we ever moved up to a wide body if it will still spark that "cute charming look". Not that we are huge attention seekers either. In fact I usually try to pick the most private spot in the campground if I can. On the other hand we have met and gave tours to some really nice people in the past 5 years. Because of the unexpected tours I used to get up immediately, make the bed, sweep and give the trailer a good cleaning every morning while we were camping. (I'm kind of over that now).

You have given us something to ponder "space and bathroom vs charm and cuteness." Like someone said earlier in this post it should all boil down to if you like it or not. I don't see us moving up at a wide body any time soon unless we fall into a super good deal. If if we do get a 17ft I can't see us getting rid of the 13ft right away. We always figured we could keep the small one for short weekend trips and the 17ft for the 2 week vacations with the kids. After all the 13ft was a wedding present and means so much to us.

Gary also mentioned how big RVers kind of feel sorry for him because he can't afford a larger trailer. We get that attitue too but notice it most in those big RV type campgrounds. We have actually had RV parks turn us away because we were "too small." I always figure to each is their own and personally I think the joke is on them. I would much rather pay my monthly fuel bill rather than those big bus RV's fuel bill.

Thanks for bringing this subject up Gina.

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:11 PM   #22
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Cute is a relative term and strictly in the eye of the beholder. I suppose my 16' trailer would lose the cute factor if parked next to a 13 footer...but ask yourself...in the picture below...which one won the cute factor ?

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Old 05-21-2007, 12:47 PM   #23
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I dunno, Donna.......that IS a cute slideout.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:24 PM   #24
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Looks like a game of Peek-a-Boo to me.
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Old 05-21-2007, 02:24 PM   #25
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Nice rear end, Donna.

Ellen, if you move up to a 17, I think you will find that taking it out is no more difficult, or time consuming, than the 13 is. Couple extra (And I mean a couple, really) hitch minutes for the wdh and there is no law that says you have to USE your holding tanks just because you have them.

As you may recall, I was all stressed over this when I moved up, and it really turned out to be a non issue.

I WAS the smallest trailer in the campground this weekend, and i DID get a couple "Cute" comments, so I feel better. There was a rally of Lazy Dayz motorhomes there.. they all came over for a look.

I actually had MORE room inside than them.
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:29 PM   #26
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Makes it look older than it really is, like a derrogotype photo...
Is derrogotype a derogatory stereotype?
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:58 PM   #27
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Donna,
Did you ever get any Sun in that canyon?
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:53 PM   #28
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One question I have is why would you get turned away with your 13ft. if you are paying the same as everyone else to park ? We use far less electricity then those big rigs in the pics as well as not using the black water hookup. Sure beats me why you should get turned away. Donna loved the pic, those big rigs block out the sunlight too for us.
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