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Old 07-25-2007, 11:29 PM   #15
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hmmmmmm not even going to try and answer that question.... i just thought I'd put in a wee plug for the Escape. Seems it was getting left out when factory direct pricing was mentioned. We're just a little partial to our trailer too :-) Waxed her yesterday!!
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:49 PM   #16
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Here's a [b]hypothetical:
2 trailers of equal size and weight.
One is a pop-up version (low profile), and the other is a conventional (high profile).

How much difference in gas-mileage between the two?
[b]Hypothetical

Hmmm. Like comparing a Shasta and a Chalet?

The variable here would be whether you're bucking the "dragging parachute" effect of the wind on the Shasta vs. the Chalet's letting the wind blow right over the top...

I don't have actual numbers for that comparison.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:05 AM   #17
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Welcome Brad!

I am a newbie, so take my advice for what it's worth. FGRV's last many years and hold their value. The one you buy may be one you'll hold onto for a long time (though if you decided after a period of time you wanted a different size/make, it would sell in a heartbeat). Thinking ahead, we're all getting older and a bathroom/shower in the trailer may become more important. Personally, I love mine. Just my two cents worth.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:09 AM   #18
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Our first Casita had a Standard double bed, 54 x 75. Our current Casita came with a king size bed, 75 x 81. We changed it to twin beds.

So you have lots of options.
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Old 07-29-2007, 11:46 AM   #19
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Hi Brad, and welcome!

I have had a half-dozen brands and sizes of fiberglass RV (plus another half-dozen of "other" trailers/mohos) in the past few years. I personally find the amenities important because of the way I use the trailers, but I will suggest that a good night's sleep is THE most important part of finding a trailer that works for you. As a 6'5" tall person, I can tell you that if the bed is too short, or not wide enough you won't sleep well, and you won't enjoy using the trailer. Standing height isn't all that important as you don't stand often (except to cook or do dishes, of course).

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