r-pod Trailer - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-25-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Greetings from Ely, Nevada, on the way home from the Oregon Gathering.

Well, what should show up next to us in the RV park but this trailer. The owner came over and we had a mutual show and tell. He had considered the Casita and Scamp, but decided to buy the r-pod, which he's had since spring. They are on a 6-week shakedown cruise.

Initial positive impressions:
1. 6' 4" me can stand up in it with inches to spare!
2. It has a pop-out!
3. It cost $12,500!
4. It's 18' long.
5. It's very roomy inside - two people can actually pass each other without turning sideways.
6. It comes with a screen room that attaches where the awning would be.
7. Has a rear hitch where the spare is hung. He has his bikes there for this trip.
8. It has a manufacture's weight of 2,800#.
9. Didn't have to duck to enter the door!

Initial negative impressions:
1. Not molded fiberglass!
2. I'm thinking......

A very interesting small trailer.

Okay, adding a few of the owner's negative comments since I am short of any.
1. Black and gray water drains are separate.
2. It's low to the ground.
3. A few quality control issues with the fit and finish.
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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Hi Patric,
I also have looked at these and they are made in anything from a 13 to an 18 footer, slid and no slide but all have a nice bath shower room and seem nice, the problame I have is they feel dark inside, we have a dealer near us that has the 13 foot and the 16 foot model with no slide, and that 16 is the one I though I would shoot for when buying a camper but then I found this old compact jr and that was that. for the money and even taking into acount what I would spend to fix it up I just could not beat it. I have never looked at a new fiberglass camper as there are no dealers in my area but this would be a good choice for someone that wants new and is concernd about the weight of the camper. I love the screen room it has with it, nice feature.


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Old 07-25-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Although I was mainly looking at the features inside, I tend to agree with the size of the windows they would be a little darker.

The bathroom is next to the door, has no window, and is smaller than the Casita bathroom a little.

I'm looking at it now, and just noticed the wheels are exterior, with fenders. This would give more internal space.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:02 AM   #4
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We have looked at them before purchasing our Scamp 16, they are nice. Trouble is can't fit them into the garage. They are light, well built and kinda neat looking.

Not much bad to say about them. Like eveything, the "extra's" are the costly part.
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