To start... I have an 09' Jeep JK two door automatic with factory tow package. I know this makes my choices severely limited! Sure I want a full size camper... with shower and toilet etc etc. But... my vehicle of choice is limited to 2,000 pounds (total) and a tongue weight
not to exceed 200 pounds. I do not intend to go over those recommendations.
I do not favor tent (popup) campers for many reasons... they seem to have a lot of followers but researching the forums, they seem to have tons of troubles too. Surprisingly only a few models are under the 2,000/200 pound limits, and those are the smallest and often the lowest quality with the barest decor and furnishings. And to add... not that cheap either! I also know you can't just pull over and stop for a dinner or a rest and open the popup for a half hour or so. This is actually how we like to travel... pull over and rest or enjoy a nice view or just have a bite to eat. Rest areas and WalMarts will not allow opening a popup either.
BTW... in this note I am comparing new to new... I tend to shy away from used.
I checked out the "stickies" stick built... and those are limited as well. I think the TAB is a good camper.... but Holy Cow... talk about pricey! And the interior height is quite low as I am 6'2" and that makes it about 5 inches short for me.
RPods look very good... but alas... way too heavy for the JEEP.
The teardrops are way too small for us... and I am not wanting to change clothes while laying on the bed. And they are not that cheap either for a platform bed on wheels, although some look very good and seem to be built very well.
Which brings me to why I am "HERE"!!! These Fiberglass campers look terrific. There seems to be a fair amount of the FG campers that may just work with with my JEEP.
Right now I am favoring the 13 ft SCAMP
... ( I don't know why some have posted that they are very expensive????) Casitas are all too heavy for the JEEP... the tongue weight
is 265 to start with! AND they are pricier than the SCAMP! The TAB is way more expensive than the SCAMP!
I am talking to SCAMP
... and researching a possible purchase of the 13 ft. So far they are pretty helpful in my inquiries.
A few questions...
For those that are around my height of (5' 14") how are you doing with the interior height of the SCAMP
How are you handling the small interior, both for occasional cooking and the very small bed?
Who of you opted for the shower and toilet? rather than the front couch?
( I am thinking of not ordering the shower toilet combo since it is used infrequently... and instead enjoy the roomier and more frequently used couch area.)
And finally... since a few folks are saying to me that I would not like or be able to put up with such a tiny camper... how are you folks doing with the space limitations????
Thank you all for spending the time to read this lengthy note... I look forward to seeing your input, opinions, and recommendations.
Enjoy your day...
Ralph & Peggy and Buddy Lee the wonder dog