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Old 02-24-2007, 08:53 AM   #15
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We are a small family, mom & dad and two kids. Kids are ages 12 & 10 now. We started with a 16' Scamp (used) and have since "upgraded" to a 2005 13' Scamp.

Most of our camping is local and on the weekends so the 13' was perfect for us. We have spent a week in it with no problems.

We went down in size for many reasons, but mainly because the 13 foot trailers are so darn cute!

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Old 02-24-2007, 09:45 AM   #16
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(1) did you have second thoughts and
(2) why did you decide on what you purchased?
I'll answer the 2nd question first:

We started out as tenters. We used KOA's when travelling, or when the weather was bad, we'd go to a motel. Then I saw an ad in an airline magazine for the Lite House trailer. It sure looked easier to deal with than setting up and taking down the tent, and foam cushions instead of a leaky air mattress! But I could not justify the expence of buying a new trailer at that time. I searched the "Auto Trader" magazine RV publications and found several Compact Jr and Compact II's which were older trailers that were similar.

The features we needed (for just 2 of us) were: a place to keep refridgerated medicine, and an easily accessable porta-potty; in addition to the hard sides & cushions. We did not plan to "cook" in the trailer, other than for morning coffee. The Compact Jr. we bought met these needs. It's bed was bigger than the Burro we had looked at.

[b]But that wonderful large bed in the tiny trailer became an irritant. There wasn't any standing room inside for more than one person at a time, and there wasn't enough storage space. I got tired of disassembling the 2 halves of the potty to empty it in the already limited space.

That led to finding the Fiber Stream.

Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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Old 02-24-2007, 10:36 AM   #17
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Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
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I have not regretted any trailer I owned.

My first pop up was tiny, but it taught me the basics of towing with little risk and provided an off the ground camping experience that one likes as they get older.

I moved up because.. I had to live in it for two weeks and I didn't want to do that again in such a confined space with a literal full set up. The trailer was bare bones, everything had to come out of stowage and be set up.. appliances, everything.

I miss it because I could take it WAY into the back country without breaking a sweat. My camping spots were basically unlimited with it.

My second pop up was short lived, but it taught me about towing a BIGGER trailer and gave me a taste of what it was like to have more room. It was still bare bones, but had better stowage and was easier to set up

I also lived in it for a week, had the same thoughts about space and convinience, so I moved up to the 13 ft Burro.

I miss the second pop up because I could still get it into most places, but have LOTS of room if stuck inside.

Had the 13 for almost 3 years, enjoyed almost every minute of it, it taught me about towing a "big" trailer in perspective to my Element tow rig.

I lived in it for a month.. no bathroom.., having to work daily, shower and poop in a 13 footer with two dogs.. OK for a couple days, not long term.

I will miss it because of it's ease of use, cute factor and that I put my heart and soul into making it uniquely "mine".

Since I often use a trailer for work reasons, the bigger Burro came into play purely for the bathroom. I am sure once I learn the systems I will find ways to make the set up faster and work better for me.

Can't miss it yet, it's still here!

I always say "This is THE one" but who knows? I may move to a fifth wheel sooner or later.. but that remains to be seen. I haven't even slept in the 17 yet.

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