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Old 04-11-2017, 04:55 AM   #1
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Size ranges for fiberglass campers.

What is the size range of fiberglass campers....smallest and largest? Do they get smaller than 13 feet? If so what are some example brands models that I can look up. Thanks.
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Old 04-11-2017, 05:27 AM   #2
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For molded fiberglass trailers, I believe the Little Joe may be the shortest at 12'6" and the Bigfoot Silver Cloud is longest at 28'.
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If you're interested in teardrop-size trailers, Little Guy makes the fiberglass MyPod.
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On the large end, the Bigfoot 25' is the biggest model currently being made. Next biggest is the Oliver Elite II at 23' 6". As mentioned Bigfoot previously made a few 28' foot models, and I have seen a number of other large, vintage units come up for sale from long-gone manufacturers.

The small end is a bit more crowded. A lot depends on how far you want to stretch the definition of an "all-molded fiberglass trailer." Some current, smaller-than-13' models include the previously mentioned Little Joe (12'6", 1100#) and MyPod (12', 515#), as well as the soon to be introduced Dinky Dub (specs not available). You could even make an argument that the Lees-ure Lite tent trailer (c. 7', 250-275#) is an all-molded trailer since the entire box and top are molded fiberglass. Among smaller vintage models is the Mity-Lite.
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How big (small) is the HC1? (Happier Camper) With its modular interior, I wonder if it's a bit lighter than others of its size?

The Armadillo is apparently a 13 footer...
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The Happier Camper HC1 is 13'. I did note that the Relic is slightly smaller at 12' 6", so you might add that to the list of smaller units. Unlike Little Joe, though, it is the same width as most 13'ers, so I don't think you will really notice any significant size or weight difference in towing or use.

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Go to the home page and peruse the list.
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:47 PM   #8
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Go to the home page and peruse the list.
It's a start but out of date. Happier Camper, Armadillo, Relic, and Dub Box are all missing.
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How is length measured on these? From one end of the shell to the other....or from the front of the hitch to the end of the bumper?
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The length is total from hitch to rear bumper. So, a 13' Compact Jr has a shell that is 10' long.
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Thanks all. You have helped a newbie out immensely.
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It can be confusing, since most conventional "box" trailers designate models by the size of the cabin. Airstream and all of the molded fiberglass manufacturers follow the older convention of designating models by total length tongue to bumper. For purposes of rough comparisons, it's usually safe to assume about 3' difference for tongue and bumper. So, for example, a 17' molded fiberglass trailer has a 14' cabin, more or less.

And that's why they don't get much shorter than 13'- a 10' cabin is not a lot of real estate!

It is more common to try to reduce weight by reducing width and/or height.
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I can put two 13' trailers (cabins) inside the interior of my Escape 5.0TA and have space left over because my 5er is a few inches wider and taller. I'm not bragging, truly. Just don't forget width and height can make a huge difference in "size."
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