Originally Posted by honda03842
Interesting thought. Do you think a 20% larger trailer will solve claustriphobia? Nice of you to try.
Hoping the Escape
21 works, if not a small motorhome can definitely solve the problem.
Thanks for your concern, but yes, I think it will solve the problem, or at least I know it will be an improvement, based on the following:
First, since her claustrophobia isn't an all or nothing condition, but more of a progression, based on the degree of "tightness" she feels, any additional space would help.
Second, since you don't include the length of the tongue when you do the calculation for additional living space, it's more like 30% additional space, not 20%. One third more is really quite significant.
Third, since the bed, bathroom, sink, etc. are all about the same size in both trailers, the actual open living space gain is even more than calculations show. This mainly translates into much more counter space and room for a larger table, where you can actually spread things out and have a bit of elbow room, instead of having to put away the pepper whenever you get out the salt - an exaggeration, of course, but not too far from what our little table built for two is actually like.
And finally, all the drawers and large storage areas in the Escape
mean that we won't have to keep most of our clothing and other "stuff" in bins that we slide in and out from under our bed. We hope, that instead of rooting through bins looking for things, we will be able to know where specific items are, and not have to disturb other things while locating them. I'm sure that if we spent a lot more time in our little camper, we would become more familiar with where everything is, but we are just occasional campers, and still often have to search for where we placed things. And even when we know where something is, we often have to disturb other things in the process of removing it. All this contributes to the feeling of tightness that my wife sometime suffers from.
As far as a small motor home solving the problem, the one or two that we have been in feel even more confining than our present EggCamper
. I'm sure that a slide or two would help open them up, and maybe some designs are more open inside than the ones we've seen, but we don't want to go that route at this time.