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Old 01-14-2009, 12:05 AM   #1
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I thought I was well researched when I recently bought a 1974 popup to restore. Turns out that the new canvas (expected), the new brakes (expected), and the new pulley and cable system (not expected), are going to add up to just enough for me to throw this one back and try again. I've only got about $400 into it so far so I should be able to get that back (or close).

My first choice in a replacement would be a 13 foot Scamp/Boler/Casista or maybe a larger Burro. Need something light enough to tow with a subaru forester (2400 pounds "pure" towing capacity and 200 pounds tongue weight) (Wish I hadn't missed that Burro in Houston recently.

My question is, which trailers can I sleep in? I'm exactly 6 foot tall. Are any of the 13 foot trailers an option for me? Or do I need to get a new tow vehicle and just get the casita 17 so I can stand up too?

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:28 AM   #2
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Hi: Tom B... The new Scamp 13'ers (post factory fire) have 2" more head room. 6'2"or 6'3". I don't know if that translates into more width/length in the dinette/ bed tho!!!
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:21 AM   #3
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my older 94' casita sd 16' weighs in at 2400lb 260 tongue and the rear dinette is 78x44.....the 13 casita patriot is the same size(don't know the weight).....for one person even at six foot you will fit fine in the 13' but for two people in that bed at 44" wide it's tight.
I really like the 16' casita liberty which gives you a king size bed
I did a mod that removes the divider and added a portable piece of plywood 24"x24" to the center aisle on my SD and now two of us sleep longways with plenty of room.... still if i bought again for myself and my wife i would get the liberty 16'
the 17' is much wider bed at 54" but you have the added weight additional height at 6'2"
The 13' and 16' are 5'10" inside but people at 6'2" that come inside to look say it doesn't bother them
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:26 AM   #4
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Hi: Tom B... The new Scamp 13'ers (post factory fire) have 2" more head room. 6'2"or 6'3". I don't know if that translates into more width/length in the dinette/ bed tho!!!
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Thanks. Do you know what year the fire was?

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:28 AM   #5
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Thanks. Do you know what year the fire was?
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January 2006. Here's the topic about it: Scamp Factory Fire

You may wish to read this topic as well: Trailer brands for taller people?, 6'3" and looking not to bump my head
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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At 6'2 I can comfortably stand in my 13' Trillium - one reason we chose a Trillium over a Boler. The bed is long enough for me though I do have to position the pillow right at the wall. A newer Subaru will comfortably pull any of the 13' FG trailers.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:28 PM   #7
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My 6' hubby could stand in our 13' Burro. When it came to sleeping, he curled up and I took the edge of the bed. This being said, we had added an air conditioner through the back of the trailer and disguised it as a cooler which took up part of his sleeping space. It was tolerable; however, we prefer our UHaul. While he still has to curl up; it is not so much. The air conditioner is on the roof of the UHaul and with the additional length, he has more space to curl in. I have to hug the edge less.

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