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Old 06-12-2016, 11:28 PM   #15
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I like the Scamp with the extra bunk (or bunkbeds) too.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:32 PM   #16
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If I had the skills to renovate the Campster, totally, I'm still not sure I'd go that way, as it takes it out of commission for so long. But I don't have the skills, or the space, or the desire. Doing what's necessary to keep it going is more than enough- more than I want to do anymore. But doing what it would take to make it completely reliable, like Karin is, is beyond me.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:35 PM   #17
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Snoozy is not so "Lil"- 8 feet wide, almost 19 feet long. Little Joe is a little too narrow. I know I won't get exactly what I want no matter what I find.
The body is a bit over 6.5' wide IIRC. The wheels stick out and make the overall width 8'. The nice thing about that body width is the ability to sleep crosswise so comfortably (even if one is tall), which frees up space for other things.
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Old 06-12-2016, 11:59 PM   #18
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But my garage would have to have space for the wheels, too.

I do like it- it just is a bit bigger than I want. I think it has a great layout.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:51 AM   #19
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But my garage would have to have space for the wheels, too.

I do like it- it just is a bit bigger than I want. I think it has a great layout.
Bobbie, just have to ask. What kind of garage do you have that an 8' width wouldn't handle? Wish mine would fit through the door. But it's to tall so it's outside along with the rest of the vehicles.
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:55 AM   #20
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If I had the skills to renovate the Campster, totally, I'm still not sure I'd go that way, as it takes it out of commission for so long. But I don't have the skills, or the space, or the desire. Doing what's necessary to keep it going is more than enough- more than I want to do anymore. But doing what it would take to make it completely reliable, like Karin is, is beyond me.
I hear you about the space issue, I am on borrowed time for that
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Old 06-13-2016, 06:58 AM   #21
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Parkliner will happily work with you to customize to your desires. Tom is in charge of sales and will happily show you his top of the line personal trailer. There is a truly amazing amount of storage space. It would have cost about $5,000 less than my Snoozy.
However, I couldn't have made three cats happy in it. Hence the snoozy.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:42 AM   #22
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Single car garage, Dave. So it might fit in but I couldn't store things along the sides and I'd lose a lot of the space in back, too. I haven't actually measured since I don't want a bigger trailer, just a newer one.

If I go new I'm probably looking at Scamp or Happier Camper. Scamp I might find a late model, used.
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Old 06-13-2016, 02:53 PM   #23
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New. I want everything in excellent condition, working. Not working now but about to break. Not sorta working. Not working today but stops working in the middle of a trip. I'd consider late model, barely used. But if I get a new trailer I don't want to have to fix or upgrade anything unless I want to- not because I have to.

What I like about the Campster- low height, decent sized bed (but I only use it as a 48" wide bed), lightweight, back door. What I don't like (besides age-related defects)- lack of floor space, not very well planned storage, lack of insulation, no awning, no extra bed, poor lighting, no counter space (I'd rather have no kitchen if there is no counterspace). I don't think I'll find the perfect trailer but I'm going to look for something that I like.
Even tho you buy new you aren`t guaranteed that everything will work. Trust me we did that & yes there was more things went wrong than any other time when we have bought used.
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:06 PM   #24
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Unless you plan to camp without electricity , there is no need to spend money & get a heater installed , as the smallest electric heater will keep you happy in a 13 ' camper .
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I want a heater that isn't on the floor and can't be knocked over- I have dogs who camp with me. But I don't need a propane heater and there are lots of electric options.
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:01 PM   #26
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The small el. Heaters can be placed anywhere you have an outlet , be it on the floor on a table or any other location you desire . The most important advantage to me , was it's light weight . Space saving is another advantage .
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Old 06-15-2016, 08:14 PM   #27
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In my Campster I have an electric space heater that mounts on a wall. Works great. I tried a free-standing one but it was always in the way. But you are right that it doesn't take much heat.
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Old 08-19-2016, 08:43 PM   #28
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I found the cure for my forty year-itis- I bought an Escape 15A. Or am in the process- I won't get it until the former owner picks up the new Escape next month. I'm in the process of looking for a new Tow as well, probably a Rav4 V6 (2012) or possibly a Toyota Tacoma. (I think the Forester could pull the Escape if it is loaded properly but I think I'd rather not worry about that all the time.)

I was thinking about a new 13 but my dream trailer has been an Escape 15.
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