"UPGRADING" trailer. - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-07-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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I need ideas for a light weight trailer like a Scamp, the lighter the better. Mostly travel alone, but want something, if it exist, with a drop down bunk (second bed) for occasional guest. Know of any models? I am selling my 13 ft. 68 Redale which is too heavy and will be looking in the near future for something I can pull with a 6 cylinder. New to "eggs".

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Old 07-07-2006, 06:24 PM   #2
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The frame and shells on any of the FBRVs don't add up to much weight. It's the ammentiies and stuff you bring along that push the scales up.

Just for info -- my parents when they were still living pulled a 13 ft Scamp all over the nation with a Renault R10 fuelled by propane during the gas "crisis" of the mid 70's and early 80's. The Renault was supplanted by a Mazda pickup during that time.

Later they upgraded through a series of larger and larger rigs then dropped down to a 16 ft Scamp that they pulled with a 6 cyl Toyota Cresida.

Dad always said the Scamp and the Mazda pickup, which was a 4 cyl was his favorite traveling rig.

So I think most any 6 cyl rig would pull a small FGRV just fine.

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Old 07-08-2006, 12:04 AM   #3
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I pull a 13 with a 4 banger. Just about any of them should be fine for you.
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:43 AM   #4
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Brian, as long as your 6 cyl tow vehicle is rated for 3500 lbs, with a very few exceptions you can pretty much tow any molded fiberglass camper products ever built in the 17' and under range.

There is a wide variety of floor plans, amenities and styles out there to choose from and most have dry curb weights of from 1200 lbs (at the low end) to 3,000 lbs. You ought to be able to find something that suits your needs!

Check out our albums link (at the very top of the page) for photos of most of the brands manufactured over the years. They aren't all-inclusive, but they cover most of them!

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Old 07-08-2006, 07:02 AM   #5
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:03 AM   #6
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My little land rover only has a 2.7 ltr .pulls my 13' easy up and safely DOWN all of our colorado passes.Its not a loaded one but great for just me.I'f you've never been in one come on over ,I'll show you mine.

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