What a guy wants.....what a guy needs? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-07-2007, 08:02 PM   #1
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I'm researching trailers to buy and most of the eggs I'm looking at have an interior height of 5'10' or less. I'm not sure that's enough for my big fella.

I did look at the dimensions postings and tried a search......but didn't see any tall guys weighing in on the subject.

Are there any small eggs (12/13/14ft) out there with a 6ft or more interior height?

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Old 09-07-2007, 08:26 PM   #2
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I'm 6' 4" and struggled by with a Casita 16 for some time. (2 as a matter of fact). Now we have a Casita 17LD and I find the overhead to be the problem it used to be.

I'm not personally aware of anything in the fiberglass world, less that 17ft, that has an extended interior height.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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I'm not personally aware of anything in the fiberglass world, less that 17ft, that has an extended interior height.
A new manufacturer ez2camp.com, has a "fiberglass" trailer that appears to be very light. They advertise an interior height of 6'6".

I am really tempted by this trailer. The price is nice, the weight is great, and they're willing to customize. Anyone have any experiance with this trailer or manufacturer? Got any opinions about the quality or design?
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:09 PM   #4
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I'm 6' in stocking feet. I've never been bothered in shorter trailers. I'm spending 99% of my time in the trailer either sitting or laying down - so it really isn't an issue. If we were doing the cooking in the trailer I might feel differently - or if we had plans to install a dance floor maybe.

For my tastes - I'd be FAR more concerned about the length of the bed than the height of the roof.

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Old 09-07-2007, 10:07 PM   #5
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.......a 6ft 3incher checkin in here!

We have a 13 ft Trillium and I can stand upright in it (just not all over, but in the places I NEED to) and I have been in MANY 13ft. Bolers/Echo's, etc and am bumpin my noggin everywhere!

The Trillium is about 1 1/2 inches higher inside than its counterparts. This MIGHT be good for YOU, but quite often (if you use a ferry system) it gets you in the 'Overheight' section (more $$$'z) REAL quick!!!!
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Old 09-07-2007, 10:23 PM   #6
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Surfside is good for 6 feet. Wide bed as well (57"head, 47" foot)
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Old 09-07-2007, 11:45 PM   #7
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Surfside is good for 6 feet. Wide bed as well (57"head, 47" foot)
Never heard of a Surfside. Of course, there's porbably lots of things I've never heard of. Do they still make them?
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:43 AM   #8
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The interior height of our Trillium is more than adequate for my 6' plus husband.
Conversely, at 5' 2and3/4" I have a bit of trouble peering into the kitchen cupboards, but I'm used to that sort of thing.
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Old 09-08-2007, 04:47 AM   #9
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Our Burro accommodated my 6' hubby. I am assuming that since my 16' UHaul does also, that the 13' would too. It is built like a Burro.

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Old 09-08-2007, 07:00 AM   #10
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Triple E is still in business, but no longer makes fibreglass trailers. There is a much wider selection of used trailers. If you can afford a new trailer, check out the Escape; has an interior height of 6'2" and a bed length of 77".
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:43 AM   #11
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I am really tempted by this trailer. The price is nice, the weight is great, and they're willing to customize. Anyone have any experiance with this trailer or manufacturer? Got any opinions about the quality or design?
Gosh, I was hoping it was going to be a new molded lightweight fiberglass RV manufacturer... sigh, it's a sticky.

Laura, if you don't get the answers you seek on this trailer here, you may have more luck on the Open Road Form at RV.Net
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:00 AM   #12
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I am 6'1 and can stand full upright in my 13' UHaul without touching the ceiling. However, if I had any hair on my pate it would probably brush the overhead.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:11 AM   #13
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If you can afford a new trailer, check out the Escape; has an interior height of 6'2" and a bed length of 77".
Sadly, the Escape is just too heavy....and very far away. We live on the East Coast US.

I would rather not buy a new trailer, but it doesn't seem like used trailers are working out right now. It has to be tall on the interior, and it MUST be mold free. (We all have an asthma.) AND...it has to have a big bed for a big gu
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:22 AM   #14
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I seem to remember that my Compact Jr had considerable head room with the roof raised, but I never measured it while I owned it. I am only 5'6" tall, and I could stand (slightly stooped) in it with the roof DOWN.
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