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Old 02-10-2013, 06:46 AM   #57
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Lora, remember you're looking for a comfortable big enough bed and a place to sit. 99% of the time, inside a trailer you'll be either laying down or sitting down. Walking from one end to the other takes about three steps. Standing at the sink or counter to fix a sandwich, you'll be bending your neck to look down and slightly at the waist.

If you go into a trailer and try to stand up perfectly straight... and you can't, it's not a deal breaker. The only time I can think I stand up straight in my trailer is when I've pulled my pants on and I'm pulling up the zipper. Truly... think about it. When I go out the door into the great livingroom, I can stand as straight as I want and reach my hands up over my head. Nirvana!
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I think this is the only time I disagree with Donna () lol. You folks are in Va, take a ride down to North Carolina and go look at a ParkLiner, then South Carolina and look at a lil snoozy besides seeing the Scamp. When I checked out a 16 casita the interior height (or lack of) was a real turnoff for me. I have a disc in my lumbar area fused and the thought of bein hunched over a little was a big turnoff. I had that in my litle homebuilt gypsy caravan, but I built it around the height of a teardrop trailer so it was to be expected. I lived on a sailboat for a little over 8 years with 6'3" headroom and Im a little taller then 5'10" Just the few inches made life super comfortable compared to the first sailboat I owned that was 5'7" inside(wasn't living on it) I only sailed it on the weekend and sold it to be able to stand up inside.

Best thing you can do is go check it out, and make sure the hubster is comfortable.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:24 AM   #59
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Inside height

I'm 6'1" tall and have spent a 1 year in a Casita 16 and 2 years in a Scamp 16. Suprisingly to me the year in the Casita was not difficult at all. Somehow one adjusts and as Donna says you're hardly ever up straight up for long.

We had borrowed the Casita for a year but when it came time to buy one we went for the Scamp. There were three reasons. 1. It was a few 100 pounds lighter. 2. It seemed a more open layout with it's front window/sidde bath. 3. It was taller. Other than that we could not find much difference between the two rigs, more alike than different.
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #60
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It is hard to figure out what you can live with until you do. Things that you think will make a huge difference turn out to be a tempest in a teapot and other little niggly things take on the proportions of a tsunami. And, as we age, it seems that our priorities change. Ain't life grand! I think that is why I want to get something used so that, if that happens, I won't feel so invested and too worried about the depreciation to be willing to sell it and try another. I am finding the various viewpoints very interesting and appreciate everyone's sharing. Thank you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:33 PM   #61
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Lora,
I can speak for both of us on this one.

The thrill of rving, of continually being together, of exploring corners of the continent we didn't even knew existed, all these things overwhelms our need for much other than each other and our little egg.

Truly our lives have been transformed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:35 PM   #62
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Best thing you can do is go check it out, and make sure the hubster is comfortable.

best of luck

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True story! Think beyond the moment, think tomorrow or next month or next year

Be happy!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:18 PM   #63
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I have a disc in my lumbar area fused and the thought of bein hunched over a little was a big turnoff.
Best thing you can do is go check it out, and make sure the hubster is comfortable.
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Thanks for mentioning that Deryk. My hubster (love that moniker)has had two back surgeries and I guess, subconsciously, I'm always considering that.
Guess I'll have to add to my growing list of things to think about - comfortable bedding. I found that froli system interesting - wonder if you can rent one to check it out? Have you tried it yet Deryk?
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Ive seen it at a sailboat expo but was much larger then I am now so I just looked at the littlepieces ofplastic and didn't feel very optimistic about it. Now as my weight is getting much closer to a "normal" person it does get me curious but I sleep pretty well on my nearly new cushions with a memmory foam topper.

but yeah with back problems, comfort is real important. And you should look at several different trailers and see how he fit's. Im glad Im not tall.. its an issue with alot of boats too... most smaller ones arent setup for people over 6'


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Bigfoot coming to VA

BIG news! We're adopting an Egg. My brother drove to Eugene and is picking up the 89 Bigfoot 17G. He'll be towing it to Mom's house in CA tomorrow. We're going out for her 85th this summer and will bring it home then. I'm on pins & needles! Bro said it is in fair shape, just needs some TLC.
Thank you to everyone for sharing their insights. I'm nervous, but I think this is doable. Bro will be getting it weighed this week. If we have to, we can pull it home with the Sierra.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 PM   #66
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Hey, Lora! FYI:

My husband is 5'11"....now....

He was 6'4" when I met him, but I soon cut him down to size!

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Congrads! nowpostsome pics when you get them lol


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Francesca, You've got me
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Yikes!

I missed the "we got one" post!

No need to tell hubby about that "cuttin' him down to size" suggestion...congratulations on the Bigfoot!



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Future Pics

Will have the CA contingent take some pictures for me, and I will post once I get them. It will have to share a room with a stickie (my bros hybrid) for the next 4-5 months. Hope it doesn't pick up any bad habits.
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