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Old 06-24-2003, 01:18 AM   #1
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What would your dream camper look like?

Hi everyone, first time on this site. I'm wishing for a boler to pull behind my Safari. I found this site because fibreglass campers have always intrigued me.
As I mentioned I'm hoping to find a boler one day, but in the meantime, I've been developing (in my mind only, it's cheaper that way) the latest in fiberglass campers.
The main factors in its design are (in order of importance): Fuel economy, Weight and Function.
Some of the main identifying features would be a very modern aerodynamic shape using double wall construction with the most of the interior components molded in.
This brings up the reason why I found this site, I would like to hear from Fiberglass Camper Experts like you what you would like to see in a new camper. Who knows I might take this thing seriously some day! Thanks for any response, In the meantime I'm saving for a boler!
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Old 06-24-2003, 06:51 AM   #2
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Hi John
Welcome to this forum.I hope your dream comes true.I will have to think about your question and repost latter.:wave
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Old 06-24-2003, 08:35 AM   #3
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the Biod Extase<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e54057810697Biod Extase 2L.jpg/>

The look is just beyond anything I could dream up.

I've always thought I wanted the double wall, BUT then I could not rearrange the furniture like I'm doing in Buttercup. I would like the fiberglass cabinets, but some do not have doors in the most convenient places for me. The aerodynamic-ness of the Oxygen is nice, but don't know if it really works better then the Casita or Scamp. I love the spaciousness of the Burro, but have never towed one that wide. I know I like the one I've got. :)
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:13 AM   #4
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Dream Trailer

:wave Might I suggest looking at the pictures of the Oxygen that Norm and Jean just bought- :L it looked mighty fine to me.....
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:57 AM   #5
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Dream...

I'd want it to be around 16-17 feet long.

Pop-top (for headroom AND easy parking in the garage)

True queen-size bed in the back (pulling up into a nice large dinette of course).

Two-person dinette in the front which ALSO pulled into a couch OR bunk beds (more like 30-36" wide bunks).

LOTS of storage areas in between.

I'd personally rather drop the on-board sink and holding tanks. I'd have a cubby for a port-a-potty (but not a bathroom). I'd also like a propane OUTLET on the counter (not a stove) so a portable stove could be used inside OR stowed to give counter space instead. I could also stand for a conventional fridge (the 3-ways are a waste IMHO).

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Old 06-24-2003, 10:13 AM   #6
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Same subject, different question

Here's a recent thread on a similar topic, What would you build?
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Old 06-24-2003, 10:18 AM   #7
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And here's Benita's WISH LIST

that started the thread cited above:

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But then if I were designing the trailer:O

1. The burners would be the indoor/outdoor type, like on my last popup. There was a plumbed propane hose with a quick connect feature next to the sink. You could attach the portable cooktop and cook inside using this hose or you could take the cooktop outside where there was a second quick connect hose running to the exterior side. Whether you used the cooktop inside or outside you were drawing from the propane tank. There was a rail on the trailer side that the cooktop mounted on that held and stabilized the cooktop for cooking outside.

1a. I'm still not sure if I'd want an oven or not. The one in my house has only been cleaned once in the last decade - because someone else actually used it and got it dirty.
I knew my aunt was up to something when the smoke alarm went off. She turned the oven on and all of the cobwebs flamed up and set the smoke sensors blaring. Yet and still she persisted in her bizarre plan to put the butchered carcass of an animal in a pan inside the oven, turn the oven thermostat to a high temperature and allow the carcass to fester in heat until it was crusty. :conf

1b. If there is no oven, I'd want an open faced cupboard with gear restrainers above the sink that could be used as a toaster oven or utensil shelf. Yes, toast is one of my culinary specialties.

2. There would be a casette toilet and no black water tank. I find the cleanliness and ease of dumping for these superior and personally preferable to the plumbed black tank models. I had one like the top model pictured. http://www.haymanreese.com.au/thetford/cassette.htm

3. There would be an interior shower. It could be either an aisle arrangement like the Pleasureway Class Bs or it could be a closet like the Casita and Scamp. Alternatively, it could be a combo like the Rialta pull out shower closet.

4. There would be a flip up, fold down counter top extension next to the sink.

5. The dinette tables would be the portable indoor/outdoor type.

6. I MIGHT also want dual axles on the trailer. :shg

7. There would be side air.

8. There would be an option for an all electric trailer.

Believe it or not, I acutally like what has been described about this trailer. I'd have to see one before putting any money down though. I don't know how Canada works. Here, in some industries you have to put up a bond before you sell. Since Escape is so new, if I were buying, I'd like to know more about how things work in Canada and more about the Escape founders.

My deal breakers:
Has to be garagable.
Has to have a sitting area suitable for computer work
Prefer to have a full-time bed.
Has to have a private bath or be very cheap to compensate for this lack.
Don't really want anything weighing over 2,500 pounds

The only element my current unit doesn't feature is the garagability factor.
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That's interesting. Your needs are quite different from mine. I want an enclosed trailer so the rest of the campground doesn't have to listen to my toddler screaming. I want a 3-way fridge (110 when we get a site with hookups, 12V for towing, and propane when we don't get a site with hookups). I want lots of storage (ok, so we have that in common) and a screen door. I'm sure as our son ages, and we age, our needs will be different. I hope I never decide that I need a satellite dish, TV, and deep-fryers.

The one thing I could definitely use but can't bring myself to actually want, is a dishwasher. The one I bring along now makes too much noise while she's washing dishes so I have to leave the site.
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My kingdom for a king size bed.
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Old 06-24-2003, 11:49 AM   #10
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Maggie, your kingdom:

Casita Liberty Deluxe (16 or 17 ft. models).
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Orginally posted by Maggie O.

* * * * * * My kingdom for a king size bed.
Put an air-mattress outside. Use more air mattresses if you want a bigger bed. :-)
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:umb What if it's raining? :wiggly
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Orginally posted by Herb Peyerl

The one thing I could definitely use but can't bring myself to actually want, is a dishwasher. *The one I bring along now makes too much noise while she's washing dishes so I have to leave the site.
They DO make little countertop dishwashers that would likely fit nicely on the side counter of an egg. They're big enough to hold 4 place settings. :)

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Old 06-24-2003, 01:27 PM   #14
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My brother has a great setup. Three big buckets (soap, rinse, clorox rinse), and his kids do the chore, outside.

His trailer is thus nice and peaceful.

Although, the rest of the campsite isn't. (The kids are, no doubt, noisier than Herb's dishwasher!) :wink
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