Originally Posted by CPW
I'm not sure these statistics. First, I have not attended any FG rallies where tow behinds outnumber 5ers 50:1. Perhaps 10:1 or 15:1.
Carl, It would be interesting to do an official census next year, but at the recent Green Eggs & Ham fiberglass camper rally
(Gunter Hill COE campground, Montgomery, AL), there were 90+ rigs registered. We toured the campground several times, and I recall seeing only 1 fiberglass 5th wheeler, and that was a Scamp
right next door to us. Interestingly, it was being towed by a Toyota Tacoma, which many people argue can't pull a 5th wheel because of its composite (non-metal) bed. The owner took a standard Scamp
5th wheel hitch to a welding shop, had them weld steel bars to the bottom of it long enough to utilize the factory bed bolts, then weld some angle braces to prevent side-to-side flexing (since it couldn't be bolted to the wheel wells). He camps a lot and said it has worked great for him.
A few observations regarding GE&H attendees (other attendees, feel free to chime in to add or correct):
Dominated by Casitas (made in Texas, so most southern rallies are; and the rally
was coordinated by Casita
Strong showing of Scamps
4 Lil' Snoozies
0 ParkLiners (made close by in North Caroline! Where are they?)
Small spattering of mostly local stickies, motorhomes, a couple AirStreams, etc., etc.
I'll try to remember to suggest to the organizers that we do an official count in years to come. It would be interesting info...
PS. It was abundantly clear at the rally
that CLAM tents have become an extremely popular camper accessory!