I looked at a 13 footer at the Scamp factory in Backus MN. Told the factory rep that I couldn't stand straight inside because the ceiling was too low. He said, "That's okay - you'll get shorter."
Got a UHaul instead - what a difference an inch or two can make!
Yup, Head room does matter. I can just stand up in my 13' Scamp.
I think the question Ron was asking was why we purchased a small fiberglass trailer rather than a larger sticky.
The reasons I chose to go this way are.
1. Been a backpacker for many years so the minimalest type of camping is appealing.
2. The ease of towing was another consideration.
3. When camping I prefer to spend my time enjoying the area I'm camped in, instead of spending all my time setting up. Same way with cooking.
4. Some of the areas I like to go into a larger trailer would be difficult to tow into. Boondocking
in the back country is the plan.
5. Another use for my trailer and was taken into consideration. We like to hike, but at times a selected trail is far enough away that half the day is spent getting to the trail head. With the trailer we can leave the evening before we want to hike, spend the night, get up and on the trail early in the morning. Some of the places get quite hot later in the day, and it will be nice to be back at the trailer before it gets too hot.
To sum it up, the simplicity of a small, easy to tow, easy to maintain trailer was main appeal.