We originally bought a 1982 Sunline 15.5 foot with side bath planning to use for 2 months for a trip to Labrador. We believed our Motorhome would not survive the Trans Labrador Highway. We choose it because it was light
, could easily be towed by our Honda CRV and cost only $900. Our only concern was the width of the bed, thinking we'd have to learn synchronized rolling over.
We loved it and after returning from Labrador made a loop of the USA for the next 8 months. We actually lived in it for 10 months that year. We loved the ability to just pop into a Dunkin Donuts.
We used it for another couple years.
This winter we took our son's Casita
16 with front bath. Our major concern was the inside height, only 5'10". We did make a bunch of mods to it for our 7 month trip, creating more organized storage space. It turned out to be fine, however the height issue never went away.
As a result this winter we bought a 1991 Scamp
16 with side bath built for taller people that we've extensively modified. As well, the Scamp
is lighter than the Casita
, though I haven't figured out why it's lighter.
An interesting thing about no one appeared to ever cook on any of the stoves. I will say that though the Casita
and Scamp were heavier than the Sunline, our Honda got better mpgs towing them.