Why not a new Compact/Campster/Hunter type? - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-26-2008, 11:19 PM   #1
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It would seem to me that there would be a good market for a trailer of this type.

1) It's garageable in a standard garage: this is a big plus for many people, especially if you live where you cannot park an RV outside but you can park a car there.

2) It's lower than 7/7.5 feet which means no overheight surcharge on the ferries in Washington and BC. For example, on the Keystone/Port Townsend ferry, my car/trailer would be $16.75; a comparable length but taller trailer would be $32.65 (this assumes a smaller TV such as I have.)

3) It has plenty of headroom for tall people.

4) unlike a tent trailer, which fits 1-3, it doesn't have to be cranked up, it gives you solid walls, and it is lighter.

As the current design goes, it has a large bed, but I'd actually be willing to give part of that up to have more interior space. (Any trailer could give up 60% of the space for a big bed, but most people don't want that compromise.)

5) it's very lightweight, even compared to a 13 foot Scamp or Casita. It does have less storage space because the overhead shelves are gone.

There are a lot of pluses there, and I think there would be a market. I know whenever I look longingly at a Bigfoot I then remember the garage, and the ferry surcharge, and fall in love with my Campster all over again. But a new trailer would be nice, someday, if one were available.

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