which I saw has vinyl-surfaced foam-backed lining on the walls, and smooth fabric-faced foam-backed lining on the ceiling. Neither is at all like carpet, and neither is "rat fur" pile fabric. As the Escape Trailer fact sheet
explains, this is automotive headliner material.
uses "Washable vinyl wall panelling" and "Marine quality fabric headliner", as described in the Features & Options
list on their travel trailers
page. I believe that the wall panelling is the interior surface covering their polystyrene foam insulation board, while the ceiling material is a finish for the plywood which covers the foam under the roof as can be seen in Bill Abbay's Odds and Ends
page. Perhaps the fabric-on-plywood could be replaced by a panel like the walls if too much fabric is a problem. Older "little bigfeet" (the 13' Bigfoot
model, for instance) look much more like other small "eggs" - my guess from their more curved shape is that they do not used foam board insulation and paneling, but I've never seen inside one.
On the other hand, the Trillium Outback
uses a carpet-like material on all wall and ceiling surfaces, except where the moulded fiberglass interior fitting form the backsplash in the kitchen area. That smooth fiberglass area is conventional for small moulded fiberglass trailers. I have no idea what the new/revived Trillium
will have; they have an updated and much more specific web site (including, for instance 1300 specs
), but I don't see a mention of surface finish except for the carpeted floor.
All of these brands, like Scamp
, Casita, Boler
, and just about everything else, are single-shell
designs, with a gel-coat exterior finish. Something is usually applied to the interior of the shell everywhere it is exposed to provide an acceptable finish (rather than raw glass-reinforced plastic), and for insulation.