The Little Joe
, I do believe, is made on the same molds as the older Lite House
, you can look in the albums to see the Lite House
and the similarities. As with many fiberglass RVs, companies come and go but the molds can resurface and the trailers reincarnate, sometimes with the same name, as was the case with Burro
and now Trillium
, sometimes entirely new as with the Lite House/Little Joe reincarnation. Maybe there are some Lite Houses out there.
There is also the older Play-Pac which might be light
, but don't know how easy to find one.
Often with the older trailers, finding the exact weight
is tricky other than taking it and having it weighed before purchasing. Though there are lovely examples in the albums on this forum of older bygone trailers, they can be hard to impossible to find.
As other's have said, I would encourage you to stay well within your weight allowance. Call the folks at Little Joe
and ask if the weight they give includes, tanks, etc. Some companies are honest with their weight stats, Escape
takes the trailers and has them weighed. You might be able to work with a manufacturer like Little Joe
to see if you can have it weighed before buying with full tank, etc. Also, there might be some features that could be eliminated or changed to lighten the load. Just call, my experience having just done a lot of research before purchasing, is that FGRV manufacturers love to talk about their trailers, as do owners (you are finding that out on this forum!
Remember,you can start with what meets your needs now, and if molded fiberglass eggs get you hooked, you might want a bit larger one down the road and it will be worth getting a bit bigger tow vehicle. Or you might find it's now your cup of tea.
If you lived closer you could come tow our little Burro
around, (which happens to be for sale) and see what if feels like - it is simple, ice box 'frig', etc. and older so not a lot of extras. It would be good to 'practice' tow before buying to see how it feels, but knowing your weight is the bottom line.