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Old 08-02-2013, 04:55 PM   #1
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How long have you had your trailer?

I think one measure of satisfaction is length of ownwership.
It can also tell whether a buyer knows what he wants at the time of purchase.
Mine ....?
Scamp 13 deluxe front bath.
9 years,and completely satisfied, but we owned a couple of used ones and knew what would work for us before we bought.
The Scamp owners community has been a factor as well(they are keepers)
Loved our LoveBug for a couple of years, but wanted more in the same sized package.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:35 PM   #2
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I think you have to normalize the number of years you have owned your FG trailer by dividing by the total number of years you have owned any kind of trailer; and then multiply the resulting number by a happiness factor varying from 0 for unhappy to 100 for super duper happy. The final number will be a % satisfied, ... I think. <_<
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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What one wants and or needs may vary with time. Live in the moment.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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I think you have to normalize the number of years you have owned your FG trailer by dividing by the total number of years you have owned any kind of trailer; and then multiply the resulting number by a happiness factor varying from 0 for unhappy to 100 for super duper happy. The final number will be a % satisfied, ... I think. <_<
Now that sounds just like the tire and tow vehicle discussions!
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:25 PM   #5
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What one wants and or needs may vary with time. Live in the moment.
True... we have one member who's had 6 new trailers in 5 years!
Some just "vary" more than others even without time!
So what do you have at the "moment" and how long has the "moment" lasted?
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:54 PM   #6
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I have owned a fg trailer for 3 months and this is my very first travel trailer. The honeymoon is still going on and I could not be happier with it.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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Love the one you're with! I've owned my trailer... going on 11 years. It suits my current needs... but, not my wants. If I could afford it, I'd have a different all molded towable in my driveway TODAY. Dang economy But, in the meantime I enjoy what I have and will continue to make tons of memories with every single camping experience.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #8
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11 months but first tow wasn't until June. I spent the winter months getting it road and camp worthy. 'm very happy with it. Since it wasn't "perfect" I got to know it well while working out all the little issues and mods I wanted. That gave me the chance to really get to know the trailer and feel comfortable with it should any problems arise while on the road. I wouldn't mind having that extra 3 ft. that the 16' trailers have, but it suits my needs. What I love most about it is that its such an easy tow. I confidently handle it by myself.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #9
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So what do you have at the "moment" and how long has the "moment" lasted?
1. boler American 7+ years
  • # 1 dog 5-1/2 years
  • above works together
  • # 2 dog 3 1/2 years
  • above works with dog 1 or 2, not both
2. Trillium 4500 3 years
  • works with dog 1 or
  • works with dog 2 or
  • works with dog 1 and 2
How big is your family?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:49 PM   #10
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About 2 years now for our Uhaul, which was just a chance dumb luck find, our 1946 teardrop we have owned 6 years, and our 1973 Starcraft pop up we have owned since 1978. Only other camper we have owned was an old Apache pop up that we had for a couple years before the Starcraft, but we did use Mary's fathers Starcraft pop up truck camper a couple times about 1967 or 68. Would like to have it now for my 76 Ford pickup.
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:39 AM   #11
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1. boler American 7+ years
  • # 1 dog 5-1/2 years
  • above works together
  • # 2 dog 3 1/2 years
  • above works with dog 1 or 2, not both
2. Trillium 4500 3 years
  • works with dog 1 or
  • works with dog 2 or
  • works with dog 1 and 2
How big is your family?
I have a large family (not counting pets) but our Scamp is one thing which is reserved for my wife and I.
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So what do you have at the "moment" and how long has the "moment" lasted?
9 years and counting. I cannot imagine selling it.
  • 1971 Compact Jr.
Originally 3 years, then we sold it, and was without it for almost 5 years. Now we've bought it back and have had it for 2 years.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:55 AM   #13
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Picked up in April, 2013.
Me, wife, and daughter.

Family obligations (m-i-l; etc.) won't allow us to spend
as much time with the trailer as we would like. But that
can be remedied..................back yard camping.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:14 PM   #14
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2.5 years with my stickie, and I'm thinking hard about replacing it with a well-rounded egg.
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