looking for a taller trailer - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-07-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ricky 4's Avatar
 
Name: Rick & Rei
Trailer: 1970 Campster
Kansas
Posts: 405
We have a 1983 Casita and my husband can't stand up all the way while in it. He is 6 ft 1 inch tall.
Is there a fiberglass trailer that has enough height for him?
Thanks for any help.
__________________

__________________
Ricky 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 02:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Chris Z's Avatar
 
Trailer: 16 Scamp, 17 Casita, 21Bigfoot now
Posts: 412
Registry
Quote:
We have a 1983 Casita and my husband can't stand up all the way while in it. He is 6 ft 1 inch tall.
Is there a fiberglass trailer that has enough height for him?
Thanks for any help.
I've had a 16' Scamp and a 17' Casita. I think those two will do him. Not sure about the other brands.
In fact, I think maybe Scamp might've raised their 13' after the fire there but not sure.
__________________

__________________
Chris Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 02:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
I started this topic a while back, maybe it will help you?

Inside Height by Trailer Brand/Model and Year, What can you add to this topic?

and yes Chris, after the Scamp fire the molds were rebuilt .... they're now 6'3" inside.... that's all sizes.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Ricky 4's Avatar
 
Name: Rick & Rei
Trailer: 1970 Campster
Kansas
Posts: 405
THANKS for the info on the interior height and bed sizes-it is going to be a lot of help when we start looking for a larger trailer.
Richard and Mish
__________________
Ricky 4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 06:30 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Lizbeth's Avatar
 
Name: Liz
Trailer: 1979 13 ft Boler, 1987 & 1988 Bigfoot 5th Wheel
California
Posts: 2,027
Registry
Bigfoot!

I can do jumping jacks in the 5th wheel, not that you are looking for a 5th. All the BFs have plenty of headroom.
__________________
1979 Boler B1300 | 1987 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | 1988 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | We officially have a collection!
Lizbeth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 08:49 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
peterh's Avatar
 
Name: Peter
Trailer: 2005 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Oregon
Posts: 1,519
Registry
The guy we bought our (almost new) Scamp 5er from was tall, too. He had plenty of headroom in the front of the trailer, but found the 6'3" side-to-side sleeping quarters were too cramped. You might look for an Escape . . . except for the 13' trailer they all have higher ceilings and longer beds. Casita has a floor plan with a longer, front-to-back bed, too.
__________________
peterh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 07:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,776
Again...

The FiberStream has good headroom for me at 6'1".
I have only bonked my head on the AC unit in there.
The shower height is another story.
Pair that height with the King size bed and the "Stream" is one of the roomiest I have seen.

Ed
__________________
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2009, 07:21 PM   #8
Member
 
Trailer: R-pod (by Forest River)
Posts: 42
Quote:
We have a 1983 Casita and my husband can't stand up all the way while in it. He is 6 ft 1 inch tall.
Is there a fiberglass trailer that has enough height for him?
Thanks for any help.

We have an r-Pod by Forest river and there is plenty of head room. This just came out in Jan-2009 and they are selling like hotcakes. Check it out at www.couchsrvnation.com
__________________
Maggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 08:21 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: Ray
Trailer: 21' Escape - former owner of 17' "other brand."
Florida
Posts: 699
Registry
The main reason my wife and I traveled from our home in Florida, all the way to Michigan to buy an EggCamper, was because I am 6'4". The EggCamper is 6' 7" high inside and is 8" wider than the 17' Casita. I can stretch out in the bed and have several inches to spare! My wife says the extra inches make the EggCamper seem comparatively spacious inside, she says she doesn't feel like she's in a "cramped cave."
Attached Thumbnails
Inside_1.jpg  
__________________
Ray N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 05:20 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Rick Brown's Avatar
 
Trailer: Compact Jr
Posts: 162
Registry
Quote:
We have an r-Pod by Forest river and there is plenty of head room. This just came out in Jan-2009 and they are selling like hotcakes. Check it out at www.couchsrvnation.com
Looks like a stick trailer to me
__________________
Rick Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
Member
 
Doug P.'s Avatar
 
Name: Doug
Trailer: Escape 5.0TA
Southern Alberta
Posts: 72
We have a 19' Escape trailer, I'm 6'2" and no problems.
Not only is it a tall trailer but is is a great one.....
__________________
Doug P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #12
Member
 
Trailer: R-pod (by Forest River)
Posts: 42
Quote:
Looks like a stick trailer to me

the tr.ailer is fiberglass and is really built quite well
__________________
Maggie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2009, 10:23 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Raya's Avatar
 
Name: Rachel
Trailer: 1974 Boler 13 ft (Neonex/Winnipeg)
Posts: 3,014
I think what Rick means is that it looks like it is "stick" framed. Although it looks like it has fiberglass panel outer walls and roof (?), it is not a molded fiberglass RV/trailer, which is the focus of this website and forum.

Presumably the original poster was looking for a molded fiberglass trailer since he posted here.

That's not to say that the R-pod might not be a great trailer; just that it does not look like it is molded fiberglass.

Raya
__________________
Raya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2009, 07:57 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Jane P.'s Avatar
 
Trailer: Bigfoot 19 ft
Posts: 412
Quote:
The main reason my wife and I traveled from our home in Florida, all the way to Michigan to buy an EggCamper, was because I am 6'4". The EggCamper is 6' 7" high inside and is 8" wider than the 17' Casita. I can stretch out in the bed and have several inches to spare! My wife says the extra inches make the EggCamper seem comparatively spacious inside, she says she doesn't feel like she's in a "cramped cave."

Ray, I keep thinking about the egg camper. I don't need the height, but "on paper" it appears to be more roomy than the scamp or casita. My question: with the added width and height, do you have higher gas usage than the Casita or Scamp. I know that many on this Forum have commented that the Escape -- because of it's silhouette - uses significantly more gas than the Casita/Scamp.

Have you had an opportunity to make a comparison?
__________________

__________________
'92 Bigfoot 19' | '07 Chevy Tahoe
Jane P. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trailer brands for taller people? MikeMilliard General Chat 10 10-13-2008 02:56 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.