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Old 01-26-2014, 11:03 AM   #57
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Oh Donna I want one!!! How cool! I have the perfect camping spot in mind where i could just back up to the lake and drop the swim grid at the rear down and be all set for the summer.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:32 AM   #58
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Pun Intended. Some one stepping out of the mold.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:37 PM   #59
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My preference would be my little 13foot Uhaul, customized and updated everywhere!
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Old 01-26-2014, 05:07 PM   #60
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Probably a brand new Scamp 19.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:03 PM   #61
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Donna, There is a few interesting things about the video you posted....I do like the idea of the rear deck, but its way too sleek looking for me. I like the "old school" european caravans....lots of wood inside, a little touch of the gypsy vardo but not.

Also it reminded me too much of being down below in one of those futuristic sterile boats.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #62
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Okay, I've thought about this some more. AND, if money was NO object.... I'd track down the Geographic owner in France, buy it and ship it back home for a refresh.
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OR, I'd locate a Marrumba Star in Australia and have it shipped to the US with a total rebuild of the inside to suit my wants (which you notice is different than needs!)
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:56 PM   #63
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Crazy shapes Donna! You could create a mob scene everywhere you went.
I wonder how they get those out of the mold?
Notice the bow truss on the underside of the Aussie tongue to handle downward deflection.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:05 PM   #64
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If money no biggy, which FG trailer would you buy?

21/22 footer: Oliver (seems to be ultimate in quality)
I was recently in Quartzsite, and toured the 2 Olivers on display. Larry Harmon is showing them in the Desert Gardens area, on the south side of I-10 (half way between Dome Rock and Tyson wells) near the foot bridge across the Interstate. He assured me that He'd be there for the http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ing-60413.html.
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The one with the Black stripes is the Twin bed version with the solar option, and the one with the Red & Blue stripes is the King Bed version, displaying the U-shape dinette.

If money were no object I would buy a 22' Oliver King Bed version with every feature the factory has, and tow it with a Cadillac Escalade.
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Old 01-26-2014, 07:14 PM   #65
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Frederick, those puppies are so sleeeeeek. What's not to love.

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Old 01-26-2014, 10:40 PM   #66
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Tada!!!! And the winner is....

Most of Escape owners answered "I will buy bigger Escape trailer". 90% of others answered "I will keep my current trailer".

Looks like a trend
Lovin' the one yer with...that's where it's at!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:41 AM   #67
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I'd have to go with one that had a dealer most willing to work with my needs for a SOLO rig. I would NOT want a queen bed taking up a lot of space. I want a full time bed that fit ME. I'd want as much kitchen space as possible. Storage, Stretched frame to hold a rear platform and plenty of room on the front of the frame (enough room in front for a small motorcycle rack). Snaps around the bottom for a full skirt (assume some cold weather spots). Fully protected plumbing, awning that could handle some wind, one decent chair for reading. I'd want it big enough to fit me but not so big it encumbered me. I'd have it up on a frame tall enough to handle 16" wheels and 225/75/16 E rated all terrain tires. Prefer a torsion axle that give me as much clearance as possible. A good solar system with at least twoo batteries and maybe 4 if I was planning on a lot of boondocking. At least 40 gallon water tank and the biggest black tank that could fit the extended frame.. Frame beefy enough for semi serious off road duty. Tandem axles would work but I think I'd try for the strongest single axle system I could get.

I'd trade my 03 diesel truck in another one just like it in 4wd and have it rebuilt from stem to stern. Long range fuel tank, front/rear lockers, add Flip pack camper cover for days I want to get away and don't need to drag the trailer (after all I still use my camper van more than my casita). Trailer would really just be my base and I'd do a lot of one nighters in the truck/camper. etc.. etc...
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:01 AM   #68
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Lovin' the one yer with...that's where it's at!
Yup agree - I love my little trailer but it never hurts to admire others!
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:19 PM   #69
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I'd have to go with one that had a dealer most willing to work with my needs for a SOLO rig. I would NOT want a queen bed taking up a lot of space. I want a full time bed that fit ME. I'd want as much kitchen space as possible. Storage, Stretched frame to hold a rear platform and plenty of room on the front of the frame (enough room in front for a small motorcycle rack). Snaps around the bottom for a full skirt (assume some cold weather spots). Fully protected plumbing, awning that could handle some wind, one decent chair for reading. I'd want it big enough to fit me but not so big it encumbered me. I'd have it up on a frame tall enough to handle 16" wheels and 225/75/16 E rated all terrain tires. Prefer a torsion axle that give me as much clearance as possible. A good solar system with at least twoo batteries and maybe 4 if I was planning on a lot of boondocking. At least 40 gallon water tank and the biggest black tank that could fit the extended frame.. Frame beefy enough for semi serious off road duty. Tandem axles would work but I think I'd try for the strongest single axle system I could get.
Other than the snaps, chair and the torsion axles this sounds almost exactly like our new Oliver 22 footer we should be taking delivery of in the next week or so. They even stretched the frame for me at both ends. Looks like our dream trailers were almost alike.
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Old 01-27-2014, 01:59 PM   #70
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Just as a playful thought,
I'd buy two Lil Snoozy, find a stretch limo making
team and join the two together (back door to back door).

Of course that means I would lose the back door.
Would have to build in a side door for entry. I'd like to see if
the same front end and back end would affect the handling and mpg.
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