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Old 01-02-2015, 04:48 PM   #15
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We waited to find a trailer that fit us. Most eggs are too low for my 6'2" frame.
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Old 01-02-2015, 07:32 PM   #16
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For once, I'm glad I'm short !!
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:44 PM   #17
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I go with the people who say that having to bow your head all the time gets to be real annoying. Headroom was near the top of the list when I was looking for mine. Yes, you can spend a lot of time outside but sooner or later the weather is going to be bad and you might have to stay inside for a couple days until it clears.
Your Casita claims 6' 1-1/2".
You apparently thought it was adequate? I have been inside many Casita17s and found them comfortable as far as head clearance was concerned.
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Old 01-02-2015, 08:54 PM   #18
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My Egg Camper is 6'7". I'm 6'6" I love being able to stand up straight. I had a U Haul I fit ok but on the days where I was stuck inside not being able to stand up straight all day did get a bit old.


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Old 01-02-2015, 09:04 PM   #19
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Your Casita claims 6' 1-1/2".
You apparently thought it was adequate? I have been inside many Casita17s and found them comfortable as far as head clearance was concerned.
Well, I'm 5'10" and don't wear hats so yeah, my Casita fits me fine. When I need to feel humility, I go through the door. I haven't seen too many trailers where I don't have to watch my head getting in and out.
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Old 01-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #20
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William,

We used a 5'10" Casita 16 for a year and I'm 6'1". Bending becomes sub conscious and was not a real issue. That said when it came to buying our own fiberglass trailer we bought a Scamp 16 (taller than the Casita 16) and considered the Casita 17.

As already stated there are a number of even taller choices.
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:32 PM   #21
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William,

We used a 5'10" Casita 16 for a year and I'm 6'1". Bending becomes sub conscious and was not a real issue. That said when it came to buying our own fiberglass trailer we bought a Scamp 16 (taller than the Casita 16) and considered the Casita 17.

As already stated there are a number of even taller choices.
Same here. Folks should not immediately assume that if one is taller than one's camper's headroom, then one does not fit,
. I am 6'0" and have fit quite nicely inside a 16' Casita SD for years with the same 5'10" headroom. Its hard to explain but you just fit.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:07 AM   #22
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At 5'11" I did just fine in a 13' Scamp (older models) for 25 years, and now that I have shrunk to 5'9.5", we own a Lil Snoozy with 6'4" ceilings.
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Old 01-03-2015, 02:35 AM   #23
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Many years ago when I was looking for an RV someone told me if you cleared the ceiling standing in the bathroom with your shoes on you would be fine in the RV. Kind of funny now as most of my buddies are 6' plus and knock us shorter folks and then complain of hitting their heads. MMMM, who is really at a disavantage here ? I've gigged them all for being to tall and they pretty much agree that it does become a problem sometimes. Love every one of them and we're still great friends...even if they are still to tall Most of them have to duck a bit in their RVs but it works for them anyway as you really don't spend much time in it other than sleeping.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:17 AM   #24
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We have a 1976 Trillium 1300, and at 5'11", I've never had a problem with it. Trillium claimed in a brochure for a 1974 Trillium to have an interior height of 6'3". You may want to look into one of these!
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:24 AM   #25
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Just think of it this way, how often are you in the camper? I do all of my cooking and living outside and only use the camper to sleep or when the weather is bad.

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...and the eggs you really like have a 5'10" interior height.

Do you redirect your search toward a model that provides several more inches of interior height than you actually need? Or do you go with your first choice and agree to simply bow your head in gratitude whenever you have to stand up?
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Old 01-03-2015, 10:35 AM   #26
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Most of these trailers, you walk three steps and you're from one end to the other. Even washing dishes you're bent slightly at the waist and neck. If interior height was a problem for campers, no one would ever buy a teardrop! If you're inside for a couple of days... how much of that time will you spend standing versus sitting versus sleeping? But, what do I know... I own a 6'4" to 7'6" Escape 5.0TA and I'm only 5'7" tall
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Most of these trailers, you walk three steps and you're from one end to the other. Even washing dishes you're bent slightly at the waist and neck. If interior height was a problem for campers, no one would ever buy a teardrop! If you're inside for a couple of days... how much of that time will you spend standing versus sitting versus sleeping? But, what do I know... I own a 6'4" to 7'6" Escape 5.0TA and I'm only 5'7" tall
This is the same advice Donna gave me at least 8 years ago when I was looking for my first Egg.
I'm 6' 2".
I bought my first 13' Scamp, fixed it up, enjoyed it and then sold it for an offer I couldn't refuse.
I've enjoyed, refurbished and sold at least 8 since then and have never had a problem.
I'm retired so I have spent a lot of time in my Eggs.

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Old 01-03-2015, 11:40 AM   #28
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But, what do I know... I own a 6'4" to 7'6" Escape 5.0TA and I'm only 5'7" tall
Have you considered renting out some of the extra space? Maybe to a troupe of midgets?
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