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Old 01-02-2015, 09:27 AM   #1
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So, let's say you're 5'11"...

...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 01-02-2015, 09:46 AM   #2
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Hi: ganchan... You could buy one like our 5.0TA with 6'4" to 7'6" head room.
Simply bowing your head leaves a lot of room for "Humility".
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:04 AM   #3
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Your egg looks really nice. I'll be traveling solo, and I've been mostly looking at used 13-footers, both for financial reasons and so I'll have a wider choice of tow vehicles (thinking seriously about a minivan to make up for lost cargo space). I should have mentioned that, sorry.

My ideal would be an Egg Camper, but I'm afraid even a used one will command a relatively high price. I do really like the Scamp and Casita Patriot...as long as I can remember to duck, LOL....
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:08 AM   #4
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Depending on your camping style, and the size of FGRV you are looking for, many see limited headroom as a moot point because you are more often sitting down than standing when inside.


You can also try the "De-elevator" shoes seen on late night TV ads. When you put them on you are suddenly 2' shorter. Although originally designed for tall ladies longing to date "Right Size" guys like moi, there may be a style for guys as well, albeit without the red soles (LOLOL)
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:11 AM   #5
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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?
Carole had a trailer she really liked it has a queen bed in end at only 5'7" she could stand in it but I can not stand in it at 6'. It would not take long being bent over to get too anyone; personally would get a taller trailer every time. The trailer was just under 1500 lbs and was a sweet looking number if only the trailer was a few inches taller it would have been great.
Lucky we found our boler it is just right.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:11 AM   #6
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So, let's say you're 5'11"...

I don't have your problem, but I've heard a lot of people comment that you really don't stand up straight in a trailer very often, especially a smaller one.

That said, know that post-fire (2007+) Scamp 13'ers are are taller inside- 6'1" I believe. That's what I'd look for. I have a 2008 and I'd be happy to double-check the measurement if you'd like.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:13 AM   #7
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I am 5' 10" and have never worried about head room in my Scamp other than going in and out of the main door way.

There is an older thread that lists out the Inside Height By Trailer Brand/model and Year that you may find helpful.
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Old 01-02-2015, 10:35 AM   #8
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It's true, I sit down about 90 percent of the time when I'm indoors. And if I want to stand up straight, I can exit the RV. I should be getting out and exploring the local sights anyway....
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I am 5'11. I have a flat top Boler so there's little head room. I agree with most saying you spend very little tim standing and it's not an issue.
While cooking my poor posture comes in handy . Do you always stand perfectly straight? Cooking one knee is bent and lean in a natural relaxed position. Still very comfortable.


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Your egg looks really nice. I'll be traveling solo, and I've been mostly looking at used 13-footers, both for financial reasons and so I'll have a wider choice of tow vehicles (thinking seriously about a minivan to make up for lost cargo space). I should have mentioned that, sorry.

My ideal would be an Egg Camper, but I'm afraid even a used one will command a relatively high price. I do really like the Scamp and Casita Patriot...as long as I can remember to duck, LOL....
The Casita Patriot has an interior height of 5'10".
The Scamp 13 has an interior height of 6'3"
(Prefire was 6'0")
I'm 6'0" tall and have no problem (10years)with my prefire Scamp13,but then I very seldom stand stiffly for long periods of time as if I am being measured !
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:22 AM   #11
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With a wife at that 5-11 mark it put us in a 1986 16' Scamp.
I am also moving the side bath to the front to get some headroom in the shower.
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With a wife at that 5-11 mark it put us in a 1986 16' Scamp.
I am also moving the side bath to the front to get some headroom in the shower.
Bathrooms are so small its not likely to many people will be standing up to shower regardless.
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Bathrooms are so small its not likely to many people will be standing up to shower regardless.
I shower standing up in my prefire Scamp13, every night while camping, with plenty of room.
In fact, the bathroom on a new Scamp 13 is larger in all three dimensions than some of the bathrooms in some of the largest fiberglass trailers now available. The aforementioned new Escape 5.0 is one example.
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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.
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