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Old 02-10-2010, 09:43 PM   #1
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im 6'1 1/2'' tall and the tallest 16' fiberglass trailer that ive found is the scamp--there are a few newer trailers like the egg and the out of biz burro that are taller but it looks like i wont buy new or be lucky enough to find a burro--so are there other tall people out there who have made their peace w/ having to duck a little in exchange for the multiple advantages of a fiberglass trailer? im in a pop up now but i would like to move up to a lightweight self contained unit...thanks tom
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:29 PM   #2
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I'm 6'3" and am able to stand up in the middle of our Trillium (Canadian make) 13' glass trailer, very similar in other dimensions to the Boler with the addition of a raised center section in the roof.
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Old 02-10-2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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It depends on what you do in the trailer -- if you mostly sleep in it but do all your cooking and eating outside, it's height isn't very important.

In my case, I prefer to cook and eat inside, away from the yellowjackets. I also wash up the dishes inside, and really don't like to have to keep my head ducked all that time. If you want to shower, it's no fun at all if you can't straighten up.

I wanted a trailer tall enough for me to stand up in, with one big bed for me and my wife, but otherwise very small and lightweight. That meant I gave up any idea of a bathroom and shower, because they add substantial weight in the various holding tanks.

I really like the Compact Jr because it fits my needs well. It has a pop-top "skull ridge" the full length of the trailer. The door is in the center of the back, so once I duck under the door jamb I can stand up straight. The dinnette is 6' long and easily seats 6 people. It makes up into a 71"x72" bed -- something which I will modify soon so MY half is longer.

If you want a shower and/or toilet the Compact Jr, or it's cousins, the Compact II, Hunter II, Trails West Campster, etc. are not for you. But if you don't need them, then you might consider a trailer with a little poptop for head clearance.

You can see a picture of mine here: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...st&id=24511
More pictures here: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...st&p=326104

As you look at the second link, notice the pictures in the avatars -- you will see the Compact II, the Campster, and others.

I would point you to the photo album that shows you all the different kinds of trailers but it seems to be not working at the moment.

If weight is not an issue for you, you could get a HiLo trailer with full bath and lots of other features. They pop up on CraigsList from time to time and the prices aren't too bad. It's just hard to find one under 19' -- most people want larger trailers.

Also, don't give up on finding a Burro if that's what you want -- just be willing to drive several hours once you find one. They DO show up from time to time.

Happy Hunting!!
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:19 PM   #4
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You might be okay in a 17ft Casita. I'm 6'3" and don't fit in many things anyways. A little head tilt works, that and getting used to the head banger ... I mean door opening.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:34 PM   #5
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You might be okay in a 17ft Casita. I'm 6'3" and don't fit in many things anyways. A little head tilt works, that and getting used to the head banger ... I mean door opening.
LOL..................... But really, once was enough for me to remember the door opening is shorter than me.

Tom, most are head tilters as Brian stated. But I have been in a EggCamper and it's awesome for height and width. I am 5'9 and in our Casita I skim along the ceiling. In the EggCamper I could stand tall............ They do come up for sale used so you might want to watch for one. They are really nice. Not to say I don't love my Caista, but the EggCamper is a whole different egg.....
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:55 PM   #6
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One word.......Bigfoot!

Not as "light" as a Scamp or Casita though.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:04 AM   #7
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im 6'1 1/2'' tall and the tallest 16' fiberglass trailer that ive found is the scamp--there are a few newer trailers like the egg and the out of biz burro that are taller but it looks like i wont buy new or be lucky enough to find a burro--so are there other tall people out there who have made their peace w/ having to duck a little in exchange for the multiple advantages of a fiberglass trailer? im in a pop up now but i would like to move up to a lightweight self contained unit...thanks tom
Tom I'm 6'1" and have an 03 16' Scamp that I am quit comfortable in. My last trailer was a 13' Scamp and it was a head scraper but it was OK because I don't stand as much as I thought I would be.
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Old 02-11-2010, 12:36 AM   #8
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:03 AM   #9
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Hi: tom e... I believe that "Our Escape Hatch" Escape 5.0 5th.wheel has the most headroom of all new fiberglass trailers. At the rear dinette table it is 6' and at the bottom of the steps to the bed it is 7'. The bed is a queen size mattress with a fore/aft sleeping arrangement. Here's a self portrait but it's hard to show the height!!!
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. under the a/c unit is 6'3"
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:43 AM   #10
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Uhaul is fine for my tall hubby.

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Old 02-11-2010, 12:27 PM   #11
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I held off buying a molded fiberglass camper for many years because I'm 6' 4" and couldn't bring myself to buy one I couldn't stand up straight in. When I found out the EggCamper had a 6' 7" inside height I traveled over 1000 miles to buy one sight unseen. Jim Palmer, the EggCamper designer and builder, is 6' 3" and after owning a Casita, decided that tall people need a camper they can stand up in. The EggCamper is 88" wide, so the bed is plenty long too! Additionally, the weight of the 17' EggCamper is under 2500 lbs.



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Old 02-11-2010, 07:32 PM   #12
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I'm 6'1" and my head just touches the ceiling of the 17ft Burro I have. So I can't really stand up straight, but I kind of got used to it. I don't spend much time standing in the trailer other than cooking. The interior height doesn't bother me, rather it's the entry door height. I don't remember the number of times I've slammed my head on the door frame stepping out. I took off some skin and drew blood during a couple of those episodes.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:05 PM   #13
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i had the same experience when i was stationed on a ship that you had to duck and step over at every hatchway--i have these bumps and scars left to prove it...sigh thanks all for the feedback--since i plan to spend some time camping over the next several many yrs--continually ducking and ceiling grazing might get old fast...theres still a little time till spring so i may find the burro from heaven or my rich aunt will die and i can buy an egg off the lot or maybe get a 50' winnie for $150 on craigs list and retrofit it with a sail...hey anyone want to invent a fiberglass stretcher kit? tom
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I would point you to the photo album that shows you all the different kinds of trailers but it seems to be not working at the moment.
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