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Old 07-24-2013, 11:53 AM   #1
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Found one! No longer "Desperately in need of 13' FGRV"

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I'm about to put my house on the market to full-time in a 13' FGRV - problem is, I don't have one yet! Sell me yours? Would be great to find one with a bathroom, and it needs to be ready to be lived in unless we're talking cosmetics. I don't have a preference for brand and can travel a day or so to pick up - I'm in Maine. Thanks!
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #2
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Think you will find a 13 ft trailer with bathroom really cuts down on the living space. Might be wise to go to 15 or16 footer.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:13 PM   #3
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We own a Scamp 16, downsizing from a motorhome that weighed 8 times as much as our Scamp and virtually infinite storage. There was nothing that we wanted to carry (versus needed to carry) that wouldn't fit in the motorhome.

When we moved into the motorhome we were impressed that we had downsized from a house. When we down sized to a small trailer we intially wondered if it was not possible to live in a small trailer comfortably for long periods. We were wrong. We have had years where we spent 10 to 11 months in the trailer. We now know the small trailer is really enough.

I suspect if we went down to a Scamp 13 we'd still feel, as Floyd and Byron do, that it is enough. The magic is being on the road and sharing the wonder of 'the life' it offers.



Saying that we love having our little bathroom. I doubt we spend more than minutes a day in it but still feel it's nice in the middle of the night.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:58 PM   #4
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We've had a 13' Scamp since 2011. In front, where a bath would be, we have a sofa that converts into bunk beds. A porta-pottie under the sofa is perfect for those midnite "emergencies" and otherwise use camp facilities. We mostly keep the bed made unless we are camping in inclement weather. We can recommend this basic, yet more than adequate thirteen-footer. Only you can decide what's right for you, or in the case of a used trailer, what comes along that will meet your needs.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:25 PM   #5
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Wants vs Needs.

As Norm and Ginny point out there's wants and needs.
Many people often confuse wants with needs and turn wants into needs. Needs are fairly easy to define and make sure you have in your travels. Wants are much more difficult to define and determine that you really don't need them. Even in my little 13' trailer and truck combination there's far more wants than the casual observer might see.
I think it's a good idea to examine things and ask yourself if this is want or a need. Once the needs are satisfied then you prioritize the wants.
One of the big discussions here are often the want of a toilet and shower on board. Here's where I thing some evaluation needs to happen. I'm NOT saying do away with toilet/shower, but consider the total cost and continuing costs vs usage and enhancement of your traveling experience. I say usage because I've seen a lot of people that never use the on-board facilities therefore it's a waste of a want. I use the toilet/shower only as an example, there are many other wants that end up being very expensive.

Another is size of the trailer. I suggest consider how much time will be spent inside the trailer or other RV. From my own experiences and observing others most the time is spent outdoors, even those with 40+' motor homes are outside most of the time.

The longer the trips the more important it is to know the difference between wants and needs. If wants aren't used or seldom used maybe the expense of carrying them around with you is a resource that could be better used someplace else.

One other small observation/experience, if you spend about 6 weeks of happy traveling you can spend anything up to the rest of your life traveling happily. The six weeks is what is said it takes to make or brake a habit.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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A 13' is inky, dinky as it is and the bathroom would probably turn into a closet.
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:53 PM   #7
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My first question would be "have you spent any amount of time in a 13' camper prior to your decision to fulltime"? I thought I would go fulltime and rent out my home. Thank goodness I spent a month away first. I volunteered at St. George Island State Park recently for 30 days and lasted 25. I loved the work with the rangers, but was not fully prepared for the reality of my situation. I have 2010 13' Scamp with the bunk beds. I had spotty phone service, no tv or Internet and Alot of noseeums! I traveled with my dog, swam a lot and read 5 books. Although the camping was free, the closest store was 20 miles away. Needless to say, I was very happy to get home to my bed, toilet and shower.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:05 PM   #8
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Can't do larger than 13' - towing with a Subaru Outback. The bathroom isn't a deal-breaker by a long shot. Looked at a Casita with bathroom and duly noted the small living space - I will work with what comes my way. Thanks.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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A Trillium 4500 is 15', but not much heavier then a 13' Trillium. Same floor plan, (some have bathrooms) just a bit more room.
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My first question would be "have you spent any amount of time in a 13' camper prior to your decision to fulltime"? I thought I would go fulltime and rent out my home. Thank goodness I spent a month away first. I volunteered at St. George Island State Park recently for 30 days and lasted 25. I loved the work with the rangers, but was not fully prepared for the reality of my situation. I have 2010 13' Scamp with the bunk beds. I had spotty phone service, no tv or Internet and Alot of noseeums! I traveled with my dog, swam a lot and read 5 books. Although the camping was free, the closest store was 20 miles away. Needless to say, I was very happy to get home to my bed, toilet and shower.

I don't think your heart is really into to the adventure. We have not full timed but 3+ months is close enough that we could.(2006 13' Scamp with bunk beds, no toilet). We don't miss the telephone, the television, or the internet. One has to learn how to slow down without the help of mind numbing internet and television.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:24 PM   #11
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A Trillium 4500 is 15', but not much heavier then a 13' Trillium. Same floor plan, (some have bathrooms) just a bit more room.
Good to know. Do you have one for sale?
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
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My first question would be "have you spent any amount of time in a 13' camper prior to your decision to fulltime"? I thought I would go fulltime and rent out my home. Thank goodness I spent a month away first. I volunteered at St. George Island State Park recently for 30 days and lasted 25. I loved the work with the rangers, but was not fully prepared for the reality of my situation. I have 2010 13' Scamp with the bunk beds. I had spotty phone service, no tv or Internet and Alot of noseeums! I traveled with my dog, swam a lot and read 5 books. Although the camping was free, the closest store was 20 miles away. Needless to say, I was very happy to get home to my bed, toilet and shower.
Thanks for your input. I do know what I'm getting into & have spent many years making it happen.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:30 PM   #13
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Mary, I understand... truly. Couples needs and wants are different than a single traveler. I've been single for 15 years now and have owned my trailer for almost 11 years.

What I need and want has changed from 11 years ago. A lot of that is due to age, some of it due to technology and some of it because I can NOW flippin' afford it!

Only YOU can decide what is necessary. But think to the future. I don't know about you, but I can only spend so many evenings (alone) putting together puzzles, reading books and weaving navel lint. The days can be equally looong. How many photos can one take anyway?

So, when you're looking for your rollin' home. Don't just think about today or tomorrow... but think about needs and wants six months from now or even five years from now. You may be surprised...

Good luck on your egg hunt!
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I'm about to put my house on the market to full-time in a 13' FGRV - problem is, I don't have one yet! Sell me yours? Would be great to find one with a bathroom, and it needs to be ready to be lived in unless we're talking cosmetics. I don't have a preference for brand and can travel a day or so to pick up - I'm in Maine. Thanks!
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