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Old 04-27-2015, 04:46 PM   #1
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Hi, want a 13-16foot older unit under $10,000. I'm in central Indiana but am willing to travel to pick up. Tim
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:30 PM   #2
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Hi Tim and welcome to the group.
Tell us what you will be towing with, that may have some effect on the choice of FGRV's for your needs.
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Old 04-27-2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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With $10K as your limit, you will have lots to choose from. Most older eggs, that are in good shape, go for around $5K.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:49 AM   #4
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Hi, and thanks for the speedy replies. I will be towing with a 2003 Kia sorento rated at 2000lb. We dont need fancy we want less expensive and light.
Betty and I are retirement age and want to be able to travel at low cost. We have a decrepit pop up and are tired of the set up and maintenence. We dont mind roughing it in a tent but would like a small dry space to just park and get into when there is weather that we could supplement with tent or screen. We looked at the shorter conventional trailers but they were all over 3000lb and way to pricey.
It seems that everytime I find a listing it is either sold or the seller has abandoned the thread.

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Old 04-28-2015, 08:18 AM   #5
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Good Information.... Most 13'ers will come in a bit under 2000 lbs ready to go and will be within the towing limit if your vehicle.
If you are moving up from a tent trailer, and want to conserve cash, you might also look into one of the early pop-up fgrv's like the Hunter's and the Campsters. They are a bit smaller and simpler, and they tend to be lighter in weight as well as lighter on the pocketbook.....
There is a pic of my Hunter-II in my name panel, if you would like a link to more pics let me know.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:24 AM   #6
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For $10k you can buy a new basic 13' Scamp which should be within your tow limit. The basic model (no bathroom) with the fiberglass interior is about $9k but most folks add an option package which includes a fridge, screen door, shelves, etc. which drives the price up to about $10k. Be aware they offer a larger 54" bed at no additional charge. Happy hunting, Raz.

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Old 04-28-2015, 08:27 AM   #7
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I was under the impression that the 13s were around 1100lb and 16s around 1700lb?
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:43 AM   #8
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Dry weight of a 13' Scamp is 1250# and a 16' is 1750#. That does not include any options (bathrooms and most appliances are optional), nor a battery, propane, fluids, or any gear. Loaded-for-travel weights are typically several hundred pounds more. It would be hard to keep a 13'er under 1500#, and 1600-1800# would be more typical. Most 16'ers have bathrooms and weigh 2200-2600#.
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Old 04-28-2015, 08:45 AM   #9
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Here is a link to our listing of typical actual trailer weights:
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Old 04-29-2015, 12:11 AM   #10
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Tim, here's a link to most of the manufacturers of small trailers and campers of every ilk --

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