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Old 11-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #1
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L00King for well insulated TT

Hi, I'm in S.W. Fla and I am looking for a 19'-23' fiberglass trailer. Later model preferred, but will consider well cared for older model. Must be well insulated and have A/C. Weight not a problem if below 7,500 lbs. East coast preferred, but willing to travel.

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Old 11-22-2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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Cracker Jack look for a Bigfoot 21 or 25.
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Old 11-22-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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Are you wanting new or used?
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:01 AM   #4
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"Well Insulated" pretty much rules out all but the BigFoot trailers with the cold weather package. FGRV's, like other RV's, for the most part, aren't designed for real cold weather camping.
BTW: Those Bigfoots, even used, are $$$$$ and mostly found in Canada.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:49 AM   #5
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L00King for well insulated TT

I am really looking for a used TT, but may go new if I need to.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:15 AM   #6
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Since you're in florida and askign about AC, I assume you want to stay cool... and you aren't wanting to camp in sub-zero weather?
If so, many FG owners camp in very warm areas with FG trailers without any special upgrades for insulation. Because of the smaller size, f you have AC, you don't need fabulous insulation against heat. The AC will handle it.
However, having a better quality trailer like a Bigfoot will mean that your AC doesn't work as hard to keep it cool
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If not cold camping, no need to worry much about freezing water lines, so added insulation and thermopane windows would suffice. Our Escape 21 has those, but not the underbody foam and tank heaters.

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Hi, I'm in S.W. Fla and I am looking for a 19'-23' fiberglass trailer. Later model preferred, but will consider well cared for older model. Must be well insulated and have A/C. Weight not a problem if below 7,500 lbs. East coast preferred, but willing to travel.

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If you can afford it... take a look at the Oliver.
It is very nicely made, albeit.. big, heavy, and expensive.
It is shaped well for towing and it does meet your criteria for size and comfort, you don't say what you can spend.

http://olivertraveltrailers.com/
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Hi All,
I have been down in South Florida since 1998 and the SUN and the HEAT have both thinned my blood and baked my brain. J
I have considered not getting a four season TT, but I anticipate there may be times when the outside temperatures may approach zero and feel the peace of mind knowing the plumbing won’t freeze and I will be able to keep warm inside. I may eventually have to settle because $$$’s are an issue. I want to keep the cost below $25K.
I’ve experienced cold weather radiation from my sister’s motorhome while camping in Fort Wilderness, Disney Orlando during the 1999-2000 New Year’s Eve Celebration. An Escape 21 with Thermal windows and added insulation my just fit my needs, as Charlie noted. Olivers’ look great but don’t see any used for sale and long lead time before taking delivery. Also BIG $$$’s.


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Old 11-23-2014, 03:40 PM   #10
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Jack, even if you ordered a new Escape 21' today, you wouldn't get it until next August... unless someone cancels ahead of you and you can get the production slot. AND, I don't know of any 21' for sale. This model has only been available a bit more than a year.

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Old 11-23-2014, 04:50 PM   #11
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Looks like a 19' would fit the bill! Not going to wait and $$$'s may be too high...
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