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Old 08-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #15
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Thank you for all the suggestions. Carol, I went and checked out the Bonair trailer, because of the shape, the inside was a bit small for four of us plus a cat. Casitas with the bunk option is a very good one, but it is very hard to find one in BC. Are there any other wide body trailers with bunk beside the 17' Bigfoot?
It was a cool looking trailer though wasnt it? I think you are going to find that most of them other than the widebodies seem a bit small inside for 4 people. I know my Scamp does when there are 2 adults and 2 kids and 2 dogs camping in it. Another party here recently purchased a Bonair and they are currently doing the cabinets - adding more overheads over the front area etc - created a lot more storage space.

How old are your children? Some people put the kids & dogs in a tent, although on the wet coast be prepared for them to be banging on the door to get in during the middle of the night - due to tent leaks or they heard a bear sniffing around. Been there done that on the west coast more than once or they add a screen room with cots in it for the kids.

Here in BC the 17' Bigfoot is pretty well it in the fiberglass wide body. Cant think of another off the top of my head. Another trailer to keep your eyes open for with bunks is the 15' Trillium or the even bigger Trillium 5500 (18') - although the later is rare only about 65? of them ever built - they feel roomier inside due to the more square shape vs the more rounded Casita and Scamp. An Escape 17' although not wide body but IMHO it also tends to feel a bit roomier due to the squarer design - dont think they have a bunk option though - but if you ask them they may have one that they have done previously - I know they have two children of their own and they have camped in a 17' so they probable have an answer to your problem. Even if you find a used one they may be able to do a modification for you on it. Worth calling and asking them. Escape also has a 19' that has become *very* popular and they do have an option of adding a removable bunk type bed over the front dinette area (there is a large permanent bed at the rear) although the bottom section of the front dinette can also sleep two people to start with. Escape by the way is also well known for building it anyway you want it - even if they havent done it before - as the others build them to plan and that is how it is. If you are wanting a long term trailer they may be the way to go.

If you havent seen an Escape give them a call. They will arrange to have someone on the Island show you one. Being an Island girl myself I understand the ferry issue :-) Escape has a referral system that works well. Lots of Escapes hiding out on the Island - actually saw 3 on the Island highway in less than an hour last weekend.

You are going to have a tough go of finding a Casita or a Scamp in BC - although they are popping up a little more frequently in the past couple of years due to how easy they are to import. Over the past couple of years I have only seen one used 16' Scamp and one Casita come on the market in BC though. I had to purchase mine out of Idaho - sight unseen - not even a photo as the elderly gentlemen selling it didn't own a digital camera.

Good luck with your search. Be patent something will pop up.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #16
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Hi Raymond

I have a 2011 16' Scamp Trailer for sale that you might be interested in.

It is fully loaded with a lot of extras. Its like new. Very light-weight.

You can call me at 970- 856-3346 or email me at randjacres@tds.net

and i can give you all the details. It has a toilet/shower, kitchen sink

4 place dinette that converts to a dbl bed. The couch in the unit makes

up to 2 bunk beds, large ice/ box/ freezer, lots of cabnets, This scamp

is in mint condition. Give me a call and i can go over more of the details

with you.

Thanks

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I have a 2011 16' Scamp Trailer for sale that you might be interested in.

It is fully loaded with a lot of extras. Its like new. Very light-weight.

You can call me at or email me at

and i can give you all the details. It has a toilet/shower, kitchen sink

4 place dinette that converts to a dbl bed. The couch in the unit makes

up to 2 bunk beds, large ice/ box/ freezer, lots of cabnets, This scamp

is in mint condition. Give me a call and i can go over more of the details

with you.

Thanks

Ron
Ron you may want to edit your post to remove your email and phone number and send the OP an private message via this forum by clicking on his name.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #18
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I have seen a 16' Escape before and found it was a bit small. I sold my 2001 Rockwood Roo 16' Hybrid trailer last month and tried to find a similar one in fibreglass. Looks like my options are limited to the pre-90 17' foot Bigfoot, Trillium 4500/5500 and the wide body Burros.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:17 PM   #19
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Looks like my options are limited to the pre-90 17' foot Bigfoot, Trillium 4500/5500 and the wide body Burros.
Good list. Very comparable.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:51 PM   #20
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Hi Dave, there is a 1987 19' Bigfoot for sale right now, does any one knows the typical loaded weight of similar trailer?
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I have seen a 16' Escape before and found it was a bit small.
Raymond Escape doesnt make a 16' - they make a 15', 17' & 19' - do you know which it was you saw?
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Hi Dave, there is a 1987 19' Bigfoot for sale right now, does any one knows the typical loaded weight of similar trailer?
I really like the Bigfoot 19, but they are heavier. I am just guessing, but in the 4000lb range seems right.
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I have not yet seen a wide body Burros for sale in BC.
You aren't likely to any time soon either I havent even seen one owned by anyone in BC in the past 5 years or so or at least if there is one in BC its never attended a rally.
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when the label said GVRW 3240 lbs, did it mean this is the maximum allowed trailer weight?
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when the label said GVRW 3240 lbs, did it mean this is the maximum allowed trailer weight?
GVWR means the total weight of car/truck itself, passengers, fuel, cargo and the tongue weight of the trailer.

There is a good explanation here
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that label was from a 1987 19' bigfoot.
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Sorry I just realized I miss read your post and you indicated GVRW - which I have no idea as to what it might mean! :-))

GVWR would be the max the trailer & cargo can weigh based on its axle rating.
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