Originally Posted by Raymond Ngan
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
. 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.