Hi Steve and Jack,
Thanks for responding. I have posted a "Fiberglass Trailer Wanted" ad on local Craigslists recently, but still no trailer. It appears there aren't many of these available in our area. We have parking restrictions where we live and need to find something that will fit in our limited driveway.
We started out focused on something vintage but discovered there were too many scammers and trailer-flippers involved in that market. In addition, many vintage trailers don't have a bathroom. Despite asking many specific questions and requesting additional photos, we wasted a lot of time and gas running around looking at things that did not live up to the seller's declarations. We have accumulated many stories but no trailer. Eventually, we decided to take our quest in another direction.
Friends of ours just purchased a 19' Escape
trailer and we've decided that fiberglass is the way to go for us: No leaks
, has what we need and fits in our driveway. As to what we can pay, I think I've researched these trailers enough to know what's fair, and we are prepared to pay accordingly. I'm limiting the search to Bigfoot
because they are a bit more spacious and better insulated than the Casita
and others and therefore more appropriate for our camping objectives.
So, here I am hoping that someone who is considering retiring or replacing their trailer spots this post and gives us a chance to purchase their trailer. I have to limit the geographic
scope because of the time constraints imposed by my husband's job. (Wish we could offer money to have someone bring one down this way, but there are obvious problems involved in that.)
All I can do is keep posting, searching and hoping that something will come our way. If you have or know of someone who has a nice 17.5 Bigfoot
or 19' Escape, please give us a call. I'm putting our home phone number in the post (against guidance from some) so people will know we're sincere and to facilitate communication.
Here's another thing to consider: We generally don't camp during the summer. Too hot and crowded for us. If you are thinking about getting some more camping in this summer and selling your trailer afterwards, call and let us know. We will keep looking, of course, but if we are still in the market come fall
, we can make a deal. Thanks.
Stephanie & Steve
(310) 796-1305 (Land line; no texts, please.)