Wanted: A clean fiberclass camper near Birmingham with > 6'2" interior height - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Wanted: A clean fiberclass camper near Birmingham with > 6'2" interior height

I will consider any brand/year!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Hello...pleasedtameetcha etc etc etc....

Let's cut to the chase:

How clean is "clean", how soon do you want it, and since fulfillment of those requirements depends heavily on this next I'll put it in bold:
How much are you ready to spend?

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #3
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I am ready to buy right now if I can find the right trailer.

Clean...as in definitely non-smoker. Mostly just a unit someone has taken good care of by fixing things that need fixing, and treating it like something they planned to keep for a long time. There is generally a big difference between items that folks have cared for and things they just "used."

As for $$, I would like to be around 10K, but will go as high as 15K for something that is newer and/or in great condition.

Are you aware of anything in my neighborhood? I have sent a couple of emails to posts in AR and TX on Bigfoots.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
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That price range gives you lots of latitude...but the 6'2" interior height is gonna make it hard. I'm not aware of any first-generation molded trailer that will be that tall inside, but hopefully someone will weigh in and tell me I'm all wet.

And here's another thread here on the subject of interior heights of some of the newer trailers, esp. Scamp and Casita. (link here)

I'll keep my eyes peeled for ya!

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Old 12-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link, numbers can be hard to find.

Hopefully I will hear back on the Bigfoots!

I can't wait to get something!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:59 PM   #6
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I know the casita 16 only has 5'10 headroom...I Im 5'10.5" and I dont wanna be touching the ceiling. My rav4 cant tow a casita 17, so they are off my list. The scamp 16 now advertises 6'3" on the 13 and 16 models. lil snoozy also has at least that for headroom. Some ppl dont care but if its a rainy weekend and Im inside I want the headroom. My boat that I lived on for almost 8 years had 6'3 in the cabin and sloped to 5'10 where I stepped into my bed and Im fine with that. I know its a small trailer but we all have our requirements and since some manufacturers make it... why not get it?

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link, numbers can be hard to find.

Hopefully I will hear back on the Bigfoots!

I can't wait to get something!
I know how you feel- it took me quite some time to find my ideal trailer- funny thing is, I had only the vaguest notion of what I wanted when I started looking, and had never even heard of "molded fiberglass".

It's funny how this kind of thing can evolve as you go.

Good luck!

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Old 12-26-2012, 09:23 PM   #8
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I am ready to buy right now if I can find the right trailer.

Clean...as in definitely non-smoker. Mostly just a unit someone has taken good care of by fixing things that need fixing, and treating it like something they planned to keep for a long time. There is generally a big difference between items that folks have cared for and things they just "used."

As for $$, I would like to be around 10K, but will go as high as 15K for something that is newer and/or in great condition.

Are you aware of anything in my neighborhood? I have sent a couple of emails to posts in AR and TX on Bigfoots.

Check out Scamptrailers.com. You're in the price range of a 13' brand new Scamp. Or can call, they like to talk to you on the phone will be really helpful. With a new unit you get to choose the options.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #9
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I will check out the Scamp 13'. Does anyone know the approximate pricing? I don't see it on their website without calling.

I started out just wanting something inexpensive but did some research on aluminum and fiberglass sided units and didn't want to deal with the water leaks and deterioration. I like Airstreams but whooo pricey.

So, here I am!

Deryk...like you I know a few things I want, like being able to stand up! I want to get something I can keep and enjoy for several years. My dogs and I are ready to upgrade from tent camping!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #10
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I will consider any brand/year!
Parkliner was designed to be used by tall people, but they are quite new, so the 10K price will be a little shy. I think Egg trailers from out of Michigan are also taller than most, and they have been out a while, so maybe the price will be in your budget.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:01 PM   #11
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I would suggest that unless the manufacturer is advertising interior head room as 6'7" or similar I would make sure to go inside one in person before making any decisions. As someone may have mentioned they may list the interior height before they have added insulation etc. We had a 2010 Scamp 16 and my husband who is 6 foot was definitely touching the ceiling with his shoes on!
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #12
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I LOVE the Parkliners. I have their website saved as a favorite. If I don't find anything used, I am very likely to go that direction by saving up a few more pennies even though I haven't actually seen one, they sound really good.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #13
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I am 6'1" in bare feet, just FYI, if anyone has comparison heights in their trailers.
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I LOVE the Parkliners. I have their website saved as a favorite. If I don't find anything used, I am very likely to go that direction by saving up a few more pennies even though I haven't actually seen one, they sound really good.
Amen to that!

Those are sw-e-e-e-e-t trailers. Really nicely done- it's obvious that a lot of original thought went into the design. The extra height consideration is a good example of that. But it's only been a year since they started up...not much hope of a used one yet!

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