Wanting to live in...... - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2016, 01:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: JeannineC
Trailer: Wanting one...
Texas
Posts: 1
Smile Wanting to live in......

Hi all!
I am in central Texas and will be doing an early retirement in December. I am fascinated by these fiberglass campers and hoping to live in it while doing some traveling nursing gigs around the country. Since I plan to use it for 10 years (or more) should I just buy a new one? I was reading my Camry XLE 6 cyclinder handbook and it doesn't recommend it being a towing vehicle. Possibly need to trade cars or is a camry really able to pull these guys?

Thanks for having this forum! Jeannine
__________________

__________________
JeannineC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2016, 02:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,065
Since you're in Texas, go visit Casita. You may find just exactly what you want in that build.


I know another full-time traveling nurse. She purchased a new Escape 5.0TA. But perhaps your needs and her needs are very different.


Best of luck!
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2016, 02:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Name: K C
Trailer: 1980 18' Sunrader Motorhome and 1971 Trails West CampMite Campster
Washington
Posts: 857
Quote:
Originally Posted by JeannineC View Post
Hi all!
I am in central Texas and will be doing an early retirement in December. I am fascinated by these fiberglass campers and hoping to live in it while doing some traveling nursing gigs around the country. Since I plan to use it for 10 years (or more) should I just buy a new one? I was reading my Camry XLE 6 cyclinder handbook and it doesn't recommend it being a towing vehicle. Possibly need to trade cars or is a camry really able to pull these guys?

Thanks for having this forum! Jeannine
As much as you might love your Camry you can make full timing a lot easier by switching. It not just about how much can it pull, it is also about total contribution to the ease of your life style. Full timing, the best value is in having things that serve lots of functions. There are some full timers in this forum who have been doing it for a lot of years. Ask what they think makes a good type of tow vehicle for the lifestyle.
__________________
k corbin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2016, 02:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 Std
Arizona
Posts: 3,905
Registry
A lot may depend on whether you will be following temperate weather or dealing with winter climates. Most molded fiberglass trailers are not set up for extended use in really cold weather. Those that are tend to be heavier and more expensive.
__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2016, 12:53 PM   #5
Member
 
eagle of flight's Avatar
 
Name: joe
Trailer: burro 1982
Tennessee
Posts: 61
Talking living in

Hi. I also am a retired nurse. I have been retired for 4 years now. I have a 13 ft Burro that I dearly love. I lived for 5 months last summer volunteering at Sitting Bull Falls in the Lincoln National Forest 50 miles from Carlsbad New Mexico. When I bought the Burro I traded vehicles and bought a 2015 Nissan Frontier 4 cyl engine with extended cab. I have a very lightweight aluminum camper shell for it. I travel with two small dogs and there is plenty of room for their dog bed behind the passenger seat if someone else is traveling with me. I love the pick up because of all the extra room for chairs, grill first up awning or whatever. I weighed my Burro at a local farmers co-op fully packed for the trip west at a local farmers co-op near my home here in Tn. The weight was 1165 pounds. I averaged 17 to 18 miles per gallon. When I left Carlsbad I picked up a friend at the Roswell airport and we traveled to The Grand Canyon, to Utah, Wyoming, Colorado and back home to Tennessee. I guess that I want to tell you that you won't regret the extra space that a truck has to offer. You might consider a 6 cylinder though.
__________________
Chiefonelung
eagle of flight is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best State to live if you work a dayjob, but live FT in a FGRV? whoot Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 29 01-14-2016 11:13 PM
Wanting a new countertop Peggy Modifications, Alterations and Updates 18 01-18-2008 08:16 PM
Wanting a Bigfoot RV 17-21ft George Hublitz Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 0 09-21-2007 01:37 PM
VW new beetle owner wanting to start towing HeidiB Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 21 09-02-2007 10:01 PM
Wanting To Chat With Fellow Compact JR/II Owners Joseph Domingos General Chat 5 02-01-2007 11:14 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.