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Old 09-23-2016, 03:41 PM   #15
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Easy peasy. You just unplug the trailer and plug the TV in at the post.
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Old 09-23-2016, 03:48 PM   #16
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For vacations and weekend camping trips, a small fiberglass rv could potentially work for a family of 6 with 4 children 1-12yrs old. Things would be pretty cramped in almost any fiberglass trailer, and some challenges would exist for finding sleeping space for all that allowed for night time access to the bathroom (assuming the trailer would have one). However, I could not imagine full-timing with my own family of 6 in a space as small as a fiberglass rv, even in one of the bigger fiberglass trailers like the Escape 21, Escape 5.0TA or the larger Bigfoot trailers. For full-timing with a large family (if I would even consider such a concept), I would definitely choose for my own sanity one of the larger 5th wheel stickies with pull-outs and lots of space.
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Old 09-23-2016, 04:15 PM   #17
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We have a 17ft Casita , which by our estimation is tight for 2 adults and a dog . I cannot fathom trying to even weekend camp with 6 people in a fiberglass trailer let alone live fulltime. A tent is only a temporary solution at best. The concept of living fulltime in a space the size of a walkin closet seems insane to me.
We have 5 kids and kids need their space and their privacy as do adults.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:01 PM   #18
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We have a 17ft Casita , which by our estimation is tight for 2 adults and a dog . I cannot fathom trying to even weekend camp with 6 people in a fiberglass trailer let alone live fulltime. A tent is only a temporary solution at best. The concept of living fulltime in a space the size of a walkin closet seems insane to me.
We have 5 kids and kids need their space and their privacy as do adults.
Ditto, we have a 17 foot Casita which is tight for the two of us and our dog.

And I see a larger tow vehicle coming, perhaps a 3/4 ton van.
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Old 09-23-2016, 06:20 PM   #19
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I'm thinking a double-wide might do it.
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I thought maybe there was a bigger fiberglass trailer that I hadn't heard of. They've really enjoyed the van -- being able to spread out while en route has been good, and the tent trailer is surprisingly spacious but they need something hard sided and bunks and probably a slideout will help. So they'll just have to weigh the options.
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:55 AM   #21
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Walt, what about a Bigfoot 5th wheel,

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About the only molded fiberglass trailer I can think of is the 25' Bigfoot, but pretty pricey unless you can find a used one.

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:I see them for sale up here quite often but I have never been inside one to know what they have for sleeping quarters.
I can keep my eyes open for any that come up in British Columbia but have no idea where these people live.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:55 AM   #22
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If they were to get a Bigfoot fifth wheel they'd need to get a new tow vehicle which is what they were hoping to avoid. I looked at some of the floor plans for Bigfoot and couldn't find bunks -- They are new to trailer life and picked the particular tent trailer they did (I don't remember the name) because of mold allergies -- All this was done really fast. IMO what they really need to think about now is what tow vehicle they would like as much as the Mercedes Van, and then they would have more options.
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Thanks I'll for that detailed explanation which I'll pass along.
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Tow Vehicles, Yes to tow a large trailer or a 5th wheel,

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Thanks I'll for that detailed explanation which I'll pass along.
:your going to need a Pickup Truck but there are lots of Pickup trucks out there now that will handle 6 people and tow larger units. But now were talking a lot of money but that Mercedes Van is not a Cheap item and it can tow up to 5000#'s which in my eyes is a lot of weight.
All I can say is good luck.
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Old 09-24-2016, 11:22 AM   #25
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You really need to think this out B 4 you purchase. 6 people full time in a really small camper will be a test. Bathroom with toilet and shower, Cooking, dinning table that you must convert back and forth to a bed, the air conditioner and furnace noise and weight of the vehicle. ME, I would go with a Crew Cab Pickup that will tow any camper that you purchase. That way, when the cracker box seams to tight for 6 people, you can upgrade to a larger one that you can tow as a tag along or 5th wheel.
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So I started this thread for my daughter, thinking that maybe there was a large fiberglass trailer that I didn't know about, but now she's ruling out fiberglass because of the reality of 6 people in such a small space. They're looking at an aluminum brand -- Lance -- and recognizing that they're going to have to make hard decisions about the tow vehicle.

I appreciate the comments (Glenn hit it right on when he said they needed a double wide . They were kind of a reality check.

Thanks everyone.
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Sounds like they should just move to a low mold part of the country, AZ, UT, NM, CO, NV or WY and live in an apartment near a school.
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There are lite weight campers out there that use aluminum fraiming and sandwitched with plywood on the inside and some form of plastic on the outside. They have a rubber roof covering and seam to be water tight. They also have slideouts.
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