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Old 09-24-2016, 05:21 PM   #29
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And they develop leaks, just like stickies. Rubber roofs and seams. Enough said.

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Old 09-24-2016, 08:25 PM   #30
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Two in the van and 4 in the trailer.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:32 PM   #31
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I think I would find that many people in our 28' Bigfoot Silver Cloud to be crowded for full-timing. I am glad your daughter's family has decided for something different.

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Judging by the rigs most full-timers use, I'd say a Bigfoot Silver Cloud is too small for a couple.

Clearly this family is not following the crowd. They're already full-timing in a tent trailer!

Unfortunately I can't think of any molded fiberglass trailers that check all the boxes: 6 beds, bathroom, galley, under 5000 pounds, van-towable.

I think they need to be careful about total weight here, too. With 6 people in the van and, apparently, a lot of cargo, they may exceed the van's GVWR or GCWR if they get anywhere near a 5000 pound trailer. That 5000 pound rating typically assumes only two people and minimal cargo in the vehicle.

As you say, some hard choices lie ahead. But I wish them well!
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And they develop leaks, just like stickies. Rubber roofs and seams. Enough said.

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Walt, And there is a plethora of posts on this site concerning water leaks in Fiberglass Campers.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:52 AM   #34
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Not really, but there are some. The difference is, barring physical damage, the leaks in FG trailers tend to be around windows, which happens in all trailers and are relatively easy and inexpensive to fix, unlike leaks in seams and rubber roofs.

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