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Old 09-27-2015, 09:02 AM   #29
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I do agree that living in a trailer would be tight for full time living. Although there are plenty of people out there that do it, I could not imagine trying to live long term in that small a space.
Definitely people should get what fits their need. We stepped down from a 32' motorhome that had plenty of full time living, storage space, thrmopane windows, and easily held up to year round camping with 100 gallon tanks, huge generator, great walk around queen bed and a real shower.

We stepped down to a trailer. The motorhome was 3 times the volume of our Scamp. We seem to have no problem spending over 300 days a year in our Scamp, never once saying we yearn for the motorhome. In a sense it's amazing, really so, but we never stop and question our new choice. We're actually as happy as can be. I know many would die in our little bigger than a twin bed, can't imagine crawl over or getting up for their partner in the middle of the night.

We just crawl over or get up, maybe a light kiss and back to sleep. Nothing as simple as that will disturb us or compare to the fun of it all.

Of course every one should make their choices.
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Old 09-27-2015, 11:39 AM   #30
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As for using a composting toilet in a wet bath, could you not just use a shower curtian that covers the toilet when showering?
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:37 PM   #31
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We'll be fulltiming in a travel trailer soon. ..
: ) Came across this setup last week. Sure is pretty for serious off-road/grid adventuring. . . finally a trailer built for extreme camping adventures that is built in the USA! I watched all the videos and it sure is sweet. Most likely a bit extreme for your "Full time living" thing, but comes in at about the same weight as the BF 25RQ. If nothing else it will get you pondering the possibilities of getting solar on a BF.

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Old 10-06-2015, 09:45 PM   #32
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The Bigfoot Queen would be my choice hands down. Nice separate bedroom in the back. They are wonderful units.

Thought I just saw one listed for sale on this site the other day.
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:43 AM   #33
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I think i misspoke. It looks like the larger oliver model doesn't have a wet bath. That's good news. I still think I'd prefer a dedicated bedroom that isn't a converted dinette.
I believe it does have a wet bath. Haven't been inside one yet, so can't speak authoritatively. Please take another look.

The larger Oliver has a dedicated twin bed floor plan plus a small side dinette, perfect configuration for two, in my opinion, or at least these two! Look for member "Kentucky" then look through her posts for excellent photos of her twin bed Ollie. I'm seriously in love with it.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:31 AM   #34
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Wouldn't twin beds eliminate one of those camping things that most of us love.... snuggling.

That is one of the nicest parts of camping, especially in colder temps. You gotta get that bed warmed up some how.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:34 AM   #35
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Heck with that! I got hot flashes to keep me warm, he's got the dog!
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Heck with that! I got hot flashes to keep me warm, he's got the dog!


Hot flashes end, and dogs don't live as long as we do. Then what do you have?
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:46 AM   #37
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Hot flashes end, and dogs don't live as long as we do. Then what do you have?
Two new dogs?

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Old 10-15-2015, 07:48 AM   #38
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Many years ago, when we full timed in a Airstream for a year, a couple visited with us one night and commented that they preferred the twin beds in their Airstream because "We're to old for that". They were in their late 40's. Huh?
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Many years ago, when we full timed in a Airstream for a year, a couple visited with us one night and commented that they preferred the twin beds in their Airstream because "We're to old for that". They were in their late 40's. Huh?
Huh indeed !!

We sleep better apart. He's a belly sleeper, likes light cover, kicks arounds, eats and reads in bed, snores like a chainsaw. I'm a back sleeper, wrestle covers to match hot flash status otherwise lie still, do not eat or read in bed, and I do not snore. We keep a loud white noise thingy between the twin beds to drown him out.

Al that said, visits from the other ARE permitted and encouraged!!

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Old 10-15-2015, 08:13 AM   #40
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While there are certainly valid reasons for separate sleeping arrangements, I still don't consider age as being a primary one, as was indicated by the couple cited. As we were only in our late 20's and early 30's at the time, we were rather shocked at the thought. I won't mention that age has never been a consideration on our house. (Ooops, I just did, LOL)
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:54 AM   #41
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A friend of mine sent me a link to this new South African fiberglass camping trailer - cost is about 140,000 Rand which works out to about $10,500 US Dollars. Of course getting it here would be pretty pricey.

Says it weighs 580 kilos which is about 1276 pounds.









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I agree with Joy,
Always liked this Bigfoot model. I see they are making new ones again. Sometime around 2008 they extended the dinette on one side which makes a nice hangout spot. Good luck in your search!
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