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Old 03-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #43
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You left out the three car garage.

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Old 03-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #44
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Neat idea, then you can park your TV and the trailer inside itself.....


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Old 08-28-2013, 11:50 AM   #45
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We love our vintage Scamp. Several times we have checked our what's available on the new market as we could easily afford a newer, better, more comfortable unit. After a bunch of analysis and talking about it, we decide to just stay with what we already have.

To cause us to make a 'move', here's what would sell us.

1. Similar aerodynamics and weight as the Scamp (1982 version).
2. Insulation to make those winter evenings and nights enroute from Washington to California and other points south on our winter excursions more comfortable.
3. Stronger frame, especially in the area where it curves into a V as required for the ball hitch.
4. Soft, compliant suspension similar to the early Cadillac front wheel drive models of the mid-80's.
5. Option of several hub styles to fit the wheels of whatever tow vehicle one might own. (Saves on needing a spare for the trailer plus, if one tows with a light full size pickup, the load rating for typical LT tires is more than enough (my 83 diesel Blazer rides nicely on a set of 31x10.50-15 Michelins)
6. Interior cabinets should not have doors, i.e. should not be designed to look like a house kitchen, for better visibility of contents, air circulation and ease of cleaning.
7. All interior surfaces should be molded, smooth and shiny so at the end of each trip clean-up can be accomplished with a garden hose or small pressure washer.
8. Should have a built-in composting toilet similar to "Airhead" or "Natures head" that are becoming popular with the boating crowd.
9. Seat backs need to be sloping. This could be accomplished with tapered cushions in existing designs.
10. Exterior gel-coat deteriorates quickly unless a lot of cleaning and waxing is done often. An automotive paint-clear coat finish would solve this.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:38 AM   #46
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Love our fiberglass inside and out, we have all the comforts of home semi installed. Yup, just ordered a Reliance porta potty. Only fiberglass I would trade for would be a slideout incorporated someway.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #47
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1.) Do you like the simple design of a molded fiberglass trailer like you have at the moment.

I pretty much love our LiteHouse Trailer 4-2. It would be nice if it was a few feet longer and I'd appreciate an inside bathroom and an air conditioner, but all that would add weight, complexity and require a larger tug.

2.) Do you have a 4, 6, or 8 cylinder vehicle to tow your trailer?

Four cylinder Tacoma - It does just fine.

3.) Did you buy the fiberglass trailer for economical sense such as to combat against gas guzzling, fewer or lower powered vehicle?

We had decided that it was time to move up from our tents and into something a little easier to set up and more comfortable to sleep in. We were working on a design for a teardrop when the LiteHouse appeared on the local Craigslist. "Wait", I said. "You can stand up in it, it has a queen size bed and I don't have to build it? Win!"

4.) Do you prefer molded fiberglass egg trailer (Scamp, Bolens, Burro, Etc.) rather than a stickbuilt trailer (Fleetwood, Coachman, Dutchman, etc) for what reasons?

While I've had a few issues with leaking, etc., maintenance with a FG camper is much less, imho, than stickbuilt units.

5.) How much time besides sleep time did you spend inside a trailer?

It depends. When we take the trailer to music festivals, we usually also bring along a 10x20 canopy, rugs, chairs, tables, etc. and set up an outside living room and kitchen. The trailer is strictly a bedroom. On other trips where we bring less accouterments, and the weather or bugs are problematic, we spend more time inside.

6.) Do you prefer to have bathroom installed or no bathroom?

We have a porta-potti in the trailer but rarely use it inside. If we're going to be somewhere for several days, and there are no close-by bathrooms, we might build a privacy screen out of tarps and set up the PP downwind from the trailer, but mostly don't miss it.

7.) Do you host tailgate parties often at your favorite sports event or state fair events or special events?

Occasionally the trailer ends up being a party spot at events when it's raining or buggy outside, but mostly we party under the canopy.

8.) Do you like the brand names that are no longer in operations or something new?

While I really like the LiteHouse (no longer in production), I have a jones for the new Cricket trailers (I know; not an egg.)
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:48 AM   #48
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FYI thread from Feb 2012, is prototype still being built?

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