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Old 10-06-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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Another Hello from BC

Hi, I noticed the previous post today was Mission BC. Small world/busy forum. I'm from Vancouver and have been window shopping for my egg for a few weeks now. I'm hopping to get something 13' with a wet bath. I'm not to concerned with storage as I've camped out of a Civic HB for years. Anything will be step up.

Anyway I have one question to start. Which trailers have an interior hight of 6' or more?

Can't wait to go boondocking!
Mark
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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Hi Mark,
Welcome. There are a lot of people from BC here. I can't speak for other brands, but we just got a 13 foot Escape and the interior height is 6' 2".
What do you mean by a "wet bath"?
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #3
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Good Morning Mark....Welcome from Delta!
I don't know the exact height of my Trillium but I do know my Hubby is 6' tall and he can stand up in the trailer without touching the roof, plus he can stretch out straight on the bed (very important!).
I'm not sure if your looking for something new or older, but if you want to check out a 1975 Trillium 1300 (no bathroom) you are welcome to pop by
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:29 AM   #4
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Hi Mark,
Welcome. There are a lot of people from BC here. I can't speak for other brands, but we just got a 13 foot Escape and the interior height is 6' 2".
What do you mean by a "wet bath"?
Cheers,
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I haven't looked much into the escapes but will now. Nice looking unit. You have a couple of other pics up are those your past trailers?

The wet bath is what they call a shower mounted over a small bathroom. So the toilet and sink get wet when the shower is on. I think that's what it's called. I'm new so anyone can correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks for your help,

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Old 10-07-2011, 11:44 AM   #5
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Hi,
Those other 2 pix are a couple that I'd put in the "sightings" topic. I did own a 17' Bigfoot way back when, which I really liked.
You might want to ask people if they use their wet baths. I think we had one in the Bigfoot and only used it once. My experience was that the water goes everywhere and they're a devil to dry and clean up. But others may have better experiences and good advice for how to best use them. For the Escape we decided on just the porta potti and sponge baths. We joke that in 13' we have a bedroom, kitchen, dining room and bathroom
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:32 PM   #6
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Good Morning Mark....Welcome from Delta!
I don't know the exact height of my Trillium but I do know my Hubby is 6' tall and he can stand up in the trailer without touching the roof, plus he can stretch out straight on the bed (very important!).
I'm not sure if your looking for something new or older, but if you want to check out a 1975 Trillium 1300 (no bathroom) you are welcome to pop by
Cheers! Emily
Thanks for the help Emily.
I'll, let you know if I need to take you up on the viewing offer. It's greatly appreciated! I'm definitely looking older. I'm thinking between 4 to 6 thousand. I'm iffy about the wet bath. I'll look into it more (thanks for the tips Phil). A front dinette might be more useful as one can then leave the bed made.

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Old 10-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help Emily.
I'll, let you know if I need to take you up on the viewing offer. It's greatly appreciated! I'm definitely looking older. I'm thinking between 4 to 6 thousand. I'm iffy about the wet bath. I'll look into it more (thanks for the tips Phil). A front dinette might be more useful as one can then leave the bed made.

Mark
Front dinettes are a little harder to come by especially in a 13ft, but lots of people have converted the front bunks into dinettes. I actually plan on doing this once my boys are a little bigger and want to be outside in the tent not close to Mum and Dad. I will see if I can dig up a link of some of the conversions. Emily
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Welcome Mark, from (sometimes) sunny Maple Ridge. We have a 13 Trillium.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:05 AM   #9
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Front dinettes are a little harder to come by especially in a 13ft, but lots of people have converted the front bunks into dinettes. I actually plan on doing this once my boys are a little bigger and want to be outside in the tent not close to Mum and Dad. I will see if I can dig up a link of some of the conversions. Emily
I looked up front dinette conversions on google and the overwhelming majority directed back to this forum. There were a lot of great threads and pics. This forums rocks!

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Welcome Mark from North Vancouver.
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:16 PM   #11
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Welcome Mark from North Vancouver.
Thanks Carol. Originally a North Vaner myself. Great pics of your Scamp. I'm shopping for my egg and tow Vehicle at the same time. Is your outback the H6 or H4? I was thinking either an outback or Forester for the extra vehicle storage.

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Yup the back storage on my Outback is a big plus but with the new body design of last year I think some of that has gone. My Outback is a 4 and I have been towing the 16' with it for about 4.5 years over thousands of miles without any issues. The trailer loaded without more than a couple of gallons of water does weigh in under the Subaru tow cap as it is an older one and it is a side bath (makes a difference re weight). The only draw back to using the Outback is it does have a somewhat limited tongue weight cap so you need to be very carefull of how you stow the trailer in order to keep close to the tongue weight cap and still get a nice solid tow. If I had a front bath as you are looking at I dont think I would go with a Subaru as the trailers tongue would be heavier even on a 13' or 14' trailer and weight distribution hitches are not recommended for use on a Subaru.

If I had to do it all again I would find the perfect trailer and then find the right tow vechile to go with it.
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:28 PM   #13
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BOOOOOOLLEEERR!!!

Success! Just got home with my new Boler. (I hope when I'm 42 some calls me new!). Supposedly it's a '69 and all original but who'd know at that age. I have my doubts about the hinges and door handle. However everything is in working order. Shell is in fabulous shape. Needs a thorough cleaning and de-musting. The paint job is hand done but you can only tell when you're within two feet. New axle and newish tires. i could go on and on. Probably will with future posts and pics. For now here is one pic in my dark parkade. (7'2" garage door clearance, 6'10" Boler )

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Yahooo! Congrats on your "new" addition!
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