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Old 10-15-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Hello All. Pretty excited to find a resource like this. I'm looking at buying a fiberglass rv and would love any suggestions based on a couple factors.
1. Have to store it in my garage which has a 7ft clearance
2. I'm 6'5". Worried about head space in the kitchen area. I've seen a few pop-up's like the Hunter Compact which seems kind of perfect but it doesn't have the second bed/ bunk bed
3. Starting a family, so something with bunks.

Really love older vintage models like the early Beachcomber, Hunter, Trillium
Any thoughts are welcome. This site is an inspiration

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Unless they ave a collapsed torsion axle I don't think that any you mentioned will go through a standard garage door.
But the Hunter(s) and Campsters will fit.
There was a bunk bed option in the Hunter Compact-II and I saw pics of one for sale last year, but that one is the only example I have ever seen.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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Several people change out the regular tires/wheels for something small in order to bring the height down each time they put their trailer into the garage. Of course that also means changing the wheels out again each time they want to travel...
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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At 6' 4" head room was a big deal to me, that's why I bought an EggCamper which is 6' 7" inside. Unfortunately, they aren't made with bunk beds and won't fit under a seven foot garage door. Good luck in your quest.
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:41 AM   #5
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Hi Alex, welcome to FiberglassRV... we're glad you're here

You have a quandry. Need a trailer to be tall for you, but short for the garage. Even with tiny wheels, there are only a couple of trailers that will go through the door and even fewer where you'll be comfortable standing upright inside.

Aren't we glad we're campers and spend most of the time outside where size doesn't matter!

Good luck in your egg hunt and once again
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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The Egg Camper meets your inside height needs. The factory owner/designer is probably 6'4" so designed the space to fit him. The two person dinette will make into a one person bed. The open floor space seems roomier than other fiberglass trailers I've seem. Won't go into your garage.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:33 PM   #7
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Gee, at 6"5" plus wearing cowboy boots, you may not even fit in your garage!!!
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
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Thanks

Thanks for all your thoughts. It's given me lots to think about.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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You might also look at the size of beds in the eggs. The 13' Scamp has a bed size called a "3/4 Full" which is 45" wide and 76" long. Even for my "shortish" husband at 5'10" and me 5'4" it is cozy.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:12 PM   #10
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We got the CompactII by Hunter. One of the selling points for us was the great big bed. We could probably add our squirmy 3y/o grandson in there and still sleep comfortably. And it fits in our carport nicely. The interior is all stick and plywood so it would be fairly easy to build in some bunks for a couple of kidlets. The hard part is finding one for sale!

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Old 10-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #11
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Happy hunting

A 17' boler is not tall enough inside and 8' 1" outside without the max vents! so boler is out and sounds like Compact II is your best bet good luck on your hunt. Plus a pop-up maybe able to alter it for extra extension
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Unless it has a popup roof, there isn't a standy-uppy fiberglass trailer that will go through seven foot tall garage doors on its highway tires, and darn few that will go through on their rims.

As a matter of fact, I think that holds true for a standy-uppy trailer of ANY kind!

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:04 PM   #13
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Hello All. Pretty excited to find a resource like this. I'm looking at buying a fiberglass rv and would love any suggestions based on a couple factors.
1. Have to store it in my garage which has a 7ft clearance
2. I'm 6'5". Worried about head space in the kitchen area. I've seen a few pop-up's like the Hunter Compact which seems kind of perfect but it doesn't have the second bed/ bunk bed
3. Starting a family, so something with bunks.

Really love older vintage models like the early Beachcomber, Hunter, Trillium
Any thoughts are welcome. This site is an inspiration

Regards, Alex
I started with the similar requirements and never found anything that wasn't a pop up to fit all the requirements. We didn't want the ongoing overhead cost of storage (garage also only 7', and HOA rules), but the other two requirements were truely static and non-negotiable. Mr @ 6'2" and we have two little ones. Since then, we removed the dealbreaker, allowing offsite storage to be an option, and choose a ParkLiner which we love . But my concern is with an interior of 6'5", it's ceiling will be right on top of you. I think there are other models that go higher, but you may need to flex on the storage requirement.

All the best on your search for something for your family that suits all your needs!
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:24 AM   #14
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have you looked at a Bigfoot 17? 6'6" interior height, myself at 6'2 i felt like i was in a gymnasium compared to my boler.
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