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Old 02-17-2016, 10:09 AM   #1
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Hi. I'm new here and have just begun gathering information about RVs and RVing. I am interested in the Heartland MPG 181 and would appreciate any information about it. Also interested in similar smaller models. I would like to eventually get a smaller RV, but equipped with a bath and one that could sleep 4. If anyone has suggestions I hope to be in the market in the next year. Thank you for the help. ...Dave, West Palm Beach, FL
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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This is a fiberglass RV forum and you're not going to get much if any information concerning the MPG which is basically a "laminate". This is a TOTALLY different class of trailer than the ones you have on this forum including the Scamps, Casitas, Olivers, Escapes, BigFoot...and MANY others.

The only recommendation I have is to check out the small laminates like the MPG and R-Pods and compare them to the much-more-durable fiberglass shell trailers- the ones I mentioned above.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:56 AM   #3
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This is a fiberglass RV forum...
…specifically all-molded fiberglass towables. Many RVs with conventional framed superstructures use fiberglass sheets as the exterior paneling, including the MPG, I believe.

All-molded fiberglass trailers are constructed of (usually) two molded fiberglass sections fiberglassed together into a single (more-or-less) self-supporting unit, so no framework inside the roof or walls and, most important, no edge or roof seams between fiberglass panels.

Several molded fiberglass options will fit your requirements:
  • Casita 16' or 17' Spirit Deluxe with bunk option
  • Scamp 16 Layout 4
  • Escape 17B with bunk option
  • Escape 19.
  • Parkliner 15 with bunk option
These are all currently in production. There are other vintage models that could also fit the bill.

I have heard the MPG well-spoken of by at least one forum member here (he did not own it but a friend did). You might get more feedback on a general RV forum.

By the way, welcome to FiberglassRV, Dave, and best wishes with whatever you end up deciding is best for you!
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:06 PM   #4
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Ok thanks...I wasnt aware the MPG is a laminate. I will check out the ones you mentioned. You have an opinion on any of them?
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:43 PM   #5
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The only one I have personal experience with is Scamp, and I have the smaller, no bath, 13' bunk model. I like Scamps- simple, small, basic and low maintenance. The 16' bunk layout has a side bath, which is tiny and height-limited. The main dinette bed is narrow, at 45". But it's possible to pick up a decent condition used one under $10K. If I found the right one, I'd be tempted, both for the bathroom and the larger galley.

By most accounts BC-made Escapes are well-put-together, and the very favorable exchange rate makes them an unbeatable value right now for US buyers. They have traditional wood cabinetry inside the molded fiberglass shell, if that matters to you. They're roomier inside than Scamps and Casitas, but light for their size. Unfortunately, demand far outstrips supply right now, so you can expect a long wait to have a new one made, and used ones are snapped up almost instantly.
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:56 PM   #6
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You might want to check out the LIL Snoozy. It is made and sold in South Carolina.
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