I think that attending a rally
is a good idea. My planning, once I realized that my bad back left out hiking the FT, AT, and NC trails, was first for an Aspen motorcycle camper with popup tent. Then started thinking about needing hard side walls to camp in certain parks- is it Yellowstone or Yosemite that only allows hard sided campers due to problems with bears tearing into cars and or tents?? So I started looking at Teardrops. The Aspen and Teardrops can be pulled with a 4 cylinder economy car.
Then as my back got worse, I started thinking about needing more interior space, and I really thought the RPod was the answer. I got very enthusiastic about RPods- till we saw one at a dealership. I felt it was not a real wonderful use of space and didn't like the fact that it only came with slides. I had told my DH I did not want to pay for gas to haul a heavy slide mechanism down the road and pointed out the number of videos on YouTube that dealt with leakage around the slides. Plus, cats re-entered my life and we'de need enough space for them too.
Then I remembered seeing an occasional Scamp in the state parks when I was heading for the trailhead in the good old days. Googled for Scamp, and this was one of the websites that came up. Who knew there were so many different types of molded fiberglass trailers? I found Parkliner
and Lilsnoozy close to my son's and daughter's families. So I made arrangements to tour factories on our next visits.
I did like the Parkliner
, but DH SWEARS he'll be going camping with me, and as I mentioned, cats (plural) have re-entered my life. The Lil Snoozy
really looked good to me. The spacious under bed storage with portals both inside and out will make a wonderful haven for the cats and their extralarge cat litter box, all we need to do is add some interior lights
there. (I'm historically an ultra light
packer, so wer'e not going to have that much STUFF in there. I felt we'de need an extra window to increase the natural light
in the sofa area. The interior height is 6 ft 4 inches, and I am really quite pleased overall how it looked and felt. HOPEFULLY I'll be picking mine up soon!
I was concerned about the expense of buying a new RV, but when I started looking at the YouTubes of "what to look for in a used camper" I got scared away from used very quickly. Neither DH nor I are talented in rebuilding/repairing, so when I was thinking about purchasing new, I was very pleased to find the FG campers are reasonably priced.
Hoping you have fun in your research and that you enjoy the "thrill of the chase" and that your prize is everything you wanted.