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Old 03-31-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Hello from WA

Hi All,

My wife and I decided to look into RVs recently. I was a finish carpenter a while back and still dabble in woodworking so we thought about looking into an older fixer-upper. The covenants in my neighborhood (new development) state that you can't park a trailer in your driveway/yard so I started thinking along the lines of a Scamp or something we could fit in the garage. As I began searching, I stumbled on this site and was blown away by the variety of "eggs" out there.

I started a search last weekend and found a Burro for sale in my hometown of Kennewick, WA on Craigslist. I called them up and it had sold that morning! I should have figured it wouldn't be that easy.... Long story short, after doing some digging the past couple of days I'm interested in 13' er and I really like the look of the older Bolers, Burros, U-Hauls, and Trilliums. I have a budget for a turn-key but am not afraid of a project (my wife would probably prefer a turn-key though).

With any luck, I will be posting pics of our new trailer soon! And if any of you have anything for sale in the Northwest, hit me up!

Thanks much,

Kevin
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:16 PM   #2
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Welcome to the group Kevin

You better get out your measuring tape before you buy anything. Only the Campsters and Hunters will fit into a standard 7' garage without some accommodation.

Without an air conditioner, some eggs will fit by changing the 13" wheels for 8" tent-camper wheels when they are parked. But it's close at best.

Here's what a Hunter Compact-II looks like:
Hunter Compact II Photos by advocateone | Photobucket

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Old 03-31-2014, 05:40 PM   #3
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Thanks Bob,

I will definitely take that into consideration! Luckily, a standard feature from our builder is 8' garage doors. I figured I would be looking for one without A/C, but I guess I was assuming that most of them would fit beyond that. Guess I'll start doing some research and bust out the old tape.

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Old 03-31-2014, 05:49 PM   #4
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You are very lucky to have 8' garage doors, those are very scarce. Some may well fit as-is.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
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Lil Snoozy is 7'5". The air conditioner is attached to the back, creating the lower profile.

If you want to do it up yourself, look at Denny's blog:
http://wanderingourway.wordpress.com/about-the-trailer/
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:35 PM   #6
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Kevin to the Forum!!!!!

You can buy a new Snoozy completely empty.
They would call it a Lil Hauly. Then you could do
all the interior just like you want it since you do
wood working.......
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:13 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice! I just measured and my clearance is 7'10" with the casing and seal trim. I could make a removable section of trim and probably get close to the 8' mark.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:41 PM   #8
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As your in Washington its only a short hop skip and jump into BC if you would really like a Boler or Trillium. If 25 years or older its simple to import it into the US. No inspection needed, no duty, no broker needed, just a Bill of Sale from the seller and the Owners Registration transfer papers signed by the seller.

Take a look at www.Fiberglass-rv-4sale.com under the Canadian listings.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:42 PM   #9
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Funny you mention that Carol...I was just searching through some of the past threads looking into that very topic. I think I might just go that route. Sounds like there are a few hoops to jump through but nothing too terrible. Might be taking a little roadtrip soon....Thanks for the info!
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Old 03-31-2014, 11:20 PM   #10
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Theres a couple of nice ones on kijiji right now that I am trying hard to resist!

Boler Travel Trailer | travel trailers, campers | Nelson | Kijiji

74 trillium trailer | travel trailers, campers | Kamloops | Kijiji
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