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Old 07-19-2011, 01:41 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
I'll now go stand in the corner and wait for my punishment...

Pssst. No one better get the whacker out. We all know molded isn't for everyone, wrong price point, wrong configuration and/or wrong weight. We're just fanatical here on FiberglassRV and I suppose feel we should always point out the positives, like shape which MAY give higher fuel economy and resale value. Check any 10 year old sticky (other than the classics) and they have to practically give them away, not so molded fiberglass! Come out of the corner Francesca

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Old 07-19-2011, 01:43 PM   #16
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:13 PM   #17
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thanks so much Mark
everyone has been so incredibly helpful - this is agreat website.

Will keep up the looking and due dilligence to find the perfect fit,

Thanks again
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:32 AM   #18
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You indicated that you had a 2000 lb towing limit. That somewhat limits the trailer you can pull. That puts you probably into a 13' trailer, such as Scamp, Casita, or Trillium, maybe a 13' Escape in the new category. There's a number of other small trailers in the used areas.

Before you buy you need to be aware that almost, if not all, trailer manufactures under rate the weight of the trailer. To get a feel for actual trailer weights I suggest you look at this area of this site.

After looking at Fredrick's weights Escape and Casita are out.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:09 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by pwedd View Post
Hello all

I'm brand new to this website - it is terrific.
I owned a 19 foot motor home a few years back and had a great time with my dogs. I sold it because I wanted a travel trailer.

Now I want a small trailer - light weight - all I need is indoor plumbing ( no shower required) - everything else I'm flexible with.

What would you recommend?
I have 2 largish dogs.
Just me - 57 year old woman.

I live in Vancouver - and want to buy as soon as possible.
Any ideas?
And trailers for sale?
How do I find used trailers for sale - any recommendations?

Thanks all.

Hi Penny...accidently deleted my post..I have an '82 13ft. Burro that I bought in 89 or 90 & wouldn't trade it for anything...Tows like a dream, I can even make U turns, is easy on gas mileage, & I've had 2 large dogs in it, altho I now only have one..It stays warm enough (hot dog breath, you'll have 2!) even when it's cold. It weighs around 800#, 1000# FULLY loaded, & w/ a tongue wt. of around 80#, I can move it around the yard with my trailer dolly when needed. Hope you can find a good trailer soon..It's lots of fun....Karen L.
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:50 AM   #20
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Serro Scotty makes a cute little trailer if you can stand a stickie. LOL They claim the Pup weighs 1350#.


Of course they are made in Elkhart Indiana and the freight is $1.50 per mile.

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