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Old 03-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Smile Hi all!


Hubby and I are about to unload the last kid by the end of summer. We are planning on working another year then we are selling the house, the car, cashing out the 401K and our new address will be P O Box "find Us"!

We are seriously looking for a fiberglass camper and we would like owners to sound off, if you wouldn't mind. Please tell us what you love about your camper, and more importantly, tell us what you hate about your camper.

We haven't decided on anything specific, as we are just in the "get some more cash" stage.......but we have been doing some research and have decided that we need at least something that is a minimum of 17 foot.....so, here's your chance to help us out!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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Welcome to the club Cindy.
This is a great place for info and opinions.
I just ordered a Lil Snoozy. Alan Smoak said it will be ready Tuesday but my pocket book won't be quite ready that fast. The best thing I like about it is the design. The thing I don't like about it is the waiting time I have to wait to pick it up.


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Old 03-20-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. I don't think I could help you out much, as we have never been able to do much more than a week or two at a time camping, except for this past summer when we were able to take a 2 month journey. We found that by using our full sized diesel pick-up truck with a fiberglass cap as our tow vehicle, not only afforded us great fuel milage (18-23) but gave us much appreciated extra storage room to our 13 foot Scamp. We didn't know what to expect weather wise, on our 9 thousand mile trek, so we over packed.
My wife discovered she would like a bath room in our next trailer, while I would like a comfortable place to sit when I have trouble sleeping. We are looking seriously at a Lil Snoozy (great couch) or a Park Liner (larger bath and more storage). Look into posts by those on this forum who either "full-time or nearly full-time" for great advice and experiences.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:54 PM   #4
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Suggest you try out the life-style before you sell the house.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:07 AM   #5
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Hi Cindy, welcome to FiberglassRV... we're glad you're here!

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....and our new address will be P O Box "find Us"!
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:35 AM   #6
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Welcome! Am basically planning the same thing so I'll be watching the replies. I'm wondering if you have any requirements that you were thinking of? Have you camped at all in the past? I can tell you that we have been studying the units for awhile and none are a perfect fit but all are good so it makes it a difficult choice. We have had stick built, 8 of them, and that is why we are looking at the fiberglass eggs. We need something that represents more of an investment than something that shakes apart, something that lasts for more than a couple years without leaking. So, good luck in your hunt.
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Old 03-21-2013, 01:16 PM   #7
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Yes, I would agree that you need at least a 17' trailer to full time in it. Even then, as one suggested, try it out before you sell the house; or maybe downsize to a townhouse so you still have a place to call home if you want. Also, realize that there is no absolutely perfect camper or tow vehicle. There is give and take; alot like marriage. I also am a big fan of Parkliner and Lil Snoozy. One has this and the other has that. It is give and take. You have a year to decide. Take your time. Don't jump and make a mistake just because a good deal comes up.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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Our EggCamper is a 17 ft trailer. Has a toilet & shower and is a little taller and wider inside. Dinette is on the side, the bath is in the front. One of the things we like about it is the slight but important extra space inside. There is space to set up two folding Strongback (most comfortable ever) chairs if the weather is such that you can't or don't want to be outside due to weather or ???.We've towed it with a 6 cylinder Chrysler minivan, a Chevy V8 pickup, and now a 6 cylinder Buick Enclave. This trailer has more closet space than a 31 ft Kodiak that we'll sell when the weather breaks. Our EggCamper came as all electric but we recently had a propane furnace and cooktop installed to make it useable in more severe conditions or when no electric is available.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:36 AM   #9
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All trailers have pros and cons and one person's pros may be another person's cons. We took delivery 11 months ago on a Lil Snoozy after researching trailers for more than three years. We traveled and slept in ours for more than 50 nights last summer and pulled it almost 6500 miles with no regrets. Our intent is to live in this trailer 8 or nine months out of the year upon retirement after the 13/14 school year. I continue to be very pleased with our choice of Lil Snoozy. While I like many features like the strong sandwiched all fiberglass construction with nothing to rot as the camper ages, the large storage area under the queen size bed is to me a valued feature. While other brands I researched had storage areas under the bed that were much smaller, their storage was divided by supports that hindered the ability to store large and bulky items. I find this area very useful for storing folding chairs and table, screen tent, awnings and other supplies. I would think that had I bought another type of trailer, I would have had to carry these items inside and would have had the inconvenience of them always being in my way.
Lil Snoozy is an "ALL ELECTRIC" manufacturer and while this works well for many purchasers it is often a deterrent to some. This need not be the case as the builders of Lil Snoozy are all about meeting customer needs and will build "PROPANE READY". A nearby propane company will then do the retrofit of propane and the propane features you desire at a very modest cost while performing their work in less than 2 hours. "Happy hunting" for your new camper.
A thought on "full timing". Most people I have known or talked to that have chosen this life style didn't last beyond a few years. The people that I have talked to that kept a home base for a few months out of the year seemed to be more tenacious and have enjoyed this life style without growing tired of it. For this reason we have decided to sell our house and to get a small modest apartment for a home base as a place to retreat on occasion to come up for air and to connect with adult children and grandchildren.
Just a thought for you to consider.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #10
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The only requirement that we have is that it be a minimum of 17 feet.....other than that, we a re pretty flexible. We are thinking about 21 foot would be the largest we would need......
We have camped before.....we stayed in our pop-up camper for 8 weeks at our local KOA while we looked for a house when we moved back to Colorado. The only difference is we had 2 teen-agers and a 120 pound American Bulldog at the time........if you can survive that, everything else is a cakewalk!!!!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:59 AM   #11
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My recommendation would be to use the search function here and read comments on each brand that interests you.

When you have a more specific question, ask it and you will get lots more opinions. Right now your question is so general that it is hard to provide anything specific. What is your budget? Do you want a new camper? Will you camp in cold weather? What is your tow vehicle? Do you boon dock or stay in camps with full hookups?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:41 AM   #12
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Well, I guess my questions should have been.......what kind of camper do you have? Why do you like it? What do you like best about it? What do you like least about it?
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Well, I guess my questions should have been.......what kind of camper do you have? Why do you like it? What do you like best about it? What do you like least about it?
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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Well, I guess my questions should have been.......what kind of camper do you have? Why do you like it? What do you like best about it? What do you like least about it?
25 year old 16' Scamp Deluxe (side bath)

What I like best about it:

1. It's mine
2. It's paid for
3. It takes me away from home
4. I make memories every time I hookup and go


What I like least about it:
1. It's not an Escape
2. It's not an Escape 5.0

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