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Old 02-22-2018, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hi from Mike in Minnesota

Hello to the community. Haven't purchased a trailer yet but have been absorbing knowledge for several months on this wonderful site. Thanks for all the expertise. I just retired. Just bought what I think is an adequate TV, a 2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with the Hemi. Supposedly can tow 7400 lbs. Am now looking for the right trailer. Wifey wants at least a toilet on board,shower is a plus. We like a dedicated bed rather than making one up every day. We have 2 big labs so floor space is important too. Looking forward to meeting some of you at a rally to figure out what will work best for us. Thanks.
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Old 02-22-2018, 10:57 AM   #2
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welcome mike there are some real experts here that can guide you on your decision. all I have is a 13f scamper so I cant be much help on a large trailer!

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Old 02-22-2018, 11:06 AM   #3
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Thanks, Bob. I thought a 13 footer would be all i would need too. But, I guess I may need to go 17 or maybe more.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:07 AM   #4
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Welcome from another Minnesotan. Good luck in finding your trailer .
We have a 17 ft Casita SD and one large chocolate lab.
All I can tell you is that for us , two adults and one large dog is the limit . I know people camp in a 13 ft Scamp with 2 adults , 4 kids , 3 dogs and 2 small cats but that seems more like torture than fun to me.
The first time you trip over the dog on your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night you will understand.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:10 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tips Steve. Looks like we've got our work cut out for us. Well I plan on the search being part of the fun.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:13 PM   #6
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Mike, With the Canadian dollar so low against the US dollar, Escape trailers are looking very affordable. They come in lots of sizes:
Escape Trailer Industries – Chilliwack, British Columbia
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:15 PM   #7
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Thanks Dave. I have read about the Escape and definitely plan to check then out.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:21 PM   #8
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In or Lil Snoozy, the storage area under the fulltime queen bed has plenty of room for a dog bed or two.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:27 PM   #9
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Hi Dave & Paula, I like the Lil' Snoozy too. Especially the cassette toilet and the residential A/C.
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:51 PM   #10
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Mike, With the Canadian dollar so low against the US dollar, Escape trailers are looking very affordable. They come in lots of sizes:
Escape Trailer Industries – Chilliwack, British Columbia
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Thanks Dave. I have read about the Escape and definitely plan to check then out.
Mike: Just so you know 17A is out based on your toilet requirement, and the 17B doesn't have a permanent bed...unless you ask. I'm quite sure that buyers have worked with Escape and gotten the rear dinette made into a permanent bed. Or just go with a 19 and you get a permanent queen in the rear.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:16 AM   #11
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Thanks for that information. Maybe the 19 is the best for us. There's probably room for some compromise somewhere, though.
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:27 AM   #12
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Welcome Mike from another MN camper. How about those MN lady hockey players! Those Canadian girls were tough and talented but sometimes the pucks have a mind of their own. We just purchased a new TV last week, a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with a hemi as well, they will pull any Fiberglas trailer on the market. We have a 16 ft. Scamp and two little dogs, our Clam screen tent helps a lot with camping room. Our bed stays a bed as well, that is why God made picnic tables. We are big fans of MN State parks so no shower is no big deal. You will find this group as an amazing resource!
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:42 AM   #13
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Hi John, thanks for that. We would like to buy Scamp, being local, good for repairs,etc. MN parks are wonderful. As previously mentioned, we may need to compromise our wish list. We do want to stay as small as possible but not to the "torture " point. Using someone else's shower and toilet is a plus too, (except in the middle of the night). Thanks, Mike
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:55 AM   #14
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We have a 16' Scamp, two of us, and one dog. We had a 105# Golden. Any more then one, for us, is a little tight. Our golden took up the whole floor, almost. Our Golden took to the Rainbow in Jan. last year, We since got a smaller Cocapoo, 1 year old now, he is pretty jumpy right now, so that is challenge. we hope he settles down when he has couple years on him. We also have the clam screen tent, that helps a lot with the dog. Well good luck on your search. Carl
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