Hi from San Diego - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-12-2016, 09:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
Name: Mark
Trailer: Happier Camper HC1
Posts: 13
Hi from San Diego

Mark and Wendy here. We are empty nesters looking to explore camping in a fiberglass camper. Due to our personal sensitivities we are looking for low off gassing materials for the camper. Any suggestions would be welcome.

We have a 6 cyl Ford Explorer so light weight is just the ticket!

mrw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2016, 10:25 PM   #2
Senior Member
Jon in AZ's Avatar
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Posts: 7,046
Hi from San Diego

Welcome, Mark and Wendy!

The nice thing about molded fiberglass trailers is that, with patience, you can probably find one old enough to be well past the outgassing stage, but still in good condition. Then you can choose your own materials to update the interior.

Do you have an idea what sort of trailer will meet your needs- size, features, layout,...? Do you know what the manufacturer's tow rating is for your Explorer? Do you have previous RV experience?

Best wishes in your quest!

Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
Junior Member
Name: Mark
Trailer: Happier Camper HC1
Posts: 13
Thanks Jon,
We are new to RVs. We've been looking for over a year, visiting RV shows and learning. We've gone the full range looking at class A, fifth wheel, airstream, etc. We've finally come around to starting simple.

We bought our Explorer so we could pull a trailer. The hitch is rated for 4500 lbs so that limits what we can buy - size and materials.

We're very interested in the fiberglass due to the lightness of the trailer and the reduced off gassing. I've walked into some trailed at shows and walked right out again. Immediate irritation.

We're pretty open to floor plans although we do like some layouts better. It's a lot of fun looking and dreaming. We recently discovered Happier Campers in LA. We plan on visiting the factory.

mrw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2016, 02:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 5,342
Look in the manual for your Explorer to find the actual tow and tongue capacity.
What is printed on the hitch is only the rating for the hitch, not the vehicle.
The hitch can have way more capacity than the vehicle it is attached to.
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2016, 02:54 PM   #5
Junior Member
Name: Mark
Trailer: Happier Camper HC1
Posts: 13
Thanks Glenn. We have a 2014 Explorer. It's capable of towing 5000 lbs (per the vehicle specs). But ... we have an after market hitch. The guy installing it (referral from the dealer) said the max towing capacity is 4500 lbs. I can't remember the tongue capacity off the top of my head. Will have to look at the specs again.
mrw is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
San Diego Scampin Greg A General Chat 0 07-29-2007 01:50 PM
Re-Posting: 10 Campgrounds in San Diego, CA Frederick L. Simson Camping, Campout Reports 16 12-21-2006 08:56 AM
Looking for a 13' Scamp or similar In San Diego Bill A Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 0 12-08-2006 03:32 PM
Boler for sale in San Diego Classified Archives 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM
SCAMP FOR SALE NEAR SAN DIEGO Classified Archives 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.