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Old 05-24-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hi, I am John

I've been lurking here for awhile, and finally decided to sign up. My wife and I have been retired for almost 2 years now, and are thinking about getting a pull-behind RV. When I was growing up, my family owned several RVs over the years and I have many good memories of the trips we took.

I have no experience with molded fiberglass units, but the design appeals to me and the loyal following they have is impressive. We're considering a 16 - 17 ft. Scamp/Casita, which I think would have plenty of room for us plus space for our two grandchildren on short outings. Our tow vehicle is a Chevy Silverado (2WD w/ 5.7 V8).
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:18 PM   #2
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A Dometic 3-way fridge, about 3 Cu. Ft. is roughly $800. The replacement cost is why so many replace with a dorm fridge for on-site hookups, and use a cooler with ice for transport. If the previous owners were major boondockers (off-grid) the cooler might have been their best bet.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:57 AM   #3
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Welcome to FGRV John. You may want to attend one of the FG rallys so you can view some different brands/sizes and talk to the owners of pros/cons. They all look good in pics but nothing beats a hands on experience. Normally Saturday is "open house" day but pretty much everyone gives a tour when asked . Pull up the rally map to find one close to you.
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Old 05-25-2017, 04:34 AM   #4
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Welcome John...Yes, if you can go to a rally and see them all. At the Spring Fling I had a couple of non-owner woman come who just wanted to look,
One wanted to see a Scamp, the other a Casita. By the time they left they had switched...The Scamper, liked the Casita better and vise-versa.
When you get yours, new or uses...enjoy it
See if you can drive out to the Spring Fling Rally set for May 2018
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:33 AM   #5
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Welcome John, I don't think you could go wrong with either model for the extra space over a 13' which is what we have (71 Boler) and we have added a front bath and sleep 3. We mostly spend time in it sleeping or for a shower, but if weather is bad we could cook/eat inside if we had to. Craigslist, letitgo, eBay, and fiberglassrv4sale are all good places to look for used units but be weary of scams, lots of those out there too. Good luck!
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Old 05-25-2017, 09:58 AM   #6
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I've owned a 17 foot Casita, they are really designed for two, not four. Go to a rally, tour some trailers and decide. Fortunately you have enough tow vehicle to pull your choice of model. Don't overlook having a place to sit in bad weather. That's what got us to upgrade.
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I've been lurking here for awhile, and finally decided to sign up. My wife and I have been retired for almost 2 years now, and are thinking about getting a pull-behind RV. When I was growing up, my family owned several RVs over the years and I have many good memories of the trips we took.

I have no experience with molded fiberglass units, but the design appeals to me and the loyal following they have is impressive. We're considering a 16 - 17 ft. Scamp/Casita, which I think would have plenty of room for us plus space for our two grandchildren on short outings. Our tow vehicle is a Chevy Silverado (2WD w/ 5.7 V8).
As a Minnesotan, you may do best with a Scamp, closer to home.
Come to Blackhawk Lake Rec Area, near Highland, WI, next week June 1 - 4, where there will be about 20 of us at our annual Scrambled Eggs rally.
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