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Old 02-11-2019, 09:51 AM   #1
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Hi. My name is Peter and I am a new member on this site. My wife and I searching for a travel trailer that can be pulled by a 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan. Also, having a bathroom included is important. As we get older, the trip to the outhouse in the middle of the night is not a lot of fun. I find the fiberglass trailers intriguing due to their lighter weight and durability. I hope to find one that is right for us and to find a lot of great information on this site. Thank you. -Peter
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:19 AM   #2
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Welcome, Peter!

I agree molded fiberglass is a great choice for your situation.

I think your tow rating is 3500# or thereabouts. I don’t know whether a factory tow package is required to get the maximum rating (something to check in your manual).

Assuming that’s about right, I’ll suggest a 16’ Scamp or Casita. Loaded weights with bathroom and typical equipment run in the 2500-3000# range, with tongue weights around 275-325#.

Beware the larger and more common Casita 17’ models, with tongue weights typically north of 400#.

Best wishes!
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:32 AM   #3
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I have been towing my 16 ft. Scamp with a Dodge Caravan for seven years and have had no problems with the combination. Happy and safe traveling.

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Welcome Peter! Have fun in you search for your perfect camper!
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Not only are FG eggs lighter weight, they are more aerodynamic and have less frontal area. The amount of wind you push is more important at highway speed than anything else.
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Late thought. One issue with smaller molded trailers is bed size and/or ceiling height. The main dinette bed in most* Scamp and Casita 16’ers is 45”x76” (*Scamp deluxe and Casita Liberty models excepted). Scamp has about 6’2” interior headroom, and Casita has about 5’11”.

If you’re unusually large or tall, they may not work well for you. Definitely try them out before committing to a purchase.
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