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Old 04-30-2011, 02:01 AM   #15
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You LIVE in Albany? Please tell me you eat at Novaks:

Novaks Hungarian Restaurant - Albany,Oregon

We just love it and try to stop there every chance we get.

Our condolences on the passing of your wife, but life must go on.

I think you would be happy in a 13' even with a head (a little nautical term there) because you are only one person, especially with what the gas prices are doing.

We traveled for 7 weeks at a time in our 13' with a porta potti and the front dinette. We like the oil filled radiator type heater. If I didn't have the porta potti, a cassette type has some appeal to me. I don't think I would like handling that "Stinky Slinky" to empty a black water tank.

BTW, Thank you for your service. Subs, eh? I think I am too claustrophobic for that!

We have some members living in or near Albany.
ATTENTION ALBANY, OREGON MEMBERS:
Hey, guys, how about helping a newbie out and showing him your rigs?
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:25 AM   #16
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Thanks for the warm welcome Roger.

I've not eaten at Novaks but have been meaning to give it a try. Might have to do that before I leave Albany in 3 weeks.

Thank you for the condolences. Yes life must go on and that's why I'm setting out full time. Something we had talked about doing quite often.

I'm leaning more toward 16'er with a side dinette. Will then leave the bed made up in the back full time. But will be looking at the 13' as well. I don't need much space but definitely want the "head". Hey when you've gotten up in the middle of the night and wandered into the "head" on a submarine and ignore the sign that says "blowing sanitaries" and then absent-mindedly open the ball flapper to flush, a little "Stinky Slinky" ain't no big thing.

Thanks for the call out to the Albany folks. I'm here for 3 more weeks.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #17
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Here's a 13' Scamp with front bath, in Seattle: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...pnw-46002.html and less than $5,000 !
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:00 AM   #18
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their is a 1990 16' Casita at Affordable truck and RV sales in Medford, Oregon. Here is their site, good luck, Jay

1990 Casita CASITA 16 Travel Trailer : Affordable Truck & RV
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:32 PM   #19
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Smile Re: Novaks, sleeping and moisture

We saw the sign on I-5 for Novaks and just had to try it. (My wife is half Hungarian.) But we only have what amounts to appetizers for two reasons, we can't eat as much as we used to and we have no way to keep leftovers.

We have the dual, rear and front, dinette. We have a single piece foam mattress for the rear where my wife sleeps, and we erect the table as needed in the front where I sleep. We found the 3/4 rear bed is just too small for two persons, as well as the getting up during the night for the person sleeping in the rear, and the claustrophobia. Of course, you wouldn't have that problem.

We place sheet plastic over the cushions to avoid the moisture going through the cushions and condensing at the cold fiberglass causing mold. (There is a thread dealing with moisture problems elsewhere in this site.) Being a former submariner, you probably have a lot of experience with moisture in closed spaces. Of course nuclear subs are probably much more civilized than the old diesel electric.

If you get up our way, feel free to contact us for a tour of Homelet.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:41 PM   #20
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Wow talk about helpful people. Can't remember a site I've ever been on for any reason where the people were so helpful. So much appreciated.

I'm not in the market right this instant for a home. I have to haul a u-haul filled with my last belongs to PA to my sons first and will probably look in the midwest for something. I still of course am very much interested in taking a peek at your abodes if near enough. With only 3 weeks left before heading out with a different type of trailer probably won't get much looking done.

But, that doesn't mean I'm any less interested in your input by any means.

Thanks Roger for those helpful tidbits especially regarding the mold. Lot's of moisture for sure in the subs but mold was not an issue. We were far more concerned with keeping the moisture on the outside where it belonged rather than in the people tank.
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:38 PM   #21
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When in the midwest, by all means stop by Scamp's facility in Minnesota.
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Old 05-01-2011, 02:32 AM   #22
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Cool You could do a little shopping on your trip!

Here is a list of manufacturers that may be on or close to your way. You can decide if you want to swing by or not.

Little Joe - Henderson, Colorado 80640 - http://www.weiscrafttrailers.com/contactus.html

Scamp - 507 State 371 NW, Backus, MN 56435 - http://www.scamptrailers.com/Showroom.aspx

EggCamper - 3055 DIVISION SW GRANDVILLE, MI 49418 - LIGHTWEIGHT FIBERGLASS TRAVEL TRAILER

Oliver Travel Trailers, 609 Swan Ave, Hohenwald, IN - olivertraveltrailers.com - Home of the Oliver Legacy

Park Liner, Inc., 106 Railroad Ave Suite G, Gibsonville, NC 27249 - http://www.parkliner.com/contact-park-liner-camper-trailers/

(North Carolina may not be too far from your destination in PA.)

These are the ones that are not too far from your probable path to PA.
Not going to Slippery Rock are you? LOL

There are other mfgrs in BC (Escape), CA (Trillium), TX (Casita), GA (Lil Snoozy).

Have a good trip.
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Here is a list of manufacturers that may be on or close to your way. You can decide if you want to swing by or not.

Little Joe - Henderson, Colorado 80640 - http://www.weiscrafttrailers.com/contactus.html

Scamp - 507 State 371 NW, Backus, MN 56435 - http://www.scamptrailers.com/Showroom.aspx

EggCamper - 3055 DIVISION SW GRANDVILLE, MI 49418 - LIGHTWEIGHT FIBERGLASS TRAVEL TRAILER

Oliver Travel Trailers, 609 Swan Ave, Hohenwald, IN - olivertraveltrailers.com - Home of the Oliver Legacy

Park Liner, Inc., 106 Railroad Ave Suite G, Gibsonville, NC 27249 - http://www.parkliner.com/contact-park-liner-camper-trailers/

(North Carolina may not be too far from your destination in PA.)

These are the ones that are not too far from your probable path to PA.
Not going to Slippery Rock are you? LOL

There are other mfgrs in BC (Escape), CA (Trillium), TX (Casita), GA (Lil Snoozy).

Have a good trip.
Hey thanks for this info. I'm liking the looks of the ParkLiner, but of course I'd need to buy that new since it's new. Price is right though. So far the contenders without actually being able to step foot in one would be the Scamp and Casita but the ParkLiner is in there I think. Don't know about the EggCamper. I've already kicked out the Little Joe and the CA companies and Olivers not building right now it looks like.

Data overload. Time to rest.
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It would seem that the best thing for you to do would be continue your research, pick out a couple of the fiberglass trailers that interest you, visit the factories, then order exactly what you want after being able to actually look at the units and evaluate the options. You'd do no less if you were looking for a new home, don't short cut this process as it is the equivalent of your next home. Pick the exact unit with the options you need and want! Good luck, Ron
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It would seem that the best thing for you to do would be continue your research, pick out a couple of the fiberglass trailers that interest you, visit the factories, then order exactly what you want after being able to actually look at the units and evaluate the options. You'd do no less if you were looking for a new home, don't short cut this process as it is the equivalent of your next home. Pick the exact unit with the options you need and want! Good luck, Ron
Sage advice. I definitely intend to visit a couple factories and look. Knowing how I think I will probably end up ordering a new one simply because I like NEW.
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Hello and welcome to my state of confusion.
Don't need a lot of space. I'm used to cramped quarters Don't need things (except my computer & cell phone). Thinking about a 13'er or maybe 16'. Needs a toilet/shower since I plan to full time in it. Browsed the Internet looking at Casita, Scamps, Burro's and not any further ahead of the game. I'll be towing with a 2008 GMC Acadia with tow package so I don't think any of those will be a problem.

Perhaps I should actually post this someplace other than the Welcome area but just trying to get some direction.

Hey, thanks in advance and I'm liking what I see here.

Hope to soon be on the road.

Cheers.
Nick
The 17' boler has a washroom and some have hot water with a combo shower/toilet. They come in SG side gaucho and RG rear gaucho (couch/bed combo) I like the rear better but it is a mater of choice and weight stock. Trailer weights; very light ranging from 2162 lbs to 2560 lbs depending on configuration and features with water and propane full and with out clothing food etc. Down side hard to find but if you see one, include it in your list to look at.
They maybe old but many have been well cared for.

Not shure if still available but check link below

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Nick a 15' B plan Escape is another very popular trailer on both sides of the border if you are wanting a bathroom:
15 Foot Escape

If you get a chance to attend the Bandon, Oregon meet in July you would be able to see a lot of the Escape models. Will be intreasting to see the numbers attending this year as last year I seem to recall that it was getting close to topping the list of trailer brands there in sheer numbers.
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Nick a 15' B plan Escape is another very popular trailer on both sides of the border if you are wanting a bathroom:
15 Foot Escape

If you get a chance to attend the Bandon, Oregon meet in July you would be able to see a lot of the Escape models. Will be intreasting to see the numbers attending this year as last year I seem to recall that it was getting close to topping the list of trailer brands there in sheer numbers.
Thanks so much for the heads up. Unfortunately (or fortunately however you want to look at it) I'll be in the midwest at that time. Probably in PA or perhaps MO, or I could be trucking down to NC to take a look at the ParkLiner or IN MN looking at Scamps.

Lot of traveling without a new home to take with me.
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