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Old 08-30-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Hopeful Prospective Fiberglass RV Owner

Hi, my name is Kim. My husband and I live in the Atlanta area. We have done some research and come to the conclusion that a small, molded fiberglass RV is the ideal choice for us and our dachshund, Ernie. I am excited to find this community as I continue to seek out more information and units for sale.

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Old 08-30-2015, 05:49 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, Kim & Co.!

I think most of us here would agree with your conclusion- molded fiberglass trailers are great!

If you haven't already, I'd recommend starting your research by reading the towing section of your vehicle's owner's manual carefully and looking over the data in this thread: Trailer Weights in the Real World. Post #297 links to an Excel spreadsheet you can download and filter by size, brand, etc. These are actual scaled weights of trailers loaded for camping. Manufacturer's dry weights and sellers who quote them can mislead.

You can visit the classified section here and also at Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers For Sale | Fiberglass RV's For Sale to begin to get an idea what's out there.

And if you have questions, ask away! Best wishes in your "egg hunt"!

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Old 08-31-2015, 02:49 PM   #3
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Hello Kim! You won't regret it! Try to buy a nice used one. Check Craigslist, that's how I came across mine. Just watch out for scammers! I have a 13 foot Burro and I pulled her all the way from Albuquerque to Yellowstone Park with a 4 cylinder Subaru Forester. She weighs 800 pounds unpacked and dry. Piece of cake to tow. No trailer brakes needed. She tracked and stopped just fine. Anything bigger, you need brakes!
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:04 PM   #4
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Great to have you . This a great please . what are you going to pull with ?
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:51 PM   #5
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I glazed the brakes on my Subaru Legacy Wagon twice, towing a tent trailer and having to use the brakes more than I wanted to. It was either that or rear-end a semi.
Cost about $300 each time for brake job.
So, you can tow without brakes on the trailer, if you choose. "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later".
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:29 AM   #6
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Old 02-20-2016, 12:53 PM   #7
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thanks for all the responses to my initial post. with your helpful information here and from other posts on this site, we were able to feel confident in assessing and purchasing a 1984 scamp 13' here in georgia. i know we will continue to benefit from the experiences and expertise of the folks on this site. again, thank you and we will keep you posted as we begin this new adventure!

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