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Old 01-05-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Howdy

Just joined but , have been a lurker for some time. Lovely Assistant and I are seriously looking for a FG trailer to travel some while we still can (part-time snow bird?). I've camped all my life. Family vacations with 12' Shasta, later bedroll under pickup, tent, graduated to homebuilt teardrop. Now that people tell me I'm getting older,(know I have a harder time getting started in the AM) want something more comfortable.
We appreciate all the great info you all share.

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Old 01-05-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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Welcome from the East side of the country. cold here too. I love my 13 ft. Casita. hope you all find the perfect Camper.
sparky1 & the bob tail cat.
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Old 01-05-2014, 12:44 PM   #3
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Welcome to the FGRV forum family. What are your requirements in an all molded fiberglass trailer?
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:10 AM   #4
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Hello and Welcome, Will! We have a 'For Sale' section in this Forum, and maybe your dream camper will be there
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Old 01-06-2014, 07:19 AM   #5
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We have both a vintage teardrop and 13' Uhaul. Use them both. The Uhaul does provide more space, but we won't give up the teardrop.
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Old 02-03-2014, 08:10 PM   #6
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This COLD WINTER is really causing extra work at job!
We are watching the clasifieds. Haven't really come up with any specs yet, but are thinking the 13' to 16' range for a starting point.
Anyone out there that can tell us the size of the front bunks in a Scamp.
Realise the corners are rounded somewhat.

Thanks for the replies.

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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to the Forum Will.
Glad you decided to join us.
Good luck on your search. It's part of the experience.
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:30 PM   #8
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Will,
I saw a Scamp posted on craigslist a few days ago Western Slope Colorado.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:15 PM   #9
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Hi Will, to FiberglassRV!

Doesn't matter what brand you buy, you're looking to get an all molded towable and that's why you're here and we are glad you are!

It's about budget, layout and tug limits. I'm betting you're going to find the perfect one for you.

Let us know how it goes!
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:51 AM   #10
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Icecicles on roof at work started dripping yesterday! Things are looking up!
Lovely Assistant has come up with first requirement, indoor potty, NOT NEGOTIABLE! She's not as tough as me (Thank Goodness for that)
Mebee take out front bunk and add a water-closet?

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:12 AM   #11
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Icecicles on roof at work started dripping yesterday! Things are looking up!
Lovely Assistant has come up with first requirement, indoor potty, NOT NEGOTIABLE! She's not as tough as me (Thank Goodness for that)
Mebee take out front bunk and add a water-closet?

Will
For Jessica, it was the same. Must have a bathroom

We are in a 1995 Casita 16 FT. It only weighs about 1800 lbs. Super happy with it.

Good luck on your search!

Rick and Jessica
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:40 AM   #12
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The front "Bunks" of a 13' Scamp are strictly child sized. about 20" wide and I think that the upper is limited to about 80 lbs.

So that we can be of more help:

1. What will you be towing with?
2. How much repair/restoration work can you do, if any?
3. How far are you willing to travel to buy
4. What is your approximate buidget?

Good Luck
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #13
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Will, The front bunks are about 2 feet wide, maybe a little more. The top bunk is rated for 100 lbs but I'm sure the weight limit can be increased.

We no longer use ours as bunks, having built a large cabinet over the end of the couch. attaching it to the bathroom walls. This cabinet still allows us to lie on the lower portion of the couch fully stretched out.

We sleep on the dinette.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:43 AM   #14
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I've camped all my life. Family vacations with 12' Shasta,
Will
Will, back in the late 50's my Dad's first's TT was a Shasta. It was a lightweight that towed very well. It was very similar to this one. Good luck with your egg search.
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