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Old 07-06-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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Question Interior Height

Howdy, I am new to the forum and am partial to plastic trailers, but am still in the thinking stage. I am 6' 1" tall. Just my wife and I will be camping. I need a longish bed and headroom. What brands and models should I pursue and what ones should I avoid ?
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Old 07-07-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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I went with the 19' Escape. I'm 6'2" and the Escape has a nice queen size bed. And no bending over in the bath area as I had to do in another brand of fiberglass trailer.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:42 AM   #3
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I went with the 19' Escape. I'm 6'2" and the Escape has a nice queen size bed. And no bending over in the bath area as I had to do in another brand of fiberglass trailer.
Thanks Laura and Rick. I registered on the Escape website. Do you have an opinion of the 19' versus the 5th wheel ~ pros and cons ? Are 5th wheels easier to hook up than a pull behind ? Jim
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:21 AM   #4
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Hi Jim, welcome to FiberglassRV. If you're registered at the EscapeForum, there's a topic right up your alley, going on right now: Which Trailer Did You choose and Why? 5.0 or the 19Ft Trailer?

We also have a topic here you may find of value: Inside Height by Trailer Brand/Model and Year

and this one about trailer bed sizes: Bed sizes

Hope this helps
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:23 AM   #5
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Jim, Donna D. is right on top on it with the links. You might want to contact Tammy or Reace at Escape and ask about Escape owners in your area. Then you can see first hand the 19' and the 5.0 (5th wheeler). You could also contact Casita and Scamp about seeing their trailers first hand.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:39 PM   #6
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Hi James,
All I know is an older Scamp would be too short for you; our 2001 16' is noticeably taller than our previous 13-foot 1974 model. We are short so the bed length is okay, but the width of the standard Scamp bed is too tight a fit. (Without the 95-lb. dog we'd maybe be okay.) I made an extension for the bed to jut out into the center passageway so we sleep with our heads under the rear window instead of the way it was designed to be used.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:01 PM   #7
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The Liberty model Casitas make into a long bed. The 17 ft. has more headroom than the 16 ft. ... but the links Donna posted will point that out, if you read through all the posts.

Good luck with your research!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:24 AM   #8
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Hi James.

I wanted a fiberglass camper for many years but I'm 6' 4" and held off because of interior height. When I found out the (then) new EggCampers are 6' 7" inside I bought one sight unseen and traveled from Florida to your home state of Michigan to pick it up. I've been in a 19' Escape and I just barely scrape the ceiling, but it too would be a good choice for you. The EggCamper bed is only 52" wide, but as long as you need, since the camper is 88" wide, eight inches wider than most of the other fiberglass campers. This extra width really opens the inside up to be a lot more spacious inside.

One thing about the EggCamper, however, is they are almost all total electric, so if you do much boondocking it might not be ideal for you. Here in the South it seems that all the state parks have electricity because of the need for air conditioning so it works out nicely for us.
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