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Old 10-15-2017, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hi..I am Cindy.
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Old 10-15-2017, 01:44 PM   #2
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Hi Cindy, Welcome!
Do you have a camper or are you looking? Hope that you get a lot of good information here. There are a lot of very knowledgeable people, and very willing to share information.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:02 PM   #3
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Hi cindy I will jump in here too


a super warm welcome to you


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Old 10-15-2017, 03:48 PM   #4
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Thanks..I have just started looking around for a small camper trailer.
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Old 10-15-2017, 04:36 PM   #5
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how to find the camper of your dreams

here is my method! I have posted it a lot and it works!

nr 1 decide what you want
nr 2 decide what you want to pay
nr 3 do a 4 state area search around you that will work out to 350m usually
nr 4 call the owner when you find one he will no doubt be honest but you never know! you can tell if he hum haws around!
nr 5 if you really like what you see be prepared to offer a deposit. why? Because good campers are hard to find. Believe me!
nr 6 after deciding how much get the money in cash as fast as you can, get there as fast as you can. don't fool around with money? no personal checks no money orders these can be phonied up! owners know this!
nr 7 have the trailer hitch on the car and ready to roll

I have bought 2 desirable campers in this manner just what I wanted both times.

good searchin

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Old 10-15-2017, 06:46 PM   #6
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There are several very good threads on different things to watch for. If you search those threads, you will have a lot of information. There are also a number of threads that discuss differences and opinions on the different campers. Everyone is different, has different needs and wants, and of course different price points and willingness to pay for what they want. Happy hunting!
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Old 10-15-2017, 07:07 PM   #7
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Welcome, Cindy!

Before you get too far along, it's good to research the tow ratings and requirements for your intended tow vehicle. Your owner's manual is the place to start.

At the same time research the real world weights of various trailers using our Trailer Weights in the Real World database (post #297 links to a handy spreadsheet). Don't rely on manufacturers' published dry weights or sellers' statements- both can be very misleading.

Finally start researching models, layouts, and prices by browsing manufacturers' websites, searching classified ads here and at fiberglass-rv-4sale.com, visiting molded fiberglass rallies, and/or talking directly to manufacturers.

The goal is to get perfect alignment between the trailer that meets your travel needs, the one you can afford, and the one your vehicle can safely and comfortably tow.

Best wishes in your "egg hunt"!
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:00 PM   #8
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Welcome Cindy!
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Old 10-15-2017, 08:01 PM   #9
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Welcome Cindy, you could always do what I did....go out and impulsively buy one, then figure out if it was the right one or not.

So far, the 13' Scamp has been great, I'm going through some learning stages with it as the 12 volt wires are not working correctly at this time, but that's what happens when you buy used, you sometimes have to troubleshoot.
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:15 AM   #10
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