Originally Posted by Darral T.
Small correction here but Casita
has a 13 (Patriot), 16, 17. The 17'er is heavy and has a hoggish tongue weight
but is the nicest layout between the Scamp
16 and Casita
16/17. I personally cannot stand the looks of the Scamp
I stand corrected on the sizes, I thought I saw a 15 at a rally
but it must have been a 16. Nice campers, they sit higher than a scamp
as I recall.
of campers and what tow vehicle capacity you need for towing you might want to check out this thread. Lot of information collected there on what the campers weigh when in use, lot of the weights were done at rallies when camper had food & gear on board.
Trailer Weights in the Real World
The weights here are a great deal more accurate than "dry weight" used by manufacturer in sales brochures, that dry weight
does not include appliances, battery
tank or any contents. If the item is removable or has options it does not get counted in that dry weight.
They do weight the way they do length, meaningless. Length is from tongue hitch ball socket to back bumper. So a 13 ft. trailer is probably only 10 ft. long living space. Worth noting that the next size up has about the same size tongue and bumper so the additional length is almost all living space. E.G a 16 ft. Scamp body is 3 ft. longer than a 13 ft. but they both have 3 ft. of tongue and bumper so one is a 10 ft. living space, the other a 13 ft. living space.
There are not a lot of FGRV in 5th wheel models, Escape
and Scamp are the two that come right to mind. Some love towing the 5th wheel, others don't want to be locked into owning a pickup truck. Different strokes for different folks I guess.