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Old 06-11-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Hi, we gave our 1984 31' Pace Arrow to the kids. We started camping in 1965 with a 13' Shasta, and then a 24' Nomad in 1979. We also tent camp when we don't have a trailer or motor home, but that's not as much fun at our age. Need that bathroom

Our goal now is to find a sixteen foot Casita or Scamp we can take with us when we travel. We usually drive cross country once a year, along with shorter trips. We are also planning to drive to Alaska within a year or two.

I've already found the forums here helpful in re-acqainting myself with things like brake controllers and such. This is a great forum.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:14 PM   #2
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Hi Ed, welcome to the site.

Lots of good options for lightweight moulded fiberglass trailers. Other than a bathroom, do you have any other 'must have' items. I know with us, my wife's only other non-negotiable item was a permanent bed. If you know what you will use for a tow vehicle, that may make some difference too.

Happy shopping.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:02 PM   #3
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Hi Ed, welcome to the site.

Lots of good options for lightweight moulded fiberglass trailers. Other than a bathroom, do you have any other 'must have' items. I know with us, my wife's only other non-negotiable item was a permanent bed. If you know what you will use for a tow vehicle, that may make some difference too.

Happy shopping.
Bathroom a must, a/c desirable. We also like the floor plans with a side dinette, which kind of allows for a "permanent" bed. We'll be towing with a Toyota 4Runner (6 cyl).
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #4
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Hi Ed, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here! There's now several brands that have that floor plan in the 16-17 foot range. I'm sure you'll find just want you want.
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Check out the for sale section here, Ed, several models that fit your description are listed.
For Sale: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers - Fiberglass RV
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Ed,
Best of luck in finding your trailer, and welcome to the fiberglass world! I predict there will be two very happy campers on the road soon
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Welcome and good luck finding your "egg".
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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Welcome Ed,
You have picked the perfect place to find your new RV and any help you might need with it. I may have to look you up nxt yr while I am doing a family geneology trek that will eventually take me into Virginia.
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Old 06-12-2012, 07:22 AM   #9
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. We are watching the classifieds here and elsewhere. We're watching for something in our price range within a day's drive or so from Richmond, VA. We'll let you know when we've found one
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Hi Ed you didn't say if you wanted new or used. The Parkliner is in NC and the Snoozy in SC some weekend trips to check them out could be fun. Ruth
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:28 AM   #11
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Hi Ed you didn't say if you wanted new or used. The Parkliner is in NC and the Snoozy in SC some weekend trips to check them out could be fun. Ruth
We are looking for an used Casita or Scamp, probably a unit manufactured in the 1990's would be in our price range.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #12
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We made a deposit on a 1994 16' Casita Freedom Deluxe. We will pick it up next week.
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Woohoo, good for you!
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hi ed---that sure didn't take long! don't forget the photos to show us.

oh yes, i forgot my manners----welcome!
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