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Old 01-01-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Hi all!
I just found this forum and it ate up my whole day reading and looking at pictures! So glad I found you!
Anyway...
We are looking at getting a small egg for trips to see more of our great National Parks and wild lands. Due to our having a pair of nearly new 4 cylinder vehicles we are looking at 13 footers, but DH would love his own bath.
We have a '08 Tacoma with a 5-speed and a '10 Subaru Forester. Neither one would be happy towing anything larger than the 13 footer.
Are there many self contained 13 footers out there? What should we know to look at? We had a 19 foot fifth wheel years ago to take the whole family but now as empty-nesters we want something sized right for two.

I'll keep reading and see if I can find the wisdom I need, but I really hope to hear from other members about what they think of this plan.

Denece
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Hi all!
I just found this forum and it ate up my whole day reading and looking at pictures! So glad I found you!
Anyway...
We are looking at getting a small egg for trips to see more of our great National Parks and wild lands. Due to our having a pair of nearly new 4 cylinder vehicles we are looking at 13 footers, but DH would love his own bath.
We have a '08 Tacoma with a 5-speed and a '10 Subaru Forester. Neither one would be happy towing anything larger than the 13 footer.
Are there many self contained 13 footers out there? What should we know to look at? We had a 19 foot fifth wheel years ago to take the whole family but now as empty-nesters we want something sized right for two.

I'll keep reading and see if I can find the wisdom I need, but I really hope to hear from other members about what they think of this plan.

Denece
We tow a 13 Scamp deluxe front bath with a Ford Escape 4CYL. It does well, and has proven very economical and comfortable for the two of us for over seven years now. We love the oak interior.
Either of your vehicles would do very well with one of these.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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Hi all!
I just found this forum and it ate up my whole day reading and looking at pictures! So glad I found you!
Anyway...
We are looking at getting a small egg for trips to see more of our great National Parks and wild lands. Due to our having a pair of nearly new 4 cylinder vehicles we are looking at 13 footers, but DH would love his own bath.
We have a '08 Tacoma with a 5-speed and a '10 Subaru Forester. Neither one would be happy towing anything larger than the 13 footer.
Are there many self contained 13 footers out there? What should we know to look at? We had a 19 foot fifth wheel years ago to take the whole family but now as empty-nesters we want something sized right for two.

I'll keep reading and see if I can find the wisdom I need, but I really hope to hear from other members about what they think of this plan.

Denece
A lot of it depends on what you feel you need. Anne and I have a 13' Standard Scamp. No toilet or shower or A/C. In 2011 we left our home in Salem Oregon on January 2 and returned around April 8 after a swing through Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Deming NM, Big Bend Tx, New Orleans. Most nights without hookups. There's not another trailer that would fit our needs and desires any better.

The trailer has the front couch/bunk bed and the dinette/bed arrangement. Furnace is a necessity for us, (Big Bend TX got down to single digits while we were there)

We had so much fun we're planning on leaving about the 9th of this month, and returning sometime in May or June.

If would like to read about our trips, 2010, 2011, and 2012 go to http://trips.kinnamans.net
What ever you decide I'm sure you'll enjoy.

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:12 PM   #4
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Hi: Denece... Call Escape Trailers in Chilliwack B.C. 604-703-1650. Reace& Tammy have a new 2011 13' Escape nicely equiped and ready to be enjoyed by someone. They seem to be able to make the most out of the least spacewise, and build a quality trailer in all sizes.
We have enjoyed our 5.0 since 2008.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:09 AM   #5
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Denece and (we) We're glad you found us! You'll find lots of good information plus kind and helpful people here.

Good luck on your egg hunt!
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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Hi there. Your plan of a 13' is fine, but if you and hubby feel like it would make a huge difference to get a 15' or 16', don't rule it out completely yet. If lightly loaded for camping, a 16 could still be within the weight limits of your vehicles. And they won't pull much harder because the wind resistance is nearly the same; same frontal area and same shape, only it's longer.

They do make 13s with front baths, but you would then be obliged to put your table down and make up the bed each night, then put the table back up in the morning (unless you just eat sitting on the bed, or at a picnic table).

I sure appreciate having my bathroom! If DH desires a bathroom and you get a trailer without, I predict that it won't be long before he agitates for a different trailer (but you know him best).
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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Floyd,

What is that contraption above the wardrobe near the front door?

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Old 01-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #8
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Welcome Denece,

Our Subaru Outback was rated for 2700 lbs. and would have towed a 13 fine. I do like the deluxe look even though we had a standard Scamp.

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What is that contraption above the wardrobe near the front door?

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That is a Sharp "HalfPint" microwave. It is 600W and takes a full sized plate. Notice the oak vent to the right? that vents both compartments and there is a Toiletries storage access door in the head behind the Microwave.
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Old 01-02-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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Thank you!

Wow, I feel so welcome here and I'm learning a lot! We were wondering if it might not be a good idea to try to attend a rally or get-together of some sort to talk to folks in person and see how the eggs get personalized.
Is that an OK thing to do? Or do we have to wait till we have one to really 'join the club" as it were?

So excited to get started!

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Old 01-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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Smile Welcome to FGRV

You don't say what part of California you live in, but Trilliums are made in Temecula in Riverside county.

We just love ours. If you would like to see our Homelet and you are not too far out of our way, we plan on visiting your fair state in a couple of days. Email me.
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Wow, I feel so welcome here and I'm learning a lot! We were wondering if it might not be a good idea to try to attend a rally or get-together of some sort to talk to folks in person and see how the eggs get personalized.
Is that an OK thing to do? Or do we have to wait till we have one to really 'join the club" as it were?

So excited to get started!

Denece
Oh, absolutely you can attend a rally and tour the eggs, no purchase necessary! I went to one this past Sept. and I didn't currently own an egg, nor did the rally's sponsors. So you see, we are an open-minded lot!
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You don't say what part of California you live in...
They are in Tracy, California near Stockton, east of San Francisco.
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°Hola! from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Welcome to the Forum. Good Luck with your Quest.
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