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Old 10-06-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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Hello- new to the list and FG trailers...... being a tent guy due to my cycle touring background. I now have 2 kids and like to bring my family to bike races hence my interest in FG trailers. A few racers in my are have Scamp trailers for out of town races and bring them to local 2 day races for a home away from home. Long story short want to have a trailer for the kids to retreat to and allow my wife a few modern conveniences when out of town on long race weekends. Being a resident of Minnesota Scamps are at the top of my list and with my neighbors to the north I wouldn't mind a Boler either. Here to learn and hopefully pull the trigger on a "new to me trailer".

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Old 10-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Monte, You might also want to consider Trilliums. Not as round, but well made.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:56 PM   #3
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His Monte and welcome to the forums

Tell us what you will be towing with. That may have a bearing on what you can select your first FGRV from.

Not a "Bike" I hope... That old Airstream ad seems to live forever..... LOL
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:04 PM   #4
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Bob 2013 Ford Taurus 1000LB tow capacity.....which puts me at the threshold with a 13" ft scamp completely unloaded and dry...did I mention its also a company vehicle. I can only tow 45LBS with my bike.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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I'm afraid that weight limit puts you out of business with a SCAMP. Those published trailer weights are for bare, empty and stripped units and are never met in the real world.
Here is a table of real world typical weights:
Trailer Weights in the Real World

If you are careful you might be able to stay under that limit with a Hunter or a Campster. There are a few listed for sale here: <<<fiberglass-rv-4sale.com>>>
But sleeping space will be an issue unless you can find or rebuild one with the children's bunk bed option.
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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Welcome Monte, when you find an empty 13' Scamp that has not been totally stripped out that only weighs 1000lbs empty please let us know as they are in high demand. ;-)

You may want to take a look at the thread Trailer Weights in the Real World to get a good handle on what you can expect a 13' Scamp to weigh.

What a lot of people get confused on is what Dry Weight actually includes and does not include. In the past it was the habit of the manufactures to not include items such as a battery, propane tank, fridge, stove, awnings, ac, screen doors etc. or anything else that may have been optional on the trailer in their published dry weights.
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