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Old 09-05-2014, 08:24 AM   #15
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Tall people in tiny trailers

I've got a 17' Escape and I'm 6'1". My head touches the ceiling if I stand upright but I rarely do. Most of the time I either go inside , grab what I need and go out or head for bed. The bed seems large enough for the two of us.

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Old 09-05-2014, 09:11 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Bed length is the prime concern for tall people. Headroom is secondary as you are rarely standing in a trailer, unless you cook inside.
This is what I was thinking. I do not have the problem of being over tall myself but figure a good nights sleep can overcome a lot of other issues. Conversely, a miserable nights sleep puts a damper on the whole affair.

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Old 09-05-2014, 09:18 AM   #17
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I am having the same dilemma. I am still in the planning/research stages and my 6'5" height is a concern. I will have to have plenty of room for sleeping and standing up in the trailer, since I do plan on spending extended periods of time living in it.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:44 PM   #18
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Thank you everyone for your input!

I've had my eyes peeled for a couple months and just recently found a 17' Burro about an hour away. We struggled to find a convenient time for my husband and the seller to meet up so my husband could get a feel for the inside dimensions. As mentioned, they don't last long when they are listed, so I went ahead and bought it with the understanding that we'll try it out a few times and if it doesn't work out for us, we can always resell it.

It's a 1986 model so it could use a bit of work and updates. For now, I've given it a deep cleaning and we're going to make sure all the systems work (most recent owner never used the water or propane - they used campground facilities instead), and re-upholster the cushions. And then if we decide to keep it I'll get a bit more in depth with improvements. I absolutely love it (brown interior and all) but my husband isn't sold on it yet. I think he'll come around eventually!
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:51 PM   #19
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Congrats, and do you have any pictures to share?
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:50 AM   #20
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We just got our new (to us) 1999 17' wide body Burro and the bed is 54" wide and 85" long. My husband is 6'6" and this is the only one that we could fine that would fit him and that includes all the new ones out there. We are also having a mattress made to fit for us too. Hope this helps you
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Old 11-20-2014, 02:23 PM   #21
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At a touch over 6' 4" I held off buying a fiberglass trailer until I found out about the EggCamper. It has a true 6' 7" of headroom and no overhead AC to bump into. The bed space is 54" wide and about 86" long - (the EggCamper is 8" wider than the Casita or Scamp). We bought one in 2011 and I was very happy with it.

The problem was, my wife is mildly claustrophobic and, although the EggCamper is the roomiest of the 17' trailers, she was still climbing the walls after a week or so, (contributed to by its limited storage). We sold the EggCamper last year and bought a 21' Escape in May of this year. We spent nearly six weeks in the Escape while returning to Florida from British Columbia, and my wife was very happy with the Escape; after the six weeks she was still comfortable in the Escape - largely because it had enough storage space for everything and it has an open floor plan. I did find it didn't really have the advertised 6' 5" of headroom, I couldn't stand up straight anywhere in the trailer. While some people will poo poo the need to stand up straight inside a trailer, I do find it a bit uncomfortable to always have to stoop over and dodge the overhead AC. The bed is about like the one in the EggCamper, 54" wide, and plenty long. All in all, my slight inconvenience at having to stoop over is more than made up for with the additional storage space, comfortable table for four, permanent bed, roomy shower, additional counter space and, most importantly, my wife's happiness.
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:02 PM   #22
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Congrats, and do you have any pictures to share?
Dave & Paula
Yes, I do! I'm not sure of the forum ettiquette here, but I think I'll start a thread in the modifications forum to chronicle the updates I'm planning and ask my questions there. I'll get pictures up there shortly!
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:01 AM   #23
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Well, we went from a 13' Boler which has a 6' height & 6' long bed, to a 13' Trillium which has a 6' 3" height & a 6' 3" long bed. I'm 6' tall, so that extra 3" makes a big difference, especially when you're sleeping! But tall or not-so-tall, you have to be comfortable in a smaller space & also be OK with less frills.

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