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Old 08-31-2014, 06:20 PM   #1
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Tall people in tiny trailers

Hello everyone!

My name is Meaghan and my husband and I have started getting serious about finding a travel trailer for our family. We are "real life" friends with jen b from this forum, and I have coveted her 13' Burro from the moment she purchased it. My husband has always argued that these small fiberglass trailers are too small for him. He is 6'4" and has (legitimate, I'll admit) concerns about his comfort in a small trailer.

I have been browsing ads for the longer trailers with queen sized beds, and he's still not entirely convinced. So I'm wondering if any tall people out there would be willing to share any thoughts regarding their comfort (or lack thereof) in any particular brands/styles of molded trailers. I've been eyeballing the 17' version of the Burro, because of my personal experience with jen's Burro, so I'd be interested particularly in that model, but would love to hear about tall people in any kind of tiny trailer.

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Old 08-31-2014, 06:25 PM   #2
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Hi Meaghan (and husband) to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

Oh NORM (check in).. you're taller than "husband," I'm thinking you need to (re)describe your travels...
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:33 PM   #3
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Meaghan,

If you're looking for a tall trailer to match your husband consider the Eggcamper.

LIGHTWEIGHT FIBERGLASS TRAVEL TRAILER

I'm not as tall as your husband at 6'1" but I did live in a 5'10" Casita 16 for a year without any issue. It turns out that it worked because you're rarely walking around.

That said I would buy a tall enough trailer to start (the Casita was loaned to us). Our Scamp 16 is my height but if I was 6'4" I'd consider the EggCamper or possibly an Escape.
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Escapes are are a fantastic quality trailer. Parkliner also has a very tall interior height (6'5" I think).

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Escapes are are a fantastic quality trailer. Parkliner also has a very tall interior height (6'5" I think).

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The Escapes only are tall with the Escape 19 and up.
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Unless you're looking to move to a 21'-25' all molded towable, about three big steps will move you from the front to back.

There are lots of tall folks who camp (successfuly) in tear drop trailers that are happy and having fun.

Most of us try to spend as much time outside as we can. Our "livingroom" is sky high...
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I have a eggcamper and I'm 6'6" the eggcamper is 6'7" on the interior. So my head does not touch. I love it !!!!!


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I've been eyeballing the 17' version of the Burro, because of my personal experience with jen's Burro, so I'd be interested particularly in that model, but would love to hear about tall people in any kind of tiny trailer.
I think you've got the right idea with the 17' Burro Wide-body. The problem being that you've got to watch the ads closely, as they don't appear for sale often and when they do they sell really fast. Build quality suffered in the final years of production before the Burro Trailer Company went out-of-business in 2002.

Eggcamper is really an updated version of the Burro design concept, and they're still making trailers.
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One problem with the "queen beds" in stick built trailers is that the manufacturers shorten the beds! Instead of 60" x 80", they are only about 60" x 75" (give or take an inch).

I believe the Eggcamper is wide enough inside to form a longer-than-queen bed. Add in the generous 6'7" height, and I think your husband might be quite pleased. They are built just outside of Grand Rapids MI.
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I believe the Eggcamper is wide enough inside to form a longer-than-queen bed. Add in the generous 6'7" height, and I think your husband might be quite pleased. They are built just outside of Grand Rapids MI.

Yes the bed is long enough more than long enough. it's not a queen but my wife and I fit just fine.


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I wrestled with this too. I'm 5'11 and my BF is 6'2. We got a 13' Trillium and the BF can stand up just fine in it as long as he's barefoot. The width of the bed is 6'5 I believe and is not a problem. We love it. Depending on your budget, the EggCamper is super tall but pricey since they are all new in the last couple years. If you're going old-school FGRV, Boler, UHaul and Trillium all have 6'3 interiors from my experience and research. When you're in the camper, I find that you're actually standing up straight infrequently, so I don't think your man will have a rough time in something that's a pinch shorter than he is. Happy Hunting!


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Bed length is the prime concern for tall people. Headroom is secondary as you are rarely standing in a trailer, unless you cook inside.
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