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Old 05-09-2014, 01:05 PM   #29
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:21 PM   #30
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Good day all,
We are literally at the kicking tires stage. We love camping, just starting to get tired of getting up off the air mattress/ground in the tent. I think the last rain storm and mud we went through put the punctuation mark on our idea to start looking for a trailer or rv.

We have two Hondas - an Element (2008 fwd auto) and a CRV. We have a tow hitch on the Element, and that is the one we would like to use. it is rated for towing 1,500#.

I've read several of your threads regarding tow weight etc. I really appreciate the knowledge of the community here and look forward to learning more before we commit.
Right now we are leaning toward something in the 13' range - esp with the 1,500#limit. Would love to hear from folks that have suggestions - we would like a larger bed, and the toilet floor plan, while preferred, is not a must have.

We are pretty handy, so a minor do-it-yourself fixer upper is not that daunting to us - altho neither of us have worked in fiberglass.

Thanks again for your collective knowledge and community.
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:38 PM   #31
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Unfortunately you will find requirements like large bed & a loo, plus under 1500 lbs, to be mutually exclusive terms. Same goes for anything over 13'. There is a listing of Real World Trailer Weights in the General Talk forum that will give you some ideas about what they really weigh.

I have pulled both a 13' Scamp w/bath and a 13' Bigfoot w/o bath with a 2009 CRV and, yes the Scamp was very heavy, but the BigFoot worked out a lot better.

Be sure to get actual weights. Mfg and sellers weights are often based on a bare and empty unit and are always low, often up to 50%.

Good Luckl

BTW: Where are you in CA?
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:33 PM   #32
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Hi Bob,
Thanks for the info. I'll check out the posts on the Bigfoot. I did read through the real world thread - super helpful and interesting.
I think we are more interested in a comfortable bed (having gone thru the whole air mattress deflating and sleeping on the cold ground episode) over having a loo. So if it is one or ta other - we'll go for the bed.

We are in the Hot Side of the Moon - aka the Riverside, CA, area. lol
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:04 AM   #33
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Here is a link to pics of the 13' Lil'Bigfoot I mentioned above. You might also look at the Hunter pics shown in my Photobucket library.

The Best 13 Ft RV On The Planet Photos by advocateone | Photobucket

I am also in Riverside (Woodcrest) and, if you would like to see the Hunter, feel free to P.M. me for a meet-up.

BTW: What's this with "The Hot Side of the Moon"? I hadn't noticed any real hot weather hereabouts of late!
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:57 PM   #34
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Welcome to New Members

My husband & I are looking for our first FGRV. We like the looks of the Parkliner. Does anyone have any advice on these trailers?
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Old 05-20-2014, 01:25 PM   #35
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My husband & I are looking for our first FGRV. We like the looks of the Parkliner. Does anyone have any advice on these trailers?
Hi, welcome and best of luck in your search for an FGRV. Lots of good makes to choose from. The Parkliner trailer gets lots of praise here, however the management gets mixed reviews. Rather than discuss further here the merits of any trailers on this thread, please do a site search for Parkliner in the title of the thread, and read through that first. Then, if you have further questions, I would suggest you start a new thread on this topic, where others can join in.

And to other members, let's please keep this a welcoming thread, and not mix in discussion on the merits of the various brands of trailers.
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:38 PM   #36
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very cool pulling with a CRV - we will use our Element. i've use "the hot side of the moon" to describe the IE for years now. lol just wait until summer really arrives...
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:03 PM   #37
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BTW: We found the Lil' BigFoot right here in Riverside. It was on Craigslist.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:37 PM   #38
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Hi there my 1978 boler named earl lol that's how our ownership transferred over lol roof collapsed during this long snowy northern ontario winter it's roof needs some major repair when pounded back it maintains it's shape but fibreglass is completely cracked in areas. Bought boler in refurbished condition sadly I'd like to restore the whole thing as the layout is not what I want. Previous owner made permanent bed and removed table and removed bench and placed small table and chairs with no storage. Fridge is new and sink and furnace have been removed a wooden counter is in it's place. Need a new window possibly but also window cranks are missing inside. Love my little camper but need a lot of advice glad I'm here!
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Old 05-29-2014, 11:32 AM   #39
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Hi there my 1978 boler named earl lol that's how our ownership transferred over lol roof collapsed during this long snowy northern ontario winter it's roof needs some major repair when pounded back it maintains it's shape but fibreglass is completely cracked in areas. Bought boler in refurbished condition sadly I'd like to restore the whole thing as the layout is not what I want. Previous owner made permanent bed and removed table and removed bench and placed small table and chairs with no storage. Fridge is new and sink and furnace have been removed a wooden counter is in it's place. Need a new window possibly but also window cranks are missing inside. Love my little camper but need a lot of advice glad I'm here!
Earl, Sorry to hear about the snow damage to your boler. Make sure to go to the 'Problem Solving' section of this forum to post questions and concerns that you need help with. You will get a lot of help from many experienced members.
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Old 06-27-2014, 02:37 AM   #40
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Hi, just bought a 79 Bigfoot I always wanted 1 of these and finally got one after a 2 year search. It is in decent shape but I will be looking to add to it and update it with some original parts anybody that knows if there is any Bigfoot parts please let me know. I live in Vancouver, BC.


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Congratulations Eddy.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:31 PM   #42
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Welcome to the group Eddy

I suggest that you start a new thread, maybe in the owners helping owners forum and specify what parts you are seeking.
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