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Old 07-20-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hi, everybody! I'm Robin, and I'm a writer who grew up thinking Charles Kuralt had the best job in the world. Recently, I decided to get back into writing full-time and launched a boutique media company. I've been shopping for an affordable lightweight camper that could realistically hold two people as a "mini-mobile unit" of sorts. I don't want to buy a used cube truck (wastes a ton of gas, and a bit overkill for my current needs). I was thinking a fiberglass camper may be the best option. The Shastas, Scotties, etc. are nice but really overpriced (IMHO), and I'd like something a little more lightweight/secure/tight. I'm here to learn and to look around--any advice appreciated from those who have been there and done that! Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #2
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Hi, everybody! I'm Robin, and I'm a writer who grew up thinking Charles Kuralt had the best job in the world. .....
Welcome. Kuralt was certainly one heck of a family man.

Lots of good info here in both past posts and from helpful egg devotees.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:50 PM   #3
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Welcome to FGRV Robin.

The first thing is to start listing your personal needs and wants. What does your tow vehicle handle? Short trips? Long trips? Toilet? Shower? Basic? Bed size? Dinette? A/C? Budget?

What do you mean by a little more secure / tight?
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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to the Forum Robin...........

For a FYI here is my backyard photo shoot of my new Lil Snoozy.
They start around 18K. I have a lot of options in this one so more
around 20K:

Backyard Photo Shoot
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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Hi Robin to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

Roy gave you some good advice. It's all about YOU and your needs. Once you know what that is, let us know and we can help with info.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:53 PM   #6
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Also consider your tow vehicle's weight restrictions. I started out with a 2001 Aliner Classic that was only about 1200 lbs and could be towed with my Chevy Equinox. When I bought the heavier 2002 Chalet XL, and now the Casita 17 LD, I needed to buy a vehicle that could tow much greater weights. Now I tow with a Toyota 4Runner.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:09 PM   #7
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Hi Robin, welcome from N.C. Go to the classified section in this forum. Good Luck
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:54 PM   #8
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Hmmmmm... I don't think that they have built any Shasta's or Scotty's in a long time and I think that you will still find that comparable sized 10 y.o. FGRV's will be a tad more expensive than any of them.

Give us an idea of your budget and we can make some direct suggestions. Also make mention of your current or planned-upon tow vehicle.

BTW:I just spent two hot, sticky (That's stickey wet, not stickey built) and wet weeks down in Augusta, GA, and on a 450 mile round trip over to Charleston, SC and back (all on secondary roads) I saw exactly "1" fgrv, and it was parked in a storage lot. A bit scarce thereabouts.

And T.W. didn't even invite me over to play a round or two.
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Hmmmmm... I don't think that they have built any Shasta's or Scotty's in a long time
Actually both are back into production. For instance, here's the Scotty: SerroScotty

I've found a press release the Coachman RV is (has) started production on the Shastas...
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I guess with two dealers Serro Scotty is heads above Scamp and as Coachman is now a part of Warren Buffets larger RV holdings, I would just call any new Shasta's a "Name Steal" much like Coleman is a Dutchman with a different set of decals.
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I like the new Scottys.
But I may build my own teardrop later on if I
decide to camp in the deer woods all alone.
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