Eureka! (Truck Camper) - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2016, 11:39 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
vintageracer's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Uhaul
Tennessee
Posts: 337
Eureka! (Truck Camper)

Eureka Campers Inc., Adventurer 6x8 Compact Camper photos, America's most affordable compact family campers!
__________________

__________________
vintageracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 12:42 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 942
Registry
For a certain segment of the population, wanting something minimalist but not willing to build it themselves, this could be a very cool thing.
__________________

__________________
ZachO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 02:18 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
CindyL's Avatar
 
Name: Cindy
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Illinois
Posts: 2,522
Registry
Not my choice. I do not find it attractive. However, considering I will be picking up a Silver Cloud in less than a month, obviously, my style is not minimalist.
Still, I think my first tiny camper, the Burro, was sharper.

CindyL
__________________
CindyL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 942
Registry
Oh yeah there's nothing ascetically appealing about the outside of that camper.

They took a very basic cargo trailer and made it into a simple camper. Anyone could do it. For those who don't know they can do it or choose not to, $5,000 for a place to crash and cook basic meals is probably pretty doable.
__________________
ZachO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 02:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Darral
Trailer: Scamp Standard 13' 2010
Tennessee
Posts: 1,443
They're not bad for the money...as someone said....starting out and you dont want to invest in alot of TV OR RV, this could be a good "starter". They're made right here in my home town of Columbia, TN. I've stopped by and looked into some of them. You get ALOT more for your money than you do these $12K Tear drops like I just saw at a recent RV show!!

The Eureka's are not flashy, but again, they'd make a nice "first" camper for someone just wanting to "test the water". They make some nice camo-colored ones that would fit the bill for hunters and a minimum price.

Here's the price-list page that lists some (like a hunter may want) cheaper than the $5K mentioned above.
http://www.eurekacampersinc.com/pricing.html
__________________
Darral T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2016, 10:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Gilda's Avatar
 
Name: Gilda
Trailer: 2011 Scamp 13'
California
Posts: 1,226
Registry
...but 46" headroom, really? (in the 2 lowest price models)
__________________
The Gleeful Glamper
Gilda (Jill-da)
"Here we go again on another amazing adventure"
Gilda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:22 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Darral
Trailer: Scamp Standard 13' 2010
Tennessee
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gilda View Post
...but 46" headroom, really? (in the 2 lowest price models)
Yeah really.... Obviously you havent checked out the prices of the OTHER "low-head room" trailers. That was my point. These trailers for $3-4000 vs... $5000 for a '14 model (37" Interior height) Little Guy- see below. Price some of the newer ones- Shadow etc. for prices $10K up .

http://www.rvt.com/Little-Guy-Deuce-...24062-UX111127
__________________
Darral T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:29 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Ice-breaker's Avatar
 
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Escape 19 and Escape 15B
Alberta
Posts: 470
At least the Little Guy trailers look like they would hold together long enough to actually get off of the dealers lot; not so sure about the Eureka camper.
__________________
Dave W - 2013 Escape 19', 2013 Escape 15B and 2011 Toyota FJ Cruiser

"You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." - Yogi Berra
Ice-breaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:38 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: Darral
Trailer: Scamp Standard 13' 2010
Tennessee
Posts: 1,443
Dunno about durability and prolly never will. I'd prefer my Scamp over those OR the "Little Guys"....especially for the money.

One thing I didnt care about the Eureka's were the SMALL tires. We gripe about the 13" on our trailers at times but those are even smaller...looks like they came off a lawnmower. I'm sure they would carry the lighter weight of those trailers but wow...they'd be turning some R's!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ice-breaker View Post
At least the Little Guy trailers look like they would hold together long enough to actually get off of the dealers lot; not so sure about the Eureka camper.
__________________
Darral T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:48 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
ZachO's Avatar
 
Name: Zach
Trailer: 91 Bigfoot 17
Montana
Posts: 942
Registry
Well I'm really not sure anyone is saying we should be considering these over our trailers. Or in any way compare them to a fiberglass rv.

I think the point was just to draw attention to a nice little trailer, at an affordable price.
__________________
ZachO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:53 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Darral
Trailer: Scamp Standard 13' 2010
Tennessee
Posts: 1,443
The point was reached. There's nothing wrong discussing likes/dislikes or even comparing them to others.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZachO View Post
Well I'm really not sure anyone is saying we should be considering these over our trailers. Or in any way compare them to a fiberglass rv.

I think the point was just to draw attention to a nice little trailer, at an affordable price.
__________________
Darral T. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 08:57 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Not everyone wants or can afford an all-molded-towable. There is room and desire for many different types of trailers. I believe it's about making memories, not necessarily what you use to make them. So, while it definitely isn't for me, I can see where a young family would find it desirable.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2016, 09:05 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: Lyle
Trailer: Scamp 13
None
Posts: 525
To me, the slide in truck campers look interesting and at 600lbs, virtually any truck can handle it. Plus it has 63" of head room. If I had known about these a while back, I may have tried one out instead of my $3000 ARE Cap and BedRug.

I like the concept and obviously the price is great for an entry level unit.

Could make a "store room" to complement our little eggs, or even a second bedroom for when extra people are coming along.
__________________
LyleB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2016, 12:36 PM   #14
Member
 
Name: Jeff
Trailer: In the Market
Maryland
Posts: 43
Is it just me or does it look like a slide in bolted to a trailer marked up 50%?
__________________

__________________
warezdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1975 Trillium 13', Eureka, CA $4600 Vic&Kathy Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 0 01-12-2013 11:18 AM
Deluxe 13 in Eureka, CA Christa L. Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 2 03-14-2011 06:17 AM
Eureka! I found a replacement Boler FRIDGE! Mike Montville Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 05-27-2008 02:23 PM
Renovation of a Northern Lite truck camper Doug Payne Modifications, Alterations and Updates 4 04-03-2007 10:20 PM
truck camper show and rallie Dan Quinn Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 2 05-26-2006 11:28 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.