My first fiberglass trailer was a Trillium
4500. I enjoyed that trailer because it was so light
and easy to hook up and tow. We sold
it because I got married and my new wife wanted a bathroom. My second fiberglass was a Scamp
19' 5th wheel. It was also light
and easy to haul although hooking it up was a bit challenging at times, it did have facilities. My third fiberglass trailer was/is a 17' Bigfoot Deluxe with the center bath, currently for sale
. Compared to my first two trailers it is downright luxurious. It has tons of storage, a full sized 2 door fridge/freezer, awning
, Oak cupboards, AC, etc, etc. and is incredibly well built. I love the trailer but it is heavier and not as streamlined as some of the other fiberglass trailers. Two days ago I purchased a Bonair Oxygen
. It is very light
, very slender, very streamlined, and I might add very sexy lol. It doesn't have AC, it doesn't have a shower, it doesn't have an awning
, and it doesn't have any storage to speak of. Why might you ask would I down size from a Bigfoot with everything (A luxurious Rolls Royce if you will} to a trailer with little in the way of comforts (a sports car is a good analogy). In my case it comes down to my personal lifestyle. I'm retired. I have a house on a lake in Eastern Washington where I summer. I have a house in Boulder City Nevada where I winter. In between we travel up and down the Pacific coast and wherever our hearts desire. In other words I don't need my trailer to also be a house. I need an easy to pull, easy to wrangle, bathroom and bedroom on wheels. Rarely will it be lived in more than a few days at a time.
What a trailer owner needs to prioritize #1 is what are your own personal needs? Do you need the storage, do you need AC, do you need a shower (I've never used one in any rig I've owned)? How much trailer can your vehicle haul (I have a 2016 Colorado Duramax diesel 30 mpg on hwy without towing)? How far will you be going most of the time (my minimum trip is over 1000 miles but mostly 3000 to 4000 miles at a time)? With my Bigfoot I got 13-14 mpg on my last major trip. I just bought this Oxygen
in Edmonton and I averaged 23 mpg on the 600 mile trip coming home. I will see quite a savings when I travel long distances. The lighter less luxurious Oxygen
will fit my needs and it is a great looking trailer to boot.