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Old 08-30-2019, 08:58 AM   #1
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Question Fiberglass RV with slide outs

We are looking to get a new camper and my wife is used to having a little more width in our past campers. Can anyone tell me if there are any fiberglass RV units made with a slide out? Or, did I just sin by suggesting such a thing.
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:22 AM   #2
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If you want a slide-out you gotta get a stickie
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Old 08-30-2019, 10:29 AM   #3
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Closest you can get is a rare Northern Lite with the rarer hybrid-style front bed.
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Traditional slide outs require a structural frame under the skin, something all-molded trailers lack.
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Closest you can get is a rare Northern Lite with the rarer hybrid-style tip-out front bed.

Traditional slide outs require a structural frame under the skin, something all-molded trailers lack.
I was thinking there probably was not one because of lacking the support needed.
Thanks for clearing it up for me!
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Old 08-30-2019, 12:27 PM   #5
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Not only no slide outs, but most molded FG trailers are significantly narrower than their stick built cousins. You give up a lot space wise to get a MUCH more durable trailer. Bigfoots tend to be wider than other molded FG trailers, not sure about any other wider FG trailers.
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I did see a Bigfoot with a slider in Utah, Spring, 2018, but it was a motorhome, not a trailer.

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We chose the Lil Snoozy because of the wide aisle. I have a couple of big dogs and it's like having 2 short people in the camper. The width on the bed side is 42" and 33" at the kitchen side. Easy for two to pass each other.
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Find a Boler 1700 or 1750 they are 7'3" or 7'6"wide, I can't remember. They remind me of a over inflated Scamp or Casita. Mine seems cavernous compaired to my old Scamp, but it is also stripped of the interior.
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I did see a Bigfoot with a slider in Utah, Spring, 2018, but it was a motorhome, not a trailer.

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Bigfoot has made both all-molded and conventional framed RV’s over the years. It would not surprise me if some of their conventional offerings included slide-outs.
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casitas and scamps are about 6' wide. the escapes are about 7' wide. the bigfoots are 8' wide.

our escape 21 seems very roomy compared with our casita 16.
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Casita and Scamp are 6’8” wide, same as the Escape 17. The 6’8” width is very common for smaller molded trailers. DOT requires vehicles over 80” wide to have additional clearance lighting.

The Escape 19 is 7’ wide, and the Escape 21 is 7’4” wide. Bigfoot is 8’ wide.
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Old 09-04-2019, 11:18 AM   #12
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If you want more room in a Fiberglass RV, go longer (or slightly wider if you have a narrow one). Because of the way slide outs work, the trailer floor and the trailer's center of gravity are much higher so the trailer floor can clear the tires. That high CofG does not make for good handling on the road.
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