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Old 07-09-2016, 07:16 AM   #1
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Hello there! New member Ken reporting in to say Hi! My wife and I bought our truck and trailer 2 years ago in preparation for retirement. I thought we had bought too soon (retirement is 3/2017 at the earliest). It turns out it was the right time. We ended up buying acreage with a run down house in May 2015. We put our other house up for sale and moved into the 5th wheel in August. The house is nearly finished (we are in it) and we have decided to downsize our truck/trailer rig.
We have a 2006 V6 Tundra & a 1999 GMC Savana to use as tows. We are currently interested in the Casita/Scamp 16/17' trailers. Open to others , of course.
Looking forward to finding out the good, bad and uglies of these trailers. I like old stuff and the simplicity of it all. I prefer to do as much maintenance as possible myself. I have shade tree diplomas in a number of fields.
Good day to you all!
Fort Myers, FL
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:23 AM   #2
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Hi, Ken. Welcome to!

Your downsizing plan sounds like a good one. Have you ever been inside a small molded fiberglass trailer? They are cozy (which is a good thing). You might want to check out our Rallies forum and try to find a gathering near you. It's an excellent way to look at different models, talk to owners of what appeals, etc.
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Old 07-09-2016, 07:44 AM   #3
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Welcome, Ken!

Lots of Casitas in your neck of the woods, so with patience I'm sure you'll find a good deal. Lack of panel seams mean molded fiberglass trailers last longer and hold their value better. Space inside is tight compared to conventionally-built trailers, but their light weight and narrow profile make for an easy tow.

If you aren't in a hurry, you might try to take in a fiberglass egg rally- you'll likely see some options beyond Casitas and Scamps.

Smaller is good!
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