Hi, I'm Alan from Des Moines Ia. - Fiberglass RV
RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-08-2017, 06:00 AM   #1
Junior Member
Name: Alan
Trailer: In the Market
Posts: 1
Hi, I'm Alan from Des Moines Ia.

We have never owned a camper. Looking forward to start with a used fiberglass camper. Retirement is a few years away and we are hoping that we will at that time buy a our dream camper.
Alan Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2017, 06:57 AM   #2
Senior Member
Jon in AZ's Avatar
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Posts: 9,560
Welcome, Alan!

Starting used now is a great idea. You'll have time to gain experience, meet other trailers and their owners, and find out what works for your travel and camping style.

Do you have a vehicle you intend to tow with? That may limit your options.

Best wishes finding a nice starter trailer!
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2017, 09:17 AM   #3
Senior Member
MK Evenson's Avatar
Name: mark
Trailer: ,Retro by Riverside RV
Posts: 271

Alan, welcome to the forum. I am recently retired and have a Scamp on order. This forum has given me a lot of pleasure and GREAT information. Enjoy!

MK Evenson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2017, 10:37 AM   #4
Senior Member
Name: Mitzi
Trailer: LilSnoozy 12/01/16, Tug 2012 Dodge Citadel
Posts: 553
I lurked on various RV forums for over a decade before biting the bullet. Glad I waited as my ideas kept evolving.
That's my job. I read...and I know things
Mitzi Agnew-Giles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2017, 11:51 AM   #5
Senior Member
Name: Gary
Trailer: UHaul CT13
Posts: 277
Welcome, Alan!
We decided a couple years ago to quit tent camping so much, and try a small f/g camper. Bought a rear-ended '85 U-Haul and have been putting it back together again off-n-on for the last couple years. [it's a 13' CT]
If that modest-size unit is of interest, and you hope to buy low and fix something up, there's a 13' Burro just to your north, on the SW side of Napier, IA. It's just been sitting there for a long time.... I've stopped by twice, but haven't caught anyone at home either time. It'd be a fixer-upper, but what I could see seemed structurally sound.
Gary [north of Madrid]
Attached Thumbnails
16-0220-Burro-01.jpg   16-0220-Burro-01a.jpg  

"You'd care less what people think of you if you knew how seldom they did." E Roosevelt
groys02 is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Fairgrounds Des Moines Iowa Ruthe Camping, Campout Reports 8 03-08-2017 09:28 AM
Attn Des Nolan - Awning question Rick G Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 2 06-11-2010 03:44 PM

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

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.