Originally Posted by cbarry12
Hello everyone. I am planning to take early retirement within 2 years and go full-timing with my wife. I'm looking for a solid lightweight trailer for a middle-aged couple. I'm not looking for a 'project', so I'm likely getting something that is relatively new. I plan to tow with a 4WD vehicle so I can boondock in the wilderness as much as possible. Plan to convert to composting toilet and use black tank as extra grey tank space. Outdoor shower is acceptable. Need queen bed and prefer both sides be accessible (no crawling over each other in the middle of the night). While I am not crazy about the idea of putting any additional holes in the fiberglass roof, I intend to install Solar
and only use a generator
when absolutely necessary. I am just starting to look around at fiberglass trailers and would appreciate any input or advice. Thank you!
Born To Wander
As far as the queen bed, you might have difficulty finding that arrangement as most small FBRVs are laid out with the bed oriented sideways. I have seen a 16' Scamp
that had custom twin beds in the back, I think it is on Redbarron55 profile. Casita
may have dual twin bunk options? I think Oliver
offers them but Olivers are pricey. Maybe Lil Snoozy
may have an option that will work.
On the solar
, if you don't want holes in the fiberglass shell, I would recommend to plan on portable panels and add a connection port around the tongue area or possibly underneath to where you can just set them outside and plug them in. You could add a small hatch with a cover to the lower outside of the trailer with the connection point inside the flip up cover and the hatch could be sealed with butyl tape so it doesn't leak. Would be a pretty simple install to just drill the hole for the connection and a few small ones for the hatch rivets or screws.