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Old 09-10-2018, 10:47 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm Diana

Hi I am Diana! I live in the Austin, TX area and am working out which fiberglass camping trailer I am going to buy in November. I've looked at ParkLiners (like a lot), Casitas (also like but concerned about carpet and formaldehyde), and love the Olivers (a bit heavy). My tow vehicle is a 2018 Honda Pilot AWD with a 5000 lb tow limit.

Advice welcome, and happy to meet y'all!

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Old 09-10-2018, 10:51 AM   #2
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Nothing better than seeing them in person...


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Old 09-11-2018, 09:01 AM   #3
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Sounds like your tow vehicle gives you plenty of choices. We have a 1999 17-foot wide body Burro for sale (which has been to Austin before) so I'd recommend you look at a Burro. That extra foot of a wide body certainly makes things feel a lot more spacious.
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Old 09-11-2018, 10:05 AM   #4
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Welcome, Diane!

Are thinking new or used? For new, some have very long wait times. Used might be worth considering if you have chemical sensitivities. Pretty much any molded fiberglass trailer is going to experience some initial off-gassing.

Gordon's suggestion of a rally is a great way to see lots of different makes and models in person and chat with owners. Some have scheduled "open house" times, and even if not, most owners are happy to show off their units. Contact rally organizers for advice about scheduling a visit.

Happy "egg hunting"!
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Old 09-11-2018, 02:50 PM   #5
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A used trailer will have had the off gassing from new carpeting issues pretty much over with. The newer the trailer the bigger the issue with off gassing.
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:47 PM   #6
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Have you thought about an Escape? I had an Escape 19, which I towed with a 2010 4Runner. The 4Runner has the same towing capacity. I’m not sure about off gassing in a new Escape. I really loved my Escape 19.

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