Hi, I'm new here. After selling our VW Eurovan Westfalia (it was great for my wife and I, but not so great when we had two kids), we bought a tent trailer about 1.5 yrs ago. It's roomy (great for the kids) but it's annoying that we can't pop into the trailer whenever we want for loading it, unloading it, doing maintenance, or taking a break during a long drive. Basically, we miss the convenience of the Westfalia.
A 13 ft egg sounds like it would be a good fit for us (kids are 5 and 7) for the next 5-7 years. Maybe even longer?
Here's the problem: I can't bring myself to pay CAD$15,000 and higher for a new trailer, so we're looking at the used ones in the $8000 or lower range. So far the newest we've found, that looks very clean (in the ad...haven't seen it in person) is a 1990 model Bigfoot
. But reading through all the restoration threads, it looks like, unless we find something that was recently completely restored, we're going to have to be prepared to do some restoration work of our own.
So having looked at the threads for the Lil Bigfoot
, it's looking to me like the Trillium
might be the least headache for us because my assumption is that the fiberglass benches, cabinets, etc. will be more durable than wood and will also lend additional structural strength to the shell.
At the risk of starting a brand war (not my intention at all), can I get your thoughts on my thoughts?
I've read some posts talking about cracked Trillium
frames but that's not a problem for me since I can weld. It's the tedious and detail-oriented interior re-do that I'm afraid of.
And if I've offended any Boler
owners, I offer my apologies...chalk it up to ignorance on my part.
(I'll be away for the weekend but am looking forward to reading your replies Sunday night.)