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Old 05-31-2015, 01:22 PM   #141
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Hi- we just joined the forum (after browsing for about a year.). We just brought home our 2015 13' Scamp in mid May and we're heading out for our first trip this weekend. This is our first foray into the RV world. The forum has been helpful answering questions we had and provides lots of tips for new RV owners. Thanks!

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Old 05-31-2015, 02:29 PM   #142
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Welcome to the group Larry, happy travels to you.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:33 PM   #143
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Trailer: Trillium
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Just purchased a 2004 Trillium Outback

Hi, in order I have owned a Boler, a Trillium Jubilee, a Bigfoot Camper, a Bigfoot trailer (21ft) and now a 13 foot Trillium. As my 18 year son says I have gone the full circle! I owned the camper and 21 footer with my hubby who passed away 8 months ago. Before meeting him I was a single mom with two little ones and we camped, travelled and visited family and friends. And now I'm a single mom again! I love reading the threads of women travelling alone because as my kids grow up they don't always want to come with me and I want to be able to go and explore and ultimately "be free". Thanks for offering a great resource!
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Old 06-02-2015, 10:00 AM   #144
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To maureen

My name is Tony e and I saw your post and felt I had to join and try and help you. I have been down the very same road and want to warn you to contact the dealer and CHANGE or CANCEL your order. In my opinion you will exceed. Your hitch weight when you add battery, propane. That's not including any items you want to carry....do you have a toilet?

Mike Thompson RV told me it was ok to purchase a Sedona van and a trailer they sold me and I would not exceed my hitch weight...they lied, ended up taking the trailer back but I'm stuck with the van and am still shopping for a trailer I can safely tow and not exceed hitch weight.

Call them and verify the hitch weight with battery, propane, and a little water if you have a toilet. Then how much gear can you carry. If they are not sure have them weigh the unit prior to delivery to make sure it is SAFE to tow...sorry for the long post
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:50 PM   #145
Name: Fay
Trailer: Boler
Nova Scotia
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Hi folks
I have friends that just bought a retro 155 and want to know if they can tow it with a Hyundai Tucson 4 cylinder. Can any one help?
Thank you

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Old 06-05-2015, 08:02 PM   #146
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First... What's a "Retro 155" and what is the year of the Hyundai

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Old 06-06-2015, 11:41 AM   #147
Name: Fay
Trailer: Boler
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It's a white river aluminum trailer its 14 feet 9 inches dry weight is 1840 and truck is a 2015

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Old 06-06-2015, 10:46 PM   #148
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Apparently the towing capacity of the 2015 Hyundai Tucson may be only 1000 lbs. OR it may be 2000 lbs. What does it specify in the owners manual that came with the vehicle? That's the real rule here.
But in either case it is under the capacity for that trailer as it will go to at least 2400 lbs when even lightly loaded. MFG dry weights are notoriously light.

If you hadn't noticed, this is a forum primarily for Molded Fiberglass Trailers. If you look at the bottom of the page you will find several links to sister sites that deal with other constructs.

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Old 06-07-2015, 10:27 AM   #149
Name: George
Trailer: In the market
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Smile New member saying hi

Thanks for the welcome, Pam. I hope I'm doing this first-ever post correctly. Planning to buy FGRV in two years (retirement time). Having a blast reading threads. Hope I don't get booted off for never posting, because this forum is a great learning experience, and I have no questions yet!
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:45 PM   #150
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Smile Hi I am from Australia

I have visited the U.S. several times and you might have seen my general RV posts on RV Net.
One sector that tends to be missed on those forums, is your fibreglass communities small travel trailers or Caravans as we call them.
Egg Caravans i e The Sunliner and other fairly small Caravans are being resurrected as Retro Caravans
As well we have many RV types that are rare or do not exist in the U.S, most orientated to Off Road use, severe or moderate
An average Caravan in Australia, has a min 20ft internal length, made from composites,wood and Aluminium. Interiors are "Australian " extreme contemporary styling, rarely wood, very shiny interiors easy to clean, big windows, A/C, ABS as well as Trailer control etc. you can get solar, lithium batteries whole range of other options ,weights from 6,000-8,000lb
BIG DIFFERENCE between our Caravans and European/US models, is the suspensions and hitches. Many orientated to Off Road use .PS You can PM me if you want to ask about non Fibreglass RV's
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:32 PM   #151
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everyone, glad you joined us.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:52 PM   #152
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Lightbulb Greetings! So much to learn here...

Hi neighbors,
My name is Catherine and I've decided at age 65 that it's time to hit the road, live it up and glamp a little!
I'm here to learn about the various kinds of trailers, tow vehicles, tips'n'tricks and particularly hints about travelling with dogs, as I am currently "owned" by two very much loved, very spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
Me? Like to do art, both digital and "analog", creative writing, have something of an impish sense of humor that is especially likely to spill over into the digital art (just you wait...! Bwaa-hah-haaaa!!! ).
Until I'm an actual Happy Camper, I'll be mostly lurking, occasionally posting, pounding my calculator keys, checking the classifieds, looking up ratings for RV parks and their dog rules, that sort of thing.
Thanks for having me!
Catherine, and the Royal Spaniels
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:54 PM   #153
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Welcome Catherine, to our little world.
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Old 06-22-2015, 02:03 PM   #154
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Hello Everyone!

Well I inherited my mothers U-Haul CT13, and no it is not for sale, lol. She is finished camping and asked if I wanted it before she sold it. So after a long drive last weekend, I brought it home. It needs some tlc and you will be seeing some questions from me in the forum on updates I need to do, but for now I am just saying hi All!
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Old 06-22-2015, 04:57 PM   #155
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Welcome to the group Joe. Post some pics when you can.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:04 PM   #156
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Trailer: 1981 Burro 13'
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Hello! Another longtime lurker chiming in.
Bought a 1983 Burro a few years back and have been using it as a tent alternative for music festivals & local camp outs for a few years. It's checked out great for my needs (esp when you add a pop-up loo room).
I recently paid a guy (that I still trust) to re-wire the electric, do a safety check on shell, frame, tires, propane, bearings, chains, etc.
Now comes the customizing, I'm sure there may be sadness but I took out the sink & fresh/grey water system. Gave me tons more storage but most importantly, I'd never use it. I grew up camping with jugs & basins & a fear of what might come thru the pipes of our old pop-up Scamper.
I also had Mr P remove the scary, original heater which was apparently lacking a cover, thus the open flames. (!) I have the ability to make a thermos of tea, decent sleeping bag(s), access to Mr Buddy (with an open window) so I opted out of the flames. Likewise, a cooler (or two,one w/dry ice) in the back of my Kia Sedona (tow rate of 3500) has always been fine for my fridge needs.
I'm futzing with the sleeping/living arrangements to suit my style; photos to come.
I've got some maintenance & improvements ahead (floor, caulking, personalization) and my budget & gumption says I can do this!
I'll read/search old threads before I ask basic questions but I thank you in advance for your help!
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:27 PM   #157
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Welcome Joy! Love your trailer. No sadness in making it yours. If you don't use it. Why not use the storage?
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:48 AM   #158
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Hi from Ft Worth

Saying Hi,

I'm Rob. Longtime tent camper (used to hike a lot) Now I have 4 young boys and we hit state parks as often as possible. I had always liked the idea of a teardrop, but after finding these fiberglassRV's decided this was a better fit for us. So, after lurking and shopping around for a while, we have a new to us 1989 Casita Liberty Deluxe. First RV for us, so I'm learning a bit as we go.

Yes I will be putting 6 of us in this thing from time to time, but also having the boys out in a pup tent as well when the weather is nice. Maybe a little crazy, but our primary reason for purchasing was to be able to leave all the camping supplies ready to go, so we could hook up and move out to the campground quickly, Side benefits having a potty and a rinse off shower plus a guarenteed dry bed.

My Casita is clean, in good towing condition, but very bare bones. I like to make things my own, so I'll be working slowly on a few projects to turn her in to the perfect trailer for us. Right now she has No A/C, No heater, No refrigerator, No hot-water, No fan, No microwave or toaster oven, No Gray water tank, She's basic but cute :-)

I'm attaching several pics since I hear you all like pictures (I know I do)
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Old 07-11-2015, 12:48 PM   #159
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Trailer: Scamp
North Carolina
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1988 Scamp renovation

Hello folks, nearly two months ago my partner and I purchased a 1988 Scamp. We're both filmmakers, and we're planning our dream film screening tour for the fall 2015... and a Scamp is an important part of that dream. We're going to start in the northeast and head West to the PNW and the loop around and travel southern route back home to North Carolina. We are stoked!

The Scamp we found had already been restored (mostly). The PO had done a lot of the dirtier work (scrubbing moldy ensolite,etc), and of course they did some things and cut some corners that I just couldn't believe. So what I thought was going to be a pretty simple "cosmetic" renovation turned into a a full on project - taking everything out but the front bench, replacing stainless steel bolts (that they had bondoed and painted over from the outside), ripping out a shoddy vinyl headliner, the list goes on and on. It has been an amazing learning process, and I want to thank you all in this forum because I couldn't be doing this without your all's insight and information. Many thanks!

We are near the end of the process (I just put in flooring last night), but I wanted to share our blog so you can see our process (although the blog is a few weeks behind the actual renovation). Again, thanks so much!

The Great American Scamper

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Old 07-11-2015, 12:59 PM   #160
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Hi Chad
Looks like a fun project BUT.... Scamper (Skamper)is the name of another wll known and still in business camper builder. They once did legal battle with Scamp Trailers, who had to temporarily change their name to Acorn for about a year or so, in a lawsuit over copyright of names.

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