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Old 10-13-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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WANTED Fiberglass Camper

Looking for a fiberglass camper, I don't really mind the kind

BUDGET: 4,000 7,000

Looking for a 10, 13, or 15 ft

be nice to have 2 sitting areas, one for bed one to sit

I live near Portland....willing to drive a few hrs to see

I drive a Jeep Liberty

Willing to put in some work but need to be on the road by end of Nov

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Old 10-14-2019, 07:01 AM   #2
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Little confused about those sizes. Molded manufacturers designate their models by total length. A Scamp 13, for example, has a 10’ cabin. Tongue and bumper typically add 3-4 feet. Sounds like you’re looking for 13-17’ models.

They’re not being weird or deceptive, BTW. Airstream does the same. It’s the original convention for travel trailers. I’m speculating the large-volume makers of conventional framed trailers switched to cabin length as a marketing ploy to disguise on paper how big their products really are!

Welcome to the world of lightweight, sensibly sized molded fiberglass trailers! Best wishes finding something that will work for your needs. Important question is whether a bathroom is required. Bath with bed and separate sitting area generally rules out the smallest units. Your budget, however, points toward a smaller unit. You might find an older 16’er that has a bath. If you don’t need the bath, you can find any number of 13-15’ models with a bed, galley, and separate seating area.

I assume what you have is a Jeep Liberty... with a tow rating of...?
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:43 AM   #3
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rick: what appliances do you need? How much roughing it do you want to do, boondocking, self-sufficiency, or are you a plug-in kind of camper?

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Old 10-14-2019, 11:06 AM   #4
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Little confused about those sizes. Molded manufacturers designate their models by total length. A Scamp 13, for example, has a 10 cabin. Tongue and bumper typically add 3-4 feet. Sounds like youre looking for 13-17 models.

Theyre not being weird or deceptive, BTW. Airstream does the same. Its the original convention for travel trailers. Im speculating the large-volume makers of conventional framed trailers switched to cabin length as a marketing ploy to disguise on paper how big their products really are!

Welcome to the world of lightweight, sensibly sized molded fiberglass trailers! Best wishes finding something that will work for your needs. Important question is whether a bathroom is required. Bath with bed and separate sitting area generally rules out the smallest units. Your budget points toward a smaller unit. You might find an older 16er that checks most of the boxes.

I assume what you have is a Jeep Liberty... with a tow rating of...?
hi
thanks for note....sorry...yes, looking for 13-17’ models....17' might be a bit too long, little concerned about towing something that long with my Liberty....they have a tow capacity of 5,000 (so they say) rather keep it to 3000...their narrow wheel base concerns me about the longer ones, but i may be wrong

bathroom is not required...be nice but i have a plan for that if i can't find one with

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Old 10-14-2019, 11:08 AM   #5
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rick: what appliances do you need? How much roughing it do you want to do, boondocking, self-sufficiency, or are you a plug-in kind of camper?

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good questions
would need a fridge and 2 burner stove....i mostly boondock, i think i have my electric figured out....been living in a 27ft c-class for 3 yrs, might just tear out my solar out of there
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:34 PM   #6
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Lower end of budget will be a project for sure. Upper end may be as well. Fiberglass trailers enjoy a strong resale value so they tend to be higher priced than people think.

I paid quite a bit for my Trillium 1300 last fall and no way was it ready for camping. I still have some work to do and it’s a year later. I use it regularly but some stuff is still not up and running.

Older Scamps tend to be a little more affordable than Trilliums or Bolers. A couple of hours from Portland, you will need to get really lucky.
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Old 10-15-2019, 05:34 PM   #8
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Hey there,
I just posted my 15’ 2014 Trillium it is camping ready condition- actually almost like brand new-
I have tons of photos and I do have a walk through video walkthrough I can send the link to you if you are interested. The trailer is about 2100-2300lbs depending on how much you pack in.

It is a little above your budget but it is really a case of you get what you pay for. Look in the classifieds section for sale. I’m in Vancouver Wa.
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Old 10-16-2019, 06:57 AM   #9
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For five years I pulled my Scamp 16' with my 2011 Jeep Liberty with no problem. Many times to Florida from Ohio in February. It had a 3500 lb. tow rating (5000 lb. with a weight distribution hitch).
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:10 AM   #10
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If you don't mind a road trip to Texas, I just listed my 13ft scamp that would meet your needs and budget. You can see it listed on here.
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