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Wyowill 01-05-2014 12:21 PM

Howdy
 
Just joined but , have been a lurker for some time. Lovely Assistant and I are seriously looking for a FG trailer to travel some while we still can (part-time snow bird?). I've camped all my life. Family vacations with 12' Shasta, later bedroll under pickup, tent, graduated to homebuilt teardrop. Now that people tell me I'm getting older,(know I have a harder time getting started in the AM) want something more comfortable.
We appreciate all the great info you all share.

Will

sparky1 01-05-2014 12:29 PM

Welcome from the East side of the country. cold here too. I love my 13 ft. Casita. hope you all find the perfect Camper.
sparky1 & the bob tail cat.

David B. 01-05-2014 12:44 PM

Welcome to the FGRV forum family. What are your requirements in an all molded fiberglass trailer?
Dave & Paula

Pam Garlow 01-06-2014 06:10 AM

Hello and Welcome, Will! We have a 'For Sale' section in this Forum, and maybe your dream camper will be there :)

mary and bob 01-06-2014 07:19 AM

We have both a vintage teardrop and 13' Uhaul. Use them both. The Uhaul does provide more space, but we won't give up the teardrop.

Wyowill 02-03-2014 08:10 PM

This COLD WINTER is really causing extra work at job!
We are watching the clasifieds. Haven't really come up with any specs yet, but are thinking the 13' to 16' range for a starting point.
Anyone out there that can tell us the size of the front bunks in a Scamp.
Realise the corners are rounded somewhat.

Thanks for the replies.

Will

carlkeigley 02-03-2014 08:48 PM

:welcome2: to the Forum Will.
Glad you decided to join us.
Good luck on your search. It's part of the experience.

keekers 02-04-2014 12:30 PM

Will,
I saw a Scamp posted on craigslist a few days ago Western Slope Colorado.
Patti

Donna D. 02-04-2014 08:15 PM

Hi Will, :welcome2: to FiberglassRV!

Doesn't matter what brand you buy, you're looking to get an all molded towable and that's why you're here and we are glad you are! :dance

It's about budget, layout and tug limits. :yep I'm betting you're going to find the perfect one for you.

Let us know how it goes!

Wyowill 02-08-2014 08:51 AM

Icecicles on roof at work started dripping yesterday! :)Things are looking up!
Lovely Assistant has come up with first requirement, indoor potty, NOT NEGOTIABLE! She's not as tough as me (Thank Goodness for that)
:hmm Mebee take out front bunk and add a water-closet?:hmm

Will

kb1flr 02-08-2014 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Wyowill (Post 440901)
Icecicles on roof at work started dripping yesterday! :)Things are looking up!
Lovely Assistant has come up with first requirement, indoor potty, NOT NEGOTIABLE! She's not as tough as me (Thank Goodness for that)
:hmm Mebee take out front bunk and add a water-closet?:hmm

Will

For Jessica, it was the same. Must have a bathroom :)

We are in a 1995 Casita 16 FT. It only weighs about 1800 lbs. Super happy with it.

Good luck on your search!

Rick and Jessica

Bob Miller 02-08-2014 09:40 AM

The front "Bunks" of a 13' Scamp are strictly child sized. about 20" wide and I think that the upper is limited to about 80 lbs.

So that we can be of more help:

1. What will you be towing with?
2. How much repair/restoration work can you do, if any?
3. How far are you willing to travel to buy
4. What is your approximate buidget?

Good Luck




honda03842 02-08-2014 09:42 AM

Will, The front bunks are about 2 feet wide, maybe a little more. The top bunk is rated for 100 lbs but I'm sure the weight limit can be increased.

We no longer use ours as bunks, having built a large cabinet over the end of the couch. attaching it to the bathroom walls. This cabinet still allows us to lie on the lower portion of the couch fully stretched out.

We sleep on the dinette.

MC1 02-08-2014 09:43 AM

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I've camped all my life. Family vacations with 12' Shasta,
Will

Will, back in the late 50's my Dad's first's TT was a Shasta. It was a lightweight that towed very well. It was very similar to this one. Good luck with your egg search.

papa-t 02-08-2014 10:18 AM

Welcome to the forum. Good luck on the search.

Gilda 02-08-2014 07:36 PM

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Whatever trailer you choose remember to make it your own, glamping style, and show us photos. We LOVE photos! Note: These photos are from our tour of Utah National Parks. I like to decorate our trailer according to our destination. It doesn't cost much and adds so much joy!

carlkeigley 02-08-2014 07:38 PM

That's a cool idea. Glamping according to one's
destination. Kinda like a costume party.....lol

Wyowill 02-09-2014 08:43 AM

RE: Bob Miller

1. What will you be towing with?

Toyota Tacoma ,3500# rating. Would like to keep trailer light weight around 2000#

2. How much repair/restoration work can you do, if any?

I built our teardrop from the ground up and remodeled our house. Currently work in heavy truck maintenance and repair ( access to lots of neat fastners ,adhesives and materials!) So I'm good with repairs.

3. How far are you willing to travel to buy

Depends on the time of year and price. Right now I don't like the 5 miles to work, but when the grass starts turning green I'll start thinking that I can do 700 mile days again.

4. What is your approximate buidget?

If we can't find a used unit we like, we will order new. Just HATE to write that check


We aren't in a great big hurry at this time ( already spent most of the winter in the cold) We would like to mosey around warmer climes (Snomad ? ) and look for a nice spot to winter.

RE: MC1

That looks like the Shasta we had!

Thanks for all the replies!

Will and Lovely Assistant

Bob Miller 02-09-2014 10:59 AM

It sound to me, with those parameters, that you can pretty much have your pick of the litter, up to most 17'ers.

Just a tip, as the snow melts more units become available, but prices also start going up fast. As we speak we are just coming off the bottom of the price curve and, by June, asking prices for some units will be twice what they were this month.


And here in SoCal it goes CRAZY by July for last minute buyers wanting turn-key units.

Good luck in your search.




Carol H 02-09-2014 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Miller (Post 440905)
The front "Bunks" of a 13' Scamp are strictly child sized. about 20" wide and I think that the upper is limited to about 80 lbs.

The bottom bunk on mine is 26" wide and the top is 24". I believe the 13' bunks are the same size.

Bottom bunk obviously has no weight limit and people weighing in at about 130lbs have used the top bunk on mine a number of times without problem - but I have an extra support post on mine for those occasions.


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