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Bumpyroad

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Posted: 09/16/11 02:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cute, overpriced, way too small. inconvenient, have to stand out in the rain to cook, I would never buy a RV without a potty.

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Posted: 09/16/11 03:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Where are you camping that there are bears?
We have camped all over the country for years and have yet to see a bear.


Probably not the kind the original poster is concerned about but we made 3 "camping" trips (as opposed to rv parking) this year with the grandkids, once in TN, once in FL, and once in MI. Saw bears near the campsite each time.


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Posted: 09/16/11 03:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pethelp wrote:

skipnchar wrote:

Great replacement for a tent but not a substitute for an RV unless you're REALLY not claustrophobic


Which is one big reason that we would get one - we are afraid to tent camp because of the bears. Does anyone think it's bear-proof?


"It" is certainly more bear-proof than a tent, but that's not to say that you might look like a nice midnight snack to one as you trek to the restroom at 2 am!..............

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No camper is bear proof to a determined bear. Friends of ours have a camper in Colorado on some land they own (they stay there in the summers), and one of their neighbors called and told them that a bear had ripped into their camper through a wall and trashed the camper - yikes! The repairs were not fun to make, and the neighbor had to shoot the bear to stop its rampage.

My SIL/BIL own a cabin in the N. GA mountains, and they've recently had a bear right up on their deck while they were in the house on the other side of a glass door. DH said he wouldn't be out in the woods without a gun, since they seem to be getting so bold.


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For me it would sure beat a popup if it had a bathroom.


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Posted: 09/16/11 06:06pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is very cute, and certainly gobs better than a tent, but at 16k that seems really, really STEEP. I paid less than that for my Jayco Jayflight that was only one year old, and it is 26 ft with all amenities.

I would not buy a camper that doesn't have a bathroom. I dont need a big camper, dont even need slides, but a bathroom to me is essential - otherwise, i'd just do a pop up or a tent. I think I heard most have a toilet, but to me, I like a 'real' bathroom with shower, commode and sink. That's one of the main reasons I wanted a TT. My prior popup without one just wasn't very convenient.

Unless someone has a motorcycle and needs a really well built tiny trailer, i would shop around for something more economical that has more features. I am not even sure if this one is light enough for a bike - that would be the only real appeal I could see to spend that kind of money for it. Yea, it is very cute and fashionable looking, but not for the price it is going for.

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Might look at the Fun Finder TTs, such as: X-139 or a X-160 or the X-160 WB.

We have a 2005 16' Scamp Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailer
Side Dinette, Front Shower & Head and have never had any problems with being claustrophobic in it. We looked at the T@B, but without a shower & toilet, we passed. They are a Teardrop in shape, but they have a kitchen and room for a port-a-potty. A fairly large teardrop and roomy inside if I remember correctly. It depends on what you want and how good of a price you can get it for. Good luck.

Scamp TTs and Casita and the Canadian Escape and the all electric Egg Camper.

Another new make, "Lil' Snoozy"; seems to all electric as well, but a very nice design, good sized bed.

Maybe a Little Joe or Ponderosa (or even a Roughneck): Fiberglass Trailers would be large enough for your needs, they look neat, but I have not seen one in person.

If a shower is not needed, an Aliner hardsided folding Trailer might be good. We camped a week in Alaska in a rented one this summer, never worried about bears, even after we saw a couple. Chalet also makes one like the Aliner. A better made one perhaps. An Aliner owner told me so.

CampLite seems to be a neat one as well.

Small and Retro Serro Scotty. S/S

A 17' 4" travel trailer with a Queensized bed, large holding tanks and large fresh water tank Palomino Gazelle G-150. Clicky

The Dutchmen Eco 718QB seems to be a neat unit as well. Clicky

Another neat Floor Plan. The 2010 KZ Sportsmen Classic 16BH. It might be nice to have bunk beds, even for a retired couple. Floor Plan and Video

R-Pod Ultra Lite travel trailers by Forest River with 7 floorplans available; a teardrop shape. R-Pod

Teal Camper a very new lightweight, new concept camper. Teal

19'10" Bullet by Keystone seems like a neat one.

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They are just a TAB bit small :-)





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Posted: 09/16/11 07:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They seem expensive for what they are. Friend has one. They were pretty much grown out of it before their first child. I think they spent about as much as my 26' fifth wheel at the time. After we camped with them and they saw the space in ours they felt duped.

I suggest a used one at a steep discount.


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Bought an Egg Camper molded fiberglass this spring. Similar to Casita & Scamp. 17 ft and has a toilet & shower. We've towed it with our Chrysler minivan and our Chevy Silverado. Both tow it well. Cost about $18000 and worth every penny.


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