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.
2007 35TSB Tiffin Allegro Bay FRED
2007 Honda CR-V
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.
Beth and DH
3 Grown, Non-camping children
Maddie (westie/bichon mix?) and Nash (morkie?)
2012 Aliner Classic
2010 Nissan Pathfinder
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.
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.
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.
DesertHawk - Las Cruces, NM USA
2005 16' Scamp Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailer
Side Dinette, Front Shower & Head
2009 White Ford F-150 Reg. Cab
Long Bed with A.R.E. Molded Fiberglass Topper Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. -Confucius
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.
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.
2009 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ 1500 4x4 5.3L
2011 Kodiak 281RLGS travel trailer
2011 Egg Camper
2010 Chrysler Town & Country
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