Possibly going to the dark-side NEED HELP

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  1. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    I am shortly going to have a pretty serious back surgery my 2nd in 2 years. I have an A-Liner Scout but I don't know if I am going to be able to lift the sections thus the idea to start searching for a 13f or so fiberglass trailer.

    If any of you spot a nice fiberglass rig of this nature please let me know. I am not looking for anything fancy thus I suppose I am cheap! We do a lot of boondocking so too much added equipment doesn't interest us!

    thanks
     
  2. xxxapache

    xxxapache Well-Known Member

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    My neighborhood had a Casita. It was a really nice trailer. His was larger than 13 ft, though. It was about 17 ft. It was their top of the line model.
     
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  3. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    Yep that s in the 20k neighborhood too much for me! I am thinking 5 to 6k area poor people have poor ways!
     
  4. bsandey

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    Here's a site that has small, molded fiberglass campers for sale all over the country. https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/

    There's a couple Scamp trailers that don't look bad (from the pictures, at least).

    https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/for-sale/1977-13-scamp-trailer-5400-luling-tx (I don't see a battery on it, but that shouldn't be too difficult to install.)

    https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/for-sale/1997-scamp-13-lawrence-ks-7950

    You could also check Craigslist or eBay, and keep an eye on anything that might show up there.
     
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  5. Snow

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    Tabs are nice little TT`s specially if you can find the larger size..
     
  6. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    I don't think my back will allow me to make all the contortions to get into a tab but I have seen the larger ones very pricey for what you get!!
     
  7. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Tabs are similar in size to your Aliner ...
     
  8. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    I will probably go with a scamp, boler something in that range and price!!
     
  9. bsandey

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    I think you're thinking of the "T@G". The T@B is a larger format, with indoor galley, some a wet bath, and room to stand. But they are also pricey - I've seen some that were loaded out for over $20k.
     
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  10. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    I saw one of those at Grand Canyon last year ask the guy what he paid 30k. Ouch!!!
     
  11. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    I really don't care if it has a bathroom we boondock with a 13f that would give us more living space when the wx turns bad otherwise we are out on lawn chairs enjoying things. I havent had the DW see if she can erect the A-Liner if she can its a deal breaker for us. I have been reading F/R is now using a lift to raise the top but they are having problems.

    We only have 3800.00 in our A-Liner now so we will see!!
     
  12. Halford

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  13. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I am willing to shell out that sort of money for an airstream not to say I don't like them but too tight!
     
  14. Carlsbad

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    I have the F/R A-Frame with a lift. It's probably gone up and down 100 times and not a single problem. I give it a little help when it gets started, but it goes up just fine on its own.
     
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  15. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    sounds good I was reading F/R website and some bad comments!
     
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  17. yetavon

    yetavon everything is better around a campfire.

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    Can you and the DW work together and raise it up? good luck with the surgery....hopefully it will fix the back and you can keep the camper
     
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  18. bob barnes

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    I have seen those also seem to be well built I am thinking 13f casita I have found a couple but who knows. I want something small and easy to tow those 13 footers may fill the bill. I really don't care what brand!
     
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  19. Halford

    Halford Well-Known Member

    People with injured backs may prefer separate bed and table, not the table converted to bed since you may hurt your back by changing table into bed.
     
  20. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    we leave our bed set-up at all times for these reasons!!
     

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