JV's Fiberglass Trailer Links
I have been looking at a number of RV types over the years; considered Class A's, then downsized to Class B's, and finally settled on a Escape 17B Fiberglass trailer. Lots of reasons, most good and a few not so good but under current circumstances I'm traveling alone most of the time & the size makes sense.
Anyway, since Fiberglass Eggs are not the most popular type of RV I decided to add a page with links to sites that may be of interest to those considering or owning fiberglass or other small trailers.
As on my other RV pages if you want your website added please email me & I'll add it at the next update.
Forums: Note - You may need to join the forum to post or use all its functions. All are free & provide a wealth of information from those that already have fiberglass trailers.
Bigfoot Owners Club International
Blogs, Travelogues & Journals:
Jon's Journeys (Added 12/4/10) This is my travel page. It starts here and won't get too serious until after April 20, 2011 (when I pick up my Escape 17B in Clilliwack, BC). Until then it will include my ramblings on outfitting the trailer & getting ready for the trip to pick it up.
September, 2011 - I've finished my first trip - 111 days & 18,700 miles. If you want the version that has a day by day index and more photos, check out the link for the trip here on my Lakeshore Images web page - start here.
No long trips for 2013, at least until October. I did take a 37 day trip to Nova Scotia.
Well, not quite right (No long trips in 2013) since October 10th was the starting point for a 305 day trip. I'm back home.
My last long adventure had a break in the middle. It started with a trip to Alaska along with friends traveling with a Scamp 16. After a couple of months break at home I'm heading back on the road & will add a link to the index when I leave Oswego.
I'm back on the road (as of October 14th) heading to the Southwest for winter of 2015 - 16. An index of the trip is here.
And, the next winter trip for 2016 - 2017 starts here.
For 2017 - 18, I sold the Escape 17 & bought an Escape 21, picking it up at the factory in August. Here is the trip journal.
Ruth's World (Added 8/2/17) "I'm creating this blog to share our trip across America and Canada. My other reason is to have a platform for my many opinions."
PegandHarrison (Added 5/22/17) Full time travelers in a Casita.
Two Plus Lu (Added 5/22/17) "Clay is an analytical, thoughtful, and conscientious California native (minus some years spent in Ohio) who loves getting his hands dirty, the mechanics of how things work, and going to places with no cell phone service. Cait is a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Irish Bostonian who is annoyingly proud of her heritage and can eat a pint of raspberries in under 30 seconds. They met in grad school in California. Lucy is a shelter mutt who loves to pretend like she wants to say hi to you, only to dart away at the last second. Her weaknesses include Cheez-its and a game of throw the stick." They started in a truck camper, and now travel in an Escape 5th wheel.
A Family Walkabout (Added 5/22/17) "One Family's Journey Outside The Box" They are traveling in an Escape 17.
"RAM"ble On (Added 5/22/17) A blog by travelers in an Escape 19. "We are Robert and Laura from San Antonio, Texas. We are both retired; Me, 35 years in Law Enforcement and Laura: over 25 years in Education. We are a married couple whose children are adults and starting to make their way. Now it’s time to make ours."
WanderingBigfoot (Added 1/6/17) "We are a couple of East Coast Canadians living on the west coast with our two dog Sprocket and Taj. When we’re not working or fixing up our Bigfoot trailer we’re adventuring and riding bikes."
Drivin' & Vibin' (Added 1/6/17) From their About Us: "Hi! We are Olivia, Kyle and River Moon We enjoy learning, traveling, and connecting. Our dream is to live deliberately and minimally, removing the clutter and fostering our relationships with the community and the natural world. We currently live fulltime in our camper, exploring all of life’s nuances as we ease down the road." They travel in a 1985 Fiber Stream.
Casita Camping (Added 9/5/16) Nathan's About Me: "I've always thought I liked writing. You'd think I'd know for sure, but that's just me. And I'm ok with it. I also like humor, in whatever form it presents itself. I thought if I tried combining the two, maybe others would get a kick out of it, and we could all have a laugh...at me...and I'm ok with that. Please enjoy, come back often, and by all means, don't take it seriously!"
Takin' Breeze (Added 9/5/16) "We are former liveaboard sailors, who lived and sailed on a boat in the Caribbean for about 10 years with our two sons, Gene and Chris Currently, we are chasing our dreams to travel and change lifestyle. We are dedicated to the planet, and to leave as small a footprint as possible to ensure that this glorious planet remains for future generations."
Excaping (Added 9/5/16) Chris shows a number of modifications to his Escape 5.0TA. Lots of photographs of very impressive work.
Focused on Fauna (Added 9/5/16) Len & Dian's site is filled with wonderful photographs. They travel in an Escape 19.
Winter in the Desert, Summer in the Mountains (Added 5/25/16) After changing trailers, the author moved from "Winter in the Desert, Summer in the Mtns" in their Casita to this one in their 19' Escape.
The Rethinking Lifestyle (Added 5/25/16) "This blog is devoted to rethinking the campfire lifestyle. Check out the Tour section to follow Jonathan and Janessa Miller as they journey to find a more simple, sustainable and innovative lifestyle."
Travels With the Southwest Dude (Added 5/25/16) Lots of photos & information about the Southwest, including a regularly updated blog. He travels in a Casita.
Escaping (Added 5/25/16) Chris describes the process of making many modifications of a new Escape 5.0TA.
Days and Nights (Added 5/25/16) John's website describes his search for dark skies and his exploration of cultural astronomy. He travels in an Escape 19.
Sarandipity Travels (Added 5/25/16) "Sara is a freelance photographic artist, writer, and now - cancer fighter. With the soul of a gypsy, she's backpacked through 29 countries on five continents striving to create her own Sarandipity in life. After beating leukemia, she plans to hit the road once more. When asked how she'll live full time in a 17' rv while traveling around North America, she says, 'It's so much bigger than a backpack!'"
1977 Boler 1700 Re-do (Added 5/25/16) The nake of the blog says it all. Starts with gutting the Boler then starting the rebuild.
Family Outdoor Adventures (Added 5/25/16) "This blog is about the journey, and for me our boler trailer has become a symbol of the new style of adventure I plan to experience with the family, fun, simple and different. When we lived in British Columbia, Canada, most of our adventures are around the southern part of the Province. With so many amazing places to explore we had no problem finding new adventures."
Life in Trillium (Added 5/25/16) "To put it succinctly, we are a couple of friends, partners, tiny-home dwelling, Toyota truck driving, lovers and soulmates from Vancouver, BC bound for Ushuaia, Argentina and back again. We are hauling a vintage 1974 Trillium 1300 that we renovated ourselves for over 5 months prior to our departure. Our hauler is named the Green Bastard, a 1992 Toyota Pickup that has been rebuilt twice (hence the bastard moniker) and heavily upgraded inside and out to suit our needs."
Casita Adventures (Added 2/17/16) "Stories and photos of Diane and George's adventures in their Casita travel trailer."
Highway to Hoeftland (Added 12/9/15) "Highway to Hoeftland is about Kristin and Mike’s experiences and opinions while exploring in the American West and beyond. In October, 2014, the couple purchased a 17 ft Casita travel trailer; it’s a cute, egg-shaped fiberglass camper that provides a lot of new adventures, joys, and sometimes trails and tribulations. Kristin shares stories, tips, discoveries, personal happenings and pictures regularly on this blog. Highway to Hoeftland is not just about the RV, it’s also about travel, food, and fun."
Takin'Breeze (Added 12/9/15) "We are former liveaboard sailors, who lived and sailed on a boat in the Caribbean for about 10 years with our two sons, Gene and Chris Currently, we are chasing our dreams to travel and change lifestyle. We are dedicated to the planet, and to leave as small a footprint as possible to ensure that this glorious planet remains for future generations. Words To Live By: THINGS WE’VE LEARNED FROM TURTLES “When we wander into dangerous territories like the highways of life, our favorite defense of pulling inside and shutting out the world may not be the most effective response. So, instead of getting squashed, we may want to stick our necks out and run like crazy.”"
SoloMatt's YouTube Videos (Added 10/6/15) Matt travels in a 13' Casita Patriot and posts videos of his adventures.
Travels of Judy & The Fox (Added 10/6/15) While she hasen't posted recently, Judy has posted her travels, including to Alaska in a Casita travel trailer.
Taveling in Blanquillo (Added 10/6/15) "We loved our vintage Aristocrat trailer, but we had to move on to something more livable for longer camping trips." They purchased an Escape 19, and have been documenting their travels.
Rusty's Big Adventure (Added 10/6/15) Nancy's blog is told in the words of Rusty the cat. They travel in a Casita & include a trip to Alaska.
Casita Dolce Casa Vlog (Added 5/27/15) This is the first entry at YouTube of a video blog by a new owner of a 13' Casita trailer.
Charley and Kamala Sunshine Travels (Added 5/27/15) From their "About Page" - "For over a third of a century we've been wandering this marvelous world as a dyad. In our younger days we were both searchers; God, Meaning, Nirvana and all that kind of stuff. I've got tell you that the Search was fun and I wish I could tell you that we discovered El Dorado and fountains of Wisdom on the Search, but alas, somewhere along the line the striving for such things just fell by the wayside and we became wanderers instead of searchers (even more fun, really). I can tell you that both the Searching and the Wandering has brought into being one hell of a Love Affair. We still continue our wanderings through this amazing life on this small rock in space amongst all these amazing creatures in all kinds of ways." More here. When not on bikes, they travel in a Casita travel trailer.
Follow Toto (Added 5/27/15) What's Toto? "Toto is our little camper trailer. The little tyke was hatched in October, 2014, in Chilliwack, British Columbia, at the Escape Trailer Industries factory. We say “hatched” because Toto is in a category of camper trailers commonly called eggs. They’re made of molded fiberglass, and many are egglike in shape, although Toto is probably too oblong and squared off to ever make it into a carton of Eggland’s Best. Too big, of course, too, though still quite small compared to most of the huge travel trailers and fifth wheels and motorhomes out there. Toto has a small kitchen, a full-size bed, a lounge/dinette area and the smallest bathroom you’ve ever seen, complete with shower. He’s perfectly sized for a pair of human beings and a pair of Cairn terriers. We’re lucky to have him in our family. Toto is named after a character from the story The Wizard of Oz. Just like his namesake, Toto has four feet and is in the habit of moving the plot forward. We do try to discourage him from wagging his tail, though. That’s scary."
Wincrasher's Travels (Added 3/3/15) "This is a blog about my travels, reviews of stuff I buy, and random experiences and thoughts." The February 24th post is the best collection of photographs of an Oliver Legacy Elite II I've seen.
Casita Camping...and Camping...and Casitas (Added 3/3/15) "When it comes to Casita's and camping, I have found there was a great void in the fine art of complaining. So I have set out to try and change that. Take a moment to see just how fun it is to not be me."
Tweety's Travels (Added 10/15/14) Doug & Becky's travels in Tweety, a Compact Jr.
Scamp Duty (Added 10/15/14) Brad's Website Description: "A Chronicle of events involving our "Scamp" Camp Trailer. To include our alterations and our outings. Please enjoy."
Proud Canadian (Added 10/15/14) "I am a Proud Canadian. We live in a beautiful country that has breathtaking scenery, fresh air and friendly people. The skies are blue and the water crystal clear, the summers are warm and yes, the winters are long cold . During those long cold winters I like building and designing stuff, building with wood, building with metal, building with plastic. Designing furniture, mechanical items, car modifications, unique & crazy inventions." He has a rebuilt 1974 Boler & an Escape 19.
Towing Miss Trilly (Added 1/3/14) "Herein lie the tales of we two vagabonds, Clark & 9ah. We travel aboard our custom homebuilt trimaran for six months each year, but this blog is about the months we are NOT aboard our boat. In other words, when we are on terra firma. We like to travel in small vehicles, be it our sailboat or one of our two trailers. The first, a vintage 1948 Higgins Camp Trailer, allows us to travel overland to off-the-beaten-track sorts of places. Higgins offers little in the way of comfort save for keeping us out of the wind and rain. Our second (newly acquired) trailer is a 1979 Trillium 4500 fiberglass “egg” with propane heat, 3-way fridge, and 3-burner cooktop. Miss Trilly is all-original and in very good working order, however we can’t help but bring her 70s upholstery into the 21st century and perform needed rehab work. She may be getting a new axle with a bit higher ground clearance."
borderbrae | Travels with my camera & Casita (Added 9/18/13) "Have camera & Casita/will travel seems to sum it up for me. Photography is something I truly enjoy and sharing my photos with others gives me great pleasure. In 2008 I got my Casita trailer and have found it a wonderful way to see this great country. My 2 dogs travel with me and share my adventures on the road. This blog will be about sharing the experiences and some of the sights, but not about the everyday details."
AirBusDriver in the Egg Bus Express (Added 9/18/13) Follow the adventures of Dennis & his family.
3Up Adventures (Added 3/16/13) "So who are you? We're a family of three that strives to keep simple living in mind while finding adventure in life on the road. So why nomadic? We have the travel bug. In fall 2010, we moved to North Idaho and tried living traditionally by buying a house, volunteering, and getting involved in the community. Despite all of our efforts, things just weren't working. We discussed ways to make the community and our current life more palatable but in the end, we bought a van. In November 2012, I quit my job and we made the van our home. We'd like to try the homelife thing again someday, we're just not sure where we want to put down our roots next." They are now traveling in a 13' Scamp.
Lowell & Vicki Travel Homepage (Added 2/27/13) Lowell & Vicki blog about their travels in a Casita travel trailer. Includes a trip to Alaska, and around the US.
The Wild Rovers (Added 2/27/13) Danielle & Drew travel in a 1960 land Rover towing a matching fiberglass trailer. Along with posting about their adventures, they have many photos, videos, and audio files of their music.
There is Joy...The Adventure Begins (Added 2/4/13) "Beginning my new life as a "sixty and single" woman started with a "Grand Adventure" of a five month road trip. Included in my travels were a stop in the Grand Canyon, two months in Berkeley, CA, and a ferry ride to Juneau, AK. After my two month Alaskan adventure, I returned on the ferry and visited several more national parks before relocating to Franklin, TN. (its great to have children in fun places) I spent the summer of 2012 working in Yellowstone National Park at Fishing Bridge General Store. Wanderlust has struck!!! I have purchased a Casita 17' Spirit Deluxe travel trailer . . . the adventure continues."
Wandering Our Way (Added 12/30/12) From Denny & Sue's About Us: "I retired from a career in engineering, sales and general management a few years ago and with Sue retiring also we decided to try the life of seasonal nomads. Two of our three grown children live in the south and the winter in Michigan seems to get colder every year in spite of global warming so we are wandering through Florida with occasional stops to see the kids. The tiny trailer idea comes from Sue's notion to try a more minimalist life-style and my love for building things and technical gadgets. Believe me, this little trailer is one big gadget. Plus I've got my new hobby with me wherever we go." They are traveling in a Lil' Snoozy fiberglass trailer.
ShayJack and Pipe (Added 12/30/12) Shala & Jack purchased a Casita and are planning to travel full time 6 Years, 159 Days, 17 Hours, 45 Minutes, & 58 Seconds from their firat post. This first post gives lots of information about them & their plans.
Right Brain; Right Lane (Added 12/5/12) From Anne's about me: "I am retired and exploring my creative, right brain through drawing and watercolor. Also, traveling with my little travel trailer (hence the Right Lane) to spend as much time as possible hiking in big tree forests, red rock deserts and paddling the clear saltwater shorelines of the Pacific Northwest." She travels in an Escape 17.
Interstellar Orchard (Added 9/23/12) Go one step further with 'take the road less traveled' and create your own unique path. I write for those interested in RVing on more than just an occasional basis pre- retirement, and for anyone who dares to dream of a more fulfilling life. Becky travels in a Casita 17.
Dragonfly Over the Rainbow (Added 9/24/12) Diane's website describes her travels in her dragonfly decorated Casita trailer.
Peg & Harrison (Added 9/24/12) We (Peg and Harrison) exhibited and sold photographic art at juried art shows throughout the central and southern states for many years. We are now retired from the shows and are traveling full time. We are trying to actually see the areas that we hurried through from show to show. Our home is a 17 foot Casita Spirit Deluxe pulled behind a GMC Savana extended chassis van.
As the Gnome Roams (Added 9/24/12) Patrick (Pat) Crawford from Columbia, SC, a retired commercial photographer travels with Winston the dog in a 16' Casita. Lots of photographs.
Kibitka Escape (Added 9/24/12) The name for their site is defined as either a horse drawn carriage from Russia designed to transport prisoners or a nomad's dwelling of some ethnic groups such as the Kalmyks and Kyrgyz. In any case, follow their adventures in their Escape 19.
It's A Smallwood After All... (Added 4/26/12) From Paul & Cathy's "About Us" "We are a couple who are fairly normal, but want to live an exciting life, so off we go on a trip to see baseball stadiums, old friends, new friends, family. They travel in a 17' Casita Freedom Deluxe.
My Scamp Fiberglass Egg Camper (Added 12/26/11) From Gary's homepage: "Several years ago I got it in my head that I wanted a small fiberglass RV. An Eriba Puck was my dream camper. The realities of finding one here in the USA opened my eyes to other possibilities..." He has a 1987 13' Scamp.
Rain Dog (Added 12/26/11) "STORIES FROM BRIAN AND ERIKA'S ADVENTURE ABOARD A PACIFIC SEACRAFT CREALOCK 34." When on land they travel in a fiberglass trailer.
Casita Adventures Photography by Rob Rupp (Added 11/26/11) "Retired and loving it. I now spend my time in Kansas and Arizona when I am not exploring and photographing the West while traveling in my small fiberglass travel trailer. I enjoy revisiting special places I had connected with in the past and discovering new ones. When I was younger, I was always drawn to the mountains. Heading West to some remote wilderness was the most alive I ever felt."
Til the Last Hemlock Dies (Added 11/2/11) "I'm a laborer working as a letter carrier for the USPS. I'm also a writer with over fifty published short stories, hundreds of pages of comic book scripts, scores of reviews, and three novel sales (THE FLOCK, THE CLAN, and THE LIVING END). In July 2009, Angry Films announced that they'd optioned the film rights to my novel, THE FLOCK." James travels in a Casita Trailer.
The Hard Bald Eggsplorer (Added 9/23/11) Quoting from Julian's page: "I first started camping with my older brother when I was a kid. Archie was 17 years older than me and I tagged along with him, my sister-in-law, Faye, and my nieces, Connie and Cheri. Their first camper was a pop-up tent trailer pulled behind a Volkswagen Square-Back Sedan. I'm hoping to make more great memories now with my Casita.".
EggRollings (Added 9/23/11) "We are Wanda and Jerry. We are both retired. State Government, and the Telecommunications Industry, respectfully. We enjoy traveling this beautiful country with our Casita and friends. Sally, our dapple dachshund mix says, come on along."
Simple Living and Simple Travel (Added 9/23/11) Sebastian started his blog in July, 2006. A quote from his page: "With most postings, I put together a few paragraphs and photos and upload them the first time there's web access. Then I go back and add to the posting as things occur, I learn more about the area, and take more pictures. So if you are following my roaming, each posting isn't finished until I post the new-titled entry. It can be worth rereading the last posting. Even then I tend to go back over postings and rewrite or add text."
The Travels of Kimbopolo (Added 9/14/11) "Happily married & living the simple life with our only child - Doris - a Chihuahua mix rescue. I teach nursing full-time while pursuing my PhD in Adult Education. Expected graduation date: December 12, 2011. Delivery date for my new 17' Spirit Deluxe Casita: December 14, 2011."
Our Traveling Home (Added 8/16/11) From Byron & Anne's "Here's what you'll see if you spot us traveling. The trailer is a 2006 13″ Scamp towed by a 2005 Dodge Dakota. The Dakota have more than enough towing capacity to pull that trailer around"
The Don Pad (Added 8/16/11) "I am a musician, an entertainer, a teacher. I didn't choose it, it just happened that way. I have shared the stage with some of the greatest entertainers in America yet my family thinks I am going through a phase. It is difficult when people do not understand that some folks don't "fit" into life the way they do. My sweet Mom and Pop indulged all three of their sons, even when they did not completely understand. But some of my family and friends think this RV lifestyle is a bit strange. Here's a thought for ya: those who march to a different drummer are usually fairly content in their lifestyle, even if they live in an aluminum tube or a fiberglass egg. Now where did I put that road map??"
RVSue and her canine crew (Added 4/24/11) Sue & her two dogs will be picking up a 17' Casita the Summer of 2011. Follow her journey.
The Confused Pilgrim (Added 2/27/11) George doesn't have a web page - he posts weekly YouTube video reports on his purchase of & travels after purchasing his Casita travel trailer.
Mi Casita no es su Casita! (Added 2/27/11) Not a large number of posts, but a long description of a trip in a Casita.
Our Casita Adventures (Added 2/27/11) "This blog documents the real life and almost real-time adventures of Sandi and Jay Goode"
Imperfect Destiny (2/1/11) "We are the restless sort—maybe not as restless as some but probably more so than others. Spent over 20 years growing up in the wonderful state of Wisconsin. Escaped in the early 90′s to Washington State and lived in the Seattle area for close to 10 years. Needed to dry out so left just before Y2K and landed in Colorado where there was a lot more sunshine and we could still be near mountains. Spent a few months around Boulder thinking "wouldn't it be nice to live in the mountains?" And ended up in the historic mining town of Leadville, CO, which we called home for 10 years. Now we're off on a new adventure in a 17′ Casita Spirit Deluxe!
Texas Reflections Photography (Added 1/2/11) Horst is retired, traveling around the country in a Nissan Xterra & Casita camper taking beautiful photographs. Check his home bage for the photographs & his new blog for his travels.
The Travelkid's Blog (Added 1/2/11) Starting in October, 2007, (where you can find a long "about us" section), "Obie-Bob-Canolli and his bride, the vivacious Princess Pat" are traveling in a Casita Fiberglass Trailer.
I Do Have A Map (Added 12/18/10) Maureen & Jim's 25,000km Canadian travels in a 17A Escape travel trailer.
Pete and the Wonder Egg (Added 3/8/10) Pete - Married 31 years, widower since 2007. Realizing life is precious and unpredictable, I decided to retire early and enter into this new phase of my life. I enjoy my children, grandkids, cooking, playing woodwinds and the mountain dulcimer, and reading interesting books. Traveling with Oscar the Smiley Dog is always fun and interesting, as you never know what he'll get into next. :) Oscar - "13 inches tall, 13 pounds / Hang out with Pete / Wonder Egg traveler / Chipmunk chaser / Whumped up on Sasquatch (see Oct 23, 2008 entry)"
Dan and Dawn's Scamp Travel Trailer (Added 11/4/10) Dan & Dawn's site provides lots of information about Scamp travel trailers right down to a copy of the owner'as manual. They also have links to their travels at "Trips and Pictures".
Casita Trip to Alaska (Added 10/18/10) Jim & Carolyn describe their 17,492 mile trip to Alaska with fellow Casita trailer owners during the summer of 2010.
On Burroed Time (Added 9/3/10) From Vicki-Lynn and Ian's About Us: "Two old journalists, with two young cats, are hitting the road for four months in our Burro fiberglass trailer and Ford Ranger. We'll be posting our adventures, encounters and experiences as we cross Canada and then head south of the snow line. Wish us all luck living in a 17-foot trailer."
Tinycamper's Blog (Added 8/19/10) Sharon & Ron's blog describing their adventures traveling in an Aliner Pop Up trailer. Be sure to visit their Aliner page for more information about their hard shell pop up.
Adventures in Scamping (Added 5/23/10) From Karen"s "About Me" - "Essayist. English teacher. Traveler. Hibernophile. Foodie. Reader. Photographer. I currently live in 300 square feet and I travel in a camper that boasts 60 square feet." She travels in a 13' Scamp Fiberglass trailer.
Scamp Face (Added 11/27/10) "We're two Midwesterners and a dog in a 13-foot Scamp on the road somewhere in America. This is how we'll stay connected to home while we're gone."
Flying Free (Added 11/27/10) Canadian "Flying Free" describes her travels in a small travel trailer.
Never late, never lost (Added 11/27/10) "Donna, a lover of life, was a design specialist and practicing artist,and whose most recent extemporaneous creations now come from the kitchen, provides the passion and spark to the undertaking. Lance, a jack of all trades, was a natural foods entrepeneur, and now is a lead set dresser in the movie business, solves the problems and steers the course from one day into the next. Dixie Dawg, a wonderful mix of Border Collie, black Lab, and Akita, joined us on a similar adventure 8 years ago, and has been a travelin' dog since then, providing unlimited joy and enthusiam to all our activities"
THE LMIC (LOOK MOM I'M CAMPING) (Added 9/3/10) Dan Schechter's blog devoted to boondocking in a small trailer.
Hokie Escape (Added 9/27/10) Dan & Jan document their travels in a Escape 5er.
Being a 37 year old retiree (Added 9/27/10) "I got smart when I got fed up with the day in and day out of "regular" life. I retired at age 37 and bought me a truck (well, an SUV, but who wants to say that all the time?) and a 16' Scamp travel trailer and my dog and I hit the road! These blogs are about my travels, my experiences and the people I meet. I am so far loving it!"
CASITA MCSITA'S TRAVELS (Added 6/14/10) Lots of photos of Brian's travels in a Casita fiberglass trailer. His about me: "BRIAN -
Scamp Camping Trips (Added 6/14/10) Paul & Norma's Shutterfly collection of photos of their 2009 travels around Oregon in their Scamp travel trailer. Lots of photos & some text.
Sunseeker Images (Added 9/3/10) Roadcam's "About Me" - "retired trucker, still sleeping with 'wheels under the bed' ..."
Alaska '09 (Added 9/3/10) "This blog is a photo/video/text diary of my circular trip around Southeastern Alaska. I am going to be driving and ferry-ing the whole loop, camping in my 2006 17' Casita Spirit Deluxe and pulling with a '01 Ford Ranger 4x4 Off Road."
Tales From Technomadia (Added 3/8/10) "Technomads: Chris Dunphy & Cherie Ve Ard. Living at the intersection of Epic & Awesome - traveling, living, working and playing full-time in a 1961 Vintage Bus Conversion, embracing nomadic serendipity." Their previous RV was a 17' Oliver Fiberglass trailer.
Les & Joy's Excellent Adventures (Added 9/8/10) "We started doing this Blog at the beginning of 2008. But we retired the first of Sept. 2006.
Non Egg Small Trailer Blogs
From Tumbleweeds To Tree Tops (Added 12/18/10) "Currently in the Tumbleweeds, Arizona, United States Cancer survivor and former music industry geek. I am not sure which identity was more traumatic. Reformed respectable homeowner turned minimalist, now I am a semi retired nomad. I live in a small vintage travel trailer that is set up to live very comfortably off grid when needed, but I am busy installing tech items and modifying it with geeky stuff so that when I DO have power .. I will really piss off the neighbors. I share the rig with 2 beagles and a Tabby Cat.. or I should say, they share it with me."
Dan Schechter's Blog (Added 5/23/10) Dan describes his adventures both around the US & the world. Many photographs of his travels. Be sure to also check his other blog "THE LMIC (LOOK MOM I'M CAMPING)" for great tips on Boondocking in a small trailer.
I have a collection of pages of photos from some of the fiberglass trailer rallies I've attended:
Niagara Wine Escape 2010
John A. Weeks III has a web page listing information on currently available as well as some out of production trailers. Since the Spring of 2009 he is no longer updating the page, but it has useful information on many makes of small trailers.
Casita - Casita manufacturers 16', & 17' trailers.
Dub-Box Retro Caravan (Added 10/24/12) An unusual trailer made in England. "Dub box is designed to ensure it is not overwhelming or daunting to tow. It is a smooth, lightweight and complementary addition to your journey. Lovingly handcrafted in leafy Herefordshire, every Dub box is created uniquely for its new owner. The glass fibre body shell will be coloured to your choice. Pick from modern or retro paint codes to compliment your internal finish and fabrics. The range of choice in flooring, blinds, upholstery, cupboards and even worktops ensures each Dub box is as individual as their owners."
Eggcamper - Eggcamper manufacturers a 17' Egg & a 14' Teardrop. Their website notes that they are temporarily closed.
Escape Trailer Industries Escape manufacturers 17', 19', 21' and the 5.0TA, a 5th wheel. The trailers are built in Chilliwack, BC, Canada.
Lil Snoozy - Smoakin Concepts Composites builds the 17', 2100lb Lil Snoozy in St. Matthews, SC.
Nest Caravans - "Nest was created to appeal to discriminating enthusiasts of both good design and the great outdoors - delivering style and quality to those that believe aesthetics and excellence are not only a reflection of themselves, but lifestyle essentials. Nest is a compact 17' long and 6'8" wide with over 6.5' of headroom. And weighing about 2000lbs, Nest is easy on gas, easy to maneuver and easy to tow behind any midsize SUV, crossover or light duty truck. Just hook up and go!" The Nest Caravan was purchased by Airstream, and is currently "in development".
Oliver Travel Trailers - "Oliver Travel Trailers is proud to announce the only double walled fiberglass travel trailer in its class. Oliver Travel Trailers are designed for a lifetime of enjoyment. An OliverTM has the splendor and richness you have been looking for with all the warmth, convenience and amenities of home."
Outback Trillium Trailers - I have a hard time keeping up with who is selling or even manufacturing Trilliums, but I believe this is the latest information: Team Trillium manufactures the Outback in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a 14' trailer in several floorplans.
Parkliner - "A ParkLiner is designed to make your getaways simple and easy. We are built for adventure with plenty of space for your gear. Parkliners are designed to be small and nimble taking you wherever you want, with all the convenience, amenities, and comforts of home. Stay warm and dry as you explore with friends and family."
Scamp Scamp manufacturers 13', 16' and a 19' 5th wheel
Weiscraft Trailers - Weiscraft Trailers manufactures a number of lightweight fiberglass trailers, including one designed for fire fighting support.
Non Fiberglass Egg Small Trailers
Alto - The Safari Condo is an aluminum and plastic lightweight trailer. "Walls and roof are built using a plastic honeycomb sandwich core, laminated with aluminium skin on one side and Alufiber skin on the other for the roof, and with aluminium skin on both sides for the walls. Alufiber combines the light weight properties of aluminium with the resistance of fiberglass. The alto is built excusively from materials that are water resistant such as aluminium, Alufiber, plastic, Formica and glass. Inside, the cabinets are made from aluminium and composite materials. Rigid ultra light sandwich panels are integrated inside the seat cushions, while the structure of the seats and beds is made entirely from aluminium extrusions."
Camplite - "This revolutionary ultra-lightweight all aluminum camper can be towed by a number of full size sedans, nearly every minivan, and even the Jeep Wrangler! Constructed of *ONLY aluminum and composites, the CAMPLITE is 98% RECYCLABLE! While other trailers made of steel and wood are cutting back on their structure in order to save weight - most still tip the scales between 3,500 and 4,500 lbs."
Cricket Trailer - While the website is a bit of a pain, forcing you to register to see the pricing of the trailer, here is their about the trailer: "Cricket is a lightweight pop-up trailer, a covered wagon for the New Frontier. Let Cricket take you on a versatile, stowable, affordable, environmentally-thoughtful, outdoor adventure."
Lance 1575 Lance makes a number of lightweight trailers. The 1575 provides a 19 1/2' trailer with a slide with a dry weight of 2480 lbs.
Prolite - "Prolite is an lltra light travel trailer manufacturer located in St-Jerome, Quebec in Canada. All of our models are made with a monocoque fibre glass roof which includes a one-year limited warranty and a two-year limited structural warranty. Each ultra light travel trailer is fabricated with highest quality materials and constructed by craftsmen with years of experience."
Home Built Trailers
The Squidget - Plans to build your own small trailer.
Sequoia Compact Travel Trailer - "Our Sequoia "mini" trailer is ideal for small families with compact cars on a budget. There's a surprising number of features in this lightweight, easy-to-tow, easy-to-build unit. For example, there's a fully enclosed toilet room, two full height wardrobes, and a pass-thru kitchen for outside cooking in fair weather, or inside cooking in foul weather. The settee and table also allows dining inside, plus converts to a full size double bed for sleeping. A canvas pipe berth can be made up over the settee for additional sleeping capacity. The Sequoia has space for a large icebox, 2-burner stove, sink, ample water capacity, plus plenty of storage space". Sequoia Plans & Patterns package: $48.00.
Kuffel Creek Press - "Over the past 12 years Kuffel Creek teardrop trailer plans have become the Gold Standard for first-time builders. We've sold thousands of our detailed plans all over the world; and happy teardroppers have responded by spreading the word that our plans are the best place to start when building your own teardrop trailer, and are well worth the price. Our obsessive customer service coupled with our absolute no-risk guarantee means you'll never be disappointed that you choose us."
Parts & Supplies
Love My Casita (Added 5/12/13) Arizona Eileen's website, providing all kinds of support for Casita Fiberglass Trailer owners. Her "CASITA TRAVEL TRAILER A-Z OWNER'S GUIDE" puts the factory manual to shame!
Fiberglass Travel Trailers RV - We have owned many Molded Fiberglass Trailers of all sizes and makes. Currently own a 73 Boler,75 ECO,2001 Bigfoot 21RB, Molded Fiberglass Trailers. Many of our little trailers needed a lot of TLC before they were ready for camping. I found RV Parts stores did not understand what our little trailers were. We wanted a place where the Fiberglass Trailer owner, could find those special parts, and information to repair their trailers. Many of the parts we are selling I have used improve our small trailers. We attend many NOG's in the Pacific Northwest, and carry a small collection of parts with us when traveling. If you do not see what you are looking for, please send us an email at info@Fiberglasstraveltrailersrv.com. We ship to Canada, email for mailing cost quote.
RV Widget Works (Added 10/15/14) "Don't want to make screwholes in your rig? We can fabricate shelves, holders, guards, or whatever by machining or vacuum forming the perfect shape, size, and with the features YOU want! Then mount it with foam tape or Velcro. Easy to drill holes if you prefer screws or are replacing something ugly (like wire racks) mounted with screws. They also work well for boaters who don't like making holes either! Send us a sketch to get started....never a charge for a quote!"
Little House Customs - "Wellcome to Little House Customs. We hope that your visit here will in some way enhance your fiberglass RV experience. We offer parts, accessories, and other items for your Casita in our store. We also offer a wide range of services that can be done at our shop or at a rally. Check out our "Where we'll be" section so you'll know where our paths may cross."
Perfect Casita (Added 12/30/12) "Welcome to The Perfect Casita, an online store catering to recreational vehicle owners, travel trailer owners, and camping enthusiasts. Our love of the small fiberglass travel trailers and camping have inspired us to open a store providing trailer owners and outdoor enthusiasts a mixture of new products including some of our own inventions for Casita (and other) travel trailers and high quality items from trusted manufacturers of RV goods."
Trailer Weights in the Real World (Updated often) This link will download an Excel Spreadsheet that can be editied, sorted, etc. With the author's permission, I added & will update when possible, Frederick Simson's trailer weighing project originally in the General Chat section at the Fiberglass Trailer Forum.
Ramblin' Ralph's RV Roamings (Added 5/27/15) While not a fiberglass trailer site, Ralph has dry camped all over the west & this page has a link to a Google map that gives information about the last 540 places he has camped, most the type fiberglass trailer owners love to visit.
The Small Trailer Enthusiast (Added 10/28/12) "The Small Trailer Enthusiast is a home for news on small travel trailers, typically 20' or less. Here you will find info on new models, industry news relating to small trailers, and any other stories I think you might find interesting. Have some small trailer news you'd like to pass along?"
Casita Travel Trailer Adventures (Added 1/3/14) A Facebook page for Casita owners to post photos and travel comments.
BC Glass Eggs (Added 9/29/11) "To start off with, we've never aspired to be a "Club". We are a group of people who enjoy the look and benefits of fiberglass trailers who get together to go camping at least once a year and trade stories and ideas. The atmosphere is relaxed and often you'll find groups of new-found friends roaming around to check out each others modifications. We're a friendly group always open to anyone who would like to hang out with us and add some fresh ideas . . . and possibly some new parts leads! At each meet we try to plan a few activities, from pot-lucks to demonstrations to tours of our local trailer manufactures (such as Escape Trailers in Chilliwack). No two meets are a-like. Each activity is planned by volunteers who have stepped up to the plate with an idea and have run with it. There is no roster of members, no speacial hand shakes and no yearly fees. Just like-minded people getting together for a fun weekend, or two, of camping. Please check out out website and if you like what you see - we hope you'll join us at our next meet.
Molded Fiberglass RV Gatherings (Added 1/3/14) Links to some of the Texas Fiberglass Trailer gatherings, including the Bluebonnet Casita Rally, the Guadalupe River Rat, the Javelina Roundup, Matagorda Madness, and Pineknot.
Egg Camping Club (Added 4/26/12) "We are a camping club based around Casita, Scamp, and similar fiberglass campers. We have scheduled trips in Georgia, Alabama, & Tennessee. We are a family oriented club that takes pride in being able to invite people to a camping atmosphere that can be enjoyed by all. If you are traveling to our area, we welcome you to come camp with us.
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