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Old 03-29-2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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Hello. We are about 80% committed to buying a Sport 22FB. We just spent two months in the SOCAL desert and loved it. In a Rockwood A122 aframe popup. A bit cramped. We are interested in a smaller, lighter TT in the 20 foot range that we can tow with a Ford Explorer. Mostly Boondocking. The Sport 22 seems to fit our needs. So, two questions for the forum. Does this seem like a good fit for us? Also, if not an Airstream,what high quality fiberglass TT would you suggest? I'm 6'2" so I need a bed and ceiling that works. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-2015, 10:36 PM   #2
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Here's the newest breakthrough fiberglass trailer.

Oliver Travel Trailers | Fiberglass Travel Trailers

Looks like a lot less maintenance. Paula
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:09 AM   #3
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No one can answer your first question besides you. I camped out of a tent trailer for 17 years and found it to be rather spacious in many ways. I don't think you are going to experience a "roomy" feel in a 20 or 22 footer.

Whoops, you weren't in a tent trailer but rather an A frame type. Yes, these can feel pretty cramped. At 6'2" you might be challenged to find a bed that will fit you. There are quite a few folks here of your height and they will likely chime in soon. Fiberglass trailers are nice but I don't think they will be more spacious than an Airstream.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:54 AM   #4
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The Sport 22 will fit you fine and has a nice looking interior, unlike some plastic trailers with tiny plastic windows, cramped baths, and white plastic interiors.

The problem for boon docking with small trailers is the small water and waste tank(s), and limited battery size. It can be managed by conserving what you have available.

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Old 03-30-2015, 12:19 PM   #5
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Check out the 23. Double axle, increased storage and in my opinion better layouts.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:35 PM   #6
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There are many threads concerning the Airstream 22' model and it's frame.

One needs to do a lot of additional research on this particular model.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:43 PM   #7
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

The AS 22FB Sport would probably work nicely for your camping needs. Even this unit may be at the high end of your Explorer's towing capabilities, but probably doable.

I would also suggest taking a look at the Oliver. I would add to that list the Casita and Scamp.
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:35 PM   #8
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I have a 22fb. Even though it is small, it has a very long bed of 84 inches, more than most models and plenty for your height. Three sides are against the wall, so it is a pain to make up. I am satisfied with it so far. I would prefer a 25, but That would have required a new TV.
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We are interested in a smaller, lighter TT in the 20 foot range that we can tow with a Ford Explorer. .


Seriously consider your long term use and needs when purchasing and then ask yourself how long you are going own the explorer. Tow vehicles come and go but Airstream last a loooooooong time. It might be better to get the trailer you want or need and then trade the Explorer in for a rig that will tow it.

I would look hard at the 23 footer
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Old 03-30-2015, 01:42 PM   #10
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I am just plain sold on the 20ft FC...great galley, relatively light weight, and very nice bed that fits my 6'6"/240lb frame perfectly and allows my (not so petite) wife (jeezz...I hope she doesn't see this) to sleep well. For added safety "Daisy" will get new Michelins and upgraded 16" Sendel wheels (and let not start THAT wheels/tires/rims discussion again) this week, so I'll feel even more secure with my single axle camper. So maybe look at the 19ft and my 20ft FC models as well. Good luck. jon
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Are you buying 'new' or previously "loved"?
I am 6'2" also.. and get around just fine.. in our 34' Wide Body..... have room to stay out of my Bride's way..
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The Airstream 23' is similar in size to the Oliver Legacy Elite II mentioned above. There is both a rear and front bed floor design with three trim levels. Here is link to the Airstream 2015 Trailer Product line:

http://colonialairstream.com/Airstre...el_trailer.pdf

Choices, choices, choices....
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oh.. check out the 'Classifieds' here... there are some really nice options...
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