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Old 01-31-2015, 06:59 AM   #11
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Same goes for the sticks and bricks, we had 6 of us in a 2 bedroom home, today it'd by 6 bedrooms and 6 baths.

We graduated to a VW camper for 4 of us after the army tent.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:14 AM   #12
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Sad yes, but very understandable. I sure have not heard of anyone buying one lately, and even very few 17's now too.

As I have mentioned here many times before, that if one was willing to forgo the washroom, the layout of the 15A is one of the most efficient layouts out there.

I just wish Tammy and Reace continued success.
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:13 PM   #13
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So glad we got one before they became extinct !
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:32 PM   #14
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I don't know where my sister was in this pic)
Hmm, who took the photo?

The demise of the 15 does make sense given that Scamp and Casita have offerings similar in size but for some reason have never seen the need to offer a little larger size. Escape seems to have that market cornered now so continuing on with a low volume size wouldn't really make sense.

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Old 01-31-2015, 12:52 PM   #15
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Thinking of buying the last three and auctioning them on EBay, my investment guy is always telling me to diversify!
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At least the mould is still viable and "could be" used again.


RIP 15. I never knew ya.
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:04 PM   #17
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It's amazing how expectations change so much. Back in the late 1950s, my family was thrilled to rent a small trailer for the four of us (I don't know where my sister was in this pic) as an upgrade from a surplus canvas army tent. You know...the four-person umbrella tent? What luxury! And now some wonder how we can survive without a bathroom in the trailer. We had the best of times in rental trailers. Absolutely silly what we think we have to have now.
Absolutely wonderful picture Karen. Brings back alot of memories. We camped for years when I was growing up in a 69 Cardinal. I still remember the wood paneling and the screen door with the slider you had to remember to open if you wanted to shut the door. We thought we were living like kings - and we were!
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Old 01-31-2015, 03:54 PM   #18
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There seems to be an unlimited supply of entrepreneurs introducing moulded fiberglass trailers about the 13' to 15' size, although most don't do it nearly as well as Reace and Tammy so they don't get past one or two models, and never really succeed. Anyone who really wants that size can restore an old one, or take their chances with one of the newcomers.

It's always tough when you want something that most people don't.

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It's amazing how expectations change so much. Back in the late 1950s, my family was thrilled to rent a small trailer for the four of us...
Yes, I agree that expectations have escalated with wealth and technology - this is clear in both houses (as already mentioned) and particularly in cars. Any cheaper-than-average common compact car that you can buy today (such as mine) would be a first-rate sports car and decently luxurious by the standards of a few decades ago.

On the other hand, there were huge RV trailers in the 1950s, too.
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Of all the responses so far only two are 15 owners, the rest are a mix of the larger trailers. That alone supports their decision to suspend manufacturing of the small model.

Don't forget that their largest model is not what the industry calls big, & it can and is being towed by small trucks and cars.

They are flexible and reactive to consumer demand, more companies should approach the industry with such enthusiasm.

Take scamp for instance, making the same models as ever, no passion to improve and respond to consumer demand. It simply exist on the name and reputation. People who put more time into researching what is available will move on to a more active manufacturer.

Change is always not well received but is necessary to a growing company.
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Of all the responses so far only two are 15 owners, the rest are a mix of the larger trailers. That alone supports their decision to suspend manufacturing of the small model.

Don't forget that their largest model is not what the industry calls big, & it can and is being towed by small trucks and cars.

They are flexible and reactive to consumer demand, more companies should approach the industry with such enthusiasm.

Take scamp for instance, making the same models as ever, no passion to improve and respond to consumer demand. It simply exist on the name and reputation. People who put more time into researching what is available will move on to a more active manufacturer.

Change is always not well received but is necessary to a growing company.

This forum is also frequented by those who havent decided on the size or items on their build sheet.

Guess it's one less option to consider.
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