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Full-size fiberglass TT?

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For many reasons, we're wanting to turn our Foretravel MH and towed into a pickup and TT. I can find lots of small fiberglass trailers (Casita, Egg Camper, Escape, Oliver, Scamp), but no full-size ones. Some years ago someone (Keystone?) had one that was painted grey, presumably to reinforce the idea that it was a competitor to Airstream. It didn't last very long. Is anyone currently making such a trailer?

We're full-timers, so those little ones are just too little for us.

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I remember something called Fibron, I think we had a New Horizons made with that. Looked like fiberglass but might not have been.

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Fiberon, maybe? That's used in composite decking. I would imagine that it would be plenty tough, but maybe a bit on the heavy side.

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No this was the sidewalls. Bought the trailer in 2000 and sold it in 2008. I am fairly sure it was spelled Fibron, could be wrong easily.

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Depends on your definition of “full size”. We are NOT full-timers but 25’ is full size to me.  Here a link to Bigfoot makes two trailer that are 25 feet long.  There was a rear bed 25 foot one at the hunter’s camp in Montana.  He was checking out my solar setup on my 2014 Nash 17k and we were comparing trailers 4 seasons capability between my Nash and his Bigfoot.  Bigfoot is price proud of their product and rightfully so as it looks to be a very well-built trailer.

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As far as I know, Bigfoot makes the biggest although Scamp has a little fifth wheel model too. In either case, they are very expensive when compared to other brands of similar size and the cost of construction is probably the reason for the size limits. As you increase the length of that type of construction it would get far more complicated due to the lack of a steel frame and complication means more cost. You have to be able to sell what you build in large enough numbers to show a profit. The closest thing to that type construction that I know of would be the aluminum trailers from Thor/Airstream and they are the most expensive travel trailers on the market today, as far as I can find. 

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Escape makes a 21' 5th wheel (as well as a 21' pull behind), but as Kirk and others mentioned, Bigfoot makes the largest 2 piece fiberglass trailer.  In the late 80's, Bigfoot made around a dozen 28' Silver Cloud fiberglass trailers.  They are a rare, but still sought after fiberglass "egg".  I saw one at the Quartzsite fiberglass trailer rally 2 years ago & it was/is a beautiful trailer.

The 25' models by Bigfoot are currently the largest production trailer.

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