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Reviewed on December 3, 2023
The 2012 Ever-Lite by EverGreen is the third RV trailer we owned and it is so improved that there is no comparison. Some of it is the layout suits us better than the previous bunkhouse and toyhauler trailers. Of course, some of this is simply the advancements made over time but much of it is simply better ...
The 2012 Ever-Lite by EverGreen is the third RV trailer we owned and it is so improved that there is no comparison. Some of it is the layout suits us better than the previous bunkhouse and toyhauler trailers. Of course, some of this is simply the advancements made over time but much of it is simply better construction and attention to detail.
The frame is aluminum with insulation bonded to the frame on all sides: top, sides & flooring. It was built with double pane windows. These attributes make it so much easier...and cheaper...to heat and cool. Our agriculture related business meant that our travel time started in November so being able to walk bare foot on a warm floor was definitely a nice perk. The aluminum frame is lighter than the standard wood frames so it is easier to pull and maneuver while retaining the increased durability of metal. It is also certified Green...a nice bonus for those who are sensitive to some materials or who care about how things are sourced.
The floor plan is laid out well for lengthy stays by a single or couple. There’s enough separation of sleeping and living areas that one can be lingering in bed while an early riser is comfortably ensconced on the couch with a book or at the table drinking coffee or tea. The couch does fold out for an additional sleeper if that is needed. Storage is ingenious and plentiful. The flat screen television has mounts in both the living area and the bedroom for a quick change of viewing location.
There is a drop leaf counter extension in the kitchen which was in almost constant use for the extra work space but was still easy to fold back down when not in use. Cooking options include the gas range, microwave and convection so there is always a simple way to put food on the table without extreme effort. I sometimes wished for a larger oven but that is an understandable space tradeoff in every trailer I’ve seen.
The bathroom is small but surprisingly maneuverable in its layout. The shower is a decent size with adjustable spray height. The only quibble is that the ledge for soap is tilted a bit down for drainage but sometimes allows something placed on it to slide off. I put shampoo bottles on floor but could also have hung a shower caddy over the far edge of the shower without impacting space.
The mostly neutral colors and fabrics are a major improvement on some of the wilder patterns so often seen in RV vehicles and show little to no sign of wear. While the wood throughout the trailer interior is not heirloom quality, it is attractive and as well finished as most furniture I have seen offered in stores.
I was recently widowed and would cheerfully use this as a temporary home when I move except that I am small enough to make lifting propane tanks & the stabilizer hitch an issue. Recently it’s been a guest house for visitors who all appreciate the home-like convenience while staying in it, commenting that they could LIVE in it. It truly does provide a home away from home.