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Old 04-12-2010, 10:26 AM   #15
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[quote]What odor retention? That is a missconception.
Any trailer will retain oders if not kept clean and well aired. Our Boler is 26 years old, we've had it for 16, and still smells like spring inside. No, I can't wash the walls. I do use my shopvac on it a couple of times a year and carpet cleaner does a good job on accidental spills. The carpeting is a better sound deadener and we think that it has a better insulating quality. We have no mold or mildew problems and the inside walls don't sweat. Most bad smells will come from food oders, left over garbage, unwashed bedding, old clothing, whatever that thing was that was left in the fridge, and other things left inside when the trailer is not being used. Adding a screen door to allow more ventilation has been a big help and having a wife who likes things neat-n-tidy goes a long way too. {No, you're not bringing those smelly fish in here!}


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Thanks James. I obviously have no first-hand experience and am just passing along things I have read. Your point is well taken.

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Old 04-12-2010, 07:11 PM   #16
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Rich,
If you find the right 13 footer that tinkles your fancy and your wallet, replacing the wall covering isn't that big of a deal, should you want to... Don't let the existing wall covering keep you from a score.

In other words, if you find one at the right price, customize the interior to meet your own tastes and concerns.

If you need help, the folks on this forum all full of great ideas on renovations.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:52 PM   #17
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Rich our first trailer was a older 13' Burro and I loved the smooth walls, like you, I don't care for the 'carpeted look' of many trailers. When we 'upgraded' we thought we'd only settle for a larger Burro but found a previously owned Escape. Though the walls are not hard fiberglass, they are smooth, white and no 'fuzz', and it has the same 'bright' feel as the Burro did. Now I know you won't find a 'used' small Escape because they only started making them! But do broadened your search.

I just posted a used 15' Trillium we saw today - I loved it! If I was looking for a smaller trailer right now I'd buy it! Light, smooth, cute, cozy. It's a long way from you, but if you check it out and talk to the owner and are interested we can go back up and do a thorough inside inspection to give you an idea of the condition, as I said in the post - it look in very good condition.

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Rich our first trailer was a older 13' Burro and I loved the smooth walls, like you, I don't care for the 'carpeted look' of many trailers. When we 'upgraded' we thought we'd only settle for a larger Burro but found a previously owned Escape. Though the walls are not hard fiberglass, they are smooth, white and no 'fuzz', and it has the same 'bright' feel as the Burro did. Now I know you won't find a 'used' small Escape because they only started making them! But do broadened your search.

I just posted a used 15' Trillium we saw today - I loved it! If I was looking for a smaller trailer right now I'd buy it! Light, smooth, cute, cozy. It's a long way from you, but if you check it out and talk to the owner and are interested we can go back up and do a thorough inside inspection to give you an idea of the condition, as I said in the post - it look in very good condition.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...c=39493&hl=
Thanks. I hadn't thought of the Trillium before. Rich
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:27 PM   #19
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If you find the right 13 footer that tinkles your fancy and your wallet, replacing the wall covering isn't that big of a deal, should you want to... Don't let the existing wall covering keep you from a score.

In other words, if you find one at the right price, customize the interior to meet your own tastes and concerns.

If you need help, the folks on this forum all full of great ideas on renovations.
Thanks Robert. Point well taken regarding the wall covering. Rich
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Old 04-12-2010, 09:37 PM   #20
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Five things come to mind when you talk about odors in a trailer. One.. carpet on the floor, two.. cushions, three... rotten floor, four... poor black tank maintenace, five... germy gray water tank. I can't remember anyone ever saying the shell carpet, ratfur or marine headliner covering the interior was the culprit for odor. AND when speaking about mold problem in the interior it usually means elephant skin AKA ensolite. In all the years I've been reading fiberglass forums, there's only been 2-3 postings about removing carpet/ratfur/marine headliner due to problems with odor. But bunches about mold on ensolite. Now, we all know the mold was from a long term leak. Truly, I can honestly say Ratfur doesn't hold odor... but, I don't cook broccoli, fish or cauliflower in my trailer either
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Heck! I don't cook broccoli...Period
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:55 PM   #22
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Hi Folks,

Now that I'm the proud owner of the 12' Contempo I guess that makes my initial questions moot. However, if you all can bear with me, I'm sure I'll have a zillion more as I work to customize my new Egg. Even though it is not as rounded as some I hope I can still call it an Egg. And thanks to all for your insightful observations.

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Congratulations and have fun with your new obsession, er I mean trailer!
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Congratulations.
As you can see from our response to your questions we don't all agree on everything. If we did then they would all look the same. It's great to see what others have done to theirs and we all hope that you will keep us informed in words and/or pictures. Especially the pictures. Have fun and make it yours.
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