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Old 10-14-2008, 10:34 PM   #1
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I was looking through a post about restoring a vintage FGRV, and all of a sudden it struck me; Do the creators of these wonderful rigs from now defunct manufacturers feel a twinge of joy at seeing them restored to their former glory? Do they lament the demise of the particular manufacturer who employed them? Are they happy when they see mods done that they had perhaps considered while the trailers were still in production? Or maybe they were just employees working away, trying to find something else anyway, and don't give any thought to these little trailers that we enjoy so much.

Just wondering....
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:29 AM   #2
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I was looking through a post about restoring a vintage FGRV, and all of a sudden it struck me; Do the creators of these wonderful rigs from now defunct manufacturers feel a twinge of joy at seeing them restored to their former glory? Do they lament the demise of the particular manufacturer who employed them? Are they happy when they see mods done that they had perhaps considered while the trailers were still in production? Or maybe they were just employees working away, trying to find something else anyway, and don't give any thought to these little trailers that we enjoy so much.

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They probably wish we would quit restoring them and buy new ones !
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Old 10-15-2008, 06:49 AM   #3
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Over on uhaulcamper.com, we had a gentleman find us who had worked on the original UHauls, in particular, the 16'. He thought it was neat that they had become people's toys. I think he bought one himself.

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Old 10-19-2008, 01:38 AM   #4
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I actually think they should be proud that their craftmanship is still bringing so much joy to so many. Robin
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:24 AM   #5
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I'm just happy that at one time or another someone saw what they perceived was a market and filled it. There are so many different styles available that fill a particular need. From time to time I get the urge to fill up my yard with a few select examples, but (un)fortunately clearer heads (wife) prevail.

I currently own a 16foot Casita SD and love it, but there's something to be said for a vintage 13foot Boler/Trill, or the innovation of a Compact Junior.

Fantasies.
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