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Old 04-15-2012, 10:00 AM   #15
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fiberglass for us

after much research-we decided a fiberglass trailer was the best choice for us.
we found a lot of people were tightening scews, fixing leaking seams and complaining about other things coming loose.
My neighbor has to tighten screws on his camper after a trip.
He also checks them before he leaves on a trip.
We are free from leaks so far and no screws to tighten.
Just a yearly wax and shine.
Our camper is small and cozy-we have everything the big boys have but just on a smaller scale!
Happy camping!

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Old 04-15-2012, 10:10 AM   #16
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I just have this weird thing about owning stuff that they don't make anymore. My Boler American, Chevy Astro, Dodge Ramcharger and all of that other stuff.

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:00 AM   #17
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Rationality is determined by more than a schedule of amortization, longevity of durable goods etc. For people of "limited" means, a choice to purchase or do one thing means a choice not to purchase or do another. Some of us choose to educate our children rather than take a second mortgage for bulgemobiles and dually tugs. I think there's a certain amount of rational concern for the body politic in that stance even if your children are sticking out the windows of a 13 footer or sleeping in the tug or a tent.

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:22 PM   #18
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Last spring I bought the same floorplan as that Skyline 140, only it's a brand with FG gelcoat exterior and paneled walls. I can attest that the allure of that nice new trailer at such a low price can be pretty powerful. I have no regrets at this point, but I'm always looking.

I'm going to say that rationality might be the device we use to justify buying what we desire.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Mike Magee View Post
I'm going to say that rationality might be the device we use to justify buying what we desire.
You have described the method to the madness behind my decision to go fiberglass! I feel so ... rational.

Thank you Mike!
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #20
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We have had similar thoughts, and came very close to a stick built to gain space for extended camping as we start our retirement, we even put a deposit down on one. As we started to think about what we really needed, we decided that although a little more cramped, the better value for us is still molded fiberglass. So now we are in that search for what we want for our extended camping. Sure do like the look of them 19 foot Escapes. Also after owning my 13 foot Scamp for 5 years now, I think I will get pretty close to what I paid for it. That alone is pretty exciting in these days of disposable every thing.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:20 PM   #21
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my decision was SIMPLE... my tug is a honda element and only has a 1500 towing capacity and a trailer that weighs 1110... I got a few hundred pounds to go... me, maybe a friend, the dogs, food and some blankets... sounds good to me!!!
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:31 AM   #22
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having looked over stickbuilts at rv shows,,,even my wife,,,totaly none hammer and screwdriver type....said they just looked cheaply built.

and if you watch one being built,,,,and see just how few staples are actually holding them together....well....

at any camp grounds you will see them ,,,dented,,,faded,,,roof tar coated.

and generaly still heavier then fgrv's.

rationality i think is what got us here in the first place.
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:37 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by reeves99 View Post
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
One man's junk is another man's treasure....
Don't criticize someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes...

Any others?
then you can call him names,,,,your a mile away,,,and you have his

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