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Old 12-31-2012, 02:53 PM   #71
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Y'all come on out to Hadlock...we'll see what two old ladies can accomplish...

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Hadlock... Well, that's only about 1,947 miles from me.... I'll hop right on over!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #72
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All of the wood framing and cabinets in my 1973 Hunter were in as-new condition, save a few rusty staples under the kitchen counter, when I got in in Feb of 2012.

By that gauge, todays eggs with wood interiors should last well past the centennial of Pearl Harbor Day, even if there is nothing left than can still tow them.

Maybe there will be a bigger market in 2041 for retro motels with campers as room units, ala:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan...ailer-20110116
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:00 PM   #73
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It's called the "I have a Sawzall, and I know how to use it" syndrome...

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Me at the Escape factory a few years back, adding a skylight to another owners 5.0. :P


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Old 12-31-2012, 06:21 PM   #74
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Me at the Escape factory a few years back, adding a skylight to another owners 5.0. :P
LOL I recall how scared I was to cut the hole in the roof of my trailer for a new fan..... only due to Reece having assured me I could do it that I dared!! bet you felt good knowing it wasnt your trailer and that Reece was probable around to supervise!
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:35 PM   #75
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.... once encased in a fiberglass shell is bull....

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That explains why those cows are all rubbing up against the trailers! LOL
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:47 PM   #76
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My ideal camper and what I would really like to see in an egg is a double insulated hull, an aluminum frame and a floor and cabinets like the livinlite campers. I don't want any kind of carpet, rat fur, vinyl on the walls. They have a little video:
CampLite All Aluminum Travel Trailer Overview by LivinLite

I would like a Lil Snoozy with no wood! I wonder how much weight an egg would lose if they did this? I'd sure like to change out my Playpac floor, frame and cabinets with aluminum!
Aluminum frame: are you referring to the thing the trailer sits on, that the running gear attaches to? Because our eggs don't have internal framing, unlike the CampLite.

I bet you could get a Snoozy the way you want it. They will sell one completely empty, so if you or they had a source for aluminum cabinets ready-made, they could install them. An aluminum floor is probably easier than the cabinets to install. Or buy an empty one and have a local shop finish it out (or DIY).

CampLite's cabinets seemed pretty ugly to me before, but now with the Azdel they look quite agreeable IMO.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:04 PM   #77
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Me at the Escape factory a few years back, adding a skylight to another owners 5.0. :P


Now, that there is what I'm talkin' about!

And per the Camplite "aluminum frame" query, Mike Magee:

That puppy's aluminum from top to bottom, including the frame it sits on!

But get this:

Folks have actually challenged their "all-aluminum construction" assertion by pointing out that there are some composites/steel etc. in parts of it....so Camplite has had to add the following "disclaimer" on their home page:

"* Obviously, the “entire” camper is not aluminum. The vast majority of the main construction components of this camper are made of aluminum and composites, which backs up our claim of being 98% recyclable. There are steps and stabilizer jacks made of steel; composite wall and ceiling boards; and plastics used in trim, tanks and bath areas."

Can you believe it??? Next thing you know someone will take 'em to task because they don't mention that the tires are made out of rubber. (I think)

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Well....yes, but...



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GRRRREAT POST! LOVE IT!
Looks like taking the pet along REX an egg!


BTW; Scamp has offered the deluxe custom interior (wood) for more than a quarter of a century.
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I wish to add the UHaul camper to the car comparison list and compare it to a Fiat Spider.....not quite a classic, doesn't have all the bells and whistles ....but oh, so fun, gets you where you want to go and makes people smile...
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I wish to add the UHaul camper to the car comparison list and compare it to a Fiat Spider.....not quite a classic, doesn't have all the bells and whistles ....but oh, so fun, gets you where you want to go and makes people smile...
LOL Jane they are fun cars but I hope you mean the new version and not the old version. Some UHaul owners may not appreciate the association seem to recall (could be wrong) that the older Fiat's involved Lord Lucas, The King of Darkness
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....seem to recall (could be wrong) that the older Fiat's involved Lord Lucas, The King of Darkness
Be fair - Joseph Lucas was only The Prince of Darkness and none of his products were found on Fiats of that vintage. They often had Magneti Marelli components and, if you want to have nightmares, I can tell you that Lucas components would often be a step up in waterproofness.....
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! bet you felt good knowing it wasnt your trailer and that Reece was probable around to supervise!
Yeah, my trailer was not even hatched at that point, and it was Reace's saw that I borrowed.
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Be fair - Joseph Lucas was only The Prince of Darkness and none of his products were found on Fiats of that vintage. They often had Magneti Marelli components and, if you want to have nightmares, I can tell you that Lucas components would often be a step up in waterproofness.....
Thanks Andrew for setting the wiring make straight - as mentioned I kind of recalled it may not have been Lucas.... sorry though to hear it was worse than that.
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May we get back to the topic at hand, please?

I believe it was a qualitative critique of Molded Fiberglass trailer brands.
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