Cool trailer/thing spotted on Craigslist - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-10-2007, 02:28 PM   #1
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It's a trailer. No, it's a houseboat. No, it's BOTH!

It's a Creighton Gull. Looks to be fiberglass and it's certainly cool.

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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I want it!!!

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Old 12-10-2007, 05:25 PM   #3
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wow.. thats crazy.. thanks for posting
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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The trailer frame stays attached in "marine mode", but I wonder if the tongue might hinge up? It would be weird to sail if it didn't and mechanically a concern for towing if it does.

There has some discussion of this type of RV in the Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers forum, but this is still a rare find, and (as it appears to be at least partially - roof and hull - made of moulded fiberglass) of special interest here. Thanks, Mike!
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:17 PM   #5
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ah, who has 4k I can borrow?
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:47 PM   #6
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ah, who has 4k I can borrow?

If I had an extra 4K, Gina, I'd buy that 13' painted Casita/something in Anchorage that's on Ebay! MINE!
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Gina, how bout three other people going in with you and doing a time share?
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:36 AM   #8
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Wow! That is definitely a rare find and something you just don't see everyday. My only concern would be the same as Brian's... Does the tongue stay attached while in the water? I'm a huge fan of the Trailorboat, but this is just about as cool or maybe a little more!
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:04 AM   #9
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That thing needs an outside walkway just so you can step out to tie up to a dock. Mabee something that folds up when in towing mode.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:39 AM   #10
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The trailer frame stays attached in "marine mode", but I wonder if the tongue might hinge up? It would be weird to sail if it didn't and mechanically a concern for towing if it does.

There has some discussion of this type of RV in the Teardrops & Tiny Travel Trailers forum, but this is still a rare find, and (as it appears to be at least partially - roof and hull - made of moulded fiberglass) of special interest here. Thanks, Mike!

There's a fellow on the Teardrops and Tiny Trailer forum who's trying to build his own version using pink foam overlaid with fiberglass. That's been an interesting story to follow.

Course if the tongue DOESN'T hinge up you could still use it for ramming discourteous boaters.

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The brochure picture was in a book I remember reading on either houseboats or the California delta, don't remember which. I thought it was cool then.

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There's lots of other info on the net about these things. Just google search the name. It -IS- a cool idea and had been attempted in various forms over the years (including a modern million dollar class A I saw on HGTV about a year ago). There just isn't enough demand for something like that for it to make a serious impact however. I can't imagine the frames surviving well on them and it's got to be horrible on the wheels/hubs/axles etc. One thing I'll say though - by using an outboard engine - they ARE able to eliminate the sort of seal issues you'd expect to have with something like this.

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There's lots of other info on the net about these things. Just google search the name. It -IS- a cool idea and had been attempted in various forms over the years (including a modern million dollar class A I saw on HGTV about a year ago). Mike
Mike the Terra Wind Motorhome? We talked about it prehack, here's the Legacy Post link:
Terra Wind Motorhome. they've updated the webpage and it's got some really cool ones, in addition to the Terra Wind.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:29 PM   #14
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That might have been it. I don't recall, but what are the odds there are TWO of the darn things being made?

I can't really tell just by looking at it though. Except for the "go in the water" part - all of the big class A's look the same to me: Big tour buses.

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