Fiber Stream Documentation - Fiberglass RV

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Old 04-09-2006, 10:27 PM   #1
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Fiber Stream never had a manual. There was a one page, two sided spec sheet that owners received with their new RV. All other documentation consisted of the appliance manuals from the suppliers.

This is a fact sheet shown on eBay as part of the sale of a 1981 trailer.
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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I see they had their ad copy writers constantly updating the sheet. Ken Hildner gave me a copy of his, which I compared to the one that came with mine. It is interesting to see the different labels given to that narrow space between the refrigerator and the door, where the last 8" of wheel well sticks out & has to be covered with something.

1. Mine said, "Drawers", but I had a vertical open bin, to which I added a hinged lid.
2. Ken's said, "Magazine Rack", which explained the bin.
3. This one says, "Rack for Fishing Rods, Guns, or Magazines"
and this 1981 trailer has the drawers!

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1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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Old 04-09-2006, 10:48 PM   #3
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This is the manufacturers spec sheet. I'll repost this when I'm able to get a better scan.

This is the text describing the Fiber Stream

Overall Length - 16ft
Overall Width - 80"
Approximate Weight - 1740 pounds
480 x 12" Tandem Axle
Electric Brakes
Demand Water System - 15 gallon capacity
Twin Holding Tanks - 13 gallons each
Twin Propane Tanks - 5 lbs each
Wired for Air Conditioning
Attractive Color Coordinated Interior
Bunks can made into King sized bed
Heater (Thermostat)
Systems Monitor Panel
Gas/Electric Hot Water Heater
4 cu ft gas/electric refrigerator
Approximate 140 pound tongue weight
Range with Oven
Double Stainless Steel Sink
20 amp Converter
City Water Hook Up
110v and 12v systems
4 Large Sliding Windows
76" headroom
Overhead Cabinets Standard
Dual Wall Construction
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Old 04-10-2006, 01:53 PM   #4
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I think these are great to have, if only for entertainment, but even for real information (such as correct frame and hitch height).

I did notice the changing standards over the last couple of decades: the Fiber Stream people apparently thought that the trailer was light enough to be towed by a VW Rabbit! Even at the unattainable 1600 lb, assuming someone was traveling with no luggage, that's too much. It's not just Fiber Stream - everyone did it.
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Information is good. Lack of information is not so good, but misinformation is much worse. Check facts, and apply common sense liberally.
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