How To Not Become Discouraged? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-03-2013, 09:11 AM   #1
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How To Not Become Discouraged?

I am looking for ideas on how not to be discouraged when looking for a fiberglass trailer. Last year, we planned to attend one of the get-togethers but we were relocating. We are SO far from all the fiberglass manufacturers but not the stick and going for repairs or to get follow-up after delivery on issues that might need to be addressed would be difficult. Having worked for a stick trailer manufacturer that only sold factory direct gave me some insight. So, this is becoming very discouraging as I read about others having to go back to the factory to have issues addressed. It would, I guess, make more sense to get a used unit since then we would just be paying out of pocket for anything we needed done and that is actually how we have always bought our vehicles. Well, I can always go with my standard "met to be" or not. We have a pop-up that we'll be taking out this summer to nearby camping areas and that will tide us over until we find what is "met to be". Thanks for listening.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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I got a used glass trailer and they are just made better than a lot of other types of trailers. I think the issues are relatively minor and unless you're one of those that can't figure out how to change a light bulb, it's easier to fix things yourself. Major appliances are my only concern with used trailers but most any RV place can work on any of them if needed. The shell may be specific to the mfg but about everything else isn't. Wheels, tires, axles, brakes, AC, fridge, power converter, hot water heater, hinges, knobs, etc.. are all repairable by someone other than the factory.

We simply don't get to use ours enough to justify the cost of a new one so when a good used one popped up in the neighborhood, we grabbed it. Did some minor tweaks and changed a few things but nothing that took more than a drill or screwdriver.

We had a pop-up years ago and after having the Casita I'm pretty sure we won't have another pop-up (or 5th wheel for that matter). Pop-up was probably better with kids but the kids are gone and the smaller glass trailer is perfect for our 3 day weekend trips within a few hundred miles of home.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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No charge. Do you say "met to be"? Do other Kansas say it that way? I always hear "meant to be" as in serendipity, kismet, fate, predestination, foreordination, and look, the cat came back. This is going to worry me all day.

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:47 AM   #4
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Cathy P,

Depending on exactly where you are in Kansas, I am probably a few hours away and would be happy to show you my 2010 EggCamper if you are interested.
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #5
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I have a scamp fifth wheel in wichita you could look at. What type if camper are you looking for?
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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You could bide your time with the pop-up and save up for a new one to get exactly what you want.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #7
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I guess I'm a little dense. What was your question again?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:20 AM   #8
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If you're worried about the warranty thing, don't be, at least with Scamp. The appliances are off the shelf stuff and any factory warranty repair place will take care of them. The trailer part can be handled by most RV repair shops with billing to Scamp. I can only speak about Scamp since that,s what I bought new.
Before you give up on fiberglass call the manufacturer of the trailer of choice and ask a lot of questions. Get their flyers and sales materials. Ask about close by trailers that you might visit.
I think you'll be surprised.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:25 AM   #9
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No charge. Do you say "met to be"? Do other Kansas say it that way? I always hear "meant to be" as in serendipity, kismet, fate, predestination, foreordination, and look, the cat came back. This is going to worry me all day.

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In order to ease your mind, I did mean "meant". Do other "people in Kansas" rather than just "Kansas" say it that way, I can't really say. I am sorry for any confusion that "met" caused anyone. Seriously, I don't understand if this post was "meant to be" humorous or not.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #10
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Thank you everyone for your encouragement and offers to show your trailers. Our schedules allow us no time right now. We hope to make it to one of the rallies in KS this year. We are in Emporia, sadly. It is better than SE KS but still not a place I would want to call "home". Right now, with minds changing frequently, we are looking at the Eggcamper (manufactured close to where I grew up) and the Scamp fifth-wheel. My husband is 6'2" which doesn't make it any easier.
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ParkLiner offers 6"4 headroom and 6'10 wide
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Thank you everyone for your encouragement and offers to show your trailers. Our schedules allow us no time right now. .
Cathy if you call the trailer manufacturers most if not all of them have a customer referral system - just tell them where you live and they will hook you up with someone who lives near you who will let you take a look at their trailer. Re warranty issues etc as others have said they all use the same parts etc so not a problem finding someone who can fix the problem and from what I understand if your traveling and not close to the factory all the manufactures will arrange for you to take the trailer to an RV shop close to where you are and cover it from there. Or at least thats been the case for the few folks I have known to have a warranty issues with a couple of different fiberglass trailer manufactures.
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #13
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I guess I'm a little dense. What was your question again?
I'm not sure what you are asking.
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Emporia isn't too far, if you ever want to check out the scamp fifth wheel, let m know. I should have it at the Milford rally this fall, also.
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