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Old 03-27-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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I have been researching and think maybe we paid to much for our travel trailer.
And if we did it's a lesson learned cause what me paid for this, we paid 3's as much in rent alone last year. Anyone know of any sites to find prices?
We have a 1999 Skyline Nomad 25 ft and inside was taken care of nicely, the outside pretty ok to.
Has a tip out, pull out whatever you call it.
It needed a lot of what I call 'mini' repairs, propane hose, regulor, hoses for water,
electrical element for the fridge, but gas works real good for fridge.
Just curious if we may of paid to much for it.
If we did, at least it's ours and we can move anywhere we want at anytime and
it's 1,100 less a month than what we were paying
Rent vs lot fee we pay now and at least now we won't have any utility costs
cause it's included in the lot fee (water, sewage, electric, wireless and a pool)

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Old 03-27-2009, 12:58 PM   #2
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How much did you pay?
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:00 PM   #3
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Carolyn, you'll get some replies for sure. But, maybe you'd get more answers to your questions on the Open Road forums at RV.net?? More owners of your brand of trailer hang out over there and I'm sure you'd get more answers. The focus of FiberglassRV is molded lightweight fiberglass towables... which your Skyline Nomad is not.

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Old 03-27-2009, 09:29 PM   #4
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Carolyn, you'll get some replies for sure. But, maybe you'd get more answers to your questions on the Open Road forums at RV.net?? More owners of your brand of trailer hang out over there and I'm sure you'd get more answers. The focus of FiberglassRV is molded lightweight fiberglass towables... which your Skyline Nomad is not.

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Donna, mines fiberglass and mines towable, it's just not molded and lightweigth.
Am I kind of out of place joining this site? Not sure if your smiley was waving hello or good-bye with the
link to a different site.
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:48 PM   #5
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Caroline, Donna and I (guess, myself) think of Nomad as being stickie trailers, sorry for the confusion... As such it would help to know what YOU consider "TOO MUCH", LOL!!!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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OH, MY!!!, did I/can I post that 'stickie' pic here??? LOL!!!!
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:03 PM   #7
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Hi Caroline

I really don't have any knowledge of your trailer. However, I did take a quick look on the web and found two close to your year. Maybe this will give you a little idea if what you paid was high, since we don't know what you actually paid. Condition of the trailers will also make a big difference.

1998 Skyline Nomad 25 ft Priced at $5900
1996 Skyline Nomad 25 ft Priced at $4000

Your trailer is fiberglass exterior, but totally different than our molded fiberglass trailers. Our Casita trailer is 17' long, as several are on this website. I am happy to try to help you. but I'm afraid my information is very limited. I think too that Open Road Forums would be a great place to maybe find your exact trailer.

I hope this helped you.
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Old 03-27-2009, 11:18 PM   #8
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Caroline, LOL............... Donna's really very nice! I think she was trying to help you find help from your fellow "stickie" owners. Who are probably more knowledgeable on your type of rv. We egg heads are really narrow minded when it comes to rv's. We love our little eggs, and have limited knowledge about other brands for the most part. We're a different breed. Of course as Donna said, you would probably get some suggestions cause most of us have owned other types of rv's, but honestly after we got the Egg Bug we only have eyes for the little round shape of a molded fiberglass rv. Now that being said, Are you happy with your trailer? If so, don't kick yourself to hard if you find you paid to much. We all have buyer remorse unless we got some screaming deal. Hope you continue to enjoy your rv.
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:35 AM   #9
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No Caroline not waving goodbye. And yes, trying to help you find answers you seek. As everyone else has mentioned our focus is a different type of trailer. Members can probably give you answers, but the Open Road forums will give you more answers from current owners of your type of trailer. You're certainly welcome to hang out here, we're a fun, friendly bunch. However, all questions about sticky trailers will stay in General Chat. The Care and Feeding, Problem Solving, Modifications, etc. are for molded trailers, because as you can see the main topic title is "All About Our Unique Little Molded Fiberglass Trailers"

Does this help?
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Old 03-28-2009, 12:54 PM   #10
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So will we ever know how much Caroline paid? There were some hints:

> we paid 3's as much in rent alone last year
> it's 1,100 less a month than what we were paying rent vs. lot fee

Is there a simultaneous equation that will solve the mystery?
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Old 03-28-2009, 04:37 PM   #11
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Looks like:

Lot x 3 = Rent

Lot + 1100 = Rent

So, Lot = 550 and Rent = 1650

Approximate because Rent isn't exactly 3x the Lot.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:15 PM   #12
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I see we have a math teacher on the forum
Ok I was being approx, not exact but if we're getting exact, my lot fee covers wireles and electric.
My 1,550 rent did not thus all added up it comes out to 3x's (Approx)

Donna, I didn't really feel you were running me off, I was joking, thus the smiley hiding behind the sofa.

Someone tell me what a sticky trailer is please?
I'm new to the whole rv thing and don't know the slang.

PS: I hate math ever since they started putting letters in with numbers

Rent was 1,550
electric averaged (yr round winter and summer $125. mo
wireless runs $40.
on and there is cable here add another $40. more saved for basic.
1,550 + 125. + 40. + 40 + more than 1,650 lol :-~~~~
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Old 03-28-2009, 08:59 PM   #13
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Someone tell me what a sticky trailer is please?
I'm new to the whole rv thing and don't know the slang.
[b]"Sticky" A.K.A. "Stick Built" refers to the wood stud and rafter framework within the wall surfaces and between the ceiling and roof surfaces. This is conventional "House" type construction, usually with square corners and a boxy shape. The "skin" or outside surface is made of multiple panels that have to be joined with multiple seams and attached to the stick framework which provides the concealed structural support.

[b]As opposed to Molded Fiberglass construction; nicknamed "Egg".
This is because the molded hull or shell is the total structure, much like a fiberglass boat. There is [b]NO framework in the exterior walls/roof. They are aerodynamically rounded, not boxy, having compound curves, and the exterior "wall" blends continuously into the "roof". There is only 1 seam, around either the "equator" or the "meridian" of the egg shape. The interior surface of the exterior wall and ceiling is usually soft, like being totally upholstered. Choices are with:
  • carpet, like in a Casita
  • headliner (nicknamed "rat fur"), like in a Scamp
  • or vinyl, like the crinkly Ensolite in Boler, or the smooth vinyl in Escape
with either foam or reflectix backing for insulation.

A few are double hulled, having the same gel-coat fiberglass finish on the inside as well as the outside.
  • Burro, and it's cousin UHaul (both out-of-production)
  • Eggcamper
  • Oliver
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:54 AM   #14
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Go to this site to look it up.

http://www.nadaguides.com/default.aspx?LI=...y=1999&ml=N

www.nada.com
Their pricing is low for the Scamp campers so I do not know how real they will price yours.

I can tell you this, once you make the deal you need to put it at rest because you can't go through life gritting your teeth every time you look at the camper. You paid a price that you thought was OK for what you got. You can always find what you bought cheaper somewhere else. Use the camper have fun and go forth with a smile on your face.
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