I wonder when someone is going to do this with a fiberglass camper. - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-08-2016, 09:41 AM   #1
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I wonder when someone is going to do this with a fiberglass camper.

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Ive see them with the axle removed and put on a flat bed truck but I am waiting for a front wheel drive car to be fitted to one
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Old 07-08-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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Ive see them with the axle removed and put on a flat bed truck but I am waiting for a front wheel drive car to be fitted to one
That is really interesting.

It looks like that car started out in life as an Oldsmobile Tornado ?? or Buick Rivera ?? and anyone with one of these cars today would probably not want to use it as a donor vehicle. I wonder how hard it would be to comply with motor vehicle safety rules and licensing requirements.
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Sorta like this??... and yes it is front wheel drive!


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Clever, but if I wanted a moho I wouldn't be on this forum. I like being able to unhitch and use my tow vehicle for exploring.

And there is a Scamp motorhome (or at least there was, for a brief time in the mid-80's)…

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Old 07-08-2016, 11:32 AM   #5
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Photo shoped

This has to be photoshopped.
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Old 07-08-2016, 11:32 AM   #6
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Sorta like this??... and yes it is front wheel drive!


Hi Floyd, Can you tell me where you got this photo ? (Where on 'net ? ) I took photos of this RV where it sat in Mariposa, Ca 5-6 yrs (?) ago and put them on the Scamp site, in " Scampers Overflow " section for photos. ( Can't find it now) It looks like a 40 Ford PU but isn't at all. It is a square tube frame with a front wheel drive 4 cyl Pontiac Eng / auto transmission. The cab is actually a '40 ford coupe that had been hit in the rear, so it wasn't a waste of a good classic body. The son of the deceased builder thought it was a Scamp body but I'm sure it was a boler fb trailer. It was built years ago when a Ponitac 4 cyl would have been an 'advance technology ' innovation . Supposedly the father also won best of show at the Oakland Roadster Show, which was the pinnacle of achievement in those days. For a roadster, not this RV. So it was well built and designed , but had sat for years, in need of total rebuild which I couldn't see myself doing. Also, in mts, you would need a strong Pu and trailer to get it out. It was finished inside, had the Pontiac dash and column, and was walk through to trailer area. I could have bought it for $4,000 that day but passed on it. I heard it went to the Sacramento Delta area to use as a signboard or attraction for a camp or RV park. I've watched for it in the Delta always, would like to locate it and see how it was used.
And BTW, fb trailers dont work well on trucks, they sit too high on top of the frame. This yellow one was designed around the low tube frame,and built around the frame. Even fb Chinooks are kind of built around the Toyota PU frame, not sitting completely on top. Anyone else have any info on this neat fb RV ? David in Fresno and Sonora
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Looks really interesting and I considered doing this with my Trillium 4500 when I wanted to bring a boat/trailer as well. The rear egg part looks to me like a Trillium?
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Hi Floyd, Can you tell me where you got this photo ? (Where on 'net ? ) I took photos of this RV where it sat in Mariposa, Ca 5-6 yrs (?) ago and put them on the Scamp site, in " Scampers Overflow " section for photos. ( Can't find it now) It looks like a 40 Ford PU but isn't at all. It is a square tube frame with a front wheel drive 4 cyl Pontiac Eng / auto transmission. The cab is actually a '40 ford coupe that had been hit in the rear, so it wasn't a waste of a good classic body. The son of the deceased builder thought it was a Scamp body but I'm sure it was a boler fb trailer. It was built years ago when a Ponitac 4 cyl would have been an 'advance technology ' innovation . Supposedly the father also won best of show at the Oakland Roadster Show, which was the pinnacle of achievement in those days. For a roadster, not this RV. So it was well built and designed , but had sat for years, in need of total rebuild which I couldn't see myself doing. Also, in mts, you would need a strong Pu and trailer to get it out. It was finished inside, had the Pontiac dash and column, and was walk through to trailer area. I could have bought it for $4,000 that day but passed on it. I heard it went to the Sacramento Delta area to use as a signboard or attraction for a camp or RV park. I've watched for it in the Delta always, would like to locate it and see how it was used.
And BTW, fb trailers dont work well on trucks, they sit too high on top of the frame. This yellow one was designed around the low tube frame,and built around the frame. Even fb Chinooks are kind of built around the Toyota PU frame, not sitting completely on top. Anyone else have any info on this neat fb RV ? David in Fresno and Sonora
I just remembered the car and typed in "40 Ford Scamp" and searched in images.
The internet is forever!
This is likely another one of your pics....
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