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Old 08-11-2007, 11:23 PM   #15
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Is your Buick Rendevous all-wheel-drive? How does it work as a tow vehicle?
Does it give good gas mileage? My father's Pontiac Aztek (same chassis) gets about 22mpg in most
driving; it's all-wheel-drive. Been thinking of using it to tow with once he's ready for a new car.
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Old 08-11-2007, 11:52 PM   #16
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Welcome Cathy, great job on the conversion! That is a very cool looking trailer, I'll have to keep an eye out for it on the road. I'm just outside Edmonton and new to trailering myself.

PS.. nice Saturn. Mine has over 300,000 on it now, great car.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:04 AM   #17
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Thanks Doug. Unfortunately I've used up my holidays for this year. I took a 2 week camping trip to Nebraska with my trailer. I think I spotted the one in Sept. on the calendar, when is the other one? I'll keep them in mind for next year when I'm planning my holidays. My cargo conversion is roughly based on a teardrop trailer with the galley on the outside at the back. I've been hanging around the teardrop message board and it was the International Teardrop Gathering that I went to in Nebraska. I had a great time but there aren't many gatherings in western Canada. As a single woman, I am looking for other people to go camping with as it gets lonely sitting in a campground by yourself.

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Cathy, you are right, there don't seem to be too many fiberglass meets (that I know of) between you and I. There is at least one on Vancouver Island, but the date(s) escape me. While I don't think there are very many (if any) singles in our group, I can pretty much guarantee you'd NOT be left on the outside looking in UNLESS it was by your own choosing. Our next meet 'should be' in the spring, May long weekend when travelling over the Mts. ISN'T a pleasant experience!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:38 AM   #18
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What does the rig weigh, how long did it take you to complete it, did you do all the work yourself or were there things you needed hired-done. Whatever, the result looks super.
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I started to do the work and then my dad took pitty on me and hauled it home to finish off. The basic design is mine and I had 99% of the materials bought for him to work with. The last time I had it weighed was on the way back from dad's with all the extra materials in it and it weighed in about 1900#. I bought the shell from Trailers Unlimited in Edmonton, they installed the windows and side door. My son and I added rigid foam insulation and had started on the panelling when dad took over. My dad is retired and is much better with tools than I am so he had it finished in a month. It would have taken mme much longer.


Palmer, the Rendezvous pulls it great, hardly know its there. The trailer does cut the gas mileage a bit, but its still far better than the bigger rigs are getting.

Hope that answers most questions.

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Old 08-12-2007, 10:40 AM   #19
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Thanks for your response and a look at your rig. If you wind up here on the Wet coast for a rally, maybe we'll get to see it in person.
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Old 08-12-2007, 10:42 AM   #20
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Thanks for your response and a look at your rig. If you wind up here on the Wet coast for a rally, maybe we'll get to see it in person.
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Maybe next year I'll make it out there.

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Old 08-12-2007, 09:19 PM   #21
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Thanks, I found their site:

http://www.trailersunlimited.com/

Looks like a nice line of products. I can see why you would choose it for a conversion.

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ps I figured the Rendevous/Aztek would be a good tow. I get good performance and economy
from my V6 truck. I like the short little tailgate on the Aztek - I could open it when hitched up,
which I can't do with the pickup (tailgate would hit the jack).
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:04 PM   #22
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Hi Cathy,

That's one nifty conversion-- looks very aerodynamic and offered in a nice range of widths!

My experience with this forum so far is that everyone is really friendly and not "clique-ish" about what sort of trailer one has. The "trailer tours" at the OR Rally are a great example of how genuinely open people are to learning from each other and sharing what they know. We feel fortunate to have found this community! Welcome!

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Old 08-14-2007, 03:59 PM   #23
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Looks like a molded fiberglass trailer to me! Welcome aboard!
Really nice job. I need to send the pix to a friend that is using a cargo trailer.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #24
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Hi, I'm new here. I have a converted fiberglass cargo trailer. I'm looking for people in my area to go camping with.
Cathy, you may want to join a couple of trailer/RV groups that cater to single people. Here's one that was touted on Bolerama, it's a Yahoo Group: SOLO-NET This is what is says about itself:
"Solo-Net is NOT a dating/mating find a companion, lover, riding buddy, ride list.

Solo-Net IS a list for Singles who enjoy being single and with singles with a common interest ... RVing/Camping/Traveling."

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Old 08-17-2007, 11:56 PM   #25
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Cathy, you may want to join a couple of trailer/RV groups that cater to single people. Here's one that was touted on Bolerama, it's a Yahoo Group: SOLO-NET This is what is says about itself:
"Solo-Net is NOT a dating/mating find a companion, lover, riding buddy, ride list.

Solo-Net IS a list for Singles who enjoy being single and with singles with a common interest ... RVing/Camping/Traveling."

Best of luck

Thanks Donna, I haven't tried that site yet.

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