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Old 09-29-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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Is this the biggest FG trailer?

The ad reads 1 piece fiberglass ...
30' long
2000 30' Sun Trek Fiberglass Trailer | Calabogie, ON, Canada | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:29 AM   #2
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Very interesting Roy - and in Ontario too! (although in the middle of no where, lol)

I wasn't familiar with this make so I googled it and didn't find any others for sale. I also checked the resources on this website but when I click on Suntrek there are no pictures. Perhaps the admins could add these photo's to the site for reference purposes. Does anyone know anything about these trailers? Are you gonna go have a look, Roy?
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:30 AM   #3
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It would be interesting to see and confirm that it is a molded fiberglass trailer Phil, but it is a little too far for my schedule at the current time.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:49 PM   #4
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Hey Phil,

The late Charlie C posted a little bit of history on a very similar trailer here a few years back, there are pictures and floorplans.
"VISTA" moulded FG For Sale

Looking at the pictures Charlie posted and the ones in the listing. I have to say the listing is in error refering to the make of the trailer as "Sun Trek" as the photos in both have similar looking "Vista" Labels in the same location. I would think Sun Trek is the model.

The timing of these makes/models seems to fit in with the Award history posted here:
http://www.awardrv.com/company_history.htm

For those that don't know, Dunnville and Grimsby are not too far from where we hold the Niagara meet.

I won't have a lot of time till possibly the end of the weekend to follow up on the original sale listing. Is there any chance you have the time?
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:10 AM   #5
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Very interesting Roy. Charlie's story would explain the visual similarity between the Award and the Vista. This example that is for sale would be one of the last produced, then being a 2000 model.

That Award website is perplexing. It suggests Award is still in business yet you can't click on any of the "current" models and there is no used inventory.

A few years ago, I was driving through Dunnville with our Trillium and saw a sign for RV parts at an old, former Canadian Tire store on the main street. From what I recall, the proprietor was the former president of Award who was selling off all manner of excess stock of parts from the factory - from cushions and bolts of fabric to wheels and tires and boxes of screws in bulk. A sad situation really. I thought he had told me at the time that the nearby factory had shut down.
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Yes the Award factory is shut down. The last year of production that I know of was 2005. There is one person "Peter" that answers the repair or parts phone number. He can get most parts, but some are no longer available. Also there are a lot of used parts in some of the RV junkyards near there. Some of the prices are outrages because of the scarcity and production costs to make just one. For example the big bubble front window is available new for the lowly sum of $1,600.00. It's life span appears to be about 20 years as it gets porous and fragile when it's been outside that long. Most owners are converting to a 1/2" lexan sheet cut to fit. There is a Yahoo group Award2 where owners share.

I'd love to have that Vista, but I'll have to be satisfied with my 30' Award. Looks like it was very well cared for. Could last a very long time.
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I like your location name. Mid America. We have been nomadic for a year. When people call us they don't ask how we are, they ask what what state are we in. Our mail is still going in circles.
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Very interesting Roy - and in Ontario too! (although in the middle of no where, lol)

I wasn't familiar with this make so I googled it and didn't find any others for sale. I also checked the resources on this website but when I click on Suntrek there are no pictures. Perhaps the admins could add these photo's to the site for reference purposes. Does anyone know anything about these trailers? Are you gonna go have a look, Roy?
Thanks for the heads up. I captured the photos so we can get them into the Brands Album; can't promise how quickly that will happen, but at least we got the photos.
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I incorporated a sidetrip to Calabogie Ontario into our camping trip in October. The Vista has a very unique ladder style frame design. There is actually a white covering on the side of the frame to disguise it visually from the side. The fibreglass shell ends at the lower sides and the floor is pressure treated plywood. While the fibreglass shell is indeed one piece, its more like an inverted bowl rather than an egg in its design.
Unfortunately, this particular example hasn't had much if any maintenance in its relatively short (10 year) life. Every surface on the interior, every drawer and shelf was covered in mouse droppings. According to the owner it's only been used once in the last 5 years so the integrity of the systems is a complete unknown.
I passed on it but perhaps it might be perfect for someone else.

Mary F - could we add these additional photo's to the database?

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Wow! There's a whole living room in the front of that! I guess that's a fold out sofa/bed.

Vaulted ceilings too!

Very informative photos.
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Vaulted ceilings too!
Yeah, and the production engineer in me wants to see an interior photo above the front window where the vee'd front lining meets the 'vaulted' ceiling lining, as that becomes a double-curvature piece at the join. Maybe they moulded that bit of lining out of fiberglass.
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Wow looks great!
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All one piece Fiberglass, wow!

Well, it looks to be a very nice trailer, and thank you for the additional photos.
Are they firm on the price, as it seems to be a bit high, from the sounds of the droppings, and unknown condition of many items, having sat for 5 years?
Love the look of it though, having previously owned a 23' Award.
Must tow like a dream, as they (Awards and this one) have minimal wind resistance, given the front end shape?

Thanks for sharing your time and the pics.
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