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Old 04-18-2006, 05:25 PM   #29
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i did the search:
the interior pix are under 'Legacy Posts', and the pictures boxes do not open. They were under Patricia Baxter and Dale did the pictures.
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Aw, drat. We only have two O2 pics in the Albums. (We didn't lose the Albums in The Big Hack.) Do y'all have interior pics you can post or re-post? We need to have the O2 (better) represented.

Pat and/or Dale were on here the other day... I wonder if they still have those old pics...

FWIW, this old RV Times article has some interior pics. Interesting shape(s) those cushions have...
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:55 PM   #30
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Aw, drat. We only have two O2 pics in the Albums. (We didn't lose the Albums in The Big Hack.) Do y'all have interior pics you can post or re-post? We need to have the O2 (better) represented.

Pat and/or Dale were on here the other day... I wonder if they still have those old pics...

FWIW, this old RV Times article has some interior pics. Interesting shape(s) those cushions have...

If we are all talking about the cushions that are sitting on the main bed (in that pic in the article) then we have them, and they are designed to go over the table when you let it down to make it into a bed. The back rests on the dinette area itself stay there. Those two cushions on the main bed go side by side to cover the table to make the other bed up.

They fit perfectly.

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Hi Jean,

The same window on ours had water coming in, and believe it or not after it went to the RV dealership to get looked at for new rubber stripping, all they had to do was tighten the hinges. You can spray them with a fire hose now and water won't get in.

Hi again Jean,

So who all has Oxygens here on fiberglassrv.com? Donna had 3 other people (including yourselves) or was it four? I'm losing what's left of my mind.
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:24 PM   #32
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Although there are cars with vertical tapered hoods that would echo the Oxygen shape well, I think the most generally egg-shaped tug around is the (long out of production) Toyota Previa. I think at least one FiberglassRV member tows with one.

For those who can't picture one, here are some Airflow images.
Toyota Previa -- good choice, and it would probably work great in real life also.

Maybe a gallic marque would be more appropriate, say a Citroen DS 21?

For those with a stiffer upper lip I would think any of the Jaguar models, ranging from mid 60's to present and from sedan to drop head coupe' would be real head turners.
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Toyota Previa -- good choice, and it would probably work great in real life also.

Maybe a gallic marque would be more appropriate, say a Citroen DS 21?

For those with a stiffer upper lip I would think any of the Jaguar models, ranging from mid 60's to present and from sedan to drop head coupe' would be real head turners.

Guess that makes me the 2nd member who will tow with a Toyota Previa
A 91 Previa to tow a 75 Boler...15yr old tow for a 31yr old egg
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Old 04-18-2006, 07:10 PM   #34
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Aw, drat. We only have two O2 pics in the Albums. (We didn't lose the Albums in The Big Hack.) Do y'all have interior pics you can post or re-post? We need to have the O2 (better) represented.

Pat and/or Dale were on here the other day... I wonder if they still have those old pics...

FWIW, this old RV Times article has some interior pics. Interesting shape(s) those cushions have...

I've got some interior/exterior shots at the beginning of this thread. They came out as best as I could get them to.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:47 PM   #35
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I've got some interior/exterior shots at the beginning of this thread. They came out as best as I could get them to.
Of course you do.

What can I say? I have a short attention span and a memory like a sieve.



Oh, Donna...
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:44 PM   #36
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Hi Trevor and Tracy.
Congratulations on your new Oxygen. I'm sure you will love it. We took ours down to Texas last spring and it towed beautifully. No problems at all.
I was curious how much you paid for your unit. Unfortunately we have to sell ours since my wife is ill. If you don't want to post on the site, then perhaps you could email me.
When I get some more time I will fill you in on the good, bad, and ugly that we have discovered with the Oxygen.
Stay tuned.
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:10 PM   #37
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Hi Trevor and Tracy.
Here are some thoughts after three years of owning an Oxygen. If I think of more I will add to this post:

1) We love this Rig!
2) It pulls easy. We get about 20 miles per imperial gallon when pulling with our 4 liter 1999 Explorer.
3) The bed is difficult to make, being surrounded by walls on 3.5 sides. Also getting in and out is a trick. It was always a debate with us which end to rest our heads. Try all positions 'till you find one you like.
4) We made a new hinged base for the bed out of 3/8 plywood and threw away the pieces of plywood that covered the openings. MUCH easier to access the storage.
5) You have already experienced the falling kitchen window. Beware, others may follow if you don't wire or glue the latches. At the very least, check all latches before travelling each day.
6) The refigerator control only controls actual temperature on 110 volts. I don't think this is unique to this trailer. 12 volts will surely freeze all. We used propane while travelling. Just remember to shut off BEFORE you pull into a gas station.
7) We installed a shower in ours and found it one of the most used add-ons. I posted the instructions a long time ago, but they have been wiped out. If you are interested I will post again.
8) Only one instance of problems pulling. We almost flipped it coming through Montana. Side winds were gusting to 70 mph. We were nuts to be there.
9) Lock both locks on the door. If you don't, the door may fly open while you are travelling.
10) When you have filled the water tank, turn on the pump and turn on the hot water tap. This will fill the hot water tank also, and you can put 10 more gallons in the tank.
11) Leave the black water drain closed and put a drain hose on the sewer cap and run grey water into a 10 gallon jug. This will give you much needed space in your black water tank. (when you're not connected to sewer)
12) You will have to put up with LOTS of looky-loos. Be nice, after all, you are the one with the weird looking RV. I thought of charging for tours. Could have made a LOT of cash, but we met lots of nice folks instead.
13) We love this rig!

Again, Have fun. This rig is incredibly strong. I don't think you could break it unless you rolled it. Even then, I suspect it would be salvageable.
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Hi all,

We've just moved 'up' from the tenting world and have purchased a 2002 Bonair Oxygen.

We found it locally with about 7 hours of towing on it. It had only been used three times and to the closest provincial park. Like new off the floor.

It's a beauty offering us everything we need .

I know Bonair (Peak) has been closed since 2004, so if anyone else out there has an Oxygen or can offer us tips/info etc. it would be much apprecialted.

Thanks,
Trevor and Tracy
Hello Trevor and Tracy,
I just purchased a used 2003/2004 Bonair Oxygen but it needs a bit of work. I never got the lenses for the tail lights[I only received the LED lights with holders but no covers]. I was wondering if you know anywhere that sells them or if you had some pictures of the tail lights. Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Oooohhhh, I like it! I never heard of those! Sure wouldn't mind finding one! How come so many FGRV's seem to come out of Canada?


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Hi Pete,

I just replied to Trevor and Tracy regarding some tail light lenses for the Oxygen. Do you know where I can get some or an after market that will fit.
Secondly, wondering about replacing a window and where to get them. Thanks

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Hi again Jean,

So who all has Oxygens here on fiberglassrv.com? Donna had 3 other people (including yourselves) or was it four? I'm losing what's left of my mind.
Do a search for [b]RV Type "Bonair Oxygen" in the Members list. (Click on "Toggle More Options" to get the box for RV Type.) There are several... although I wonder if some are members/former members who have sold to new members...
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The Oxygen is one of my favorite rigs. I'm jealous.

Come down to the gathering in Bandon, Oregon this summer. It'd be a great opportunity to use your trailer. See the countryside. See two countries. Let us oogle your Oxygen.
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