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Old 08-29-2010, 01:40 AM   #15
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I think -- if I remember correctly -- it's made out of some kind of plastic vs. being fiberglass (which I know is fiberglass reinforced plastic, but .... you know what I mean). I think we talked about that in the previous thread.

Edited to add: I went back to look, and here is what Larry said when I asked about it:

At this point we are planning on an ABS plastic, similar to what the modern car bumper is made of. The parts a hollow and then injected with urethane foam.
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As stated in other responses, this may not be for us "glass" lovers and frankly for the big stickie types, but this type of trailer will have a definite market. The advantage of this lil cutie is it can be assembled and de-sembled in about an hour.

Due to location, HOA issues, the cost of storage lots, the feasibility of owning an rv when those issues make it tougher to do so. I think that this type of trailer option will find it's place in the market. I wish them the best. I still wanna see one.
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:11 PM   #17
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You're right Robin, and I hope my comment didn't imply that I don't think there's a place for this camper. The option of permanently assembling the panels by fiberglassing was mentioned, and that's why I wanted to say it was not made of fiberglass.

More choices is good!
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:13 PM   #18
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The option of permanently assembling the panels by fiberglassing was mentioned, and that's why I wanted to say it was not made of fiberglass.
That could have been me. Wonder if JB Weld would work instead?
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Old 08-29-2010, 01:21 PM   #19
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Well I wasn't going to point that out, Donna And to be fair, when I last looked at their website (during the previous thread), it was not really mentioned anywhere what the camper was made of, so one could easily assume or think "fiberglass." (That's why I asked him in the thread.)

If it is ABS type plastic, then I think that is similar to Royalex canoes and the like, and as far as I know that is not easy to "join." I think there are plastic welders that can do it, but I'm not sure if they would work well for so many long seams that would be subject to vibration and bouncing. But I'm not an ABS expert by any means.

Then, joining the sections together kind of goes against their point for the camper (not that that means anyone should not customize something to suit themselves of course).

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PS: I think JB weld is a form of epoxy, and I don't think that would work well on ABS.
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Interesting side note, the website says it's UPS shipable. Might be a market for disaster relief.
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Old 08-29-2010, 07:15 PM   #21
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Still have to add many things: Lights, electricals inside, propane, water, trailer brakes, leveling jacks, spare tire, etc, etc. I wager by the time you are done, you are up to the weight of an egg and the cost, too. Then too, you have 8" wheels, if your utility trailer does.
With all the seams, I wonder at the rain tightness...
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Well, if they ever come out with the finished product, I'd be happy to drive up to Loveland and take some pictures. But as for buying one, count me out. My egg has been through some monster thunderstorms and never leaked a drop. There no way you can temporarily fit a bunch of ABS plastic pieces together and make it as secure. That thing has more seams than a Chinese shirt factory.
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Okay, so it can't be fiberglassed together and JB Weld probably won't work. How about buytl and stainless steel screws? I still think it's got to be way better than a tent or tent trailer and from the number of people that have asked about gutting an egg shaped trailer to rebuild to their specifications (big bed!) this might be something that would work. Like I said, it could go on a flat bed, it doesn't need to be just a utility trailer. I wish someone buy one and finish it, then we'd see...
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I still think it's got to be way better than a tent or tent trailer and from the number of people that have asked about gutting an egg shaped trailer to rebuild to their specifications (big bed!) this might be something that would work. .



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For under $400 you can get a rubbermaid utility shed that's about 4x6' on the inside and close to 5x7 on the outside. It would be tempting to try cutting some windows into one of those and making a teardrop style camper for under $1000. Of course the "headroom" is around four feet, but it slides back for easy access. I'm tempted to try it. It would be a fun project, and I bet I could get my investment back.

Storage Capacity: 92 cubic feet
Inside Dimensions: 49 inches wide x 70 inches deep x 46 inches high
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