Originally Posted by rgrugg
Today I saw a molded fiberglass trailer, no question about that but it had an Airstream identifying plate on it that was about a foot long. Is there any chance that it could have been an Airstream? I was in no position to get a picture nor to talk to the owners. It was painted a battleship gray. At first glance I thought it was an Escape
No chance at all it was an Airstream, although Airstream did make a fiberglass trailer as an experiment in the '50s... It was likely a Scamp
painted gray with "Airstream" painted on it, or they got the name plates off a junked trailer.
There were rumored to be two or three fiberglass prototypes built, and at least one survived. It was rescued out of a yard in Mission Texas about ten years ago with the intent to restore it. I found it to buy it as well, but someone beat me to it by a couple of months. I haven't heard any more about it since then.
Apparently Forest River made an Airstream knockoff called the Aviator in 2013. Might this have been what you saw?