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Old 05-09-2016, 09:54 PM   #15
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Hi,

I would like to buy a small, molded fiberglass trailer. I've heard of companies like Scamp, Casita, and Eggcamper, but the campers themselves are very hard to find, and they're back ordered. So, I'm looking at some others, like Oliver and Parkline; at least the factories are near where I live.

However, I don't want to buy something, and then find out it's a lemon. Does anyone know of a site that reviews fiberglass trailers, molded or otherwise?

I have been using several links for trailer ideas, including this one:

RV Wheel Life » Blog Archive » Molded Fiberglass Trailers, Part 4 — ‘Manufacturers, online resources’

Now, the final step is choosing, but I need reviews. Come to think of it, I'd be glad to hear of reviews from anyone in the forum, if you can just look at the above link. The ones that are near my state are Parkliner, Lil Snoozy, and Oliver. Oliver sounds the best to me, in terms of my health needs.

Comments? I'm looking for something mold proof and free of nasty chemicals.

Thanks in advance,

Margaret
A metal trailer shell does not off gas the way fiberglass does
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:10 PM   #16
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Margaret, I'll put a plug in for EggCamper (made in Michigan). Even the interior is mostly fiberglass. Very little wood (just the cabinet doors and table tops), no "rat fur", and the original floor carpeting can easily be removed if you want to install a different flooring. Used EggCampers also are hard to come by, but you do occasionally see one show up in the "Classified" ads on this forum. That's how we found ours. But be prepared to move fast if you find something you like. Most used fiberglass campers sell quickly if priced reasonably. Best of luck.... Dale
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:02 AM   #17
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A metal trailer shell does not off gas the way fiberglass does
But all the cabinetry, carpet, fabrics, adhesives and sealants used to complete the interior do, so the advantage may be minimal.
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:17 AM   #18
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Margaret, there IS a "site" for fiberglass camper reviews. I cant believe no one has mentioned it yet!

It's called a RALLY!
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:48 AM   #19
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With most all VG trailers are great as long as you open the door in cold weather camping to let it air out and dry out each day, no mold will come, and keep it clean of course, you take care of it and it will take care of you.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:00 AM   #20
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Margaret,
Where do you live? These lovelies are much rarer on the East Coast.

I saw your other question about towing and would suggest that you check out the GirlCamper podcast and Sisters on the Fly (a group for women who camp/ tow/ enjoy the outdoors). Extremely supportive. I just bought a 2014 Trillium and am learning the ropes. I find that actually *doing* is much less scary than I thought it might be.

If you are anywhere near Maryland I'd be happy to give you the 10-cent tour. Newer Trilliums are harder to find because the company went out of business (like many of these boutique brands). Mine has jalousie windows in all sides which is a great feature.

I had been considering the purchase and rehab of a small stickie but realized pretty quick that I would be way over my head and out if money if I wanted to do it right.

There are lots of helpful folks here! Welcome.
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Old 05-10-2016, 05:10 PM   #21
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Hi Margaret.
I agree with a lot that has been said already, including all brands of molded FGtrailers being well built. Your personal needs and preferences can be major deciders and seeing some up close and personal would be very helpful, although my first was before I had ever seen one.
The very best way is to visit a rally. You'll never find a friendlier bunch of folks, most eager to show off their trailers. To see if there's one that works for you, go to
https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/vi...1qanQDUbVG9p3o
Although fairly new, the Parkliner is a really well built trailer and close as you say. A visit could be quite rewarding. Two qualifiers: I feel they are not an ideal choice if you plan to dry camp a lot, meaning not in formal campsites with hookups.
And while their high ceilings make them one of very few that work for folks above 6'2", their overhead cabinets can be quite challenging for short people. Other than that they are excellent. Well designed and extremely well built.
Good luck and please keep us updated with your progress.

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Old 05-10-2016, 05:52 PM   #22
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... and seeing some up close and personal would be very helpful, although my first was before I had ever seen one.
The very best way is to visit a rally. You'll never find a friendlier bunch of folks, most eager to show off their trailers. ...
In fact there is a rally next week about as close as they get to you.
SEE:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/c...-19&e=6170&c=1
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http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...tml#post576360

I understand that about 40 fiberglass trailers will be there, and there is a show and tell planned for Saturday (although I expect you could get tours of many of them ouside the official show-n-tell time).
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...I feel they are not an ideal choice if you plan to dry camp a lot, meaning not in formal campsites with hookups...
I'm curious about that one, Walt. I've never heard anyone say that before. What do you see as the shortcomings for dry camping? Just curious, really… don't see a Parkliner in my immediate future.
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I'm curious about that one, Walt. I've never heard anyone say that before. What do you see as the shortcomings for dry camping? Just curious, really… don't see a Parkliner in my immediate future.
I feel that way because of the waste water disposal configuration. A single tank for combined black and grey water with a capacity of 30 gal. Guess I should have elaborated on that. Perhaps others would not find that a limitation but I really do. I also really dislike the mascerator style toilet. An unnecessarily complicated, expensive boondoggle to me. All in all a major reason I sold mine, although I liked a lot about it.

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A metal trailer shell does not off gas the way fiberglass does
Huh? Once fiberglass cures in the mold, it is inert and does not produce any gases.

I just remembered that when I picked up my Lil Hauley, whatever they used to coat the inside did give off a strong smell for a time. But I'm almost positive that it was a coating on the fiberglass; not sure if it was paint or what.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:25 PM   #26
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Hi Gordon,

I didn't know that it was called "rat fur," LOL!!

I talked to the sales rep., but they are back ordered until July.

If I get a used one, it has to be located in a dry climate.

Thanks, Margaret
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:30 PM   #27
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Hi Mike,

That's interesting about the conventional trailers, bc a lot of people who have mold issues like Camplite, but I think some of the models leak.

I might look into Airstream though.

I looked at Oliver online; it's too long!!

Thanks, Margaret
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KC, I think anything can off gas, bc of chemicals used inside the unit!

Thanks, though, Margaret
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