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Old 03-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #15
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Dang! I can't see the pictures on this computer because I don't have Flash Player 10 installed

Anyone care to grab a couple?
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:23 AM   #16
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Joe, Congrats on a very sweet score! Wow! Very nice. Enjoy it!



Donna, I tried to grab a few pic's to post for you, but the way it's step up I can't. Joe will have to do it. (your missing a really cute trailer if you can't see it )
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:30 AM   #17
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Dang! I can't see the pictures on this computer because I don't have Flash Player 10 installed

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Hi Donna,

I would be happy to email you photos of the Contempo Condo if you would like. I have taken a bunch.

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Old 03-28-2010, 11:36 AM   #18
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Congratulatins - I am JEALOUS - What a fab trailer !! I'm curious to know what you could even need to do to this little beauty - its so original, do you even want to change anything?

Some cool things I saw in your pics:
1. The track system for opening/closing the window curtains is very neat.
2. Curtains push all the way into corners so they don't block any light.
3. The really nicely finished header w/the wood tone and chrome trim strips.
4. Raised edge around 'kitchen' area to keep spills from running onto the seat cushions.
5. If needed, the two small front windows will be much easier to replace than one large one.

Are you thinking of selling, because I'm interested in buying !!

Hello Pam,

You are right, there is little that needs to be done to this little beauty! I will be detailing a few items and maybe adding a vintage/new fringe awning from Marti's.

I am likely going to list it for sale on Ebay or Clist as well as on the forum here.

I have both a 13' and a 16' Scamp that I plan on restoring. The 16' suits my requirements better than both the small trailers. I hate to part with such a find, but it can defer some of my restoration expenses :-)

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:09 PM   #19
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Joe I actually have the issue of Popular Mechanics that is referenced above. At that time I was not into the "egg thing" but bought the magazine because of the plans for the sailboat that was in that issue. The article mentions that the price for the 5th wheel is $9,200.00 which was a real piece of change in 1981 !! p.s. I am pretty sure that the "Gremlin" is actually a VW Quantum Lee
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:19 PM   #20
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Nice find Joe. I am curious about one thing...the wheels look very contemporary, was any part of the unit restored or is this all original?
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:47 PM   #21
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Joe I actually have the issue of Popular Mechanics that is referenced above. At that time I was not into the "egg thing" but bought the magazine because of the plans for the sailboat that was in that issue. The article mentions that the price for the 5th wheel is $9,200.00 which was a real piece of change in 1981 !! p.s. I am pretty sure that the "Gremlin" is actually a VW Quantum Lee

Wow, Lee. Would you care to part with that PM issue? Great "get" on the VW ! Let me know if you'd like to sell me the PM issue.

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:49 PM   #22
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Nice find Joe. I am curious about one thing...the wheels look very contemporary, was any part of the unit restored or is this all original?

Hi Mike,

Everything seems to be original. The wheels are likely the only thing that are probably not. They are just the standard 14" trailer wheels.

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Old 03-28-2010, 12:53 PM   #23
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Joe,

Do you have specs on the trailer such as length, overall hgt, inside clg hght, and most importantly, the tow weight? Also wondering as to the electrical system.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:14 PM   #24
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Do you have specs on the trailer such as length, overall hgt, inside clg hght, and [b]most importantly, the tow weight? Also wondering as to the electrical system.
The PM article says 1375#. However (as you probably know), there's really no way to be sure unless you weigh an individual trailer, and as rule they (meaning, many brands) have tended to weigh more than spec even right off the lot and/or "empty."

If you're at all close in capacity with your tow vehicle, or you want to know, I would say "weigh it."

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Old 03-28-2010, 02:06 PM   #25
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No worry about towing. I guess the body of the trailer would be similar length to a Burro's(since the overall length is 14ft). Still wondering about inside hgt to ceiling.
Its always fun to see a new trailer stye!
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:09 PM   #26
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Hi: Donna D... Is this another brand to add to the Album???
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Yep, and I've asked Joe to send me the pictures.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:58 PM   #27
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Hey All,
I actually looked at a rig just like this locally about 4 yrs ago. The owner did not know the brand name, and it was not visible anywhere on the rig. Though the one I looked at was less nicely equipped, no refrigerator, it was otherwise very similar. I think the biggest identifying factor is the split front window. Anyway, I ended up not buying it, but had never seen another like it until now. Nice to learn more about it, even after the fact.
GREAT pics for us all to see as well, congrats on such a great find!
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:50 PM   #28
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too cool!!!!! this is quite an interesting find indeed!

sorry to stray however, but that 1981 edition was a blast to read through! thanks to whomever posted the initial link. wow ... did people do anything besides smoke back then (since i was only 10, i wasn't into it yet)? of course they didn't just smoke, they drank gin!

anyway, i was pouring over the pages and tucked away on page 20 was a small Burro advert! how cool is that?


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best of luck with the Condo! its such a wonderful find.
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