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Old 12-17-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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New Canadian FG trailers

Several new models all lightweight.
http://www.roulottesprolite.com/english/models.htm
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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The Prolite isn't new... in the grand scheme of things... we talked about it 4-1/2 years ago: ProLite Ultra-Lite trailers

and it's still not molded....
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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I'm sorry, I was not a member 4.5 years ago, so I was not aware, me culpa
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It's OKAY Jim. Folks may be interested in seeing stick built lite weight trailers. I just think it's important to note NEW manufacturers vs those that have been around for a while. Personally, I always like looking at the new stuff coming out.... and if folks such as yourself don't post.. how would we know?


But, you have to remember when it comes to fiberglass...nothing gets by this group for very long...
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:17 AM   #5
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There are some interesting trailers coming from a company in Quebec. They're not FG, but are fairly lightweight and have a unique setup. You can see them here:

Alto 1723

They are a teardrop design, with a top that raises and lowers in a unique way.

I was wondering if anyone seen one around and can comment on them?

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We saw an Alto on our way to the PEI fiberglass rally. I had previously seen the brochures and found it conceptually interesting.

One of it's claims is aerodynamics though I will say it's frontal area is larger than a Scamp's.

I liked it more in the brochure than in person.
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I wonder why Alto and Prolite will not import their trailers to US? Seems like only Escape and Bigfoot will deal with customs.
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Thanks for your thoughts, Norm.
Things usually don't live up to their brochure images...

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I wonder why Alto and Prolite will not import their trailers to US? Seems like only Escape and Bigfoot will deal with customs.
I asked that question of a Safari Alto dealer (Can-Am RV) and they replied that the mfr did not want to be responsible for the costs and potential liabilities of cross-border warranty matters, plus their building capacity did not justify setting up a dealer network in the U.S. (which would have made the warranty work issue easier). I guess if they are just keeping up with current demand and can't add more market without an expansion that they don't want to undertake, it makes sense to limit sales to Canada.
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