New Egger - Fiberglass RV

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Old 02-14-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Howdy all,

My wife and I just bought a '73 ECO 12' egg, She decided we weren't sleeping in the back of the truck anymore, and I decided we weren't banging around in some big awkward beast, I do enough of that driving a semi for work.

It's a solid old beast, but suffering from years (decades???) of serious neglect, the trailer hadn't moved in ~7 years, and nobody can remember the last time it was actually used.
Other than a slightly sprung door seal, its quite well sealed, TOO well sealed in fact.
I've got a handle on rebuilding the "trailer" part, already have redone the tires, wheel
bearings, redoing the wiring right now.

The RV part (furnace, fridge,hotel power) is proving a little more problemmatic , but more on that later.

Anyhow, a little background on us, we're fairly young (23), just got married last March, but have been traveling the country together for almost 5 years. I'm an interstate truck driver for United Van Lines (the mover folks), and she's a business student and manager at Wal-Mart. We've traveled all over the western US, and really love going "off the map", so to speak, traveling byroads, backroads, and no roads to get from here to there.

Look forward to learning about our new toy, and learning about you all.

Matt & Crystal

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Old 02-14-2006, 07:10 PM   #2
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Welcome guys to this forum.Lots of great folks here to help.

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Old 02-14-2006, 07:48 PM   #3
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Matt and Crystal! Ditto to what Ches said, you'll find lots of help here.

Pics, we love pictures...have any you care to post of your rollin home? We do have a couple of pictures in our Albums of an Eco...does yours look anything like this?

Eco in the Albums

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Old 02-14-2006, 08:08 PM   #4
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welcome to the site a lot of good people here to help you with what evere needs help just ask and the imfo comes real fast...
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:26 PM   #5
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Welcome! You'll find plenty of good advice and tips on your remodel, and friendly folks. Glad you're here.
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:38 PM   #6
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Heavy metal trucks, and flyweight trailers...
I don't think about it, it makes my head hurt
I like that!
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
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Old 02-14-2006, 08:52 PM   #7
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Matt & Crystal,
We're glad you found this forum. The biggest thing we have to share is insight into fixing and improving fiberglass travel trailers (FGTT's). Many of us actually have "been there, done that". Beyond that, you'll have to hunt far and wide to find a friendlier group of folks.
I suspect your adventures have entered a new phase.
Enjoy the process!
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:56 AM   #8
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Welcome Matt and Crystal!
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:16 PM   #9
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Glad to have you! What are you going to name your Egg?
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #10
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Donna- no pics yet, I might have to shanghia my buddy's digicam. It's almost identical to the ECO in the album, except for a houshold style A/C unit cut into the back window, above the dinette, and infinitly uglier (household latex cream over grey exterier, cream and bright green interior) No name for it yet, I've not even named the Travelall that will be leading it around

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Old 02-15-2006, 06:42 PM   #11
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