1971 Avco 24 ft Molded Fiberglass trailer
This ad was posted in the referrals awhile back, and Jim, the owner, recently reposted. I am looking for a new "home" and my love of glass kept compelling me to have a look to see how it might work for me. Sadly, it will not due to it not being immediately livable, no doubt too much for the Jeep to tow, even reconfigured to lose weight
, but I did look it over well, scrambled my brain to think of ways to make it work. If I didn't need a B.A.T and could move in as is, it would be sitting in my campsite right now.
It is quite unique and I am sure a one of a kind trailer. Is it of the 1960 Geographic
caliber and value? No, certainly not. The fit and finish isn't even close, BUT... it is very unique and would turn heads and get lots of company at any rally
it went to.
The ID plate says its 24 feet long, but I am thinking more like a 25 1/2. It measured almost 26 bumper to tongue. The coach is indeed molded glass and is constructed similar to Bigfoot
, with a thick outer shell, and a "bathtub" bottom. I have never seen a bottom like this before, it was molded glass "waffled" between the frame structure, ala egg carton style. It has a wood interior liner, mostly luan and lovely 70s paneling. There is a ceiling liner, some sort of vinyl over luan and insulation. There was the problem for me, as you can imagine, it has sat outside for near 30 years, unmoved or maintained, and leaks
from the usual suspects on glass trailers and condensation have taken its toll somewhat. There was a whiffy presence of mold, some wet carpeting in the floor cupboards etc. With my lungs, I couldn't risk a reno or repair.
It actually is NOT that bad, and considering its been in the weather this long, it could be a tremendous amount worse. I would consider it easily dealt with if I had the time and could risk the exposure. The almost full sized bathtub/shower and all the water fixturing appear solid, no leaks
or rot as well.