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Old 07-23-2017, 07:18 PM   #1
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Well I have still had no luck if finding very much info on my new Trailer. It's kinda frustrating. The only info I have found has come from this site so that is greatly appreciated. The two old post on here and from one of you guys giving me the info for the Rv museum in IN. The guy at the museum couldn't find any info or literally anything at all on it. He thinks it was a prototype so some kind. I want to restore it back to original but I have no idea what that is. If you guys know any other ways to get information that I could try please please let me know.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:23 PM   #2
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In September, 5-10th this year, the Mt. Baker Vintage Trailer Rally in Lynden, WA, has all kinds of older trailers, many restored very much original...if nothing else, it'll give you lots of ideas!


You just drive up and have a look, it's free to walk around and even park your car, but it was $25 a night plus a $15 registration fee to camp in the wide open fairgrounds fields (with water and electric and restrooms and some picnic tables).


We were dazzled last year--and rather subdued when we realized how far from vintage we truly had gone with our 73 amerigo. Oh, well! If we'd gone to this rally first, who knows how vintage we might've tried to go!?


BEST to you!


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Old 07-24-2017, 12:33 PM   #3
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You say you are frustrated...

I/we share your frustration. I read your post at least 3 times. Nowhere in it do I see where you name or describe the make, model, or year of your trailer. I can't see your post as I reply on my phone. I notice your nickname was tiny turtle something. Is that our clue? Thank you.
PS, I now see your trailer in your profile. That doesn't display when viewing on a cell phone. Good luck.
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Old 07-24-2017, 12:41 PM   #4
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I/we share your frustration. I read your post at least 3 times. Nowhere in it do I see where you name or describe the make, model, or year of your trailer....
I think that is because all that is in prior threads (see below). I do think its best to keep with one thread as it makes it simpler to keep up, assuming the subject is the same.

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Old 07-24-2017, 03:16 PM   #5
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This is a molded fiberglass forum. You might have better luck with a Traveleze forum like http://repairingyesterdaystrailers.yuku.com/1959-traveleze-model-24-t4654.htm
I hope you find what you're looking for.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:40 PM   #6
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This is a molded fiberglass forum. You might have better luck with a Traveleze forum like http://repairingyesterdaystrailers.yuku.com/1959-traveleze-model-24-t4654.htm
I hope you find what you're looking for.


Hi Byron thanks for the link. I will definitely look into it but I have been told or read somewhere that this trailer is a form of fiberglass but like I said I'm having a very hard time getting any info on it.
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Old 07-24-2017, 03:42 PM   #7
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I/we share your frustration. I read your post at least 3 times. Nowhere in it do I see where you name or describe the make, model, or year of your trailer. I can't see your post as I reply on my phone. I notice your nickname was tiny turtle something. Is that our clue? Thank you.


Tom I'm sorry your right I didn't put any of the info in the post. I'm not sure what I was thinking. It is a 66 Royal Traveleze.
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Royalex was more like plastic than FG, at least that is my impression. Traveleze is still very interesting to us fiberglassers, I think, however I do not think anyone else here has one or has even seen one with the original interior. Sad to say!

A red one was for sale in MI some 8-10 years ago. I saw the ad. Yours is the second one I've heard of.

One way to look at it is, you can just redo it however you would most enjoy it, without historic constraints.
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From Wikipedia:

"Royalex* is a composite material, comprising an outer layer of vinyl and hard acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic (ABS) and an inner layer of ABS foam. The layers are bonded by heat treatment. It is used for manufacture of durable, mid-priced canoes."
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From Wikipedia:

"Royalex* is a composite material, comprising an outer layer of vinyl and hard acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic (ABS) and an inner layer of ABS foam. The layers are bonded by heat treatment. It is used for manufacture of durable, mid-priced canoes."
And those canoes are heavy. And, if you wrap one around a rock, the Royalex stretches and can't be returned to the shape it was. Oh, and when you wrap it around a rock, and break the gunnels, the whole canoe is floppy and can't be paddled.
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And those canoes are heavy. And, if you wrap one around a rock, the Royalex stretches and can't be returned to the shape it was. Oh, and when you wrap it around a rock, and break the gunnels, the whole canoe is floppy and can't be paddled.
Had one.
Was it an "Old Town" by any chance Glenn? That's all you can seem to find in the stores around here. And you're right, they're heavy.
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This may not be Royalex since this is a more recent invention since 1959. -- I see now that this is a 1966 so I guess it may be that material as it was in development in the mid 1960's - Maybe Donna D will pipe in with the info you seek on off the wall trailers.
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I googled and found these pictures:https://www.google.com/search?q=trav...=1441&bih=1062
It looks like the top and bottom were vacuum molded in one form, then flipped and connected by a belly band.

Last year we sold our 1977(?) vintage Old Town tripper. Those things were indestructible, except the gunwales became brittle with time and I had to replace them at one point. Also sold two plastic kayaks and bought two Hornbecks 10', 15 pounds (!) each. They fit on my roof even with the Scamp hooked up. Expensive, but worth it - ease of handling is getting more and more important.
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This may not be Royalex since this is a more recent invention since 1959. -- I see now that this is a 1966 so I guess it may be that material as it was in development in the mid 1960's - Maybe Donna D will pipe in with the info you seek on off the wall trailers.
I found out last year that Royalex is no longer made for some reason. It was developed some time in the 60's, I think. It was great for the boats, they did not need flotation foam blocks (like fiberglass boats do) and the hull insulated you from cold water.
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