Not FG but worth a look - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-30-2014, 03:17 PM   #1
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Not FG but worth a look

These two 1972 rigs [same family] were in Rocky Bayou S.P. the last couple of days. I am sure that they are a labour of love for their owners.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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These two 1972 rigs [same family] were in Rocky Bayou S.P. the last couple of days. I am sure that they are a labour of love for their owners.
Yep, a labor of love. I know, I restored two 'stick' travel trailers. Much more than restoring an Egg. I have also restored a Burro.
My 1956 Dalton (sold)


1959 Field and Stream (also sold)


You can see how I restored the Field and Stream and also the Burro and a 1946 KIT teardrop by checking my web site. Gage's 56
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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Gage, great job on the vintage trailers! I really like those awnings, too. I don't have a vintage trailer (it's a 1988 Bigfoot), but the awning's been long gone on mine, & I've been looking for a replacement. The track is still there, which might help (??). I can't get our local awning expert to touch my Bigfoot; he says the risk of drilling into fiberglass that old is too high & he doesn't want to take a chance. Guess I can't blame him.
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #4
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Scouter Dave, forgot to say thanks for sharing those pictures. I love seeing those "mature" trailers brought back to life.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:21 PM   #5
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Hi Ev, 1988 isn't old for fiberglass. I wouldn't have a second thought for drilling through 40 year old glass. Seems to me your awning man is a R & R type of guy for newer rigs. Try another shop or two. RVs aren't rocket science, just rolling homes.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:36 PM   #6
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Evelyn, if the awning rail is still there, there shouldn’t be a problem with an awning like I have. It’s a rope awning with polls. No other attachments in the trailer. Marti of http://martisawnings.com/ . She’s done two for me. She does quality work and is very reasonable.

Here’s a pic of my Burro with one of her awnings. I also have sides for it.
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Bag Awning

We had the track on our '89 Bigfoot. My DH ordered the 10' bag awning from Camping World and we have enjoyed it much. We installed the bottom sockets, using screws and butyl rubber. If you are concerned, you can just have the legs go to the ground.
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Old 12-31-2014, 11:22 AM   #9
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If you are looking for vintage trailer parts, awnings etc. try the Vermont based company:
vintagetrailersupply.com seems to be a good source for period correct parts etc.
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Thanks so much for the tips, folks. Now that life is settling down after the holidays, I'll check out your suggestions.

Happy New Year, everyone. Once again, we get another chance to get it right!
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