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Old 05-07-2015, 10:37 AM   #99
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:45 AM   #100
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Love the name Astra! But in honor of Roy how about Royastra? It sounds a bit regal and a little space-agey


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Old 05-07-2015, 12:38 PM   #101
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I don't have exterior dimensions but I have rough ones. They are 10x7x6 and I can't figure out how to post more pics. They were made by a gentleman named Roy in Michigan, he was a welder by trade and had a wonderful imagination. After he died they sat until the estate was sold then less than 16 hours after they were posted I bought them. Everyone who sees them in person loves them including me, I cried when I saw them in person because they were even more wonderful than in the pictures I had seen. Roy did a wonderful job. I just want to take them to where he wanted them to be.
That would put it in the size range of the 13' (Over all length) Scamps, original Bolers and others.

1960-1963 would make them the first moulded travel trailers in North America. Sounds and looks about right. In the very late '50's and through the '60's there was a huge craze for fiberglass boats that were modelled after fifties automobiles. Dozens of companies through the US and Canada. I wondered why it took a decade for FG to catch on to travel trailers.

For those wanting more pics google "finned boats" or check out another forum I lurk on. Good fiberglass maintenance threads there too. FiberGlassics® - fiberglassics.com
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:30 PM   #102
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Thumbs up nice boat

nice boat is that yours or just a pic
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:56 PM   #103
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Do you hear that? I think I can hear the Batman theme.

Maybe that could be a name for this trailer, the Bat Camper.
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"the first moulded travel trailers in North America."

Anyone know if this one is molded ? Sorta looks like it. The one the right. I could not tell if it made it to north america or not being a AUS site?
Scroll thee fourth of the way down to "It was late 1956 before a real monocoque (without chassis) was released"
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I assume the foam filled sandwiched one is the 1965 one in the left. Kinda confusing.


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I think the other one is a Willerby Vogue which is a trailer I would love to find.
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1960-1963 would make them the first moulded travel trailers in North America. Sounds and looks about right. In the very late '50's and through the '60's there was a huge craze for fiberglass boats that were modelled after fifties automobiles. Dozens of companies through the US and Canada. I wondered why it took a decade for FG to catch on to travel trailers.
Actually, there were several early all-molded towables in the US prior to this. The 1957 Champ and the WONDERFUL Geographic are just two that come to mind. I know there's at least three others...
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Just a pic and a dream..
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Actually, there were several early all-molded towables in the US prior to this. The 1957 Champ and the WONDERFUL Geographic are just two that come to mind. I know there's at least three others...
I'd forgotten about the Geographic being FG. I'd never seen the Champ. Cool stuff
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a few photo updates. Is that a seam up the side? If so, is it 4 sides and a top bonded together making it 5 total? Thanks.
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Any updates on the progress Jayne. Would love to see this project coming together.
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Any updates on the progress Jayne. Would love to see this project coming together.
Take a look at the twitter link that Ken posted for the latest pictures posted about 9 hours ago.
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Take a look at the twitter link that Ken posted for the latest pictures posted about 9 hours ago.
I did. I want more.

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