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Old 09-28-2016, 01:20 PM   #15
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Thanks Jon, a very informative post!

We've actually been looking at a few non-fiberglass trailers, like the Retros that Riverside RV makes. We've looked at a number of them, and we both like them. They get positive reviews on the web. Who knows?

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Old 09-28-2016, 02:12 PM   #16
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I'm a true believer in buying what makes you happy! It's far more about making memories than it ever will be about a brand or build type. New all-molded-towables are often out of the financial reach of young families. Still others are incapable of a major rebuild of an all-molded-towable if budget dictates buying used-and-abused. Frankly, I'd rather see people buy a sticky (and it's perhaps future problems), get out and see the world! If you have a young family, make memories makers that your children will cherish forever.
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Old 10-04-2016, 07:38 PM   #17
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The term is often extended to include any trailer with a skin-over-frame superstructure, even if the framing is aluminum or steel rather than literal "sticks" of wood.

I have never been quite sure about the singular… "sticky" or "stickie"…

I have also never been quite sure whether Airstreams and similar aircraft-style trailers should be considered a sub-category of stickies or a category of their own.
Not stickies, just "tin cans".

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Old 10-04-2016, 09:00 PM   #18
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We have owned both Molded, Stickie and sandwiched with aluminum fraiming with rubber roof and the only one we had a water leak is the Scamp.

Fiberglass is heavy and the new sandwiched type with aluminum fraiming gives you a larger RV with less weight.

So saying negative remarks about either type without actually owning and experiencing those problems is not justified.

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..So saying negative remarks about either type without actually owning and experiencing those problems is not justified...
I'm truly puzzled... I re-read the entire thread, and I can't see that anybody has done that.

Like many others here, I have owned conventional RVs before my current molded fiberglass trailer. One, a 1974 Holiday Rambler, was a very well-constructed, reliable trailer (but really heavy, in spite of the aluminum frame). The other two, a 1974 Jayco pop-up and a 1989 Toyota Itasca motorhome, suffered from leaks and structural failure. My Scamp, though not perfect, is simple to operate and maintain, and so far, leak-free.
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I'm a true believer in buying what makes you happy! It's far more about making memories than it ever will be about a brand or build type. New all-molded-towables are often out of the financial reach of young families. Still others are incapable of a major rebuild of an all-molded-towable if budget dictates buying used-and-abused. Frankly, I'd rather see people buy a sticky (and it's perhaps future problems), get out and see the world! If you have a young family, make memories makers that your children will cherish forever.

I second that! Very well said Donna.


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