Originally Posted by MarkQ
Thanks for all your help. I apologize again for not understanding fully. I just thought fiberglass=fiberglass. I have gotten a couple of replies on the other site. And I'll need to go to a larger populated area to find a Casita
or egg of some kind to look at. Eastern WA doesn't have a big dealer selection.
You won't find dealers for Casita
or any other current production "molded" fiberglass trailer. Burro
is no longer in business.
There's a listing on this site of current molded fiberglass trailers that you can contact. Many will give you the name of a current owner somewhere close to you. You also look at the section and find a rally
or gathering that you attend. The gatherings are great places to see several brands at once.
Difference between R-Pod and molded fiberglass construction---molded fiberglass construction is usually made with two molds, one for each half of the trailer, Scamp
, Casita, Escape
and others. There's a top half and bottom half. Those are mated then fiberglass cloth is laid up over the seam creating a single piece. R-Pod and others are made with fiberglass panels. A frame, like a house frame, is made of either wood or metal. Then the panels are cut to size and attached to the frame. Everyplace there's a seam is a potential leak point. All those seams move as the trailer is pulled down the road. Eventually leaks
will occur. No seams on our little molded fiberglass trailers to move and break the seal.
and Casita both have a long history. You'll see listings of people still using 1977 models of Scamp
is up and coming and is considered to be a very nice trailer.