Shopping Education Opportunities - Fiberglass RV

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:56 AM   #1
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This my first post, Ive been researching fiberglass trailers for a while now. Is there an event where manufacturers display their models in an indoor convention center so I could compare several brands side by side? We live in Ohio so something in the northeast/midwest would work best. We have a 2012 Tacoma V6, tow package, crew cab/long bed so it appears most of these trailers are within the capacity of our TV. So far Casita, Escape, or Trillium look interesting for our needs. Just my wife and I would using it and might be on the road for a month or two at a time, so a 17' or 19' would be desirable.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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Most FG trailers are sold direct from the manufacturer. Your best bet is to go to a FG rally.,86.572266

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #3
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Hi Bert, to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here

Thomas is spot on with his advice. But, what you can do is contact the manufacturers of your desired brands. They typically have owners that are willing to show their trailers in your general area. If you can't get to a rally, that's what I'd do!

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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I suspect Alf is willing to show his 5.0 Escape & I'm up to showing my Escape 17B. While neither of us are Ohio, we are closer than Chilliwack, BC!
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #5
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Most of the FGRV mfrs don't set up at shows. They sell mostly by word of mouth.

If you get a chance to attend a gathering of fiberglassers at a campground, you'd enjoy it. The attendees are happy to open up their trailers and show off. You can look on this forum in the rally section to see if there's one near you anytime soon, and often you can even know before you go what brands will be represented.

Or if you prefer, the trailer mfrs have owners around the country who have already said they're glad to have folks come by and look; just call the mfr for a couple of contacts nearest you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll be going to rally or two this year.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:02 PM   #7
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Bert as others suggested you can just send each company an email asking how you can see one of their trailers close to where you live. Most of them have customer referral programs where people who already own one of their trailers let you take a look at it, the manufactures will set the contact up for you just tell them where you live.
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Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll be going to rally or two this year.
Hi: bk1955... We are heading down to Townsend Tenn. for The Egg Camping Club rally in April. We will most likely run I75 or I77 thru Ohio. We would be glad to meet up with you if you're near enough.
Tremont Resort campground, next door to The Great Smoky Mtns. Nat. Pk., has some nice wooden cabins if you are trailerless. Last year there were over 70 fiberglass trailers there to look thru.
Escape has a couple of 5.0's nicely equiped and ready for sale. Nice trip out to BC. for picking up one. Reace at Escape Trailers deals with a great hitch shop just down the road that can fit your truck up too!!!
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