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Old 04-03-2008, 08:47 AM   #1
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I haven't been around long enough to figure this one out. I keep bumping into the words "Sticky," and "Stickies" in the forums. I figure it must be specific to fiberglass RVs, but other than bugs, not too much sticks to mine. I know somewhere in FGRV there is a glossery of helpful terms, but I can't seem to locate it today. So does anyone know the origin and use of Sticky?
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:04 AM   #2
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Nope not specific to Fiberglass RVs, but very specific to slabsided trailers. Most have been made with a wooden framework and either metal or fiberglass panels are screwed onto the frame.

Hence the "stick..." nomenclature.

Some manufacturers have recognized the problems with dry rot in the frame work and are now using metal... aluminum, etc. But we still call 'em all Stickies because they're not molded.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:22 AM   #3
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My first thought was that you were referring to a type of post called a "sticky" which is one that always remains at the top of a thread. Probably derived from the generic name for a "post it note"in that it stays put.

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Old 04-03-2008, 09:55 AM   #4
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A forum moderator might identify a forum topic thread as a "sticky" to keep it at the top of a forum so that it doesn't get lost. It might cover a topic or question that asked many times. For example, almost every fiberglass RV site has a gillion threads about what type of tire to use or answers to the question, "Can my XXXX vehicle tow a YYYY trailer?". These might qualify as good topic threads for a sticky since they'll be discussed hundreds of times. On a lot of the automotive forums you'll find stickies that list recalls and Technical Support Bulletins (TSBs) again because users are always looking for that kind of info.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:58 AM   #5
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I haven't been around long enough to figure this one out. I keep bumping into the words "Sticky," and "Stickies" in the forums. I figure it must be specific to fiberglass RVs, but other than bugs, not too much sticks to mine. I know somewhere in FGRV there is a glossery of helpful terms, but I can't seem to locate it today. So does anyone know the origin and use of Sticky?
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David:

Stud construction of a house is referred to as "stick construction" and the resulting house as a "stick built" home---the sticks referring to the stud skeleton of the house. So a stick built trailer has the same type of constsruction. "Sticky" is, I think, used mostly by those who think fiberglass molded trailers are better.

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:03 AM   #7
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... after the construction responses above, I feel like Rosanna Anna Dan -- "Never mind!"
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Old 04-03-2008, 10:11 AM   #8
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Ah, but Ed, you were correct too.

And as far as construction.. never mind is what I tell folks when they want to buy one!

and they weren't talking about my dog, Sticky?

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Old 04-03-2008, 10:34 AM   #9
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Glad I asked! Makes sense now...even Sticky the dog. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
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Old 04-03-2008, 11:37 AM   #10
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Sticky: Stic-key "The bottom of your shoes, after walking on a newly resurfaced parking lot, .... before it has cured"

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... or across your newly refinished hardwood floors -- don't ask how i MIGHT KNOW THIS.
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Stud construction of a house is referred to as "stick construction" and the resulting house as a "stick built" home---the sticks referring to the stud skeleton of the house. So a stick built trailer has the same type of constsruction. "Sticky" is, I think, used mostly by those who think fiberglass molded trailers are better.
The non-Molded FG world doesn't use the term because they mostly aren't aware there's any other way to do it. In their experience, all trailers have studs in the walls.
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Or how the bottoms of your shoes feel after going to a walk-in-theatre and stepping in puddles of soda pop! But that's okay, the spilled popcorn provides good traction.....
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Or how the bottoms of your shoes feel after going to a walk-in-theatre and stepping in puddles of soda pop! But that's okay, the spilled popcorn provides good traction.....
And the carelessly discarded chewing gum adds another layer of traction for the popcorn!
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