t@b camper - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-22-2018, 09:40 AM   #1
Member
 
Name: Don
Trailer: Shopping
Alabama
Posts: 83
t@b camper

Are the t@b campers essentially stick built with the same moisture/leak problems that are common?
__________________

dcs02d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2018, 09:41 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 2008 Casita 17 SD
Washington
Posts: 1,266
Registry
Yup.
__________________

Casita Greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2018, 09:42 AM   #3
Member
 
Name: Don
Trailer: Shopping
Alabama
Posts: 83
drat... I really like the layout but I like a dry camper more
dcs02d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2018, 09:50 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
TheWanderers's Avatar
 
Name: Bill&Laura
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Fiver
Kentucky
Posts: 755
Registry
We shopped them and visited the dealer to lay hands on one but just couldn't pull the trigger. Nice camper.

However, all campers leak...all of them. It's just a matter of time. Being able to fix your own problems is the secret to success. Being able to maintain your own camper will make it last for a very long time. T@B has a newer larger model coming out that is making some big news on the sales floor but it's still a stick built camper that still requires love and attention. Better'n most but still gonna leak someday.

bill (not laura)
__________________
"Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien
TheWanderers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2018, 10:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: Was A-Liner now 13f Scamp
Missouri
Posts: 2,739
t@b

last summer we at the trouting park and a guy comes in with a T@B tugged by a can-am motorcycle

he pulled it up a very steep hill too

bob
k0wtz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2018, 04:07 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Carol and Mike's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Oliver Elite II
Boerne, Texas
Posts: 146
The T@B 400 looks like a nice unit for a stick built. For the size it seems well designed. NüCamp also stands behind their products. T@B owners love their trailers. Mike
__________________
The Lonestar Oliver #135 | Ram 1500 5.7L
Carol and Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2018, 04:42 PM   #7
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,464
I have always liked these trailers. My father in law had one. Very efficient use of space, nice windows, easy to tow, and a big bed. The new ones are using aluminum instead of wood and they seem to have gotten a handle on the delamination issues of the past. But they go through dealers making them expensive. They use alot of plastic parts on the outside and I can't find anything on the floor construction. Still, if I were in the market I'd give them a close look.
Raz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2018, 12:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Name: Aaron
Trailer: 90 Scamp 16 layout 4 & 92 Vanagon
Idaho
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcs02d View Post
Are the t@b campers essentially stick built with the same moisture/leak problems that are common?
While they are stick built, they do not have the same problems with leaks. I have two family members that own them, one has had one for 10 years. Never had a leak, and most people do not have leaks. So no it is not a common problem.

Keep in mind that fiberglass trailers can and do leak, and it can and does do major damage.

T@B's also hold there value really well.
1500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2018, 07:29 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,376
one oof our dons has a T@B 400 and is a clever design. It's unfortunate that there doesn't seem to be much clever'modern design in fiberglass trailers.
__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 01:43 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Wallo's Avatar
 
Name: Alice
Trailer: 2018 Casita SD - Kondo A-Go-Go
Utah
Posts: 502
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol and Mike View Post
The T@B 400 looks like a nice unit for a stick built. For the size it seems well designed. NüCamp also stands behind their products. T@B owners love their trailers. Mike
As a former owner of a 2015 CS-S, i can attest to T@B (nucamp)standing behind their product. That said, i came back to molded fiberglass. The bathroom is larger.
__________________
Alice

KONDO A-GO-GO - I GO WHERE I'M TOWED
Wallo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 05:52 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Ed Harris's Avatar
 
Name: Ed
Trailer: 1982 Fiber Stream and 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe,The driveway is a Dark & Lonely Place now!
Missouri
Posts: 1,858
I am under the impression that there have been a few different owners of the T@B company overall too and models other than the original that are likely constructed in a different manor too?

I had an original Dutchman T@B and it was indeed a Sticky but with laminated fiberglass side walls. Interesting design ,standard crappy sticky build quality and very lightweight with Euro windows and door but other wise pure Stick Built too!

They stopped making then and the T@B was bought by another company with a history with Teardrop sized and style rigs and I think few if any basic changes were made so I bet still just a Sticky with fiberglass sides,sort of?

I sold mine to Melissa and she sold it too and bought a Scamp.
I like the trailer a lot but not as much as a molded one!
Ed Harris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 06:33 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19; 1977 Trillium 1300
North Carolina
Posts: 1,449
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1500 View Post

T@B's also hold there value really well.
Seems not the case in the one posted for sale on this forum.
thrifty bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 07:44 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 7,115
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by honda03842 View Post
one oof our dons has a T@B 400 and is a clever design. It's unfortunate that there doesn't seem to be much clever'modern design in fiberglass trailers.
Nest, Armadillo, Happier Camper- to name a few. There also seems to be some forward thinking in the Curve(?) trailer (UK). It comes at a price.

The reality is there isn't a lot of clever, compact, modern design in any segment of the RV industry, particularly in NA. The market generally favors volume for the buck.

However, the growth of newer offerings like T@b, Taxa Cricket, Base Camp, and Alto Safari Condo, along with the molded offerings previously mentioned, is promising.
Jon in AZ is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2018, 09:23 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: Aaron
Trailer: 90 Scamp 16 layout 4 & 92 Vanagon
Idaho
Posts: 125
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrifty bill View Post
Seems not the case in the one posted for sale on this forum.
Seems like they hold their value just fine.

Used ones from Dutchman are still going for 10k, they were only 13k new, that is not bad.
__________________

1500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SOLD-2006 EGG CAMPER EGG CAMPER Pat B Ohio Classified Archives 9 01-18-2009 08:43 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.