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Old 08-16-2016, 06:12 PM   #1
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The Molded Fiberglass Trailer Obsession

Some of you might find a blog post about our entry into the MFG world I just published interesting, though it's not aimed at the aficionados here, for whom it's all old hat:

https://walkingcreekworld.wordpress....ass-obsession/

Practically everything I discuss, I learned here.

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Old 08-16-2016, 06:50 PM   #2
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Great story, and well written. Familiar also, except I got lucky and found an unused 2007 Casita advertised in Illinois in 2014 (it had been towed to Illinois and put in a barn, never to emerge until I arrived). The nice man held on to it until I could drive from Virginia and it was exactly as advertised . Having drank the kook-aid, I traded for a Bigfoot a year later.

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Thanks Jack. Was "kook-aid" deliberate?

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This is wonderful! Thank you so much for doing it Mr. Lynn! Loved the addition of the LUCY clip! hahahahaha hysterical!
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This is wonderful! Thank you so much for doing it Mr. Lynn! Loved the addition of the LUCY clip! hahahahaha hysterical!
Thanks Donna! When we told a friend we had just purchased a travel trailer, he was quick to recommend "The Long, Long Trailer." We got the DVD from Netflix; it was fun, if predictably silly, basically a long sitcom with no laugh track. Folks here can identify with some of the problems they encountered, like backing up into a driveway, banging your head on the trailer doorway, failing to secure the dishes, etc., etc.

The New Moon trailer in the movie was a real one, from 1953, not 40' (as claimed) but 37'. They are pulling it with a 1953 Mercury Monterey convertible, a V8 no doubt, but doubtless the wrong suspension for such a monster trailer.

Here's the IMDB page on "The Long, Long Trailer":

The Long, Long Trailer (1953) - IMDb

And a page on the New Moon itself:

https://hepcatrestorations.com/2013/...moon-trailers/

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Thanks Jack. Was "kook-aid" deliberate?

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No! Just arthritic fingers and blurred vision.
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Some of you might find a blog post about our entry into the MFG world I just published interesting, though it's not aimed at the aficionados here, for whom it's all old hat:
A most enjoyable read! As an aside, I can't remember how many slant sixes we had in the family during those years; Darts, Belvederes, sedans, wagons, and even a panel truck. Ah, memories...
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No! Just arthritic fingers and blurred vision.
Well it was a most eggcellent mistake!
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Yes, those slant sixes got me through graduate school, about 5 in all. A two door, a four door, station wagon, convertible, and pickup. I would buy one for $600. (a long time ago) drive it for 6 mo to a year and sell it for what I paid without any significant repairs. Cheap because Oregon has no sales tax. I would like to have the three on the tree, manual top convertible back.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:53 AM   #10
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Ummmm... Mr Lynn. I was just enjoying the article and it ended! Don't leave me hanging. Was it all you wished for?
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Thanks Tappy! It was getting a little long, so I figured I'd post an update in a while, as we get used to this new addition to our lives (a bit like having another kid). As I hinted, there were already mods to make. . .

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Great story, and well written. Familiar also, except I got lucky and found an unused 2007 Casita advertised in Illinois in 2014 (it had been towed to Illinois and put in a barn, never to emerge until I arrived). The nice man held on to it until I could drive from Virginia and it was exactly as advertised . Having drank the kook-aid, I traded for a Bigfoot a year later.

Best wishes and happy adventures.

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" Got Lucky ? " . We should all be so lucky ! Actually, I had a similar situation : I found a Scamp 13' two hrs from home, in my old home town and on my old street !! And it was unused and stored inside because the wife was furious that her husband ordered the Scamp and had it delivered without consulting her. She wouldn't set foot in it, so it sat for 16 yrs until he died, then she could sell it !! ( There must be some lesson there for married folks, how NOT to act ). Now it sometimes follows Julie and the band to Oregon and beyond, to Quartzsite and Rt 66 and to the coast. And a smile every mile ! David Gearhart, Fresno and Sonora, CA
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Thanks for sharing your blog Mr. Lynn! Well written!

Look forward to reading about all your new adventures with the trailer.
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Thanks Mr Lynn, good read, once you're hooked you're hooked. We purchased a Casita front the factory, used it a few years then sold it locally for 75% of what we paid. Bought a HUGE class A, which we like, but.....

We never lost the live of the molded fiberglass trailers and just bought a vintage 1970 Trails West Campster. It's in great shape and we will use it for the short trips when it's too much trouble to pack up Bertha.

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