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Old 08-08-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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This Isn't Molded Fiberglass But?

I was looking at photos and came across this newer unit being produced and at first I thought it might be molded fiberglass because I could just swear that I saw something very similar to that design as a fiberglass molded but an enlargement of the photo proved it to be a sticky but, was there a molded fiberglass that looked like this? 2015 Little Guy Trailers MeerKat Trailer Review - Roaming Times
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:49 PM   #2
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This is a remake of an old design. Google "Eriba Puck" to see more. I believe it's built with an aluminum frame and skin and a molded fiberglass top. The originals are popular with the vintage VW van folks.

Not molded fiberglass exactly, but nice!
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Thanks! Yes, that's it. It does look like something that could be accomplished with molded fiberglass though.
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:13 PM   #4
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I think that there is only one dealer for the MeerKat, down in San Diego. Has anyone seen an actual unit yet?
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Looks to be very roomy for its size. 900 lbs is impressively low weight too. Not molded FG, but it looks enough like one that I doubt it would get kicked out of a rally.
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It's got a nice shape. Bet it would tow nice.
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I was in another forum and no one there had seen one.

I did see that fiberglass rv 4 sale has 2 listed of the Eriba Puck: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers For Sale | Fiberglass RV's For Sale He has a sort of disclaimer that he lists them because of the interest even through they are aluminum or I think that is the material, some kind of metal.

I wasn't able to find what the MeerKat was on the outside but I suspect it is the same as the Little Guy, a kind of laminated fiberglass.
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My poor memory may betray me here, but I believe there are (were) some molded fiberglass trailers with that sort of popup roof. Here's where the poor memory comes in.
There was a European version, from Poland I think, at the Vintage Fiberglass rally in New Brunswick last month. Was it called a Cadet?
And two '70s versions, a Hunter and a Compact Jr.?

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There are three Hunters, the Junior, the Compact-I and the Compact-II, the latter 2 have an entirely different shell and more amenities. the Campster is similar to the Junior.


Predom built the original Prespol-126 in Poland and, apparently shipped shells to Canada where they were sold in Canada as the Cadet.


Eriba made several other, and larger, trailers than the Puck with pop-up roofs. The Puck, as mentioned, was designed for TUV approval to be towed behind 36-40 hp VW Beetles.


See my link on Eastern European Camping. for a look at a few others in use.


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That Taurus Cadet photo is beautiful!
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Yep... Click on the small photos and it goes full screen as well as opens more pics.
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Smile Molded fiberglass

There are a lot of stickies using one panel or another of molded material, usually the roof, or front of back bulkheads. I don't know if it is all fiberglass or merely plastic.
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.... I believe there are (were) some molded fiberglass trailers with that sort of popup roof. ....
And two '70s versions, a Hunter and a Compact Jr.?

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I have a Compact Jr. and it's the Compact II that has a wide pop-up like the one you're looking at. Mine is narrow running down the middle of the ceiling. But good guess! I've admittedly never seen a Compact I and known that I have. I'm trying to think...the Hunter...I've seen that.. is just like mine? Or just like mine with a fiberglassed-in top? I think the latter I saw with the fiberglassed-in popup area was called a Havasu, though.

A family I know bought an old Euriba Puck with great plans, so I got a tour of it when it arrived from the junkyard (or wherever). The father is a big VW fan and collector. I saw him pull the Euriba Puck proudly in one of our small homeowner's association parade, & that's the last I've seen of it. I'll have to ask him about it. Last I saw him a week or two ago he was cruising down my street with a new-to-him vintage VW pickup!
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The Compact I & I have the same top. That's a C-II in my pic, to the left. It's about 2/3 length and about the width of the inside floor space.
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