Ultimate reno........ - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-02-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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Ultimate reno........

No, I didn't win the lottery. Too cheap to buy a ticket. On the other hand, here is a question for you: Given the right circumstances (you already have a fiberglass trailer that suits you just fine, a LOT of money left over from your job as a hedge-fund manager, too much time left over after volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, good health as you retire at 55, and an overwhelming desire to tackle a complete make over of the most desirable fiberglass trailer you can think of, (which describes a significant % of our members, I'm sure ) what design would you search the world for?

The idea is that this would be a project on something that inspires you, impresses you with its cleverness, appeals to your sense of style, touches your sense of fairness for having been ignored or failed in the marketplace, and generally sets your creative juices flowing to the point that NOTHING would stop you from restoring, renovating, rebuilding, modifying, and generally immersing yourself in this kind of hands-on work.

We're talking about finding a semi-derelict Oxygen, Lander, Amerigo, Cadet, Trillium, Boler, etc. etc. and making a show-piece of it. You might have to be ready for extensive research, travel, shipping, custom parts-manufacturing, and the necessity for making the reluctant owner "an offer he can't refuse" type of thing.

With this highly unrealistic scenario I long ago became aware of the particular trailer I would do this to (I won't say which one at this point).

Which design would you move "heaven and earth" for?
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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The idea is that this would be a project on something that inspires you, impresses you with its cleverness, appeals to your sense of style, touches your sense of fairness for having been ignored or failed in the marketplace, and generally sets your creative juices flowing to the point that NOTHING would stop you from restoring, renovating, rebuilding, modifying, and generally immersing yourself in this kind of hands-on work.

Which design would you move "heaven and earth" for?
That's easy. Fiber Stream!
I've always fantasized about buying another one to completely disassemble piece-by-piece and start over, correcting all of the little flaws along the way.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:45 PM   #3
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Great topic!


Hands down a Willerby for me...............................

But I love all the older models, rare, retro, etc, etc, etc.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:15 PM   #4
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Well, the Geographic went to France

So, I'd start with this.. I want a full-time bed and a livingroom with a recliner! http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...oud-50811.html
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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Along with Donna I would go with Big Feet !!!!!! Like the 5th wheel model. Certainly thought that Gina's new baby was pretty good too!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
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Just lots of them. "Need" five more Trilliums for the kids, (launch pads, wedding gifts...). The Silver Cloud sure looks good as well. But then I would "need" a nice lake front lot to park it on.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #7
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If I could, Amerigo. I love the shape and I know there is a project Amerigo for sale right now but this is a "if I could ?".
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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"Tearing a trailer apart and re doing it in your minds eye".
You are talking about exactly what many, many people here have done to their trailers. All you have to do is look an the modifications section to see the results.
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:33 PM   #9
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Another Trillium. A4500 or a Triple E. Bigger bed and separate dinette so the bed could stay set up. Put the hot water heater under the curb side dinette and a refrigerator (I put the hot water heater where the frige could go in our 1300). Glass in supports for upper cabinets for and aft. Gets my creative juices flowing just thinking about it. Anybody got a 15' Trill or clone they want out of the barn?
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #10
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I want Per's Burro, just as it is now.
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #11
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We're with Robin...two thumbs up for a Willerby!
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:36 PM   #12
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Willerby- geigraphic is pretty sweet design too!
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:02 AM   #13
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I like my Cloud...but if I had the funding I would love my Cloud to look like it did the day it came off the factory floor with some modern modifications of course.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:06 AM   #14
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i'm afraid i owuld just buy a new scamp and go fishing. you do know god doesn't count time spent fishing against you?
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