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Old 11-05-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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I have saved a 1993 Issue of the German "OLDTIMER magazine for some VW info and found that the same issue also contained two articles on Towable RV's. I'll post a few pics from the articles every few days. Click on each pic to enlarge.
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Old 11-05-2015, 09:03 PM   #2
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Thanks Bob! Keep 'em coming!
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:38 PM   #3
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Bob u seem to have good luck in finding the unusual?

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I have saved a 1993 Issue of the German "OLDTIMER magazine for some VW info and found that the same issue also contained two articles on Towable RV's. I'll post a few pics from the articles every few days. Click on each pic to enlarge.
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Quote: so why have u not found that nice little Cadet I'm looking for, they were made off shore in Poland from around 1970 into the 1990's sure would like to get my hands on 2 of them but one right now and fix er up for sister in law. Called a FG Cadet N-126 The company that originally built them has been sold and now there is a new company, everyone is waiting to see if they will start production again.
Any help from any one would be appreciated,
I just noted they have me down owning a Elite Class C but that is gone a long time ago we now own a Rexhall Vision Class A Fibreglass 25.6' long and love it as just the right size to fit into our yard and has it's own garage built by my wife, neighbor friend and myself.
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:10 AM   #4
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If you want to lose a day or two of your life in a black hole of old Euro trailers, visit:
Caravan-Museum.de
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Old 11-06-2015, 09:12 AM   #5
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You don't think that I am going to reveal all my secret finds do you?


But, considering that the source magazine was printed in April of 1993, the ones that were listed are probably already sold.(LOL).


If you think Cadets are hard to find, try looking for a NA spec BIOD.
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:44 AM   #6
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Enjoyed seeing the pictures and layouts of all the vintage travel trailers.
One thing is clear...not much has changed over all these years. Interior appointments all seem very similar to today's offerings. Only advancements seem to be the slide outs we have today and they leak more often than not.
Today we have electronic monitors that give us false info more than actual tank capacities.

A local dealership in West Rutland Vermont is selling a line of Retro Travel Trailers that look better than most new travel trailers. They are built on quality metal stud framed platforms that should last a long time. Most are under 20 feet in length and have the really cool color combinations common in the 1950s.
When I need a new travel trailer they will ne on my list!

Happy Camping!
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Old 11-06-2015, 10:57 AM   #7
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Is there someway to change it from German to English?

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If you want to lose a day or two of your life in a black hole of old Euro trailers, visit:
Caravan-Museum.de
: funny think I can read English but not German, some places have somewhere to change to English but not this site.
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:31 AM   #8
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Here is a link to a Youtube on the RETRO travel trailers. We looked at them on a dealers lot in Murrieta about a month ago. Interesting, as far as Canned Ham's go, but they didn't engineer out the major problems with sticky's namely; edge seams that will leak, and about 50% more weight that a comparable FGRV. But they are interesting in appearance and have a lot of modern accoutrements not see in the 1950's.


I don't see that slide outs are much of an advancement, as mentioned, they add a lot of leaks and also a lot of weight, not to mention they seem contribute to jobs repairing the drive systems for the local RC dealer.


But, unlike most of us that chose FGRV's, if someone needs the apartment-on-wheels space I guess it's an advantage to them. The Northernlite, 16' with front tilt out, offers an excellent alternative to more space, without the weight and complexity. Here's a link (I Hope):
https://www.google.com/search?q=nort...KW_qhNHSy1M%3A
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Old 11-06-2015, 11:40 AM   #9
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Secrets I never get skunked when fishing

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You don't think that I am going to reveal all my secret finds do you?


But, considering that the source magazine was printed in April of 1993, the ones that were listed are probably already sold.(LOL).


If you think Cadets are hard to find, try looking for a NA spec BIOD.
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Quote: well if you want to be that way I will make sure I never tell u my fishing secrets on catching enough to eat every time I go fishing.
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:09 PM   #10
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Riverside RV in Indiana is doing just that

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Enjoyed seeing the pictures and layouts of all the vintage travel trailers.
One thing is clear...not much has changed over all these years. Interior appointments all seem very similar to today's offerings. Only advancements seem to be the slide outs we have today and they leak more often than not.
Today we have electronic monitors that give us false info more than actual tank capacities.

A local dealership in West Rutland Vermont is selling a line of Retro Travel Trailers that look better than most new travel trailers. They are built on quality metal stud framed platforms that should last a long time. Most are under 20 feet in length and have the really cool color combinations common in the 1950s.
When I need a new travel trailer they will ne on my list!

Happy Camping!
: building retro Canned Ham trailers different colors but they are out there for sale now, when we drove by their location last spring they must of had a 1000 brand new ready for Shipment and the ones we saw are for sale all over the US and Canada now.
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Which proves, to a certain extent, that pretty colors and long lost memories make good sales tools, but not necessarily good trailers. Just to be authentic, they built in all of the shortfalls of the originals from the 50's. Look at them in 10 years.
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Here's the Youtube link for RETRO trailers that I didn't get posted earlier:
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Old 11-06-2015, 02:21 PM   #13
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Hi Bob,

Sadly, the Volvo was not for sale, I think they look great together.

Eggie sitting at our friends' house waiting to be shipped to Canada.

I found it easy to import, but it might be different in the USA

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Hi Stude,

I think the Cadet is now Predom. If you google Predom te koop (=dutch) or

Predom wohnwagen zu verkaufen (=german) you'd find them easily, they are fairly inexpensive, but freight will not be cheap. If you can find one built in 2000 or 2001, you will not have any problems getting it into Canada.
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