Vintage "Ice Fishing" trailer - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-06-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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Not fiberglass, but thought I would share.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/rvs/498823703.html


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This must have been the prototype for the HiLo 15 ft.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:04 AM   #2
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Those look like solid rubber tires, would pull like a block of wood! Bump, babump.
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Old 12-07-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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looks like a canvas pop up frame and roof but enclosed. Might be warmer than the canvas or maybe they were going after bear proof
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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Appears to be a homemade aluminum box with plywood upper and an old fg roof from a pop-up. It's on ice. Wheels don't even have to turn if you don't want them to.. They can slide.
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:22 PM   #5
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I think if I recall this was the very first Airstream prototype ever built!
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Old 12-07-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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Looks like a small version of a Rolite Retracta-Wall trailer. Rolite was a solid wall pop-up like an Apache but made of aluminium.

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Old 12-07-2007, 08:50 PM   #7
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Appears to be a homemade aluminum box with plywood upper and an old fg roof from a pop-up. It's on ice. Wheels don't even have to turn if you don't want them to.. They can slide.
Yeah, but ya gotta get it there first. And pull it off the ice and tow it someplace before the ice melts. Babump.. makes my head hurt
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I find it just amazing that the owner could write such a long lengthy description.
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Those look like solid rubber tires, would pull like a block of wood! Bump, babump.
Is it just me, or are those wheels WAY undersized?
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:28 PM   #10
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Is it just me, or are those wheels WAY undersized?
This, from the guy with 12" wheels.... oh, right, the Fiber Stream has a double helping of them!

Yes, I think they're too small, but lots of trailers are operated at highway speeds with 8" wheels and carrying significant loads. A common example is snowmobile trailers - the sleds are wide so to put two side-by-side the deck goes over the tires (not between them) and small tires are used to keep the deck height down. I shudder to think of what the bearings are doing and what happens at a pothole, but it seems to work.

The Craigslist page won't open for me (server too busy), but from the photo in the original post they don't look like solid tires to me - too big and "balloon" shaped. They do look like they belong on a wheelbarrow...
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Now the link is getting me...
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The link still works for me.
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