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Old 09-08-2011, 07:15 AM   #15
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We had more people ask to look inside the 13'Burro than we have the 16' Casita.
It was fun to watch the people's expression when they saw all of the custom woodwork inside the Burro.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:55 AM   #16
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Came out of Costco recently to see a fire truck and a bunch of firemen standing around my trailer. I started running over thinking something had happened while I was shopping .... nope the boys were just waiting for me to come out so they could ask questions and see inside! :-)
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:23 PM   #17
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Then you have people like me, an owner of a 13 footer, who waves franticly, stops, makes u-turns etc. just to go meet the other fiberglass people, even without my trailer in tow.
I've been doing the same thing! If they are not parked, I drive along side the TV and give the driver a "thumbs up"!

These poor people probably think that I'm nuts (at least my husband does)! But all I want to do is signal them that I'm a fellow fiberglasser.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:28 PM   #18
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On any given weekend when camping we usually give at least 1 tour , sometimes more. Most are surprised that it has bunks, stove furnace , sink etc.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:09 PM   #19
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I've been doing the same thing! If they are not parked, I drive along side the TV and give the driver a "thumbs up"!

These poor people probably think that I'm nuts (at least my husband does)! But all I want to do is signal them that I'm a fellow fiberglasser.
Hey, that's what we need - a secret fiberglass hand sign. Thumbs up does not work for us. We get that from the skateboarders when we drive our VWs.

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Old 09-08-2011, 06:57 PM   #20
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Love this thread and the stories!
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:59 PM   #21
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Came out of Costco recently to see a fire truck and a bunch of firemen standing around my trailer. I started running over thinking something had happened while I was shopping .... nope the boys were just waiting for me to come out so they could ask questions and see inside! :-)
Hi: Carol H...Did they give you an autographed copy???
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:27 PM   #22
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Keeping the fun alive....resurrecting a good but dead thread.

I have been towing mine back and forth to work getting all of the little projects done at lunch and after work. have given several "show and tell" tours at the gas station, employee parking lot and one customer hunted me down at work and asked for a quick tour.

Coming from the vintage teardrop and vintage trailer lifestyle, I didn't think I would have the same curiosity. I guess it makes sense....that's why we bought one!


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Very nice looking combo! What is the tow vehicle?
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:43 PM   #24
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On one of our recent trips we were looking for a good spot. I spotted an Airstream among the new stick giants and decided to pull in next to them. I figured they are a part of a unique crowd too! Turns out it was a full timing couple from Canada that just had to see inside the little Uhaul because it reminded them of their Trillium! Lol. I knew they must like unique things!

Then, coming home, we were followed into a Walmart parking lot. Ended up being delayed for over an hour. The guy was mesmerized. He had always wanted to see a Uhaul up close. At one point he was even on the pavement underneath the camper! Lol
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:03 PM   #25
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hahaha, I have had more than one experience of somebody getting off a highway exit with me, following me to a gas station and wanting to know about my trailer, and then admitting that it wasn't even their exit. Well, more than one but less than three. I think it happened twice.


I get to the point where I start to avoid eye contact with campground neighbors when I'm tired and don't want to risk being asked for a tour.
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Very nice looking combo! What is the tow vehicle?
It's a 1950 Chevrolet Suburban. 250 inline 6 ( built-200hp ) 4bbl, cast headers etc., aluminum radiator, 700r4 4sp auto trans, newer rear with 3:73 gears, 8 pack military wrap leaf packs, dropped front axle ( solid or straight axle not independent) HD shocks, boxed rear frame and 4 wheel drum brake-oh my.

Seats 8 and can cruise at the car shows with 10 people/kids. Most of the time it's just my wife and I with the 2 hounds.

And it's my daily driver here in the Pacific Northwet
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:40 PM   #27
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Obviously, we ALL love FGRVs and other unique trailers! I've been the "Lookie-Loo" as well as the gracious host. The Hawaiian "shaka" sign as described in the Urban Dictionary seems to be a fitting "secret" sign.


The Hawaiian hand gesture, "shaka" has many meanings. Originally it means to "hang loose", or to chill and be laid back. It can be used as a positive reinforcement. If somebody did something good, cool, or righteous; You can give them a shaka as a sign of approval or praise. It can also be used as a welcome/goodbye sign. Most people would give the shaka as a sign of wassup or hello, use it as a way of saying goodbye, and even use it as a thank you.

To make a shaka:
1. make a fist (not a tight fist)
2. extend both your pinky and your thumb.
3. lightly shake your hand (too fast makes you like retarded or like a tourist, and too slow make you look stupid.)
4. If you don't want to do the shake, you are also able to do the "I'm tuff" motion. In a downward motion, move your hand. Giving a kind of downward wrist flick at the end. It gives you a more "i'm bad look". It's mainly used by old school Local boyz.
"Eh, shaka brah."

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There's also ASL "F" for Fiberglass:
It could be followed by a "G"
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