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Old 08-19-2009, 07:36 PM   #1
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Hi guys,
I recently purchased a 1974 boler trailer and I am loving it so far. Now i was just cruising through my neighborhood and saw something that looked like this:
http://www.safaricondo.com/alto/1713/indexeng.php

Are you guys familiar with these things and what do you think about them? i will not voice my opinion just yet, as I don't want to influence your minds . hehe
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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I cannot tell a lie---I think it is beautiful and innovative! I could be happy with the look of a vintage fiberglass or the modernistic look of the Alto (I'm eclectic). Alas, the Alto is still too heavy for my wimpy (but loved) Honda Element, so I'll keep looking for my Scamp or Burro. But thanks for finding this---I'm gonna show my husband the cool campers that are out there!

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Old 08-19-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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I agree, very neat, very cleaver, very inovative.....I like. But I'd still want my shower. But if not needing or wanting to pay the price to have a shower, this would be very neat.
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:55 PM   #4
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That trailer has been posted here before. Very nice looking unit.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:05 AM   #5
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Adrian, the 1723 has a shower. Very cool design
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:35 AM   #6
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Nice looking. But it's really nothing more than a glorified pop-up.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:36 AM   #7
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At first, I wasn't sure about all those windows, but I see they have full curtains to cover them. It seems to be about the same weight (dry) of our 16' UHaul VT. Any idea about the pricing? I couldn't find that anywhere on their site or brochures. When I clicked on the price item under the trailer type, it opened up my email account. I assume you have to ask them the price!
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:41 AM   #8
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I like it. If they made a shorter version I'd seriously consider it, but I want to stay under 30 feet Vehicle plus trailer length (for ferry fares.) I like the airiness and the garageability. And as for glorified pop-up, you bet, but where else can you buy a NEW pop-up? My only other concern would be the electric lift mechanism and how reliable it will prove to be.

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:18 PM   #9
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I found these while searching for a rental tear drop. A couple in Colorado had bought one and were renting it out for $ 500 a week. They said built in Quebec and only available at Canadian dealers. A long way to go for a rental so i looked up the company. No prices but a link to owner's how would rent theirs out - $ 900 to $ 1100 Canadian a week!!!!
They company did not answer my email, so i called a dealer near here in London. They just sold their last one,' can't keep them on the lot. ' Especially at the low price. $ 30,000 !!!!!!! They are AirStream dealers and Bambi's start at $ 50,000 so these seem a great bargain. Talked to a guy how had been at that lot earlier - said he saw 50 of these Alto's on the lot. a goodly chunk of change.
Oh, by the way, i didn't order one. It's too wide for us and weighs too much - that's my story and i'm sticking to it.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:28 AM   #10
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Several points I am concerned about:

1. The possibility of leakage along that long, moveable seam.

2. In the closed position as well as the open postition.

3. The possiblity of glass breakage. Tempered glass doesn't just crack, it shatters.

4. The weight. Just too heavy.

5. The price. More than twice that of an egg.

6. The same as an A Frame, setting up and down in a rainstorm.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:43 AM   #11
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Nice looking. But it's really nothing more than a glorified pop-up.

No mine is a glorified pop-up!
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:53 AM   #12
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I agree, very neat, very cleaver, very inovative.....I like. But I'd still want my shower. But if not needing or wanting to pay the price to have a shower, this would be very neat.
They sort of have a shower in one floor plan but it's basically the same kind you could set up in any trailer with plastic tarps. (Over the toilet.)

I see all the drawbacks but I still like the concept. I wish one or more of the fiberglass manufacturers would catch on to the idea of trailers under 84 inches. I love my Campster but it would be great to be able to buy a brand new one (instead of having to rebuild one to get all the new features.) Though I think a trailer that is meant to go in the garage also ought to be a 13 footer (and of course not too heavy.)

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:13 AM   #13
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Besides, I think you would be hard pressed to find anything more "WAY COOL" than a Bonair Oxygen!
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