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Old 07-22-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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While returning from the Bandon Gathering my wife and I saw a fiberglass trailer the likes of which we have not seen before. We were on I-84 west of Boise and in the westbound lane we saw a long, maybe 14 or 15 foot, trailer that appeared to be fiberglass. It was narrow, probably not more than 5 1/2 to 6 feet, and very long. It was somewhat pointed on both ends ( if you can imagine an upside down canoe with 6 foot walls that is the best description I can come up with, no we did not break out the wine until later in the evening so this is a real sighting). The trailer had two triangular windows on the drivers side and of course we could not see the other side. Does anyone know what wazit ? Lee and Norma
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:01 PM   #2
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While returning from the Bandon Gathering my wife and I saw a fiberglass trailer the likes of which we have not seen before. We were on I-84 west of Boise and in the westbound lane we saw a long, maybe 14 or 15 foot, trailer that appeared to be fiberglass. It was narrow, probably not more than 5 1/2 to 6 feet, and very long. It was somewhat pointed on both ends ( if you can imagine an upside down canoe with 6 foot walls that is the best description I can come up with, no we did not break out the wine until later in the evening so this is a real sighting). The trailer had two triangular windows on the drivers side and of course we could not see the other side. Does anyone know what wazit ? Lee and Norma
This it?.....

http://album.fiberglassrv.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2339
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:34 PM   #3
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Floyd Mystery solved !! I do believe that is it. It sure looks strange going down the highway. It seems that the axle is way to far forward for one thing and it really looks long when you see it on the road. Thanks Lee

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Old 07-22-2010, 05:40 PM   #4
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Typical European design with trailers, having that axle that far in the middle... I guess they do it to keep the hitch weight down? My parents, who visited recently from Germany and saw my Cafe Egg first time were amazed how far back the axle on those Escape 17s is...
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:50 PM   #5
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Typical European design with trailers, having that axle that far in the middle... I guess they do it to keep the hitch weight down? My parents, who visited recently from Germany and saw my Cafe Egg first time were amazed how far back the axle on those Escape 17s is...
Ya know... that could partly explain the difference in recommended tongue weight.
The further back the axle, the higher the tongue weight at level.
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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I saw one of those in Red Deer Alberta last week. It was in Westener RV Park. I think thats the name of it.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:03 PM   #7
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I think the Bonair Oxygen is the coolest looking thing. When I was looking to buy a new trailer about 10 years ago, I seriously considered buying one. Now they've been out of production for about 8-9 years.... sigh.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:14 PM   #8
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You know what, you could be right about the tongue weight recommendations. I prefer the higher tongue weight, but more stable towing due to axle location far back. Cafe Egg is very stable on the road, and I experienced no tail wagging whatsoever during our long travel!
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Old 07-24-2010, 09:40 PM   #9
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We saw one several years ago at Tishomingo State Park in Mississippi. The couple were from Canada & we had just gotten our Scamp. I love the look of the Oxygen! I'm really sorry to hear they're no longer being produced.

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Old 07-27-2010, 05:52 AM   #10
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Not sure what happenned to them, they have been around for near 30 years, they had good quality products, the company had near 200 employees. Bonair came with the Oxygen in 2002 and in 2003 they were bankrupt.
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