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Old 03-15-2011, 03:48 PM   #1
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Whose Trailer is Oldest? (was: Planned Obsolescence)

Fellow Eggers : I was watching a video on YouTube...& as I did, it occurred to me that there's one huge reason (among many..) why all of us really love our plastic trailers so very much...& it has to do with "planned obsolescence".

You see, in our world...for businesses to profit more, they have to sell more stuff...and in order to sell more stuff...most manufacturers build their products so that they will "wear out"...because if they didn't, they wouldn't sell as much stuff.

Our trailers obviously run counter to this philosophy...as proven by the fact that there are so many of them that have stood up to the test of time.

With this in mind, a question occurred to me today...& perhaps we should have an online award & a special place in the photo album reserved for the winner...

Who among us has the oldest fiberglass trailer ?

Just curious (and proud !!)

Cheers, P.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Not us, but our first fiberglass (13' Scamp) was a '74. We now have a 2001 model.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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Class of '72.
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:16 PM   #4
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Over in Australia there are eggs from the 50's. Nice trailer I might add.
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Old 03-16-2011, 06:37 AM   #5
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1972 trillium 13 ft.

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Over in Australia there are eggs from the 50's. Nice trailer I might add.
love our 72 have fun.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:21 AM   #6
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As a 1980 my trailer is just a baby, I guess.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:03 AM   #7
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Who has oldest Fiberglass RV on this site??

Who has oldest Fiberglass RV on this site?
Post the Name brand and a picture if you have on.

I know mine is not the oldest
1983 13' Scamp
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:15 PM   #8
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'71 Amerigo (I thought it was a '76 till I found the build tag)

On the planned obsolescence topic -
Yes - a Fiberglass camper shell will last into eternity if properly maintained, but without vigilance any wood inside will rot. Stick built campers have more wood and hence rot faster but I've seen many that were taken care of that are as solid as a FG camper.

Cars were once built to die - the nylon timing gear being a prime example - but now they're built to last - and do.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:01 PM   #9
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My Boler is a '70, it was already 8 years old when I was born
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:24 PM   #10
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My Boler is a '70, it was already 8 years old when I was born
Such a child I was already old when I bought my old 1988 Scamp

We have members with 1968 Bolers. Jane had #99 off the production line: 1968 13Ft Boler for sale
and Tasyanya has a 1967 Boler: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...nia-44674.html
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:08 PM   #11
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I retired the year after we bought our 84 Boler. They were made until 87 or 88 so at 27 it's still a youngster.
Aren't there a couple of flat roofed Bolers in the group?
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:25 PM   #12
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That's cool my Boler is1 year younger than my wife, shush.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:57 PM   #13
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Who among us has the oldest fiberglass trailer ?

Just curious
That would be Bardy A with his 1960 Geographic.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:11 AM   #14
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Soulman you have us beat by one year

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