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Old 09-02-2008, 08:42 AM   #1
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I do not own an egg yet but I am fasinated with them and I long to own one new or used. I narrowed my search down to a Trillium which is long way from a Bambi or a TAB. Notice how I work down in price and work up in quality. As an art teacher I am blown away by the form of this particular egg. I also love the BIOD, also made in Europe. Why is it that most attractive (at least for me) rvs are made in Canada or in the UK/Europe? Why is America so behind in regard?

If anyone knows more about the Willerby and can tell me where I could see one I would appreciate it. There is not much on the web.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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As an art teacher I am blown away by the form of this particular egg. I also love the BIOD, also made in Europe. Why is it that most attractive (at least for me) rvs are made in Canada or in the UK/Europe? Why is America so behind in regard?

Lloyd, your question is a bit like asking, "Why are your babies uglier than your neighbors' children?"
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #3
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If anyone knows more about the Willerby and can tell me where I could see one I would appreciate it. There is not much on the web.
Best way to see one is take a trip to Europe, doubt there are any within a reasonable driving distance of your home.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:31 PM   #4
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If anyone knows more about the Willerby and can tell me where I could see one I would appreciate it. There is not much on the web.
If you add certain search terms, such as "caravan" (the word for "camping trailer" to the rest of the English-speaking world) you will have more luck.

Searching on "willerby caravan vintage" brought up several gems on this photo album, including a Willerby 17' Vista: caravan photo album

And here is a 1958 Willerby 14' Vogue brochure you can buy!Vogue brochure

Don't miss the Italian Lander and the Eriba Puck. There's more...I am merely a newly-obsessed egg fan.

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Old 09-03-2008, 02:20 PM   #5
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Don't miss the Italian Lander and the Eriba Puck. There's more...I am merely a newly-obsessed egg fan.

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Kathleen, I am obsessed too and I don't even own one. I did check out the Eriba Puck. What an outstanding piece of work. I am sure it is quite costly. I will check out the Italian Lander. Thanks for the tip. What other european eggs are there worth looking into? Any leads are appreciated.

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Old 09-03-2008, 03:36 PM   #6
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It's really a good thing I don't have any money, otherwise I would go to Europe and by one of each of all the really cool trailers they have over there.

Most of them have beautiful insides too!

I agree, the US mfrs need to step it up a bit.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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I suspect that since Europeans and Canadians have been dealing with high gas prices for many years, they've placed a lot more emphasis on the small fiberglass market. In the US, gas was low, so for the mainstream, the big stickies prevailed. A smaller percentage of people (probably everywhere) are drawn to the fiberglass eggs from a purely environmental, low impact or other consideration - so the market in the US is smaller for this type of trailer. As many recent posts have suggested, this may change as gas prices continue to go up.
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Old 09-03-2008, 08:20 PM   #8
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Great observations...thank God for this forum....and the internet.....now I understand why fiberglass rvs have minority status in the U.S. I also think I understand why Europeans and Canadians put more ingenuity and aesthetics into their recreational vehicles. We have just been spoiled with cheap gas. I hope we turn the corner and see more and more smart, well designed, energy efficient fiberglass rvs in the future. Sure will make retirement a lot more fun.

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