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Old 10-22-2002, 01:31 PM   #15
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* * * * * * The price is great, isn't it? *It's sort of the rule that this particular trailer has to sell for $600, as it's been passed around among friends and everyone has sold/bought it for that price. *It also looks like maybe rule #2 is to never clean it...but that's another topic!

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- Suzy in Montana * *
Friend Suzy,

I'm next, I'm next :jump
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Old 10-22-2002, 02:37 PM   #16
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so many new friends

Funny. We've made a number of new friends in the 48 hours that We've owned this thing!
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Old 10-27-2002, 07:14 AM   #17
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Compact,Jr.

Can I be after Morgan, I once visited Whitefish, and I'm very friendly and Morgan lives a few blocks away. Can I, Can I?;)
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Old 10-27-2002, 09:30 AM   #18
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* * * * * * Funny. *We've made a number of new friends in the 48 hours that We've owned this thing!
It was your post about the way the trailer has been handed from friend to friend for $600.

Darline is a fair weather friend, just trying to get in line for the Jr. ;)

I'm a friend through thick and thin (when things start to get thick, I thin out). :wave

Enjoy the Jr., montanasuzy, as I'm sure you will. What you're experiencing is envy. Not of the Jr, but of your prowess in finding such a bargain. :ola
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Old 10-29-2002, 05:59 PM   #19
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We are enjoying CJ!

We're loving our new little camper. We took it south to Yellowstone Park and over to Cody, Wyoming for the weekend and it hauled great behind out Subaru Outback. What a treat to sleep in a bed and make pancakes, eggs and bacon in the morning - all while staying toasty warm. Well...in actuality...we were #*^ing freezing the first night (forgot to throw in the down comforter we'd planned to bring) but the thrift store in Cody had a couple of $4 comforters that saved us the next night. And we were amazed how much a Coleman propane lantern heated it up at night (and in the morning when we didn't need the light - but enjoyed the heat!) I think we're going to get used to this kind of camping!
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Old 10-29-2002, 08:40 PM   #20
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Warming up trailer

Hi Suzy
We use the stove to warm up our Trillium. Turning it on for about 5 minutes makes it toasty and warm.

This is a question for everyone. I read/heard a long time ago about putting a clay flower pot or a fire brick on the stove and letting it get hot. Turn the stove off and the brick/pot supplies radiant heat for a long time. Has anyone ever heard of doing this? My concern would be the pot especially exploading. Fire brick would be much safer but.....still not too sure. Comments????
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If I lived in the arctic like montanasuzy or Nancy D, I think I'd pop for a heater. Even one of the little portable propane units should take the chill off. If you've properly built your snow cave you should be comfortable. :laugh

Be sure to vent your trailer when using any unvented heater including your stove.
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over the stove

Nancy,
How about a cast iron pot in place of the flower pot? They hold heat well. OR one of those coleman ovens turned really low and something to protect the upper cabinet bottom from the heat? OR well that's all I can think of for now.

and you would be well fed at the same time. :wave
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Hi Morgan
Our Trillium had a furnace in it when we got it. The pilot light wouldn't stay lit and after cleaning over a cup of rust out of it we decided it probably wasn't safe, probably wouldn't use it, and took it out. Now we are regretting that and wishing we'ed left it alone. :weep We still have everything so sometime in the future will have it looked at and re-installed if its found to be safe.

We've tried the propane catalytic heaters but the bit of odour they give off is enough to start the allergies. Funny that the stove doesn't.

Hi Janifer
A cast iron pot is a GREAT idea :cblob and we just happen to have a big old cast iron kettle from the days when we had a woodstove. Should work well. Thanks :hap2
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:45 AM   #24
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Wondering

Have you taken the trailer out? I just found one not two blocks from
me that could be a good project if it's worth it. It looks identical to your imagery but I don't want to go poking around until I make an offer on it. Being that postings on these are limited have you found any warning signs or things to look for?
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:09 AM   #25
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That's a 13 year old post you are tagging onto. Why don't you just start a new thread with the same question.


BTW: It's about the same with the Hunters as all other FGRV's Condition, condition and condition.
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Biggest issue with Hunters, Eric, is that they were only designed to sleep two. Don't you have four? The bed is a nice-sized 70"x72". Maybe you could rig up bunks somehow?? Headroom might be a problem.

They have the advantage of lighter weight than many 13'ers and a lower towing profile (matters a lot at highway speeds). That would make it a good fit for your Element.

Agree with Bob- condition is more important that manufacturer or age. There is a "Buyer's Checklist" in the Document Center. Access it on the website from the "More" tab at the top under your log-in information. It will help you know what to look for in a used trailer.
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