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Old 04-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #1
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what's the best thing about a molded fiberglass camper? the worst?

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Old 04-17-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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I think the best thing is the lack of seams. Maybe the worst thing is the relative lack of floor plan variety (compared to the multitude of stick built floor plans).
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Well they hold value being fiberglass, they don't have the same water issues stick built units have.
Most are light weight but that is changing.

Worst should be interesting considering I bought to suit my needs.
I can't think of any down side with my unit.
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Downside? Having to give tours to curious folks wanting to see the inside of the "cute lil trailer!"
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Best? Minimal maintenance. Not no maintenance but minimal. Partly because everything is compressed into a unit with little or no wasted space.

Worst? I pressed to think of a single thing except, perhaps the inability to look at 100 different units on a lot and compare and contrast. Then again, the anticipation and the ideas for customization are part of the fun!
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #6
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Best thing about mine is that it's a standy-uppy trailer that's light enough for my 4-cyl. Kia to tow. (Before I found it I thought I'd be lucky to tow a popup.)

My only complaint is condensation when cold weather camping. On the other hand, since I have ventilation on all four sides plus the top, it could be worse!

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...When working with interior of my F.G Trillium, I found there are various holes on the floor, right at the edges which are shaped like grooves. I guess they must be there for drainage of water leak/condensed humidity. The sizes of those holes are big enough to let a ballpoint pen going thru. I even want to drill few more holes...
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...When working with interior of my F.G Trillium, I found there are various holes on the floor, right at the edges which are shaped like grooves. I guess they must be there for drainage of water leak/condensed humidity. The sizes of those holes are big enough to let a ballpoint pen going thru. I even want to drill few more holes...
We've got mice that can fit through a hole that small. I'd be finding them and packing them with copper wool!
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The Best? I've wanted one since the first one I saw in 1985 and never forgot the novelity of it. Beats sleeping on the ground. Fairly easy to back.

The worst? Having a gigantic rig park next to me and steal the breeze, the sun, or whatever.
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vic and cathy-i'm a real newbie but even i can relate to that...you made me chuckle

once i did experience the condensation...when i explained it to the rv repair guy he was surprised it could happen...the dog and i were snuggled up fine and warm under the covers but i thought i was ice skating when i got up

i wouldnt want holes in the floor...a little cinnamon and garlic and cayenne will keep mice out-but what about spiders???

when i bought my casita -besides lucking out and finding a used one at a good price with hardly any use on it...i thought the best things were less leaking issues and lightness...saving on gas etc. i didnt know they were lower maintenance ---but that is a definite plus for me.

thx for the replys.
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The BEST:
  1. It's mine
  2. It's paid for
  3. It takes me away from home, I make memories every single time.
  4. I no longer drag stuff out of the garage/basement to go camping.
  5. It doesn't take me hour(s) to pack to go camping for one or two nights.
  6. It's FSC!
  7. I sleep warm and dry
  8. I don't have to dry out canvas when I get home
  9. All it takes is food and clothes and I'm "outta here"!
  10. It can be my sanctuary when I'm stressed. I go inside, close the door and I can "be" anywhere. Especially when I turn on tunes on the radio.
  11. It's my "guest" cottage for overnight family... although they usually sleep in the house and I sleep in the trailer. I WIN!
  12. If I lose power in my stick built home.. my trailer provides heat, food storage and cooking ability.
  13. It's bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside.
  14. I can "bug out" from home if Mother Nature throws me a curve.
  15. I go camping with friends and make more friends along the way.
  16. It's worth more now, than what I paid for it.
The WORST:
  1. It's not "self cleaning"
  2. There ARE maintenance issues
  3. I have to buy tires every {x} years, even if it only goes 5,000 miles or so and it costs me $$ just to get back to even.
  4. There's no REALLY comfortable place to sit and relax inside. No La-z-Boy.. no big screen TV when the weather is awful outside.
  5. The single pane windows "weep."
  6. There's not enough counterspace.
  7. The lettuce freezes in the 3-way refrigerator.
  8. The front window doesn't open.
  9. I don't get to use it as much as I would like to.
  10. It's NOT an Escape 5.0
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What Donna said....................

lol. Okay, so I'm lazy.
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Great reply Donna

Nothing like a little thought.
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The best thing about my molded fiberglass travel trailer is that to me it is a work of art. I cannot think of anybody in the conventional construction of travel trailers doing compound curves. It is a sculptural vessel that I inhabit and not a dwelling box to be dragged down the road.

The worst thing is how alluring it is to everyone who sees it. I have friends from out-of-town who we have allowed to use it as a guest house in our back yard. They now call us months ahead to make reservations to use it for all their vacation trips to San Diego, feeling they have a legitimate claim on it beyond my gracious hospitality. Oh the whining I endure when telling them No, WE'RE using it!
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