Help verify camper Make & Model, please - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-18-2014, 04:39 PM   #1
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Help verify camper Make & Model, please

Thrilled to have purchased this trailer last week! Believe she must be a TrailsWest Campster as title states: "1970 TWRS(make) CT(body style)"
Would like to confirm that and welcomecomments/info from experienced members
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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I can't help with the make or model, but it's very cute!
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:22 PM   #3
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Fiberglass RV - Trails West (Campster) Trailers

It matches the specimens in this link. Interesting modification to use just screen material in the pop-top.
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Old 03-18-2014, 05:33 PM   #4
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Looks like a Campster.
Not sure I would keep the full screen in the top-rain will come in and with a/c you will lose the cool.
Inside pictures?
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:50 PM   #5
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I like the screen-top. It's a mod I've thought would be great for years. In essence, it becomes the world's largest ceiling vent. Should be able to bring in LOTS of nice cool air without hardly trying.

Water intrusion in the rain is an obvious problem - but I'd just drop the top in the rain and live with less headroom. Similar if I was resorting to AC.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:10 PM   #6
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I would do the 'drop the top' also if I was traveling alone but hubby is too tall to stay bent over when standing in the camper.
But, the idea of a lot of nice evening air and no bugs sounds really good.
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Old 03-18-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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Here on the wet coast, the roof would be closed almost all the time. Cool in the evening and lots of potential for rain ( and wind ).
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Drop the top? Yea! Better than a teardrop IMHO. Three feet (or so) of walking space isn't enough reason to NOT love it. Cool Beans and thanks for sharing the pictures
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:57 PM   #9
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Thanks. I will be looking for somewhere to get the poptop reworked, to include a new screen, canvas and seal.
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:37 PM   #10
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Looks in really nice shape, can we see inside pictures?
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:31 PM   #11
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Looks like a Trailswest Campster. I would add the canvas to the screen. Looks like it is in good shape. Inside?
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I'm 6', so the lost height would be noticeable to me. That being said, even top-down, you don't need 6' when laying down to sleep or when sitting down - only when standing to move around. Even with the top down, I doubt it would be much worse than the reworked bike hauler trailer I had for awhile (It was a fiberglass bodied "HiPoint" trailer, I fitted out into a little baby toy hauler). 4.5 foot ceiling height, maybe 5' at the most. Perfectly fine most of the time. It wasn't built for cooking inside or anything though. Nothing that really required standing upright (well, except for that one thing I usually do standing up, but I could sit for that in the trailer... )
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Nice looking Trails West Campster, even has chrome wheels.
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