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Old 04-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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interior fiberglass question

Hello,

Wasn't real sure where to post this, if it needs to be in a different section, please advise.

I am looking at used camper postings (hoping to purchase a clean used camper) and trying to get educated. Some campers seem to have molded fiberglass interiors...kitchen cabinets, bed supports, dinette supports, etc. Others look like they are built and installed separately. I think I am leaning toward the cleaner integrated, built-in look.

Are there inherent pros and cons to each style?
Which makes/models typically have the built-in fiberglass components?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-03-2013, 01:10 AM   #2
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Trillium 1300, 4500, Boler 1300, Oliver, Burro, U-Haul and some years of the front kitchen Surfside TM-14 are all the models that come to mind.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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I personally like the look of a gel coat interior, but I wouldn't let it dominate my decision on which egg to buy.

A double hull makes it harder to attach things like an awning or a solar panel, but there are work arounds. The gel coat interior is easy to clean and doesn't collect pet dander or smoke.

Another egg with FG interior is the Egg Camper from Grandville, MI.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:53 AM   #4
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Fiberglass Interiors

Manufacturers that choose built in, non-moveable fiberglass surfaces with built in benches and counters limit the number of floor plans available.

For example Scamp and Casita have very flexible floor plans because benches and counters are screwed or riveted in place. Most often the benches and counters are still fiberglass, easily cleanable, long lasting surfaces.

Our Scamp is now 22 years old and the surfaces, inside and out, all look new because the white gelcoat is easily cleanable. We have had RVs with wooden surfaces, nice, but do not stand up in the long term.

As to the fabric surfaces that cover the walls of our son's Casita and our Scamp, after 20 years they both look great. This is surprising to me, paricularly since we average over 200 days a year inside our rigs.

As to the wood in our Scamp, mainly cabinet doors, they were easy to replace giving the trailer a new look.

If I had an Eggcamper or other double walled trailer with built in cabinets and counters, I'm sure I would like the all white interior, but Eggcamper, for example does not offer the variety of floor plans seen in the Scamp or Casita.

The magic of ALL the fiberglass trailers is their ability to give many decades of service. Actually you will not be disappointed by any choice. They truly offer the ability to put a 'travel smile' on your face.

Safe travels.
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my parkliner has a built in storage....although i do admit i like the look of the scamp deluxe with all the woodwork....but prefer the smooth exterior look.
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Here is a link to the only fibreglass interior I ever saw on a Surfside TM-14:
Surfsider's Trailer :: Surfside
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My Scamp Deluxe is 25 years old and the all maple interior is in fantastic shape. However, I've lived with all the brown for 10 years and it's starting to drive me nutz. The older the trailer gets the darker the wood turns. That's normal. I have plans to change that!

I too wouldn't let fiberglass vs wood interior drive my decision... but tow weight limit, layout, budget and overall size.
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