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Old 11-30-2002, 02:22 PM   #15
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Agreed

>>post hers

Agree, Mary.

Dena ... pictures ... we want pictures!
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Old 11-30-2002, 04:06 PM   #16
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Anyway, Dena, if you're interested in these brochures, I can send them to you! *Which model Lite-House do you have?
Mary, Dena posted her home address on here and I felt it should not be that public. I will email it to you so you can send the information to her.

Sorry for the accidental total deletion.
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Old 11-30-2002, 06:24 PM   #17
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Save those original color brochures! One of the Yahoo-Scampers was justing mulling about a coffee-table book on Fiberglass Trailers.

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Old 11-30-2002, 07:00 PM   #18
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* * * * * * Save those original color brochures! *One of the Yahoo-Scampers was justing mulling about a coffee-table book on Fiberglass Trailers.

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I got my original 17 foot Boler Papers with Brochures
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Old 11-30-2002, 07:58 PM   #19
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Papers? papers?

We don't need no stinkin papers...

Ok it's corny...

I got the 81 brochure and a pamplet on the kit Burro with my used Burro. ( I was a kit originally)

I second Charles Mary.. Not only did you remember you had the stuff but you found it with ripping the house,garage,shed apart to find it. I am totally impressed!!!
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Old 11-30-2002, 09:18 PM   #20
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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3de97ec03eeedtrailer1w.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3de97ee2386f5trailer2w.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3de97f024a4e2trailer3w.jpg/>
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Old 11-30-2002, 09:39 PM   #21
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That was fast!

:wave Wow, Dena. You got your pictures up quickly! Thanks for getting to it before leaving town!

There's that free-standing dining table that can be easily moved outdoors!

Dena, you mentioned before that these are ''before'' pictures. Are you looking into making any modifications? (Or should I save that question until you get back?)

Have a good trip!
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Old 11-30-2002, 09:48 PM   #22
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'Before' Pics

The Lite House Trailer for Two was barely used, but the outside needs a lot of cleaning and polishing (the pics don't show the grunginess too well) ... the curtains are ugly ... and I need to otherwise cozy up the interior.

And now I'm absolutely going to turn off this fool computer and get packed for my trip!

Thanks for all --

I'll be back in touch in a few weeks, I think.
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Old 11-30-2002, 10:04 PM   #23
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Great little unit:cool
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Old 11-30-2002, 11:12 PM   #24
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Very cute rig Dena...I know you will enjoy it. Someone in my neighborhood brought home a small fiberglass rig sort of like yours this weekend (rear door)...Was built by a company that used to do van conversions (Merry Miler)...Yours looks in MUCH better shape! Hope to hear more about your trailer:r

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Old 12-15-2002, 06:35 PM   #25
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Lite-house brochure...

Hope I'm not entering that part of the conversation too late - but a suggestion:

How about scanning the literature and posting the scans? Wouldn't fit as a normal on-line photo (too small to read probably), but it would be a cool thing to have available.

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Old 12-29-2002, 12:57 PM   #26
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Lite House info

Okay gang, I am getting the brochures together to send to Dena. (Sorry it's taken so long, Dena. They'll be in the mail tomorrow!)

Mike Watters, you have a good idea there, as soon as Michael gives us the go ahead. (It won't work to post the brochures to the regular forums. As you say, they wouldn't be legible at 500 pixels high.)

Meanwhile, here's a sales pitch from the brochure that is informative:

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''Motor Matters'' By Ray V. Dickinson

''LITE'' CAMPING TRAILER IDEAL FOR SMALL CARS

Rich Hastings, of Rio Rancho NM, has come up with a new family of lightweight camping trailers which he appropriately calls LiTE HOUSE®. The idea came to him while camping with his family in Yellowstone Park in 1990. ''Camped next to us was a retired couple with a Toyota Corolla'' he says. ''They slept in their dome tent, and awoke cold and aching from the hard ground. I wondered why there were no trailers light enough for small cars to tow easily.''

He had in mind something that was dry and windproof with solid walls, more security than fabric pop-up trailers, and with a large comfortable bed. The trailers had to be easy to care for, and able to be towed by small cars like Saturns, Escorts, Civics, or even the little Suzuki Sidekick sport-utility. ''I wanted a trailer almost any vehicle could tow,'' said Hastings.

A self-described ''nuts and bolts guy'' with a degree in automotive technology, he had a
lot to learn about strong, lightweight, trailer construction. Months of design research and development were assisted by helpful counsel from many business and industrial experts. He also utilized several government programs aiding small businesses, even getting the Los Alamos lab to do a ''finite element analysis'' of his project. The upshot: New Mexico's only recreation vehicle manufacturer went into production in August, 1994.

The simplest, lightest weight LiTE HOUSE® model is named Base Camp™. ''You use your existing cooking and camping equipment. This is a rugged mobile cabin,'' Hastings says. Base Camp™ weighs in at only 770 pounds, and the price is under $ 4700 (plus options).

At a lean 950 pounds, the top-of-the-line model called Trailer-for-Two™ is very well equipped at a starting price of $6496. If loaded with lots of extras like an awning, powered roof vent fan, catalytic heater, and solar powered battery charger, it runs about $ 7500.

Looking at the outside of a LiTE HOUSE® trailer, it is hard to imagine it can harbor a queen-size bed (63'' x 78'') and still allow standing space in the galley area. Daytime use sees the bed reassembled into a large U-shaped seating area, with a convenient free standing table you can also take outside. The comparative spaciousness (despite the trim exterior dimensions of only 12'-6'' long, 7'-4'' high, and 5'-8'' wide) stems from several things, including the slim half-inch thick walls, and the non-square interior (it is wider at the waistline). Outward visibility is excellent, with views all around through the sliding glass side windows, and a picture window. Cozy certainly, but no claustrophobia here.

Body construction is smooth molded fiberglass with a gel-coated exterior, molded in two tubs, then joined at the waist. Insulation comes from a foil-and-air-bubble sandwich. The interior wall covering is a non-woven acrylic that is thick, soft on the eyes, and soft to the touch. Not only are the trailers weather proof and draft free, they're as peaceful and quiet as a library.

Interior ''cabinetry'' is also molded fiberglass. Storage (about twelve cubic feet total) is mostly under the seats, with additional space inside the kitchen cabinets. Camping gear and provisions are intentionally stored low so that the low center of gravity is not compromised.

Both trailer models were specifically designed to be the same width as today's sub-compact cars, so no special towing mirrors are needed. A longer than usual tongue makes extremely tight turns a cinch, while the light hitch weight makes an unhooked trailer easily maneuverable by one person.

The Trailer-for-Two™ has a standard built-in ice box which holds 35 pounds of ice, or an optional portable, 3 way powered refrigerator. On hot summer days, it has excellent interior ventilation, especially with the optional roof vent fan. And, for those who live in tropical climates, there is even an optional air conditioner mounted in the front wall of the trailer. That keeps the weight low, and reduces wind resistance.

This small company has a mission to fill a specific niche market, and resist any pressure to lose sight of that. ''If people need to have more space, more amenities, there are plenty of other companies making bigger RVs,'' Hastings says. ''We want to meet the needs of our target group, not change the target.''

The buyers are from two distinctly different groups. Some have been lifelong tent campers and want to move up to the security, comfort and weather protection of a solid-wall trailer. Others have grown weary of the expensive excesses of larger RVs.
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Old 12-29-2002, 03:00 PM   #27
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Litehouse

You sold me, I'll take one. Can I get it yellow?:)
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Old 12-29-2002, 03:32 PM   #28
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Thank you, Mary.

We did finally have a few days warm enough so I could wash off the exterior grunge -- and I am scrounging around for decorating ideas. I became enamored of the lace curtains I saw on another thread here, but then the modern-ish variegated upholstery would be all wrong.

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