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Old 04-06-2016, 10:10 AM   #1
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Looking for a manual

Hello

I live in Alberta Canada and just recently purchased a 24.5 foot RV
here. I'm wondering if anyone might have an owners manual they could copy and e-mail me.
The RV is a 1999 Kustom Koach -Westwind.

My e-mail address is cruizin2@shaw.ca

Thanks and happy RV'ng to everyone-the season has started early here in Canada

Larry
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:27 AM   #2
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Larry, this forum is dedicated to the all-molded towables. I see your 1999 Kustom Koach is a completely different build type.


You may have better luck gaining the information you seek at:


http://www.IRV2.com


or the Open Road Forums at RV.net

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Old 04-06-2016, 10:55 AM   #3
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Hi Donna

What do you mean by all-molded?
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:05 AM   #4
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Hi Donna

What do you mean by all-molded?
They're built like fiberglass boats. Typically two halfs joined together to create a "shell." There's only that one seam and no internal framework. No flat panels are affixed to create the exterior walls.

I hope this helps.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:40 AM   #5
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Hi Donna

No not really. Why is my RV different?

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Old 04-06-2016, 12:05 PM   #6
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Maybe I'm the one that's misunderstanding. When I Googled 1999 Kustom Koach -Westwind, this is what displayed
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Maybe you can help me help you if you can post a picture of your 1999 Kustom Koach - Westwind.
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Old 04-06-2016, 01:48 PM   #7
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Hi Dona

The picture looks like ours except for the front. Our is more rounded.

So I still do not understand why ours is different from other Rv's

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Yours is "stick" built, like a house. Studs (wood or aluminum), aluminum or fiberglass siding, possibly a fiberglass nose.

This this group celebrates trailers that are made in molds out of fiberglass and get their body strength from that.

If it has a frame it's not molded. Yours is not different from other RVs but it is different than ours.

Wait a minute....Is this a troll? Maybe I'm falling for it.
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Old 04-06-2016, 03:47 PM   #9
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Hi

No I'm real -just a novice RV guy

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Here Larry, this may explain how our trailers are built. This is an Escape 5.0TA coming out of the mold. Just like they build fiberglass boats.
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What we call conventional or "stick-built" RV construction starts with a (usually) steel chassis. The walls and ceiling are framed with wood, steel, or aluminum and covered with some kind of exterior skin (commonly aluminum or fiberglass sheets).

All-molded construction starts with a similar chassis, but the entire cabin- walls, ceiling, and sometimes the floor as well- is formed by laying up fiberglass in a mold. Typically two sections (upper and lower or left and right) are then bonded together so that the whole cabin becomes a single, self-supporting unit. There is no framework inside the walls, similar to a fiberglass truck topper. Inside some are finished out with molded fiberglass cabinetry as well; others have conventional wood cabinetry.

You can see a molded fiberglass trailer being put together in the promotional video on the Scamp website (starting at about 7:00).

Advantages of all-molded fiberglass construction include (1) lack of exterior seams, (2) light weight, (3) fewer leaks, (4) aerodynamic shape.

Hope that helps a little to clarify what makes our "egg trailers" different!
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Old 04-06-2016, 06:17 PM   #12
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Hi Donna

Yes that really explains it for me-thanks

Off to find a manual-Ill use the sites you sent me

Have a great evening

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Best of luck Larry, truly!
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