Originally Posted by WildBirder
Wow. Great stuff. Thanks for the pics. I saw one if these for sale
in Gabriola island BC. Did some research and found it was made in '74. It had the shower stall as well and I was curious if it was a solid/single fiberglass unit. Often wondered why this wasn't done more often.
The concept of this trailers design is actually very good IMhO. According to one article I found, they Canadian Olympic Ski Team stayed in these up on the mountain for a week in sub zero temperatures. And "were very comfortable". The floors are made from foam, the walls have fiberglass insulation. The door is insulated and very heavy too.
I think that the design was rushed to the street, and too many corners were cut in production. It's little things to kill a trailer. If this one had been maintained better it would have survived. But it was riddled with holes, and no one ever fixed them. Instead they made more.
The unfortunate thing is the belly band seam it think. That's something that would have to be re-sealed every couple of years. And would require complete removal, new putty laid on, and all new screws into the wood.
There was also on this rig, several spots where at the factory the inside she'll was damaged coming out of the mold, and they did sub par repairs on it. The shell is a little too thin, and I know that's why they had the breaks in it. The Bondo that they filled in with failed and cause cracks the develop and also leaked water.
This shows some of that damage.
Then I found this yesterday.
Someone wrote with a sharpie "Sink Needs Fixing" on the shower wall. There is a huge crack in the fiberglass of the sink pan, that was there from the factory. It wasn't fixed
All in all though i think it's a pretty cool trailer.