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Old 05-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #43
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Holy cow! That looks like it can barely pull your Casita!

We just took the teardrop up to Denver with the Prius and it handled the mountains just fine? No overheating or much of a slow down. Worked way better than I thought it would.

It also handled the 40 mph winds in KS just fine. I love this rig!
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:49 PM   #44
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Considering it's a Chevy Metro with a 1 Liter 3 cylinder engine and 5 speed manual trans and only weighs 1750# its quit surprising how well it posses in front of the 3200# Casita
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #45
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Ok now that I have the hang of this I will continue. If you use your stove inside the back of the trailer as it looks like a previous poster is doing you will end up with a runny egg. The doors were a problem for Teardrop American from the start. Thay all leaked through the hinges and seals. We solved this problem with redesigned hinges and new softer gaskets. I don't have pics of this mod but I will take some tomarow. We replaced the stock door props with gass struts ( I highly recomend this mod if you value your fingers). Lots of thease had the same probem with the spring breakage and burn through the fender well issue. I patched mine with the same foam we injected under the floor . Basicly it squirted out of the fender damage (crack) when it hardened we sanded it smooth sealed it then painted it..... I have the better part of 500 hours into this thing to this point....."some projects are never done. We are going to the silver lake meet in April to dabut the "X POD" Hope to see some of you there..... If you need any more info or help gimmy a haller and i will se what I can do. Gregg PS: sory for the poor spelling .
Hi Gregg
You may have read elsewhere, that I have located a cabin, hatch and doors and NOTHING else. I think what I would like to by a stock trailer from Northern Tool or wherever. I have absolutelu no idea how the cabing mounts to a trailer. I have no measurements so I don't really know where to locate the axle. In fact, I don't even know whether to buy a 4' or 5' wide trailer! This is compounded by the fact that the pieces and parts are 800 miles away. My basic plan was to buy and assemble a trailer, relocate the axle if possible and go and get the other stuff. Once I get it home then I can restore it to usefullness. Can you help me with the crame details??

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Old 09-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #46
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.......Can you help me with the crame details??

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Gregg hasn't been logged in to FiberglassRV for a looong time: Last Activity: 04-18-2011 09:18 AM But, you can always hope he comes back!
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #47
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Gregg hasn't been logged in to FiberglassRV for a looong time: Last Activity: 04-18-2011 09:18 AM But, you can always hope he comes back!
Thanks Donna. Guess I will have to get my info elsewhere.

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Old 04-04-2018, 02:17 PM   #48
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I just picked up on of these gems.. I am in the process of restoring it.. Love all the pictures.. I read on some thread that someone bought a bunch of these in Washington.. Trying to find some parts.. The kickstand for one.. Any info would be great.
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Old 04-04-2018, 02:57 PM   #49
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Hi
Well, I've got some bad news for you. The company went bankrupt back in 89 or 90. The story goes that a couple of guys, only one of which I contacted had bought a lot of the left overs. The fellow I talked with bought the body parts. The other fella bought hardware, frames, metal pieces and stuff. The fella I talked to had enough body parts, door, hatch etc to build about 5 trailers. He built one on a customized snowmobile trailer and the rest was basically laying around the place. A couple of years ago, they had a BIG fire around the lake. His yard was on the lake. He had a jetski rental business, I think and ran a tow truck service. Apparently all of the body pieces wer destroyed in that wildfire. Now, I got all of this information about the fire second hand so I can't vouch for the accuracy. But, I have friends that live in the town by the lake and spared from the fire.
So, I think if you need plastic parts you probably out of luck. You will have to repair the old plastic pieces. Thank God for glue! My trailer didn't have the kickstand so I don't have any recommendations. Mine has a bolt on dolly thingie. Probably came from Harbor Freight. I spent quite a bit of time on the internet from which I down loaded a bunch of pics. And of course, I have pictures of my own.
So, if I can help in some way, just give me a shout.
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:18 PM   #50
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I knew they went belly up.. Thanks for the info on the parts.. I will just remove the kickstand and maybe some day try and fix it.. It has a lift with a wheel on it now that will work just fine. I am going to see it the windows can be redone.. Rubber has shrunk and one screen is bad. This weekend I am removing the doors and hinges.. Going to use a heat gun to restore the screw holes then fill with a compound and reattach. I have no keys for the latches and they need some attention, but I think they will be a easy fix..All and all mine is in pretty good shape. It now has new wheels and bearing buddies installed.. can't wait for summer and some good camping weather..Then to find a nice high elevation and set up my radio gear.. Ye Ha
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