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Old 10-22-2006, 09:01 PM   #15
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My wife says I look at stuff and never see the whole picture all the time. Well, that is the way it is. I guess we only see what we want to see sometimes.
We owned a sixteen ft Casita for six years. It is a great little trailer but I wanted a small fifth wheel so about four years or so I started looking for one. I came across Bigfoot and the Scamp. Nearly bought a Scamp fiver until I saw a picture of the Quantum. I would check Ebay and all the other for sale RV listings looking for one but no luck. Then I saw Kent's ad for his so I jumped at the chance to buy it. I'm as happy as can be. Everyone that knows me can tell you that I am fanatical about building and finishing with great detail. This is one project that I am enthused about far more than all the other projects I've done.
To me the Quantum is a contemporary classic. It's design never goes out of style. It's like a P-51 Mustang. It is so well designed that if you change it it would not have the same appeal.
It is really special to have a forum where there are folks like us who can meet and talk about our passion for these beautiful little fiberglass gems. I also enjoy the history aspect where owners share what they know about of find out about their trailer.
Last but certainly not least is the usage. There is very few things in life that I truly enjoy as much as a long camping trip in the great outdoors. I'm a fly fisherman so I'm ready to go fly fishing at the drop of a hat . Having a small fiberglass camper really makes getting into a more remote place easy.

Ya see, I get to typing and I can't stop...I'll save some for later.


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Old 10-23-2006, 11:06 AM   #16
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So glad to hear that progress has started on the Quantum. Can't wait to see all that you are going to do. I have still not started work on mine as money right now is a big issue. I may have to sell the Fiber Stream in order to fix the Quantum but that would leave me with no camper for awhile and don't know if I want to do. I have been using the Fiber Stream aboout every other weekend and am not ready to stop yet. Pritty soon I am going to have to make a decicesion. For me its a rough call. I love them both.
Meanwhile, keep up the good work and keep us posted.


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Old 10-23-2006, 12:32 PM   #17
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Hi Ron,
I will keep you and all here posted on my progress. I'm still doing the history investigation. I'll let you know what I find. Could you please let me know what serial number you have on your Quantum? I have 1002. I have found out that mine is the second one ever built. If you know of any other owners I would love to know what their serial number is too. If you like you can send it in an e mail.
Ron, keep your Fiberstream. Having fun comes first. You only go around once. This ain't no rehersal. You will be better of saving for the project. Hopefully I will be able to give you some help once I get my project underway.

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Old 09-15-2007, 04:59 PM   #18
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I've been so curious about your progress on the Quantum 5... Any news and/or photos for us?

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Old 01-28-2015, 04:18 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by Hershal Byrd View Post
Hi all,
I thought that some of you folks would enjoy seeing the quantum with it's new shoes on.
A week after Kent brought her down I went and lifted it by putting the axles on the bottom of the springs and adding a 1" spacer. I also added 15"wheels. All of this just so that I'm able to tow it with my Dodge 2500 diesel. Eventually when I complete the restoration it will be returned to it's normal height. I kinda like it this way though.
The photo shows the truck having a very small amount of clearance between the bed sides and the bottom of the camper. This has been fixed by new lower profile tires for the truck. (needed new tires anyway). also the pin box will be made adjustable.

Hershal, I need to do this to clear the bedrail of a Tundra. Did you have any problems with stability once the center of gravity was raised?
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:57 AM   #20
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Roy, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here.

I'm sorry to say we haven't heard from Hershal for a very long time: Last Activity: 12-08-2013 07:55 PM. It's doubtful he'll see your message, but we can always hope!
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Old 08-07-2015, 04:56 PM   #21
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Yes, I would like to see Hershal's progress also. I have been thinking about starting to pull mine with a full size truck. Roy C if you have a Quantum, it would be nice to see some pics and maybe chat sometime.
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Old 08-13-2015, 12:37 PM   #22
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I am currently repairing the lower half of a Quantum. It was deteriated badly. I bought it cheap and the work has been fun. I have a newer Tundra and the bed sides are to high to pull it. I don't want to flip the axles and put taller tires on it, so will be putting a flat bed on the Tundra.

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