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Old 07-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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Were looking to buy a used 14-16' lightweight trailer, similar floorplan as the Cikira. We like the Cikira 16CC, X160 Fun Finder,Trail-lite crossover .

The maximum dry weight we can pull is 2300lbs
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:23 AM   #2
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Loralyn, Have a look at our Albums (link is at top of the screen); once you get there, you will see a list on the left of all of the trailers represented here. Our focus is "molded fiberglass" travel trailers - many interesting examples are documented in our albums. Maybe something there will appeal to you as you continue to search for your own RV.

Or, go to our homepage www.fiberglassrv.com; most molded fiberglass travel trailers are also listed there (with a link into its album).

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Loralyn, Have a look at our Albums (link is at top of the screen); once you get there, you will see a list on the left of all of the trailers represented here. Our focus is "molded fiberglass" travel trailers - many interesting examples are documented in our albums. Maybe something there will appeal to you as you continue to search for your own RV.

Or, go to our homepage www.fiberglassrv.com; most molded fiberglass travel trailers are also listed there (with a link into its album).

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Thanks Mary,

As we are new to our search, could you tell me how you decided to purchase your trailer. The moulded fiberglass trailer looks similar to what we are looking for. What makes the moulded fiberglass different from the fiberglass trailers we are looking for?

Again were new to this and all advise would be appreciated! Thanks
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Old 07-27-2008, 02:23 AM   #4
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Were looking to buy a used 14-16' lightweight trailer, similar floorplan as the Cikira. We like the Cikira 16CC, X160 Fun Finder,Trail-lite crossover .

The maximum dry weight we can pull is 2300lbs
Loralyn,
We are ready to sell our 1984 FiberStream - 16ft fiberglass trailer. It's in great condition and has a brand new refrigerator, new, delux foam cushions for a wonderful nite's sleep, 2 compartment stainless sink, 3 burner stove & oven, radio, bathroom with sink, hand-held shower, toilet, lots of storage and new carpet, 2 propane tanks AND dual axles. Also has portable solar panel. We're asking $5,000 for it and live on the southern Oregon coast. It weighs 2000 lbs dry.

I'm glad to answer any questions you may have. I can certainly email you some pics if you'd like.
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What makes the molded fiberglass [b]different from the fiberglass trailers we are looking for?
Trailers like the Fun Finder X160 are "fiberglass" in skin only. Fun Finder Link (includes X160)
Otherwise, they are conventionally built, or "Stick-Built" like a [b]house. Wall studs with an outer skin of fiberglass panels and an inner skin of wood paneling. Roof rafters with an outer metal sheeting and an inner ceiling of more wood paneling. Screwed, nailed, or stapled together. Multiple panels mean multiple seams, ready to separate after a life of bumping down the highway. Leaky. Heavy. Think of it as a House you pull down the road.


Molded fiberglass trailers are all fiberglass in their very structure, like a [b]boat. Escape Plan "B" link
No frame: no wall studs, no roof rafters. They are nicknamed "eggs" because they are built like Fabergé Eggs. Most (but not all) of them have a soft insulating lining on the inside of the hull, or shell.
No separate pieces. No separating. Fewer opportunities for leaking. Lighter. Think of it as a vehicle you can live in.
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Due to our high moisture content (ie rain) in BC wood framed trailers do not fare well. Many develop dry rot and a single leak in the outer envelope can doom the trailer. We had a great Okanagon camper for our truck but we constantly battled with leaks in the seams. It was a real disaster.
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