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Old 01-02-2015, 04:33 PM   #1
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Wanted $1,000 or so fiberglass camper

Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum. Thanks to the monitor for the welcoming message.
I think this is where I am suppose to post that I am looking to buy a
fiberglass camper as soon as possible. My price range is quite low and
I will need to get one that needs to be restored to be able to keep it
within a $1,000 or less budget. I am an artist and more than willing to
do what needs to be done to make one fresh and new again. If you
have any leads for me please feel free to get in touch. Thank you so
much in advance for any help that you might offer now or in the
future. It will be great when I am on the road doing my art work with
my dog at my side in a new fiberglass home on wheels. I look forward
to talking with all of y'all soon.

Liz
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:21 PM   #2
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Your budget for a Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailer is a little low. You could buy a tin can trailer for budget or less but it will be a fixer upper.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:52 AM   #3
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good luck finding one at that price I have been looking for months and even with a budget of 3500 can't find one. of course I live in florida where they are scarce but again good luck
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:29 AM   #4
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Hi Elizabeth, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here.

While nothing is impossible if you're willing to look HOURLY, have cash in hand and can leave at a moments notice... well, you just have to hope.

At your price point, a trailer will probably need more than just decorating and freshening up. Structure stuff may be needed, like axle, maybe new wood floor and... might have frame issues. As I said MAY be needed. Nothing is impossible, you just need to be patient and realistic.

Best of luck on your egg hunt!
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:12 AM   #5
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Thank you

Thank you for your input Donna. It was nice of you to respond.
I am sure that lots of work will be needed on almost any fiberglass
camper I find for the price (and price range not stated for obvious
reasons) that I am using for my search.

As far as the hard work of redoing the structure, or part of the structure,
I am quite sure that can be managed with enough research and a
bit of hard work. I enjoy challenges that include difficulties and high
learning curves from my normal knowledge base.

Thank you again for your input and encouragement, even with your
knowledge of it being a slim hope. It will be fun to see what happens,
and perhaps one day to join in on the gatherings with my own
little cute (probably pink lol) camper. I will look forward to meeting
you and yours when that day comes. Best to you.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:17 AM   #6
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Hi there and welcome. I looked for 2 years for a empty shell and had to pay $1500 and do a 36.5 hour round trip to pick it up. They do come up cheap every once in a while but your ASAP may be un-realistic. Watch the Classifieds on here and Molded Fiberglass Trailers | Fiberglass RV's For Sale as see what pops up.

Good luck in your search and let us know what you end up buying.

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Hello everyone,

I am new to the forum. Thanks to the monitor for the welcoming message.
I think this is where I am suppose to post that I am looking to buy a
fiberglass camper as soon as possible. My price range is quite low and
I will need to get one that needs to be restored to be able to keep it
within a $1,000 or less budget. I am an artist and more than willing to
do what needs to be done to make one fresh and new again. If you
have any leads for me please feel free to get in touch. Thank you so
much in advance for any help that you might offer now or in the
future. It will be great when I am on the road doing my art work with
my dog at my side in a new fiberglass home on wheels. I look forward
to talking with all of y'all soon.

Liz
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:24 AM   #7
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Hello Jose,

I posted this earlier and forgot to put your name on it...opps. We are neigbhors...sort of....I am in Alabama.

Thank you for your input. I have been looking for a long time now, and have watched while the prices increased 200% to 300% in the last jump for the price of these campers.

I do hope that you will find what you are looking for soon. How nice that you have
such a good budget to find your camper. You should be able to find exactly what you want, the way you want it, and in a location that is close to you. If I can
be of any assistance in your search, please let me know.

As a disabled person it is a bit difficult to have a large budget, but that will not discourage me. If I find one that has structural issues, it does not look like brain surgery to fix one. There are so many tutorials on the internet these days for almost anything you might need to learn, with the exception of brain surgery....so far.
Overcoming structural issues on a small fiberglass camper will not be the greatest
of challenges that I have faced.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:30 AM   #8
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It is not just the purchase price you have to consider. Do you have a budget for all the repairs and mods that will be needed? I paid $1500. for my empty shell but have put another $4000. into it so far and am still not finished. Yes I could have bought one for $5000 or less but it would not be a full on custom built the way I want.

Just some things to consider.

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Old 01-03-2015, 08:31 AM   #9
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Hi Ricky,

That sounds encouraging for finding the camper that I need. I am sure there will be
a long drive in store for me, and a bit more money. It would be rather silly of me to
post that I want to pay more since I have seen, even yesterday, a very nice
fiberglass camper that was well kept for about the price I want to pay. It has been
useful in the past to start low on the price in other objects that I have wanted,
and then to adjust as absolutely necessary.

Also thank you for your suggestions for watching the classifieds here, and the other two links. It was nice of you to take the time to post them with links to make it easier to navigate my way around the web to find them. The price that you paid sounds reasonable for sure. I am delighted that you were able to find what you needed, even if it was a long and hard journey and search for you.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:37 AM   #10
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Hi Liz,

I have a 13 foot Scamp that the previous owner decided to renovate but lost interest after he took it apart. I paid $1000 for it and would like to sell it on as my travel/camping plans have changed. If interested, let me know and I'll send a few pics.

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Old 01-03-2015, 08:43 AM   #11
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For sure Ricky there could well be other costs. Thank you for the reminder of
that reality. Hopefully some of them could be accomplished month by month
instead of all at once. Perhaps not...but I have much to learn about all of this,
and I appreciate your input. You sound as if you have vast knowledge.

It sounds like you have yours fixed to some very high standards that meet your needs. It must truly be a marvelous camper with the very best of care taken in all that you have done for it. I have not looked yet, or gotten use to where everything is on this site for that matter, but if you have not posted pictures of your camper yet, I sure would like to see it. I would bet that everyone would love to see your camper. It sounds like you have an awareness of what needs to be done for a level of professional quality. Bravo. Well done you.
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Old 01-03-2015, 08:44 AM   #12
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It is funny as in 1971 my Boler sold for $1400 New and I paid $100 more for it as an empty shell 42 years later. And now I have it insured for $5000. And will have to increase that value as I keep modifying it. There are very few things the increase in value like that. The only things the came to mind are houses and a few rear classis cars.

Click on my name and follow the link to my album. I have lots of pics there.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:04 AM   #13
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As far fetched as it sounds, making up fliers about wanting to buy a small FGRV and posting them on every bulletin board and parked trailer you see, might be more successful than following ads.


There are many, many others competing with you in watching ads and, I gotta tell you, if I saw one advertised in that price range you would have to beat me to it, and I don't even need another one right now!!!!


Last year I spotted an apparently seldom used pop-up tent trailer in a yard about 3 blocks from my house and, in as much as it was something my son and his wife might be interested in, I sent a letter to the owner asking if they wanted to sell. I received a phone call within a few days, met the owner and promptly bought it for $350. After about $1000 in updates and repairs my son now has a $4000 pop-up for their camping needs. Here is a link to that project. Feel free to browse the other FGRV's in the library.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:09 AM   #14
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Hello Abner,

I sure would be interested in your little Scamp. Please feel free to contact me
here or at information I will send you privately.

I do appreciate your letting me know that you have a fiberglass camper that you want to sell. How very nice of you. I would love to see the pictures of the camper when you have time time to send them.

Just write or call...feel free to contact me at any time that is convenience for you.
If for some reason I am not home, I will see a message and return your call as
soon as possible.

I will look forward to hearing from you soon Abner.
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