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Old 07-26-2014, 10:53 AM   #29
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Maybe all new Canadian trailers should be sold with a bottle of the local hooch included. Something to celebrate with, and to simultaneously broaden our palates.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:07 AM   #30
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Actually, Escape recently shipped a 5.0 TA to Netherlands. New owners found a case of Molson Canadian in a storage bin.
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Old 07-26-2014, 11:20 AM   #31
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I'm also guessing the BC intoxicant referred to isn't likely in liquid form, and not likely going to be shipped with any trailers. Legally.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:56 PM   #32
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Ok.. One of the original questions was about insulation. My 1993 " Lil BigFoot " has what I feel was the commonly installed insulation. My refrigerator, heater, stove top, sink, have no insulation behind them, and the side wall, not even rat fur. It has large heat vents. The windows are all single pane. The roof vent is single layer plastic, floor uninsulated. The rat fur on the walls is decorative, ( used to accommodate the curves, ease of installation, and it looks good ), it has has very little insulation value. When reading directions in a home construction manual, about the amount of insulation to be placed in the attic space. The important information was " the attic is the most important insulation area of a house. " ) Most heat vacates here. If there is an area where there is an uninsulated area, or a hole, ( glass, or plastic window, thin insulation ) It is like having no insulation in the attic at all. One could say; Ya but I have insulation else where; it doesn't work that way, the heat migrates to the hole. Plastic vent ? It can have insulation set in the hole on the inside. The rat fur on the roof has almost zero value. My Atwood heater is fantastic, heats the space the best, regardless of poor insulation. The new FGTrailers have aluminum skin below the new Rat fur this helps. Later Kenny
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:57 PM   #33
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I'm also guessing the BC intoxicant referred to isn't likely in liquid form, and not likely going to be shipped with any trailers. Legally.
I was kinda thinking this was the reference suggested too.
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Old 07-28-2014, 02:51 PM   #34
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Jim,

This may interest you.

The tradition in Newfoundland was that men only really drank on Christmas Eve.

When we were on Fogo Island we did not find a pub/bar until the last day of our visit, There were none on Change Island. It's not to say that restaurants didn't serve beer or drinks though there were not a lot of them on Fogo and only two on Change.

Everything on Fogo seemed to close up by 9 PM except maybe the Fogo Inn.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:36 AM   #35
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Canada is a big country. My brother, who installs elevators, tells me that anything they get that was made in Ontario is "crap". Anything made in BC is "awesome". He attributes this to the variety of intoxicant consumed in the various regions.
So that would be the booze is better in BC or TO?
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:29 PM   #36
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ANY AND ALL information greatly appreciated. Ready to buy a trailer and hit the road, but . . .I am old enough that this needs to be my first and final purchase. I have a 2011 Ford Escape V6. What options are a must, or can wait?
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Old 09-13-2014, 04:37 PM   #37
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Joanie,

There's a rally in FL, I believe in February at Highland Hammocks State Park. On Saturday they have an open house that would provide a good opportunity to meet a lot of owners and see their rigs. It's called a Scamp camp but all kinds of rigs attend.
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:07 PM   #38
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Actually, the rally officially starts on Monday and ends on Friday. The open house is usually Wednesday or Thursday. But most people are willing to show you their campers anytime. And if you can only make it on a weekend, some people come early and others stay late. A few do both.


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Old 09-14-2014, 11:31 AM   #39
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I think that trailers that have molded in interiors are superior to those that rely on fasteners of any kind. Automobiles are welded together for a reason. Bolts can have lock washers/nuts to prevent them from coming apart. Screws are inferior big time. Glassing in a block and then screwing to it is, IMHO, not as good as glassed in seats, etc. Owners, in their misguided attempts to modify, often cut out the glassed interior structure. What they don't realize is that that is often part of the strength of the structure of the rig. Moving down a road is hard on any structure and if the parts can move relative to each other, they will.
This is one of the reasons 'stickies' which are basically many parts screwed together are as infamous, to fiberglass owners, as they are. The individual parts eventually move relative to each other and this is what causes the leaks, etc.
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Just curious... not sure what you mean by "molded-in interior." Which makes are you thinking of?
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Old 09-14-2014, 07:48 PM   #41
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Just curious... not sure what you mean by "molded-in interior." Which makes are you thinking of?
Maybe a Burro, or U-Haul, Oliver or Companion (etc.)? where the interior fiberglass pieces are part of the "molded interior" ....
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Old 09-14-2014, 08:04 PM   #42
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Preset molded cabinets & kitchens work for many. I had them in my Casita. Very hard to make any changes (like adding drawers instead of open shelves.) Not a bad thing, just have to make sure what you buy is really what you want or can modify should you choose that path......
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