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Old 03-17-2017, 09:13 AM   #1
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Fiberglass houseboat on trailer....

Here's a cutie, looks like fiberglass. Could leave it on the boat trailer and treat it as a camper or dump it in the lake for a houseboat.

It's in mid-Michigan.

I have no connection to the boat, just passing on info.

https://saginaw.craigslist.org/boa/6024446265.html
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:25 AM   #2
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Here's a cutie, looks like fiberglass. Could leave it on the boat trailer and treat it as a camper or dump it in the lake for a houseboat.

It's in mid-Michigan.

I have no connection to the boat, just passing on info.

https://saginaw.craigslist.org/boa/6024446265.html
Only ONE pic and the photo is from about 1962! THis has SCAM written all over it.

EDIT: Looks like maybe the photo came from this page:
http://www.all-about-houseboats.com/...erbubbles.html
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Old 03-17-2017, 09:52 AM   #3
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Years ago, I think we had a member that found one of these trailers parked and in sad repair. The upshot, it's not fiberglass but built with Goodyear Royal-Lite. The Royal Traveler, a trailer by Traveleze is made of the same stuff.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:26 PM   #4
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Years ago, I think we had a member that found one of these trailers parked and in sad repair. The upshot, it's not fiberglass but built with Goodyear Royal-Lite. The Royal Traveler, a trailer by Traveleze is made of the same stuff.
onna did I not notice a article about this same unit being Restored in a Bellingham Marine yard area just recently? It was in FGRV Forums.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:35 PM   #5
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Old 03-18-2017, 01:21 PM   #6
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Fiberglass RV/Boat

I wish someone would make something like a Parkliner or Scamp with a wet bath and galley mounted on a pontoon or other stable type boat frame. That would double your camping possibilities! But in my search for alternative multi functional type campers I found that boat and utility trailer manufacturers generally are in a separate world and seem to know little about RVs. For example, I had a local Legend utility trailer dealer install my towing setup on my Odyssey only to find that, while the exterior lights worked fine, none of the interior electrics worked at all once I got to the campsite! Could have been a lack of technician talent but when I took it back to have it properly wired I found the store owner seemed to have no knowledge of converters or inverters either!
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:08 PM   #7
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During my trips to the interior of BC I saw some really nice house boats that were basically fiberglass trailers mounted on pontoons. They are trailered to and from the lake. I also saw some folks use them for camping on the trailer used to move them. Only drawback is you need a heavy tow vehicle as these units can be quite heavy but otherwise they work quite well.
A friend of mine has had one of these house boats for years. I don't think he has ever put it in the water but camped in it many times.
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Old 03-18-2017, 04:21 PM   #8
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Mike, That sounds pretty cool! Got any pics of those creations? Not that I need another project! SeaLander, a German company,is apparently selling their 13' Caravan/Yacht here now. Claimed to be under 1000 lbs and under $20K. The body is fiberglass reinforced as is the folding top. Would'nt want to get hit by a medium size wave with it though! I hope they start producing something big enough to stand in, a bit higher out of the water, still Odyssey towable and with a real boat engine.
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Old 03-18-2017, 05:02 PM   #9
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I wish someone would make something like a Parkliner or Scamp with a wet bath and galley mounted on a pontoon or other stable type boat frame. That would double your camping possibilities! But in my search for alternative multi functional type campers I found that boat and utility trailer manufacturers generally are in a separate world and seem to know little about RVs. For example, I had a local Legend utility trailer dealer install my towing setup on my Odyssey only to find that, while the exterior lights worked fine, none of the interior electrics worked at all once I got to the campsite! Could have been a lack of technician talent but when I took it back to have it properly wired I found the store owner seemed to have no knowledge of converters or inverters either!
Look here... The first is a page from a Scamp brochure. I had a close up but it won't upload, so click on it and look a the center top picture.
The second picture... well who knows
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:43 PM   #10
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Floyd, That looks doable. That looks like a vintage Scamp brochure. Wonder what the weight is? The one in the lower photo looks a bit top heavy In Australia they are lucky to have the CaraBoat and the Boat A Home Escape 2. Both fiberglass I believe but also both around 5000lbs and 500+lb tongue weight. I will try to attach some CaraBoat photos but these are both on YouTube too.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:52 PM   #11
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Sorry but the CaraBoat photos would not attach. I clicked on video and attach file (jpg) and Open but I am not seeing them. Same thing when I tried to attach SeaLander file yesterday. Maybe that attach feature is only for videos not stills? Help!
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