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Old 05-23-2010, 09:44 PM   #1
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Have been asked this question by a friend.

Would a different style of trailer be snubbed from a FG gathering? If a teardrop. home-built woodie or converted cargo trailer shows up; how do you feel?

Are the rules so rigid that the type of trailer would over-ride friendship and enjoying fun times?

Is the group too tight to allow diversion?
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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Diversion... I think you mean "deviation"? I don't know, maybe various gatherings will have differing thoughts, but I think probably we are all happy to make new acquantances and meet nice people regardless of their trailer construction. Most gatherings are in campgrounds where FGers are not the only ones camping out, and I can't imagine most of us walking past stickbuilt trailers with our noses in the air. Sure our trailers are better than theirs, but we are not better than them. The more the merrier at a party, right? If a FG get-together were for eggs only, I think the organizers would state that up front and take steps to have it at a, um, more exclusive type location... someplace not open to the camping public. That's my impression, anyway.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:36 AM   #3
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Agree with Michael -

I think many are fiberglass and friends. We were in Quartzsite and the Wine-ista for the event had a red and white aluminimum vintage Cardinal trailer. There were probably half a dozen NON fiberglass friends.

Besides... we all want to LOOK at the inside of a teardrop too!!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:23 AM   #4
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Hi Alan

While a gathering maybe a special endeavor orchestrated by a coordinator or group so there is logic to the point that fiberglass is for fiberglass when asked for, I personally will not go to a fiberglass for ONLY fiberglass gathering...

I personally think the term gathering is the specific intent and we are showing off for the curious too...Expecting the curious to come rv-less is rude to a gathering.

Anyway I am just as curious about teardrops too, these rigs have nifty ideas I want to steal.

Camping is supposed to be hospitable, easy going and gregarious so the issue raised here is seen in that light unless its a very special purpose... When I am invited specifically or with a general invitation I read in advance all the rules. My attendance is always optional to everything.

I would attend a fiberglass show if it were the primary purpose only with no problems if I met the purpose...This is in my mind a very different event than that of a gathering of like minded campers.

A show has the exclusive intent to display a certain thing according to a certain criteria.

My opinion only.

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Old 05-24-2010, 11:35 AM   #5
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At Lake San Antonio Rallies we have had what is affectionately called S-O-Bs - Some Other Brand. Great people and lots of fun. I hope everyone feels we can enjoy Caring & Sharing.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:43 AM   #6
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I was at two FG gatherings this winter in Quartize Arizona. I made lots of new friends and was invited to everything that was going on. I was not in a FG Trailer, and others there also were not in FG Trailers and all were welcome . I saw no problems. Great bunch of people.
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Old 05-24-2010, 02:43 PM   #7
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I too would welcome any brand of trailer to any gathering I am helping to facilitate. Besides, some of my best friends are SOBs

One of my pet peeves is calling a gathering, where everyone is purportedly welcome by a particular brand name... such as [brand] Camp. If people truly want to feel welcome, call the gathering some other name. NOG works.... Not Organized Gathering I found out sometime ago, while these "plastic" trailers may bring us together, it truly is about the people.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:14 PM   #8
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ummmmm.... I think we are on the same page. I was pointing out that they are "fiberglass and friends".

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While a gathering maybe a special endeavor orchestrated by a coordinator or group so there is logic to the point that fiberglass is for fiberglass when asked for, I personally will not go to a fiberglass for ONLY fiberglass gathering...

I personally think the term gathering is the specific intent and we are showing off for the curious too...Expecting the curious to come rv-less is rude to a gathering.

Anyway I am just as curious about teardrops too, these rigs have nifty ideas I want to steal.

Camping is supposed to be hospitable, easy going and gregarious so the issue raised here is seen in that light unless its a very special purpose... When I am invited specifically or with a general invitation I read in advance all the rules. My attendance is always optional to everything.

I would attend a fiberglass show if it were the primary purpose only with no problems if I met the purpose...This is in my mind a very different event than that of a gathering of like minded campers.

A show has the exclusive intent to display a certain thing according to a certain criteria.

My opinion only.

Happy Camping, Safe Trails.

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Old 05-30-2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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Never drug my trailer over to the campfire. Without having it right there it's really hard to know if I'm an FG, stickie, teardrop, Airstream, motorhome, tent, or cabin type. Dragging a teardrop, like a T[at]B, to an event might be a good way to attract attention to yourself, dragging an Airstream might earn you extra privacy, as fewer people are likely to ask for a "trailer tour."
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Old 05-30-2010, 10:25 PM   #10
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It is my observation that when a group of people get together.. It can get very "clickish" and people can get quite "Catty". . . Like they are the official "Do-gooder" of the group. I have seen that happen everywhere.
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Not likely to happen in the fiberglass clan and I think it would quickly be squelched if it started to rear it's head. We are drawn together because of the uniqueness of our trailers and our love of camping. It's ok to have a little pride in you particular brand or your restoration work and I think that is as far most of us go.
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1. Would a different style of trailer be snubbed [b]from a FG gathering?

2. If a teardrop. home-built woodie or converted cargo trailer shows up; how do you feel?

3. Are the rules so rigid that the type of trailer would over-ride friendship and enjoying fun times?

4. Is the group too tight to allow diversion?
1. snubbed [b]from a FG gathering? no.
My experience is that FiberglassRV member sponsored gatherings are the most inclusive events I have attended.
However, as Likedale3 expresses, I have been told at a gathering that some individuals have snubbed other individuals who were in attendance, due to the snubee's trailer.
I did not witness the infraction.
But I think if you look hard enough you can find that behavior in any situation.

2. I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

3. & 4. Rules? Tight? no.
Friendship here is paramount. However, considering the focus of this website, I can understand the trepidation of the questioner. Our identity is the molded monocoque frameless wall design and construction of our niche vehicles. It is only our beginning, not our be-all or end-all.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:46 AM   #13
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Actually, I find myself having a feeling of kinship to ANY small trailer. Although we do belong to our local Good Sam club which has members with motor homes, there still is that common expeiance feeling about small rv's in general:

http://www.scottytrailers.com/pdf/serro-scotty-2010.pdf

And of course, TaBs, r-pods, etc.
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I currently drive and live in a motorhome. I no longer have an egg, but still lust after a Bigfoot 17. I have had, and will again have, and currently have "The Spirit".

Tho it is difficult to bring the motorhome to a gathering due to my living in it, I will continue to attend any gatherings I can in nylon sided accommodations. And I won't feel weird about it. No one has ever made me feel unwelcome because of the tent.
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