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Old 10-03-2008, 02:56 AM   #1
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Hi guys, it's been a long time since I've visited here.

I came across this ad for a really unique fiberglass trailer (that doubles as a boat?) and felt compelled to stop by and post it.

I guarantee that whoever buys this will be the only one on their block (or state, or section of the country) to own this type of trailer.

It's a 1964 Royal Lite, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Here you go...

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/rvs/863437668.html
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:25 AM   #2
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thanx Buck.
I will say that I've never seen/heard of one of these in my life.
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:15 AM   #3
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1964, back when wind deflection and aerodynamics were engineer-only terms. Can that really be launched into water?
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:03 PM   #4
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Can that really be launched into water?
That could be true, but I think I might name it "Nautilus" just in case ! (Previous owner Jules Verne.)
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:42 PM   #5
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We have seen this unit before

looks like it didn't sell at that time.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:06 PM   #6
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How fun would it be to own that!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:32 PM   #7
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That is a very interesting camper! I imagine you would get tons of visitors wanting to see inside that one. We were approached by 3 different people who wanted to see our camper on the way home from picking it up! NEAT-O!
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:38 PM   #8
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So weird!

Look at the teeny tiny wheels on it!
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Old 10-04-2008, 12:51 PM   #9
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Isn't there someone here that would want to buy that wonderful craft? Bonnie
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:09 PM   #10
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It's back!

On eBay, in Shelbyville, Michigan, ending February 26, 2009. Seller has answered a few questions in the Q & A section of the auction:

http://tinyurl.com/ccut9w
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Before anyone thinks that "<span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%">can also be converted easily into a house-boat!</span>" means it will float, I presume it means that the body can be lifted off the chassis and put on a barge or pontoon.

The empty trailer body might well float with the bottom of the door above the waterline (1300 pounds requires 3" draft, I reckon), but it would sink if anyone got in, or a 2" wave went past....

(pirate... houseboat... relevant smilie?)

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Old 02-23-2009, 07:50 PM   #13
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Andrew,

I agree that the "easily converts to a boat" part should be taken with a grain of salt until proven otherwise.

(Also, I believe we established that the camper is made of "Royalex" and not fiberglass; but since we'd already mentioned it here several times, it caught my attention that it was available again.)
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The more I see this, the more suspicious I become. Pricing is all over the place in the various listings. Here, ebay and craigslist. This is the 4th or 5th time I recall seeing it since the fall.

The ebay bid history raises my eyebrows. Seller history of 5, 1st 3 bids from the same zero. Supposedly the second listing. With mention that the listing "might be cancelled". Seller freely posts tel # and email which usually means they want to wheel and deal outside of ebay. Not to mention the pictures are dated nearly 4 years ago.

I still like the trailer, and the cool blue toilet brings a whole new meaning to singing the blues.
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