A little history lesson on Trailers built near the north shore of Lake Erie.............
Award trailers were built in this area from 1982 until after 1996. Then again from (I think) 2000 to 2005. They were built in various combinations of aluminum and fiberglass sections.
During the intervening period some of the former employess recognized the value of the design of the Award Trailer and started their own company to build a moulded fiberglass trailer in the design of the Award. Some models were a single mould and some were a 2 part vertical seam mould. As far as I have been able to find out, Vista trailers were built as 1998 and 1999 models, and there may have been a few produced as 2000 year models.
At the 1999 Trailer show in Toronto, I spent time talking with an owner or executive of the Vista plant, who showed me quite a picture album of the build process for these trailers.
Although Vista and Award look very similar in many respects, and were built in the same region, they are 2 totally different units made by different processes by different manufacturers.
The Award is basically a sticky.
The Vista is a moulded fiberglass trailer on a very close or equal status of the Bigfoot