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Old 06-24-2008, 08:38 AM   #15
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Okay, now it sounds more like the Award: Award Recreational Vehicles
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:20 AM   #16
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I actually saw an Award the other day in th central valley.

The Vista differs in that there does not appear to be a seam at the roof/side edge. On the Award, the transition is quite obvious.

This one does not seem to have a seam... tho, granted, it appears to be the same shape and styling of an Award.
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:07 PM   #17
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That was my first thought seeing the outside picture.

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Old 06-24-2008, 03:47 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:37 PM   #19
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Wow, my apologies, Charlie! Obviously, it must have been an Award I saw last year.
The Vista is clearly a very innovative improvement on a great design. I would love to see one! The ad says 2300 lbs. That's a lot of real estate for the weight. Thanks for the clarification, Charlie and Gina.
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The Award is basically a sticky.

The Vista is a moulded fiberglass trailer on a very close or equal status of the Bigfoot.
So, the Vista makes the albums! Thanks for the information Charlie
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:00 AM   #21
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No apologies required Lorene......

Part of the fun of this forum is discovering all of the obscure moulded fiberglass trailers that have been built over the years, many of them having some unique feature to themselves.

My favourite is still the 1960 Geographic, but we will settle for the Vista 27 footer!

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[quote]My favourite is still the 1960 Geographic, but we will settle for the Vista 27 footer!

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Now THAT one doesn't look like it's all molded to me
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Old 06-26-2008, 02:16 PM   #23
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Now THAT one doesn't look like it's all molded to me
The 27 and 30 Vista trailers that I have seen up close match the construction description from their flyer

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My failing eyes read it as a "one piece molded body."
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I know what you mean! I find that I often use the sizing function in the lower right corner of the page! Good for pics too.
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So who here is going to buy this trailer and tell us for sure if it is molded?

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