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Old 08-09-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Custom Built glass egg, Wow!

Saw this on Kijiji today located for sale in near Fort Erie

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Light weight, very aerodynamic, torsion axle. I like it!
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:31 PM   #2
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Looks like a Lil Snoozy early prototype, sort of! I'm going to guess that the fiberglass is not molded, but hand laid overtop of some panels (wood or otherwise) in order to create the shape. All the labor must have taken a lot of time.
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I'm thinking maybe someone in the boat building business who knows fiberglass work may have put it together. The boat influences are strong.

I'm almost tempted to have a look at it. $3,000 is reasonable IMHO.
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Minimally you should contact them for more information.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:34 PM   #5
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I just did Norm. Amazing the interest it has received. 96 hits in just a few hours.
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Yep, looks like a repurposed boat hull. Well, two, actually.
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The shape makes the placement of the windows in strange locations. Perfect for star watching, not so good for checking around your trailer at night, etc.
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I would wish for larger windows. But there's a good likelihood that such could be added. The placement is dictated by the sharp bends, of course.

Yes, it seems like a good price. Someone should latch onto it.
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I contacted the owner and got this reply....

Hello Wayne:
Thank-you for your interest in our Camper. I'm told the Camper was designed and built by a boat builder, but never met the person. When I saw and bought it I knew it had potential, as it was just basic, but well built. it is now redone and finished on the inside with a microwave, fridge, cupboards, double bed, small dining table, camper toilet (flushing type), lighting, overhead radio/CD player, etc., etc., and 30 Amp. campsite hook-up.
Just right for 2 persons, easy towing and weighs between l000-l200 lbs. The tongue wt. you can lift by hand. The only reason for selling, we're done camping.
Give us a call if interested our phone # 905-894-2052.


I just showed the ad to my dh, she replied...." and where is the bathroom"?

Soooo I guess it is a pinch to small for our future needs but I sure do like the concept of this rig.

Like Mike just said.... "Yes, it seems like a good price. Someone should latch onto it." I will 2nd that thought.
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Update..... I called the owner and have made an appointment today to check it out. It is only 40mins from our location. When I get back I will report on my findings.
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Bathroom, really who needs that? That's what trees are for LOL. I agree the windows are way too small and looks like they can easily be replaced with much bigger windows as the panels are flat in the back kitchen area.

I sure would have bought it if it was closer.

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I contacted the owner and got this reply....

Hello Wayne:
Thank-you for your interest in our Camper. I'm told the Camper was designed and built by a boat builder, but never met the person. When I saw and bought it I knew it had potential, as it was just basic, but well built. it is now redone and finished on the inside with a microwave, fridge, cupboards, double bed, small dining table, camper toilet (flushing type), lighting, overhead radio/CD player, etc., etc., and 30 Amp. campsite hook-up.
Just right for 2 persons, easy towing and weighs between l000-l200 lbs. The tongue wt. you can lift by hand. The only reason for selling, we're done camping.
Give us a call if interested our phone # 905-894-2052.

I just showed the ad to my dh, she replied...." and where is the bathroom"?<_<

Soooo I guess it is a pinch to small for our future needs but I sure do like the concept of this rig.

Like Mike just said.... "Yes, it seems like a good price. Someone should latch onto it." I will 2nd that thought.
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Ok, just got back from having a look see. Interesting to say the least.

Here is my take......

The custom square tube frame looks good, actually like new and was treated with Crown rust proofing. Nice! Axle looked good but no brakes. The Carlisle tires are ST and are low use and newish. Newish white trailer rims are good. There is a spare as well. Has a 4 prong plug and the trailer is wired for 120 and it has no 12 battery.

It is a plywood trailer (shell) with fiberglass laminated on the wood shell. Top quality job IMHO with no signs of problems or leaks anywhere.

It is high inside and I had room to spare (I and over 6'1"). The bed sideways at the front would also work for me and the DH.

It has some sort of carpeting stapled to most of the walls. It was in Hunter green, not my favorite color and a little dark for this type of trailer with smallish windows. Yes larger windows would be on my list of things to do as well as a roof vent with built in electric fan.

The inside was finished of nicely. Sink, drawers etc but no closet to hang clothes.

I liked it and could see myself upgrading with nice Ikea cupboard doors and installing laminate flooring etc but many folks would find it functional as is.

Overall well built and has a plastic tarp awning. I think with the rear door a custom add-room- would really work well and required for a small trailer like this. The outside is a moderately rough fiberglass finish. It looks smooth in the pics but is not. I have the skills to skim coat (bondo) the whole shell and repaint but I do not have the time at this stage of my life.

In the end we will pass on this trailer. We are accustomed to more interior space and this one is just too small for our wants and needs.

But for someone who is looking for a unique, smallish glass egg this one should be on their list. It has a lot going for it for the size and no doubt could be towed by almost any vehicle. Brakes on the trailer would be nice in most cases.

Note it is somewhat aerodynamic but the flat back will cause some suction increasing fuel usage. I will guess towing this would be similar to towing our Coleman Rio Grande pop up. We averaged 20MPG towing that and by comparison towing our Airstream 16MPG.
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Bondo process, fill and sand I assume. How long and wide was the trailer?

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The trailer shell was about 11' long(guess), and 7' wide at it's widest point and inside about 6'6"" at it's highest point.

I know what you are thinking Norm, lots of work.

The bondo or (alternative) would be a skim coat. Similar to using drywall mud over a rough wall surface on a house wall which I have experience. I am also an experienced auto body guy and auto spray painter (well, that was in my younger days) LOL. Anyway it would be a big project that I could do but no desire to go there at this time.

Note the shell was not that bad on this trailer and is something most folks could live with.
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