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Old 05-28-2016, 02:57 PM   #1
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Well we are the proud new owners of a Nomad fiberglass Camper / Boat. Set it up for first time today and thrilled to find out it is complete. Needs a new canvas but luckily the original maker of these is just down the road. She needs a good cleaning but I think well worth saving this interesting piece.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:05 AM   #3
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Here's an old thread if anyone is wondering (as I was) what a Nomad looks like: Was the Nomad Molded Fiberglass?

Leslie, you're not off the hook… we'd love to see yours! Congratulations!
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:43 AM   #4
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I've all the pictures uploaded onto my phone right now...can't seem to figure out how to attach onto the thread!!
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I've all the pictures uploaded onto my phone right now...can't seem to figure out how to attach onto the thread!!
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That's great! So exciting.......its a lot like the Apache Cub!Click image for larger version

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Old 05-29-2016, 10:49 AM   #7
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Loading pics now. I'll get a picture of it closed up once I have it clean today!
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Looks to be in great shape for her age... doesn't look a day over 29!
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Old 05-29-2016, 05:39 PM   #9
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Here are some other pics! All clean and ready to be taken to canvas fitting. Actally thinking on making a 2nd canvas for the boat portion and making it a 2 tent unit! We won't be using it as a boat I suspect
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Old 06-03-2016, 08:08 PM   #10
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Well we are the proud new owners of a Nomad fiberglass Camper / Boat. Set it up for first time today and thrilled to find out it is complete. Needs a new canvas but luckily the original maker of these is just down the road. She needs a good cleaning but I think well worth saving this interesting piece.
If you ever decide to sell her please let me know
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Old 11-26-2016, 02:24 PM   #11
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Hi All! I was so excited to find other people who know about these great camper/boats. My family grew up using a 1962 Nomad for every summer vacation. I am interested in finding out more about restoring, selling, or donating our family camper to a museum or person with keen interest in this type of camper.
I am new to this forum so would appreciate hearing from folks.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:16 PM   #12
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Hey all, I'm new to the forum here and actually found my way here by trying to find more information about the Nomad tent trailer. I've got one I received from my grandfather. Our family has used it a few times but honestly have gotten to the point where we'd like to sell it but I had no idea where to begin. Any tips or advice, including pricing would be great. Thanks.
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Hey all, I'm new to the forum here and actually found my way here by trying to find more information about the Nomad tent trailer. I've got one I received from my grandfather. Our family has used it a few times but honestly have gotten to the point where we'd like to sell it but I had no idea where to begin. Any tips or advice, including pricing would be great. Thanks.
Welcome to the forum Matt. Even though this thread is about the Nomad, you may be better off starting a new thread with your questions as this one is a bit old and not dealing with the info you want .
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:19 AM   #14
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Hi Matt,
We've recently purchased 2 Nomads so I can give you some details. 1st one we bought needed a total restoration (fiberglass, wood and canvas) we purchased it for $500 and we paid too much not knowing what a new tent costs. . Last year we bought a totally restored Nomad for $1000 but it had the original canvas in good shape. I think this was a great price. We had a new canvas made for the 1st one which cost $3500 from the original company who used to make them (they still have the pattern on file) so all in for the 1st we are at $4,000 and have not started to restore yet.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:48 PM   #15
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Thanks, Leslie! Just saw this reply. Thanks. I finally got around to starting my own thread with a picture of my Nomad set up.
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Old 06-21-2019, 08:40 PM   #16
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Hi Everyone,

I just purchased a 1963 Nomad boat/tent trailer. It has the original tent although it isn't a drop-down one, and is rotten. I read on this thread that there is an original pattern available

Mine just goes over top of the trailer unit, more like on the video on You-Tube.

The original "flooring" and cupboards are intact as well, but the cooler is missing. I can't quite tell how the boat and trailer were originally held together.

The trailer portion of mine is a heavily oxidized maroon colour, which I am currently working on restoring. The boat fibreglass needs some minor repairs and painting as well. I'm pretty thrilled to own this little gem, and looking forward to posting some pictures and getting it back into shape. Any information and/or advice from other Nomad owners or RV owners would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:39 PM   #17
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Hi, I have the opportunity to purchase a 1965 Nomad Boat camper. There is no canvass material and no pattern. I saw that you had someone local that could make the material. Do you still have the contact info and the old material. Also if you have any pictures you couls share.

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Old 08-09-2019, 06:35 AM   #18
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A good choice for the canvas fabric would be the Surlast urethane coated polyester canvas. Surlast is one of the Sunbrella companies products. It is very strong and durable and the colors are UV resistant The coating means no leaks!


I used it for the canvas on my Trailswest Campster popup section. It does not fray at the edges because of the coating so that makes it easy to work with.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:55 AM   #19
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Thanks for the info, now I need a pattern to work from
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My parents owned a NOMAD from about the mid '60s to the late '70s. It was the first trailer that I ever towed. My brother and I used to take it the races at Mosport and Watkins Glen, neither of which had any water to launch the boat in to. Once set up it was hard for others to understand how the boat related to the trailer. It was a great conversation starter … "why did you bring a boat to a car race?"
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