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Old 02-02-2014, 01:46 AM   #1
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1st fiberglass RV a Mity-Lite

So after many years I finally got myself a composite RV. And did I get myself into a heap of, well, fun I guess I should say. Fun at least for us masochistic people who just can not find enough to do with the quite finite allotted time and money to spare each week. I spent way to much money on a gutted rolling shell, a shell mind you with impact damage, sidewall joint sag (the door will not close proper at all) and the one bit of wood in the thing (the floor) is rotted out. It has no parts to its name, I'm at this point surprised it even still has a door and roof ( it dose still have the windows ), did I mention that there is no title or vin? ......and yes, I just HAD to have it. You know how it is when you see something and you know in that very moment that u have to have it, that it is no one else s but yours? They say u can't choose who/what you fall in love with. lucky me.
This thing is like the love child of a VW Westphalia bus and a Scamp and I had to have it. some one needed to save it and bring it back to life. why not me?
So now what I really need to do is to find someone who has one in tact that will let me come see what all I am missing and how it is put together. My biggest concern is getting the lift top canvas and how to install it properly. I found some pics online on these trailers but not much. pretty much all I found comes from this web site. And a great site it is too. So, thanks for having me and I look forward to being part of the fiberglass RV community.
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Old 02-02-2014, 04:40 AM   #2
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Kevin, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

I've seen a Miti-Lite in peson, NEATO! Perfect shape for those needing to put in the garage. Sorry I can't help with your question regarding the top.

pictures?
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Kevin, check out google images and click on the 100+ slide

https://www.google.com/search?safe=o...gdii=_&imgrc=_

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Old 02-02-2014, 10:07 AM   #4
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Welcome, as Donna said we love pictures please!
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #5
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So after many years I finally got myself a composite RV. And did I get myself into a heap of, well, fun .

Welcome! Congrats, cute lil trailers. And yes, pictures please! Picture request are kinda a given around here.............
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:58 AM   #6
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Thanks Charlie. Thanks everyone. I will try and figure out how to post pics and will do so today.
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Welcome Kevin

Great looking trailer, I can understand why you HAD to HAVE it

For the canvas section I would visit your local tent and awning manufacturer, just about every city has at least one. Talk to them about what you need and they will tell you exactly what they need to make it. They may want to take the measurements themselves or they may have you measure or maybe even make a template ... talk with them. I have has our local shop make several times for me and they came up with some real innovative solutions (not trailer or camping related)

Here is just one example location:
Washington Tent & Awning - Seattle Awning, Tacoma Awning
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:10 PM   #8
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pics

this should be pics of trailer
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:13 PM   #9
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Thanks Ian, Ill give them a call and see what they say.
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It's a hard-sided tent.

With minimal work you could be camping soon.
Think of it as a hard-sided tent, put together camping gear as you would for a tent and go have fun. It would be nice to be able to pop-the-top, but not essential.
Welcome to FGRV and good luck with your build.
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:13 PM   #11
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I like the way you think Lora. Thank you
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until you get everything you need, keep the lid down and camp like they do in teardrops.
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That's an awsomely sweet trailer!! It is a blank slate, you can truly make it your own.
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Old 02-07-2014, 09:25 PM   #14
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Thanks Pam. I am very excited to be working on it but is so hard and am very limited with shop in the 20's Fahrenheit almost all week Now I'm REALLY ready for Spring..... or a heater for my shop, but Spring sounds more affordable.
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