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Old 05-29-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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Hello FiberglassRV. As you can see, this is my first post on this forum. I have been reading many posts on this forum and other RV forums for a long time. I guess you could call this a learning journey interrupted for many months by the twists and turns of life.

We haven't traveled in a RV as such. I once lived in a 22' travel trailer for six (6) months. We car and tent camped for countless years and sailed a 23' Ranger sailboat for many years on the southern part of Lake Superior. So I have a bit of an idea about some aspects of RV travel.

Our RV interests have evolved during the countless months of RV research. (At this point, I can be certified as not in my right mind.) The process was anything but a straight line. Some days I was about ready to throw in the towel. (There is so much to learn and so little time.) As I type this, I am certain that we'd like a smaller Fiberglass trailer.

Btw, we are both retired, married for 44 years and live in Fort Worth, TX. In a day or so, I'd like to post a question or two about FG trailers. In the meantime, I'm going back to my research and a bit of day dreaming!

And that's it in a nutshell.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:44 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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Welcome to FGRV Jim, ask away. BTW, the Ranger was a good boat.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:26 AM   #5
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Your not far from Rice, go look at the Casitas. There nice folks.I bet if you ask they would take you on a plant tour.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:09 AM   #6
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Hello FiberglassRV. As you can see, this is my first post on this forum. I have been reading many posts on this forum and other RV forums for a long time. I guess you could call this a learning journey interrupted for many months by the twists and turns of life.

We haven't traveled in a RV as such. I once lived in a 22' travel trailer for six (6) months. We car and tent camped for countless years and sailed a 23' Ranger sailboat for many years on the southern part of Lake Superior. So I have a bit of an idea about some aspects of RV travel.

Our RV interests have evolved during the countless months of RV research. (At this point, I can be certified as not in my right mind.) The process was anything but a straight line. Some days I was about ready to throw in the towel. (There is so much to learn and so little time.) As I type this, I am certain that we'd like a smaller Fiberglass trailer.

Btw, we are both retired, married for 44 years and live in Fort Worth, TX. In a day or so, I'd like to post a question or two about FG trailers. In the meantime, I'm going back to my research and a bit of day dreaming!

And that's it in a nutshell.
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Welcome, Jim!

I hear you... the range of options in the RV world can be overwhelming. It might help to start with the kind of travel you plan to do... as in local weekend trips, longer cross-country tours, wintering in one spot, full-timing,... as well as an approximate budget range. If you are considering towables and are committed to using a vehicle you already own, that's another limiting factor.

Of course, here we are all about molded fiberglass trailers. They do have some unique advantages in terms of maintenance, durability, towability, and resale value, but they're not for everyone in every circumstance. Unlike large manufacturers of conventional RVs, molded fiberglass producers are smaller operations that typically sell factory-direct and do not frequent the RV show circuit. So it can be hard to get a look at some to see whether they will work for you.

You have already had a couple of local offers to view, and, as mentioned, the Casita factory is not far. Another way to see a greater variety of makes and models is to visit a fiberglass egg rally. There is a section of the forum devoted to rallies, and I believe there are several in Texas.

Best wishes in whatever you decide!
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Old 05-30-2015, 08:16 PM   #8
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Your not far from Rice, go look at the Casitas. There nice folks.I bet if you ask they would take you on a plant tour.
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I didn't know they were so close to us. Dang Amigo ... this is good news and thank you for the advice. We're calling them Monday. Again, thank you.
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"Close" in Texas terms ... it's about 60-70 miles one way to the Casita Factory from Fort Worth!
Definitely go see them, but also consider seeing Casita owners' trailers and get their first hand knowledge of owning one and actually camping in one!
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