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Old 04-06-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
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From PA to OR- got my 86' fiberstream!

A big thanks to Alan in Grants Pass, Oregon for holding on to this beauty for me through the winter months until I could make the drive from Pennsylvania. We are now stuck in Lakeview, Oregon to replace my GMC Jimmy's fuel pump (we rolled into town the last 15 miles on empty!) The fuel pump they ordered yesterday came in and is a dud- so another day's wait, and hopefully the repairs will be made. Here's a pic of my Fiberstream in the Redwoods just the other day. I can't even tell I have it behind me when I'm towing it!
Does anyone know if it has heat? I see a heat vent under the bench seats, but wouldn't know how to work it. Also, should I expect to speand twice as much in gas as it took me to get out here? It weighs 1700 lbs. I thought it was less, but that's what the previous owner tells me.
I love it!!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 06:55 PM   #2
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Maybe not twice as much, but you will use more. Bummer on the fuel pump.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:18 PM   #3
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Frederick, Frederick where are you!???

I know Frederick's stove/oven thingy is what heats his trailer. This is what he contributed to the Document Center: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Duette_Range-Furnace_Manual

Oh BTW... CONGRATS! All the way from Pennsylvania... that's impressive
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Frederick, Frederick where are you!???

I know Frederick's stove/oven thingy is what heats his trailer. This is what he contributed to the Document Center: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Duette_Range-Furnace_Manual

Oh BTW... CONGRATS! All the way from Pennsylvania... that's impressive

I had a 74 Trillium I sadly sold...and wanted something a bit bigger for my 6'2 husband. The Fiberstream is already impressive, as people have walked the Walmart parking lot to see what it is and find out information about it. I am very happy with my purchase! Everything is all original in excellent condition...it's a priceless fiber trailer to me! The owner tells me they only made this for 5 years...I'd like to know how many were truly manufactured...
we're going to bump-draft like nascar on the way home to PA!
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Wonderful story! Enjoy! We hope to see many more pictures of your new camper!!
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Congratulations on the new rig! If your getting near any Fiberstream owners on this forum, maybe one will be willing to help you out.

I'm surprised the seller didn't give you the walk around and show you how everything works and if it does. A 25 yo anything is more than likely to have some non standard mods.
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Hi Cyndi,

Looks like a nice Fiber Stream. I have an 83. Yes the vent under the seat should be your heater. If yours is like mine you have to pull off the vent/cover and light the pilot light. If you are not familiar with that type of system I would suggest waiting until you can get help from someone who is.

I am looking forward to seeing some pictures of the inside. Have a safe trip.

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Old 04-07-2011, 05:32 AM   #8
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Congrats and welcome! We are having a Fiberglass egg rally up your way in the Poconos! July 17th weekend. Check the Upcoming rallies thread. There are still sites left and we would love to have a fiberstream. Hopefully we can meet up and caravan some places!

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Does anyone know if it has heat? I see a heat vent under the bench seats, but wouldn't know how to work it. Also, should I expect to speand twice as much in gas as it took me to get out here? It weighs 1700 lbs. I thought it was less, but that's what the previous owner tells me.
Welcome to the club! Yes, all Fiber Streams have heat, unless a previous owner removed it. Yours would be a fairly standard furnace...
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3. Third Generation: 1981 thru 1986
14838-A Boyle Avenue........ Fiber Stream Company
Fontana, California 92335.... (714) 823-1332

By 1981 the Trav’ler Duette ranges and Magnavox refrigerators are no longer available. Magic Chef 3-burner ranges with gas ovens (but no space heating capabilities), and a Dometic 4 cubic foot gas/electric refrigerator are installed. To compensate for the Range’s loss of space heating ability, the location of the water pump is rearranged so a separate RV forced air furnace can be installed next to the water heater below the street side bunk.
I usually get 22 MPG with my Honda Odyssey when not towing and 15-16 MPG when towing at 55 mph,
but only 10 MPG when towing at 75 mph. So if you're in a big hurry, yes it will take twice as much gas.
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