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Old 12-07-2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hello all! New member here.

Hello there all! Long time lurker and searcher for a small 13 foot camper. Iíve been on and off this forum for a few years checking things out and trying to get an idea on what really fits my needs. A while back I decided I wanted to get something as inexpensive as possible and make it my own. Donít mind it being just a shell to sleep in with needing lots of elbow grease and scrubbing. I also, wanted something stripped down fairly light to pull with my Jeep. Iíve always tent camped so, this will be a nice upgrade. I also, wanted something that needed some work whether it be paint, dirty, floors, gutted or whatever. Iím looking at making it light off road capabile. I also, didnít want to take a nice camper and strip it down, to me thereís enough out there thatís been stripped down and Need work that I can make work for me. I may have just found something that fits my bill and is a diamond in the rough to me. Iím headed out of town for just over a week so, didnít get a chance to see it in person as itís a couple hours away. The person has been kind enough to wait for me to return home from my vacation and hold it for me until I return. Thereís a few concerns but, itís basically a done deal in my mind at the price point Iím getting. The biggest downside is that it has been painted very artistically and needs a complete paint job. Photos will follow once I actually get it home. Iím ok with that although it will be a challenge as I donít have the area to really prep and paint it. But, Iím determined to make it work. Iím excited to be getting a camper in just over a week so, I look forward to all the learning experiences to come. Iíve been in the food service industry my whole life but spent about six years living and working on boats in the scuba industry. During that time I learned some basic fiberglass work and painted several boats. We would do work to the hull, prep and repaint the entire boat, fiberglass repairs, and other maintenance jobs when we went into the boat yard for a couple weeks each year. Plus I lived on a submarine for four years, so small is ok for me. So, these little fiberglass campers are where itís at for me. Itís also, just big enough for my Sphynx cat Kojack to come along on some camping adventures. I look forward to sharing my camping adventures and seeing all of yours. Thanks
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:01 PM   #2
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Weíre glad you decided to stop lurking and actually join the FGRV forum group. Looking foreward to your pictures and progress.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:47 PM   #3
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Wade,

Yeah, looking forward to seeing what you've found. Good luck with getting your new trailer and making it yours! Sounds like you've been thinking about it for a long time. Welcome aboard!
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Old 12-08-2018, 02:53 AM   #4
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Welcome Wade. Sounds like you have experience with FG, these eggs should be a piece of cake for you. Keep the pics of your work, before, during and after coming.
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Old 12-08-2018, 10:16 AM   #5
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I have a 13' Trillium.
Got it when it was pretty much "used up"
Did a bunch of work, axle, FG repairs, paint, still ongoing.
Works great for me and not that bad with two people, for short trips.
Have mine setup for some pretty rough roads. Tows like it is not even there.

After 4 years in submarines, maybe stay away from green.
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:10 AM   #6
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Welcome Wade and definitely post pictures of your progress!
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Old 12-08-2018, 11:16 AM   #7
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Welcome. Thank you for defending our country. I can only imagine that after sub duty, having glass windows to the exterior is a welcome feature. Sir, Feel free to occupy either the upper or lower bunk. Maybe sub-life explains your attraction to the shape here.

I was born and spent my 1st decade in Red Oak, IA.
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:18 PM   #9
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Welcome from another ex-submariner, (1970-74.)
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Old 12-08-2018, 08:07 PM   #10
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Thank you all for the warm welcome. This is Kojack. He will be my camping buddy.
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