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Old 01-30-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Hello Everyone

Hope you don't mind someone joining with a large trailer. Needing to take care of the Family Hauler and I figured this would be a great place to get some advice on that.

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Old 01-30-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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As mentioned in the name, we are mostly molded fiberglass trailer owners which, by nature, are mostly on the smaller (aka "Smart") side.

If by "Hauler", you mean your tow vehicle, few hereabouts have/need the heavier TV's (as we call them) that are needed for pulling larger conventional construction trailers.

Everyone is welcome, but I am suggesting that there may be other sites more attuned to your specific needs.

Maybe if you tell us what your Weekend Warrior is, and how big it is, we can provide additional resources for you.
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:24 PM   #3
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Hmmm... Not quite sure how to take the 'smart' comment. To me, Smart was getting a trailer that would keep the wife and our 4 kids interested in the outdoors and create some great memories. Teaching my kids to respect the land, Fish, Share with others, etc.

My reason for joining this forum was I felt there was a lot more pride with the people here and I've had enough of the others forums and the attitudes that some have.

Out trailer has fiberglass sides and I figured this would be a great place to learn how to properly take care of it since the name of the site is 'fiberglassrv.com'. Appliances are Appliances. Most maintenance will be very similar.

I have no desire to debate 'size' with anyone. From the little threads I've read here I was looking to join those like minded that enjoy the outdoors. Nothing more, nothing less. If I can contribute and help someone out, Great!
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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Welcome Chuck. A good friend of mine has a weekend warrior that he puts his heavily modified Jeep JK 2 door Rubicon in. I used to go that route after getting tired of pulling our 13' Scamp with our Wrangler, but have sold both and have come about full circle and am now back to pulling another 13' Scamp with a newer Wrangler.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:26 PM   #5
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Welcome Chuck. There are a bunch of great eggs on this site. You will be welcomed no matter what you camp in. Grab a glass of kool-aid and join in the discussions.
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:01 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forums Chuck. You will find all different size towable here from the smaller 13 footers up to the larger 20+ foot sizes. Just like all barrels have bungholes, all people have opinions about what is best. Some like no frills and simple, some like all the toys and the ability to take them with you. I'd say that everybody here is pretty "brand loyal." If you have questions feel free to ask, if you have comments feel free to express them. Don't expect everyone to agree, just take what info is useful to you and leave the rest behind.

I read most all the posts daily. Thru the years I've learned a lot. If I've contributed something that was useful to someone, even better. Other than that, Jimmy Buffett said it best "breathe in, breathe out, move on."
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Old 01-30-2014, 02:29 PM   #7
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Hope I'm doing this right...We purchased a used 1999 Scamp 13' camper a few months ago...hope to spend a few days at the meet in Sebring, FL and meet fellow Scampers.

Downsized to the 13' Scamp because we wanted a small lightweight camper to tow behind our 1949 Hudson.

We are both retired and look forward to having alot of fun with it.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:12 PM   #8
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Carole, It is probably a good idea to start your own thread. Just go to the "Hi, I am..." forum:
Hi, I am.... - Fiberglass RV

The click on the "New Thread" button.

But, Welcome to the site. You will find many friendly and informed people here.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:24 PM   #9
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hello to you both, carol and chuck!!

it's a great site....an information hot-bed. people are welcoming and friendly, mostly.
sure, as with all times us ol' humans get together, not everyone is 100% in agreement 100% of the time. but we work it out.
chuck---trying to introduce respect for nature thru camping to your children is a wonderful goal and i applaude you for it. too many times now i see children camping who believe that if there isn't a video game player or tv in the trailer, they aren't going to have fun. when our boys were young, we deliberately left all electronics at home and that is where they learned to play cribbage, whittle around the campfire with penknives, explore in creeks and learned all about bugs, butterflies, worms etc.
they all say now that those days were the best days!
good on ya' for your good intentions.
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:33 PM   #10
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Hope I'm doing this right...We purchased a used 1999 Scamp 13' camper a few months ago...hope to spend a few days at the meet in Sebring, FL and meet fellow Scampers.

Downsized to the 13' Scamp because we wanted a small lightweight camper to tow behind our 1949 Hudson.

We are both retired and look forward to having alot of fun with it.
Zowie - I had a Hudson long long ago (when I was not quite 20.)
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:55 PM   #11
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Out trailer has fiberglass sides and I figured this would be a great place to learn how to properly take care of it since the name of the site is 'fiberglassrv.com'. Appliances are Appliances. Most maintenance will be very similar.
HI! Well, we don't have "Sides" and not "seams" like your build. And yeah, appliances are appliances... the care of your type build is very different than all molded towables. Ours are more like boats.

This site is owned my Social Knowledge. The moderators here are great and keep folks friendly. Soooo.... if you're looking for that kind of community, but more in tune for your trailer's build type... I respectfully suggest you join a forum that will provide you answers, be friendly and ALSO owned by Social Knowledge. iRV2 Forum | - RV Forum Community and RV News Good people there too.
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Hope I'm doing this right...We purchased a used 1999 Scamp 13' camper a few months ago...hope to spend a few days at the meet in Sebring, FL and meet fellow Scampers.

Downsized to the 13' Scamp because we wanted a small lightweight camper to tow behind our 1949 Hudson.

We are both retired and look forward to having alot of fun with it.
Welcome CandJ, your post may have gone unnoticed with the others on this thread. If you wish, you may start a new thread in order to solicit responses attuned to yourself.
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