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Old 02-12-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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Hello from MA

Hey all, new to the world of RVing but hope to start full timing come late summer early fall. Was wondering if anyone could give me some advice on fiberglass vs. other kinds of RVs. Thanks a bunch.

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Old 02-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #2
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Kelly,
You've come to the right place for a balance, unbiased opinion (ha ha). I'll let others expound on the advantages of FG, but for me it came down to ease of towing and cleverly designed living space.
Good luck. Whatever happens, I hope you find the RV of your dreams.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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I'm sure you'll get plenty of advice. Possibly you colud tell us a little more about what your likr...pets, a couple, what kind of travels,.... experience...

from a nearly full timer

By the way we don't live far from you and should be home in NH in October.
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Old 02-12-2012, 02:24 PM   #5
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Right, of course more information will help, silly me lol. Well, it'd be two of us, myself and soon to be wife, should she actually be crazy enough to agree to marry me, lol only 2 more days till I pop the question, but that's the story for another time! We're both young, myself being 20 and her being 18, nearly 19 by the time we get underway. The youngest I've seen for fulltimers but travel is something we love and conventional 9-5 jobs just isn't the way we're looking to live. Simple and minimal is the way we're looking to go. We'll probably be towing with either a jeep or truck, so the light FB would be great. Also looking into one of those cool looking, expensive roof tents. lol, just for more space in an easy to carry package, sleeping outside has always interested me as well, used to camp a few weeks every summer as a kid, nothing like french toast over a camp fire. I was thinking of something smaller, 13-16' probably. Really only need to use it as a storage space for our very few items (one of the perks of starting young I guess, no lifetime of crap to sell lol) a kitchen and bathroom area, and of course a warm place to sleep on those cold nights, most sleeping will be done in the tent though. We'll also be traveling with my cat Hope. Love her too much to leave her behind, but she's lazy and takes up little space. Finally, I know quite a novel lol. We'll be looking into getting a dog, smallish-medium sized. Probably something like a pitbull for companionship and added security. Thanks a bunch, hope that all helped!
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Kelly. Oh boy, you come to a forum dedicated to molded towables and you're expecting us to give you unbiased opinions? My bad. But really, the big draw is molded has fewer major maintenance issues, hold value long term and are unique (like the owners). The downside is (usually) higher purchase price per square footage compared to stickies... which is what we call slab-sided trailers with seams, no slides and limited floor plans.

What's your budget and are you capable of handling maintenance issues? (which ALL trailers have some of)
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:09 PM   #7
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Well I know very little about trailer maintenance but I'm always looking to learn more and certainly not afraid to get my hands dirty . Price range, I'm think my cap would be 5k, obviously not buying new, but a fixer upper is always fun, gives me a chance to really make it mine.
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