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Old 01-30-2011, 09:08 AM   #1
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Hi From Illinois!!!!

:u:):)Hello,
I would love to actually join the group of ownership of a fiberglass trailer, my husband and i currently camp in a 2008 T@B , which is a sweet little trailer, but we would love a bathroom for when we camp in bad weather. There is something so appealing about the "look" of a smaller molded fiberglass r.v.! I just can't seem to make myself like the white boxes, and am leary of their quality. Hoping by posting, we will find our new trailer before this season(we are in northern illinois) Any advice from experience?We don't want to purchase without viewing first. Thanks and happy camping to all!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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There are some of us in the area with trailers that you can look at (that is, when the weather warms, so we can take the cover off). There are some rallies in the area this summer too. We are joining Roy Bakehorn's Fish Fry in May, however, we probably will be taking the cover off in early March.

We took the chance and bought our first Burro without seeing the inside. We saw it on ebay with pix of the insid; we drove past it but could not go inside as it was a car auction yard in Waukegan. We also bought our UHaul on ebay from pix. The thing is, these trailers are so durable, and if you are handy, they clean up well. You just have to watch out for scammers and getting a reasonable price for a fixer, a price that is not what the blue book says, as these trailers, because of their durability, do not depreciate like others do.

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Old 01-30-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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We weren't actually looking when my better half spotted a 13' U-Haul for sale sitting in someone's driveway! We couldn't pass it up. Once you have a smaller fiberglass trailer you are hooked. Good luck in your search!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:40 PM   #4
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I also bought mu UH from Ebay. The owner had posted a lot of interior shots, and had a good seller/buyer rating, and also fully explained what he had done, and what was wrong with it. so I took the chance. And I love my little glass house!
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:06 PM   #5
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One of the trailers we looked at was a 2010 T@B but it weighed more than than the 1978 17' boler we purchased. bolers are available with a bath shower combo setup.

When it comes to quality I feel 1978 says it all. Good luck on your shopping.

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I would love to actually join the group of ownership of a fiberglass trailer, my husband and i currently camp in a 2008 T@B , which is a sweet little trailer, but we would love a bathroom for when we camp in bad weather. There is something so appealing about the "look" of a smaller molded fiberglass r.v.! I just can't seem to make myself like the white boxes, and am leary of their quality. Hoping by posting, we will find our new trailer before this season(we are in northern Illinois) Any advice from experience?We don't want to purchase without viewing first. Thanks and happy camping to all!!
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Old 02-07-2011, 05:56 PM   #6
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We purchased our first trailer 17ft 89 bigfoot Picked it because it has washroom plus has 4burner stove with an oven so when the weather is bad It's just like home only smaller The fibreglass trailers are easy to tow with midsized car or in our case mini van. Good luck on your quest to find your F/G trailer
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:00 PM   #7
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Thumbs down Fish fry???

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There are some of us in the area with trailers that you can look at (that is, when the weather warms, so we can take the cover off). There are some rallies in the area this summer too. We are joining Roy Bakehorn's Fish Fry in May, however, we probably will be taking the cover off in early March.

We took the chance and bought our first Burro without seeing the inside. We saw it on ebay with pix of the insid; we drove past it but could not go inside as it was a car auction yard in Waukegan. We also bought our UHaul on ebay from pix. The thing is, these trailers are so durable, and if you are handy, they clean up well. You just have to watch out for scammers and getting a reasonable price for a fixer, a price that is not what the blue book says, as these trailers, because of their durability, do not depreciate like others do.

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WE will be passing through in may What & where is this fish fry maybe we could attend Thanks
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Old 02-08-2011, 06:34 AM   #8
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It is in Indiana. Here is the thread: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...fry-44871.html

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we will be passing through in may what & where is this fish fry maybe we could attend thanks
may 13-14-15 at phophetstown state park near lafayette in...it is a fun and wonderful event
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:05 AM   #10
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one of the trailers we looked at was a 2010 t@b but it weighed more than than the 1978 17' boler we purchased. Bolers are available with a bath shower combo setup.

When it comes to quality i feel 1978 says it all. Good luck on your shopping.
we bought our sixteen foot scamp new in backus in 2008..has bath and shower and side dinette...live in romeoville
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:34 AM   #11
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Hi Lynn, I'm coming late to the party. Contact the molded trailer manufacturers... Scamp, Casita, both Trilliums and Escape. They all have lists of owners in your area. I agree, it's always best to view for yourself. BUT, the thousands of trailer owners on this forum can't all be wrong about the quality and unique nature of molded trailer ownership.

Good luck on your hunt.
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Hello,
I would love to actually join the group of ownership of a fiberglass trailer, my husband and i currently camp in a 2008 T@B , which is a sweet little trailer, but we would love a bathroom for when we camp in bad weather. There is something so appealing about the "look" of a smaller molded fiberglass r.v.! I just can't seem to make myself like the white boxes, and am leary of their quality. Hoping by posting, we will find our new trailer before this season(we are in northern illinois) Any advice from experience?We don't want to purchase without viewing first. Thanks and happy camping to all!!
I am only about 35 miles from Aurora and I own a Scamp 13 deluxe with a front shower/head. You are welcome to come see it, if you like, contact me direct for more info.
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