Hi I'm Arizona lois - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-14-2016, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hi I'm Arizona lois

I'm interested infiberglass trailers but do not have one. Maybe by the time I'm retired I'll have found just the right one.

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Old 08-15-2016, 03:40 PM   #2
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Welcome, Lois!

You're in the right place to learn about molded fiberglass trailers.

They range from very small and basic, like my 13' Scamp, to larger, fully-equipped units for full-time travel. You'll find that they're typically more compact and pricier than conventional framed trailers but have the advantages of lighter weight, reduced maintenance, long-term durability, and high resale value.

I've owned conventional RV's before, and I'll never go back. Love my Scamp: beds for four and a small galley in a 10'x6.5' cabin is a masterpiece of space utilization! It has appreciated in value since I bought it used four years ago, which was not true of any other RV I owned.

As you're shopping, be aware that molded fiberglass manufacturers designate models by total length (i.e., a 16' Scamp is 16' from tongue to bumper; the cabin is only about 13' long). Most conventional manufacturers designate models by cabin length. Helps when making comparisons.

If you give us some idea of what sort of trailer you're looking for, what kind of travel you anticipate, maybe some idea of your budget and intended tow vehicle, I'm sure you'll get some suggestions.

Best wishes in your "egg hunt"!

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Old 08-15-2016, 04:23 PM   #3
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My suggestion is to really look in person. I have been seduced by websites and ads in the past, and have woke up to the fact that the camper I was looking at in person was *not* what I was really looking for. The other folks on these boards suggest a. going to a rally where lots of folks are eager to show off their FG trailers, or b. contact a manufacturer and see if they have owners in your area who would enjoy showing theirs off to you.
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