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Old 01-07-2016, 10:35 PM   #1
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Hi, we are Olivia and Kyle!

We are proud owners of a 1985 Fiber Stream. We purchased it about a year ago and spent 6 months fixing her up. We now travel the country fulltime in our camper. We have 4 exciting months under our belt and have learned so much over the last year. We look forward to all the lessons to come. Here are some Before and After photos of our little home
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Old 01-08-2016, 05:26 AM   #2
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Welcome 🖖
Nice trailer, and good job of fixing it up.
After 4 months on the road, can you tell us a little about your experiences? What's been good; what's been not so good.
Best wishes.


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Old 01-08-2016, 07:10 AM   #3
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Welcome to FGRV, Olivia and Kyle!

You've done some nice updates on your Fiberstream. Enjoy your time on the road!
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Old 01-08-2016, 10:54 AM   #4
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Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
I hope to see you and your home on the road some time.

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Old 01-08-2016, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks! We really put our heart and soul into it. As far as experiences on the road, we have been very pleased with the versatility our trailer offers us. The only drawbacks have been condensation issues due to poor insulation on the ceiling (just the fiberglass shell), setting up the bed from the dinette is a bit difficult since there is no space around the bed to put the sheets on (knew this going into it),and our two 100 watt solar panels can't keep up with the draw from the fridge (limits boondocking and dry camping). The previous owner replaced the propane refrigerator with a new electric and it just drains our battery, we look forward to replacing it with propane and taking steps to better insulate and reduce draft in our camper. That being said, we are absolutely loving fulltiming in our Fiber Stream. Some things just take experience to identify ways to improve. We are from the south so we didn't think much about how cold the desert nights would be when we were sweating in the heat! We have a lot to learn still.
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Old 01-08-2016, 03:43 PM   #6
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Sounds great, love your attitude. It guarantees you a lot of fun.

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Old 01-08-2016, 05:33 PM   #7
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What kind of refrigerator do you have?

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Old 01-11-2016, 08:28 AM   #8
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Sounds like you are enjoying yourselves and having fun along the way. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.
Will keep our eyes out for you when you travel in the Midwest!
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:33 AM   #9
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You are living a dream many of us would like to create. Please share your photos and let us know about the best sites you find.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:14 PM   #10
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Olivia & Kyle,

Welcome! I enjoyed your pictures and the energy in your posts! Look forward to reading more.

Take care,

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Old 01-17-2016, 10:05 AM   #11
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What kind of refrigerator do you have?
I would like to know also. Is it a 120V running off an inverter? I can see how that would use a lot of amps. What kind of solar system do you have and how are the panels deployed? Your kind of real world experience is very valuable information many of us would appreciate hearing.
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:12 PM   #12
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We have a Black and Decker mini fridge
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:20 PM   #13
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Correct! We have two 100 watt solar panels mounted to the roof and a 200 amp hour battery. We picked up a generator since I was last on the thread (sorry for the delay) to run the refrigerator or AC while boondocking. We got a Honda 2000 from a fellow RVer who was selling for $600 barely used!
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Old 04-11-2016, 09:22 PM   #14
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We hope to attend "Eggs on the Hiawassee River" in Georgia next month!
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