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Old 05-20-2015, 04:32 PM   #1
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I am New and I LOVE fiberglass trailers

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the forums of this site. My family and I have been searching for and falling in love with figerglass trailers for over 2 years now. We love the lightweight designs and variations. We are still looking and hope that the right trailer will want to become part of our family. Just need to find one we can afford that is close enough for us to tow home. We would love to find something that we can camp in right away and update or modify as needed. We have been lurking on the forums for a long time but it is time to jump in and say Hi. We love the input of all the members and especially reading about the updates and modifications. I have an entire binder of collected ideas thanks to all of you.
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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Hi, Chris!

Here's hoping you find your egg soon. With a whole folder of project material, don't forget take time to camp in it!
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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Sssssssshhhhh, or everybody will want one! Seriously, good luck. Your egg is out there.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:37 PM   #4
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Hey Chris, fiberglass trailers are a great hobby. It's amazing how fun it can be to put your own personal touches on them (they are also fun to camp in too.....LOL). Good luck with your search!
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:51 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome to the group.


Give us some hints and maybe someone will find you...


How big a trailer do you need (sleeps how many?)
What condition can you accept
what will you be towing with
What is your approximate budget


Gotta say though, living in NV will be a bit of a disadvantage if only because they can be few and far between out there.


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Old 05-20-2015, 06:13 PM   #6
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Bob you are absolutely right about few and far between compared to the eastern half of the country. We are looking for a 13 foot trailer to tow behind our Subaru Outback. The condition needs to be campable, we would like to be able to use it right away. We are selling our 2004 Kia Optima to buy a trailer so the price range will be around $4000ish.
I think my idea binder keeps growing because I have no idea what trailer will choose us. So I have ideas saved for trailers with or without bunks/bathrooms/iceboxes etc......
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:29 PM   #7
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It seems like I have seen more showing up in the northern half of NV. Unfortunately, any that show up near Las Vegas, are snapped up by the peps in SoCal, where prices and demand are very high.
Are you following <<<fiberglass-RV-4sale.com>>>?
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:38 PM   #8
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Thank you for reminding me, I have looked there in the past and I am always so surprised how quickly trailers in my area sell.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:33 AM   #9
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Question

From a distance and from the non door side of the trailer, how do you know if it is a Boler or a Scamp?
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Old 05-23-2015, 04:18 AM   #10
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1989 SCAMP TRAVEL TRAILER $5500
http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/rvs/5038524678.html

This just popped up in Vegas.


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Old 05-23-2015, 05:49 AM   #11
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Be prepared to jump.

I was in your boat the last few months. Was looking at building a teardrop (even bought a HF trailer to start). While researching I stumbled upon this page and found the fiberglass trailers more suited to what I wanted. Followed advice given here, that is if you come across a good one be ready to jump on it quickly. My son and I drove out to Toledo (6 hr drive) to look at a 1976 boler (hence the name rocknboler). Looked good, but when we got there found out this was not what we wanted, lesson learned ask the right questions before you take the trip (ie Have mice gotten into it and soiled everything?)

Stumbled across a 1996 Scamp, drove 34 hours from NY to Iowa and back, in 44 hrs . Seller thought I was crazy (he doesn't know the half of it) but I survive and have a great project scamp to work on If you get your sites set on one type of fiberglass, your search will be more difficult. Love the look of the boler, but am very pleased with my scamp. They all have their own appeal. Enjoy your search, ask the right questions and be ready to jump. Best of Luck.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:19 AM   #12
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1989 SCAMP TRAVEL TRAILER $5500
1989 SCAMP TRAVEL TRAILER

This just popped up in Vegas.


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Sadly it is a 16 and too heavy for my tow vehicle
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:25 AM   #13
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Rocknboler,
That is a great story and inspiring.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:47 AM   #14
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IF that 1989 16' Scamp in Las Vegas for $5500 is a valid ad it should be gone by Noon. Check back on the ad after lunch!
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