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Old 10-29-2017, 06:24 PM   #1
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Hello folks, My name is Ray. I'm a 61yr old newly retired due to a herniated disc. I've been on this site before asking questions but I never did properly introduce myself. I've owned several stick built campers over the years always progressing toward one with easy maintenance. I hated the rubber roof and all the bad things that come with them. I saw my first FGC in 2002. It was a little Scamp and I was very interested in the concept of fiberglass construction.
Well here I am 15yrs later and I'm about to buy my first fiberglass and I hope my last camper. I have a place in line to purchase a Scamp 5th wheel and would take delivery in May 2018. Then I read about the Oliver. Well unless I really don't like the camper when I visit the plant this Wednesday I'm probably going to purchase one. It just has all the stuff I want like solar, great battery placement and other electronics to keep you connected. I also like the fact that there is no wood to root. I know they are expensive but they offer what I want and they are made in the USA.
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Old 10-29-2017, 06:49 PM   #2
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From a Scamp to an Oliver... That's a big jump! I agree that molded fiberglass (of any stripe) is the way to go, having owned a few conventional RVs is myself.

I also suffered a herniated disc over 25 years ago. I can attest that with therapy, exercise, and some adjustments to lifestyle, there is life after a disc injury. Having a camper with a raised bed is one of the adjustments. No more sleeping bags on the ground!

Best wishes selecting the right trailer for you!
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:31 PM   #3
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Welcome Ray from the North Western part of Oconee County South Carolina!
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:39 PM   #4
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weicome ray from mo

welcome ray hope your disc problems don't turn into mine its not fun.

good luck on the new camper


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Old 10-29-2017, 07:46 PM   #5
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From a Scamp to an Oliver... That's a big jump! I agree that molded fiberglass (of any stripe) is the way to go, having owned a few conventional RVs is myself.

I also suffered a herniated disc over 25 years ago. I can attest that with therapy, exercise, and some adjustments to lifestyle, there is life after a disc injury. Having a camper with a raised bed is one of the adjustments. No more sleeping bags on the ground!

Best wishes selecting the right trailer for you!
Hi Jon, good to meet you. Yes the price difference between an Oliver and a Scamp is quite profound. Oliver is the only American Made 4 season fiberglass camper. I've compared them to Bigfoot and Escape really not that much difference in quality. It was the technology packages, 4 season ability and being US made that sealed the deal for me. If I'm shelling out that much money I want it to stay in my country. Old steel mill worker here, can't help it. The 5th wheel Scamp is just so cool and at their price you can afford to upgrade them. No slam at all to Scamp. I still like that camper. I just wasn't sure if I'd be able to pull off the work physically so I'm opting for the ready made deal.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:52 PM   #6
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Welcome Ray from the North Western part of Oconee County South Carolina!
Hey there, Berkeley County here right next to Lake Moultrie. Love the Oconee area and the State park named after it.
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:55 PM   #7
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welcome ray hope your disc problems don't turn into mine its not fun.

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Bob, you got me worried now. I've never hurt like that in my life. I almost picked the doctor up and kissed him on top of his head after I got fixed up. What happened to you to make it worse?
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Old 10-29-2017, 07:58 PM   #8
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You might want to research all the bits that make up an Oliver, Escape, Scamp or Casita, and the bits that make up those bits.
You might have to change your requirement to "assembled in the USA" ( from parts made all over the world ).

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You might want to research all the bits that make up an Oliver, Escape, Scamp or Casita, and the bits that make up those bits.
You might have to change your requirement to "assembled in the USA" ( from parts made all over the world ).

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The factory's in the US. Close enough.
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The factory's in the US. Close enough.
Couldn't have said it better myself. At my plant we got components from all over the world but our steel was made in the USA. Like I said, sorry I can't help myself. lol
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LOL. I carry a Leatherman and a Maglite on my belt, because they are good products. That's my criteria.
Have a read of this for fun: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/05...od-enough.html
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LOL. I carry a Leatherman and a Maglite on my belt, because they are good products. That's my criteria.
Have a read of this for fun: When mostly 'Made in America' is not good enough | Fox News
You ever heard the joke that goes "What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean? Answer: A good start." That article is a whole lot about what's wrong here. Thanks for the read I'll watch what I say when I'm in California. lol
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Hey there, Berkeley County here right next to Lake Moultrie. Love the Oconee area and the State park named after it.
Ok you're near the coast! At least a lot closer than we are! LOL We try to go once a year to Hunting Island campground. We didn't go last year because of the Hurricane damage and didn't go this year as we sold our camper and ordered our Snoozy. Just picked it up in September and already have reservations in March. Of course we have other trips planned as well. Hope to see you some time!
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Ok you're near the coast! At least a lot closer than we are! LOL We try to go once a year to Hunting Island campground. We didn't go last year because of the Hurricane damage and didn't go this year as we sold our camper and ordered our Snoozy. Just picked it up in September and already have reservations in March. Of course we have other trips planned as well. Hope to see you some time!
Hunting Island is another great South Carolina State Park. I love winter camping there. Lots of peace and quiet and long beaches. Sure thing about the get together. The world really is a small place.
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