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Forum: General Chat 02-11-2017, 02:38 PM
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Posted By mt5937
I'm a big guy too. While I like the idea of...

I'm a big guy too.

While I like the idea of a small trailer, seeing a Casita changed my mind. It was just too tight for me. That's really saying something because I've lived most of my life in...
Forum: Classified Archives 01-28-2017, 05:25 PM
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Posted By mt5937
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Forum: For Sale: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 11-19-2016, 01:08 AM
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Posted By mt5937
Will be in Paulsbo next week. Is the...

Will be in Paulsbo next week.

Is the trailer still available?
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-22-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By mt5937
I was FLOORED! when I found a link to Boondocking...

I was FLOORED! when I found a link to Boondocking here. There's all sorts of stuff for a word that does not appear in the dictionary. Of course, now that I'm posting about it, I cannot find the...
Forum: General Chat 11-22-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By mt5937
Great thread. I especially found the fixes...

Great thread. I especially found the fixes interesting as an old ocean-going boater.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-22-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By mt5937
The word is "boondocking?" Times and...

The word is "boondocking?"

Times and vocabulary change over time. We always called it "boondoggling" which actually has a dictionary definition. The definition fairly fits what we do while...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-20-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By mt5937
I did call the new Bigfoot company they stated...

I did call the new Bigfoot company they stated they could not provide such certification. My interpretation of what was said was: We do not want to do anything that would make us liable for the old...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-20-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By mt5937
The wife is leaning heavily toward a 5th wheel;...

The wife is leaning heavily toward a 5th wheel; I'm trying to figure out how to afford the fuel for a bus. I need to reserve judgement on the Escape and Bigfoots that are said to be in good...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-16-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,278
Posted By mt5937
I agree harley. The things you guys love about...

I agree harley. The things you guys love about your rigs is why I want to buy one; it's just that I fixed so many fiberglass boats I am more sensitive to the perils than most. Time will tell if it is...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-16-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 55
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Posted By mt5937
I've said throughout this thread that I'd pay for...

I've said throughout this thread that I'd pay for an inspection at a shop of my choosing that I supervised. ...and I have no problem with "you break it you buy it" unless what I break was already...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-16-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By mt5937
I really don't see the difference, harley. A...

I really don't see the difference, harley. A buddy of mine used to say, "It doesn't matter if its $500 or $5. If you ain't got it, it may as will be a million."

He said that to me after he told...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-16-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,278
Posted By mt5937
I'm not joking - the category is due diligence;...

I'm not joking - the category is due diligence; it must be complete before I'll do a deal. I'll accept an inspection that I supervise at an auto body shop of my choosing that does lots of fiberglass...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-15-2011, 03:48 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By mt5937
Carol & Lizbeth...I think we may be getting close...

Carol & Lizbeth...I think we may be getting close to visibility in that murky abyss of government regulations. :)

I'm going to print out the documentation from the links that Carol provided and...
Forum: General Chat 11-15-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
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Posted By mt5937
Very nice thoughts, Norm.

Very nice thoughts, Norm.
Forum: General Chat 11-15-2011, 10:23 AM
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Posted By mt5937
I'd bet that the inches wide is only a part of...

I'd bet that the inches wide is only a part of what brought on that "nearly claustrophobic" moment. "Stuff in the way" probably contributes to it too.

If fate stuck me in that Casita with a 26...
Forum: General Chat 11-14-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
Thank you, Donna. Chilliwack? ...at least I...

Thank you, Donna. Chilliwack? ...at least I wasn't too far off for an old sailor :p

I'll give them a call tomorrow. I'm certain the drive would be enjoyable for the wife but saving the fuel from a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-14-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 72
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Posted By mt5937
Thanks for the link, Carol. I read the page and...

Thanks for the link, Carol. I read the page and looked at the forms. I even saw point 1:

The vehicle is 25 or more years old or the equipment item was manufactured on a date when no applicable...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-14-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,278
Posted By mt5937
I'm in agreement with your comment, I could ask...

I'm in agreement with your comment, I could ask for no more. Someone unwilling to proceed that way with a qualified buyer is probably a certifiable crook.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-14-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,918
Posted By mt5937
Actually, my information came directly from the...

Actually, my information came directly from the Customs Agents at the US Border crossing at Roosville on the Montana side. I called AND visited in person because I was considering importing an older...
Forum: General Chat 11-14-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
I guess that I am spoiled and didn't realize it. ...

I guess that I am spoiled and didn't realize it.






Some how I'll have to arrange a trip to Chilliwampum whatever in BC. It's Chilli something or other, correct? :D

It wouldn't be a bad...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-14-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,863
Posted By mt5937
Well it's certainly great duel use and the lap of...

Well it's certainly great duel use and the lap of luxury. I thought that you figured out how to put a captain's chair inside of a rig. :)
Forum: General Chat 11-13-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
Medical bills will stink until we have absolutely...

Medical bills will stink until we have absolutely free medical care; then everyone will whine equally ;)

This search for a travel trailer is going to be harder than I thought.

I looked at a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-13-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 21,918
Posted By mt5937
I'm looking into the same thing. Here's what I've...

I'm looking into the same thing. Here's what I've found out so far:

If the trailer is Canadian made: no import taxes.

There must be a plate attached to the rig near where the GVW info is that...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-13-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,863
Posted By mt5937
Can you share a picture of these actually...

Can you share a picture of these actually installed in the unit or were they just for the rig's patio?
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-13-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,278
Posted By mt5937
I don't know a thing about HDs, but the...

I don't know a thing about HDs, but the opposition to due diligence is staggering! :eek:


I don't buy a used car without a mechanic's inspection. Do you?

I'm not looking for a project rig; I...
Forum: General Chat 11-12-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,115
Posted By mt5937
I was a computer hacker back in the 80s and...

I was a computer hacker back in the 80s and 90s...so I cannot resist the urge to put my cantenna to good use while traveling. I've even considered making a cantenna repeater for multiple laptops a...
Forum: General Chat 11-12-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By mt5937
I just talked to the guys at the port of...

I just talked to the guys at the port of Rooseville.

They told me that if it's made in Canada, there's no duty.

However, you'll need a Certificate of Compliance with DOT, EPA, and several...
Forum: General Chat 11-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
There's no question about that, Floyd. But even...

There's no question about that, Floyd. But even with doctor bills that make me wonder if my life was worth saving :loltu ...I'm blessed to be able to have some latitude in my buying decisions.
...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-12-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,278
Posted By mt5937
That's not really true... :reye2 In an old...

That's not really true... :reye2

In an old rig, I expect to replace the carpet, upholstery, cushions, and curtains. I just hope that I don't need to urgently replace those items.




Well...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-12-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,278
Posted By mt5937
Smell! What a great addition to the evaluation...

Smell! What a great addition to the evaluation list. If it stinks there's something wrong. Mold/mildew smell and dogs and cats smell too even when they haven't pee'd on the rug or pooped in a corner....
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-11-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,278
Posted By mt5937
Automatic deal killers...

When you're evaluating a used TT or 5th wheel, what are your automatic deal killers?

Obviously, clear title and all the legal paperwork are absolutely essential. But after that, what things kill...
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
*hehehehe* ...the quote I got today...

*hehehehe*



...the quote I got today for a loaded Scamp 5th was kissin' $25k.

In my world, when spending the kind of money we're discussing, $5-6k difference is not much. IMO, the...
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
WOW! I love those Escapes! I looked at the deluxe...

WOW! I love those Escapes! I looked at the deluxe Scamps and properly equipped they cost almost as much as the Escape 5.0.

I have a 2500 diesel RAM, so towing just about anything should be easy.
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
What a conundrum this presents! Even in the...

What a conundrum this presents! Even in the little Scamp 19, the bed-over-bed affords more privacy for when our daughter travels with us than the more luxurious Bigfoot 17. :)
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
Ahhhhhh...the loss of the truck bed in exchange...

Ahhhhhh...the loss of the truck bed in exchange for greater comfort. My wife will understand that, she prefers the idea of having a covered truck bed so she can carry her festival store and...
Forum: General Chat 11-11-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,402
Posted By mt5937
5th Wheel vs Travel Trailer

I thought that I had made up my mind about about an egg type trailer.

Unfortunately - or perhaps fortunately - my dental hygienist was talking about how she loved her 5th wheel while she cleaned...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-09-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By mt5937
All electric is out for me; we plan to camp in...

All electric is out for me; we plan to camp in the free Montana campgrounds in the state and national forests. When we start traveling the country, my intention is to boondoggle as much as possible. ...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-08-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By mt5937
Thanks Deserthawk, but if it's not an egg-type...

Thanks Deserthawk, but if it's not an egg-type TT, it's not on my list. ...exception, Airstream...but money makes that just a dream.
Forum: General Chat 11-08-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,601
Posted By mt5937
I'll buy that, Joe. While Airstreams have...

I'll buy that, Joe. While Airstreams have established their collectibility throughout a long history, claiming collectibility strikes me as new for the egg-style TTs, or I would have heard about it...
Forum: General Chat 11-08-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,601
Posted By mt5937
Ahhhhhh, but TTs don't last a long time. Houses...

Ahhhhhh, but TTs don't last a long time. Houses last much longer and have far fewer component failures as they age. But as they age they LOSE value even in a good economy. The exception has always...
Forum: General Chat 11-08-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,601
Posted By mt5937
There is an issue of real value vs perceived...

There is an issue of real value vs perceived value that's way out of wack these days. It's not just in used car prices, but TT, homes, microphones, and just about everything!

To sanity check...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-08-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By mt5937
That was my modus operani. Unfortunately, 2...

That was my modus operani. Unfortunately, 2 months in the hospital, 3 surgeries, 4 months of heavy IV drugs, and physical therapy put a crimp in my usual style :eek:.

I want back on the road ASAP...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-07-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By mt5937
Thanks for the lead, Donna, I'll look there. ...

Thanks for the lead, Donna, I'll look there.

I am clearly going to need to ask my friends around the country to take first looks at these trailers for me because the cost of flying place to...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 11-06-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,394
Posted By mt5937
9+ years full time - returning to the road

Hi all...

I spent 9+ years full time in a BlueBird WanderLodge. It was a magnificent experience. Because of my prognosis, I'm returning to the road with my wife. ...a guy's gotta make the best of...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-01-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,690
Posted By mt5937
$8900 and you have to ask?

PASS

* salvage title mean no resale for you after to fix everything
* visible crack - no flippin way I'd buy anything with a 4 inch visible crack unless the almighty his/her-self told me it was...
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