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Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-29-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,737
Unhappy :nope Airstream modified the design with a full...

:nope Airstream modified the design with a full steel heavy frame underneath. It weighs close to 5,000 pounds (dry); approaching twice what a comparable sized Casita weighs.
Forum: Money Matters 05-13-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,075
Smile Done. (Pun appreciated)

Done. (Pun appreciated)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-24-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,454
The "Secret Panel" is the window! From the...

The "Secret Panel" is the window!

From the outside, remove the 4 clips and take off the screen.
The window "sash" are spring loaded. The springs are located on the doorknob side. From the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-19-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,210
Trailer weights

This topic has a spreadsheet and discussion that you ought to read:

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f51/trailer-weights-in-the-real-world-43010.html

All 13' "Boler Style" trailers (Boler,...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 09-17-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,369
TRAILER WEIGHING

Robert and I will be in site B45. We are arriving Thursday afternoon/evening October 19.

Beginning on Friday the 20th, I will once again weigh your trailer at this and any future rally that we...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 11-14-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Talking From A Moderator

I noticed that one of the 4 pictures in your for-sale ad was sideways. I rotated it with my Moderator's Magic Wand. :wink
2012 Casita Spirit Deluxe...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-24-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,085
I can vouch for the weather tightness of the...

I can vouch for the weather tightness of the Compact Jr's pop-up section. Last April I camped near Sacramento, and it rained quite hard the first day and then a steady rain the second day. The sun...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-26-2016, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Red face Oops! I forgot to say that I then remove the hose...

Oops! I forgot to say that I then remove the hose and put it away. I have an my electric water pump.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-26-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Going *In* the "Out" passageway

A Casita owner showed me the cool mod he did while we were at the Oregon Gathering. I simplified his design since my water tank was already half way there.

A previous owner of my Fiber Stream...
Forum: General Chat 04-26-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,297
The Fiber Stream trailer's factory battery box...

The Fiber Stream trailer's factory battery box has 3" more width than the group 27 battery in it needs. Lengthwise it can hold a group 31.



I found My Compact Jr's metal battery box (an old...
Forum: General Chat 04-25-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,297
37 looks with no replies... I'll give it a shot...

Full disclosure: Both of my trailers have their batteries in boxes within the body of the trailer. Propane and spare tire is all that's out on the tongue.

My Compact Jr. had a metal box that...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-20-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
I would say that if you wanted to do as your...

I would say that if you wanted to do as your sister did, and aren't interested in "boondocking" (a.k.a. dry camping) then yes, go ahead and remove it.

Propane is used in the following appliances:...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-18-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 20,189
You can add pictures to any post you write by...

You can add pictures to any post you write by clicking the "attachment" icon (paper clip) in the header of the text box, or clicking the "insert image" icon on the line below the paper clip.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-18-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Exclamation Oops! :( mea culpa. I misread the sizes you...

Oops! :( mea culpa.

I misread the sizes you stated.
I have not seen those tires you mentioned available here in California. I can only get 4.80 x 12 or 5.30 x 12
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-18-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
14" wheels & tires won't fit unless you raise the...

14" wheels & tires won't fit unless you raise the trailer high enough to move the axles farther apart.

13" wheels and tires j-u-s-t fit; an owner in Oregon switched to them years ago... but that...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-18-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,067
Fiber Stream

I also have a 1978 Fiber Stream. Here are some links:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/re-post-my-fiber-stream-story-24099.html...
Forum: General Chat 04-09-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-18-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,038
I have a Carefree Fiesta rollout awning

1/4 inch thick fiberglass is quite strong! The 14" x 14" square I cut in the roof for the re-located Fantastic-fan supports 150 lbs. without flexing when laid across a 1 foot space between 2...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 11-08-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,108
Cool It's cheap!

I cannot speak to the question about Florida as I've never been there.

Quartzsite is popular mainly due to low cost along with not freezing/no snow. The Dome Rock sector (Short term Area of open...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-07-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,454
Cool Added features...

Fiberglass Rally @ Lake Casitas, CA (http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f57/2015-oct-29-nov-2-2015-fiberglass-rally-lake-casitas-ca-68729.html)
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I decided we needed air conditioning. A friend...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-31-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,722
I think outside the box.

I am testing my new A/C install this weekend, and it works perfectly!
All the parts came from Home Depot. The A/C is several years old, given to me by a friend for free.

Portable Air Conditioner...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,037
I fixed it for you.

I fixed it for you.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 10-25-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,627
Check in at site B41 and ask for Paula.

Check in at site B41 and ask for Paula.
Forum: General Chat 08-19-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,662
Wink :Thanx: time stamp 13:25 to 15:25 My 1971...

:Thanx:
time stamp 13:25 to 15:25
My 1971 Compact Jr. is over 44 years old.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/project-boomerang-64664.html

I'm looking for a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-19-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,382
I use a Barker low profile wheeled tote...

I use a Barker low profile wheeled tote (http://www.barkermfg.com/tt15c.html) on my compact Jr.
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/project-boomerang-64664-3.html#post505252
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-27-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,266
Lightbulb You might find someone to build you one of these:...

You might find someone to build you one of these:
Electric Table (http://www.frontiernet.net/~arbill/bigfoot/bf_table.html)
Or if you're able, build it yourself.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-23-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Are the new LED panels the only lighting in the...

Are the new LED panels the only lighting in the trailer now? Have you tried to reconnect the old incandescent 12 volt lights to see if that works? Feels like you're putting new wine into old wine...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-16-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,448
Thread Closed

I think this thread has been thoroughly discussed.
Forum: Money Matters 05-18-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,531
My PTI lisence Plate

Mine is exactly 16' as measured by the state of California, and qualifies for the PTI plate.
Forum: General Chat 05-17-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Actually it does, but only indirectly. Google...

Actually it does, but only indirectly.
Google search for "Douglasville 30135" (https://www.google.com/search?q=Douglasville+30135&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8)
Georgia, west of Atlanta
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-11-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,107
Link to the campground's website

Herkimer Diamond KOA | Camping in New York | KOA Campgrounds (http://koa.com/campgrounds/herkimer/)
Forum: General Chat 05-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
I've had one on my Fiber Stream for 10+ years....

I've had one on my Fiber Stream for 10+ years. When it was new it looked nice, and was a conversation piece.
83869

Today it is worn and faded and looks unkempt, especially the states colored RED....
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-08-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,627
Frederick & Robert will once again be in campsite...

Frederick & Robert will once again be in campsite B8, but with a different trailer. We'll be in the Compact Jr.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-06-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,454
fiberglassrv rally: san lorenzo park, king city,...

fiberglassrv rally: san lorenzo park, king city, ca (http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f73/2015-apr-30-may-4-2015-fiberglassrv-rally-san-lorenzo-park-king-city-ca-67329.html)
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-06-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,319
Thumbs up I have one in my Compact Jr.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/project-boomerang-64664.html

BUT

I had to totally reconfigure the floorplan to provide a dedicated space for it.
Like in Robert Johans' Nest, mine is...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,184
I assume you mean "City Water" inlet not "Water...

I assume you mean "City Water" inlet not "Water Tank" inlet.
I have a Camco Flexible Tent Camper Drain (http://www.adventurerv.net/camco-flexible-tent-camper-drain-pi-9061.html) which includes the...
Forum: General Chat 04-21-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Thumbs up If you are a Veteran and get your healthcare...

If you are a Veteran and get your healthcare through the VA system like I do, http://www.myhealth.va.gov does the same thing.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-21-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
2,000 Lbs

2,000 Lbs
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Question What are the characteristics of your current axle?

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/project-boomerang-64664.html

I replaced the drop axle on my Compact Jr. with another drop axle because I wanted to keep my trailer low as well. BUT the...
Forum: General Chat 04-20-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,867
Wink It's all good

I just merged the two threads together; like shuffling a deck of cards.
Forum: General Chat 04-20-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,957
I'm sure Honda has learned a thing or two in 11...

I'm sure Honda has learned a thing or two in 11 years.
Forum: General Chat 04-20-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,957
Friction anti-sway device use in rain or wet...

Friction anti-sway device use in rain or wet roads (http://forums.woodalls.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28088199/gotomsg/28088333.cfm#28088333)

The gist of the matter is that you don't want...
Forum: General Chat 04-20-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,957
My 2003 Odyssey Owner's Manual states that...

My 2003 Odyssey Owner's Manual states that anti-sway control is required by Honda when towing any trailer over 2000 lbs.
However, after 12 years of study and experience I tend to agree with Byron...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-17-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,105
Exclamation There is Butyl, and then there is "butyl". ...

There is Butyl, and then there is "butyl".

True Butyl tape is very consistent in thickness and width. To me it looks like a long continuous rolled-up stick of chewing gum. It is grayish in color...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-17-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,575
I did this type of mod on my Compact Jr. I did...

I did this type of mod on my Compact Jr. I did not use the Marinco unit mentioned, but one from a different manufacturer. Mine took a LOT of machining plastic and adhesive to accomplish it. It's the...
Forum: General Chat 04-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Unhappy I must confess to making a mistake in this...

I must confess to making a mistake in this thread. I thought I was quoting xocy's post #8, and it turned out I had hit my "Edit" button by mistake.
I had garbled up his post. Mia Culpa!

The gist...
Forum: General Chat 04-17-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Yes, I am fanatical about the Fiber Stream...

Yes, I am fanatical about the Fiber Stream trailer. I like it so much because it is unique. Here are some early threads I wrote:...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-14-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
82630My dinette benches and table. ...

82630My dinette benches and table.

82631Another view from the entry door.

82632Underneath the benches.

Under the right bench is the White vented battery box...
Forum: General Chat 04-11-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,521
"The Curve" Regular Price $215.00, on sale...

"The Curve" Regular Price $215.00, on sale $155.00+ (http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/porta-potti-portable-toilets-curve/58980)
"AquaMagic V" Regular Price $230.00, on sale $200.00...
Forum: General Chat 04-11-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 101,918
Thumbs up The poo has been dumped elsewhere.

I am happy to oblige. Find it HERE (http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f51/which-is-better-porta-potty-cassette-rv-toilet-with-black-tank-68897.html).
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