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Forum: General Chat 09-30-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By OCJohn
I assume it uses the same Thetford cassette...

I assume it uses the same Thetford cassette toilet as the Hymer version.
Forum: General Chat 09-27-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By OCJohn
I’m curious to see what they changed to make it...

I’m curious to see what they changed to make it lighter than the Hymer. A-frame sounds like it would add weight unless it’s aluminum. Also looking forward to seeing how they mount they optional solar...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-22-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By OCJohn
I've got 100lbs on you and haven't had any...

I've got 100lbs on you and haven't had any problems without the stabilizers. But that's always been while it's still hitched to my TV. When it's unhooked or my wife and I are together, I always use...
Forum: General Chat 09-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By OCJohn
Forgive me Ryan, but this and your other thread...

Forgive me Ryan, but this and your other thread (http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f91/hoping-to-decide-with-the-help-of-this-forum-90393.html) pose extremely vague questions. Since you joined and...
Forum: General Chat 09-03-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
www.sicardrv.com is the Canadian dealer who sold...

www.sicardrv.com is the Canadian dealer who sold the pre-auction inventory of 50+ trailers. Several people have said Sicard also purchased a lot of the parts inventory from the Erwin Hymer Group NA...
Forum: General Chat 08-04-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
I can't wait to see someone do a custom build...

I can't wait to see someone do a custom build from one of those.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-02-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By OCJohn
You might check here: www.thistothat.com...

You might check here: www.thistothat.com (https://www.thistothat.com/)
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-14-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By OCJohn
There were a lot of bad clear coats on new cars...

There were a lot of bad clear coats on new cars in the 90s thru early 2000s. Water-borne base coats were being phased in and two-stage paint systems took over from single stage. The later model...
Forum: Money Matters 07-09-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,580
Posted By OCJohn
Did you get an A?

Did you get an A?
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 07-09-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By OCJohn
Looks purty. Thanks.

Looks purty. Thanks.
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9491493-the-r...

https://www.therecord.com/news-story/9491493-the-rise-and-fall-of-erwin-hymer-group-north-america/
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
Hymer (EU) makes the Eribas and owned Erwin Hymer...

Hymer (EU) makes the Eribas and owned Erwin Hymer Group North America, who made the Hymer GT.

The Eriba Folk ARE nice folks. But their trailers are very different from ours. (Even if they look...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
Could be a great opportunity for someone to...

Could be a great opportunity for someone to continue building them, though... If someone ponies up to buy all that remains of the trailer production (parts, bodies, unfinished trailers, etc...) at...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
Brilliant idea. Even if you used more...

Brilliant idea. Even if you used more conventional frame and suspension, you could still make it a lot more rugged.

I'd love to get one of those shells if the price was right. The shipping cost...
Forum: General Chat 07-08-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
That's a pity. :( Thanks for the reply.

That's a pity. :(

Thanks for the reply.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-08-2019, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,304
Posted By OCJohn
My guess would be cost. Electric brakes are...

My guess would be cost. Electric brakes are cheaper and easier to install. And cost of the controller is not part of the cost of the trailer.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 07-07-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,853
Posted By OCJohn
You two inspired me. I just booked the first...

You two inspired me. I just booked the first weekend in October.

Anyone have a (non-Vegas) recommendation for an overnight stay between SoCal and Kodachrome?
Forum: General Chat 07-03-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
. Now how do we make this happen...? ...

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Now how do we make this happen...?

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/members/64578-albums2245-picture13209.jpg
Forum: General Chat 07-03-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
Wow, going from an Oxygen to a Hymer... You're my...

Wow, going from an Oxygen to a Hymer... You're my kinda nut! :) Welcome.

We've got a good community building on the Facebook group, but I've been a little disappointed more Hymer types aren't...
Forum: General Chat 07-02-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By OCJohn
Here's a link to the upcoming Hymer auction....

Here's a link to the upcoming Hymer auction. Looks like they've got quite a few trailers in finished or near-finished condition...
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-26-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,327
Posted By OCJohn
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-26-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,986
Posted By OCJohn
Indeed. 10-15% is a coveryerass...

Indeed.

10-15% is a coveryerass recommendation for typical US trailers traveling at highest legal US speeds (in Texas...) and insured by US lawyers.

How many 30-foot Airstreams are doing 80mph...
Forum: General Chat 06-24-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
The cabinetry issues are not uncommon. There's a...

The cabinetry issues are not uncommon. There's a more active group of GT owners over on the Facebook group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/427850547980510/

All the manuals we've found are posted...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-17-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,327
Posted By OCJohn
I found this the other day when I first learned...

I found this the other day when I first learned some zip-ties are better for solar installs than others......
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-13-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,822
Posted By OCJohn
As a point of reference on one end of the...

As a point of reference on one end of the spectrum, we tow a 2800lb trailer with an 7700lb Excursion diesel (biggest SUV Ford ever made) and it still dances around in windy conditions when driving...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-13-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,254
Posted By OCJohn
Thanks. Do you know of any significant...

Thanks. Do you know of any significant differences between Lensun and Richsolar? The dimensions of their 80w panels are a little better suited to my application.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-13-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,254
Posted By OCJohn
Jim – have you noticed any heat related issues...

Jim – have you noticed any heat related issues with the panels stuck to the roof? I really like your installation. It's about the only fixed mount method I can use with the pop-top on our rig. Just...
Forum: General Chat 06-10-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By OCJohn
It does. Thank you very much.

It does. Thank you very much.
Forum: General Chat 06-10-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By OCJohn
Correct – it's below the kitchen cabinet, to the...

Correct – it's below the kitchen cabinet, to the left of the door when looking from outside. The AC, TV and microwave options seem to have been installed most (all?) of them.
Forum: General Chat 06-10-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By OCJohn
Janimal – do you live near Sicard RV? Do you know...

Janimal – do you live near Sicard RV? Do you know if they bought all the foreclosure inventory relating to the trailers? Spare parts, molds/tooling, finished and unfinished trailers, etc? Their...
Forum: General Chat 06-10-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,413
Posted By OCJohn
The quick answer is it's a great design, but for...

The quick answer is it's a great design, but for that price you'll have to deal with some flaws. For those apt to do modifications and refinements anyway, it's a great platform. For those looking for...
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
Refrigerator is a Norcold NR751. ...

Refrigerator is a Norcold NR751.

https://norcold.com/product/norcold-nr751-ac-dc-refrigerator/
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By OCJohn
I will let them speak for themselves. But there's...

I will let them speak for themselves. But there's more conversation on the Hymer Touring GT / Eriba Touring Owners & Fans (https://www.facebook.com/groups/427850547980510/) Facebook group for anyone...
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,593
Posted By OCJohn
It's a 2 way refrigerator that runs on both...

It's a 2 way refrigerator that runs on both 110vAC and 12vDC, but I don't have specific model info. I want to put together a build sheet that lists make and model details for all the appliances and...
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By OCJohn
Two members on the Facebook group...

Two members on the Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/427850547980510/) have said the dealer is upgrading their Hymers to electric brakes. This is happening "because their legal...
Forum: General Chat 05-22-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By OCJohn
It's like the trailer equivalent of a hiking...

It's like the trailer equivalent of a hiking sandal.
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-20-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By OCJohn
Or Uber. I've also found that a lot of fast...

Or Uber.

I've also found that a lot of fast food and outlet mall parking lots close to the the interstates have pull-thru spaces or room at the back for 40 footers.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-19-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By OCJohn
Interesting idea.

Interesting idea.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-19-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By OCJohn
Great to hear. Except for the generator (which...

Great to hear. Except for the generator (which can be added later), this is exactly the setup I'm leaning toward: two 100w panels + two 6v golf cart batteries. Jim's light weight, flex panel...
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By OCJohn
Also worth noting that although the exterior...

Also worth noting that although the exterior photos of these trailers all appear to be different, the interior shots in the few that I've checked appear to be duplicates.

Best bet is to show up...
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By OCJohn
I read a report that there's some sort of chassis...

I read a report that there's some sort of chassis compliance certification issue with the Canadian DOT or whatever it's called up there. Since the axle and brakes are all commonly available from...
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By OCJohn
Here’s the dealer ad... ...

Here’s the dealer ad...
https://www.rvt.com/Erwin-Hymer-HYMER-TOURING-GT-2019-Smithville-ON-ID8708199-UX103460
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,719
Posted By OCJohn
FYI - word on the Hymer GT Facebook group is a...

FYI - word on the Hymer GT Facebook group is a dealer in Ontario has 20-40 units from the receiver and is selling them for about $15,000US with no dealer fees. Two members have purchased GTs from...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-16-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By OCJohn
Good tip. Thanks.

Good tip. Thanks.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-16-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,125
Posted By OCJohn
Portable solar panel(s) plugged into 7-pin connector???

Been doing some reading/research about adding solar to our Hymer. So far, I don't believe I've seen anyone wire a portable panel setup into their trailer's existing 7-pin towing connector. Any reason...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-15-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,682
Posted By OCJohn
Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-15-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,682
Posted By OCJohn
Just read this whole thread and now I'm super...

Just read this whole thread and now I'm super motivated to go next year. I'm still a little confused about what "stickies" are, but the rest of the info was very helpful. (Flashlights!)

You folks...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-15-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By OCJohn
Reading the 2-star reviews on Amazon, it sounds...

Reading the 2-star reviews on Amazon, it sounds like it's kinda finicky about calibration. Also needs ideal roads and rate of acceleration for accuracy – not always a given. On the other hand, it's...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-14-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By OCJohn
In a durability war between fiberglass and steel...

In a durability war between fiberglass and steel fasteners, the steel is going to win.

A good half measure would be using some tube epoxy between the fiberglass and the mating surface of the...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 05-13-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,234
Posted By OCJohn
I spent a whole summer on a motorcycle once....

I spent a whole summer on a motorcycle once. Asked a lot of people for advice before hand. The best answer I got – take half as many clothes and twice as much money. Spot on.
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