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Old 02-22-2020, 09:51 PM   #41
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Old 02-22-2020, 11:40 PM   #42
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So just a question. Was the silver cloud a single wall fiber glass unit, or double walled like the current 25 foot.


The fibreglass outer shell is backed with 1” of rigid styrofoam. The interior walls and ceiling are thin plywood, probably luan with a washable covering. The three components are bonded together with contact glue. I think the construction is similar, if not the same as the current generation.
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To clarify... Double-walled (or double-hulled) molded trailers have inner and outer shells of molded fiberglass. U-Haul, Burro, Eggcamper, Oliver, and Happier Camper are built that way. They may or may not have insulation in between, but all have a shiny gelcoat interior.

All Bigfoots are single-wall (or single-hull) with other materials, not fiberglass, bonded to the inside of the fiberglass shell.
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Old 02-23-2020, 08:32 AM   #44
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double walled construction

This theory on double wall construction has been around for awhile. I used to sell hospital dietary ware for patients.

One manufacture used foam claimed it was the best, their competitor espoused air insulated. Hospitals kitchens would run tests on them and the temp. drop was the same! Go figure!

Appears to me in a camper I would want the foam for at least rigidity seems like Winnebago campers of old used a construction method like this!

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Old 02-23-2020, 08:36 AM   #45
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The vast majority of our camping is boondocking, where we are away from campsites, stores, electricity and so on. This is what boondocking is, camping in the boondocks. A far cry from my backpacking, ski touring and canoeing trips of multiple days though.

And they do not build Walmarts, stores and restaurants in the boondocks, so staying at these would qualify to some degree as living off the grid, but definitely is not boondocking. We do this while on the move for an overnight stop too.
well no walmarts to shop in I am out or the Cracker Barrells for supper and a good nights sleep!

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To clarify... Double-walled (or double-hulled) molded trailers have inner and outer shells of molded fiberglass. U-Haul, Burro, Eggcamper, Oliver, and Happier Camper are built that way. They may or may not have insulation in between, but all have a shiny gelcoat interior.

All Bigfoots are single-wall (or single-hull) with other materials, not fiberglass, bonded to the inside of the fiberglass shell.
Egg Campers are/were single hull units with interior fiberglass o/h and kitchen cabinets, but they are definitely not double hulled nor do they have thermal windows. Olivers are definitely double, I doubt U-Hauls are as they were built as rentals.
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Egg Campers are/were single hull units with interior fiberglass o/h and kitchen cabinets, but they are definitely not double hulled nor do they have thermal windows. Olivers are definitely double, I doubt U-Hauls are as they were built as rentals.
Uhauls are double-hulled. A Uhaul VT was our last camper.

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To clarify... Double-walled (or double-hulled) molded trailers have inner and outer shells of molded fiberglass. U-Haul, Burro, Eggcamper, Oliver, and Happier Camper are built that way. They may or may not have insulation in between, but all have a shiny gelcoat interior.

All Bigfoots are single-wall (or single-hull) with other materials, not fiberglass, bonded to the inside of the fiberglass shell.


Triple-hull Bigfoot. Our Silvercloud boondocking in a previous life.Click image for larger version

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Egg Campers are/were single hull units with interior fiberglass o/h and kitchen cabinets, but they are definitely not double hulled nor do they have thermal windows. Olivers are definitely double, I doubt U-Hauls are as they were built as rentals.
Sure looks like a unitary all-fiberglass interior, with walls and cabinets molded together in large left and right molds. This is a late build, with a fiberglass filler strip across the top between the left and right molds. Earlier builds had a strip of carpet.
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That is my understanding of what is meant by double-wall or double hull construction in the context of molded fiberglass trailers. But perhaps I have misunderstood the usage of that term? You’ve been around longer than I have.

Four-season trailers- extra insulation, thermal windows, enclosed underbelly, heated tanks- is a separate distinction. Oliver is the only one that is both double-walled and four-season.
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double hull

every fiberglass boat I have owned has been double hulled. strength safety reasons I guess.

Made them heavy I bet an Oliver checks in a hefty weight!

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Egg Campers are/were single hull units with interior fiberglass o/h and kitchen cabinets, but they are definitely not double hulled nor do they have thermal windows. Olivers are definitely double, I doubt U-Hauls are as they were built as rentals.
Just looking at an Oliver shows the immense pride and work that has gone into them.

They used to make Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer boats where I live those fiberglass crafters were very picky on their work! I used to go by the plant in the day!

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We did pull it to Florida over the Appalachians using our Expedition. It did the job but sounded so strained that I am glad it forced us to get the 2500 before we traveled after my retirement. We are headed to Cripple Creek this summer. Had we still had the Expedition, I am not sure we would have considered going.

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Hi Cindy are going to the BOCI Mini Rally in Cripple Creek. It is in July 23-26. I hope so as your Silver Cloud would be a Big Hit with all the other Bigfoot Owners.

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Hi Cindy are going to the BOCI Mini Rally in Cripple Creek. It is in July 23-26. I hope so as your Silver Cloud would be a Big Hit with all the other Bigfoot Owners.

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Hi Cindy are going to the BOCI Mini Rally in Cripple Creek. It is in July 23-26. I hope so as your Silver Cloud would be a Big Hit with all the other Bigfoot Owners.

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Yes, we are going.. I am retired as of May 14, and we have a pickup that will pull the Silver Cloud in the Rockies.

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Looks like the "Silver Cloud" got reposted: https://abbotsford.craigslist.org/rv...081932347.html


Goodness, they dropped the price, too!



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It must have been sold. I tried going to the ad and it has been removed. I just bought my Hymer in August but I'm already considering moving on. Nothing against the Hymer it is a great little unit but I'm getting a bit old for the tiny wet bath. I'm now thinking of a Bigfoot 21 with a dry bath. I do believe they have a dry bath am I correct?
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price range

waaay out of my price range anyway. I would rather have the alum. job at that money. but it is nice!!


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Looks like the "Silver Cloud" got reposted: https://abbotsford.craigslist.org/rv...081932347.html


Goodness, they dropped the price, too!
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waaay out of my price range anyway. I would rather have the alum. job at that money. but it is nice!!


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??? Cheaper than a new 13' Scamp. $13,181 USD. Remember, the advertised price is in Canadian dollars and right now the exchange rate is a bit more than 75 cents USD to every one Canadian dollar.
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If you open a o/h in the EggCamper you saw the reflectix attached to the outer shell, same for inside the closet and underneath the bed and kitchen and other structural components. It may appear double but but nothing like Oliver. Even Escape is finished inside cabinets and under the bed but they are single hulled.
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lance that is quite the way to use a camper.. Hope you had great fun with that set-up.

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