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Old 10-02-2012, 06:15 AM   #1
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Talking Happy 10th Birthday, FiberglassRV.com!!



Happy Birthday to FiberglassRV.com!!

This site went live on October 2, 2002, which makes today

our TENTH BIRTHDAY!!

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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FiberglassRV.com was started as a collaboration between two friends, Michael Sanders and Charles Watts (both Casita owners at the time), who recognized that all small "molded" fiberglass travel trailers are more alike than different. Their vision was to create a site for sharing information about camping in these trailers, a site that would be friendly and supportive - while also being virtually bickering-free.

Through fantastic reception by the entire "community" of molded-fiberglass travel trailer owners (who also supported us as we negotiated a few bumps in the road), the site became what you find here today: a repository of problem solving, restorations, upgrades and modifications, camp-stove and dutch oven cooking tips, plus a sort of "rally central" for folks looking to meet up with each other... all with an abundance of thrown in for good measure.

Several years ago, FiberglassRV.com joined the Social Knowledge, Inc. family of websites; we've added a Registry, made the Gallery easier to use, added subject tagging and a Google search, all while the forums have matured to the point where we currently have over 21,000 registrations, with about 500 logins per day and another 1000 folks reading as guests.

Our most responded to thread is Sightings!

Our thread with the most views is Show Us Your Rigs.

Trailer Weights In the Real World is another popular topic...

We are currently averaging about 5000 posts per month!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:38 AM   #3
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awsome! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #5
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Other topic favorites of mine are:

Paint Jobs (real and imagined)

Interiors

And the old "legacy" thread on Bed Sizes.

What are some of your favorite threads and/or threads you have found to be the most helpful?
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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Post Top 10 post writers as of October 2, 2012

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FiberglassRV.com was started as a collaboration between two friends, Michael Sanders and Charles Watts (both Casita owners at the time), who recognized that all small "molded" fiberglass travel trailers are more alike than different. Their vision was to create a site for sharing information about camping in these trailers, that would be friendly and supportive - virtually bickering free.

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We are currently averaging about 5000 posts per month!!
Total Posts as of October 2, 2012:
323,727
Top 10 post writers as of October 2, 2012:
User Name...............#Posts
Legacy Posts............18,870 (All posts from October 2, 2002 to November 23, 2005)
Donna D.................16,515
Gina D...................8,724
Bigfoot Mike.............7,313 (A.K.A. Michael Sanders)
Frederick L. Simson......6,806
Mary F...................6,540
Chester Taje.............4,860
Roger H..................4,816
Carol H..................3,301
Byron Kinnaman...........3,292
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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I'm glad I found this site last year. Thanks to it, I now have my first fiberglassRV.

Happy B/day!
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #9
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This is my favorite FG site. Lots of good info and very friendly, helpful people.

Happy Bday FiberglassRV ... and many more
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:40 PM   #10
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happy birthday! and a HUGE thank you to the administrators and moderators for all that you do to make this site available to us all!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:56 PM   #11
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Gotta have OKRA

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Old 10-02-2012, 06:11 PM   #12
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Great site well put together many helpful members.
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Gotta have OKRA

Happy Birthday FiberglassRV!!
Yeah, Donna. I hate that we lost the Okra! thread. I resurrected it once, after the hack; but it escaped on one of the forum software changeovers, apparently. I went looking for it today at webarchive.org (or whatever it is), but it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, PLUS the thread had so many screens (and pics) it's not likely much (if any) of it was archived anyway.

Here's the okra blossom pic that got it all started.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #14
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Thank You for a Decade of Service to the Fiberglass RV Community.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



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Amazing happy B-day. I miss Pete D. He taught me a lot about towing. I could ask any silly newbie question and he would be there.
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Thanks go to the FiberglassRV.com membership!

This site is great because of all you members who share your knowledge and experience, because of those who ask questions, post pictures, find and share interesting tidbits, recipes, funny jokes. Thanks to you all for your participation and support of the site...

Without you, we'd just be a handful of people at each other.
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Amazing happy B-day. I miss Pete D. He taught me a lot about towing. I could ask any silly newbie question and he would be there.
You are so right, Ken!

Pete also didn't mind sharing his disdain for dust ruffles.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #18
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A big "Attaboy" to you two &
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And, of course, we can't forget to mention the great and powerful Document Center!

It currently contains 74 Appliance manuals, 68 Trailer Brand/Manufacturers brochures or manuals, 15 files on electrical wiring, converters/inverters, batteries and power supplies, and a smattering of miscellaneous other documents that members have shared through the years.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:26 PM   #20
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And then there were (are) polls...

The poll with the most participation (so far) was
Has your egg a name, and if yes, what?

A couple of polls were (are) on brand ownership distribution:
How Do You Like Your Eggs
and
What Brand of Glass House Do You Own?

But, probably the silliest poll we've had was the one on Peeps.
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