Overkill Anyone? - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-26-2007, 11:17 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ken James's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1978 Trillium 15 ft
Posts: 152
Send a message via ICQ to Ken James
This has nothing to do with fiberglass and compact trailers. We are the school of simplicity, however, there is another school of thought. Aren't you glad you were not bitten by this bug?
Attached Thumbnails
RV_with_car.jpg   RV_with_car_2.jpg  

__________________

Ken James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 12:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Robert Brummett's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2003 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 172
Send a message via AIM to Robert Brummett Send a message via MSN to Robert Brummett Send a message via Yahoo to Robert Brummett
Wow! Might as well put wheels on your house.

I'll wager that the fuel costs for that rig for a summer of rambling would pay for a new Casita or such.

To each his own.
__________________

Robert Brummett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 06:34 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
GHYNES's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1975 Surfside TM14
Posts: 19
If one can afford the costs of this custom coach and the MB in the lower garage.....well lets face it the cost of the fuel is but a minor inconvenience!

We'd all do it if we could afford it!
GHYNES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 06:39 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel Dlx / 2001 Ford Ranger 4x4
Posts: 1,125
overkill is right!
but stuff like that to me is for the rich and famous.....

not my cup of tea.....

To me stuff like that just means prestiege and $$..... other things in life are so much more important.....
Christi V. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1998 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe / Red F150 X-Cab
Posts: 375
Not me, I wouldn't do it. Too fancy for my blood. I'm still thinking that I'm going over the edge a little in looking for a trailer--what on earth has been wrong with camping in a tent all these years?

Still looking for a 17' Casita with bath in the western US...
Lisa M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2007, 06:58 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Robert Brummett's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2003 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 172
Send a message via AIM to Robert Brummett Send a message via MSN to Robert Brummett Send a message via Yahoo to Robert Brummett
Quote:
We'd all do it if we could afford it!
No way. You'll have to speak for yourself on that one.
Robert Brummett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 04:30 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: 1979 Boler 1300 / 1991 Casita Freedom Deluxe
Maine
Posts: 1,633
Awhile back I started a thread about Keeping our little eggs original or turning them into something else and came to the concensus that most people will change the insides to suit thier needs...Who Knows maybe this is what they NEED.

They look happy....Do you think they would have those smiles on thier faces after spending a week boon-docking in my Boler 1300???

I imagine also that it is all on how you were brought up and can almost say that the child in the picture will never have to worry about the stink of wet cloths in a small camper when he grows up either.
To those who say "To Hoity-toity for their blood"...maybe you said the same about your microwaves at one time.
I have a freind who still says that about computers and myself see no earthly need for a cell phone so the people in the picture must think that they cannot do without this bohemouth of a camper...
Just my opinion.
Gerry the canoebuilder...I still get around the lake under muscle power and not GAS.
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 07:25 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2007 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 183
Too me it means a lot of extra work that's not worth my time while traveling. The logistics of maintaining a rig like that would be overwhelming not to mention that the areas I go to seek solitude and peace would not accommodate a rig like this.

In this day and age, you also become a target for criminals when such abnormal possessions are so visible.

The final analysis is that it's their business how they choose to travel and spend their $$.
Gary Lynch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 07:38 AM   #9
Moderator
 
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
 
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 8,174
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson
Exclamation

This is a candidate for those "campgrounds" that would turn a Fibergalss Trailer away for being too small.

I wonder if they "Stealth Camp"?

I've never seen one... They must be good at it.
__________________
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
BOBSMITH's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2002 Casita Freedom Deluxe / 2007 Nissan Frontier King Cab
Posts: 733
The rudest SOB I ever met while camping in my Casita (in fact, the only SOB I've met while camping in my Casita) was a guy who had this enormous gigantic rig who was towing around one of those cars that's also a boat. My wife and I were talking to his wife who liked the Casita, and he walked up and started commenting about what piece of junk our trailer was.

No, I didn't kick his butt down the road. But I thought about doing that.

I could have said something about his over-consuming rig, but I simply turned my back on him and walked away. His wife was quite embarassed by his rudeness. Having his face rearranged could likely fix his attitude, but he caught me a couple years too late--the anger management saved him.
BOBSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 11:36 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2007 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 183
He ( the SOB ) was exhibiting a classic case of insecurity and lack of self esteem.
Gary Lynch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2007, 02:31 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Robert Brummett's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2003 17 ft Casita Spirit Deluxe
Posts: 172
Send a message via AIM to Robert Brummett Send a message via MSN to Robert Brummett Send a message via Yahoo to Robert Brummett
Quote:
He was exhibiting a classic case of insecurity and lack of self esteem.

And no doubt completely justified.
Robert Brummett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 04:15 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: Gerry
Trailer: 1979 Boler 1300 / 1991 Casita Freedom Deluxe
Maine
Posts: 1,633
Quote:
He ( the SOB ) was exhibiting a classic case of insecurity and lack of self esteem.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Or maybe he was compensateing for his small, errr.. Physical stature, by going big in the commercial/economical world
Gerry the canoebuilder
Gerry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 07:21 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,957
Quote:
he walked up and started commenting about what piece of junk our trailer was.
Well isn't that special (using Dana Carvey's Church Lady voice). Let's face it, arrogance isn't all that uncommon. When this type of thing happens to me, I just chuckle and say to myself I'm glad we're not related..can you even imagine what the poor wife lives with, or if he should have a twin?
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 10:42 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
peterh's Avatar
 
Name: Peter
Trailer: 2005 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Oregon
Posts: 1,552
Registry
It doesn't matter what you drive, sleep in, or wear. Someone will always look down their nose at you.

Airplane owners get this, too. The guy flying the $320,000 Lancair kit plane will look down his nose at the guy flying a 1940s Piper Cub because the Cub is a decrepit 60 years old. The parts on that plane are so old that he granddad might have made them in high school, and the thing only flies at 80mph. It'd take forever to go from here to there and you'd have nothing to do but look out the window. The idiot Cub owner probably doesn't even have a decent GPS installed so he can tell at a glance exactly where he is and where he's going.

Meanwhile the $20,000 Cub owner looks down his nose at the Lancair guy because the Lancair is so high-tech and so fancy that it is totally disconnected from the Great History of Aviation. Then there are all those fancy, high-tech gadgets in the Lancair, none of which have been around long enough to survive the Test of Time, and flying at 20,000 feet with the stereo playing and GPS guidance to tell him where to go, the Lancair owner is too fast and too high to enjoy the scenery he's flying over. And that GPS? The idiot would probably fly into a mountainside if the it told him to.
peterh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 03:51 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 17.5 ft and 25 ft FB Bigfoot
Posts: 197
Quote:
This has nothing to do with fiberglass and compact trailers. We are the school of simplicity, however, there is another school of thought. Aren't you glad you were not bitten by this bug?

I don't think most people with these rigs actually go camping. That rig is so low I doubt it would get over a speed bump with out grounding out. I could certainly see a movie star driving it to a shoot location and then using the car to get around. I expect if I had the money I might own both my egg and the fancy rig as well as a multitude of others that my lifestyle and remote adventure quests would necessitate!
Tamid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2007, 06:53 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Name: Darwin
Trailer: 2002 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Posts: 3,085
Send a message via Yahoo to Darwin Maring
2 Bob fm DR

Iím not a shrink and I donít play one on TV however over the past 65 years I have learned some things, and a couple are:

If the only time you pay attention to your dog is to beat him for getting in the garbage, the dog will get in the garbage every day because he craves attention, even though it is bad attention. (This I read in Dog books)

The person with the oversized mouth said what he said to ďGet AttentionĒ and when you just walked away it took away his reason for existence. His wife has heard it all her life and actually sets him up by starting the conversation (with you and others) knowing he will come along and make a complete ass of himself. Her way of getting back at him for being such a jerk.

As far as he is concerned, he would have to get smarter than he is just to be a imbecile.

The stupidity scale from the Dictionary from Smartest to Dumbest:
Moron, Imbecile and the dumbest on the list is Idiot

The great news is that You got over it and he is still an egotistical Idiot.
Darwin Maring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 07:06 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Ken James's Avatar
 
Trailer: 1978 Trillium 15 ft
Posts: 152
Send a message via ICQ to Ken James
The responses to this thread confirm what I have always known; we FG trailer lovers own these because we prefer them and NOT because 'that is all we can afford."

Thanks for the contributions folks. We're about to hook up for another season with our Trillium and we puff up with pride when we roll down the road tugging our prize possesion.

P.S. - I owned a big ol' motorhome in an earlier life and I would never go back to that after using these smaller trailers.
Ken James is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 08:26 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Name: Darwin
Trailer: 2002 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Posts: 3,085
Send a message via Yahoo to Darwin Maring
We have had all sorts of campers over the years such as tents, VW Bus, Slide in pick-up campers, tag along, etc, camped all over the world, Canada, Turkey, Grease, Italy, Germany and the USA.

The EGG is easy to tow, park and camp in and we can drive the truck around to look at the sights and it fits our purposes to a T.

When U can afford a motor home and really prefer an Egg, the money you saved on the purchase of the egg rests in the bank in a high yield CD earning interest instead of being parked in your driveway 98% of the time for show off purposes.

NufSaid
Darwin Maring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2007, 10:23 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Mike Watters's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Amerigo & Trailmanor (popupish)
Indiana
Posts: 462
Quote:
I don't think most people with these rigs actually go camping.
That is probably the most incisive point I've seen in this regard.

No - they don't go "camping". They go "RVing". The fact they make use of campgrounds is really irrelevant. They're just as 'at home' in a parking lot as a nice campground (if you never get out of the thing, what difference does it make).

Cost isn't really a significant factor. Yeah - it matters when they're new. But a fair share of this forum's members are pulling trailers from the 70's. COST-wise, you could pick up a monster stickie from the 70's for about the same price (we most likely wouldn't WANT to - but that's beside the point).

It's just a matter of what you enjoy and value. I value efficiency. I value the clever solutions that people have for cramming as much utility into as small a space as possible. It's just not very challenging to take a 30foot box and shove stuff into it. It's hard to take a 10-13 foot space and shove that same level of utility into it.

Mike
__________________

Mike Watters is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
×