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Old 02-06-2015, 02:16 PM   #1
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30 ft. Molded fiberglass 5 th wheel

Just posted on Craig's List in Austin Tx. $1200.


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Okay, I just had to go look. $1,000 and only one picture
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What is that? How is it that we have never seen one before?
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One was listed for sale in Ontario here in 2010. It would be cool to get more details.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ler-42046.html
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Here's another for sale in Dallas, TX. With interior pics

30' TransContinental 5th wheel
"Has stove, refrigerator, furnace, roof air."
1974 Transcontinental
paint color : white
fuel : other
transmission : other
title status : clean
condition: fair
size / dimensions: 8x30
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One was listed for sale in Ontario here in 2010. It would be cool to get more details.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ler-42046.html
Details it is!

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Looking at the windows, the walls seem fairly thick. I wonder if there is some framing too, or if it maybe is well insulated. Somebody has to go check it out for us.
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Canadian made. Ultra customized... However it needs a modified truck to tow
Shaving down the side walls or removing them for a flat bed style. Quite the commitment.

Hmm. '74 to 78. At least 3-4 units a week. Over a couple hundred units maybe.
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Great find! Needing a flat deck would be an issue, as you would just about need a dedicated vehicle. Maybe a use for one of those low-rider trucks?
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My old stomping grounds, I used to fly gliders in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario right around that time frame. I was with the Royal Canadian Air cadets in North Bay.
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According to that last photo, the roof appears to have collapsed creating a valley in front middle?
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Fantastic find for a "do-it-yourselfer". Seems like a real value.
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Because it requires a special truck, with a flat bed hitch of some sort, it might be a bear to even get home to work on. But I agree, it's a fascinating looking opportunity.



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Here's another link to the same website (A site dedicated to the life of the builder). It shows close up pictures of the trailers and the modified trucks. Trailers pictured are obviously not fibreglass. They also mention steel frame work. Could they have switched to fiberglass later? Wrong company? Wrong brand in the ads?

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From the webpage, looks like he was an interesting guy! He was a Member of Parliament in 1968 before building trailers. For our southern friends that would be like the House of Representatives.

In the one photo of the plant, I see what may be one of the fiberglass trailers. The second one in seems to be the right shape not v shaped like the rest.
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Pics of Molded fiberglass 30ft fifth wheel travel trailer - $1000 (Johnson city)

These are pics of the interior of the Molded fiberglass 30ft fifth wheel travel trailer - $1000 (Johnson city) - posted in the Austin, Tx CL - White & Yellow '75 Transcontinental 30ft 5th Wheel. I've been communicating with the seller Lynn for the past 2 days. She was nice enough to take the pics & send them to me since I was unable to view it in person. All the inerds that make it habitable have been removed - stove/oven, vent hood, microwave, frig, water heater, furnace all gone. They left the water pump but it's broken. What's left is basically just a shell. It's pretty rough but if you're a DIY'r & have the time to commit to bring it back to it's glory days it should be a piece of cake. I myself am not so fortunate as to possess either of those attributes so I have to pass on this one.

Unfortunately, I missed out on the white & red one that was for sale in the Dallas, Tx CL - they deleted the post this afternoon 2/7/15. As you can see from the pics that Wildbirder posted it was an awesome unit. I would have loved being the owner of that one.
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Yeah, Mom would kill me to even think of bringing that big of a project home LOL.

That would be a sweet thing to work on if you either had a big family or serious thoughts of retirement...that large would have some nice full time livability room. But when you get larger it gets harder to get into some campsites.
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From the webpage, looks like he was an interesting guy! He was a Member of Parliament in 1968 before building trailers. For our southern friends that would be like the House of Representatives.



In the one photo of the plant, I see what may be one of the fiberglass trailers. The second one in seems to be the right shape not v shaped like the rest.

Sharp eye! I think you're right. Correct shape. Window size and placement look good too.


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Hi,

Thank you for all the great information on this trailer. I live in the Austin area and also have been talking to Lynn about this. My wife and I have never owned or renovated one of these before. Just how much of an undertaking could this be? If there is a ballpark figure that would be great. We don't have a lot of time but could possibly invest a couple thousand dollars into it. Would this be enough money for first timers to get done in a couple week time-frame?
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If you are talking about that 30 ft FGRV in Texas, Never, Never, Never.


First, that trailer requires a special truck with a flat bed 5th wheel hitch to tow.


As far as rebuilding, I have done 3 FGRV's, 2 tent trailers and about 6 Mini motorhomes and I would estimate a minimum of 3-6 months and a minimum about $5,000 out of pocked to rebuild, and that's without even seeing it in person. At least that's the numbers I would use if it was in my driveway today and, if anything, that would be conservative.



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