Not sure what you mean by "this Puck"? The trailer in this thread is not a Puck, but is the larger model that I think is a Familia or maybe a Faun. At any rate, I'm not the one selling it (see original post in thread).
I did look at a couple of Pucks before buying my Boler
, but didn't buy them for a few reasons, some of which I note below:
1) Even though I'm "only" 5'5" the beds were pretty small for me, and I anticipated doing some summer "working/camping/living" in my trailer.
2) From what I've seen it's fairly hard to come by one that does not need fairly significant restoration, once you look past the outer layer. I agree that the craftsmanship is superior to many of the US/Canadian eggs, but I guess the materials used just aren't as tolerant of neglect.
For example, on the ones I looked at, the plywood floor was delaminating and buckling underneath. Also the wall-covering (a vinyl type thing that seems to be stretched over a framework, something like an automotive headliner sometimes is) needed attention. And there was some delam of the (nicely made) plywood cabinets. Then there is the fact that I'm not as handy with aluminum (shell dents and etc.) as I am with fiberglass.
It was quite impressive how they saved weight
by using the lightest, thinnest possible plywood for cabinets and such. You have to kind of laugh at how our Bolers, Scamps, Trilliums, and etc. use this crazily heavy particle-board type stuff for cabinet doors and tables, when they're striving to be lightweight. I wonder what they all weigh, put in a pile.
It would be interesting to know how much, for example, a new Boler vs. a new Puck cost (not in terms of outright dollars, but adjusted for each country's "value" of money). Our small fiberglass eggs of the 70's were certainly built to a price, which is reflected in things like the "particle board" doors and some of the glass work. Luckily they are fairly simple and easy to work on.
Now, give me a Westy bay window or split bus.... :swoon: