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Old 11-29-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm new here with a new, old camper

I'm Janice from Central Texas, with a recently purchased 1960s (maybe) Meeks fiberglass and tent (fold-out beds) camper. I hope she still qualifies for this web site and forum, being a hybrid camper. I was looking for something I could tow with my Toyota Sienna. My son and I used to go tent camping. That all changed in 1999, when he acquired severe brain injury from meningitis. We've been traveling - staying in cabins - but not camping. I think this little Meeks is going to be just the thing for us. Being a trailer, it will be easier for me to pack (we have to carry more now) and set up at camp sites; with the beds being tents, we'll still get our tent "fix" so to speak. I'm hoping to find restoration tips here in the forum, as this little girl needs some fixin' up. I noticed on the calendar what looks like an annual rally not far from me (Hill-a-palooza?, Johnson City TX). It would be a miracle if she's ready to go by then...if not by then, maybe by 2012.

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Welcome Janice, that is an interesting camper you have there, hopefully someone here will be able to help you with some of your issues. Good luck and again. welcome!
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:59 AM   #3
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Hi Janice,
Welcome! As many folks will tell you, post pictures!! We love to see new trailers.
I am so sorry to hear about your son, and I applaud your dedication to keep on doing those things you both love to do. Although I am from NY, my husband's sisters are in Austin, so we visit, travel, and camp whenever we get the chance. I love it there!
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:34 AM   #4
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Welcome Janice,

Very interesting looking trailer you have acquired. This is it, right, 1960 Meeks - Good Old RVs (I found this when I was googling for an image of this trailer.)
I hope you post images as you fix this up. I envy you the pop-out beds. It is a cute trailer.

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:02 AM   #5
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Great looking trailer. I think that it would be a hit at any egg gathering.
Yes, Please post lots of pictures. Then we can add it to the gallery.
Does this qualify as the oldest?
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:16 AM   #6
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welcome Janice. Love your trailer!
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:11 AM   #7
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Janice,
Wow, great trailer! Welcome and don't forget there are other rallies near you in Texas. Bluebonnet in Bandera, late April and Pineknot in Crockett, October. Ya'll come.
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:31 AM   #8
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Hi Janice and welcome to FiberglassRV. What an interesting looking trailer! We have another couple, Wayne & Mailie that have a Northern Lite Hybrid. See these pictures in the FiberglassRV albums: Northern Lite Album

Best of luck to you and your son and once again, WELCOME
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:25 PM   #9
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Welcome Janice. Wow how cool is that trailer of yours! I have never seen one before, you should have some fun fixing her up.
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:39 PM   #10
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That's a darling little rig. I've never seen one before.
So good of you to "rescue" it. We'll look forward to hearing of your progress.
Congrats!
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Old 11-30-2010, 08:23 PM   #11
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Janice,
Great Trailer. Well, I have to agree with others.... I've never seen one like it. I love unusual (rare) things. Good luck with it!

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Old 11-30-2010, 10:24 PM   #12
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Looks like it would beat "shoving" the beds into a pop up.
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Old 11-30-2010, 10:46 PM   #13
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Interesting trailer, all right - you're going to have some issues that we won't know anything about (I'm predicting) but you're also going to have some issues that are right up our alley.

Looks like you'll need a WIDE campsite!

Precursor to those RVs with slideouts, no?
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:03 PM   #14
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what a neat trailer! for some reason it brings gypsy wagons to mind... Hope you and your son have many many fun adventures in it
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Old 12-01-2010, 11:04 PM   #16
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Neat trailer, Janice. Welcome. I admire your spirit to keep up with camping. The trailer looks tall and once the bunks extend, it's roomy looking. Hybrid trailers exist these days, based on trailers like yours.
Enjoy fixing it up.

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Old 12-02-2010, 08:30 AM   #17
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I can not see the pictures of the Meeks any longer on this thread. Is it just me or something I did?
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:51 AM   #18
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I can not see the pictures of the Meeks any longer on this thread. Is it just me or something I did?
Doncha hate that! I can still them Don: 1960 Meeks - Good Old RVs Perhaps a moderator will step in with some suggestions for you.
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Old 12-02-2010, 02:16 PM   #19
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Those photos are posted offsite so it's not a FGRV thing. Can you see other photos at Ning?

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I am new here, and I can't see your picture. I had a pop up first camper in 1978, our kids grew up camping in it. we loved it. A friend put all new snaps and Velcro when we took it to Arizona cause I was petrified of scorpions. Never had one in. Wish I had kept it. I have two vintage, a 72 empire under the sun, but she don't go out anymore, and have just purchased a 1971 Landau limited edition. Gonna get her shining again and try to improve gas mileage. everything in her original
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