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Old 11-18-2020, 08:52 PM   #1
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Hi to all, new owner of an old Nomad

I've been lurking around here for awhile, finally decided to register. Back in August, we bought a 1963 Nomad, but not the one you're thinking of. This is the oddball one - half tent trailer, half boat. It sort of qualifies as a fibreglass RV, at least half of one - the lower half forms the stowage and sleeping berth.

I found a thread on the forums here about other people who've seen or own one of these. I get the impression that they're virtually nonexistent anymore.

Anyway...if any of you happen to own one or know of someone who does, we'd be happy to trade stories. There MUST be more of us out there somewhere!
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:12 AM   #2
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Welcome from a newbie to the site. Interesting "rv" you've described, never have seen one. Pictures?
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Old 11-19-2020, 06:32 AM   #3
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Welcome! Yes, we’ve seen that one before, but IIRC the most recent one was posted by a shop that was repainting it for a client. I doubt they stuck around after the project was completed. Very rare.

The “Community” tab has a tool to search the forum membership by trailer name. You might turn up other owners and try sending a PM or e-mail. You can also locate old posts by Nomad owners and click on their username to access their profile and send a message. The profile will also tell you when they’ve last logged into the forum. In some cases they’ve been gone for years.

We’d love to see pictures of yours! EDIT- just found your picture in post #23 here. Looks to be in really great condition!
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...tml#post798839
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Old 11-19-2020, 11:25 AM   #4
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Steve - I have a lot of experience with a NOMAD but none since about the mid '70s. I travelled a lot with the one my parents owned. My Brother and I plus friends often went to car races (Mosport, Watkins Glen, etc.) and were ALWAYS the only guys with a boat at a car race!

I hadn't seen one since those days and suddenly one appeared about 3 doors up from me earlier this year. My neighbour who I hadn't met until then bought one that was in OK shape but it had been gutted ... no tent or plywood but the rails were there. It left his property suddenly and I don't know what happened to it.

Yours in the link above is in great shape. You're going to love that trailer!
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:19 PM   #5
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Some photos of our Nomad

As requested, here are some views of our "RV". We bought it from people who ran a tent and awning business. They had camped in it across North America with their young kids, who are now in their fifties. They used the original canvas as a pattern, made some improvements and finished the new tent last year. We're the first people to actually use it since the refit - so basically brand new. The trailer itself is in great shape. Don't know if we'll ever use the boat but it's there as an option. We left it at home on our first trip so I don't have any photos of the complete trailer.
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:28 PM   #6
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You're right about loving this trailer. We're in our sixties now and this is the first time we've slept up off the ground, and had enough headroom to stand up. It's been a very welcome change, probably has added at least another ten years to our camping life.
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Old 11-19-2020, 07:53 PM   #7
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Those pics bring back some memories. We're in our '60s too and bought a trailer last year, a Coachmen Clipper, not the Cadet in my avatar. It's the first time I've slept off the ground since being in my parent's NOMAD.

Maybe we'll see you at a Provincial Park which it looks like you're at in the pics. I'd certainly notice a NOMAD!
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