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Old 04-12-2020, 08:56 AM   #1
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New fiberglass trailer dealers?

What companies still make fiberglass trailers that are still in business.
And I really like the idea of two twin beds.
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Old 04-12-2020, 09:11 AM   #2
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I don't think any of the FGRV companies have gone under due to the pandemic. Obviously most manufacturing is temporarily closed but the websites are still up. Happy shopping!
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Old 04-12-2020, 09:35 AM   #3
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New fiberglass trailer dealers?

In business, or open for business?

Companies still in business include BIgfoot, Oliver, Escape, Scamp, Casita, and a number of smaller companies making mostly very small units. BIgfoot, Oliver, Escape, and Casita offer twin bed models. Quite a few others can have two separate beds by converting a dinette, just not conventional side-by-side twins.

Almost all are sold factory direct, not through dealers, and factories are mostly shut down, so Iím guessing new orders are on hold. Some of the... ahem... more technologically astute companies may still be able to respond to sales inquiries, answer questions, give quotes, maybe even take deposits... but Iím guessing deliveries will be backed up once this ends. On the plus side (for buyers) there could be some cancelled orders due to the economic fallout of the shutdown.

BIgfoot and Airstream Nest are exceptions. You might be able to work remotely through one of their dealers to purchase a unit during the shutdown. Pickup could be a problem.

Unless I had prior experience, I personally would not purchase or order a trailer without being able to see it (or one like it) in person, either at a dealer, a rally, or through manufacturer referral programs. That will have to wait.

Itís a good time to research and ask questions. People that would normally be out camping are at home and plugged into sites like this one.
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:15 AM   #5
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Casita Independence has twin beds also.
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Old 04-12-2020, 10:19 AM   #6
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Happier Camper is also still building trailers to some extent as the issue is not building shells but the ability to source parts which are beyond thereís or any other manufacturers control . Happier Camper also offers the ability of both the HC1 and HCT for separate beds.
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Old 04-12-2020, 09:07 PM   #8
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Just check actual dimensions. RV manufacturers tend to be pretty loose with terms, such as twin, double, big bed, or whatever. A standard residential twin is 39 inches wide. Most of the RV twins are narrower than that, some a lot narrower. Yet they still call them "twin".
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Bigfoot 25' has a twin bed option, one I just love, but it is too big for my current liking, and a bit pricey too. The up and coming Escape 23 will offer them too, but will not be in production for a while now. Good 'ol Canadian built stuff at that too.

I know Escape is operating at a very slow production rate with reduced staff. I am headed out their Friday with my brother to pick up his new trailer. While they will install the WDH, there is no orientation and they very much insist on keeping a 2m distance between people. They are building up a fairly good stock of customer trailers due to many being unable to get them at this time. Even if you can get them, you can't do anything with them except some mods.
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Old 04-22-2020, 10:47 AM   #10
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Escape 5.0 twin bed option

I really like the twin bed option/mod for the 5.0 ta. (5th wheel) I think they are full size twins. I have been eyeing this camper for sometime but still working on how to get it back to Virginia. Delivery is so expensive.
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Parkliner?

Is Parkliner still in business?
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I really like the twin bed option/mod for the 5.0 ta. (5th wheel) I think they are full size twins. I have been eyeing this camper for sometime but still working on how to get it back to Virginia. Delivery is so expensive.
Go pick one up once they open the border again.
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Go pick one up once they open the border again.

Escape imports your trailer to the US ( all paperwork etc. ). You pick it up in Sumas, Wash.
The border is still open for commercial and trade business, which is what this is.

You just can't cross the border for orientation ( which has been suspended for now ).
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Escape imports your trailer to the US ( all paperwork etc. ). You pick it up in Sumas, Wash.
The border is still open for commercial and trade business, which is what this is.

You just can't cross the border for orientation ( which has been suspended for now ).
I talked to the lady at Trailer World in Denver yesterday and for what it is worth she said the border is closed.
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I talked to the lady at Trailer World in Denver yesterday and for what it is worth she said the border is closed.

The border is closed to non-commercial travel. Thousands of trucks and trailers are crossing daily to maintain trade.
You cannot cross to go to ETI to look at trailers or for orientation, or to go camping.


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I talked to the lady at Trailer World in Denver yesterday and for what it is worth she said the border is closed.
I would not get border advice from someone in Denver, or North Carolina (me) either.
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I would not get border advice from someone in Denver, or North Carolina (me) either.

For anything governmental, I go to the source. For one thing, rules and regulations can change at any time, so you want up-to-date information. For another, people like to interpret what they've read and mostly get it wrong.
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New fiberglass trailer dealers?

Trailer World Denver is a Bigfoot dealer, so Iím wondering if there has been an interruption in shipments to the dealer, perhaps attributed to the border closure when in fact the factory itself has slowed or suspended production temporarily. Just speculating...
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Write or call the trailer manufacturer and ask them the question directly for how delivery across the border will be handled.
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I talked to the lady at Trailer World in Denver yesterday and for what it is worth she said the border is closed.
Escape is still doing trailer exports to the US at Sumas. No orientation, but they will still make sure your hitch is set up properly. This is a business transaction and not recreation at this point, so is acceptable.
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