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Old 04-22-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
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New owner of an (old!) Fiberstream!!

Hello! I've been reading all the posts on this site for several months, and searching high & low for an older, affordable FGRV ......
As a result of someone re-posting an ad from Ashland, OR, I connected up & made a deal this evening!
I can't wait to get this vintage beauty home & start fixing it up!! I'm sure i'll have lots of questions in the coming months--thanks for being such a friendly & helpful community!!
warmly, gailanne
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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Congrats! Welcome to the club! Post some pictures when you get the chance. But most of all have fun!!
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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Hello! I've been reading all the posts on this site for several months, and searching high & low for an older, affordable FGRV ......
As a result of someone re-posting an ad from Ashland, OR, I connected up & made a deal this evening!
I can't wait to get this vintage beauty home & start fixing it up!! I'm sure i'll have lots of questions in the coming months--thanks for being such a friendly & helpful community!!
warmly, gailanne
Hi and welcome! You didn't post a pic that I see, but I am pretty sure I know exactly which trailer you are talking about, because I reposted it a while back! Seemed like a good deal. I'm in Medford. Enjoy your new purchase! I'll be curious to see what you end up doing with it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:23 PM   #4
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #5
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Fantastic-looking trailer, gailanne! Good going! It's really unusual.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:27 PM   #6
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I would love to hear what more experienced folks would suggest I do on the exterior. Specific products? Buffer machine? Paint? Graphic wrap?
Can't wait to get started....!
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:33 PM   #7
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:33 AM   #8
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Tool cool! I think the Fiberstreams are neato. Where abouts in California are you located? I ask, because Frederick L Simson is in SoCal and is going to be one of the best sources you'll have for info about the Fiberstreams. I KNOW he will tell you to check the frame (it's the weak link in Fiberstreams), grease the bearings and make sure you have good tires before you tow it home. There's other things to check of course, but we want you to get home safely so you can start making memories!!!
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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Good advice from Donna. It is easy to get excited about the aesthetic upgrades, but you need to make sure it is safe to tow (bearings, brakes, tires) and that the electrical, gas and water plumbing are all serviceable. Then camp in it before you start changing things.

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #10
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Great advice. Now I need referrals for the redding area (or Ashland,or)
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:54 AM   #11
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Oops, cut me off !!

Referrals for redding,ca or Ashland, or to have those aforementioned items checked. Especially the frame -- that worries me!!

I arranged to have the seller tow it to redding, ca from Ashland, OR to pick it up & make the transaction. Put a contingency on it: if I didn't like it or whatever after seeing it, I could pay him $100 for his gas & time.

Now I am experiencing buyers remorse & wondering why I thought I could do this all alone with no mechanical ability....
I asked lots of good questions & as far as I can tell, everything works, but I am probably too trusting. (

Anyone near there that could look at it & give me their take on it?
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #12
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Don't panic - you can do this. Lots of women handle RVs alone. You will need to learn some things, but there are plenty here that will teach you. And even more in every campground.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:01 PM   #13
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Great looking trailer to do some learning on.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:14 PM   #14
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If the seller tows it over the mountains from Ashland,OR to redding, CA do you think it's somewhat safe to assume it's roadworthy? I will then be towing it straight to my rv guy in Sacramento area for a thorough check- up...!
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:16 PM   #15
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The "check the frame" comment is really worrying me.....
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:18 PM   #16
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Do not feel capable of doing that myself. Have no one to check it for me prior to meeting seller for purchase/exchange.
Now what!!?
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:25 PM   #17
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Do not feel capable of doing that myself. Have no one to check it for me prior to meeting seller for purchase/exchange.
Now what!!?
When I buy used cars, I take them to a local shop and for about $100 they tell me what it needs. Can a local RV or trailer shop do that for you?
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Thanks, I will ask around & see if there is a place that will check the frame for me.
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Thanks, I will ask around & see if there is a place that will check the frame for me.
What I meant was that they could check out the whole trailer, including the frame.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:32 PM   #20
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You will do fine Gailanne - and congrats on your new purchase! I found a Trillium recently and had the same "fear" - looked at all the parts (some of them I didn't have a clue what they should look like - but they weren't cracked or broken so thought it couldn't be all bad) and came home with a gem!

I live on "flat land" in the northern plains - so my travel was relatively easy; however, it would be my guess that if it makes it over the mountains to you - you're probably okay. If someone disagrees (or thinks I'm nuts) - feel free to correct me...and having it checked - great idea!

I just started decorating mine - and am having a ball - relax and enjoy!!!

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