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Old 01-05-2011, 10:12 AM   #1
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Hi everyone from Northern Illinois, I have lurked on this site off and on for a year or so. I currently camp in a Jayco Popup and Tent with the Boy Scouts of America. I am also a 3 year member of Teardrops and tiny Travel trailers group forum. I like to get out of town with my Wife and 2 sons. Only get out a few times per year usually attending Car or Steam Shows in the area. I really like the fiberglass concept and the durability of them. I am looking to replace my popup since set up, tear down and then again for drying out after each outing is getting old like me!!! Before the popup I had a 1972 19' Nomad Travel trailer. I have camped for over 40 years starting out with my parents with a 1966 Puma pop up and 1966 Ford Galaxy in the early 70's. Thanks for having me, I look forward to reading and learning from the group. Bill
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Old 01-05-2011, 10:44 AM   #2
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Welcome Bill,

There are several of us who live close by if you want to see what one of these looks like. We are in Oak Park with our VT although it is covered right now.

We use ours to camp when we go to the VW show at Effingham.

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Old 01-05-2011, 10:44 AM   #3
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Your background in camping is very similar to many of us and those who have made the switch to fiberglass are close to a "cult". If you hang out here you could certainly lay claim to having been brainwashed.

I made the jump to fiberglass based on this and other forums. I never stepped inside a fiberglass trailer until I took delivery of my unit. I do not have a single regret and six weeks of pleasurable camping this past year made it all worthwhile.

Best wishes in your search.
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Old 01-05-2011, 11:05 AM   #4
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Welcome! What is a steam show?
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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If you are every passing through Bloomington, IL, you could drop in and look at our Scamp 16 Deluxe. We were tent campers for a long time and decide to go to fiberglass in 2008. We have lots of photos of the Scamp factory in MN, both before their fire and after their rebuild.

Welcome to the group.
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:06 PM   #6
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Welcome Bill and family to FiberglassRV. Lots of good information provided by knowledgable members here and we love to share pictures! If you have questions, be sure to post them, there would be someone along shortly to answer up.

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Old 01-08-2011, 07:20 AM   #7
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Hi: Bill618...Our first camping experience was in a popup. Our toddler at the time fell thru the crack btwn. canvas and bed wing!!! That fixed that.
The next trip out and severe thunder storms during the nite. Three screaming soaked kids!!! That fixed that.
Next was a 40' MoHo. Stopped on the way out of town for a fillup. 220 ltrs. of gas. That fixed that.
We now enjoy every min. of time in "Our Escape Hatch". I've even learned to wash the dishes. That fixed that!!!
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