In a very recent topic - New fiberglass, in the Netherlands
- I mentioned that the typical European practice of getting the whole chassis from an outside supplier is unusual here. The T@B is a rare example of that approach here (the chassis is from Al-Ko), and I thought that the Award
was another, but after looking at their website today I don't know.
There are some other trailers with bodies that have panels assembled to a frame (rather than a self-supporting fiberglass shell) which still manage to be discussed in this forum, but they are typically ones such as the Cadet
, with panels moulded to shape. The Award body has flat sandwich walls, like other conventional RVs.
I was interested in the low and light weight
construction of the Award when we chose our Boler
, but Award doesn't make a small enough model, and we were not ready for the expense of a new trailer anyway. By not small enough, I mean that even the smallest Awards are like the biggest Bigfoot
models, which in turn are much bigger (longer, wider, heavier) than the rest of the moulded fiberglass trailers.
By the way, the Award site has the coolest interactive floorplan display (see the 23' floorplans
for example) which I've seen on a commercial RV site.
Welcome, Ian. I hope you find useful information in those subjects where the Award and our trailers overlap, and can also share knowledge from your earlier ownership experiences with us. There certainly will be overlap; for instance, the Award uses the Dexter Torflex axles which are very common in moulded fiberglass trailers.