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Forum: Money Matters 02-24-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By trainman
We purchased a memory foam queen size mattress...

We purchased a memory foam queen size mattress from Walmart, had to order it online and pickup it up at the store a couple of days later. We cut it down the middle and it fit our Casita twin bed just...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-18-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,100
Posted By trainman
I think your neighbor really found someone to...

I think your neighbor really found someone to take this vehicle off his hands and you were the lucky recipient. Questions like no title was it really his to give away, something to think about. If...
Forum: General Chat 02-18-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,251
Posted By trainman
Setting price aside, I buy what works for me, if...

Setting price aside, I buy what works for me, if I'm going to use my truck for both pleasure and pulling a trailer I want a dual vehicle. Fuel mileage is not a big concern as most new trucks today...
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,332
Posted By trainman
When posters post and describing the complains...

When posters post and describing the complains are not mentioned in the post it's hard to see where the problem is. When someone said, the manufacture would not handle the complain, or even offer to...
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,351
Posted By trainman
I doubt that any manufacture would want to do...

I doubt that any manufacture would want to do that. I have seen manufactures build custom trailer for other companies for road shows and there products that they sell, but I would think the cost...
Forum: General Chat 02-03-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,332
Posted By trainman
Our new 2019 Ram has been a perfect vehicle for...

Our new 2019 Ram has been a perfect vehicle for towing our 2019 Oliver, I have meet many new Ram owners that are totally happy with their new 2019 Rams that tow many different travel trailers. I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-01-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,209
Posted By trainman
My sister lives in Telluride, Colorado, the...

My sister lives in Telluride, Colorado, the people of Telluride hate the Telluride, they say it gives their town a bad name, but Subaru is on the top of their list, I guess they just don't like...
Forum: General Chat 01-31-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,332
Posted By trainman
We were at a Casita Rally in Texas in Oct. 2019...

We were at a Casita Rally in Texas in Oct. 2019 and Escape was there and was talking about there new models and there interest in setting up a sale office in the Texas region, somewhere along I-35...
Forum: General Chat 01-30-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 993
Posted By trainman
We went from a 17' Casita to a 23.5 Oliver Elite...

We went from a 17' Casita to a 23.5 Oliver Elite II and I can you that our 2019 Ram V8 Hemi performs much the same with either trailer, in fact when we picked up the Oliver I really couldn't tell...
Forum: General Chat 01-30-2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,332
Posted By trainman
I think you will find that these so called...

I think you will find that these so called inventory trailers come from buyers that their trailer is already in the production process and they that can't complete the purchase for whatever reasons....
Forum: General Chat 01-29-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By trainman
We came from a Casita Independence which was...

We came from a Casita Independence which was totally a great trailer for us, but I can tell you our new Oliver Elite II feels twice the size as our Casita. We personally feel that we do not need, or...
Forum: General Chat 01-29-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By trainman
In my case I would sell it for top dollar,...

In my case I would sell it for top dollar, storage, insurance, etc. is going to cost something and you have to put the pencil to it and see if it works for you. Biggest problem is when you return...
Forum: General Chat 01-28-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,952
Posted By trainman
If you don't do your homework on purchases you...

If you don't do your homework on purchases you know nothing about, you are probably not going to get a fair deal, or just a good deal. I will say here that many sellers are selling at a fair price,...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 01-06-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,779
Posted By trainman
Steve, you know I think just like you on towing,...

Steve, you know I think just like you on towing, why so many think that towing with a tow vehicle that is rated by the manufacture to handle the trailer you want to tow is everything needed for safe...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 01-06-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By trainman
I will never own a trailer with slide outs,...

I will never own a trailer with slide outs, fiberglass and Airstreams are for the true camper, if I wanted to take my home with me I would just stay home. Well maybe that a little strong wording, but...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-06-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,860
Posted By trainman
Coming from a Casita and wanting a larger trailer...

Coming from a Casita and wanting a larger trailer we spent several hours at the Airstream dealer and trying to decide on the Airstream (23D), or a larger fiberglass travel trailer. Our only choices...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-20-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By trainman
This is why on our Oliver they use the Anderson...

This is why on our Oliver they use the Anderson WDH because of the fiberglass on the trailer tongue and no other WDH will work without cutting away some of the fiberglass front panel. I have no idea...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-19-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,843
Posted By trainman
If your you have sag then it needs to be...

If your you have sag then it needs to be corrected, sag can be dangerous under most driving conditions, causing sway and other conditions not good when towing. I did not use a WDH with our Casita,...
Forum: General Chat 10-29-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,798
Posted By trainman
The 23' does sound right now that I think about...

The 23' does sound right now that I think about it, how did I do on the other stuff I remembered from the meeting.

trainman
Forum: General Chat 10-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,798
Posted By trainman
Escape plans for the future

Just heads up on Escape, we where at the Pineknot Rally in Grapeland, Texas last week and Escape Trailers had there new CEO there to talk about Escape's plans for the future. There plan is to open a...
Forum: General Chat 10-29-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Posted By trainman
One thing to remember is that Casita sell ratio...

One thing to remember is that Casita sell ratio is around 100 to 1, that is 100 17' models to 1 16' model. This does tell me what the market is on the 16' vs. the 17'.

trainman
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 09-26-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,738
Posted By trainman
Sorry to hear that, but if you would have gotten...

Sorry to hear that, but if you would have gotten a Real Maytag it would run on gasoline and not electricity. Many of the old engines are still running today, my friend put one on a ice cream freezer...
Forum: General Chat 09-25-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 43,079
Posted By trainman
Purchasing one of the big five manufactures of...

Purchasing one of the big five manufactures of fiberglass trailers, Casita, Scamp, Escape, Bigfoot, and the Oliver are all good choices, the rest are what I would call a "Crap Shoot" when it comes to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-24-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,479
Posted By trainman
I worked for a large DFW Chevrolet dealer for...

I worked for a large DFW Chevrolet dealer for over 35 years and the S-10's with a 4 cylinder were much better for a longer life spend then the V-6 ever were. All that being said I can't see a 20...
Forum: General Chat 09-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By trainman
I still find the e-bikes to be in the minority in...

I still find the e-bikes to be in the minority in the camping grounds, we camped over the Labor Day weekend and in this Texas State Park we were in with some 200 camping sites (all full) I did not...
Forum: General Chat 09-19-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By trainman
Like everything else it will most likely come a...

Like everything else it will most likely come a time that these electric power bikes, scooters, skate boards, etc. will require some type of license, be what ever it maybe, maybe just a training...
Forum: General Chat 09-17-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By trainman
I'm been looking into the e-bike thing and...

I'm been looking into the e-bike thing and thinking about purchasing one, not that I can't and don't walk when I should, but just as a way of site seeing and enjoy a nice ride, ok it's a toy. If I...
Forum: General Chat 09-17-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,091
Posted By trainman
I agree with other post and that is, get a tow...

I agree with other post and that is, get a tow vehicle that will meet the requirement of the trailer you want to purchase. We each have our own preferences here, I personally wouldn't pull any...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-16-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,226
Posted By trainman
Once again the towing topic just goes around in...

Once again the towing topic just goes around in circles, those who want to tow with what I would call a under powered, under equipped, under everything vehicle will continue to do so, regardless of...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-12-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By trainman
I feel with an old gutted trailer you get that...

I feel with an old gutted trailer you get that much more work that needs to be done, that is you now have no patterns to go by, thus making the rebuild that much more work. If these trailers were all...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-10-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,736
Posted By trainman
You need at least 20 ft., trust me all camping...

You need at least 20 ft., trust me all camping grounds setups are different. I'd go with 2 10 footers, or a 15 ft. and a 10 footer. The size of the trailer has nothing to do with being able to reach...
Forum: General Chat 09-09-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,222
Posted By trainman
Towing a fiberglass trailer there's only two ways...

Towing a fiberglass trailer there's only two ways I know to do it, in the bed of a pickup, or a rack on the front that fits a 2" receiver. The front way works for the lighter weight bike (200 lbs. or...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-29-2019, 04:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,978
Posted By trainman
It's total loss, trust me. An Airstream dealer...

It's total loss, trust me. An Airstream dealer couldn't repair it in a year and that's if they worked on it everyday, they can't repair three of four small items in a month on an Airstream, I have...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-29-2019, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
Posted By trainman
Being a retired body shop mgr. for over 30 years...

Being a retired body shop mgr. for over 30 years it still remains why anyone would tackle a restoration that can not fully do the job themselves and with the knowledge needed to do it. I don't care...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-29-2019, 03:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,797
Posted By trainman
If you want any hybrid vehicle, lease it, I don't...

If you want any hybrid vehicle, lease it, I don't think on down the road you will want the expense of batteries, etc. that a hybrid would cost to keep it going. I see the older hybrid vehicle...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-27-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By trainman
You might find some info here, ...

You might find some info here, https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f91/surfside-disaster-89827.html

trainman
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-27-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,978
Posted By trainman
I would think that the trailer is a total loss,...

I would think that the trailer is a total loss, just looking at the outside pic with all the damage to the fiberglass the inside just from the heat and smoke damage probably ruined most of the...
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 08-27-2019, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,522
Posted By trainman
Metal car ports would be in the $1500-$1800 range...

Metal car ports would be in the $1500-$1800 range installed, I just checked on a 14x23x10, around $2100 installed. The concrete will be priced by the square foot, 3 1/2" depth, the size of a 2 x 4,...
Forum: General Chat 08-24-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,051
Posted By trainman
This insurance question is hard to answer as each...

This insurance question is hard to answer as each state has there own set of laws and regulations so premiums can be all over the place. Don't let one person that is quoting low premiums on here...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-20-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,194
Posted By trainman
I've had two Ridgelines and both were excellent...

I've had two Ridgelines and both were excellent toe vehicles for a trailer of that size, problem is the Ridgeline has a composite bed and is not setup for a 5th wheel hitch. Never seen, or heard of a...
Forum: General Chat 08-18-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By trainman
I thought about buying one of these carports, but...

I thought about buying one of these carports, but my wife has other ideas and thinks we need something that looks much better then one of these type carports. She is thinking Cedar, or steel frame...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-15-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,777
Posted By trainman
Since I live in a world of parallels, that is it...

Since I live in a world of parallels, that is it pretty easy for me to tell in advance just how the trailer is going set in the spot where it should go, I will have already planned my attack before I...
Forum: General Chat 08-15-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,394
Posted By trainman
Here is a pic of a fold-able bike built for two....

Here is a pic of a fold-able bike built for two. These campers camped near us and he built this bike from two bikes that is picked up cheap. He did an excellent job on the bike as well as the cover...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-13-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By trainman
Welcome to the forum, looks like you have the...

Welcome to the forum, looks like you have the right idea on camping and camping trailers. This forum should be able to answer many of your question and hopefully guide you along your way to all the...
Forum: General Chat 08-12-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,109
Posted By trainman
It does come a time when it's just easier to stay...

It does come a time when it's just easier to stay at home, or camp in cooler weather. All that being said, Boondocking is a seasonal sport for us, when it's hot we either stay home, or camp where...
Forum: General Chat 08-12-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,329
Posted By trainman
We sold our Casita in May of this year, had a lot...

We sold our Casita in May of this year, had a lot of good memories with it and I always think of it for those reasons. We looked at the Escape, Bigfoot, and Oliver and our main concerns were the...
Forum: General Chat 08-12-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By trainman
It's like camping, how many times at a campground...

It's like camping, how many times at a campground does a conservation come up between to parties, not to find that they maybe from the same city, high school, or college and were way far from there...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-11-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By trainman
Well looks like you are about as "Green" as you...

Well looks like you are about as "Green" as you can get on trailer knowledge, but there's hope, so don't give up yet. You defiantly need someone to help you get started on your quest to get into the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-09-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,309
Posted By trainman
Being a retired body shop mgr. for over 30 years...

Being a retired body shop mgr. for over 30 years with a large DFW auto dealer I can tell you that that would be the biggest mistake you could make on a new trailer. I can think of many reasons not to...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-02-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By trainman
The wording "Looks Good" is not the same as done...

The wording "Looks Good" is not the same as done correctly and can handle the loads you want it to handle. I hope all the bracket to the frame are in the correct spot for load caring and designed for...
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