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Old 07-29-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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Hey there everyone,

I just wanted to share some news with you all. I recently acquired another Travel Trailer site. The founder is trying to streamline things in an effort to retire and go full timing within a couple years. The site is called Molded Lightweight Fiberglass Travel Trailers and is a forum based community for owners of Fiberglass based travel trailers. The game plan is to not change a thing at either site. As time passes maybe we can leverage some new features for both sites, my first idea for this would be a feature in your UserCP where you can select the States you have traveled to and then a map on your profile would show the States you have been to in color and the ones you have not would stay white.

I am not selling my 1961 Bambi. She is at the shop and by this winter will be absolutely perfect on the outside. They are going to do a lot of body work and then it will be time for a custom interior. I do plan to research the Fiberglass models and probably look for an older unit to restore and have fun with the folks on that site too.

So please don't think I am going to sellout and push SOBs here on AIR. I know how special Airstreams are to all of us. For them the fiberglass is their fetish and I don't plan to push aluminum on them either.

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Old 07-29-2008, 07:42 PM   #2
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So does this mean we have to form membership committees and start recruiting votes to let the "other guys" join our group?

Sorry, couldn't resist. I'll crawl back in my hole now...

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Old 07-29-2008, 08:33 PM   #3
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Congrats, Andy...go for it! If that site is as good and informative and worthwhile as this one is, then the fiberglass freaks will be as happy as the aluminum nuts!
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Old 07-29-2008, 08:38 PM   #4
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How about Social Knowledge forums rallys? Drinks are on Andy!
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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Cool.
I don't have to wear a tux, though, right?

You know who's gonna need a group -- teardrops. Those things are cool, and can be towed by a Rabbit. Pro'ly even a diesel Rabbit. Not a vorpal one though.
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:19 PM   #6
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Hey, nothing at all wrong with an old Boler or Trillium!
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:34 PM   #7
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Gee, I'll have to check it out, owning a Basecamp and all...
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:17 PM   #8
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Very savvy. Those fiberglass eggs are light cheap and last a good long time. They are clearly the future of RV'n for those who are not addicted to Aluminum.
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:45 PM   #9
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Very cool. I'm aways on the look out for a Scamp or Casita to add to my growing camper collection. I think they are beautiful - they look like plastic Airstreams.
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I think it's a natural pairing. Airstream made a few (now very rare) Fiberglass trailers back in the day (1956). Then they added Fiberglass again in the early 90s squarestreams. Seems like a good fit
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Old 08-02-2008, 11:15 PM   #11
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Hey Andy

Good idea. We had a 1978 17' Boler that we sold when we bought the Airstream. A great trailer, it just wasn't aluminum and no rivets (hmmmm, maybe not so bad after all). Of interest was that although it was a 17' and they are considered light weights it actually was 6' shorter than our 21' Flying Cloud bodywise and weighed in 300lbs heavier.

Our friends who bought a '51 Airstream like ours to restore continue to camp with their 17' Boler until the Airstream is done.

The smaller Bolers, Trilliums, Bigfoots and Beachcombers are the Canadian hot rodders choice of travel trailer. They are small enough to tow behind pretty much any hotrod but have big trailer conveniences.

I will pass the website around to the group. I'm sure they will appreciate the site.

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Anyone see the teardrops they are selling at Gander Mountain? One I looked at, had a price of $7995 A pretty spartan trailer for that much money. Didn't even have an A/C unit on it. You would be roasted alive in that thing down here.
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There is a great Teardrop forum at Mike N Chell.

They are near identical with AIR with respect to building, maintaining, rallys, etc. I have been a lurker there for years, and finally joined this year.

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:35 AM   #14
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I kept my Casita 13 when I bought the Safari Sport 17 last year. I'm glad I did, as that little Casita is tough and can get backwoods to places that the AS just can't go.

On the other hand we've been spoiled by the Safari. We now plan our trips so we don't have to do much offroad travel anymore, just so we can use the Safari.

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