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Old 07-09-2005, 05:55 PM   #1
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Why white box ads?

Hey, I just notice that I was just served an ad for a white box (i.e., SOB) trailer while surfing this website!!!

What's up with that?!
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:00 PM   #2
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Old 07-10-2005, 01:10 PM   #3
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Actually I think the TM's are pretty neat...kind of the folding equivalent of an AS Now if they were silver and the WBCCI accepted....Actually they have their own club and Airstreams are not allowed

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Old 07-10-2005, 01:19 PM   #4
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....Actually they have their own club and Airstreams are not allowed

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geez, what a bunch of snots those TM people are.




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I think it is kind of ironic. I mean TM is supporting a website dedicated to their competition! Or at least a bunch of camping folks that aren't interested in SOB's. Like, hello! You can sponsor our site, but you probably don't stand a chance of a sale. Oh, I guess I shouldn't say that...they might pull their ad and then we would need someone else to put their ad dollars into paying for our forum. Hey Airstream, want to belly up to the table, or do you have ads on the TrailManor Forum?
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:06 PM   #6
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those ads are tuned to appear relative to words posted on the page...post "Trailer" you get Google ads that are about trailers.
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Old 07-10-2005, 02:12 PM   #7
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As a former Trailmanor owner (I was President of the South-Central Trailmanor club region and was actually elected National VP of the Trailmanor club but bought an Airstream before taking office), I assure you that Trailmanors and Airstreams are night and day apart in robustness. My Trailmanor was literally coming apart after 3 1/2 years of ownership. All of the pivots for the top sections are just bolts through the wood framing or simple holes drilled in metal plates.

The folding idea is what sold me, but the downsides of poor construction and inconvenience turned me off. To boot, I get as good fuel mileage pulling my 29' Airstream with the diesel as I got pulling the Trailmanor with a Dakota.
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Old 07-10-2005, 03:00 PM   #8
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Airstream's Little Sister?

If I were going to downsize, I'd give this little aluminum trailer some consideration:

http://home.centurytel.net/edevold/

Check out the Model 560!
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Old 07-10-2005, 05:40 PM   #9
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quite cute, but kinda like a sardine can...just my opinon though
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Old 07-10-2005, 05:59 PM   #10
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If I were going to downsize, I'd give this little aluminum trailer some consideration:

http://home.centurytel.net/edevold/

Check out the Model 560!
Not too unlike a model that was supposedly consedered by Airstream for a future model that would be for similar purposes. One that would be just for sleeping and cooking but no bath facilities; for the family that wanted to move up from a tent and have everything in a small unit that could be pulled behind a smaller car.
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The great thing about the teardrop is:

It's small enough to be stored in a garage,
It can be pulled by almost anything,
You can be buried in it!
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Old 07-10-2005, 07:56 PM   #12
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Not too unlike a model that was supposedly consedered by Airstream for a future model that would be for similar purposes.
Not just "supposedly" -- it is called the Base Camp and will be available by 2006. But it's a lot bigger than a teardrop and very cool, as you would expect.
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I found this statement at the Trail Manor website (linked from a dealer ad on this forum):

"Imagine being able to store a full-sized travel trailer in your garage. You can with TrailManor. And with TrailManor, you can also choose our patented swing-around tongue which reduces storage length by two feet. Our 26-foot models fit neatly into a 17 1/2-foot garage!"
-Trailmanor website, http://www.trailmanor.com/

Can someone explain geometry to me. I understand the swingaround hitch. Still doesn't make sense, but maybe I'm just too intuitive.
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Old 07-13-2005, 09:47 AM   #14
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Perhaps it fits neatly when parked diagonally in a 17-1/2 foot garage.

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