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Old 03-05-2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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I also flipped the axles on my recent SOB to make some of the rutted roads passable; still scraping the bumpers. I just can't see a 34' AS trailer making it off the beaten path without some serious dragging damage.

What is SOB?
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What is SOB?
Some Other Brand...

Square Old Box...
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Second, it was awful inside. I took off my shoes to be polite and my socks instantly got wet. It smelled like mold and urine inside. I felt a really soft (and wet) spot by the door and pulled up the corner of the carpet and there was no floor underneath.
Yes, but you can find wet, urine-smelling mushy floors in any size of trailer!

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What is SOB?
Some Other Brand, or Square Old Box, depends on how you feel about them.

My daughter has an SOB, and I must admit it's nice not to have to worry about hitting my head on things as often...
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Yes, but you can find wet, urine-smelling mushy floors in any size of trailer!
True, true, true.

The point was that the pictures looked fine. Even good.
The actual experience was nothing like the pictures. It makes buying a trailer based on pictures and the owner (the owner's son in this case) very difficult, and not something to be taken lightly.

We ended up buying a local 1996 Excella Classic Wide Body 28'. We need to customize it a little, but it's a great base, and we're thrilled.

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When did the glass go frameless?
I thought you were off your rocker when you asked this question.

Turns out the one we bought has frameless windows. So my guess is in 1994-1996 when they incorporated the new wide body frame.

A good example of the subtle difference is in the banner picture at the top of every page here. The caravan of a motorhome and 7 trailers behind it. Numbers 2, 3, 5, and 6 are +1996 wide bodies.

I could be wrong.

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