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Old 11-20-2015, 08:41 AM   #15
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robwok: "As someone born deep in the South, redneck is only a mildly derogatory term meaning someone who tends to do just enough to get by, and nothing more"

Being born, raised and some might even say inbred here in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, all the "Rednecks" I personally know work there butts off in jobs many folks would or could not do, some are even multi-millionaires that have given away more than most folks will earn in a lifetime and ask for nothing in return, not even a receipt to write it off their taxes.

Appears I must of grown up in a different south.

So as Isuzusweet said "I allways thought the term "redneck" was a term of endearment and rednecks were proud to be called rednecks. No?"

The answer would be "YES". At least in the south I'm from.

As far as the trailer, you can always buy it and put it back to original. Not mine to judge.

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Old 11-20-2015, 10:40 AM   #16
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I regularly read all the major news sites and often peruse the reader comments that accompany them.
The term redneck is usually spat out like an expletive by the worst, most bigoted - usually left leaning - people.
It is no term of endearment for sure.
I have begun calling people out for it.
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Old 11-20-2015, 12:01 PM   #17
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I know lots of hardworking rednecks.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:09 PM   #18
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I think it would be a great cabin in the woods.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:46 PM   #19
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I wonder what the big round window has done for towing integrity? Would the large cut out reduce strength of the structure? you tow this?
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Old 11-20-2015, 03:53 PM   #20
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I wonder what the big round window has done for towing integrity? Would the large cut out reduce strength of the structure? you tow this?
Good point Janet. I believe you are correct, The structural integrity has been diminished. Would have had a less of a negative effect on the structural integrity if the window was placed over or rear of the axle. The might have done the same thing on the other side as well.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:05 PM   #21
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This is my heritage. In addition, it is said that the Scot Presbyterians fled to the south during the Whisky Rebellion to escape the taxes and distill their own. Thus Southern Redneck "moonshiners". That is why I do take some offense to the way the term is used sometimes. My ancestors fought the Brits for religious freedom, fought taxes, and are considered dummies.....how?

"Historical Scottish Covenanter usage
In Scotland in the 1640s, the Covenanters rejected rule by bishops, often signing manifestos using their own blood. Some wore red cloth around their neck to signify their position, and were called rednecks by the Scottish ruling class to denote that they were the rebels in what came to be known as The Bishop's War that preceded the rise of Cromwell.[21][22] Eventually, the term began to mean simply "Presbyterian", especially in communities along the Scottish border. Because of the large number of Scottish immigrants in the pre-revolutionary American South, some historians have suggested that this may be the origin of the term in the United States.[23]

Dictionaries document the earliest American citation of the term's use for Presbyterians in 1830, as "a name bestowed upon the Presbyterians of Fayetteville [North Carolina]".[10][22]"
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:18 PM   #22
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I like what they are doing, but I want to be a redneck when I grow up! Maybe the original windows were trashed, as well as the whole interior so they are upgrading to modern duel pane windows. A little grey paint on the frames after the skin is polished and the small mansion is good to go. Leland
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:27 PM   #23
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Is the term "redneck" politically correct?




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Old 11-20-2015, 04:41 PM   #24
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The owner of any RV has the property rights to change it any way they want. If they like it, it is their to do what they want. Spartans have nice birch plywood inside them, but they are not very good travel trailers.
Care to share your thoughts/ experiences on why Spartans are not very good travel trailers?

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Old 11-20-2015, 04:45 PM   #25
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Care to share your thoughts/ experiences on why Spartans are not very good travel trailers?

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I think the large ones were pretty much designed as "park Trailers". Heavy, bulky and as such, somewhat ill-handling. I believe they had residential appliances and furnishings as well. "Travel" being the operative word....they are really nice and well built trailers.
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as far as I have been led to believe the term "redneck" is a complement. It shows that you have been hard at work outside doing real labour for a long day or days and have earned your red neck. If at the end of that long day you choose to relax with a few too many wobbly pops and some country music in an old camero or a glass of lemonade and a good book in your bedroom that is a lifestyle choice.
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Old 11-21-2015, 10:12 AM   #28
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As someone born deep in the South, redneck is only a mildly derogatory term meaning someone who tends to do just enough to get by, and nothing more.

Though I thought it was in poor taste, I also wondered about that big round hole. I think Spartans still somewhat maintained something like a monocoque design. I wonder if the lack of structure in that big hole would break that trailer on a big bounce down the highway.
Born, raised, educated and have lived in the deep south most of my 74 years. The term "redneck" I believe came into being during reconstruction following the War Between the States. There were so many displaced families in the south and for many of these, the only way to make a living was tenant farming. Such farmers were mostly uneducated white men and some black men with families. The white farmers were notably sunburned with red necks which earned them the name. Black farmers for the most part were exempt from the term. Because the white farmers were often uneducated, the term gradually became descriptive of their ignorance of academics as well as their appearance which was often ragged because of their home made clothing. Though the term was probably often meant to be derogatory, these folks were notably proud Christian people who wore the label somewhat proudly because it meant they were taking care of their families by hard work and honesty in their dealings.
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