Originally Posted by 62overlander
the funny thing about this entire discussion is that it was started to have you talk about the very guy who's privacy or lack of it you are so worried about. Don't you find it odd that someone would become a member, post about the MM trailer, know exactly about who built it, then post no more? I tried to point that out in the very first post, but no one picked up on it. Not sure if it was MM's publicist or one hired by GSM, but we all were part of spreading the hype about that trailer.
Interesting points Frank....
BUT, if this is an attempt at publicity for either the trailer project or MM it is kind of weak.
Celebrity trailer projects are always a double edged sword as the desires of the client and the potential for advertising benefits of the people doing the restoration can be in conflict.
It can certainly be a huge feather in the hat to get a project like this and bring it to completion. But it can also be a big negative if the restorer becomes known for expensive and extended budget busters. We all dream about the project that could be completed "if money were no object". But it has been demonstrated that this can also produce some strange fruit when it come to travel trailers.
After all, it is supposed to be a vehicle first designed to travel. The addition of high tech gizmos that may make life simplier at home may complicate the occasional nature experience. But as we have seen many of us use our trailers as an extension of other interests. My point is sometimes the added compliction and expense is not worth the trouble.
This brings me back to the "WHAT IF WE ADD THIS" to the redesign of the vintage trailer. Sometimes not being able to afford a flat screen built in during restoration pays off later. Just sayin'
So if someone is leaking news about this trailer it has been done so in a strange way. Hype? Publicity? Advertising? Not sure which.
Safari...way overbudget show queen with 60k since restoration.