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Old 05-22-2014, 07:26 PM   #1
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What year trailers have mouse fur?

I'm wondering in what year trailers (what models?) mouse fur was used. It's difficult to tell from photos. Anybody know?
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:50 PM   #2
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I don't know all the trailers/models/years that have it, but I know the Classics of from late 90's on have it on the walls. There are probably many more that I am not aware of.
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EWWW! Ick. Every nOOb wants to know - what exactly do you mean by "mouse fur?"
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:58 PM   #4
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As it was explained to me, it's the textured wall covering on some models of AS, instead of the aluminum interior. I have it and the ceiling is kind of a padded vinyl. Both are supposed to be good insulators.
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Old 05-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #5
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Mouse fur is the common description for the stuff, but it is also known as "Ozite" and you can search on that name in Air Forums and find quite a few threads.

Our 2002 19' Bambi has mouse fur on the walls and ceiling. Much to the disgust of many, we like the stuff because of its insulating qualities when temperatures outside are below freezing.

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Old 05-23-2014, 05:21 AM   #6
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Que smart butt! Fur good turds bad got it! I have seen it and as long as nobody had smoked inside it was cool just hard to clean.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:03 AM   #7
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In the late model Classics, it's basically carpet that is glued to the walls.

When we had our '75 23', my wife complained about the wall being cold (she slept on inside of the goucho bed), so I glued some carpet on that wall as insulation, and she quit complaining.
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Old 05-23-2014, 06:12 AM   #8
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I believe it started in late 1993 when the body style changed.
We once owned both a 1981 and 1989 trailer with the vinyl coated walls. It was easy to clean, low maintenance but a bit more noisy.
Our 1994 model has the carpeted walls and headliner on the ceiling. It is much more quiet and seems to insulate a bit better. I like it better but I will hate it when it starts to fall.
Though not 100% successful I have done some cleaning of the walls with a spray bottle of Oxyclean and a shop vac.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:09 AM   #9
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My 81 has some mouse fur ascents along the walls and on the valences. I am gradually replacing the stuff. The walls are the vinyl stuff.

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Old 05-23-2014, 08:08 AM   #10
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Our '04 has the furry walls. We appreciate them. Personally I would find it difficult to sleep with twin beds against a cold aluminum wall.

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Mouse fur is the common description for the stuff, but it is also known as "Ozite" and you can search on that name in Air Forums and find quite a few threads.

Our 2002 19' Bambi has mouse fur on the walls and ceiling. Much to the disgust of many, we like the stuff because of its insulating qualities when temperatures outside are below freezing.

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Yes, our '08 22' Safari Sport has it and yes it has insulating qualities including sound.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:33 AM   #12
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None on our 2009.

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I recently saw a vinyl ceiling with vinyl covered buttons to keep the ceiling from coming down. Looks great! The owner said a guy that heads the Georgia AS unit puts the buttons in. Thinking about looking into to getting that done.
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Thanks!

Thanks for your input! I guess the "fur" was on the walls for a much longer time period than I realized. I bet it would be great insulation. I have a shedding dog, though, and don't want to have to vacuum the walls too!

What about leaks? Does the fur disguise leaks, ie make it hard to be immediately aware of problems?

Thanks again!
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Our 2005 Safari has the wall covering and padded vinyl ceiling.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #17
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Recent Classic models through the model year 2014 have the covering. The single 2015 Classic model has bare aluminum walls and ceilings.
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We had a shedding dog....not a real problem getting on the mouse fur. I typically vacuum the walls once or twice a year...hair was never an issue.
Leaks show up on the fur as a darker spot...like most fabrics. Water staining can occur, though I haven't had to deal with it. Others say Oxyclean will take care of spots.
It really has little r value as an insulator, but you don't get the cold "falling off" the wall and chilling you , like bare aluminum.
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I think the only trailers lately with fuzzy walls are the Classics. My '13 has it. 14 is the last year for it. The 2015 Classic is redesigned with no mouse fur and no padded vinyl ceiling and no cheesy wall paper clad plywood walls and no ugly wallpaper border-
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I think the only trailers lately with fuzzy walls are the Classics. My '13 has it. 14 is the last year for it. The 2015 Classic is redesigned with no mouse fur and no padded vinyl ceiling and no cheesy wall paper clad plywood walls and no ugly wallpaper border-
Please don't leave us hanging like that....what are they going to use to cover the walls, ceiling, and cheesy plywood walls?
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