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trx680

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Posted: 09/07/19 03:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who here has a fiberglass camper and what is your take on it?
why did you buy it over a regular camper?
What do you like and dislike about it?

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#1 less places for water to leak in, #2 less air intrusion.

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We have had to "regular campers" and they were both fiberglass. We got them because every TT that we looked at was made that way. I don't know if I get the question but the last one had two slideouts and a rear living room, they were the main reason we got it.





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is your question the difference between fiberglass and aluminum?
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When I say a fiberglass I mean a Scamp.
https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.6mpVQ........1sWmgFBlev8gHaEJ&pid=Api&P=0&w=327&h=184


When I say regular camper I mean.... a dutchman

https://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.83EKE........2JI3eYy3ABjQHaEO&pid=Api&P=0&w=319&h=183

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What you are referring to is typically referred to as an egg or shell camper.

We looked hard at these but no slide and too small for two adults and a 70 lb. Dog.

Generally lighter in weight with fewer seams they get good reviews from their owners. But they were too small and tight for us.

We own an old school stick and tin (aluminum) 2010 model with over 40,000 miles on it.

Basically you buy the floor plan you want. It is your biggest concern.

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Just right for Grandpa, Grandma and the dog.


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I didn’t consider a Scamp because they don’t have slides.


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I have a Dutchman type camper with "fiberglass" sides. Most are built with a skin (and I mean thin) layer of fiberglass glued and pressed on to a luan type backer (which is wood). If moisture (humidity or water) gets to the wood the fiberglass pops off in what they call delamination. If you get delamination you have lost thousands in value of your RV.
A few use ANSDEL backer for the fiberglass, which is water resistant.

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When we looked at RV's we looked a class A, B & C & Trailers. We were worried about spending money & having poor quality & problems. So we accidentally found Fiberglass Trailers. They are ordered directly from the factory. The build quality is very good & they hold there value. Canada has several Fiberglass & regular Trailers that you can order from the factory. Taylor Coach for example. We ended up for us it is just 2 retired people and a dog the Casita Fiberglass Trailer. It tows very easy. Weight is 2800 pounds. Look at Oliver, Scamp, Big Foot ( They have a fiberglass 5th wheel. ) and others. Good luck


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JG wrote:

When we looked at RV's we looked a class A, B & C & Trailers. We were worried about spending money & having poor quality & problems. So we accidentally found Fiberglass Trailers. They are ordered directly from the factory. The build quality is very good & they hold there value. Canada has several Fiberglass & regular Trailers that you can order from the factory. Taylor Coach for example. We ended up for us it is just 2 retired people and a dog the Casita Fiberglass Trailer. It tows very easy. Weight is 2800 pounds. Look at Oliver, Scamp, Big Foot ( They have a fiberglass 5th wheel. ) and others. Good luck


when I was looking, I went to the Casita factory in TX and rather liked their bathroom layout compared to the scamp. to get a full height coat closet you needed to get the roof AC unit, not the lower one that was located at the bottom of the closet area. had a small table on the side with two swivel chairs and you could leave the dinette made up as a bed full time if desired.
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