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Discovered two Fireballs: one the fraternal twin to ours
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We attended two vintage camper rallies in October 2018.  At both rallies, strangers walked in to visit our Fireball.  Both visitors shocked us by saying they own Fireball campers and that both are…Continue

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Fireball camper owners
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It appears the Fireball vintage camper website is closed down since nothing there later than 2014. All existing posts and such disappeared. Another community member confirmed she saw the same. So,…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Old soldier Oct 10.

 

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Old soldier replied to Old soldier's discussion Discovered two Fireballs: one the fraternal twin to ours
"Well, yes and no.  Any camper this old still on the road means someone/many owners dumped a lot of money, time, and work into it.  Derel is still on the road despite having more money into him than a comparable NEW camper.  The one in…"
Nov 1
Lakota Wolf replied to Old soldier's discussion Discovered two Fireballs: one the fraternal twin to ours
"Thats awesome,, Just proves ya cant build em like that anymore.. 50 plus year old trailers still rolling around."
Oct 29
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Discovered two Fireballs: one the fraternal twin to ours

We attended two vintage camper rallies in October 2018.  At both rallies, strangers walked in to visit our Fireball.  Both visitors shocked us by saying they own Fireball campers and that both are original with no restorations or changes. The first was a 1963 Meteor with toilet (16ST) in Missouri.  The second is a 1964 Meteor (16S) in Arkansas.  When I checked the Arkansas Meteor VIN, its VIN and ours differ by only six digits.  I can only assume both were completed the same week if not the…See More
Oct 29
Old soldier replied to Thor Smith - EAGLE MOULDINGS's discussion Eagle Mouldings in MN -- Specialty Aluminum Trims & Extrusions
"Do you stock entry and storage doors/parts for vintage campers?  Mine is a 1964 Fireball."
Oct 14
Old soldier replied to john"Wishbone"willems's discussion Colaw RV Salvage in MO
"They don’t carry anything older than the ‘80s at best.  Just went there this last week.  "
Oct 14
Old soldier replied to Kim Jarrett's discussion Vintage RV lovers
Oct 10
Old soldier replied to Old soldier's discussion Fireball camper owners
"some young fellow recently said he bought one on a GM frame, so perhaps his is similar to yours.  I have tons of Fireball files culled from brochures, news articles, etc.  Joseph and Rosetta Kurmann (company owners 1952-1992) had 3…"
Oct 10
Old soldier replied to Old soldier's discussion Fireball camper owners
"I have a bit of info on the Class B Fireballs, but not a lot.  Most info is on Fireball (Kurmann) Trailer Company."
Oct 10
Sweet Gypsy Rose replied to Old soldier's discussion Fireball camper owners
"Hi!! I just bought my Sweet Gypsy Rose - a 72 Dodge Fireball Class C.  I'd love to pick your brains about Fireballs and be part of your "few good Fireballs community.""
Jul 23
Old soldier replied to Patricia O'Brien's discussion SOME RV PARKS DON'T ACCEPT RV'S OLDER THAN YR 2000
"We were in Corpus Christi agt the Navy base campground in Feb.  Outstanding!  Snoopy’s and Scoopy’s were fine.  Now Rockport...that a whole ‘nuther story!"
Jun 10
Old soldier replied to Patricia O'Brien's discussion SOME RV PARKS DON'T ACCEPT RV'S OLDER THAN YR 2000
"Ruining a trip is not my idea of a fun trip.  Enjoy yourself."
Jun 10
Old soldier replied to Patricia O'Brien's discussion SOME RV PARKS DON'T ACCEPT RV'S OLDER THAN YR 2000
"Your call, but I disagree.  We camp from the Pacific to the Keys.  I see 40+ footers and Class As/5th wheels on both sides of RPODS and popups.  Even some vintage campers, but not that many.  Separating people gets in the way of…"
Jun 10
Old soldier replied to Patricia O'Brien's discussion SOME RV PARKS DON'T ACCEPT RV'S OLDER THAN YR 2000
"Partly OK.  Many of the big rigs, like our real camper (2018 Keystone Montana High Country 310re) is merelyh olur home for winter trips and to stay while visiting our grandkids.  Most folks in the bigger rigs aren’t the country club…"
Jun 10
Old soldier commented on Old soldier's blog post Four year summer project
"Stephanie peeling masking off red accent arrows.  She laid out the accents, so they are A-OK!My first (and last???) paint job.  Dupli-Color Competition White and Performance Red lacquer plus clear coats.  Not professional, but…"
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Four year summer project

In 2014 I committed my wife and myself to a “summer project”: restoring a 1964 Fireball Meteor travel trailer.  How hard could it be, I asked myself.  It was only 13’ long; the videos I watched fucused mainly on woodworking skills; anmd I found what looked to be a likely candidate on eBay.  The seller, Todd Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah sold a book and CD about how to restolre one in a couple of weeks.  He adsvertised it as well maintained, ready to go camping, and only in need of minor…See More
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"Just returned hoime from Leander, TX.   Let’s talk."
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Four year summer project

In 2014 I committed my wife and myself to a “summer project”: restoring a 1964 Fireball Meteor travel trailer.  How hard could it be, I asked myself.  It was only 13’ long; the videos I watched fucused mainly on woodworking skills; anmd I found what looked to be a likely candidate on eBay.  The seller, Todd Anderson of Salt Lake City, Utah sold a book and CD about how to restolre one in a couple of weeks.  He adsvertised it as well maintained, ready to go camping,…

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