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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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Old soldier Nov 1, 2018.

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 Tom Rust Feb 28.


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Tom Rust replied to Old soldier's discussion Fireball camper owners
"I have a 1975 23 1/2 (Mercurian?) that I restored.  I'm a bit of a history buff and would love any information you have on Fireball/Kurmann Trailer Mfg. Co.  Espcially the 1970s vintage.  I know most are in the 1960s and 1970s,…"
Feb 28
Emily moler-Pascal replied to Old soldier's discussion Fireball camper owners
"Not sure if Old Soldier or Sweet Gypsy Rose are still active here, but I’m hemming and hawing over the opportunity to buy a 1965 fireball Astronaut (based on the catalog images). It’s actually in very good shape, but needs more work than…"
Jan 29, 2023
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"Camp Mi Casa on Route 66 in Carthage, MO. Cleanest bathrooms ever. Lonnggg sites. Near Kansas and Oklahoma state lines."
Jul 29, 2019
Andy Shepard commented on Old soldier's blog post Four year summer project
"This Fireball looks great! I have a 1963 Fireball 16' Meteor with the upper berth. I've been trying to find the VIN number on it but cant find it anywhere! Could you clue me in? Thanks! - Andy"
Jul 25, 2019
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"Need entry door hinges asap. Anyone out there know of an immediate source???"
Jul 18, 2019
Old soldier left a comment for Andy Shepard
"Did you find your VIN?  How is everything going with your Meteor?  "
Jul 9, 2019
Old soldier left a comment for Andy Shepard
"For Meteors, top of the tongue, on the left as you face it (ie, “curbside”) near the crank to raise the front.  Likely covered by layers of old paint.  Wire brush to bare metal; shoot a good photo (convert to black and white…"
May 17, 2019
Old soldier and Andy Shepard are now friends
May 16, 2019
Old soldier commented on Sweet Gypsy Rose's blog post Fireball Lovers
"Been replying here and looking for other Fireball owners.  If you and any others want to talk Fireball, Yell out.  "
May 12, 2019

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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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