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Old 10-12-2014, 03:44 PM   #11
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Default Re: Gulfstream owners What do you think ???

Originally Posted by MrHempel2U
I was wanting to get your take on this .... Are Cavalier (FEMA) owners looked down upon in the GS community or are the greated as just another member under the blanket of GS ownership ??? As for me I own a Cavalier and do have a great since of pride of ownership, now it's no top of the line Rv but it's mine ! Just wanted your thoughts on them .
Here's how I remember the advent of the so called FEMA trailers. Shortly after Katrina, my wife and I volunteered for months helping families rebuild their homes and their lives in the Biloxi, MS area. During that time I witness the delivery or numerous FEMA trailers. In the beginning they were buying all the already produced trailers that were available. Some that I witnessed were top of the line. Manufacturers immediately began producing units as fast as they could to meet FEMA's demand. When these units arrived, some were built to their normal specs and some were produced without a lot of whistles and bells, but appeared to be very livable. To me, most looked the same externally. I was in or around dozens of them and I didn't see anything wrong except some lacked interior quality control, such as plumbing leaks, etc, probably because of their hasty construction. Also, some of them were never used. I saw storage yards in that area a year or two after that were full of new units and I don't know if there were ever used. I'm sure that these units were sold at some pretty good prices and some were abused to the point that they were not salable or usable.

I would continue enjoying your unit, taking pride in it, and not worry about what anyone thinks. I'm sure no one would know that your unit was produced during Katrina. If you're parked next to me, and probably everyone else, we won't know how or when your unit was produced. If you're next to me, I'll probably invite you to have a seat and offer you a drink!
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