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Ever-Lite by EverGreen RV has become widely know for our quality and design. We have more than 100 dealers in the US and Canada. We have shipped over 700 trailers and fifth wheels. We have many happy customers. We recently won an RVDA quality award. We spent the better part of 3 yrs. developing cutting edge materials called COMPOSITEK. These materials contain NO FORMALDEHYDE. They are water proof and will not absorb humidity, moisture or condensation of any kind. We have eliminated the use of plywood, lauan, and OSB in the roof, ceiling, sidewalls, and floor. We us a TPO vacuum bonded curved roof. The unit cannot be hail damaged. The materials can be recycled and we save trees by eliminating wood. Our largest 33 foot quad bunk model is loaded with creature comforts and is still weighs only 5,600 pounds dry weight. Our 25RB weighs only 4,100 pounds. We actually weigh EVERY unit before it leaves our plant. We eliminate leaks by putting every unit in our rain booth fro 15 minutes equating to 7 1/2 inches of rainfall. We use a 100 point inspection process. We recently won an RVDA quality award. We offer the look of a motor home with motor home quality in a towable product. We offer a standard 2 yr limited warranty and a 3yr limited structural warranty. We are a certified "green" manufacturer by TRA. We even have Trees for the Future plant a tree in your name with your purchase. I wanted you input and would like you to go to our website www.goevergreenrv.com Tell us what you think. Thanks. Kevin
-- Edited by Kevin Slater at 15:23, 2009-02-20-- Edited by Kevin Slater on Monday 8th of March 2010 11:05:38 AM
I too joined this forum today after taking a look at the new Evergreen trailer. I saw it at the northside rv outdoor show at the kentucky horsepark. My wife and children and i have been "lookers" for several years and we happened upon this unit having never seen one before and i must say it stands out in a crowd. Being a looker and having never yet bought a camper (we will soon) this unit is just awesome. I cant say how it will function but it is very stout, very well designed and appears to best just about every other manufacturer I have ever seen, Plus it didnt make my wife and kids run screaming out of the thing from burning eyes and itchy skin since all the others were sitting in the sun without ac on, the chemicals used in these things is just crazy and you cant tell me that putting your family in there could not possibly do them harm from the chemicals, you just cant.Anyway for the naysayer I am also a pilot, learned to fly in some very old and rickety aluminum airplanes. Then one day a friend asked if I had ever flown in a composite constructed plane. Very close I would assume to the way this trailer is designed. Anyway, the composite aircraft could do so much more in just about every respect and lasts so much longer than the conventional craft. In fact many of the new jets are being made this way. I remember some of the "old" pilots sayiing they woulndt be caught dead in a "plastic" plane. I think its just a new technology.Anyway my two cents are that this is the nicest camp trailer I have seen, doesnt look like all the others, doesnt smell like a death ****tail inside, is very very quiet and most likely wont suffer the same wear and tear of the current units being produced. Cant say that I can afford the new unit but it will certainly be at the top of my list. What is very funny is that it appears the "campers" are reluctant to give any credibility to a newcomer to the market. My guess is this company isnt aiming at you anyway but at least show the guys some respect for doing something different. Pointing out they mispelled some werds really is kind of lame and the passive agressive way of your posts isnt very nice.
Give em a chance, at best this impoves the past time of camping/travelling. At worst the market doesnt agree and these people go bankrupt and you can recycle all there trailers into other stuff you like better. Me I am all for new technology and less nasty chemicals leaking out of my unit while I sleep and giving me cancer... cheers
P.s. Hey Kevin! My wife and kids are all willing to sacrifice our summer and fall weekends to "test" one of your units. It will be a sacrifice but we are willing and able newbies.
RVing probably not a reality any more.It was a good time while it lasted.
Kevin Slater wrote:Why is that? Too small?Yup, you only have 1 floorplan right now ( in 5'ers) that doesn't suit lot's of full-timers.I'd like to see a bedroom slide and open rear living area, and larger cargo area. Right now, your 5'er would only appeal to me as a part-time camping unit.Probably in the 32-36 ft range.I like the idea of composite materials, and I'm sure it'll be commonplace in a few years.You just need more floor plans in your 5'er lineup to give snow-birders and full-timers something to think about.
Why is that? Too small?
Kevin Slater wrote:Why is that? Too small?
You have one unit with two slides and that is really more geared up to a family with small kids and or teenagers then to a couple full timing in an RV.
Having seen your units at RV shows there is all the "green" smugness, but no strong product to buy. Storage is lacking, over all the units "feel" light in that I'm not sure that they would hold up to constant use.
My wife quilts we need room for that, we have two cats the travel trailer units I've seen have not had a place for a litter box, I work from the fifth wheel and I didn't find a comfortable place to work from in the ever-lite units I've been in.
Over all while I would camp in one of your units I would never call them home.
Better than ever, since they cannot delaminate from heat and moisture. Very durable.
I assure you they will hold up better than those using wood substrates. We did a 100,000 mile endurance test before marketing the materials. The entire shell of the coach cannot rot, mold, or mildew. The adhesives and materials are water proof. You can enter our new trailers on a hot day after they have been closed up and you r eyes will not burn. Saving trees and keeping your eyes from burning seems green but no "smug" to me.
It sounds like you need the room of a big fifth wheel for the space. We will offer them in the future.
Kevin Slater wrote:I assure you they will hold up better than those using wood substrates. We did a 100,000 mile endurance test before marketing the materials. The entire shell of the coach cannot rot, mold, or mildew. The adhesives and materials are water proof. You can enter our new trailers on a hot day after they have been closed up and you r eyes will not burn. Saving trees and keeping your eyes from burning seems green but no "smug" to me.It sounds like you need the room of a big fifth wheel for the space. We will offer them in the future.
Racerguy wrote:Some of what you have posted is uncalled for IMO. What's your point ?
Some of what you have posted is uncalled for IMO. What's your point ?
Racerguy wrote:Mallo,I think you are being very unfair with Mr. Slater in your statements.Never once did he advertise his units as full time trailers.His trailers wouldn't meet my needs either but I don't quite understand your need to demean him and his product. Some of what you have posted is uncalled for IMO. What's your point ?
Never once did he advertise his units as full time trailers... yet he never said that they weren't full time rigs either did he?
He comes to a forum aimed at / directed toward full time RVers and wannabe RVers and begins his spiel. The implication is that "Hey you full timers need to save the planet and full time in these."
When I pointed out that there were size issues and other issues I have with his product he replied. The biggest point he keeps making is "green" OK "green" is good only does his rig meet the needs of the full timer or full timer want to be that is this forums target market. In my opinion no.
If you disagree with me (and I'm sure there are people here that do) I'm OK with that.
Your words are derogatory in nature and your sarcasm is strong. You use words like "smug" and "spiel". It is clear, no matter what I say, you will reduce to some low quality assumption that I am selling something. My original issue was formaldehyde and the lack there of in our product. I wanted to know if this was viewed as a concern by full timers. We DO NOT even build a big fiver for full timers. I have been forthcoming in my statements and will now stand down. I am proud of our product but I realize it will never be for everyone. I respect your opinion but believe I have been misunderstood.Kevin
Kevin Slater wrote:It is clear, no matter what I say, you will reduce to some low quality assumption that I am selling something. My original issue was formaldehyde and the lack there of in our product. I wanted to know if this was viewed as a concern by full timers. We DO NOT even build a big fiver for full timers.
I went back and read your first post because the part in bold above made me think I had misunderstood that you were simply looking for thoughts on formaldehyde. Only when I re-read your original post I don't see a question in there. At no point was there "I want to know if formaldehyde is viewed as a concern by full timers." or some variation on it.
Since that is your question though. No I don't see it as a concern the first while we owned our Hitchhiker it outgassed for a while and we kept it well ventilated. Most of the outgassing was in the summer when it's easy to keep the unit opened up and vented. it wasn't an issue.
The section of your last post in Italics is what I noticed about your company and felt was odd that you'd come to a full timers forum and post what read to me as an add.
I am glad I met you. I have gained new knowledge. My first post was over a year ago. I stumbled on the RV- Dreams in a Google search. I did not then realize it was for full timers only. Now that I understand this I will be closing my account at the end of March. I will no longer receive email alerts and will stop posting and commenting. I am sorry to you and any other full timers I may have offended. As one of the founders of EverGreen RV, I should not have been here, since it can be construed as advertising.
Thanks to you and all the other folks for your past comments. I hope someday you all will see our products. We have been blessed with great results and great customers.Goodbye and good health to all.
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