Fiber Stream Co. – 1975 to 1986 – a company overview

We knew nothing about Fiber Stream campers when we stumbled upon the Craigslist post that led us to our “home on wheels”. However, the breadbox shape, bubbled front window, and dual axel immediately caught our attention and intrigued us to do some research.

We purchased our 1985 Fiber Stream without hesitation and have been thrilled to be part of this small community of owners and enthusiasts.

History

 

The Fiber Stream Company began in San Diego in 1975 individually manufactured by three people – a husband/wife team (the Lenards) and one additional employee. The company had a short 11 year run and relocated two times (Mira Loma & Fontana). Its unknown how many Fiber Streams were produced throughout the years, but the number must be small – we’ve yet to see another in person.

The history of this company is sparse. Details can be found among fiberglass camper message boards and deep internet surfing. We’ve found that FiberglassRV has the most active and helpful community.

Model

 

Fiber Stream only made one model in their 11 years of manufacturing; a 16 foot, dual axel camper made from a fiberglass “molded-in-one-piece” body. The company’s 1985 advertisement reads, “Made for those that want class with economy”.

The campers have a front end, U-shaped dinette that converts into a king size bed. A bathroom with shower and full size closet are located at the opposite end of the camper. The kitchen consists of a range with oven and double stainless steal sink. There are four larger windows in the living area, and one small window in the bathroom.

Our 1985 Fiber Stream’s Original Specs

Here are the specs listed on the original sale material for our 1985 Fiber stream.

  • Overall Length – 16’
  • Overall Width – 80”
  • Approx Weieght – 1740 lbs
  • 480 x 12” Tandem Axel
  • Electric Breaks
  • 15 Gal. Fresh Water Capacity
  • 6 Gal. Hot Water Heater
  • 140lbs Tongue Weight
  • 76” Head Room
  • 15” Ground Clearence

We modified our Fiber Stream greatly from the original specs.

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If you own a Fiber Stream or know more about the company, please respond in the comments section!

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  1. We have owned our Fiberstream for four years now. We have put a lot of miles on her. We know of one couple that have owned one for about 15 years and have done a lot of remodeling of theirs. Here on the west coast we have seen three other trailers. When we got ours we got about five pages of original information that came with the trailer, talking about the specs and advantages. One of my favorite lines is “the interior designed for women by a woman provides ease of movement and accessibility for everything.” We also have the original pre take off check list from the dealer who first sold it, plus the sheet on the propane/electric hot water heater, water system, electrical control center, breaker system, and furnace. If you are interested in any of these let us know, we could scan them and email them to you.

    I noticed that you had a problem with the window leaking. When we would get stuck in a rain storm while driving we would experience leaks in the front window and our bed would get wet. Finally DH took the window out and discovered that there is not a framework holding the window and when the caulking got old it allowed the fiberglass to bend inward enough to let water in. We have resealed the window and replaced the same window and our last trip we drove through a bad storm and found it to be dry inside when we arrived.

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