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.
The Fiber Stream History
The Fiber Stream Company began in San Diego in 1975. It was 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).
It is 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.
The Main Fiber Stream Camper 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.
The Specs of our 1985 Fiber Stream Camper
Here are the specs listed on the original sale material for our 1985 Fiber stream.
- Overall Length – 16’
- Overall Width – 80”
- Approx Weight – 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 Clearance
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