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Old 02-20-2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Certified Green TT's

We have been shopping for a TT (first time buyers) and we seems to be sensitive to the fumes from glues and finishes. We see that several TT manufacturers are "Certified Green" by an independent third party ( see Certified Green by TRA Certification ) e.g Jayco, Airstream, Forest River, Evergreen, Earthbound, and a couple more.

I would be interested to hear from owners (and visitors to other TTs) who have experienced both green and non-green trailers, and whether they have noticed a difference in off gassing.

Additional differences worth comment could include such things as lower energy LED lights (inside and external e.g tail lights).

There does not seem to be a noticeable price difference between Certified Green and the regular, either.

I need more info to add to the incredible swirl of stuff I now know about buying a TT!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Out gassing

We are TT shopping right now. We have come to the conclusion to either buy an Evergreen product or buy a trailer that is a couple years old. This is because of the horrible out gassing, I cannot stay for more that a few minutes in a new trailer, especially one that has been closed up, cause it can be overwhelming. my hubby and I sat in an iGo for a bit, never noticed and strong smell.
So you are not alone.
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Old 02-23-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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We are TT shopping right now. We have come to the conclusion to either buy an Evergreen product or buy a trailer that is a couple years old. This is because of the horrible out gassing, I cannot stay for more that a few minutes in a new trailer, especially one that has been closed up, cause it can be overwhelming. my hubby and I sat in an iGo for a bit, never noticed and strong smell.
So you are not alone.
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All Certified Green TT smelled fine to us. Evergreen are great but more $$ than many.
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Funny, we haven't found the iGos to be expensive. All new RVs in our size and weight limit needs, seems to be around $20.
The airstreams are crazy expensive but beautiful works of art.
I did find some of the Jayco brands are certified green, but couldn't find an acutual rating.
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Rain Dog,

At the start of this thread is the link to the Certified Green website. For most of the rv mfrs it lists it also has a link to the level of green rating each achieved. Emerald is the highest.

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Yes, I just discovered that jayco is gold and emerald status, that opens more options for us, though my husband and I are totally in love with the iGo :-).
Thais for the info, very helpful.
Erika

Oops, just noticed I already posted about jayco. The gulf stream Visa is green too.
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We have just ordered a Evergreen Ever-lite TT. One of the reasons was the certified green .they also have led lighting. I also feel the composite material they use will hold up better. We were able to see many models of the Evergreen TT's and feel they are very well built. I feel the less wood in my unit the less worry of rot and mold to happen. As I started looking many months ago I read about lots of delamination problems in TT's .We know once water gets in between the fiberglass walls and that cheap luan plywood gets wet you will have trouble down the road. I'm not sure if any RV is perfect but you just have to do your research and then go with the one you feel is the right one . Good luck!
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