'74 Ventura Fix-up - Fiberglass RV



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-10-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Chelsea
Trailer: Ventura
Manitoba
Posts: 2
'74 Ventura Fix-up

Hi everybody,

My partner and I just lucked into a family owned '74 Ventura that was sitting for a few years, and now it's our turn to fix it up and put some use into it!

Luckily it looks to be in pretty good shape, but in need of some new tires which we're picking up this weekend. The inside is another story-- that will take some work, but I'm hoping to not gut it completely as we'd like to use it July 10-14.

One thing we weren't sure about is the brakes- it looks like they're disconnected and haven't been used in a long time. If we keep the weight down they might not be necessary (being on the prairies and all).
Also the appliances and most cupboards are gone from the inside, so that would lighten it up a bit too. If anyone could offer some brake advise that would be helpful!

I'll post some pics once we get it onto our property!

Thanks, Chelsea
__________________

Chelsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 06:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: bill
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19; 1977 Trillium 1300
The Mountains of North Carolina
Posts: 1,968
Registry
Given age of the trailer, a new axle with brakes is the way to go. Stopping is important, and depending on your tow vehicle, brakes may well be a requirement. In addition, it varies state to state, but some states require brakes even on a relatively light weight FG trailer.
__________________

thrifty bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2019, 08:41 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Chelsea
Trailer: Ventura
Manitoba
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by thrifty bill View Post
Given age of the trailer, a new axle with brakes is the way to go. Stopping is important, and depending on your tow vehicle, brakes may well be a requirement. In addition, it varies state to state, but some states require brakes even on a relatively light weight FG trailer.
Thanks for the advice! In Manitoba, brakes aren't required for trailers under 2000lbs, so they're not a requirement. Also for now, everywhere that we'd be camping is within a 60 minute drive, and it's all flat! So we might be ok. A new axle with brakes does not sound thrifty!
Chelsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 12:06 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Borrego Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Casita SD17 2006
California
Posts: 3,681
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chelsea View Post
Thanks for the advice! In Manitoba, brakes aren't required for trailers under 2000lbs, so they're not a requirement. Also for now, everywhere that we'd be camping is within a 60 minute drive, and it's all flat! So we might be ok. A new axle with brakes does not sound thrifty!
Welcome to the forum Chelsea. No idea of what type axle you have but torsion types tend to wear out around 20 years. Yup, they can be a bit pricey but without good working one...guest room or yard art . Post some pics when you have some time, we love pics.
Borrego Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2019, 08:07 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Dudley's Avatar
 
Name: David
Trailer: 1998 Casita 17 SD
Alberta
Posts: 693
Registry
The whole brake assemblies are cheap (at least here in Edmonton) zThis is an old post about changing out the brakes in my old Ventura Brakes
Dudley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ventura


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ventura fix-up MurrayC General Chat 3 11-19-2017 01:40 PM
Stuipid Ventura door . strikes. Me agine .. Need a quick fix Cheyanna83 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12 07-05-2017 01:37 PM
1976 Ventura Monarch Fix-Up BolerBee Modifications, Alterations and Updates 5 05-24-2017 10:27 PM
Ventura window leak found..ideas how to fix? Cheyanna83 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 07-23-2016 10:06 AM
Ventura door leaking top left corner- baffled how to fix Cheyanna83 Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 5 05-23-2015 05:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.