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Old 12-31-2016, 06:44 AM   #15
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1977 Beachcomber

I recently purchased a 1977 Beachcomber. A previous owner had started rebuilding the interior but I'm not sure how much of that I will keep. It will stay in outdoor storage until I can start working on it. I have towed it a few times with my 2001 Subaru Forester and found that it towed quite easily.; I live in Ontario, Canada but plan to tow it to the west coast for my regular visits there and maybe to Florida for some kayaking.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:34 AM   #16
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Hi Pam. Those are nice photos of the Beachcomber interior. Do you have any others? Thanks. John
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:36 AM   #17
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Hi Rick

I just acquired a 77 Beachcomber. I'm in Guelph, Ontario. How about you?
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:38 PM   #18
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Was your roof leaking
mine seems ok
The floor was wet though
Do you have a Coleman furnace in yours
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Old 12-31-2016, 07:42 PM   #19
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I'm restoring the frame
no rotting
For some reason I can't seem to put any pictures on here
maybe I'm doing it wrong
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:15 PM   #20
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Some pics of the frame
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:18 PM   #21
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Pics of the shell
inside
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Old 12-31-2016, 11:41 PM   #22
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:09 AM   #23
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Mine had been stripped clean so no furnace, fridge, water tank, stove, etc. I'll be starting from scratch. I will NOT use propane inside so if I have any kind of heater, it will be electric and if I mess with a cooktop, it will be an induction type.
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Old 01-01-2017, 12:15 PM   #24
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Just curious. Why no propane?
I know a lot of boaters opt not to have it due to it being heavier than air. But that concern is fairly well mitigated in a trailer

Going all electric limits one to plugging in or a genset, since the battery draw for electric cooking is not practical with batteries


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Old 01-01-2017, 06:53 PM   #25
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No Propane

I just don't like the risk of fire in such a confined place. I may have a tank for use with an external barbecue but not inside. I don't expect to do any camping during the cold weather and if I do, it will be at a park with electrical service.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:37 PM   #26
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Not afraid of being electrocuted?
You install a propane detector. Just like a smoke detector, which you should also have.
Don't ever recall seeing an electricity detector.
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Risk of fire from an electrical short is probably as great as a risk from propane mishap. Electrical problems statistically account for about 1/3 of RV fires.


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Old 01-03-2017, 02:08 PM   #28
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Smile Propane/electrical hazards

Thanks for your input gentlemen but I'll still opt for no propane inside the trailer.
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