Greetings and Salutations to all!
As a new member, and a new owner of a 1975 Surfside
TM14, I thought I should introduce myself. My name is Gerald and I am in Winnipeg Manitoba. After several years of watching a neglected TM14 sit lonely in a neighborhood back yard, I finally knocked on the door to ask if it was for sale
. Turns out I actually knew the owner and the trailer was available. A deal was struck the same day and relocation to a new home was immediate for the TM14.
While basically complete and functional there are a number of issues that will recieve prompt attention before usage. I plan to reseal all windows
and attempt to get the cranks working better...they try but seem to slip. A complete replumb of the Propane
is in order for the fridge/stove/furnace, it is after all 30 plus years old and Propane
is deadly! The roof vents will be replaced with modern crank-up units . I also need to redo the bed support panels and build a new table. I have the original cushions but hopefully new thicker foam and more stylish fabric will be in order. On the exterior several layers of what appears to be household paint
need to be removed to reveal the original GEL COAT. Much of it is peeling so removal is one of my first tasks. Of course the wheel bearings will need a service and possibly some tires
are in order. This is the starting list of things to do..............not sure what I will do next week once these are done
While new to fibreglass I am not new to trailers. I have spent the last 5 years in teardrops and have built 2 units from scratch!
I will look forward to participating in the forums and meeting new friends here!
All the best to all!
PS: As an added bonus to the great deal I got on the TM14, it also included a very nice original canvas ADD-A-ROOM that basically doubles the size of your camping space! AWESOME huh!