Inaugural trip of a new-to-us Surfside 14 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 03-29-2008, 02:42 AM   #1
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Sooooooo Lynne wants a new toy.

Something to keep her occupied when she retires. ==>

Like a trailer she can decorate.

The Scamp 5th wheel we have won't do . . .

Something smaller please.

Easier to tow.

Lighter.

Small

er

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So Lynne finds a Surfside to play with.

But who hauls 450 miles up to Vancouver Island, then back to get it?


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Did I mention the trailer doesn't have a heater?

And what did the drive home look like?


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You know I must be crazy about this woman to have done this!

Back to the trailer. It needs some TLC and repairs, but it's a good trailer. I'll post more pics when I have decent weather.

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Old 03-29-2008, 07:59 AM   #2
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:24 AM   #3
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So, are you bringing the Surfside or the 5th wheel to NOG? Wait, NOG is in April... better have a heater!
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:34 AM   #4
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Can't wait to see those wonderful peterh mods on a Surfside...
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #5
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Can't wait to see those wonderful peterh mods on a Surfside...
This Lynne's trailer to work on. Since she hasn't done a whole lot of woodworking or other DIY projects in the past my main job this time will be to help with the planning and showing her the how-tos. So this trailer goes into storage until Lynne retires. (Sometime next year?) 'Bout all I plan to do on the Surfside before then is pull the frame, clean, inspect, repair and repaint it and re-pack the axle bearings.

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Old 03-29-2008, 10:04 AM   #6
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Oh, yea. And install new gas lines and a heater. The gas lines run under the trailer, through a hole the frame, so I have disconnect them when I pull the frame. Since the trailer has no heater anymore I may as well install new gas lines and a heater when I re-install them.


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That is the sweetest thing E-V-E-R!!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 11:42 AM   #8
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Good luck with your project. Unit looks pretty good. I also drove home in poor weather from the coast when i picked up my trailer. I found it scary at times.
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A great deal of tidying and re-arranging has been done in my shop space. It was a mess. Crowded, disorganized, bits and pieces from several past projects that I haven't thrown away because they could be useful in repairing or extending said project.

Now the shop has been tidied up, but it is once again crowded.


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And now the fun begins!
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It was an archaeological archive!

<sub>This is what I tell Robert when he wants me to "clean up" my workshop...</sub>
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:48 PM   #11
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nice rig you guys... more pics please. I am looking forward to seeing what you do cuz I have one too. is yours a front kitchen? I have vector art for the Surf.side logo if you need it.
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Hi Peter,
I also have a surf-side and would be interested in any upgrades/modifications you do to your. Please post pics as you get them. Thanks, Marina
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Old 12-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #13
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here's mine Marina,
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ackroid008/se...57605645857272/
still lots to do but everything is working now
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Looks like a fun project, Lynn and Peter. Nice trailer.

Really nice kitchen, Scott. I like how you used the kitchen space, and love the stovetop and panel for the fridge. Great job!
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