Just picked up a '77 Triple E SurfSide - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-02-2006, 10:21 PM   #1
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Finally,
I have been doing some researching,... And dreaming and Finally have purchased a 1977 Triple E SurfSide camper. Wow, I am happy. Structurally it's all there. I've scrubbed like mad to clean the outside and will be doing some more. Is there a really great product to use that can cut through years of moss, mildew, and dirt grime etc. ?

Then it will be new tires. Over the winter in my friends heated shop I want to rip the carpet out. I don't know if that's original or not, but I think new Linoleum will be the easiest to do.

Also, at present the fridge is not working although it could be a gas issue , meaning I think I'll take it out and roll it over or upside down to see if I can get it going again. I read somewhere that someone took there's out and replaced it with a regular wal-mart type Bar fridge, but then lost their furnace space. I wouldn't mind keeping the furnace for cool nights and possible re-sale down the road - Any Suggestions ?

There will be more questions from me, but the last is my roof vent seems to leak, so a replacement is going to have to come. One that cools a bit - the Maxx Air vent ? Anyone have this on the FG camper ? Is it worth it.

Thanks,
Eric

PS - Our Ensolite is in Excellent shape, curious as to why it seems some people remove theirs ? For looks, for a bit more overall space ???
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Congrats on acquiring your Surfside; you will enjoy it.
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Congratulations on your trailer!

As for the fridge. Do some trouble shooting before you take it out. Use the search function and look up old posts, there is quite a bit of info about trying to revive them.

Not everyone's ensolite is in such great shape. Sometimes it's peeling and mouldy .
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