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Old 07-05-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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I did it! 87 uhaul ct-13

After a few months of research and all the good help from everyone on this forum, i found my EGG!

87 uhaul ct13. no leaks at all, no roth, no cracks, gelcoat a bit yellowish but all smooth.
interior need a bit of work to make it mine.

ex- Owner had an electric fridge and removed the gaz/electric fridge as he did not want any gaz, in the egg, he was using te gaz fridge in his garage plugged in 120v....so i dealed with him on the price and i took back the gaz fridge and left him his electric one to use in his garage. lines look good but i will need to get that inspected.

we plan on redoing all cushions, make a permanent bed in the back and a 2 person table/seat for the front.
i will not use the water system so it might be taking it out.

ex owner did a second 120v electrical system, not sure why exactly, i'll rewire everything my way with a parralele 12v system and led lights. suncell on the roof works also..

Tires and wheels are brand new, axle has been replaced with standard leaf spring setup...this is a big plus for me, it will make it way easier to put brakes on it. it pulls nicely and is very stable on the highway.

One door hinge pin need replacement one is a bolt, slighlty loose making it hard to close. any suggestions?

also the door lock is a pain to operate..thinking of replacing the complete thing..again, suggestions welcome.


Windows will need proper re-sealing(silicone used) and some rubbers are cracked)


My wife already advised me that it will not stay white...she was talking abour red last night, will see.

in te meantime, any suggestion on cleaning the exterior fiberglass?












happy campers

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Welcome

Bernard,

To the wonderful world of vintage UHaul. Your egg looks in great shape!

....and kudos on the refridgerator negotiations...well done!

You're going to enjoy her alot and soon I hope...she looks camp ready.

Looking forward to your posts of upcoming memories!

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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Oooh I meant to ask what exactly is hanging from your upper cabinets?

...and how do you know it's a 1987? If you look on the port side (RH) there should be a decal with your MFG and SN. The date of mfg should also be on there.

Inquiring minds want to know...
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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Congratulations on your new UHaul! There are lots of UHaul owners on this site and they are very helpful.

As to the color of your new egg, the UHauls were all a bit beige or yellowish. The gelcoat is NOT white, so don't waste a lot of time scrubbing to find the non-existent white color. It isn't there! However, as you found, you can make it very shiny!
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:13 AM   #5
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just got back to register it to my name and get my loicence plate.

its a 87 from the registration, the ex-owner had the id plates..i have to check on the trailer where it is to compare.

the thing hanging from the cabinet is a microwave..it will be removed for sure.


the camper is totally usable as it is now.

afew details have been aded by the ex-owner that i lke, all four corner have level jacks attach to tye bumper, it also have a retractable step at the door.


the shell still need cleaning, what do you guy's recommend.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #6
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the shell still need cleaning, what do you guy's recommend.
Way to go Bernard!

This is a popular thread: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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GREAT catch!

Mr. Bernard and your other half,

Congratulations on your acquiring a nice looking rig with a really late production date! Hope you enjoy the ride!

Thanks for the pics and you are a GREAT looking couple in the last one!!!
Happy UHaulin,
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:45 AM   #8
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Oooh I meant to ask what exactly is hanging from your upper cabinets?

...and how do you know it's a 1987? If you look on the port side (RH) there should be a decal with your MFG and SN. The date of mfg should also be on there.

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Er, meant to say (LH), sorry MS. Vanessa, I could not resist!!
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Is that a tail of a dog in the last pic? White tip on black in the bottom right corner?
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Is that a tail of a dog in the last pic? White tip on black in the bottom right corner?
yes, its my 3 years old border collie name Balfa.
he's with us everywhere we go, we are outdoor people and this dogs got more energy than we will ever have!

He loves mountain biking, hiking kayaking(yes he swims behind our kayaks)
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #11
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Way to go Bernard!

This is a popular thread: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
yeah i've read that thread,
problem is, most of the products mentionned are not available here in canada, i'm wondering what do we have here that could work.
you mentionned the zep products, i bought a cleaner/degreaser safe for plastics, i will give it a try on a small portion under the trailer.
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Great Looking egg. Welcome to the family.
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Good for you! Looks like you got a real good catch there too!

Such that my wife was as supportive...

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