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Old 01-21-2014, 08:11 AM   #57
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Thanks Donna, let's hope so.
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:36 AM   #58
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hello! new surfside owner

James, my Surfside had the back of the top bunk screwed into the wood below the window with hinges so it could be lowered to be the back of the couch. It had 2 metal rods that slid into the holders mounted on the bottom of the bunk and on the top of the bench. Mine also had 2 door locks with the chains. I hope this helps.
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Old 03-08-2014, 09:00 PM   #59
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I have a couple of questions... But first I'd like to say that it looks fantastic! Great job!

Where did you get the polycarbonate for the rock guard? I've been looking to replace mine but haven't been happy with what I've found.

And second, in the original set up did yours have a front bunk? If so how was the hardware set up? The previous owner of my surf side hard mounted the bunk and I would like to get it back to original.
im back! been hiding heres your answers-

Poycarbanate- Rona $60 for 8x4 sheet

and yes it was the bunks that hinged down into a couch, i gutted it out and built from scratch up front
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:16 AM   #60
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soo, some more upgrades-
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:17 AM   #61
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Also new tow vehicle 2014 Ford Escape
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #62
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here are a few better pics and also got a new Hitch mount on the trailer, super safe for towing now!
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:11 PM   #63
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fridge on gas

Hi Jeremy. Nice rig! I had some thoughts on your fridge. If it works well on 110 volts but not on gas, I suspect it is not getting enough gas. So'....the orifice is partly clogged(consider using some carb cleaner on it) or the gas PRESSURE is low. Get some help measuring the pressure using a manometer. I think the regulator is adjustable also maybe the gas valve.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:55 PM   #64
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I was messing around with it and i think its the thermostat valve, if i move it back from max to about 8-9 it gets ice cold in an hour from room temp
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:15 PM   #65
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Greetings to all

I have a 1977 TM-14 with original interior.

In 2012, travelled to Vancouver from Hamilton Ontario, tow vehicle was a 2001 Volvo Cross Country (5 cylinder).

No problem pulling through the Rockies, once I remembered to use the manual gears!!

Camper has electric brakes.

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Old 08-02-2014, 05:56 PM   #66
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Greetings to all

I have a 1977 TM-14 with original interior.

In 2012, travelled to Vancouver from Hamilton Ontario, tow vehicle was a 2001 Volvo Cross Country (5 cylinder).

No problem pulling through the Rockies, once I remembered to use the manual gears!!

Camper has electric brakes.

Cheers

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ill be climbing the connector towards Merrit next week with it loaded up so i guess ill find out real quick how it tows over a mountain!
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:58 PM   #67
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Did a bit more work, finally hooked up the 12V lines to the fridge (also noticed alot of my new wires were touching the back of the furnace so i fixed all that and covered/atached them to the cabnet walls) next on the list- fix the front rock guard as the scerws are stripped out and split my propane somehow so i can hook up my bbq without unhooking my fridge
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:53 PM   #68
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New water tank

next upgrade done!! brand new water tank!! all for $125


care of Alcaro Plastics-
Suite 4-920 Leathead Rd, Kelowna, BC

this is the tank design for the Escape trailers (they supply them) and "almost" a direct replacement, i had to space out the braces 1/2 due to the deeper pan (4" to bevel) and the hoses are a bit snug as it is 2 inches wider but a bit of creative routing i needed no new holes

awesome guys to deal with!
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:43 AM   #69
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been hard at work again! planning a few big trips this year so lots of prep-

new LED lights and all new trailer light wiring, stabilizer hitch (wind trips) new fuse boxes and distribution panels, upgraded to a 12v water system, no more hand pump!

also scored a 8 foot bag awning and rail on clearance new in box for $160!- pic of that will follow install!
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:51 PM   #70
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More updates!

Well been hard at it every chance i get, already made it out on a nice week long trip to the kooteneys then in two weeks hauling it off to Saskatchewan for 2 WEEKS! gonna visit/camp and let it see its home province again lol

here some more progress pictures- been picking away at the body work and adding the proper mounts for the Awning and working on the battery box ect..

the grey is not the final paint - just rock guard for now, thinking Gun metal on the bottom and matte/satin white for the top

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