Anchoring a hinge bracket on a Beachcomber B15 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question Anchoring a hinge bracket on a Beachcomber B15

Hi all,

I recently purchased a Beachcomber B15 trailer. One of the first modifications I'd like to make is to replace the current table post support with a table hinge bracket assembly. This is the one I've ordered:
Table Hinge Bracket Assembly

I'm a little uncertain about how I should go about securing the brackets to the wall in my Beachcomber B15. I'm new to fiberglass trailers and am not sure how these things are constructed. Is there any wood between the trailer shell and the interior paneling? Any recommendations or tips for fixing the bracket assembly to the wall? Should I be looking to buy some special anchors? Should I abandon all hope? Any advice is appreciated!

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:45 PM   #2
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Hi Ryan: I am in the process of totaly rebuilding a 1977 B15. I have posted numerous pics of the process under the posts "my 1977 B15". Rick N has also done a rebuild on a 1978 TM15 Beachcomber. All these pics should give you a good idea of where the wooden framing is located behind the panel board. I have been considering the same table hinge as you are. For me it will still be possible to reinforce with another board behind where the hinge will fasten. The hinge should only need to support the table and contents weight. When it's turned into a bed, the weight will be on cleats fstened to the edge of the seats.
Hope this helps.

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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Talking Hi Ryan

The one good thing about the Beachcomber is it has a centre wooden brace that runs right where you want anchor to.

If you go through the many pictures I posted on Beachcomber the build or Sidneys 77Beachcomber you'll see how the whole trailer is put together.

Go Beachcomber

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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Thanks. As soon as it warms up a bit, I'll be giving it a go. The rebuild pictures are very helpful. The back wall, where the hinge system will attach, is angled (comes to a point). So I'm thinking I may have to mount a board along it to make it flat before installing the hinge and hooks.
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You're welcome

Enjoy your beachcomber Ryan and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
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