Beachcomber TM15 - The build, starting with gutting the inside - Page 8 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 10-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #99
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Michelle,

Here's those pictures I promised of the door bracing.

I'll post pictures of them mounted in the trailer when we get it put back together.
And just a guess but I bet they're a lot stronger than MDF board which in my opinion is the worst building material out there.

You can probably see from the shape of them they match the contour of the trailer doorway and one fits on either side of the doorway, they have about 20 screws when they're installed holding them to the trailer. the effect is they pull the doorway into it's shape and they are very rigid and strong.

I'm quite sure you can make something similar or have something made for you.
Can you give me any dimensions or angles for these door braces? I would like to have some made for mine.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:24 PM   #100
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I think Michelle had some made by her father inlaw

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Can you give me any dimensions or angles for these door braces? I would like to have some made for mine.
If she can't give you the info I'd be happy to take some measurement for you.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:05 AM   #101
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I'm about to embark on the same rebuild project and I have some questions if you dont mind.

-Is there a retailer for that aluminum foam or do you order directly from the supplier? - What Size blue wood did you use for the floor and walls, ex. 2x4
- Did you bond the blue wood to the shell with the PL300?
- Where did you order from / how did you fix your broken door handle and lock?
- When you did the fiberglass repair on the floor did you need to vaccum bag it? or did you just lay up FG and smear resin on it?
- Did you anyone ever agree on the stock tire size for these trailers?

Thanks a bunch

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Old 01-14-2014, 12:32 PM   #102
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Hey Kyle

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I'm about to embark on the same rebuild project and I have some questions if you dont mind.

-Is there a retailer for that aluminum foam or do you order directly from the supplier? - What Size blue wood did you use for the floor and walls, ex. 2x4
- Did you bond the blue wood to the shell with the PL300?
- Where did you order from / how did you fix your broken door handle and lock?
- When you did the fiberglass repair on the floor did you need to vaccum bag it? or did you just lay up FG and smear resin on it?
- Did you anyone ever agree on the stock tire size for these trailers?

Thanks a bunch

Kyle

The aluminum foam comes from a company in the Toronto area called Cymat
CYMAT The blue wood was 1"X3" and was sold at Lowes.
I used PL but you have to get the one that is compatible with fibreglass.
As for the door latch I made one from metal, the door lock have done nothing with yet because replacement lock cylinders are not available for these old door handles, if you look on ebay however new ones pop up now and again.
Fibreglass was layed down and then smeared resin as you say, stock tire size is 14"


I hope this helps, gl on your build and keep us up to date on your progress.

Rick.
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:40 AM   #103
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The new awning, let's see if this works

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Old 09-01-2015, 07:45 AM   #104
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Old 09-01-2015, 07:59 AM   #106
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Trying to post video of new awning

Can't post video but there's a couple of pictures in the previous post, awning is from a dodge sprinter Camper van.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:55 PM   #107
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So what did it set you back?

Rick, I loved the detail and the rebuild looks great. Owning an identical trailer (pre rebuild) I was wondering what you would estimate the total rebuild set you back. I realize this is a best guess. If you can break it out by areas that would be awesome. ie
Total: $3,000
Fiberglass work $300
frame& tires $1,000
interior cabinets etc $1700

The reason I ask is I am trying to decide if I am better to sell and upgrade or if this work would be reasonable and achieve what I want. (which is really a bigger main bed and better layout)

finally if you have already mentioned it just direct me to the page. 8 page of notes means I didn't read it all.
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