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Old 06-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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beachcomber in new brunswick

1978-beach comber - Moncton Travel Trailers, Campers For Sale - Kijiji Moncton Canada.


seen on kijiji tonight

NOT my trailer.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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I just bought that trailer yesterday!
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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I just bought that trailer yesterday!
Welcome to the site!
I cant wait to see pictures! what kind of shape is it in? looks like you got a great deal.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:02 AM   #4
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Here you go. Not sure where to start yet. Lots of leaks found so far.
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:20 AM   #5
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Its great to see another beachcomber join the site. Where is the front window rock guard that was in the kijiji ad? those seem to be fairly rare for some reason. Start a thread after you give it a thorough once over, and let us know what you find for leaks. There is getting to be quite a few beachcombers on this site, and been a few complete rebuilds. What is your plan for the trailer?
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #6
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I plan to gut the interior, fix the leaks, replace the panelling, and, if i can find the right parts, install a shower and porta pottie. After the interior work is successful, will give it a coat of paint.

I say paint it white, she says top half one colour bottom half another. Any suggestions or thoughts?

The rock guard is here, in the back of the truck. However the owner told me that he lost it a couple of times so he doesn't put it on the window when he drives around. Kinda funny, considering that's its purpose.

Seems like the trailer is tilting a couple inches one way. I'm thinking it has something to do with the trailing arm, but haven't been able to look due to rain so far. Anybody seen issues like this before?
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #7
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Let the fun begin! What side is it listing to? I did not notice any lean on mine, that is until I got it gutted and sitting in my driveway. I know my driveway slopes to the curb side of the trailer, and this is the way it appears to be leaning. The tire is low on air at the moment also. I will not know if I am truly leaning until I get the full kitchen back in, and pull it out onto a flat surface. But to answer your question, these axles can wear unevenly. 40 plus years of sitting on rubber can take its toll.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:00 PM   #8
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When you get a chance, measure your ride height, and we can compare.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:03 PM   #9
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Drivers side is down 2-3". I'll have to jack it up and check it out. Whenever it stops raining, that is.

When I tear the interior out of this, will I need to support the fibreglass shell? Any suggestions on where to start? I plan on reusing as much of the framework as I can salvage, just replacing rotten boards, and re paneling most of it.
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Old 06-29-2013, 12:31 PM   #10
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If you are down that far on one side, it looks as though a new axle is in your future, but at the price you paid, you are still way ahead of the game. As far as starting the gut, pull the interior cabinetry, I left the closet, It helped support things and was easy enough to work around. Then remove the windows, and start on the paneling, SAVE EVERYTHING! Try and not break the panelling as you remove it, as these will be very useful patterns for the new stuff. the floor should be pulled last, and be the first back in. If the trailer has been leaking, the floor is probably rotten. At this point you will have glassed in "sticks" attached to the outside shell, remove and replace as necessary. The shell will stand up on its own, so no worries there. The sticks in the wall are mainly used to give room for insulation, and provide something to attach the panels to. Start a detailed thread in modifications, and you will get a lot more views, always provide pictures, we all love pics, and it keeps the advice givers happy.
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Just posted a new thread. With a list of some of the "features" of the trailer.

In there is a picture of the drivers side wheel. You can get a feel for the sag on that side.

Where would I find a replacement axle at? For a 2000 lb trailer, would you get a 3500lb axle?
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I will direct all further responses to your other thread. I would stay with the 2000 lb axle. A 3500 lb would be to rough a ride in my opinion.
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Welcome to the site from the East Coast
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Thanks. Looks like there's lots of info here!!
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