ON 1980 Beachcomber 15'-$3,000 - Fiberglass RV


 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-14-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Lou
Trailer: Beachcomber 1980 15"
Ontario
Posts: 8
1980 Beachcomber 15'-$3,000

Beautiful little travel trailer. So easy to haul and move around. I renovated the inside to replace the front bench to storage and two seater cafe table. I also tub enclosed the bathroom, added shower floor and drain so that one could have a stand-up shower using portable system. Works great. I am in the process of replacing the floor and fixing the top hinge on the door. I replaced the lock on the door so that there is an inside deadbolt (better system than the original Beringer? lock). I've removed most of the decals as I planned on buffing the fibreglass to make it look even cuter. The electronic fridge is 3 years old. I have a replacement roof vent but haven't replaced it yet. I removed the front shade thing because it was falling off, but the window still leaks a bit even after I gobbed caulking everywhere. Sorry. It's a really sweet trailer and I hate to sell it but I have to. Price ranges from $2500 to ??? depends on how much more I have to do to it. If you're looking to make a small trailer your own, now is time to take it off my hands.
Attached Thumbnails
Sml beachcomber.jpg   Sml beachcomber2.jpg  

Sml Beachcomber3.jpg   Sml Beachcomber4.jpg  

Sml Beachcomber5.jpg   Sml Beachcomber6.jpg  

Sml Beachcomber7.jpg   Sml Beachcomber8.jpg  

__________________

__________________
algomamoon is offline  
Old 03-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Name: Steve
Trailer: Bigfoot, Trillium, Scamp 5th Wheel
Spokane Wa. and Las Vegas, Nv.
Posts: 1,312
Registry
Nice little trailer. Looks like it's worth $2500 to me. I bet the fridge alone was $800.
__________________

__________________
Steve Hammel is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Lou
Trailer: Beachcomber 1980 15"
Ontario
Posts: 8
You're right. $888.00 +tax. Impossible to find good used ones, so had to purchase new. It's great, except, the new electronic appliances need fully charged 12V battery to operate when on propane. Now you need a generator or solar to recharge. I understand the safety issues, but it makes off the grid more challenging. $2500 is the "as is" price and considering the issues, that's a bargain. L.
__________________
algomamoon is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Lou your price considering historical prices for the Beachcombers around here is very reasonable.

other sales of Beachcombers:
Beachcomber sold in Calgary Alberta Feb 2013 asking $4500

A 1974 Beachcomber sold in Cochrane Alberta - Feb 2013 - asking $4,900

A 1977 Beachcomber sold in the fall of 2012 in Grand Forks BC - asking price $6500
Carol H is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 01:22 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Name: Lou
Trailer: Beachcomber 1980 15"
Ontario
Posts: 8
Hi Carol: Nice to see another girl towing. These small ones are so easy to move around. To be honest, any 33 year old trailer is going to have issues, and this one is no different. It's in great shape considering the age and the renovations I've made are by no means professional, but they make it so much more user friendly. I don't want to put any more $ into this one and I'm hoping for a quick sale. I'm hoping someone will want to take it on as a labour of love who has the skills to do it right. The major issue with Boler's and I see now the Beachcomber's, is the door falls off. Big issue. What really needs to be done here is take the interior door area, reinforce it and then go from there. If it was issue free, I'd ask $5000 and get it for sure. But, it's not and I'm trying to be honest and fair. Thanks for the comments and happy trailering. Lou
__________________
algomamoon is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
I see no mention of the Title in the O.P....do you have it, and is it registered to you?

Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline  
Old 03-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by algomamoon View Post
If it was issue free, I'd ask $5000 and get it for sure. But, it's not and I'm trying to be honest and fair. Thanks for the comments and happy trailering. Lou
Good for you, as you know it would be nice if all sellers where that honest.
Good luck with it but I suspect if you put it up for sale on Craigslist it will go fast.
Carol H is offline  
Old 03-16-2013, 12:50 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: Lou
Trailer: Beachcomber 1980 15"
Ontario
Posts: 8
thanks Carol. My seller wasn't honest with me and this was my first trailer. I was a total newbe. It was still a good buy, but knowledge is everything.
Hello Francesco. Not sure what you mean Title? in the O.P.? If you mean is this my trailer? then yes and I have the ownership.
__________________
algomamoon is offline  
Old 03-16-2013, 01:53 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Lou funny you should ask about the meaning of "title". I actually sent Francesca a PM explaining that in Canada more often than not if you ask a Canadian about whether or not they have "the Title" you are going to get a "what the heck is that?" response.

As I explained to her, what we have in place of what is commonly called a Title document in the US is what we call a Chattel Mortgage Register or a Personal Property Security Register (different in each Province as to what they call it), where you can plug in the serial number of the car, boat or RV that you are purchasing and find out if it has any leans registered against it. If nothing comes up in the data base it is what we call "Free and Clear of incumbents". Most common for the purchaser to do the search - ie car or boat dealer will always do one before they take a trade in. It doesn't normally cost a lot to do a research - different in each province $8 to $20. For example in Ontario the data base can be found at Government of Ontario, Canada | Gouvernement de l'Ontario, Canada | Ontario.ca Services Canada. Not common for the seller to do the search for the purchaser but it would be a good selling feature if someone is hoping to sell the trailer to a US buyer who is wanting to being given a "Title" document.

If the seller has Registration papers in their name for the trailer (If it has current plates on it then its a good bet they have the papers needed - trailers in Canada need their own plates and insurance that cant be gotten without a registered in their name) those documents will also have a section or a separate forum the seller will need to sign off on for the Ownership Transfer and that's what anyone buying a trailer in Canada whether they are planning on keeping it in Canada or taking it across the line to the US will *have to have* in order to get it registered in their own name or to even get it across the border. Not at an easy thing to get a trailer without Registration/Ownership Transfer papers in the sellers name transferred into your own if the seller doesn't have them regardless of if the trailer stays in Canada or not. As some have found it can be impossible.
Carol H is offline  
Old 03-18-2013, 01:06 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Lou
Trailer: Beachcomber 1980 15"
Ontario
Posts: 8
Hi Carol: Thanks for that reply. We have the same thing for vehicles and it makes sense to have it for trailers too. I have full title if anyone needs to know.
__________________
algomamoon is offline  
Old 03-20-2013, 11:52 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
james kent's Avatar
 
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Ontario
Posts: 2,938
Ontario is a big big place. It's even bigger than Texas. What part of the province are you situated in?
__________________
james kent is offline  
Old 03-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: Lou
Trailer: Beachcomber 1980 15"
Ontario
Posts: 8
I am east of Sault Ste Marie, 18km west of Blind River.
__________________
algomamoon is offline  
Old 06-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
SeansmomSandy's Avatar
 
Name: Sandy
Trailer: Dolphin 15 ft
Ottawa, ON
Posts: 100
Registry
Taking a shot in the dark

Hi,
Considering there have been no posts since March, you have probably sold this trailer. But I figured I would take a chance and check if it is sold or not.
Let me know
Sandy
__________________
SeansmomSandy is offline  
Old 06-25-2013, 09:04 AM   #14
Junior Member
 
Name: Lou
Trailer: Beachcomber 1980 15"
Ontario
Posts: 8
Beachcomber

No I have not sold the trailer yet but I have fixed it up a bit and will change the price to $3000.00. Still a bargain. I am in Northern Ontario, half way between Sault Ste Marie and Sudbury, just in case you want to see it in person.
__________________

__________________
algomamoon is offline  
 

Tags
beachcomber


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone else on here own a Beachcomber? Rick n General Chat 33 03-09-2017 11:51 AM
WI-Beachcomber Tony Nowak Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 2 11-23-2012 12:07 PM
77 Beachcomber Michelle GB Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 04-19-2012 07:21 PM
What is a Beachcomber like KLaas Focker General Chat 3 10-19-2007 10:40 AM
Anyone else on here own a Beachcomber? asanford Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.