1979 Triple E Surfside - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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Merry Christmas everyone,

So I have a new to me trailer. It's very useable right now, but I know I'll be wanting to fix things up.

Any ideas on the interior lining? Mine has the kind of "stippled" look interior, but it's starting to fall off after so many years.

It looks like the previous owner has stuck silcone caulking in cracks, and it would appear that they somehow used expanding foam to simulate the stipple effect in places and painted (neither of which look good)
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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Scamp trailers sells a trim tape that they use over the seams. You could use a spray-on glue to re-stick the foam wall covering (known here as elephant hyde). Depending on how much this bothers you, you could replace it all with new elephant hyde or the newer look (rat fur), both of which can be purchased from Scamp as well as from other suppliers that I have seen in other threads on this site.
Enjoy, and make it your own style.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:53 PM   #3
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Merry Christmas and welcome to the forum Mark!

Sweet new rig. Looks in good condition overall. PO put some work into which shows care. Tires, propane, floor etc. Siliconing the seams is a popular fix for replacing the seam tape. If you search the site you'll find some topics on it. Maybe you could just redo it but a better job? If the insulation is ok it's worth keeping. Heating/warming, stretching and re-gluing is an option. I bought the seam tape from Scamp. They have good products and ok prices but after you ad shipping and customs to Canada it's not worth it. I found almost the exact same tape at Home Depot.

Search google with "fiberglassrv.com" + your topic in the search bar and you'll find tons of articles on this site about any kind of reno. Plus I'm sure I'm just the beginning of helpful FGRV.com people to pipe in.

Enjoy your Christmas present,
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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to FiberglassRV Mark, and Merry Christmas to you as well.

You'll find lots of kind and helpful people here!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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hi and welcome

we love our surfside and it gets us to the mountains with the dogs. Very cozy warm and dry. You will have many questions (like we did) but you will find lots of help here ( and it usually happens fast)

my interior lining was caulked and painted when we got it also. i reglued it in a few places and it has been fine.
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Congratulations on the new camper and welcome to the group! You're going to make some great memories with it.
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