Hi, I am a proud new FGRV owner - Fiberglass RV

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Old 08-26-2016, 07:22 AM   #1
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Hi, I am a proud new FGRV owner

I live in British Columbia Canada and my girlfriend and I are outdoor enthusiast and we just perchased a 1979 triple e surf side FGRV. I am going to do a complete restoration and would love some input and ideas from you experienced FGRV handyman/women owners. I got the entire interior gutted out now so it's just the fibreglass shel. now I'm going to start sanding and doing any fibreglass repairs (if any) to prep for paint.

Any preference to sand paper grit? Or what paint to go with and any other steps I should possibly take at this stage?.

Thanks 😊

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Old 08-26-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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The link below will take you to a long, detailed thread of a total rebuild of a MFG trailer that will answer most of your questions as you proceed. Good luck on yours and note that we all love pictures.


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Old 08-26-2016, 11:28 AM   #3
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Welcome. If you are on the island there is a fiberglass meet-up on Sept. 9 - 11 at Sooke River Campground. Let me know if you want more details.
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:34 PM   #4
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Welcome CMAC21! Congratulations on your wonderful find...you're gonna have tons of fun with it & ohhh my, what an obsession it can easily become!! Enjoy & share with us when you can~ your progress! The folks here are super incredible helpful & kind. All the best to you!
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:13 PM   #5
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Awesome thanks for the replies. We live in the okanagan so unfortunately we won't becoming to the island this weekend, but we would like to go exploring on the island more once we finish restoring our surf side
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