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Old 08-26-2017, 11:50 AM   #29
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Thanks, I plan on doing that as soon as I get the one unfun project I have going---that will be fun, but could also be long!
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:52 AM   #30
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oops. Still learning the posting ins and outs...last reply was supposed to go with Manitoba Jim's suggestion--
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Old 08-29-2017, 07:55 AM   #31
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Welcome! This a cool little unit! 👍
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Old 08-29-2017, 08:15 AM   #32
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This 2009 post has pics of a Ventura interior. I couldn't get the pics to open up/expand, but from the position of the windows, it doesn't look like there were upper cabinets? And the cabinet to the left of the door is also not floor to ceiling, but the galley cabinet instead.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:54 PM   #33
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thanks, Leo.
Mary, I haven't been able to see the photos, yet, but will keep trying. Since it doesn't have floor-to-ceiling anything on either side, I plan on getting SOMEthing going on that
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:56 PM   #34
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Well, that was too easy...got the photos.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:05 PM   #35
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...er, Steve, not "Leo."
Mary, thanks for directing me to that thread. It has useful info! The more input the better
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Old 09-12-2017, 02:00 PM   #36
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I had written a snail mail to the person whose name was on the title of my trailer (the person I got it from had not changed it into his name). Amazingly enough, I received a detailed (!!!) email from him today (copied and pasted below):

I do not know that much about the previous history of the trailer.
I bought it at an abandoned vehicle auction in Portland around 1999ish.
The roof vent and door were gone, as well as most of the front half of the roof. The furnace, fridge and oven were inoperable and unsafe.
I removed the closet and furnace, which were to the left of the door and replaced it with a place to sit. I rebuilt the table, the front bench and made the cabinet doors.
I rebuilt the door doorframe the roof framing removed all the old soft installation and replaced it with Styrofoam board insulation. I replace the interior ceiling with plastic sheet so it would not be damaged if there was another leak. I replaced the framing on the roof and the roof itself.fiberglassed and gelcoated the roof.

I gave the trailer to my son, never thinking he would sell it, otherwise I would not have given it to him.

The trailer was made in Canada and has a non-conforming serial number. The original serial number is on the frame of the tongue in front.

To get it titled we took it to the state police who inspected it and let us register it using the serial number on the trailer, which is duplicated on the homemade plaque on the front.
I tried looking it up on the Internet and the best I could figure was the venture trailer company went out of business in the mid-80s sometime.

The stove and sink-both work fine. The 110 electric plug iand light bulb are the only 110 wiring in the trailer.

The wires hanging out of the wall I believe are hot - 12 volts, when the trailer is hooked to a vehicle- I left them there with the intention of hooking a light up to them at some future point.

For heat in the winter time we would either plug-in to 110 and use a small portable heater. Or you can light burner or run a gas lamp and the trailer will heat up fairly quickly. You just have to be careful to make sure you have adequate ventilation.

Overall it is a great little trailer for camping in the rain. We used to tow it with our jeep wrangler and our Subaru outback.

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I am thrilled to receive some history on it, and even thinking my restored version may be able to be towed by my CR-V (will consult prior formulas on that)...and with the wealth of information and experience from the group, someday will be on the road.
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:39 PM   #37
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+Looks like some of the blanks have been filled in! Should be good to go on registering it. One way to date it is look at the bottom front of the trailer, down near the frame, if its flat all the way across its early probably 74 . If there is raised area then its 75+. Looks like the changed the mold around 75 for an area to put a portapotty.

The red and white one is my old 76 and the grey one I believe is a 74(being rebuilt by a RV shop employee. Also noted is the hole for the furnace is larger in the 76.
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