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Old 12-26-2017, 05:55 PM   #1
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Howdy from Alberta Canada - Surfside Triple E

Hello from the great white north!

We recently traded a large RV for the Surfside Triple E. I don't know much about it yet, the winter settled in before I could do much (ie. right now it is -30C outside). I am plotting and scheming though, and glad to have found this site! It does need a fair amount of work: broken windows, shag carpet, crooked door, etc. Everything else seems to be there...

Right now I'd be interested in advice/thoughts/suppliers/companies that work on the windows.

Will start wandering through the site for goodies, etc! I have the owners manual, but would love some hints/tips on getting this mysterious 160+ page operator manual.

Thanks!!!
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Old 12-27-2017, 08:23 AM   #2
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Welcome Christina! Lots of us from Alberta. Which Surfside do you have? Is it the front kitchen model? We like pictures.
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:49 AM   #3
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Welcome to the fiberglass world. I have a Surfside i am doing a a gut and re do this is it so far I am in the Edmonton area .On the windows i used Cristal glass . when you remove the window frame they might have some small rivets in the frames just drill them out.
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:51 PM   #4
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A few trailers I previouly owned needed glass repairs, most glass companies can make a glass for you. You can make a cardboard template or provide the dimensions if square or rectangular. They will also need a thickness you may have a small piece left in seal or take a measurement. It may take a few weeks as they may have to order the glass in to be cut.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:19 PM   #5
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A great online resource is vintagetrailersupply. They have a lot of weatherstripping etc that canít be found elsewhere.

Also check out these guys, they are in Edmonton https://www.instagram.com/surfside.life.love
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:53 PM   #6
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Pics!

Hello! Nope, not the front kitchen model. The guy I got it from said 1973. The kitchen is on the side across from the door.

Thanks for the advice!

Once the weather gets a bit warmer I will start making a list of 'minimum requirements' to have it secure and ready to roll.

Here are some photos! Or, a photo. Not sure how to add multiples...

Edit: photo not attached. Apologies while I figure this out. It seems I may have to provide a dropbox type url.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:58 PM   #7
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Hello! Nope, not the front kitchen model. The guy I got it from said 1973. The kitchen is on the side across from the door.

Thanks for the advice!

Once the weather gets a bit warmer I will start making a list of 'minimum requirements' to have it secure and ready to roll.

Here are some photos! Or, a photo. Not sure how to add multiples...

Edit: photo not attached. Apologies while I figure this out. It seems I may have to provide a dropbox type url.


If you are smartphone equipped I would suggest using the fiberglassrv app. Itís way more user friendly when it comes to posting etc.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:15 PM   #8
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:23 PM   #9
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Hey Map, my wife and I just got our hands on a surfeside! I am committed to a frame off restoration, it was in OK shape but the Windows had been left open for the last 5 years and there were some issues like rotting floor and mood and what not... lots of work ahead of us but I was curious on your trailer did you keep the ensolite? Or did you get some new "insolation" for lack of a better word.??
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #10
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Mine was in good shape.I will take a look around ,i found a place that you can get it .I just have to find it. had to mane a new stone sheild for mine the old one was junk.
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I just made some led replacement lights .fun project . The large one is about 1200 lux/lumens the smaller one is around 800.
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The ensolite you seek is made by Professional Plastics.There is a place in Kalispeii Montana toll free line 1-800-223-8360 .There e mail is sales@proplac.com. They have lots of different thickness of it+lots of other stuff.
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The ensolite you seek is made by Professional Plastics.There is a place in Kalispeii Montana toll free line 1-800-223-8360 .There e mail is sales@proplac.com. They have lots of different thickness of it+lots of other stuff.
Is this vinyl-faced or just the plain Ensolite? I found a couple of places that had just plain Ensolite without facing.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:53 AM   #14
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Hi Christina.
I am in the RV Service business in the Calgary area and use a few companies for window and glass work.
The best one I feel is Crystal Glass on Center St At around 12th ave.
I take the window to them and they work their magic. They call to pickup and I pick it up and reinstall.
Have used them for years and they have done a great job!
Good luck in your Reno!
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