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Old 07-14-2018, 06:05 AM   #1
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New form Newmarket, Ontario

Iíve been checking in on the Fibreglass RV forum for the last 6 months or so to learn what I can and can now report that I have finally purchased a trailer. Itís a 1987 Cadet ďprojectĒ trailer.

It looks pretty good from the outside, but it has no interior. Thatís fine with me as it gave me a good chance to see the condition of the fibreglass and apart from what appear to be some small holes that were drilled in it all is good. It also saved me a lot of work taking it out which is probably what I would have done any way. It seems to be complete. The side and rear windows look good. The front window is ďflatĒ and badly yellowed so Iíll probably be replacing it. The frame is in great condition and it came with new wheels and tires. I towed just great on the 1.5 hr. back roads trip home behind my Jeep. It got a few funny looks but none from the police (Ö temporary lights but no licence plate).

Iíve done a fair amount of body work, including a bit of fibreglass, and painting over the years and Iím looking forward to getting into this. Iím currently finishing off an expedition trailer build (see link below). While doing that Iíll be making plans and acquiring what I need to get on with this one.

No doubt Iíll have a few questions along the way and Iím looking forward to being part of the community!

Cheers Ö Stew

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My current trailer project coming to completion (I "think") Ö
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Old 07-14-2018, 12:48 PM   #2
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Congratulations Stew! I'm sure you make many great memories with your Cadet!
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:05 AM   #3
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Thanks JBB. I'm sure I will.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:57 AM   #4
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Iíve been checking in on the Fibreglass RV forum for the last 6 months or so to learn what I can and can now report that I have finally purchased a trailer. Itís a 1987 Cadet ďprojectĒ trailer.

It looks pretty good from the outside, but it has no interior. Thatís fine with me as it gave me a good chance to see the condition of the fibreglass and apart from what appear to be some small holes that were drilled in it all is good. It also saved me a lot of work taking it out which is probably what I would have done any way. It seems to be complete. The side and rear windows look good. The front window is ďflatĒ and badly yellowed so Iíll probably be replacing it. The frame is in great condition and it came with new wheels and tires. I towed just great on the 1.5 hr. back roads trip home behind my Jeep. It got a few funny looks but none from the police (Ö temporary lights but no licence plate).

Iíve done a fair amount of body work, including a bit of fibreglass, and painting over the years and Iím looking forward to getting into this. Iím currently finishing off an expedition trailer build (see link below). While doing that Iíll be making plans and acquiring what I need to get on with this one.

No doubt Iíll have a few questions along the way and Iím looking forward to being part of the community!

Cheers Ö Stew

My "new" Cadet Ö


My current trailer project coming to completion (I "think") Ö
https://www.overlandbound.com/forums...r-build.15306/
ouldn't it be nice to see someone in the NO start bring these nice little trailers back into Canada??
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Very impressive Stew; both, the original trailer project, and your projected plans to re-do the Cadet. Welcome to the 250 plus FGRV Ontarians that are currently active on this site. We all look forward to your future postings (perhaps on this site ?) of the progress on the Cadet - - from the 'Phrog in the Highlands'.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:28 PM   #6
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ouldn't it be nice to see someone in the NO start bring these nice little trailers back into Canada??
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I agree and I'm sure they would do well.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:56 PM   #7
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Very impressive Stew; both, the original trailer project, and your projected plans to re-do the Cadet. Welcome to the 250 plus FGRV Ontarians that are currently active on this site. We all look forward to your future postings (perhaps on this site ?) of the progress on the Cadet - - from the 'Phrog in the Highlands'.
Thanks! I just realized that my expedition trailer and fibreglass trailer have one thing in common. Neither has interior! lol I'm certain that this one will get one though.

I'll definitely post my progress on this site. First up is that I will likely remove the body to do a few things to the frame (install a 2" receiver tube and make some revisions to the hitch).

With 4 Jeeps and 3 trailers I have lots to do. The "original" trailer you refer to is actually the 3rd one that I've built. First was a now long gone one I built when I raced off road cars. The 2nd one is a utility trailer I built about 5 years ago. It's great for hauling home Jeep parts and for trips to Home Depot and the dump. No doubt it will come in handy with this build too.

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Nice Looking camper Stew. Be sure to mark your 2019 calendar, On May 16 - 20, for the Spring fling in New England rally set in Chocorua NH.
It's will be our 3rd annual rally and going to be bigger and better.
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:12 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info Gerry. We usually go camping at that time of year and that would be a good place to do it.
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Thanks for the info Gerry. We usually go camping at that time of year and that would be a good place to do it.
Can not wait to see just how you set up the inside. I bet it will be great and people at the Spring Fling in New England Rally,love looking at all the neat ideas others come up with.
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