Two? Yes, two. I blame my daughter. - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-29-2018, 03:24 AM   #1
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Two? Yes, two. I blame my daughter.

My daughter texted me early morning a couple days ago. "Dad! These are Hella cool!"

Oh great, what now?

Oh my god, she's right. These are hella cool (her term, not mine).

On the Facebook Marketplace in Bellingham WA were two 1970's Ventura travel trailers. The price could not be beat. I've been keeping my eyes open for a small fiberglass trailer for a while and here they were, only 378 miles away.

I take the next day off work and head over to pick them up. Little did I realize they were a little stuck int he mud. They haven't moved since at least 1990. The only license plate on either expired in 1978.

It only took 4 1/2 hours to dig them out and load them up, one unplanned night in a hotel, and another 8 hours home. I am sure that is only the beginning of unforeseen challenges that lie ahead.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:06 AM   #2
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Great story and find, but where are the photos?
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:05 AM   #3
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PHOTOS!!!!!!!!! We NEED photos!!!!!!! GOOD for you but bad for us without PHOTOS!!!!!! =)-..
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:05 AM   #4
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Can someone please tell me how to post photos? I tried for over an hour last night and finally gave up.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:08 AM   #5
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I did manage to figure out how to make a photo album and it is here

Fiberglass RV - MiKris3113's Album: Day 1: Dig them out and bring them home.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:57 AM   #6
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That is AMAZING, great find.
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:55 AM   #7
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Oh my!
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Old 07-29-2018, 11:55 AM   #8
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Michael
I have last winter completely gutted and rebuilt my 13' Ventura trailer.
Check the lower floor first for water. This is a bit of a job but you can remove the existing plywood which is bonded to the fiberglass.
Let me know what you're up against and I will help you out.
It is a great trailer. weights in at 1450lbs. with propane tanks.
Pulls straight. Not to hard to redo, just time.
Hear from you
Good luck
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:08 PM   #9
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I think you deserve an award for most difficult retrieval!! Flat tires, stuck in the ground....wow!

Interesting find, two trailers.

Have fun with them.

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Old 07-29-2018, 12:16 PM   #10
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McKriss....

photos...click on first one and follow along....
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:23 PM   #11
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Great find! Keep us posted on your renos
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:30 PM   #12
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Pictures

Here are a few pictures of the retrieval.
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:32 PM   #13
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Thanks Francois

I would never have figured out how to post pictures without your help. I was trying to use the picture icon above.

Thanks,
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:34 PM   #14
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Thanks Murray

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Michael
I have last winter completely gutted and rebuilt my 13' Ventura trailer.
Check the lower floor first for water. This is a bit of a job but you can remove the existing plywood which is bonded to the fiberglass.
Let me know what you're up against and I will help you out.
It is a great trailer. weights in at 1450lbs. with propane tanks.
Pulls straight. Not to hard to redo, just time.
Hear from you
Good luck
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Thanks Murray. I am sure I will need more than a little guidance and help along the way.

Michael
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