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Forum: General Chat 07-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By willisworms
Well I figured i would post an update on this...

Well I figured i would post an update on this project. It was a ton of work! It is to hot these days for trailer camping, so this where we are spending our time.
Forum: General Chat 09-04-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By willisworms
I think you both have exactly my intent pegged....

I think you both have exactly my intent pegged. The interior is already very clean, leaving it as is would be perfectly fine. The only problem is my personal pet peave. The cupboards and walls were...
Forum: General Chat 09-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By willisworms
No, what I do own is the ability to see the...

No, what I do own is the ability to see the potential in a beautiful old boat from the 70's. I live in a city that is well known for its arms race to have the latest and greatest. These people turn...
Forum: General Chat 09-02-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By willisworms
The price of a trailer for this thing is crazy!...

The price of a trailer for this thing is crazy! And the weight of it is more than double my tugs towing capacity. I will be going the mooring route,That way its usable at will, and also at the dock...
Forum: General Chat 09-02-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,914
Posted By willisworms
well its fiberglass....

It's fiberglass.. It's for camping.. but it's not a trailer. I just thought I would share my latest project purchase ( like I needed another )

1975 FiberForm Executive 28
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-02-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
Thats really starting to look good! What is the...

Thats really starting to look good! What is the countertop? I like the colour, It would go well in my trailer.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-31-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
WOW! You are really making some good progress on...

WOW! You are really making some good progress on your trailer! Keep it up and you will be camping in no time.
Forum: General Chat 07-22-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By willisworms
Now I know I have a new radiator, and I don't...

Now I know I have a new radiator, and I don't have to worry about it on a long trip. Well worth the money in my books.

I will for sure post camping pics!
Forum: General Chat 07-22-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By willisworms
Thanks Donna! I fixed the van up today. The old...

Thanks Donna! I fixed the van up today. The old radiator had split, I replaced it, and added an aux tranny cooler. Total time spent was just over 2 hours, and total bill under 3 hundred. Now I'm set...
Forum: General Chat 07-22-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By willisworms
That is very impressive! Nice work.

That is very impressive! Nice work.
Forum: General Chat 07-22-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By willisworms
Thanks! we did get a lot of looks, and quite a...

Thanks! we did get a lot of looks, and quite a few stop in's at the campsite.
Everything went well with the trailer, but my van overheated. I'm going to have to take a look at that today.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-20-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By willisworms
We need the 22.5 degrees up, that's the one...

We need the 22.5 degrees up, that's the one squidley put under his after doing all the measurements. We will need the 2500 lbs, as squidley took every precaution to keep his weight down, and still...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 07-20-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,076
Posted By willisworms
I have come to the conclusion that a new axle is...

I have come to the conclusion that a new axle is in my near future also. I was going to leave it for now, but I went for a test tow yesterday and I think I will get a new one on order soon. Keep me...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-19-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 802
Posted By willisworms
I bought mine off ebay, even with shipping it was...

I bought mine off ebay, even with shipping it was quite a savings over buying in Canada. A shame I know.
Forum: General Chat 07-19-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,440
Posted By willisworms
Beachcomber first outing!

Well the day has arrived! 2 year rebuild process ( really only 6 months, April till July 2012 then may 2013 till now) and I'm gonna spend my first night in it tomorrow. It's still not complete of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-19-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
This really brings back memories. Keep up the...

This really brings back memories. Keep up the good work!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-18-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By willisworms
Technically no....But if a determined person with...

Technically no....But if a determined person with a good plan got his hands on it sure. The main problem with that machine, is that it is not a "box and pan" style. What that means is, if you had a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-18-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By willisworms
Sorry, did not mean to come across snarky. Was...

Sorry, did not mean to come across snarky. Was just excited to find it local, and not have to wait.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By willisworms
Yes it is, but it is way more convenient to drive...

Yes it is, but it is way more convenient to drive to your local auto glass store and pick up exactly the amount needed. I paid a buck a foot, and had it immediately.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By willisworms
Door trim "wind lace"

I found a ready supply of door trim. The U shaped trim that goes around the inside door frame. Caps off the fiberglass edge perfectly. It has a usable opening of 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch and a depth of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By willisworms
Thanks again for the heads up, slots are now cut...

Thanks again for the heads up, slots are now cut in the felt.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By willisworms
That makes complete Sense! Thanks! I did not cut...

That makes complete Sense! Thanks! I did not cut out the felt. One more thing on my list!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-17-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By willisworms
Windows leaking?

So I was working in my trailer as it was raining out. My windows have been completely rebuilt, with all new felt sliders. The rain was coming down pretty good outside, and I noticed a trail of water...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-17-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By willisworms
I completely agree with this.....but, the main...

I completely agree with this.....but, the main problem I have is time. I took holidays this week to get the trailer camp-able. My To-Do list seems to be getting longer as I work, How does this happen?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-15-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,572
Posted By willisworms
Thanks for posting this. I just bought the eu2000...

Thanks for posting this. I just bought the eu2000 and I'm sure this will be use full at service time.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-14-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By willisworms
Yes I do, accurpress 8ft 100ton ets2000 control,

Yes I do, accurpress 8ft 100ton ets2000 control,
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-14-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By willisworms
This took me 4 days after work to complete, plus...

This took me 4 days after work to complete, plus materials. I could do it, yes.
But i'm afraid you would not like the price :eek:
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-14-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By willisworms
Thanks for the compliments. I could fit 2 6v...

Thanks for the compliments. I could fit 2 6v battery's in this box easily, or another propane tank, but not both. I have left it with one tank, and one group 27 battery at the moment. I really have...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-13-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,270
Posted By willisworms
beachcomber tongue box

I wanted more secure storage for my propane tank and battery. It is made out of 18 gauge stainless, with a 3/16 aluminum bottom . It was a little tricky matching the lines of the trailer, but I think...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-11-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
Nice work! it looks like you got it pretty...

Nice work! it looks like you got it pretty straight. Its good to see you are well on your way! keep it up.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-09-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
The vinyl insert is readily available at your...

The vinyl insert is readily available at your local rv supply, or the intrawebs.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-08-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
I think that the front and back windows are what...

I think that the front and back windows are what cause the most leaks, the radius of the windows does not seem to match the curve of the trailer very well. The outside corners seam to stick out a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-07-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
here are the pics of the floor process, you will...

here are the pics of the floor process, you will note that I used truss connectors on the ends of the 1x4, not the flashing as I had described. The truss connectors where very hard to hammer into the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-07-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
The floor supports are not glassed in, they are...

The floor supports are not glassed in, they are just 1x4 layed in flat. Get yourself some aluminum flashing, it can be easily cut with tin snips. Cut some rectangles, these can be stapled through...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-06-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,915
Posted By willisworms
Sorry, post off topic now

Sorry, post off topic now
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-06-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
I think that the polystyrene would work fine, the...

I think that the polystyrene would work fine, the walls will except 3/4" of insulation, so if you dont mind losing 1/4 inch of insulating value, use what you have. Zero cost, and using something you...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-04-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,915
Posted By willisworms
I would have liked to completely glass it. The...

I would have liked to completely glass it. The front and back seams would have required some knowledgable glass work. The front is especially bad. After I get the belly band back on, and sucked up...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-03-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
So... I'm dying to know, have you had a chance to...

So... I'm dying to know, have you had a chance to go through your trailer and get a good sence of what it needs?
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-29-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,492
Posted By willisworms
I will direct all further responses to your other...

I will direct all further responses to your other thread. I would stay with the 2000 lb axle. A 3500 lb would be to rough a ride in my opinion.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-29-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By willisworms
There is a thread on the site from user squidley,...

There is a thread on the site from user squidley, he bought a new axle and describes exactly what you need to order. I would hot link it for you but I am now on my phone, the rain has subsided and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-29-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,561
Posted By willisworms
I have used it on a few things. It is quite...

I have used it on a few things. It is quite durable, and actually very easy to apply. Runs are not really a problem as you apply it in many thin coats, working your way around the project. A tear...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-29-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,492
Posted By willisworms
If you are down that far on one side, it looks as...

If you are down that far on one side, it looks as though a new axle is in your future, but at the price you paid, you are still way ahead of the game. As far as starting the gut, pull the interior...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-29-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,492
Posted By willisworms
When you get a chance, measure your ride height,...

When you get a chance, measure your ride height, and we can compare.
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-29-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,492
Posted By willisworms
Let the fun begin! What side is it listing to? I...

Let the fun begin! What side is it listing to? I did not notice any lean on mine, that is until I got it gutted and sitting in my driveway. I know my driveway slopes to the curb side of the trailer,...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-29-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,492
Posted By willisworms
Its great to see another beachcomber join the...

Its great to see another beachcomber join the site. Where is the front window rock guard that was in the kijiji ad? those seem to be fairly rare for some reason. Start a thread after you give it a...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-29-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,492
Posted By willisworms
Welcome to the site! I cant wait to see...

Welcome to the site!
I cant wait to see pictures! what kind of shape is it in? looks like you got a great deal.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-26-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,915
Posted By willisworms
This is what I wanted to do. What you see in the...

This is what I wanted to do. What you see in the photos of my trailer are deceiving. The sides actually mesh up quite well and would except fiberglass. But the front and back are a different story....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-26-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,915
Posted By willisworms
I do realize this, but must admit, I did not...

I do realize this, but must admit, I did not think of it before I posted in this thread. I just saw a belly band/sealing thread and got excited. Yes my belly band is the same style as a trillium. My...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-26-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,915
Posted By willisworms
Wow, straight to excess :), I was really hoping...

Wow, straight to excess :), I was really hoping for the easy way out here. I have been dreading this belly band install since the day I removed it. Getting it on there without scratching the finish,...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-26-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,915
Posted By willisworms
I'm about to put my belly band back on. What is...

I'm about to put my belly band back on. What is the general consensus in sealing? Should I be using butyl tape at the top side, trim off excess after install, then run a bead of sealant along the top...
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