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Old 07-01-2012, 04:20 PM   #21
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I run totally led lighting for interior lights and a car stereo, thats it for power requirements(leds are cheap and draw next to nothing). We replaced the fixtures with ones from Princess Auto. We also put in a new 120V fluorescent fixture which weighs about 1/3 of the old one and was about $15. Propane draw is also very low, the fridge flame is about the same as a Bic lighter and the furnace pilot light is almost enough to heat the whole camper, lowest setting is just about too much(watch out for the drawer handle,gets very hot when the furnace is on).

As for the break away, I was thinking of one as well. Not sure what the legals of it are.

here is the link to my rebuild thread, http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ura-46974.html

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Old 07-01-2012, 08:45 PM   #22
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Thought I'd chime in as we have a 75 Ventura too,
We have our battery mounted on the hitch along with a propane tank.
A few weeks back we went camping for four nights - the fridge and furnace (pilot light mostly, but a bit higher at night) used a total of 11 lbs of propane. Hopefully this will give you a bit of a benchmark for your trips.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:26 PM   #23
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Ok. I wasn't to sure, but I think I'll go with a single 20 pound tank, and use the little hand size dark green ones for my barbeque. It's set up for 2 tanks, so I kind of thought it would use lots of propane. Good to hear it doesn't.

I used it for the first time this weekend. The 4.0 jeep pulled it nicely, but when we arrived, the jack stands wouldn't fit under the rear. I figured it'd be fine. Well, I was wrong!!! Oh, sure, 2 people on the rear bed was ok, but once the dog jumped up to visit, there was a moment of weightlessness, then BANG onto the back bumper!!! AAAAK!!! Needless to say, I moved it and got the stands under the back.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:44 PM   #24
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Been there done that, except it was while I was stripping the interior, had it roll down the driveway into the alley with me inside.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #25
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My battery tray is in progress, might even go on tonight. I upgraded my propane hose to the new type, and fixed up the original mount for a single tank. The original mount was buried under a bunch of wood junk, but I found it eventualy! I also picked up some LED lights for the interior. I stopped by outback/trillium here in Calgary last Friday. What an incredible place! So many awesome, expensive ideas to work on now! Pictures of my rig ups to come, so you guys can critique what I made.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #26
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Been busy at work and whatnot, but here's the mount I made. And once I removed all the junk the previous owner put on, I found the original propane mount, which just needed a few repairs, and some paint.

My plan, for now, is to simply hook an inverter directly to the battery, and plug the trailer into that. Kind of ghetto, but it seems that the 12 volt system hasn't aged well, and the 110 volt system works flawlessly. I have a few more trips for the summer, so I don't dare rip the inside panels off to deal with wires until those are through.

You can also see the updated propane hose I bought at Outback. Not sure when they'll actualy stop selling the old style tanks, but my hose was leaking anyway, and the retrofit hose was only $29.


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Whatever you need to do to make it safe and safe to go down the road... we're here to support you!
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #28
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Haven't updated this in a while! I've put lots of miles on the old Ventura, and it's working great. Installed my new cushion covers tonight. I wanted to brighten it up, and improve the odour, while still maintaining a 70s vibe. Mission accomplished?
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Mission accomplished?
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I like those bright colors!
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Old 06-14-2020, 01:09 PM   #30
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Cool brochure

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Just wanted to post a few pics, and ask a few questions. This is my first fiberglass trailer, but once upon a time, I had an old conventional one.

First thing, the brochure that came with it! Pretty cool. Nothing helpful as far as repair or maintenance, but pretty cool anyway.







I can't quite read the print on the standard equipment. I'm pretty much starting from scratch on the electrical. Thanks
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Old 06-15-2020, 06:08 PM   #31
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Our previous owner had a new door built.. and does look like custom job. Itís maybe only thing that doesnít need work on ours! Ha. But, that said, the latch sucks and door is tad smaller than frame.

Thank you for sharing brochure! What a score.
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Old 06-18-2020, 05:28 PM   #32
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Can I just say thanks.... AGAIN... for sharing the brochure. Upon closer inspection - Iím realizing our front and back windows were switched!! Explains why the window screws didnít line up with the frame!
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