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Old 08-07-2018, 09:43 PM   #1
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Name: christina
Trailer: surfside
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Surfside Frame Bonk Floor Rot Dunno

Greeting Fiberglass RV friends,

So I have been mainly cleaning my Surfside since getting it late last fall. Money is tight but I am funnelling what I can to the RV! I just bought some fancy new tires to replace the impressively intact but non-trustworthy '88's. Now I can tow it places to get experienced eyeballs on it. But first, I thought I'd reference the experienced eyeballs here.

My concern: There is a 'dip' in the floor towards the front. Right about where the closet ends, just before the door line.

Is this dip:
(1) Due to a frame tweak? There are no visible cracks in frame, but this doesn't mean they're not there...
(2) Due to rotten floor supports under the wood/fibreglass floor panel? The floor is currently dry, but has been wet. Doesn't feel soggy. Hard to peek under.
(3) Due to some seriously creative door hinge installation and/or past issues with door hinges. And one or both of above.

I primarily want to know if I should not use it right now. I would LOVE to take it to some of the local camp spots. I dream of going on tour. And, what step is next... who can I take it to to confirm (if I cannot), and how to fix it. All big questions, I know.

Many thanks in advance for everything!

Surfside in Edmonton,

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Old 08-14-2018, 09:06 PM   #2
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Name: Norm
Trailer: Surfside... // Bigfoot
Posts: 9
Hello Christina,, we`re also new to this site and have an 81 surfside we are in
the process of renovating.. I`m surprised none of the more knowledgeable folks
haven't given you some ideas.. SO for what it`s worth I would try to see
what caused the crack in the lower door frame ?? Did someone drop something
on it ?? I don`t see any marks to that effect .. I think cinching it tight with
a hurk strap then fiberglassing would not be a good idea.. Your best bet would be to take it to a repair place to see if they can figure out what caused
it to crack in the first place .. This is possably a repair you can do !!
Some of your friends may know of a good trailer repair shop..

Wish you all the best
judy & norm

norm wright
81 surfside
84 bigfoot
milk river,alberta
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:51 PM   #3
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Name: Mike
Trailer: Bigfoot
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I have a surfside if you want to look at mine .i am on the south side of Edmonton. I see you have a lift kit in yours .I just put one in my Ventura 4 inch. the rear bumper is 16" and the ball is 17' We have spoke in the past.
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