Beachcomber TM15 - The build, starting with gutting the inside - Page 5 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-07-2011, 08:34 PM   #81
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Talking Progress is being made.

Sorry no new pictures just yet because I forgot my camera at home.
That said I finished making and installing the new propane lines and new regulator to the fridge and the stove, dedicated ground for the brakes and holes measures and mounting frame for sink and stove now I just have to cut the holes in the aluminum foam counter top.

No cushions yet but I think I have a line on some foam for them, we'll be using the trailer for the Canadian Ford and Mercury Truck Nationals on the 20/21 of August so an air mattress will have to suffice for now.

I'll remember my camera for this week and add a few more pictures for you viewing pleasure.

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Old 08-08-2011, 09:31 PM   #82
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we'll be using the trailer for the Canadian Ford and Mercury Truck Nationals on the 20/21 of August
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oooooh I WANNA SEE pictures of THIS... oh, and the trailer too please
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #83
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I'll try and get you some pics Donna.

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oooooh I WANNA SEE pictures of THIS... oh, and the trailer too please
So Donna, how long before you buy a BeachComber too?

Oh before I forget the sink and the stove are now mounted, pictures coming shortly

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Old 08-12-2011, 05:53 AM   #84
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Talking Some pictures of the counter top with stove and sink installed.

Just temporary trim and cupboard doors for now so we can use the trailer next week.

I know a little rough but the mechanical s are more important at the moment.


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Old 08-17-2011, 10:07 PM   #85
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Well happy to report the Fridge works, and all the bracing boards are cut and test fitted for the floor.

Window slider felts are on order I need to make and install all new propane lines and re-do the wiring but making good progress, going to be picking up the 12 sheets of Sintra or similar product for the walls and ceiling on Monday.

More pictures to come.
Hi Rick: I've beengoing over some of your previous posts and noticed that you said window slider felts are on order. Where did you order them and what about the other window pieces, like plastic guides etc.???

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:01 AM   #86
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Hi Rick: I've beengoing over some of your previous posts and noticed that you said window slider felts are on order. Where did you order them and what about the other window pieces, like plastic guides etc.???

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Unfortunately or fortunately depending on how you look at it I was only able to find the felt/rubber sliders for the sliding windows I was unable to track down the rubbers for the back and front windows so had to go with silicone .

The felt/rubber sliders are from a company called Martin cab. They were a bit on the expensive side but worth it when you see how well they seal and slide.

You have to go to the website and click on products then pick the non electrical option.

Link: Martin Cab

You'll probably have to e-mail them a picture of your felt/rubber slider or go through a local forklift dealer to acquire the parts.

Good luck,

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Old 08-18-2011, 06:57 AM   #87
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Hi Rick Quite a few changes since I saw it last year. Will it be at Arthur again this yera? Is that this comming weekend?
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Hi Rick Quite a few changes since I saw it last year. Will it be at Arthur again this yera? Is that this comming weekend?
Yes it will be at Arthur and yes Arthur is this wkend.

Are you planning on visiting?

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Old 08-21-2011, 06:02 PM   #89
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Ok Donna here's your pictures

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oooooh I WANNA SEE pictures of THIS... oh, and the trailer too please

Even though the weather didn't favor us with sunshine for most of the event, like Fibreglass Trailer folks Ford Truck folks are a very hardy, and some are the same people LOL


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... like Fibreglass Trailer folks Ford Truck folks are a very hardy, and some are the same people LOL


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SWEET!!! THANKS Rick
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:10 AM   #92
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Moving right along.

A friend set us up with some high density 4" foam used for making furniture, that was great because when I priced out something similar it was around $800.00 so big score.

We will be attending the Niagara get together this weekend so we'll get to see how comfy the foam is to sleep on LOL.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:55 PM   #93
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Talking Found a great piece I'll be adding to my Beachcomber this summer.

Seen it whilst surfing the net and knew it was for me.

Fastway flip jackfoot.

The video is pretty good

Fastway Trailer Products - Fastway Flip Automatic Jack Foot


Has anyone tried these out?

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:36 AM   #94
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Talking I know it's been a while

But I have made a little progress and I got to make use of it on a recent EggFest in Kingston Ontario Canada.

My new Mod is an updated hitch on my trailer, I cut the old scary one with the horse shoe latch with no way to lock it one off and installed a new modern latch and lock one.

Just bolted for now but will be permanently welded today with any luck.

I'll attach pictures of old and new so you can have a visual of the mod.

Black is old, Silver is new.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #95
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Please dish on where you got the rear lights? Are they they large brake lights?

Our poor trailer got as far as a new vent a few other cosmetic touches and then we had to get our house sorted so it as been in storage waiting for us.

I really need a new belly band too but I can't find one anywhere.
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #96
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Please dish on where you got the rear lights? Are they they large brake lights?

Our poor trailer got as far as a new vent a few other cosmetic touches and then we had to get our house sorted so it as been in storage waiting for us.

I really need a new belly band too but I can't find one anywhere.
I though something else must have gotten in the way of the BeachComber rebuild Nice to hear you're back at it.
The rear lights are from Princess Auto, they're the jeep style and work pretty good but I've found better ones I like at an RV dealer so I'm going to put them on the other BeachComber I'm rebuilding. As for the belly band just keep looking on kijiji in your area I'm sure one will pop up sooner or later.

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So I looked @ your thread, and haven't seen the finished product.
Did you finish?
I am finally getting to mine. My chief find is decals. reproduced from origional in gold metalic vinyl.
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So I looked @ your thread, and haven't seen the finished product.
Did you finish?
I am finally getting to mine. My chief find is decals. reproduced from origional in gold metalic vinyl.
No not completely done, had some things get in the way of completion.
However it is very usable in it's current state and as luck and time would have it I have picked up a new style furnace with the thermostat and wire harness for installation as time permits.

When I get some time in the next couple of days I'll post more on the progress.

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Michelle,

Here's those pictures I promised of the door bracing.

I'll post pictures of them mounted in the trailer when we get it put back together.
And just a guess but I bet they're a lot stronger than MDF board which in my opinion is the worst building material out there.

You can probably see from the shape of them they match the contour of the trailer doorway and one fits on either side of the doorway, they have about 20 screws when they're installed holding them to the trailer. the effect is they pull the doorway into it's shape and they are very rigid and strong.

I'm quite sure you can make something similar or have something made for you.
Can you give me any dimensions or angles for these door braces? I would like to have some made for mine.
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I think Michelle had some made by her father inlaw

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Can you give me any dimensions or angles for these door braces? I would like to have some made for mine.
If she can't give you the info I'd be happy to take some measurement for you.
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