My ongoing 1976 Surfside project - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-23-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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I got this 1976 Surfside TM-14 from my inlaws. It was all original. Rather than starting a new topic every time I make an alteration to the surfside I figure I would just start one big topic and keep adding to it.

So here it goes.


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Old 09-23-2008, 08:56 AM   #2
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The first thing I did was tear out the ugly dirty shag carpet and replace it with Traffic Master Allure Resilient Plank Flooring. (Hickory) It made a huge difference.

Here are a few pics. I ran out of the flooring so I have to buy another box to finish it. I also have to add some to the step up and do some trim

here are few pics of the new floor


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Old 09-23-2008, 09:00 AM   #3
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Nice work
What are your other plans for the trailer?
Keep the photos coming.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:06 AM   #4
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The second thing I wanted to tackle was the upholstry. It was in pretty rough shape. I decided to try it myself and it turned out pretty well. I wanted to go with a funky fabric to go along with the 70's age of the egg.

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Old 09-23-2008, 09:14 AM   #5
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I'm currently sewing up new curtains. I should have them done this week then I will add updated pics. I plan to do the following in the next couple of years

1. new laminate on countertop & table
2. clean, paint ensolite, replace seam tape with silicone
3. add stainless steel backsplash
4. add stainless steel to front of fridge
5. add screen door
6. paint exterior
7. Add storage above dinette

I'm sure I will find some more stuff that needs attention

If you have any suggestions on what else I should do please let me know.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:44 AM   #6
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Love the fabric! You did a beautiful job of re-covering. Keep the pic's coming as you complete your projects. Robin
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:41 AM   #7
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Very nice!! Love the cusions! That wood floor sure makes it look good in there too! Great job!
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:11 PM   #8
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Check the bearings on the trailer.
Check frame for cracks.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:16 PM   #9
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I have finished sewing the curtains. I made sure I lined them so they don't fade in the sun. I also finished up the floor. Here are a few updated pics.


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Old 10-08-2008, 08:38 AM   #10
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nice work!
that's night and day compared to what you started with.
I know when I brought mine home with the orange floral decor, my wife looked
at me like I had a third eye. now she calls it cute and comfy.

we should plan a meet next spring. or even a coffee some time.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:41 PM   #11
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we should plan a meet next spring. or even a coffee some time.
thanks Scott

We should plan a meet at Birds Hill or something. It looks like there are alot of Egg owners in the Winnipeg area. I would love to see your 1975 Surfside. If you ever want to meet up for coffee just send me a PM.

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Old 10-09-2008, 03:13 PM   #12
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we should just stick a date on a Birds Hill gathering and promote it. I tried to get something going with the bolerama guys but got little interest.
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Hi Scott and Darren,

There seem to be a lot of Surfsides around the Peg. My dad just bought one that looks a lot like yours, Darren - same two color outside. While I was visiting recently we also saw another parked out in Headingly.

I think a meet out at Bird's Hill is a great idea!

I did notice that you do not have cupboards above your stove - mine does and dad's does not - am wondering whether those are only in certain years? were an option? or ?

Great job on the floor and cushions!
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Hi Scott and Darren,

There seem to be a lot of Surfsides around the Peg. My dad just bought one that looks a lot like yours, Darren - same two color outside. While I was visiting recently we also saw another parked out in Headingly.

I think a meet out at Bird's Hill is a great idea!

I did notice that you do not have cupboards above your stove - mine does and dad's does not - am wondering whether those are only in certain years? were an option? or ?

Great job on the floor and cushions!
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I'm not sure about cupboards above the stove. Maybe it was an extra you would have to pay for. I wish mine had them. I'm thinking I might try and add some more cupboards.

It's funny since I have joined this website I see surfside's & Bolers & trilliums all over the province.
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I also tried to get a fibreglass meet going but didn't get much respose. Let's get something going, Scott, Darren and me that's three, I'll bring my Surfside if it isn't sold by then, or if it is, can I bring my Boler 1700?
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Darren, where in Wpg are you located? Scott is just a few blocks from me in Crestview.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:43 AM   #17
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Darren, where in Wpg are you located? Scott is just a few blocks from me in Crestview.
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and I should get over for a visit too. just working on the date and location for the Wpg rally. waiting to find out when the Emily meet is so we can draw some folks on the way to/from there. lacation may change too. maybe Stevenfield or St. Malo. want to find somewhere that has lots of stuff to do for those bringing kids.

does everyone book electrical sites at these events?
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Is this one strictly for folks from Winterpeg, or can those of us from Ontario show up too?

Just let me know where these places are, and perhaps I'll be able to swing it.

On a side note, I'm noticing more and more people from MB, AB, and BC on this board all the time. Neat.
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Darren, where in Wpg are you located? Scott is just a few blocks from me in Crestview.
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I'm in the Polo Park area. But the Surfside lives in Dauphin for the time being. Once I get a truck I will haul it to the Peg.

I'm down for a meet up. It doesn't have to be just winnipegers either. Anyone with an egg is welcome.

Spruce Woods would be a nice place for a meet up. It's about 1.5 hour from Winnipeg. Close to Carberry. It's located in Manitoba's only desert.

Any thoughts?

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Old 10-16-2008, 07:09 AM   #20
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definitely open to anyone with an egg.
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