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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-24-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Here's the almost finished right side dinette...

Here's the almost finished right side dinette seat.

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Just the access lid needs to be cut. The 1/2" pre-finished birch plywood is perfect for this. And I made sure to have a 1/2" lip so...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-07-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
That's a good question... One of the things that...

That's a good question... One of the things that I like and that's different from Bolers and Scamps ( and there is lots) is the frame around the windows. The factory used 1/2" plywood with paneling...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-06-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Here's the rear overhead done and installed.. ...

Here's the rear overhead done and installed.. The white gimp looks good where the cabinets meet the ensolite.

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Plus as you can see all lighting is installed on the bench and tested.. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-31-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
That's cool.. Even though I like my LED's I'm...

That's cool.. Even though I like my LED's I'm not sure I would go the far. But I have that strip on my truck.. :loltu
Gotta keep some old school stuff.. And speaking of ..I sourced some "GIMP" to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-30-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Thanks that's a great compliment coming from...

Thanks that's a great compliment coming from someone doing good work too. I made a new video..
https://youtu.be/7ASGHiWNZpc


Sure is a fight with those curves !
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-29-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 29,255
Posted By robeye
Nice work ! I like tidy stuff.. I'm now working...

Nice work ! I like tidy stuff.. I'm now working on trailer number three.. A surf Side.. Wood cabinets like you are doing
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-27-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
I'll put The Tripple E logo back on.. The Surf...

I'll put The Tripple E logo back on.. The Surf Side is back.. I've reached a point in the re- construction of the trailer where it's time to start building the cabinets. New lino is on the floor,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-27-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By robeye
Your doing great work Rolf.. Gonna be a new...

Your doing great work Rolf.. Gonna be a new trailer when finished.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-17-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Today was running lights day.. officially ! And...

Today was running lights day.. officially ! And mine are different. That nice flat space ( Boler's don't have it ) was crying for some creativity. Combine that with my love of LED lights and this...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-16-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
More progress... The ensolite is repaired and...

More progress... The ensolite is repaired and painted.. Looks great.

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And removed from where it will be inside the lower cabinets. Except the wheel wells .. Plans for that will be...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-16-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By robeye
Great work ! I know you won't need the vents but...

Great work ! I know you won't need the vents but the water fill ? and the power cord ?
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-13-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Coming along nicely... Made new interior window...

Coming along nicely... Made new interior window frames and now starting the long process of cleaning , fixing and painting the Ensolite.

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And I've made a video too...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-11-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,840
Posted By robeye
Great job.. Just did my painting before xmass. ...

Great job.. Just did my painting before xmass. Same product and same method..

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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-01-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
I made a second video on how to remove the top...

I made a second video on how to remove the top glass pane without taking the whole frame apart. It does not work for all Jalousie windows... just something I figured out with mine.
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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-01-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
Yup That's different.. What the heck is holding...

Yup That's different.. What the heck is holding the pane in ?
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-01-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
Let's see if this will help. ...

Let's see if this will help.
https://youtu.be/QtDdikDe0pA
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-01-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
Those window panes look the same as mine.. When...

Those window panes look the same as mine.. When it stops raining ... open them up and look to see if you can see these differences.

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On the left side of the pane (on mine) there is a piece...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-31-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
My Wife loves it.. Working on re-biulding the...

My Wife loves it.. Working on re-biulding the windows. And I noticed a few other threads where others were having window troubles.. So I made a video.


https://youtu.be/_Vgzk6_u-JI
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-31-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
Ya I guess that's confusing. here's two pics that...

Ya I guess that's confusing. here's two pics that will explain.
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This is the tab I'm referring to
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As you can see it's not there on the right side of the window pane
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-31-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By robeye
Princess Auto should have the right axle.. I...

Princess Auto should have the right axle.. I would think that its a 3500 lb with ten inch brakes. ? Measure the springs center to center. Replace the bushings, bolts and spring hangers. Unless...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-31-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
Got it ! I'm taking mine apart anyway... Looking...

Got it ! I'm taking mine apart anyway... Looking at the window from outside .. there is a tab on the left.. but not on the right. So with a little gentle prying the right side will move down and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-31-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
You are right.. The top pane will not just slide...

You are right.. The top pane will not just slide out.. The others do but not the top.. The top window frame is too close. And since the triangle piece is also the hinge pin you can't spread it far...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-31-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
I hope this will help.. With the window open .. ...

I hope this will help.. With the window open ..
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On both sides you will find this .. Removing these two #6 Robertson screws (both sides) the frame will just slide out. Then there are four...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-31-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
Your not wrong Tim.. The glass is wedged in with...

Your not wrong Tim.. The glass is wedged in with a rubber trim. and will need a bit of persuasion.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-31-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 903
Posted By robeye
I'm rebuilding my Jalousie windows on the Surf...

I'm rebuilding my Jalousie windows on the Surf Side which are the same windows. I'm having to take them apart and clean the paint off them and replace the seals and the actuators. I was going to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-28-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Well final coats of paint are on and I like the...

Well final coats of paint are on and I like the blue.. kinda beachy..

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Still have to do the rock guard on the front and a few touch ups.. then it's on to the windows and other stuff.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-21-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Thumbs up Thanks Jan.. I ran out of primer so of to the...

Thanks Jan.. I ran out of primer so of to the city for more tomorrow. In the mean time I did all the needed graphics on my vinyl cutting Circut , Thanks to Scott for the special "surf side"...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-19-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Well if you are thinking of painting... then yes....

Well if you are thinking of painting... then yes. Not cheap.. when the paint dries on this trailer I'll have spent around $400. But I can do it myself ...in my shop.. in the winter. So for me this...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-19-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
First coat of primer on.. so now I find a few...

First coat of primer on.. so now I find a few goobers to fix.. Not that it's got to be perfect.. but it's easy between the primer coats.
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I love working with the Interlux products. I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-18-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Paint is Next !

All the patching is done. I've masked off the bits I don't want painted. Also caulked around a few things with Pro-Form PF-213 paint-able sealer. Time to clean the shop and the trailer .. This is the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-15-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Wow good to know.. I was really wishing I could...

Wow good to know.. I was really wishing I could afford an Escape. But I saved 30 grand by going for a 19 ft Fun Finder X. I know it's not Fiberglass but we love it.

As part of the work on the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-13-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Thanks Walt.. Your no stranger to fiberglass...

Thanks Walt.. Your no stranger to fiberglass trailers.. for sure. I look forward to each step of the restore. Painting will be soon. I do the outside first, then turn my attention to the inside....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-13-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
So the body work continues. The front left corner...

So the body work continues. The front left corner was a mess. Quite a bit of damage was done there and the fix was worse. But I'm messaging it out.

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No choice but to fill this small grand...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-08-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Oh I know that feeling.. The Boler I did had...

Oh I know that feeling.. The Boler I did had some kind of pool paint on it.. Tough as nails.

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I sanded for more what seemed like a month. But it was worth it.

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Treat your...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-08-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
I start from the top down. Cleaning sanding &...

I start from the top down. Cleaning sanding & filling. Lot's of spider cracks up on the roof. Not a surprise, the roof had sagged from possibly snow ? I wire brush them and brush resin over them....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-07-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
I'm starting the sanding today.. and what do...

I'm starting the sanding today.. and what do know. I could see the decals under the green paint but a bit of sanding made them pop. Also a sales lot sticker shows up.
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I would presume this...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-03-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Here's a new video I did this morning helps with...

Here's a new video I did this morning helps with explaining the roof issues. And where I'm at with the work..


https://youtu.be/r1h1dRvI9tI (https://youtu.be/r1h1dRvI9tI)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-03-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
This is a good thing to point out.. I could...

This is a good thing to point out.. I could remove the dolly and use moving dolly's with casters instead of the 12 " wheels. The dolly is made from 4x4 posts

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I've used it for the other...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-29-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
It's a lot of work, but I have nothing but time.....

It's a lot of work, but I have nothing but time.. Got the interior all stripped out.. Now I'm working my way around the outside.

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The rusty screws around the windows don't help.. Also...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-29-2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By robeye
Wow.. You may be doing more than me as far as...

Wow.. You may be doing more than me as far as stripping the interior. My ensolite is in good condition so it stays, gets cleaned and painted. So what will you replace it with ?
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-27-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Well I've finished the frame, and kicked it...

Well I've finished the frame, and kicked it outside.

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Replaced it with the body.. Just fit under the 7 ft door.. with the roof vent removed.

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Now comes the fun part.. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-22-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
I see you have an Escape trailer.. I find it...

I see you have an Escape trailer.. I find it interesting that this 46 year old Surf Side has the "pontoon " molded into the perimeter of the bottom. Just like the Escape. Lower than the floor so any...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-21-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Oh you bet. There's a link in my signature for...

Oh you bet. There's a link in my signature for my blog. I made a quick video this morning..

https://youtu.be/fd7EWgN5QgM
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-20-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,494
Posted By robeye
Surfs UP.. surf side restore

Fiberglass trailer number three ( for restore) is this ugly little fella.

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1976 Triple E Surf-Side TM14. Great winter project ... And mostly just needs some body work and a paint job.. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-20-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By robeye
Wow I will. I very much want the exterior to be...

Wow I will. I very much want the exterior to be back to factory.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-20-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By robeye
Yes.. Nice to see a common product used. ...

Yes.. Nice to see a common product used. Aluminum hinges are not a great idea.. Aluminum does not play well with other metals... So I too went with stainless marine hinges. Not worried about the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-12-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By robeye
Again..these are good things to consider. Those...

Again..these are good things to consider. Those axles from PA do work.. but require some cutting and extra framing.. You can not weld on the axle where the torsion fits together for fear of damage...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-12-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By robeye
Yes.. makes sense now.. Today I've learned lots....

Yes.. makes sense now.. Today I've learned lots. Talked to Rolf from Calgary ..he's working on his too.. I'll be replacing the plywood on the floor too..
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-12-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 746
Posted By robeye
Sounds good.. and yes these are concerns. I can...

Sounds good.. and yes these are concerns. I can hardly wait to get going.. I will know more once I too remove the frame. The long bolts through the frame is ok.. And if you can't weld then that...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-12-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,397
Posted By robeye
There's a reason propane tanks are either on the...

There's a reason propane tanks are either on the tongue or in a sealed compartment. They must breath through the bottom.. propane sinks if there is a leak.. And batteries can give of fumes and need a...
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