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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-01-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
Trying to post video of new awning

Can't post video but there's a couple of pictures in the previous post, awning is from a dodge sprinter Camper van.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-01-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
https://goo.gl/photos/6yNtk8hXsWDxgdDE6

https://goo.gl/photos/6yNtk8hXsWDxgdDE6
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-01-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
https://goo.gl/photos/6yNtk8hXsWDxgdDE6

https://goo.gl/photos/6yNtk8hXsWDxgdDE6
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-01-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
The new awning, let's see if this works

https://https://goo.gl/photos/6yNtk8hXsWDxgdDE6
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-29-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,763
Posted By Rick n
Hey Happy New Year all Beachcomber campers.

Truely awesome to see others rebuilding these excellent eclectic travel trailers.

I have some more plans for mine this coming year and I will be trying out some new materials on it as well.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-14-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,763
Posted By Rick n
I only mentioned it because.......

.....when doing my Beachcomber build I came across this information and thought it was important to share:eek::D
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-12-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,763
Posted By Rick n
It will say right on the tube......

If it's fiberglass compatible, I don't remember the exact name but it is a PL premium product.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,763
Posted By Rick n
PL is the way to go......

Just make sure you use the fiberglass friendly PL Premium the regular PL can damage the fiberglass and or fail.

Rick.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-04-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,505
Posted By Rick n
Folks love talking batteries

I would say over all some pretty good advice on battery charging and maintenance as well as some good monitoring options.

GL,
Rick.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-02-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,505
Posted By Rick n
Sounds sound.....

If stored in a garage in a colder northern climate I would still avoid the concrete floor and opt for a non conductive well ventilated shelf because the potential for freezing the battery would be...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-02-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,505
Posted By Rick n
Yes that is true

However a properly maintained battery can last many years.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-02-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,505
Posted By Rick n
When charging a battery......

A battery must be fully charged in order for it to gas and mix the electrolyte (charging will take 6 or more hours depending on the battery capacity and current rate of charge) this must must be done...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 02-02-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,505
Posted By Rick n
Get yourself a battery dicharge indicator (BDI)

Here's a link to what you're looking for.
Curtis Instruments | Battery Discharge Indicators and Combination Gauges (https://curtisinstruments.com/?fuseaction=cProducts.dspProductCategory&catID=15)
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,332
Posted By Rick n
Wow, too much effort for the outcome.

Get yourself a cheap deep cycle charger and that will fix your problem of long charge times, as the battery reaches 85% charge the internal resistance will lower the amps and increase the volts(ohms...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 15,763
Posted By Rick n
The water and mold, I remember it well.

You're doing a great job there, take it from me when you're done and take it out for its first camping trip you'll have a smile from ear to ear.
I did the bigger Queen Size bed as well with 6" of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-14-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
Hey Kyle

The aluminum foam comes from a company in the Toronto area called Cymat
CYMAT (https://www.cymat.com/) The blue wood was 1"X3" and was sold at Lowes.
I used PL but you have to get the one that is...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-16-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
I think Michelle had some made by her father inlaw

If she can't give you the info I'd be happy to take some measurement for you.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-22-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
Talking Hey Trevor

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...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 09-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rick n
Talking Here's the rules for Ontario

Seat Belt Exemptions

Seatbelt exemptions continue to include:


Driving a motor vehicle in reverse
People with medical certificates saying that they are unable to wear a seatbelt...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-31-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,229
Posted By Rick n
Important fact never mentioned.

While towing and stopping a trailer on dry pavement in most cases is an uneventful occurrence, towing and stopping in rain on wet or slick roads can be a very white knuckle shorts filling fudge...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-31-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rick n
I've seen that modification before.

And as you say it might work but because that style of hitch is adjustable and 30+ years old it just seemed prudent to update it to a modern (in my opinion better safer design) hitch unit and take...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-30-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rick n
Fingers crossed.

Well if for some reason you don't get the Beachcomber don't lose the faith I'm positive there's a great little fiberglass trailer out there for you.:)

Rick.
Forum: Classified Archives 08-30-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,520
Posted By Rick n
Leeann

Did you get the Beachcomber?
I guess those moderators we spoke of moved a couple of my posts.

Rick.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-30-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rick n
Talking I always thought updating hitch was a good idea and then....

When the old hitch popped off the ball after hitting a bump whilst traveling at about 10kph:steer I, with terrified encouragement:eek: from my wife decided it was a "really":o good idea to do before...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-30-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rick n
Talking I'll try some cut and paste.

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...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-29-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,516
Posted By Rick n
updating a hitch

They sit very low and only weigh about 1,400 pounds so very easy to tow, I would suggest updating the hitch on the trailer to a modern latch and lock style though.

GL,
Rick.
Forum: Classified Archives 08-29-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,520
Posted By Rick n
You're most welcome.

What are your plans for the beachcomber when you get it?

Rick.
Forum: Classified Archives 08-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,520
Posted By Rick n
You could ask the moderator to e-mail him.

When signing up to be a member to the site you have to give an e-mail address so my best suggestion is to contact the forum Moderator and see if they will e-mail your offer or forward your e-mail to...
Forum: Classified Archives 08-29-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,520
Posted By Rick n
Talking You're going to pick it up for me right?

I'm just in Ontario so just a short drive across country, I'll be waiting in my driveway:D

Just kidding of course, let me be the first to welcome you to the Beachcomber club:)

Rick.
Forum: Classified Archives 08-12-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,520
Posted By Rick n
I'd take her in a heart beat if you were in Ontario

Do you know anyone driving to Ontario? I've got 10 $100 bills waiting if you can get it here:D, I'll even chip in a couple hundred bucks towards fuel:omy
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-03-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
Talking Hi Michelle

I though something else must have gotten in the way of the BeachComber rebuild :eek: Nice to hear you're back at it.
The rear lights are from Princess Auto, they're the jeep style and work pretty...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 06-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
It's tough being popular

That's great that we have choices.:D
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 06-07-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Hi Vivian, I spoke with Keith the owner of Cedar...

Hi Vivian, I spoke with Keith the owner of Cedar Valley Resort he seemed interested in hosting next years EggFest. He's building a new pavilion in that area so power might even be available.
If you...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-01-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 38,388
Posted By Rick n
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...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-28-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Talking I have a full size trailer there.

And the Husband and wife that run it are truely excellent people, would they be interested in hosting the EggFest? Vivian will have to ask if she feels it would be a good venue.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-28-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Here's the link to our park.

Hi Viv, here's the link to our local campground run by Keith and Heather.
Give Keith a call and see what he'll do for you if you like.

cedar valley resort home...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Talking Thanks Vivian.

For all your hard work setting up and running the "EggFest" Brenda and I had a great time and if you so choose to do it again you can count us in.

BTW the musical talent was excellent guitar...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-18-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,660
Posted By Rick n
Talking Good to hear from you Sid

Sounds like you're making excellent progress on the BeachComber and I hope you and your wife get to use it too before her treatments.

One suggestion I have for you is don't skimp out on the foam...
Forum: General Chat 05-16-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By Rick n
Hey Alf

Sorry to hear about your ordeal with the computer unfortunately this type of thing happens a lot.

And the folks that perpetrate it are really good at it they tend to use miss direction and it...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-16-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Talking Wow 30 trailers.

Pretty good for you're first try:eek::D I guess with practice you'll get better:cool:
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-15-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,660
Posted By Rick n
Talking Looks good Sid

It looks like you're heading to the home stretch, have you decided on a floor plan and how big the bed will be.

Are you putting the furnace back in and what about the fridge are you staying with...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 05-11-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Sounds like it's going to be a large turnout

Do you have a number of attendees yet, just curious.

Our BeachComber is close to set I installed a new style hitch to be on the safe side, the old style one had no provisions for locking or...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-21-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-20-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Talking Stickers?

Are these stickers for sticking to the outside of the trailer to say we have attended the event?

And do you have a picture of the sticker you can post here?

Thanks,
Rick.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-20-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
Thanks Bizzian.

Any idea of how many folks will be attending?

Rick.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-12-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 19,855
Posted By Rick n
We are officially booked.

Spoke with Neil this afternoon (nice fellow).

First Beachcomber trip of the season, I still have some work to do on the trailer but if I start end of April when I can get into our campground I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-07-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,660
Posted By Rick n
Talking Wow

Wow your Beachcomber is in great condition, do you have anymore pictures?

Cheers,

Rickn
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,660
Posted By Rick n
Talking Will do

I don't know if I'd tow my Beachcomber that far but if I do I'll definitely take you up on your kind offer.

Thanks,

Rick.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-31-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,660
Posted By Rick n
Talking Well it's got to be nice enough that I'd camp in it myself

I'm certainly not going to the extremes on this one as I am on the one I'm keeping but it has to be dry clean and safe(brakes,electrics and propane, tires and hitch).

I figure I'll have about $800...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-31-2012, 05:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,660
Posted By Rick n
Talking The 411 on the new Beachcomber

That would be no on the complete rebuild this is a fix it and flip it job, picked it up for a good price so I'll fix or rewire repair or replace brakes, new floor and rebuild cabinets repair and...
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