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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-12-2019, 12:17 AM
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Hi Steve, There's been some progress but, shortly...

Hi Steve, There's been some progress but, shortly after my last post, I badly injured my right shoulder and needed surgery. I'll be out of action until late this year. --P
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-30-2018, 11:03 PM
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Posted By peterh
Thanks. I will I did lot with our Scamp 5er, too,...

Thanks. I will I did lot with our Scamp 5er, too, so this isn't my first FGRV project. This is our second trailer project, and it hasn't been an easy one. I'm thankful it's finally coming together.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-30-2018, 03:32 PM
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Posted By peterh
Front dinette almost done now!

Long past time I wrote another post!

Our 1976 Surfside refit has moved forward quite a bit since my last post, when we'd just finished the kitchen counter & backsplash. Lynne and I have completed...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-14-2018, 02:10 AM
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Posted By peterh
In addition to our industrial hair-drier-like...

In addition to our industrial hair-drier-like heat guns, we also used this stripped down hair drier formerly used by the Giant in Jack and the Bean Stalk.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-14-2018, 02:01 AM
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Posted By peterh
Hi Norm, There are a number of ways to...

Hi Norm,

There are a number of ways to support a fiberglass trailer roof. The thing many people forget when they add roof supports is those supports transfer the stress on the roof to the sides of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-30-2018, 07:00 PM
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Posted By peterh
New magnetic spice rack

I built a spice rack for our Scamp 5er (https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f56/new-magnetic-spice-rack-31154.html), and Lynne and I really like having a bunch of spices at hand when we cook. Problem...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-30-2018, 06:36 PM
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Posted By peterh
Kitchen counter starting to take shape

The cabinet below is a skeleton, there are trim pieces missing and the sink isn't plumbed in yet, but the kitchen is starting to take shape.

We made the knife block, (magnetic) spice rack, and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2018, 09:04 PM
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Posted By peterh
The exterior setup lights are self-stick "12v...

The exterior setup lights are self-stick "12v IP65 waterproof cool while LED 5M strip" (quoting the search you use to find them) lights for about $8 from eBay. They come on 5m reels, more than enough...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2018, 08:22 PM
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Posted By peterh
There are two different T&H marine locking...

There are two different T&H marine locking hatches. Both are 13" high at the face (about 2" smaller for the opening through the fiberglass), the driver's side hatch is 24" long and the curb side 30"...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-28-2018, 01:50 AM
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Posted By peterh
A few more pics. From the front window toward the...

A few more pics. From the front window toward the back with the LED lights on, two pics of the exterior setup lights and lights in the under-bed storage, and the alpha version of my...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-28-2018, 01:31 AM
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Posted By peterh
We haven't posted in a while. Life got very busy...

We haven't posted in a while. Life got very busy -- crazy busy -- for me. Some health problems, my Dad died, and a few other complications . . . all while I was running for Congress. My plate is...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-25-2013, 09:50 PM
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Views: 16,840
Posted By peterh
Gotten a few more things done. The shell and...

Gotten a few more things done. The shell and frame have been primed and painted, installed rear stabilizers and a gray tank on the frame, and moved the frame under the shell.

YES! The shell now...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-08-2013, 03:00 PM
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Posted By peterh
Fianally getting to paint.

Yesterday we put primer on the bottom half (below the belly band) of our Surfside. Today we'll get the top half. We're using Rustoleum marine primer for wood and fiberglass above the waterline. Top...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-06-2013, 01:34 AM
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Posted By peterh
And the refit saga continues . . . Many,...

And the refit saga continues . . .

Many, many holes were patched, sometimes moved, and often repaired in our Surfside. Some of the larger repairs (after replacing the floor) were fixing the rips...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-05-2013, 09:24 PM
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Posted By peterh
Trailer frame back from the welder.

After staying up late on Tuesday and starting early on Wednesday getting the metal parts for the trailer frame cut, we drove/drug the trailer frame and metal work I'd done to Lynne's Dad's shop on...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-05-2013, 09:09 PM
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Posted By peterh
When this trailer's a rocking, I need to put the...

When this trailer's a rocking, I need to put the stabilizers down. ;-)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-03-2013, 09:26 AM
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Views: 16,840
Posted By peterh
Roy: No, the Surfside has a lap seam with the top...

Roy: No, the Surfside has a lap seam with the top half of the shell overlapping the bottom, riveted in a few places, fiberglassed on the inside, had a former fiberglassed in on top of that, then...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-29-2013, 01:37 PM
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Views: 16,840
Posted By peterh
More work on the trailer frame. None of the...

More work on the trailer frame. None of the welding has been done yet, but I have cut and bent a new bumper, parts for the propane tank/battery tray up front, cut a new cross-member for the back part...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-27-2013, 09:07 PM
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Views: 16,840
Posted By peterh
Our (sand) blasted trailer frame with metal...

Our (sand) blasted trailer frame with metal supplies for reinforcements, a new bumper and a propane & battery tray (already started) up front.

The old bumper will get cut off and replaced by...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-24-2013, 07:04 PM
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Views: 16,840
Posted By peterh
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Frame Off!

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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-14-2013, 01:30 AM
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Views: 16,840
Posted By peterh
And, finally, progress! I finished replacing...

And, finally, progress!

I finished replacing the floor some time ago, but really got kinda tired of working on the Surfside because it had turned into a "mostly Peter's" project instead of a joint...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-19-2010, 12:13 AM
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Posted By peterh
Lynn ehas had those vary pictures on her drive...

Lynn ehas had those vary pictures on her drive for a long while now as a decorating idea. Very nice!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-09-2010, 11:17 PM
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Posted By peterh
Both Lynne and I are swamped, and she hasn't been...

Both Lynne and I are swamped, and she hasn't been up for responding to the questions that have shown up. I'm rushed right now, too, but I'll give it a go.

In brief:

Francis:

The blue...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-03-2010, 02:00 AM
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Views: 16,840
Posted By peterh
Right now, as I write this, Lynne is busy pulling...

Right now, as I write this, Lynne is busy pulling the front dinette out of the Triple-E Surfside I brought back from Canada not quite two years ago...
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