18 months later and I have finally slept in my camper - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #1
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Cool

I just couldn't wait, so even though not finished, I did finally get to spend two nights in my Burro.

So far...
sub flooring has been replaced, reinforced and carpeted (temp finish only). Laminate hardwood is in the future.
Front top bunk has been removed, and bottom bunk turned into two seats and cafe/game table.
New foam cushions everywhere, fabric purchased (but need to sew the covers)
Exterior puck marks filled and primed to match finish, final paint will be quite a while.
Headliner removed and replaced with auto carpeting (very light gray)
All storage covers and cabinet doors sanded and primed, Need to decide on color (paint or Formica)
Door lock rebuilt, re-keyed, and reinstalled.
Window frames sealed, one slider to be replaced.
Roof vent resealed.
All exterior lights replaced and rewired.

Major repairs/upgrades to go:
Get the frame reinforced where its cracked
Remove ice box and install fridge.
redo plumbing including new faucet.
Test and or fix furnace.

I can finally see the end, and have started to cross the line from structural repairs to thinking of decorations and electronics.

And best of all at six feet tall, I do fit when sleeping (clearly a hidden fear).

I have to thank many of you here for ideas, inspiration, and motivation.

Mike
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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Did you take it camping or sleep in the driveway?

It took me a few years to get mine ready to go, your schedule looks fast to me.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:19 AM   #3
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Did you take it camping or sleep in the driveway?

It took me a few years to get mine ready to go, your schedule looks fast to me.
I took it camping at a boy scout campout, within town. I guess I am happy that the schedule is fast, it seams like it took forever to get here.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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Get the frame reinforced where its cracked
oh please, please,... tow no more until that is fixed. Your crack could turn into a major split making it untowable on the side of the road (Or worse.. WAY out in the woods) in a "split" second.

There is nothing like dragging your front end skidding down the hiway...
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Gina you are right, I have already called the welder to come to the house and fix it up.

Hopefully I will not have to wait too long.

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Old 09-28-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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Well my list of todo's is getting less on my Burro. The welder has been here all day working on the cracks in my frame. Good news its repairable, but he suggests that in a couple of years I have a new frame fabricated and replace the wimpy original frame with some real steel. Perhaps that will be when I replace and upgrade the axle as well.

For now both check out OK, and the reinforcement will make the original frame more solid than from the factory.
I have been taking pictures and will resize and upload later, when the job is done.
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