Originally Posted by monB
Ok! That WAS a good deal, for someone who has any idea what they're doing...sounds like you fit the bill!
Looks like that interior was done by laying down a base coat (tan) and then holding/laying weeds on it and spraying contrasting paint over
Actually I don't think they put down any base coat. The original fiberglass interior was 'lime' green, & the ensolite (or whatever they called it) insulation/wall covering is a sorta off white (ivory?). Looks like they just held different plants/leaves & sprayed over 'em with flat black paint. The entire inside except the counter top, back splash, & inside closet & storage compartments had been camo'd. The front half & most of the ceiling has been covered (or partially covered) with white paint (appears to have been rolled on, not more'n a single coat).
Most of the 'joints/seams' between sections of the ensolite still have usable 'receptacle tracks' for the 'T' molding that covers the seams. I just hafta find vinyl 'T' molding with a shallow enough rib to cover the seams after painting
. I expect I'll hafta apply several coats of Kilz or similar primer before applying a good paint in a suitable, neutral color. I'm thinking a very pale grey or perhaps light
The cabinet & closet doors are a 'cheesy' looking particle board that will definitely be replaced. Hopefully I can find a new window section for the rear window & remove the wood framework that's holding the A/C. I'll probably also install a power converter & 12vdc battery
as there is no provision now for powering the 12v lights
except from the tow vehicle plug.
Funny how this one was equipped from the factory; it has electric brakes
(kinda unusual for a trailer as lightweight as this one) but no heater or fridge
. Apparently it had an icebox originally & a 2-burner cooktop, with sink & hand pump. May just add a small dorm type fridge
rather than go to the expense of trying to find/install a gas/electric one in the limited space. The 2 or 3-way fridges are more versatile but if we limit our trips in this one to campgrounds that have shore power we'll be OK. The Scamp
has a nice small 3-way Dometic that works well if we decide to 'boondock'. In that case I wouldn't even need the converter/battery except for 12v appliances, phone charging, etc. I have an old, working converter that doesn't have a charge feature that may work for this.
Guess I'll hafta move my boat out of the shed so I can have a dry place for this one when I start removing windows
, roof vents & such. I don't plan on making this a quick job, just gotta decide on a place to start & 'get on it'.