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Old 04-28-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Fiberglass Cupboards, Rough On Interior?

I am looking across the board at the different manufacturers and I was wondering, when the cupboards are fiberglass, gel-coated on the outside but on the inside, itchy rough fiberglass? I was thinking that if clothing, blankets, etc. contacted with it that it might pick up fibers. Could this be a concern? "Itchy" and me don't get along. Thanks!
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I do not think you will not find the rough itchy fiberglass on the inside of any of the fiberglass walls at least I have never seen that on any of the fiberglass trialer brands I have looked at. The rough itchy fiberglass matting that is used to make the walls is covered in resin and in some cases a smooth gelcoat on one side or the other. So the inside of the cupboards may be very smooth or some cases it may be a bit dimpled in appearance and touch but NOT rough so that something could snag on it.
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Gee, I would have to look at ours, but job stuff means I won't be home till late. I honestly can't remember that ever being a problem as long as we've had the trailer, even for all the work I've chosen to do inside those cabinets.

Maybe somebody else (or a bunch of folks!) will pop in here.

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The inside of the cupboards is unfinished fibreglass. It may be rough, but I doubt it will cause any itch.
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In my case clothes are generally not put into cupboards directly. The kitchen cabinets have kitchen stuff in them. The overhead at each end and misc. stuff in them. The lockers below the the dinette on the street side has sleeping bags in stuff sacks, The closet has a few hanging outerwear items, coats, sweatshirts, etc., with duffel bags below for t-shirts, underwear, and socks. The outer walls of all cabinets has rat fur (marine head liner) on them.
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The inside of the cupboards is unfinished fibreglass. It may be rough, but I doubt it will cause any itch.
When you say unfinished are you saying the Trilliums are rough with fiberglass matting touchable? where one can get a scratch or sliver from them if they brush up on them?

or is it just resin on the inside with no gelcoat on them as Scamps are?
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Just resin. No sharp edges, just rough surface.
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Some of the Uhauls that did not get the cabinet or storage liners will have rough unfinished fiberglass in those areas
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Oh the horror!

You could just cover those surfaces with something - either fabric (mouse fur) or shelf paper, or something.

In the areas under the seats, it appears I have a rough surface, but it's not raw. Looks epoxy coated to me. All my upper cabinets have gelcoated interiors.
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I guess if it didn't meet my "standards", I could put some sort of liner on the interior like the silver bubble insulation, felt, something like that.

It is hard changing from stick to fiberglass since I am SO familiar with stick.

If you know what to expect, even if it isn't great, it is easier than dealing with the unknown.
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I think that most of us still "Line" our shelves at home. Just do the same in your FGRV...
You wouldn't want all those fiberglass egg bugs to get out would you?
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I think that most of us still "Line" our shelves at home. Just do the same in your FGRV...
You wouldn't want all those fiberglass egg bugs to get out would you?
I prefer most bugs out before I get it and that's one reason I have been looking for used. We have always bought used vehicles and never regretted that. If I buy new, I have pretty much decided on the EggCamper. I just need to get brave enough to make "the call". I don't like to make a wrong decision so I over think everything.
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You can fix the roughness pretty easy with a coat of paint. I would expect the "back" wall would have some sort of insulation material, but perhaps not the other sides of the cabinets.
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Thanks Donna D. and Everyone! My biggest concern was small fibers. I got into fiberglass the other day messing with a furnace intake filter so it was fresh on my mind. My antenna went up "Fiberglass ouch!". And, yes, I knew better but spaced out for a second and that is all it took. Not as bad as cactus though, not nearly as bad.
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