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Old 03-10-2003, 05:10 PM   #15
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(Now where is a cute smiley icon with a foot in it's mouth?) :r

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here you go Nancy <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e6d1ad1410e0footmouth.GIF/> best I could do on short notice. :lol
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Old 03-10-2003, 07:40 PM   #16
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That's Me!

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e6d1ad1410e0footmouth.GIF/> I'd recognize that foot in my mouth any day!

Dang, Jana...you are good. You are really good!
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Old 03-10-2003, 09:12 PM   #17
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Aww shucks, as Morgan would say,
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Old 03-11-2003, 11:49 AM   #18
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Osmo

Well, Osmo is sort of double meaning-ed. First, it's short for osmosis, which is the passage of molecules from an area of higher density to an area of lower density, which is appropriate as a metaphor for camping. Secondly, the abbreviation is round on both ends, and has an egg-ish sort of look to it. It popped into my mind a week or so ago, and hasn't popped back out, so I guess she's named Osmo.
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:27 PM   #19
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Lost my mind

Well, today was an absolutely beautiful day, so I started to strip out Osmo to prepare for the remodel. I musta gone nuts! Actually, as many of you have discovered, there is always more damage than first noticed. I will be replacing the entire floor except for the dinette area. By the way - comments about the floor being OSB are absolutely correct. It is plain old OSB with a layer of fiberglass on the road side. This will protect the floor from road spray, but it also prevents interior moisture from drying. They'd be better off to use plain old CDX plywood and not coat it. Anyway, I'll post a few pictures so you can see how she looks now! The bathroom floor was completely rotted, and the damage extended several inches out into the kitchen area. Also a small spot by the door. I've learned that if you are going to go to the trouble to fix any of it, you're best off to fix all of it. So, I'm going for it! Check it out:
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e73d2880008c100-0001_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e73d299e3834100-0002_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e73d2a97fc93100-0003_IMG.jpg/>
You'll notice I've stripped out the insulating liner from the bathroom area. It was pretty gross, and very difficult to get a good water-seal against. My plan is to encapsulate the entire bathroom in a smoother-finish spray-in bed-liner material. Durable, waterproof, and completely seamless.
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:34 PM   #20
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Oh, My....

:o

Actually, I am quite impressed with your progress. I really believe this will go much more quickly than you think. And, believe it or not, you will really enjoy it....well, maybe not until it's done, but it will be better than new when you get through.

Hope you have lots of days of sunshine so you can make fast progress.
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Old 03-15-2003, 07:53 PM   #21
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Is that the fiberglass? that yellowy stuff? wow. I think the floor will be better this way. You guys are so ambitious.
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Old 03-15-2003, 10:46 PM   #22
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This will protect the floor from road spray, but it also prevents interior moisture from drying. They'd be better off to use plain old CDX plywood and not coat it.
I think I agree. Since 1980 BIODs got a 'sandwich' floor: a layer of ply wood, a layer of (stick) framed insulation, a layer of ply wood, the layers glued together. The floor is not fiberglassed, it is covered (under) with 'breathable' paint.The problems with these floors may be 'delamination'. It has to be injected with glue again.
The way the walls (wand) are connected to the floor (vloerplaat) is shown in the picture. I think that's a clever construction. It is pity that the new BIOD lacks the gutter (goot).
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Paul, I wish you courage with the restoration. Hope to see the result soon.
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Old 03-15-2003, 11:17 PM   #23
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Hi All
My Boler has plywood floor and no signs of rot.I tested it last fall before starting renos.25 years I would say is a good run for your money.:wave
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Old 04-06-2003, 05:26 PM   #24
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Yesterday wasn't nearly as warm as I would have liked, but I spent it working on the Scamp anyway. The morning was killed by a trip to the building supply for materials. The afternoon was spent putting in a new floor. Getting the curves right for the front corners took a little time, but its coming along. The new floor is exterior grade 3/4" plywood. That will get undercoated and sealed against road moisture on the bottom. It will be overlayed inside with white oak, if I can get hold of a planer to mill the oak down thin enough. I'm hoping to have the bathroom walls built back in later this week. Here are the progress pictures so far: <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e90a977088a7100-0001_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e90a986c00ef100-0002_IMG.jpg/>
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:32 PM   #25
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Wow! I've been remiss...

...about keeping you up-to-date on Osmo's progress! Well, I'll try to make up for it tonight. I've got a bunch of pictures to post. Basically, I keep working till it's too dark to take pictures, and in the daylight I don't wan't to take the time to go get the camera. But, I was a good boy today, and took some before dark.

Osmo has received a new plywood floor, new oak plywood walls (sculpted on back side to reduce weight), and all new cabinets. I have added a lot of cabinets over what came originally, and have customized the layout to suit my needs. I will have a mid-sized fridge instead of the little one, along with the cooktop and sink. I built a spot for a Sharp HalfPint microwave, which is not as wide as a typical microwave, so it will fit between the door and the window. Remember, this is a 13' Scamp! The cabinets themselves are done and stained. I'll get the poly finish on in the next couple days. The doors are all built and stained. You'll have to wait till my next posting to see them. I'm about ready to start the oak hardwood floor.

The water system has been gone through and cleaned, but isn't hooked up yet. The bathroom is getting coated in spray-on truck bed liner -- this is going ok, but not as easily as I had hoped. Ready for some pictures?
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:43 PM   #26
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Hi Paul
You have done a great job.Keep us posted as you move along.:wave
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:38 AM   #27
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Paul

WOW!

Can't wait for the next batch of pictures. Very inspiring!
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:12 AM   #28
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Wow! Keep the pictures coming Paul! You're making great progress!

When's the first campout?
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