I've gone legit! - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-04-2003, 09:47 AM   #29
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Really amazing!

Just goes to show you what that grungy little relic parked behind somebody's barn COULD become in the right hands. Like to see somebody try that with a 20-year-old stick built.

You do very nice work!
__________________

__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2003, 04:34 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
really good work

You sure are doing a great job. The only trailers that I have seen restored to this level are Airstreams and this restoration will be right on par with those.

I can not wait to see the floor this thing is going to look and function great.

Keep it up keep posting those photos.
__________________

__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2003, 07:17 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Thanks for all the information!

Hi, Paul ..
I'm a new member, and came accross your entry, searching on 'showers'. ... and this is my first reply!

We just bought a '92 Scamp, and is in wonderful shape, except it DOESN'T have a shower ...

You're doing a wonderful job here .. You might just convince my wife to let me put in a shower in our 13 footer! :-) The spray-in bed liner will be interesting ... good idea. I imagine you will have lost the insulation behind it then, that you will be spraying the bedliner stuff right on the inside of the fiberglass skin?

I don't want to hijack your thread here .. but a quickie .. I'm looking at recessing a shower floor in the middle of the camper's floor (yep .. in front of the stove) .. and then puting a carpeted plate over it when not in use. Is there anything IN that middle section that might make this a bad idea?

Then again ... your spraying the walls sounds pretty intriging!

Your thread has been worth the price of admission allready! :-)
Keep up the good work!

Dennis
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2003, 07:21 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Hi Dennis
Welcome to fiberglassrv.Post lots and have fun.:wave
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2003, 07:24 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Thanks! I probably will be ..
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2003, 08:19 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
:wave any updates?
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2003, 09:56 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Hard at it! I've got the plumbing, kitchen and bathroom assembled now. 12v system is next. I'll try to get some pictures posted soon.

(Next day)... Okay. Let's see, what has transpired since last time? The cabinet doors and drawers are all installed now, with the exception of the one I forgot to make (visible in the picture). I'll get it made this week. The water system is all hooked up. I'll pressurize it and check for leaks later this week. The 12v system was installed this afternoon. I used the converter/charger out of my old Starcraft camper. It is not as fancy as some of the new ones, but does provide steady power, with two 20 amp 12v circuits and a 1-5 amp tapered battery charger output. It has always served me well, and I see no reason to believe it won't continue to do so. Sure is nice to have lights in there now! I've installed the refrigerator and the air conditioner.

Incidentally, the air conditioner is installed with a louvered vent in the side of the camper for fresh air intake, and with a lockable compartment door in the front for exhaust. The door will be open when running the A/C. The door allows me access to the wiring cluster that is in there. I put a baffle around the air conditioner itself, to keep fresh and exhaust air separate.

Remaining to do is the propane line installation. I didn't have two of the parts on hand, so that will have to wait until I get to the hardware store.

I am also posting a close-up of a cabinet door, showing (sort of) the detail of construction, for those who care about such things. The doors are oak-framed with mortise and key joints. I made the keys out of oak planed down to 1/4" thick. I grooved the frame rails with a 1/4" slot, which serves both to hold the 1/4" door panel, and to hold the keys that lock the joints together.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec8422c15f0c100-0001_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec8423817d8d100-0002_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec8426eaa3cd100-0003_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec8427ac7cca100-0005_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec8428d71f7e100-0006_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec84299a2218100-0007_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec842a694c82100-0008_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ec842b136d78100-0009_IMG_2.jpg/>
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 11:30 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so amazed at how great osmo is looking , the craftmanship and time and effort you are putting into it is really paying off , I love the changes you have made to her and it looks marvelous , now im very envious that i dont have your talent of forsight and craftmanship keep up the good work and if you ever want to bring osmo back to Ky. just give me a call.....I know not in this lifetime, but keep it up it looks so hgreat words just dont express how far along you have brought this thing along have you done anything to the outside yet if so post some pics im curious and what about the door new hindges yet? ...looks great paul hope you are enjoying osmo..
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 12:01 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Upgrades

Outstanding! What else can I say?

Do you hire out? ;)
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 12:23 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Quote:
Orginally posted by Suz

* * * * * * Outstanding! *What else can I say?

Do you hire out? ;)
Suz -- You know, I would, in a heartbeat, if I had the time. I can't remember when I've had as much fun as I'm having fixing Osmo up. People keep saying, "Don't you think you're getting carried a way a bit?" and I say, "You betcha!" I'm just playing and having a ball.

If I ever get downsized (I'm a govt employee and tax revenues are down), I'll let you know. ;)
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 12:39 PM   #39
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
That is beautiful. the only way I'll get close to that is go buy some kitchen cabinets already made which will cost more the I paid for the trailer. Now I said close, but it won't make it. take a deep breath. I like it a lot . You done good Paul,<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ecbb97284912patback.GIF/> real good. :yep
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 12:59 PM   #40
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
Last night I built the missing door. It is stained, awaiting finish. I also cut and milled the hardwood floor material. It is now ready to fit and install. I hope to accomplish that over the holiday weekend.

Todd - so far all I've done to the outside is: wash it (!!!), fix a couple leaks around the vent, install a porch light and install the air conditioner and refrigerator vents. I still need to replace some rivet caps and then get serious about cleaning it up. I will also be installing trailer brakes and new wheels. However, these things don't keep me from using it. The interior was the priority, and the rest will come soon enough...

I have bought new door hinges, but haven't installed them yet. Actually, when I installed the new bulkhead wall, and pulled the trailer back into the correct shape, the door fits like it should. I'll still replace the hinges, but it dropped down the priority list.
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2003, 08:55 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
totally sweet!!!!!!

Hey Paul... it is just tooooooo cute! :wub I'm surprised that even tho' it's an '86 and mine is a '96, they look remarkable alike. I love the upholstery and curtain colors in yours. Mine has green upholstery. You know, I like the solid upholstery colors of the older ones much better than the new ones. :wave Michele
__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2003, 09:28 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 18,870
saw the new pictures...

Hi again... well, I wrote my last post after just having seen the "before" pics, not knowing there were "after" ones... I can't believe you did this all yourself! Makes my project of covering the walls in mine with quilted wall hangings and making a quilt for the bed seem pretty puny... Just curious, though... I see you got rid of the curtains and cushions. Are you making new ones? Going with the same color as B4? Or perhaps that's your wife's department... :wink This is so much fun.... kind of like making doll houses... I'm having a great time looking at everyone else's ideas and stuff.... Michele
__________________

__________________
Legacy Posts is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.