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Old 10-26-2008, 04:36 PM   #1
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How difficult is it? That was my question. Everyone who has done it say's the same thing. "Oh its not that hard."....Had I met these people face to face I would have understood the word "that" would be accentuated, they would shrug their shoulders, their eyebrows would sweat, and they would fidget just a tad to much. I would have know they were lying. Me all doe eyed and happy for a new project, eager since camping has dwindled down with the cold weather. So off I went to the store to purchase supplies to paint the interior of my Scamp. Yes, the joke is on me.......easy????? OH HAHA......yes thats okay, I say the same thing about labor to a newly expecting mothers....."its not that bad.....you'll forget the pain".......eventually, all the while coving my smirk....sucker. Yes thats how I feel on day four of painting h*ll. I trusted you my friends, my fellow campers...why, why would you of all people steer me wrong....so niave I was. Lets just start with caulking the seams. I am OCD. I relish in the fact that I spent days carefully fluffing it just so as to blend perfectly. After the first layer of paint I can honestly say it looks like a 4 year old did it. Well I'm into it this far so I am stuck finishing this project curssing those who stated with enthusiasm how e-a-s-y it was. Eventually when this project is finished and I'm camping and people come to admire my trailer....only then might I forgive you for misleading me with your statement. And I to might say the same thing...days worth of labor forgotten......someone will say "was it difficult"......and sipping my corona, the sun shining, I might momentarily forget just how much I hate this project right now.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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All right, all right ....I 'confess'!
I was the one behind the plot to make you believe splashing some paint on the interior walls of an EGG was going to be easy!!!

Fifty lashes with a jello soaked wet noodle for me.....

....an yewr prolly usin da wrong roller sleeve and brush ta boot!!!!

Did you scuff (sand) the walls?
Did you do a good job washing and rinsing the walls after scuffing?
Did you use one or two coats of primer paint?
The chalking, is/was it 'paintable'?

I think my splash job took all of 4 or 5 days but the time involved did NOT in any way make it easier a job.
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:00 PM   #3
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Well, now!
It really wasn't 'THAT" hard now, was it?
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Old 10-26-2008, 09:51 PM   #4
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*shakes fist* curse you........I'll get you...and your little dog to!


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It really wasn't 'THAT" hard now, was it?
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:28 PM   #5
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I notice Doug has a Trillium and James has a Boler.

Brandy, were any of those people who told you it would be easy, were they Scamp owners?

In other words, did you take the advice of people familiar with your trailer brand?

I am sorry for your frustration...

On edit: Oh, I see you did have at least one Scamp owner advise you that it would be easy.

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Old 10-27-2008, 08:23 AM   #6
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*shakes fist* curse you........I'll get you...and your little dog to!

I hear you!
Actually I went from this

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Mary... It may not be a Scamp, but work is still work and after all is said and done....
By gosh, It was well worth it!
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:40 AM   #7
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sheeesh the outside looks hard to do........the inside is not hard per say....... but easy? now thats a stretch..........I still love you guys I'm not ready to break up with you just yet!



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Mary... It may not be a Scamp, but work is still work and after all is said and done....
By gosh, It was well worth it!
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:42 AM   #8
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Thank you for your kind words........the "others" are still on the list! its just one of those projects I'm curssing my way thru but I know I will love the end result!


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I notice Doug has a Trillium and James has a Boler.

Brandy, were any of those people who told you it would be easy, were they Scamp owners?

In other words, did you take the advice of people familiar with your trailer brand?

I am sorry for your frustration...

On edit: Oh, I see you did have at least one Scamp owner advise you that it would be easy.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...st&p=293337
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:44 AM   #9
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*shakes fist* curse you........I'll get you...and your little dog to!
Hi: Brandy... Sounds like your "Not in Kansas anymore"??? Painting is the easy part... No one said the "PREP" was!!! I'm Obsessive Compulsive... and we are the worst nightmare for DIY projects.
You missed a spot in that corner over there!!!
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:46 AM   #10
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Doug your on the top of "my list".....I'm watching you my friend
P.S the disco ball rotater thing that you gave me works great...using it for halloween! Thanks again.


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All right, all right ....I 'confess'!
I was the one behind the plot to make you believe splashing some paint on the interior walls of an EGG was going to be easy!!!
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Old 10-27-2008, 08:48 AM   #11
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That smiling face exploding has me laughing so hard its exactly how I feel!!!!


You missed a spot in that corner over there!!!
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:29 AM   #12
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Now let's see, don't recall if you told us if you had removed everything on the interior before caulking and painting.

Ours was completely gutted inside to the elephant hide and it was pretty easy.... but I can imagine if one had all those cabinets and benches in the way it could become very difficult..

Oh well, nothing a few or won't fix and I'm sure the difference in how it ultimately looks will be well worth the effort.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:14 PM   #13
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Oppsie you left out that little detail about the remove everything.......yes that would have been easier...but oh well now I have something new to OCD over...never a dull day at my house........I must say as the paint dries I curse all of you just a bit less......

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Now let's see, don't recall if you told us if you had removed everything on the interior before caulking and painting.

Ours was completely gutted inside to the elephant hide and it was pretty easy.... but I can imagine if one had all those cabinets and benches in the way it could become very difficult..

Oh well, nothing a few or won't fix and I'm sure the difference in how it ultimately looks will be well worth the effort.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:56 PM   #14
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That was just the outside. In the past year we have also changed the table/sleeping area to a permanent bed, created a front dinette and made all new curtains. I added outside hatches to access the under seat storage and replaced all the marker lights. Somewhere in between we put a new axle underneath.
Now that wasn't too hard was it?
hen I sat back and decided to procrastinate a bit. Next year we will have to re wire the trailer. Then I want to redo the plumbing and sometime make all new cupboard and cabinet doors.
Don't forget--- You have to leave something for later, to do when you're not camping.

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