Play Pac - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-22-2011, 01:15 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Jason
Trailer: Play Pac
North Carolina
Posts: 16
Play Pac

I recently purchased a Play Pac Hitch Hut. (Year Unknown) The interior has been completely stripped. I will begin renovation soon. If anyone has any advice please share.

Also I know very little about this travel trailer, except that it is a rare beauty and I am now apart of an elite groups of camper owners. If anyone has any information concerning this camper including actual value please share.
__________________

__________________
Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
Moderator
 
Frederick L. Simson's Avatar
 
Name: Frederick
Trailer: Fiber Stream
California
Posts: 8,151
Registry
Send a message via AIM to Frederick L. Simson
Lightbulb The Inventor of Play Pac is a member here

Welcome!

You may want to read Chat with the inventor of the PLAYPAC
__________________

__________________
Frederick - The Scaleman
1978 Fiber Stream 16 named "Eggstasy" & 1971 Compact Jr. named "Boomerang"
Frederick L. Simson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Jason
Trailer: Play Pac
North Carolina
Posts: 16
Thanks. That was quit interesting.
__________________
Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 06:47 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riddle View Post
Also I know very little about this travel trailer, except that it is a rare beauty and I am now apart of an elite groups of camper owners.
Just owning molded fiberglass, puts you into a elite group of owners... just ask us!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 07:16 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Name: Jason
Trailer: Play Pac
North Carolina
Posts: 16
Wow, that's funny. Can anyone give advice about interior wall coverings and replacing them?
__________________
Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 09:32 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Paul Chet's Avatar
 
Name: Paul
Trailer: Vixen Motor Coach
California
Posts: 219
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riddle View Post
Wow, that's funny. Can anyone give advice about interior wall coverings and replacing them?
hi Riddle,

first of all - welcome and congratulations fellow Play Pac(er)!
there aren't many of us ... and to have someone else show up helps our little group since your Play Pac may help reveal new secrets!

unfortunately, i cant address your particular question regarding original wall coverings as ours had some serious renovation. however, i can tell you a little about what ours went through. the previous, previous owners did some crazy stuff in ours, so the previous owner covered the interior (minus windows and the bathroom) with 1 1/2" think polyfoam insulation. they then covered the entire insulated surface with craft paper dipped in glue - paper mache so to speak. they covered that with a few coats of nice paint and viola - we have an amazingly cozy interior that is relatively easy to maintain. we slept on Sonoma Beach recently next to a big brand new 22' stickie travel trailer - and they had it completely buttoned up with the heater on - we had our front window and vent open all night and slept like babies! i cant say enough how important good insulation is. we plan to add some trim work to tie it all together but thats our Play Pac in a nutshell.

i understand original Play Pacs came with ensolite and i can see a peek of it in our kitchen cabinet. but i cant offer any advice. i do know Meghan and Jim (two other active Play Pac owners here) have done some great work to restore their Play Pacs which are largely all original. perhaps they will chime at some point?

equally as important, there is a wealth of experience and creativity here among the good folks on this forum. since we are so 'lucky' to be in the dozen or so club ... we are also limited to Play Pac-centric repair and renovation info. fiberglass rigs for the most part, all share so many characteristics so do not be put off by the lack of specific info. things like electric, solar, glass repair, towing, leaks, etc ... everyone here deals with it and you may find the tip that helps you from a Scamp or Compact owner - so be sure to check out what everyone else is doing.

also, i would go the home page, click on Play Pac in the list of fiberglass eggs, and then systematically go through each thread that shows up below. i was able to learn a lot about these before ever posting a single question.

finally, please post some photos - everyone loves photos and some of the seasoned pros here might see something in your rig and be able to help out or save you a lot of time. welcome aboard!
__________________
Paul Chet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 12:38 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Jason
Trailer: Play Pac
North Carolina
Posts: 16
Thanks for the advice Paul. I will do my best to get photos soon. I was planning on putting up 1 inch foam as insulation then covering that with a white board bubble design panel. The panel is quite flexible and very stable. My only concern is it may be to heavy for the foam insulation. I will use gel contact cement as my adhesive. All these materials can be purchased at Lowes.
__________________
Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 08:14 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Name: Jason
Trailer: Play Pac
North Carolina
Posts: 16
I think I am going to use peel and stick tiles for the floor covering. What do you guys think?
__________________
Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 09:44 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Paul Chet's Avatar
 
Name: Paul
Trailer: Vixen Motor Coach
California
Posts: 219
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riddle View Post
I think I am going to use peel and stick tiles for the floor covering. What do you guys think?
hey Riddle,
sounds good - you will indeed want to make sure that insulation stays put. we have a few spots where i can see some de-lamination of insulation from original ceiling and plan to do a little surgery to get some liquid nails in there and set it straight for the duration! i used liquid nails when i replaced the headliner in my old U Haul and just after one day, i could barely tear it off with all my weight. if you get going before i do, let me know how the gel contact cement does.

our P.O. (Steve) did just that with the peel and stick tiles. he did a great job and even covered the table and counter top (if you start looking at old Play Pac threads you are sure to see the interior of mine and what a nice job he did). looks really smart and is very easy to clean up. just be sure again, you use some kind of adhesive if you live in a hot area. we were parked in Redwood National Park - right in the sun and in a few hours it got so hot that some of the tiles began to buckle under the heat.

good luck getting started - you will have a blast. and yeah, looking forward to seeing some photos of your rig when you have a minute!
__________________
Paul Chet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Jason
Trailer: Play Pac
North Carolina
Posts: 16
Pictures

Before the Restoration
Attached Thumbnails
P8242417.jpg   P8242418.jpg  

P8242419.jpg   P8242420.jpg  

P8242422.jpg   P8242423.jpg  

P8242424.jpg   P8242426.jpg  

P8242427.jpg   P8242428.jpg  

__________________
Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 08:31 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Paul Chet's Avatar
 
Name: Paul
Trailer: Vixen Motor Coach
California
Posts: 219
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riddle View Post
Before the Restoration
sweeeet! that is a good looking 'Hull' from what the photos suggest. the algae will be gone with one blast of the pressure washer and it will shine. interior will obviously take some work an creativity, but its your canvas.

looks like you had the Super PlayPac - at least from the photos i can see a peek of a faucet which the standard did not have (just the hand pump). of course it could have installed after market too. the Super PP had the full wet bath but i cant see that there was a 'garage door' on the rear below the tail lights (it was a sealed, hinged, pre-cut door that gave you access to the rear storage under the seats - but from the outside) so perhaps it is just a standard.

either way - looks like you still have some semblance of the kitchen and the vents. how is the electrical system? mine has been modified quite a bit so i dont know how much the state of my Play Pac will add up to yours but if you have any questions or need photos for reference, please dont hesitate to ask.

you probably already found this too - the Play Pac Manual. it is rather brief, but has some useful info as well: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - PlayPac
__________________
Paul Chet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 07:33 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Name: Jason
Trailer: Play Pac
North Carolina
Posts: 16
There is no "garage door," as you say. There is no electrical work as of this moment. I hadnt seen the manual thanks for posting it. I would appreciate photos, especially up close photos of the interior seams after restoration. I am curious to know how your side walls and ceiling come together. Thanks. Oh yeah there is a sink with faucet and range top.
__________________
Riddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 07:47 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Jason, if I had a flat walled trailer and was looking to replace the insulation, etc. I'd seriously look at Andrews topic: Guess what I'm using for insulation!

YMMV
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2011, 09:00 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Camilla's Avatar
 
Name: Camilla
Trailer: 73 Playpac
Kentucky
Posts: 428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D.
Jason, if I had a flat walled trailer and was looking to replace the insulation, etc. I'd seriously look at Andrews topic: Guess what I'm using for insulation!

YMMV
Those look pretty heavy?
__________________

__________________
Camilla 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Play Pac Bonnie General Chat 161 06-24-2016 03:47 PM
First night in Play Pac Meghan General Chat 2 08-21-2011 10:23 AM
Hi! I just bought a play pac Meghan Hi, I am.... 16 05-29-2011 06:29 AM
Play Pac VIN? Meghan Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 05-27-2011 06:43 PM
New (old) Play Pac owner. James McKnight General Chat 3 05-08-2010 07:51 AM

» 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 08:37 PM.


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