regarding oak interiors - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-24-2016, 05:35 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
jen b's Avatar
 
Name: jen
Trailer: 1980 13 ft. burro
Pennsylvania
Posts: 848
Registry
regarding oak interiors

What is your taste in FGRV woodwork? Snowed in this weekend by Snowzilla, I've been poking around window shopping for my next trailer (a five to ten year plan) and I'm a little amazed that the wondrous Escape uses oak, which reminds me of my family's dining room in the 1980s.

Scamp at least offers a birch option.

Isn't oak one of the heaviest of the woods? To me it's like putting a real granite kitchen countertop in a travel trailer - a pointless increase in overall weight. I hope Escape decides to diversify their wood choices in the next decade because I really like them otherwise!
__________________

__________________
jen b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 05:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,567
Registry
It's not solid oak- mostly veneered.
__________________

__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 05:45 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
jen b's Avatar
 
Name: jen
Trailer: 1980 13 ft. burro
Pennsylvania
Posts: 848
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon in AZ View Post
It's not solid oak- mostly veneered.
Oh, that's good to know - makes a lot more sense. Though I'm afraid oak-look still is so weirdly antiquated.
__________________
jen b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 05:51 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,567
Registry
So are a lot of trailer buyers...

Did you see the used Scamp for sale in CA with walnut cabinet doors? Don't know if it's really walnut or just walnut stained, but it sure looks sharp against the white fiberglass with stainless steel accents.

Name:   Scamp Reno.jpg
Views: 199
Size:  20.3 KB
__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 06:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
All themes and wood cabinetry in homes is cyclical.


I don't even notice the oak in Ten Forward. Only the cabinet doors are solid oak, the walls are a printed look veneer (to save weight). Bigfoot has used walnut and cherry and I find those to be dark. If I had my druthers, I would prefer a white pickled oak. But with my fabric choice, Formica color of my choosing, throw rugs and throw pillows... the cabinetry is secondary.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 06:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
BillE's Avatar
 
Name: Bill
Trailer: 2016 Scamp 13 Deluxe Birch w/front dinette
Wisconsin
Posts: 347
Registry
Amish made Cherry

I our previous 2011 Scamp 13 standard we had Amish made cherry cabinet doors and solid table.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/m...lbums1226.html
__________________
A three egg family..


(2) Big Green Eggs for cooking..(1) Egg for camping
BillE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 06:56 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Frederick / Janis
Trailer: Previously Scamp 13 2002,2016. Scamp 16 on order
Michigan
Posts: 289
The MDF boards used, with or without real oak/birch trims are themselves VERY heavy. Lifting or lowering an MDF board for a dinette is similar to weight training at the gym. There is so much MDF induced weight injected into these FGRVs. While Scamp's "deluxe" appears to have nice wood (and it does) so much of it, largely the panels, are still MDF. The interior hatch covers too. It all adds up.
__________________
bpfick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2016, 10:00 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Borrego Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Casita SD17 2006
California
Posts: 2,925
Quote:
Originally Posted by jen b View Post
Oh, that's good to know - makes a lot more sense. Though I'm afraid oak-look still is so weirdly antiquated.

Trends come and go to everything but any kind of real wood is a thing of beauty to a woodworker. Certain woods work better than others for the theme you're going for.
__________________
Borrego Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 09:52 AM   #9
Member
 
Name: Tap
Trailer: 2015 17' Casita SD
Florida
Posts: 89
I love oak.
__________________
TappyGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 09:58 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Name: Darwin
Trailer: 2002 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Posts: 3,030
Send a message via Yahoo to Darwin Maring
The oak doors in The Scamp we owned came unglued.
__________________
Darwin Maring is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 10:04 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Timber Wolf's Avatar
 
Name: Tim
Trailer: '88 Scamp 16, layout 4
North Florida
Posts: 1,440
Quote:
Originally Posted by TappyGee View Post
I love oak.
Me too. With the right stain it is a nice warm color that is not too dark. If I ever get around to setting my woodworking equipment up where I can properly make some cabinet doors I will probably use Oak. Although I have quite a bit of Hard Rock Maple on hand. There is not enough wood in all the cabinet doors to make a lot of difference weight wise. And some nice panel doors shouldn't really be any heavier than the original plywood.
__________________
Timber Wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 10:08 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,567
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timber Wolf View Post
Me too. With the right stain it is a nice warm color that is not too dark. If I ever get around to setting my woodworking equipment up where I can properly make some cabinet doors I will probably use Oak. Although I have quite a bit of Hard Rock Maple on hand. There is not enough wood in all the cabinet doors to make a lot of difference weight wise. And some nice panel doors shouldn't really be any heavier than the original plywood.
That's one of the reasons I love the fiberglass interiors. Doors are an easy sway, and you can have any look you want.
__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 10:14 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Name: None
Trailer: None
None
Posts: 2,734
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darwin Maring View Post
The oak doors in The Scamp we owned came unglued.
I would venture the guess that the problem with your oak doors is due more to the type of material used / construction method and the glue used to assemble the cabinets / doors than the type of wood used (oak , Ash ,cherry hickory etc.). I built 40 ft of oak / ash cabinets 5 Years ago using Titebond II glue. The doors are glued and doweled and have been subject to temps from 30 below to 100 deg and none of the doors have deteriorated.
I have never had good luck with veneered MDF holding up to humidity and large temperature changes.
__________________
steve dunham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2016, 10:31 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Dennis mn's Avatar
 
Name: Dennis
Trailer: Scamp
Minnesota
Posts: 261
Quote:
Originally Posted by steve dunham View Post
I would venture the guess that the problem with your oak doors is due more to the type of material used / construction method and the glue used to assemble the cabinets / doors than the type of wood used (oak , Ash ,cherry hickory etc.). I built 40 ft of oak / ash cabinets 5 Years ago using Titebond II glue. The doors are glued and doweled and have been subject to temps from 30 below to 100 deg and none of the doors have deteriorated.
I have never had good luck with veneered MDF holding up to humidity and large temperature changes.
I replaced all of the MDF doors in our Scamp with paneled doors of cherry. Since I use Titebond II for all of my woodworking, that is what I used for these doors. I found that the new solid Cherry doors are in fact, lighter in weight than the original vinyl clad MDF.
__________________

__________________
1999 Scamp Fifth Wheel, pulled by a 2014 Nissan Frontier Pro4-X
Dennis mn 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
Interiors Benita General Chat 55 08-08-2013 06:21 PM
Lander Interiors miss susy Modifications, Alterations and Updates 15 05-06-2013 08:01 PM
Scamp interiors SharonNDean Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 02-05-2008 04:21 PM
Scamp Deluxe Interiors Steve R General Chat 3 09-13-2007 06:31 PM
Marine Stove from Interiors Topic Suz Modifications, Alterations and Updates 2 05-01-2006 08:04 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 06:23 AM.


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