The "Silkstone" build - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-23-2008, 01:14 AM   #1
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Although not completed yet, the goal is to be up and running come time for May long weekend...

The purpose of this post is... well... I have never put my pictures in order to see the progression myself..so here is a few.

I see more and more people wanting to modify their units or trailers of all sorts to better suit themselves and their needs or wants weather it be simple decoration, function, praticality or custom paint and graphics to better reflect their character or style.. I respect all that go through the effort to create change, big or small...

And not that I didn't have enough on the go, like most of us, I decided that I needed another project on the go around the house... so to match my toy or truck, this is my build or at least whats done so far..... Although it may resemble many, this is the first out of the mold.


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6 piece mold
top, bottom, interior floor, left and right fender flares and step, propane/battery cover (not done yet), and maybe a front window rock guard.. all made by a very talented fibreglass maker.

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A little paint and the truck matching wheels.

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With the vented windows in.

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:30 AM   #2
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Wow. That is very cool. I especially like the fender/step combo. So, how about the physical dimensions?

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:09 AM   #3
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Ian, you are doing what (as you pointed out), many of us would like to do. Congratulations on bringing an entirely new meaning to modifications.

I have numerous floorplans drawn up so, except for the lack of space and knowledge, there go I.
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:12 AM   #4
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A little of the interior,
the first pic is in the mock up stage of the front two swivel chairs, you can see the studding on the front wall behind the chairs.

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looking rear at the insulation and studding.

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looking forward at the front window, insulation and studding.

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getting a little maple wall covering.

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the passenger side front storage bin under chair.

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passenger side front storage and chair.

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Old 01-27-2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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Wow what a beauty! I love the FG outside with the vintage look wood inside. What is the floor plan layout of yours?

I remember a 50's trailer for sale on ebay several years ago that had a fiberglass exterior and wood inside. It was back east or it would be sitting in my west coast driveway today. I have never seen another.
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:37 PM   #6
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Physical dimensions and specs....

interior width 75" or 6'3"
interior length 132" or 11'
interior height 74" or 6'2"

exterior width 79" or 6'7" without flares/step
exterior overall width 93" or 7'9" with flares/step
exterior body length 136" or 11'4" plus spare
exterior overall length 180" or 15' plus spare

10 gallon fresh water tank, shurflo pump
4 gallon suburban hot water heater
16,000 btu suburban furnace
2 burner suburban rangetop
2.4 cu ft novakool 12v compressor fridge
elixir converter/charger
800w inverter
2.6 gallon porta potti
10 gallon tote along grey tank
Lp, co2, smoke detector
outside shower
Dvd, cd, radio, with screen all in one unit with
trailer wired for 6 speakers plus a sub.
27 group battery
20lb propane tank
3500lb torsion axle
full steel box tube frame
and a few other du dads....

general is,
rear full size double pick my own sealy matress
d/s full galley
front captain leather swivel chairs
enough storage and cuboards to take anything including a full side to side pass thru storage.

and the weight is.....? good question, not done yet... but I'm hoping and shooting for under 2500lbs.
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Old 01-27-2008, 08:56 PM   #7
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excellent.. keep the pics coming
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:19 AM   #8
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Well its been awhile so I thought I would add a couple of pictures from late...
A few of the galley layout..


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Old 05-16-2008, 12:48 AM   #9
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thats a good creation of storage space.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:18 AM   #10
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Well the silkstone build finally saw the light of day....the (Quest I) was ready enough to take it out to our local Shriner's show and shine on the weekend and almost 200 beautiful machines came out for a 29'C sunny day... a great time. thought i'd post up a couple of pics of the maiden drive... towed beautifully, no hick-ups. Thanks to those who expressed intrest and comments.
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:27 PM   #11
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Great Job! Look's swwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeetttttttttttttttttttt!





would love to see the finished interior pic's!
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Old 07-01-2008, 03:37 PM   #12
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Larger pictures PLEASE ------------us old people can't see that small stuff.
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Old 07-02-2008, 09:50 AM   #13
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Your trailer is beautiful! I cant even imagine the hours spent on it....
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Old 07-02-2008, 12:52 PM   #14
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Wow - WHAT a tremendous accomplishment! (Robin stole my first impression: S W E E T !) Thanx for sharing all the pics of your craftsmanship & inventiveness. Safe & happy travels - L 'n D
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