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Old 02-09-2013, 10:56 AM   #29
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The ugly and heavy interior....can't wait to destroy! Resistance is futile!
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:04 AM   #30
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The roof from above.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:47 AM   #31
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A dome! That is even more Star Trek. Looks like you have your work cut out for you. I bet it is several hundred pounds lighter after you gut it.
Do you have any floor plans in mind yet?
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AwesomeNess! Can't wait to see how creative you get... Make it so!


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Old 02-10-2013, 07:22 AM   #33
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Time to ENGAGE!

I'm still playing around with floor plans; I need a space to store my kayak (probably lengthwise under the bed and an elevated storage on the floor) and both kitchen and bathroom stuff will be outside when we aren't moving. I want the interior to be primarily a bedroom/closet with a table area for working. Right now, I'm a little more worried about the tires and frame. Would love to see some interior ideas! Would it be bad of me to put the bed towards the nose of the trailer, because of weight issues?

Are there steps I can take to improve how cool it will stay in the trailer in the heat? The Yucatan, it goes without saying, is very warm and I certainly want to be comfortable. I like the heat so heavy AC is unnecessary but I do have two ancient little dogs (18yrs and 20yrs old) that will be spending their afternoons inside the trailer while I am at work and school. Are there small, energy efficient ACs out there?

Also, how does one go about painting the interiors? It has that ugly rusty color inside (makes me have womb nightmares, lol). What kind of paint should I use? Any application advice?

We are planning to gut it Monday and weigh it Tuesday; I can't wait to see the weight!
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:30 AM   #34
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Lighting Inspiration!

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Rachel, you could mount a kayak on each ide of the camper to be like the engines hee hee

Google painting the inside of a boat and you will find alot of information. Rustoleum actually makes a marine paint that is pretty cheap and I painted the waterlne mark and the boot strip on mine with it and had 2 years of exposure and still looked fine after it was destroyed by sandy.

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:39 AM   #36
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Thanks, Deryk! Love the kayak idea but only need one kayak. But where will I put my warp drive?
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #38
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Welcome, Congrats on such a cool find! Love your inspiration pic for the interiror.

I would suggest, something more than a small A/C........... Fiberglass heats up fast and super hot. For fur babies to be able to stand being inside all day it would take keeping it cool. Basically, it would be just like locking them up in the car all day long. Gets at least that hot or hotter....


Good Luck with the re-fab. Hope it all goes well and your out and enjoying your trailer soon. Well as soon as Ohio weather allows anyway!
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:13 PM   #39
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Thanks, Robin! We are leaving for southern Mexico in the beginning of May. Any suggestions for keeping it cool?
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I wouldn't leave dogs unattended and count on the AC to keep them safe. Hire locals to look after them. You will make friends and they appreciate the income.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:37 PM   #41
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Thanks, Tom! I figure it will be a combo of both trying to keep the dogs cool in the camper and hiring someone to look after them. They are little and old and certainly could not hold their own against the street-savvy dogs of Mexico. Is there anything one can do to try to keep the camper cool in a hot environment?
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Either park it in the shade, or put up some kind of shade awning over it...wonder if misters on the outside of the trailer would help cool it off?


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