First Post... been lurking and soaking up info for a little while.
So after a 3 month search, I finaly found a descent FGRV I could afford to buy and fix up.
I drug a 1984 13ft U-HAUL
out from behind a mobile home in the sticks of South Carolina (4 hours from home).
I hate to see cool old things just rotting away in the elements. It deserves to be restored.
Overall it's in OK shape. I already have a laundry list of things to do to it:
The outside is descent, it has a few spider webs in the glass but no severe damage. No leaks
I will pressure wash it and buff the fiberglass to the best shine I can get, then wax it.
I'm keeping the stickers on it but I think I will clean them good then clearcoat them to preserve them.
the wheels orange and putting baby moon's on them.
I will clean and repaint the frame.
All of the cushions are missing. I wonder if 13ft Scamp
cusions will fit?
I will have to make a new table top. Mine's missing.
I will have to make a new top bunk for the Goucho. It's missing
The swamp cooler is no good. The pump works so I will try to use it on the 12v fresh water pump system.
I will put a Fantastic Vent in place of the swamp cooler.
The power converter works, but I don't think the solar panel
is putting out any voltage.
I haven't tested the furnace
yet. Gas isn't hooked up yet.
The stove top has to have some type of refinish.
I need a faucet/ galley pump. I think I will go with a 3-way since I'm putting the swamp cooler pump on the water system.
The Cooler is gone but I think I want to put a shelf for a microwave
in it's place and just use a couple of regular coolers.
It has yukky carpet in the floor but I think I'm going to put laminate flooring in it instead.
Overall, it seems like it will make a pretty cool little camper for me and my family.
I can't wait to tear into it his weekend.
I think the worst part of the project will be the cushions. I may be able to talk my wife into that part of the restoration.
Here is a couple of pics the way she was when I brought it home.
I'll post a few more as I clean it up and fix the issues.