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Old 07-28-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Wink HELP! Ridge Molding, etc Burro Camper f

I rehab vintage campers as a hobby so I have pretty good camper knowledge but I've never done anything with a fiberglass camper so i thought I'd try my hand at it. I'm a bit stumped. I bought a pretty inexpensive burro to toy with which has been fun in a tear your hair out sort of way. I know there has been discussions on this but I didn't truly understand I need it broken down to a "burro's for dummies" level. The trim that goes along the ridge seems to be rubber and dry rotted. Do I remove this and run a bead of high quality caulk in ridge and replace with new trim? If so WHAT is this trim and where do I get it. I hear talk of t mold, but this trim is u shaped, I can't seem to find the right size. I tried JC whitney, does anyone have the direct link to the trim?

Next, why does my burro not have fiberglass seats, somebody made seats, cabinet and closet out of chipboard (hideous) Were seats an options and do I have a burro made by the cheapest person ever? If so I'm taking suggestions on how make this look no so hideous. I was thinking of refacing with some sort of pretty veneer.

Last question, am I seeing this right? I notice that windows are screwed in from the inside! I've never seen that before? Are they going the right direction? The look like they have been leaking like a sieve - which might just mean they have to be resealed - but they look backwards to me.

BIG THANKS in advance - cause I know you guys know your stuff and I wait anxiously for your sage like wisdom

Liz in Maryland

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Old 07-28-2011, 08:41 PM   #2
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Yes, screws are used on the inside of the windows... on the clamp ring. If installed properly no screws or bolts should be visable on the outside.

Burros are double-hull and the cabinetry is built in fiberglass. Wonder why you don't have it? Burro did build kits that allowed new owners to build their own, but I thought the body was all put together in the kits.... do you have any pictures to post?

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
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The flexible trim you're looking for is call "Trimlok" and not so surprisingly, you'll find it and it's eponymous manuf./distributor on the WWW. Think I recall it comes it black and white. I have white on my Escondido jackass. It doesn't look real good but I keep it cause it's still functional and reminds me what the whole mess looked like 5 mo. ago. I'm no expert but after looking at the handwritten drwgs. and instructions for assembly of a Burro kit which presumably came from the manuf., I would guess that a kit sold without interior shells would be a case of never say never and probably as likely as not. There's very little reason to fab a kit unless you just don't have the bucks and if you don't then buying half the kit you need would probably seem either attractive or unavoidable. With that said, I'm sort of glad I've got a boxstock factory trailer.

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We've just got to see photos of this DIY ugly interior before you tear it apart and it's lost to poster-ior-ity!

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Liz, are you asking about the exterior trim of the trailer, or the interior portion which has that ridgeline that folks fill with everything from carpet to bamboo slats?
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Liz, are you asking about the exterior trim of the trailer, or the interior portion which has that ridgeline that folks fill with everything from carpet to bamboo slats?
Liz describes as having a "U" section so I assume she's talking the rubberized "stick" of staples that covers the bonded flanges on the exterior. ICBWBIDTS

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:34 AM   #7
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I wouldn't recommend buying your trim from TrimLok because they will charge you a arm and 2 legs for it and most of the time require a min. order of 250'..I buy mine from E-bay.... sellers on there are usually people who work with the stuff every day on different projects and will sell left overs very cheap..I've bought several different types in the past but the one your looking for I think is this one..1/4" Black Edge Trim Lok Camper Trailer RV Seals | eBay

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found trim - were to use gell coat? Paint on floors

Hi folks thanks for all your help. In the end I found the 1/4 rubber trim in white at JC whiney at about 30ish bucks. Yeah.

I will try to up load pix of beast, carpet should get award for moldiest nastiest rotted mess ever. I mean if there were such an award.

From what I can see everyone elses camper has a nice shiny gel coat finish, after I paint the interior out, do I also gel coat inside as well?

Lastly am I committing crimes against humanity if I use an expoy based floor paint for floor? If so stop me now.

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Hi folks thanks for all your help. In the end I found the 1/4 rubber trim in white at JC whiney at about 30ish bucks. Yeah.

I will try to up load pix of beast, carpet should get award for moldiest nastiest rotted mess ever. I mean if there were such an award.

From what I can see everyone elses camper has a nice shiny gel coat finish, after I paint the interior out, do I also gel coat inside as well?

Lastly am I committing crimes against humanity if I use an expoy based floor paint for floor? If so stop me now.
thanks

Don't know how bad your finish is but you might want to take a look at the REDMAX finish first could save some money, time and back breaking work...Read this link might help you out...http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
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Don't know how bad your finish is but you might want to take a look at the REDMAX finish first could save some money, time and back breaking work...Read this link might help you out...http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...ell-43004.html
Hope you're listening because Randy the Shine Bringer is giving you the strait dope on Red Max Pro. Takes a bit of work but the result is worth it imo.

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Seam moulding

I bought mine from Scamp. Just call them and they sell it by the foot


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I rehab vintage campers as a hobby so I have pretty good camper knowledge but I've never done anything with a fiberglass camper so i thought I'd try my hand at it. I'm a bit stumped. I bought a pretty inexpensive burro to toy with which has been fun in a tear your hair out sort of way. I know there has been discussions on this but I didn't truly understand I need it broken down to a "burro's for dummies" level. The trim that goes along the ridge seems to be rubber and dry rotted. Do I remove this and run a bead of high quality caulk in ridge and replace with new trim? If so WHAT is this trim and where do I get it. I hear talk of t mold, but this trim is u shaped, I can't seem to find the right size. I tried JC whitney, does anyone have the direct link to the trim?

Next, why does my burro not have fiberglass seats, somebody made seats, cabinet and closet out of chipboard (hideous) Were seats an options and do I have a burro made by the cheapest person ever? If so I'm taking suggestions on how make this look no so hideous. I was thinking of refacing with some sort of pretty veneer.

Last question, am I seeing this right? I notice that windows are screwed in from the inside! I've never seen that before? Are they going the right direction? The look like they have been leaking like a sieve - which might just mean they have to be resealed - but they look backwards to me.

BIG THANKS in advance - cause I know you guys know your stuff and I wait anxiously for your sage like wisdom

Liz in Maryland

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Lastly am I committing crimes against humanity if I use an expoy based floor paint for floor? If so stop me now.

thanks
oooooh I want to SEE it! I've contemplated for years to put down epoxy (with chips) like they put on garage floors. It's still on the mods list, just haven't taken the time.

Good luck!!!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:34 PM   #13
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Hi.....I. Just got an 1982 Borro so I am right there with you! I have a problem with a refrig that slipped out of the frame during the drive home. Any ideas on how to stabilize it? I have access thru the outside bottom vent but it's really cramped! Any ideas would sure help! My previous owner did a carpet job and covered up the holes for the table tube.....thinking of bagging it and buying a collapsible table.......thoughts?
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