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Old 08-27-2013, 06:34 PM   #113
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Bernard, so glad you all are having a great camping trip!
I like some of your Mods, especially the bed on what looks like hydraulic hindges.
Easy access. You are doing a good job on your camper! Thanks for sharing pictures.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:26 PM   #114
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So two geat weeks on vacation.
1 week in new hampshire in bearbrook state park and then at exeter near hampton beach.
Back home for two days and then i went to Gatineau for biking folled by bolerama event in drummundville..wow 140 eggs with passionate owners...i have my head full of ideas.

One of them is this...look at what these guys made for the taillights....

The two brothers fixed the trailer togheter, one of them work in a boatshop fixing/painting fiberglass for a living, they had great advises about primer/paint and have been super open showing me the mods they did...
That camper was awsome, the flat paint look was super cool in my opinion.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #115
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Thanks for sharing the pics Bernard. I like the flat look too. I'd put ZEP on my trailer if it came in Satin
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:53 PM   #116
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I'm liking the idea on how they closed in the holes for the tail lights and relocated them to the bumper. Hmmmmmmm
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Old 09-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #117
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I found a guy in my neighborhood who does fiberglass work. I had a lot of unnecessary holes from the previous owner that I wanted to fill with fiberglass. I bit the bullet and sealed the original tail light locations and installed oval LEDs. The "to do" list is getting shorter but still lots to do.

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Old 09-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #118
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Very nice, i'm thinking of doing the same but with round lights
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:10 PM   #119
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........ I bit the bullet and sealed the original tail light locations and installed oval LEDs.
Looks good. Once you paint it, the lights will look stock.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #120
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Very nice, i'm thinking of doing the same but with round lights
I was going to use the round LEDs that I already had but there's not enough of a flat area for a 4" light. I was concerned that the light grommet would not seal the hole properly. Maybe with some fiberglass work, you could make the area more flat.
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I was going to use the round LEDs that I already had but there's not enough of a flat area for a 4" light. I was concerned that the light grommet would not seal the hole properly. Maybe with some fiberglass work, you could make the area more flat.
Thanks for the info
I was thinking of moving the round light a bit towards the moddle of the trailer..should be flat enough?
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Thanks for the info
I was thinking of moving the round light a bit towards the moddle of the trailer..should be flat enough?
I though of that too. You have to be careful how thick the led and grommet is because if you cut the holes too high, you will be in between the inner and outer fiberglass shells. If you mount the lights low enough, you shouldn't have any problems.

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Good info,
I might change my plan then!
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Old 09-27-2013, 05:42 AM   #124
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I found a guy in my neighborhood who does fiberglass work. I had a lot of unnecessary holes from the previous owner that I wanted to fill with fiberglass. I bit the bullet and sealed the original tail light locations and installed oval LEDs. The "to do" list is getting shorter but still lots to do.
Looks nice. Since you'll be painting, have you considered grinding down and filling the vertical seam? That would satisfy one less area for possible leaks, grunge attraction and no more Trim-Lok. See Jen's post here for what she did: Rucio's Winter Makeover, roof ridge
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:57 AM   #125
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How about surface mounted tail lights, then you just need a hole for the wires. I may have mentioned this previously in this thread, I have an extra set of tail lights on my rear mounted bike rack, and when the rack is off I use a bar with extra lights in its place. No excuses for not seeing me or what I'm doing.
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Old 09-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #126
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I dont like external lights...
I might end up putting the adapter i have and make them "permanent"
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