.... I have a Playpac which I have gutted and am now putting back together. I am looking for help with the propane, power etc. .....
We are new members of this website because we are new owners of a Fiber Stream
project. It's usable as it is but .... well, you understand. Like Liza, we are looking for anything and everything we can find about using, remodeling and the care & feeding of an older fiberglass trailer. The list of things we need to learn is way more than I can list here. Many of you have probably been down this path already. Might you direct us to other threads on this site or other resources (on this site or elsewhere on the net) that would get us started? Here are a few items of special interest which I'm guessing Liza would be interested in too. So I'm piggy-backing on her thread.
+ Basic living operations: water tanks, black water, heaters, ..... How does one operate one of these rigs. The previous owner gave us a walk-through but what we really need is a User's Manual. Is there such a thing? All suggestions and info appreciaed.
+ Appliances: The stove, oven, refrig and water heater are supposed to be working. Not sure how to work them but ..... (see above). There is no space heater though. A previous owner removed it. If you were installing a new heater what would you use? Seems a microwave
would be very handy too. Any suggestions?
+ Interior paneling: Ours is 70's old, dark, scratched and broken in places. We want to lighten and polish it up. Maybe even make some minor changes. What is the best paneling material to use?
+ Towing: The trailer has a dual axles and 4-wheels but it doesn't have brakes
or sway/weight balancing hitch. The previous owner towed it with a regular car and is encouraging us to try that before we spend a lot of money on upgrading the towing package. We'll be picking up next week and need to tow it home about 300 miles. We're towing with a Toyota 4Runner (6 cyl) which makes us wonder how necessary these are for such a light weight
trailer. I think trailer weight
will be well under 3,000 pounds fully loaded. What is your experience? Do you think we need to add brakes
and sway/WB hitch before driving it home? Or before using it?
+ Exterior care and treatment: What do you recommend for spiffing up the shell?
I appreciate each of these is its own thread. And much of it has probably been covered on this site previously - repeatedly. We're still finding our way around. Please feel free to direct us anyplace you think will be helpful.
Thanks so much. Happy Trails, lindsay