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Old 05-04-2010, 09:12 PM   #15
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Ok... moving along... here are some pics... I also need some advice...

I had to peal out a lot of the damaged white rubber sheeting in the front inside... including the black foam under in a few spots to repair all the fiberglass...

What should I use to fix this? I was thinking carpet at first but the walls are so curved it was impossible. I DO NOT want to scrape it all out in the front either... I was thinking paint? Is there a paint that will adhere to this? Any other ideas?

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I to rebuild the corner near the door... it had all rotted due to water damage..

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Here is where I need advice...the other side..

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Old 05-04-2010, 10:07 PM   #16
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Wow. And I thought I put a load of time, effort, and money into my 73 Boler.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:37 AM   #17
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Anyone? Still looking for a way to fix up those inside walls?
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:50 AM   #18
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Check out some of Kevin61's youtube videos. He's dreaming up a modern-day ensolite in one of them.
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:16 AM   #19
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Well, I am not sure if that would work...

From what I understand, I can't just buy the stock stuff that is in my 85 Scamp.

I can't just paint it, it is missing in those two spots... arrgh..
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:22 PM   #20
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Can't you use this?:

http://shop.scamptrailers.com/c-4-carpet-fabric.aspx

(Good luck with the restore.)
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:11 PM   #21
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Joe,

Really nice job on the fiberglass repair.

I would surgically cut the foam away and inlay into the depression a matching new one into the spot using the same thickness of foam...Then I would adhere a covering over all of it old and new, a marine fabric with the texture and color I wanted...There are many marine fabrics on eBay already bonded to some foam. You could be thrifty and simply paint over the repair but I do not like it on the older trailers. (pre-bubble wrap/carpet era scamps) the foam is under the name Rubatex I think, its also ensolite.

http://www.rubberplastics.com/

Happy Camping, Safe Trails.

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Old 05-05-2010, 11:21 PM   #22
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You can still buy Ensolite foam, by the way, so you could get new foam of the same thickness, and glue it on the the walls where you are missing yours.

I would want to cut the intact foam back and just generally make the edges square, regular, and inconspicuous as possible*. That would probably mean trimming some of what is still on there. Like say, back to the window rubber, and maybe down to an area behind the bench or sofa back. Then you would need to sand off any remaining glue remnants to a nice, clean and fair surface, and then prep with acetone or the like. Then you could glue in the new stuff.

Now, what we *haven't* been able to find is the Ensolite foam with the whitish vinyl layer bonded to one side (which makes the walls of the trailer white). However, you can paint the "raw" Ensolite that you can buy, and you could of course try to match the color.

IR Foam Specialty sells the Ensolite. As far as I know, the original thickness in the Bolers was 3/16", but IR Foam Specialty has a variety of thicknesses, and also different densities. I had them send me a few samples to check them out.

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*Or, just go bold, and paint the new foam to look like a Band-aid Heck, you've earned it!
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Old 05-12-2010, 10:02 PM   #23
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Some more repairs...

In this one I decided to cover up the extra hole that was used for the Fridge. I am not going to use a three way fridge and see no need for an extra hole in my skin..

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I glues small strips of wood all over the wall to be able to staple and glue my carpet to the wall.

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Was gonna go for the Shag... LOL

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Our 84 Boler has a carpet type of material on the inside walls that's similar to the brown colour that is shown. We've had absolutely no problems with it.

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Anyone try the stuff that goes inside truck canopies? I don't know were to buy it but must be readily available as lots are out there.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:09 PM   #26
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Well... did a lot and just got back from our first trip!

No leaks!
besides all the glass repair and structural fixes:

New tires $120
painted inside walls
re-upholstered all cushions (wife)
made a new cushion (one missing)
rock guard the entire bottom
painted the top half Detroit Tigers orange
installed a new sink and faucet
installed a new fridge (just 110 v)
new door handle
new door foam edge
rewired all lights
installed new tail lights (I have the stock if you want them)
new carpet

all and all still under $1500 total investment.



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SWEET! Colors look more like Chicago Bears to me

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:16 PM   #28
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I am wondering if the tent in the background is part of your set up? I see 4 kids, the wife and a stroller(baby), the chocolate lab and of course you. That makes 8 in my math. Surely not everyone is sleeping in the Scamp 13?
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