In November I bought a 1985 U-Haul
. Replaced a 25' Airstream which was getting too much to haul. Unit had been reworked as far as mechanicals, but cosmetics inside were rough. I thought some of my solutions to problems might be of interest.
Fiberglass surrounding cupboard inserts and icebox were in rough shape, cracked and weak. I cut lengths of 3/4 x 1 1/2" furring strips and screwed them to the back of the fiberglass to stiffen the glass. Then screwed liners and icebox thru glass to furring strips with sheet metal screws, using finish washers to get a better hold on the glass.
Stove had been pulled leaving a big ugly hole and glass counter was pretty well trashed. Since our only inside cooking will be on a microwave
, I picked up some white-finished masonite used for wainscoting and cut a piece to fit the counter and cover the hole. attached it to counter with screws and finish washers and then added a splash panel of the same material. The splash panel covered the opening where the vent fan had been.
Previous owner had replaced the heater with a heat pump which took up a lot of closet. I made a panel of same masonite to conceal heat pump and then added two shelves above heat pump. The original closet door was cleaned up and closes the opening over the shelves.
We will not be using the dinette, so made it into permanent bed. Covered the whole dinette space with 1" styrofoam and 1/2" BC plywood. Then added original cushions and a layer of foam to make a cozy bed.
Lots of cleaning with English oil soap and our egg is about ready to travel. Looking forward to our first trip south in January.
PS: As I did this work, I found this Forum invaluable. Keep up the good work.