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Old 08-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #15
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Don't be resistant to the idea that polyester body filler is a decent "glue" in contact with cured fiberglass. I wouldn't bond anything to anything with an unthickened layup resin, epoxy or polyester--always needs a thickening agent like microballoons to keep the stuff where you put it, particularly on vertical surfaces. As body filler already has the viscosity to do the job without absolute no-gap contact between items adhered, I use that. Whatever you use, it will work better on freshly-cured glass and a dry, non-oily softwood such as white pine of poplar. As we don't usually find freshly-cured glass in our trailers, a bit of toothing with a sanding block and a good scrub with acetone is a good precaution to assure bonding. I have not had success with Liquid Nails between wood and glass.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:34 PM   #16
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Becky, don't get all tangled up about making your trailer "perfect." It only needs to be perfect for you. If you're expecting to take a 20+ year old trailer and make it look brand new, you may be sadly disappointed.

It's a travel trailer! You'll sleep dry/warm and be able to stand up and put your pants on in the morning. Honestly, everything else is "optional." If you can make coffee in the morning without building a campfire, you are miles ahead of folks that are tenters!

Don't get disappointed if your trailer doesn't meet the expectations of all the pictures and modifications others are doing. It's really all about you! If you don't like the "hole" you see when you lay down at night... on the ceiling... make a decal that says "Smile, you're camping and making a Memory" over the patch. Turn out the light and go to sleep. No one says you have to "fix" or make your trailer perfect in the first weeks you own it.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:56 PM   #17
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Donna,
Thanks so much for your sage advice. I love our trailer and we have been happy getting it ready for our first camp out. Dave (hubby) has been working on some small mechanical improvements ( with my little bit of help). Since his work is limiting me getting inside and doing my thing I am doing some research so that when we do get to the holes, etc (if we ever do) we will make changes that help, not make the situation worse. So far we have taken out the old furnace, purchased a new fan motor for the over stove exhaust fan and hope to get it working tomorrow. I made new cushions for the front dinette from the old cushions. Planning to make new curtains tomorrow. Best of all we bought new hub caps and trim! It has been fun making it ours. I'm a teacher and have a couple weeks to do all I can before it's back to the salt mines (I mean school) oops! I will post pictures soon. Promise. In the meantime I will try to keep your smart words in mind and not drive myself crazy trying to make it "perfect ". As if... :-)
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:32 AM   #18
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Becky, I take my own best advice. I've owned my Scamp for just short of 10 years. I've hated the carpet on the floor for all that time and keep thinking I need to do something about it. IT'S GROSS. But me and the Scamp keep going camping and I have a great time and I only really think about the nasty old carpet when I get home and it's time to vaccum it. Certainly hasn't slow me down much when I'm out camping and having a good time. A couple of holes won't slow you down much either
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Donna, you are a very wise woman.
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