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Old 09-28-2012, 12:21 AM   #1
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Carpet on the wall ?

Hi all, just got a 1989 Lil Bigfoot and got long list of upgrades and one of the thing I can't find is where to get that ''rat fur'' like in Scamp carpet for walls/ ceiling. Any good suppliers in US? Thanks.
Plan is to replace all inside with new appliances, trim and build new custom mahogany furnitures with high end woodwork all around, hardwood floor, change bunk beds to 2/3 couch and add a new closet, change back window to smoked, new bigger fridge in the closet on door side, change stove to range oven stove combo. Drawers, more drawers, foldable counter extension table, Exterior hot shower. Already got Fridge, oven, cushions on order, full LED light systems with sensor lights in cabinets and a HD projector shooting from dinette on front see through screen and of course fantastic vent with remote. Did I miss something? Yeah got the solar for it too. Man cave should be ready by April. Stay thirsty my friends...
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Try Scamp.
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:28 AM   #3
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Try searching marine carpet or marine fabric. Raz
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Old 09-28-2012, 05:29 AM   #4
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Want Scamp stuff, Byron is right... try Scamp: Tan Headliner Wall Fabric (Per Sq. Yd.)

Or try locally for a business selling marine-grade fabrics.

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Old 09-28-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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Welcome to the group &

Please tell me this is a Joke?

SCAMP!

It isn't too pricey either.
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WOW sounds like it will be very nice when done. But also sounds like it will be heavy. Mahogany is a beautiful wood but very heavy. And hard wood floors in a trailer I think would worp over time? I am doing a custom rebuild of a 1971 Boler and have weight savings in mind. I want to be as light as possible. Not a fan of the rat fur and the ensolite is gone out of my Boler. I am looking for something that will not trap dirt and dust.
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Welcome to the group &

Please tell me this is a Joke?

SCAMP!

It isn't too pricey either.
I guess what I was thinking is that Scamp doesn't make the stuff and probably doesn't use enough to have it specially made, so it might be available elsewhere, perhaps less expensive and in a wider variety. Now tell me Ed, would you settle for tan or gray rat fur when you could get hot pink or leopard spots. Raz
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I should relate the information I shared with the folks at the recent Egg Rally up in Duluth. The "rat fur" is actually a product of a wonderful collaboration between the folks at Scamp, inner-city churches in Minneapolis, and community groups in Backus, the home town of Scamp. The folks in Minneapolis trap the rats and send the frozen carcases up to Backus (obviously, this is only done in winter!). There, the men in town skin and cure the rat pelts. Church sewing circles then take these finely prepared pelts and use ultra-fine needles and thread to sew them into the seam-free fabric used by the Scamp folks to cover the insides of their trailers. It's truly a win-win-win arrangement! Minneapolis lowers its rat population, folks in a depressed part of the state have employment, and Scamp gets a superior product.
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Washable

We were recently at the Scamp factory. The interior wall coverings, per Scamp, are washable. Our interior is 21 years old and really looks brand new. It's a rather impressive surface, particularly considering its age. It's also nice that it's backed by insulation.

As well as selling the interior wall covering, they also sell the adhesive to hold it in place.
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I should relate the information I shared with the folks at the recent Egg Rally up in Duluth. The "rat fur" is actually a product of a wonderful collaboration between the folks at Scamp, inner-city churches in Minneapolis, and community groups in Backus, the home town of Scamp. The folks in Minneapolis trap the rats and send the frozen carcases up to Backus (obviously, this is only done in winter!). There, the men in town skin and cure the rat pelts. Church sewing circles then take these finely prepared pelts and use ultra-fine needles and thread to sew them into the seam-free fabric used by the Scamp folks to cover the insides of their trailers. It's truly a win-win-win arrangement! Minneapolis lowers its rat population, folks in a depressed part of the state have employment, and Scamp gets a superior product.

That's just plain too funny.
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Thank you for all replies.
@ Rick -I am also trying to shave weight on it and I will make cabinets with PLY and veneers. Only frames and corners will be solid. As for a hardwood floor if you prep sub with epoxy and put a membrane it will not move also its a good time to put insulation in the floor.Lil bigfoot is fiberglass all around what makes sub dry since moisture can't get in from underneath. I also plan to put few more coats on top to bring wood grain depth to life on all wood work.
I like idea of rat fur only because its taking care of insulation,moisture, working with odd shapes and hiding all imperfections on install. My second choose would be marine vinyl, a little harder to work with and I would have to probably pay someone to do it. I like to make my own stuff if it make sense of course. Some of the things we should leave to professional that spent all their live in trade as in the end it does save time, money and it looks better. That is why I have my cushions made since I didn't pick up sewing yet .
I know it seems like a long list especially when trailer is in good shape. My girl is asking me; so why do you do it? Well it makes me happy to make something I will enjoy later and it will be customized to my likes.
Glad you guys are here. Lots of useful resource on this forum that makes me inspired to do cool stuff with this Lil big foot.
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I guess what I was thinking is that Scamp doesn't make the stuff and probably doesn't use enough to have it specially made, so it might be available elsewhere, perhaps less expensive and in a wider variety. Now tell me Ed, would you settle for tan or gray rat fur when you could get hot pink or leopard spots. Raz
The rat fur sold by Scamp is actually very reasonable priced. But it can be found in the Marine or Automotive Ind. and is called a headliner - sometimes refered to in the automotive industry as Polyester felt headliner - can be found in a wide range of colours including Hot Pink!
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I like idea of rat fur only because its taking care of insulation,moisture, working with odd shapes and hiding all imperfections on install.
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I dont think yoy will get a great deal of insulation value from the rat fur - thats done by the foil bubble wrap insulation that Scamp buts under it.
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@ Carol- I agree its not the best insulator. I plan to spray in a foam first. We want to go in the snow with it so isolation is a big deal. However rat fur just feels cozy too.
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