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Old 06-03-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Just bought a older Casita, Blue Shag........... So not styling! LOL....


So I am wondering if you have changed out the carpet and what you have used when remodeling your Casita as an alternative to the Blue Shag (or what ever color you started with) Do you have to use carpet? Or have you used other options? Any input on what you have done and what you used to create your walls and ceiling would be greatly welcome...... Thanks Robin



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Old 06-03-2008, 06:01 AM   #2
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GOOD FOR YOU!

Retro! I can see a totally 1960s-1970s theme here. Tie-dyed curtains, lava lamp, old poster of Big Brother and the Holding Company hanging on the bathroom door (snicker). I looked at a 1986 16' Casita that had the blue shag, almost bought it but the price was too high for the value.

My opinion... I'd live with it for at least this camping season. It might not be your taste in anyway, but camping season is on! You'd sleep in a tent even if it were the wrong color, right? I wonder if it could be dyed? Disguise rather than replace..... hummmm. Might be worth checking out. Maybe a flooring store would know.... Other than that, Scamp sells rat fur by the yard and I know Escape uses a headliner material (go look in your car) in their trailers. Headliner material comes in nearly every color of the rainbow. Anything is possible with enough time, money and effort, you just have to decide where that point is. I know I'd certainly look to disguise rather than replace... use the money to buy fuel to go places, use the time to camp, use the effort to make sure it's towable and to increase other creature comforts.

Now, where's the pictures?
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:21 AM   #3
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I agree with Donna D. How cute would a blue and yellow country theme be? I can see it now, cute little yellow curtains with blue and yellow tie backs and some quilted blue and yellow throw pillows. With the right covers on your cushions you have saved yourself a tremendous amount of work, aggravation, and money. Good luck! Terry R
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:23 AM   #4
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Robin,
I would definitely replace the blue shag with synthetic flooring (tiles of one-piece.) Carpets can never be really cleaned.
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Old 06-03-2008, 08:46 AM   #5
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I would definitely replace the blue shag with synthetic flooring (tiles of one-piece.) Carpets can never be really cleaned.
Ami, the carpet is on the walls. I don't think tile would work there...
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:35 AM   #6
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Yeah Ami, Donna is right. It's on the walls and ceiling............ The floor has another nasty blue carpet. That is going for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will not camp with carpet on a floor. As you said, it's hard to get carpet clean, two seconds with Dh and the wienier dogs it's already got stuff tracked in. I think we are gonna pull it out this week. Have to decide on what type of flooring to put down. Something cleanable.



Donna and Terry, I know what I should do. Just not sure I want to wait. Donna, your right the retro thing would be cute. I told a friend before he walked into it yesterday to enjoy his "Trip" down memory lane. He looked at me like huh? When he came out he was laughing (he got it). I am thinking of checking out what a custom car guy could do with it. Just thought I would see what others have done to get more ideas. Also wanted to get some sort of direction for design so that when we put in new flooring I pick something that would go with the future revamp. The revamp won't get in the way of camping season. I know one thing the walls and ceiling are getting steamed clean this week, infact the whole trailer is getting a good scrubing. Robin
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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Robin!

Congratulations! I am glad you found a trailer after finding so many for others on this forum!
We don't have carpet on our walls, having a VT, but we have blue carpet on the floor. We turned it into a Southwestern theme. Except a few VW accents are finding their way into the trailer lately.

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Old 06-03-2008, 12:07 PM   #8
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Thanks Cindy! That's the problem, I was finding so many trailers out there, just not near us. But finally! Not what I wanted, but will get us back out there. And cheap enough to let it go, if something better comes along. Just seems like the newer ones are selling sooooooo fast. Within hours of being posted. And since none were within a few hours of us, I was finding they were sold before I could even get in the truck and on the road. I jumped at this one, again not new but a start. I would love to see pic's of your decor. sounds cute! Can't wait to get to the point of decorating it. Soon. Robin
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You gotta post a picture of this rig...............please
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Robin:

Our VT is an '86 too. For pix, check out this thread: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...2&hl=CindyL

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Bill, I will get some pic's today. And hopefully I can figure out how to post them......... It's something to see thats for sure! I will run over and take pic's here in a minute then see if I can get them to post.



Thanks Cindy, That's so cute! Love how the outside looks. Did you guys paint yours? It looks like brand new.




It cracked me up yesterday driving home from Glenwood. People just react to egg's............ Wave, etc. After stoping in Denver to show MIL, driving out of her subdivison two old guys sitting on a porch sipping cocktails raised their martini glass'es at us! It was a hoot! Can't wait till I have it looking good and see what the reactions are. They are all waving and thumb's up-ing a dirty Casita. Robin
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Robin:

The hubby cleaned the outside but repainted most of the details. Some is tape. We found some tent tape that was the right color and is holding up pretty well.

We had a couple of people who stopped by at our campground last weekend. They did not tour it, but they talked at length to us about getting one of their own. We always have the comment, "I didn't know UHaul rented trailers." I wonder how many UHaul dealerships get a phone call from the people who see us driving on the road and want to rent one.

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LOL.......... Cindy, yours looks like new so I bet people do think it's something being rented out. How funny. U-haul gets a ton of calls after a weekend of you guys on the road........ . You need one of those "Not for hire/rent" signs like those big freight liner haulers have on their trucks that let people know it's a private truck. I would love to know if they do get calls. After enough calls they may just have to add to their fleet again. What a riot! Robin
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Just bought a older Casita, Blue Shag........... So not styling! LOL....


So I am wondering if you have changed out the carpet and what you have used when remodeling your Casita as an alternative to the Blue Shag (or what ever color you started with) Do you have to use carpet? Or have you used other options? Any input on what you have done and what you used to create your walls and ceiling would be greatly welcome...... Thanks Robin



Pic's would also be really Welcome!
Robin, I searched +carpet +wall and found an old "Legacy Post" (which means the pictures are long since gone). It links to another thread which includes a reposting of instructions from Lanny Webb, who completely re-did the carpeting in (I think it was) an older Casita.

I'll keep looking for some pics to go with the explanations. The originals were lost in the big hack of Nov.2005.

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