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Old 05-14-2012, 10:54 PM   #29
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It depends on how it is made and what you intend to do with the FirstUp. We thought that the wind screen would be nice, but like I said, its zipper is in the wrong place for propping it against the wall. Besides that, when it is raining, you have to put it on from the outside. The walls we got at Hutshop can be hung form the inside. We use them for wind, rain, and sun.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:44 PM   #30
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Well, how is it or did I miss a post?
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:38 PM   #31
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You guys, it is kinda small! ;-)
I did not realize tongue was included in trailer length. A forum friend has enlightened me backchannel, and also told me that the Casita Spirit Deluxe 17 foot has higher ceilings than the 16 foot etc. And that scamps have higher ceilings still.

So I really have to pay attention to that. I have been in a spirit deluxe 17 foot that felt pretty roomy if somewhat cozy, and the eggcamper is really roomy (high ceilings).
We are cleaning it up. We have cleaned the stove fridge and walls today. Then we are getting a rugmaster and shampoo the cushions and carpet. Though the cushions are in excellent shape they haven't been actually cleaned in years. The carpet also really needs a shampoo.

I have a question. That strip of carpet on the ceiling--if I remove that, what is there? Can I put something else up? Or leave it? WIll I need to seal something? What is the purpose of that strip of carpet up there?

What has anybody replaced the floor carpet with just curious.

Ido not know if two of us can be in this fulltime-ish though. We were wanting to fulltime and travel. It is adorable but it really is a burrito. Once we clean it we'll try it for a week and see how the space does.

Let me know what you all think.
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The ceiling carpet thing: in a Burro, the inner hull doesn't come all the way to the center ridge line, for whatever reason. The carpet/headliner covers the raw fiberglass that is the underside of the outer hull. It's ugly, so best to keep it covered with something.

Having done up to two weeks sharing my 13' Burro with the man, I can say with total certainty there's no way we could full-time in it. He's way too disorganized! Well, I know I could do it alone, but with two people I'd want something a bit roomier.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:17 PM   #33
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Yeah it is small. That's why a screen room would be necessary. But I think I miscalculated on size.

So what do you put up on your ceiling? Did you replace that carpet strip or just cover it with pretty fabric?
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Someone on the forum used a bamboo strip that looks really sharp. You would have to search though. I don't remember who it was.

If you get a screenhouse, that will help the size. We spend most of our time out in the screenhouse. (Although we traded our 13' Burro up, so I could have a bathroom.) With the Burro, I always took the bed down during the day. A PO had replaced the dinette table with a piece of plywood, because they left the bed made up all the time. We put a 2-person dinette in the front and then did not use the built-in dinette, so during the day, you sat on benches with no table, like a mini-livingroom. That made it seem bigger.

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You guys, it is kinda small! ;-)


I have a question. That strip of carpet on the ceiling--if I remove that, what is there? Can I put something else up? Or leave it? WIll I need to seal something? What is the purpose of that strip of carpet up there?

What has anybody replaced the floor carpet with just curious.

Let me know what you all think.
Our 1998 Burro has a vinyl type strip over that gap on the ceiling.
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Thanks guys. I will stop in that craft store, Michael's this week and see if they have anything. Bamboo sounds nice but I'm not sure how to remove the carpet strip so maybe covering it would work.
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My 13' Burro (1982) has a fabric headliner that matches the color of the carpeting. Works well. If you wanted to use Bamboo, I would suggest buying several Bamboo beach mats and sewing them together to make your headliner. It should be rather simple to do if you know how to sew. By the way, the Burro is small but that makes it easy to bring only what you really need! I also tow with a mini van so I use it for the storage of most things. Good luck!
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Here is a description of how a UHaul owner did his headliner: How do I remove then replace this ceiling carpet?

Here is the bamboo interior: Burro interior


Decorating is fun but probably more of a challenge for you. At least you have a minimum amount of interior fibers to deal with .


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Thanks guys. I will stop in that craft store, Michael's this week and see if they have anything. Bamboo sounds nice but I'm not sure how to remove the carpet strip so maybe covering it would work.

You would be better off going to Wally World and buying a bamboo window shade or a large floor mat and cutting it into the strips you need.
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My former Burro had a strip of stainless steel up there, but I think there are other things that look better... like the bamboo.
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The bamboo is just amazing looking. Are you saying if I go to Wally World I can buy it (it may actually be made out of plastic looking like bamboo--) and then cut it? Won't there be weird edges then? Should I just put it on top of the carpet, rather than take the carpet off? I have NO idea how to do these things and don't want to mess up. Then what do I put on the edges of the bamboo and what is "hot glue"?

I still think it may be too small but either way, the carpet is not my fave. It does match the floor carpet, true.
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PS I see someone else removed their carpet by pulling carefully, and then used mineral spirits to take away the glue. I am rather nervous about that, and if I shampoo the carpet strip along with the cushions and carpet with the rug doctor machine, then maybe, I can just put the bamboo over it. But what do I use on the edges, and also, how do I stick it on? THANKS.
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