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Old 09-02-2009, 10:58 PM   #1
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Now I am pretty much done my reno on my boler; what do I do now? I feel like I want to buy another trailer and start over! Is this normal? lol

What kinds of finishing touches should I do before I go camping? We are planning to go this weekend.

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:02 PM   #2
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Now I am pretty much done my reno on my boler; what do I do now? I feel like I want to buy another trailer and start over! Is this normal? lol

What kinds of finishing touches should I do before I go camping? We are planning to go this weekend.

Here are some before and afters:
You're not done yet! After the first trip (and the second and the third), you will find or think of something that will make it "nicer". Trust me. Had our Scamp since '02 and haven't finished yet....Larry
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:09 PM   #3
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You're not done yet! After the first trip (and the second and the third), you will find or think of something that will make it "nicer". Trust me. Had our Scamp since '02 and haven't finished yet....Larry
I bet! Totally! I already saw someones screen door, and I though "well, I have to one of those!"

I can't wait to camp!

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Old 09-02-2009, 11:32 PM   #4
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Hi: Dawn S... What to do next??? PACK!!!
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:53 AM   #5
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Dawn, I was starting to have the same problem as I approached finishing my Scamp. Solution? I bought a 73 Cloud before I finished the Scamp!
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:08 AM   #6
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Yes yes yes .. When we got ours & I started the mods, I had this urge to buy another so I could do the same & more to it, I got over it & went camping instead.....Safe Travels
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:17 AM   #7
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Dawn,

My project this summer is about half way done, now I am helping my camping partner with his 69 Campster? Once infected with "fiberglassus R.V. remodeli" one can only manage it, its never cured.

Bang on job! Great pics.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:42 AM   #8
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Dawn, I can only imagine how great it feels to see the end results of all your hard work. Looks Beautiful!
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:21 AM   #9
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There will always be fine tuning. Every camping trip you take for a while will give you ideas. Our Scamp 5er has been almost completely redone inside and outside we've done just about everything we could wish for, but there are still things on my to-do list.
  • Our pots-and-pans get scattered all over when we tow, and even after sorting them back into place they're stacke up and sometimes hard to get to. To-do: Create an organizer for our pots-and-pans area.
  • Our dog has a sleeping space, but I don't want stinky dog rubbing off and imbedding in the Scamp's Rat Fur. To-do: Line the dog's bedroom space to protect the rat fur and make it easier to clean.
  • Lynne wants the two carpeted steps (a small sit-space and a ladder-like step) to be re-carpeted so the pattern of the carpet runner we use accents the front edge of the step, not the side. To-do: Watch the Home Depot and Lowes carpet aisles for a runner we like so we can re-do the steps.
  • It'd be nice to have an outdoor shower, wouldn't it?
  • We plan to camp in the Pacific Southwest and other very warm places. To-do: Install a rooftop AC.
  • Will that mean adding a generator?
  • See-thru propane bottles are cool! To-do: Re-think the propane bottles (see-thru fiberglass?, two 20lb or one 30lb and a small "backup" tank?).
  • Now we have two solar panels, does it make sense to add a second battery?
  • Doesn't adding a generator, a second battery, and changing the propane bottles around mean having to do sheet-metal and welding work?
  • The list goes on . . .
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Old 09-03-2009, 10:38 AM   #10
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I bet! Totally! I already saw someones screen door, and I though "well, I have to one of those!"

I can't wait to camp!

Dawn
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:02 PM   #11
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Now I am pretty much done my reno on my boler; what do I do now? I feel like I want to buy another trailer and start over! Is this normal? lol

What kinds of finishing touches should I do before I go camping? We are planning to go this weekend.

Here are some before and afters:
Hi Dawn, your trailer really looks nice. I showed my wife your curtains and I'm trying to figure out how you mounted them to the cabinet underside. It looks like you might have used those Aluminum tracks with little roller hook thingys. Is that correct? We have a Casita 17 LD and we would like to add curtains, like yours, in front of those stupid mini-blinds.

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Old 09-03-2009, 07:58 PM   #12
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I'd say just enjoy the super job you've done. then look at solar?
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:36 PM   #13
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Hi Dawn, your trailer really looks nice. I showed my wife your curtains and I'm trying to figure out how you mounted them to the cabinet underside. It looks like you might have used those Aluminum tracks with little roller hook thingys. Is that correct? We have a Casita 17 LD and we would like to add curtains, like yours, in front of those stupid mini-blinds.

Thanks,

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Hi, my curtains were easy to mount. We have wood cabinets all the way around to screw the rods into. I used cheapy rods from wallmart, they are meant to be hung flat on wall, not from the ceiling (above) so we had to bend the ends a bit - for the short windows - and I used slightly beefier ones for the longer. They are just the simple white ones that you twist to lenghthen, with the brass fittings to hang them from.

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Dawn, I can only imagine how great it feels to see the end results of all your hard work. Looks Beautiful!

Thanks Robin!

I think I am going to buy a 13' trill
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