I'm the proud new owner of this little beauty. Or conversely the newest project that could potentially break me..
Regardless, I'm very happy to be a member of a wonderfully exclusive group. I've been looking for a over a year but went into overdrive the last few months and finally found one in my pathetic price range.
It has new tires
, and a new spare. Woo hoo! The windows
are good, the jalousies even have working cranks. No mold yet.
However, as one could guess, the rest needs a ton of work. I know I have to get the frame fixed, lifted, sandblasted, more support etc. I'm going to use it for a while and have this work done in the winter.
'Til then, I have a few questions for you all... please and thankyou.
1. Ensolite - What kind of caulk should I use. I've been reading this site (a lot) and I've read that Dap is good, but will any paintable latex caulk work or do I need a specific kind to adhere to the fiberglass.
2. The stove, heater and fridge
(uselessly tiny) aren't working. I'm thinking of ripping all three out. I won't be cooking indoors, I have a 12v cooler and I'm not planning on camping in the winter any time soon. If and when I do, I'll probably get a catalytic heater.
Would it affect the re-sale if these were all removed?
3. The door is messed up. I realize fixing the frame will probably solve most of these problems. I'll fix the frame up a bit before I go whole hog on it, but for small cracks do you suggest fiberglass or epoxy putty? It has some water damage near the door and some genius add a rod for support but it appears to have pushed the door out of whack as well... so I'll be removing that too.
4. The sink doesn't appear to work either. But I'll worry about that later as I haven't checked out the tank yet.
5. Also... Last night when we brought our baby home, the boler
jumped off the hitch, just as we were driving back into town after the five hour trip to get it. We hit some really rough road work, we were going slow but, hey, a big nasty rut did the trick. The poor thing dragged behind us for a minute, thank god for the chains. We borrowed a truck to bring it home and didn't realize the hitch pole was too loose until we got there and of course the pin was missing on the trailer. It was too late by then to go to the local hardware store so, we chanced it. Damn construction season. All Edmontonians will get that. lol
So, I have yet another hole in the fiberglass. The propane
tank's handle left it's mark. This one is about the size of a plum, there are two other small holes in the front as well, an inch or so wide. I'll put up pictures once it stops raining. My question is... Should I use fiberglass to fix or will epoxy putty do the trick.
I am planning on a full rebuild and repaint. I've never worked with fiberglass, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to work with it. I just don't want to unless I have to.. You know how it goes.
Any ideas or links to help with these problems would be very appreciated. I've tried using the search menu, but it's not getting me the answers I need as I can't find some of the post I've read that would help.
I screwed up the title
, it should read "Isn't she loverly"?