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Old 04-26-2010, 09:45 AM   #16
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How's your roof after taking cabinets out?
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:36 PM   #17
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Dimitry,

Everything seems pretty solid as it sits in my driveway. Not sure if I'd want to take it for drive in a cross wind without the support from the cabinetry.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:03 AM   #18
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:07 PM   #19
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Been watching your You-Tube posts and need to tell you they are superb. No wasted words - really helpful.

I've started a rebuild on an '86 16ft Scamp. Once I get all the rivets and silicone removed, holes and cracks re-glassed, vents re-installed, re-paint roof, then maybe will build slightly larger ceiling cabinets. The existing just seem to be too tiny. Any design thoughts/opinion on that? Very curious about your cabinet plans for the Boler. Here's my current interior.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:16 PM   #20
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Hi kevin I too like yur videos. Please continue.

Myron: I think Scamp just build one piece to fit over the windows. To go lower you will need to build around the windows, so it is maybe quite some work.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:38 PM   #21
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The existing just seem to be too tiny. Any design thoughts/opinion on that? Very curious about your cabinet plans for the Boler.
Myron, check out peterh's topic here. You'll get a bunch more cabinet space if you ring the ceiling with cabinets. Of course you'd need to be careful about weight... no DO cast iron but every bit of cabinetry really helps:
peterh's dinette overhead cabinets
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:34 PM   #22
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Myron,

Thanks for the feedback on the videos. Sometimes I am not sure if I am rambling or not. I know they aren't too exciting to watch if a person has no interest in renovating a trailer.



I'm heading on holidays next week and will brainstorm with my sister as to configuration ideas. Probably the same light construction techniques but possibly more curves to the design.

I don't want to use rivets and L brackets to secure to the trailer (I want the trailer to be as watertight as possible) and am playing with ideas to make the cabinets modular and removable.
Modular- in case some future owner wants to replace an appliance with a different unit - then only the appliance module needs to be re-sized.

Removable- for easier access should something malfunction behind the cabinets.

Not sure if I'm keeping the upper bunk as I do like Peterh's idea of wrap-around ceiling cabinets and I may go with that idea.
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Rivets bug me, too. Weaned on a Burro, I'm amazed there are so many in this Scamp. But, what to do?? I agree the best solution is always one easily reversable by the next guy.
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:22 AM   #24
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Rivets bug me, too. Weaned on a Burro, I'm amazed there are so many in this Scamp. But, what to do?? I agree the best solution is always one easily reversable by the next guy.
If I were adding cabinetry, I would consider tabbing it to the shell (fiberglass tabbing). That adds strength to the camper, and there is nothing to leak. It can be "undone" with a Dremel or a Multimaster (Rivets would take tools to remove too, after all.)

Or, you might be able to do something with Weld-Mount fasteners if you really do want to be able to remove your cabinets on a regular basis. Or potentially you could tab in a fiberglass flange and then use fasteners to attach the cabinets to a flange.

I guess it depends on how important removability is vs. no penetrations of the shell.

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Old 04-29-2010, 08:43 AM   #25
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Raya,

Exactly what I was thinking. I will experiment with knife thread inserts and use small pieces of hardwood blocking. Fibreglass the blocks, with insert installed, around the inside perimeter of the cabinet. Install an inward facing flange on interior of the cabinet. Secure cabinet flange to hardwood/screw insert with a bolt/lockwasher combination.

Similar to the illustration #3 on this webpage.

http://www.ezlok.com/InsertsWood/hardWood.html
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Keep the videos coming. I'm learning a lot. You're doing us a big service. I'm just starting to dig into my Fiber Stream renovations, and seeing your videos really helps.
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Glad to hear the videos are of some use.

I might have a chance to get a few more videos together before I head on holidays next week. I'd like to drop the tanks and get the linoleum off before I go. Upon my return I may remove the body from the frame so I can inspect/sandblast and re-paint,install new brakes, springs and hanging hardware. I probably won't be posting these videos until late June.
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