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Old 07-10-2014, 10:32 PM   #29
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My boyfriend and I are also rehabbing a 1985 Casita - we too have taken everything out of it, luckily all the carpet, and 95% of the foam has already been removed. Dying to know if you used car headliner or the marine hull liner to go over the foam. We are trying to find anyone who has done anything (with success I should add) besides carpeting. We have been thinking about cork as well... Please update us on your progress!
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:59 AM   #30
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Hi Chase. We haven't gotten to the point of wall covering yet. Just finished finished ripping out all the of foamy insulation, pitching the old appliances and cabinet doors etc..... now to scrape off the last little bits of insulation (it's hot out here where we live, slows us down a bit). In the process of rewiring the trailer, inside and out, reinforcing dinette benches, checking/updating the trailer frame etc... The wood floor under the carpeting is in good shape, just old, it will need to be replaced though. Next step will be the windows and new fantastic fan, the process is taking longer than we thought, of course, LOL. We're planning to do the "reflectix" and short pile "marine hull" thing unless we can find something more interesting. Doing all the safety and mundane water tight stuff first before we get to the "fun" stuff. I'll post some pictures when we actually get going on the remod portion. We're going with a clean/modern, cool grey interior with a pop of color here and there. The Perris Pacer has some nice size windows, the jury is still out on what type of functional window treatment, curtains, blinds etc???? I'd love to see pictures of your progress as well. I'm always looking for fun ideas too. Does your Casita have smooth interior walls? Our Perris Pacer is single hulled, so the interior walls are unfinished and need to be covered with something.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:54 PM   #31
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My boyfriend and I are also rehabbing a 1985 Casita - we too have taken everything out of it, luckily all the carpet, and 95% of the foam has already been removed. Dying to know if you used car headliner or the marine hull liner to go over the foam. We are trying to find anyone who has done anything (with success I should add) besides carpeting. We have been thinking about cork as well... Please update us on your progress!

I haven't gotten to much further yet been working on leaks and rebuilding windows! It looks as if at some point something cracked the top. So been working those issues! Will let you know and pics when I do.


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Old 07-11-2014, 09:00 PM   #32
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That will be me in a couple of weeks as my husband and I start working on our "new to us" 81 Perris Pacer! (Except we don't have your cool exterior paint job) Are you an artist Claudia, did you paint the exterior yourself? I'm going to follow your progress. Looks like you're moving right along and doing a fine job.

No artist here! I traded and bartered to this bad boy!

I started with a 1948 CJ2A lefty I got out in Colorado. I messed around got it running and realized that it's cool fun but sitting right on top of gas tank isn't my style. So I traded to a 28 ft Avalon. I put it out on craigslist and this Camper dude here in KY contacted me. He has over 30 campers sitting dead smack in Louisville Ky. Sitting in field. He was more into the airstream and Avalons. He had this one and ton of burros and scamps. It was insane!


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Old 07-15-2014, 08:56 PM   #33
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The kid is taking over!

Put the seats back it. Now on to tear out the front end


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Old 07-15-2014, 09:08 PM   #34
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Looking great! Nice job on the floor too.

We have now decided to remove the body from the trailer frame before progressing too far along, UGH! Pictures of broken trailer frames on this site have scared us, in a good way, might as well go for it all the way. The last straw was this weekend. My husband was installing a large slide out drawer in the storage/cargo area of a friend's 36ft meticulously maintained 4 year old Big Horn 5th wheel and noticed that part of the metal frame of the trailer was askew, now it will need to be professionally repaired. Really got us thinking, a sign, I think so!
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:37 PM   #35
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Is that Reflectix I see? We used a harder 3/4" foam insulation to get started with this past weekend, but we think it's too wide and too stiff to use where interior items, such as the shower, need to attach... So we are giving the Reflectix a try, but would love to know what that shiny stuff is you are using! Thanks!! -Chase


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Old 07-15-2014, 10:42 PM   #36
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Is that Reflectix I see? We used a harder 3/4" foam insulation to get started with this past weekend, but we think it's too wide and too stiff to use where interior items, such as the shower, need to attach... So we are giving the Reflectix a try, but would love to know what that shiny stuff is you are using! Thanks!! -Chase


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Yea it's reflectix! Super
Easy to use!!


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Old 07-16-2014, 09:46 AM   #37
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I'm happy to hear that the Reflectix is easy to use! Have you decided what you're going to use over the Reflectix yet?
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:28 AM   #38
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I am going to use a marine hull liner on top. Going to do it last after everything is done!


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Old 07-17-2014, 06:57 PM   #39
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Let the destruction of the next half begin!!


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Old 07-17-2014, 07:33 PM   #40
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Looks a lot like ours! You guys can check out what we are doing (and what we've done wrong) at www.traileruntrashed.com.


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Ripping floor out! Camper already smells 1000x better!


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Old 07-20-2014, 09:09 PM   #42
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We're right behind you! Removed carpet today and inspected the frame. Carpet was a pain in the neck to remove, someone went "glue crazy on it!" Please don't tell me that's what's holding my egg together!LOL Wood will need to be replaced and frame will need to go to the welder next week (frame needs some work so we can trust it). I did a little practice interior fiberglassing today, actually kind of fun. Have been finding bebes, now I know why! Looks like someone sat in the dinette area and used the front of the trailer for target practice. Some tiny bebe sized holes in the fiberglass, easy patch up, didn't mind too much. I'm worried about the frame (I'm a worry wort), hubby says not to worry, common problem.
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