83' 13' Casita remodel - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-28-2009, 09:14 AM   #1
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
Hi All.. The wife and I got this new to us Casita... This is going to be my summer project..this is how it looks to start I had already pulled all the cushions and the date on the pics are wrong ..my bad didnt set the proper date..
__________________

__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #2
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
Who killed Tweety in Here
__________________

__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 09:21 AM   #3
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
Canary Yellow has got to go....I'm am in the process of dyeing it choclate brown.. pics to follow in a few days ..
__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 07:14 AM   #4
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
update on carpet dyeing I think it has gone rather well...
__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:07 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,434
Quote:
update on carpet dyeing I think it has gone rather well...
I think it has too How about some information on what kind of dye, how did you apply it, approx drying time, etc. We've had members that wanted to rip out the shag carpet because they couldn't stand the color. This might be a fix they'd consider.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
Quote:
I think it has too How about some information on what kind of dye, how did you apply it, approx drying time, etc. We've had members that wanted to rip out the shag carpet because they couldn't stand the color. This might be a fix they'd consider.
I thought about ripping out the carpet, But decided to try this 1st... as my friend said its Canary Yellow you cant mess it up any more ...
ok...... I used Dark Brown RIT dye.. first I mixed a lil bit of dye and salt and water in a hand spray bottle and sprayed the mixture in a place that wouldnt be seen to see how it would take... it seemed to do well so I mix 2 bottles of dye and 1 cup of salt to 1.975 gals j/k of water in a 2 gal pump-up sprayer and went to work spraying in on then rubbed it in with a rag. in some places I used the hand sprayer to get it in deeper I did saturate the carpet pretty good ..it made me a lil nervous ..but all the glue held the same ..it has been dry for about a week now and it doesnt seem to rub off or any other problem at this time. as for the counter tops and fiberglass I kept a rag soaked with bleach/water near by a would wipe any dye the ran on it and it would bleach right out .. [b]Now I make no claims ... This is just how i did it... it took about 2 days to completely dry with it above 80* during the day.. I ran an elec heater in it some when it was cool...during that 2 days I also would respray some areas the looked lite or where the yellow stilll showed .. I still ave a few lil spots that I will do touch ups but over all it cost me about $10 and took about 6hrs to do... I hate to think what tearing it all out and doing something else would cost in time and labor.. But this was cheap fast and easy and worked very well in this senerio....Hope this help anyone...

anyone trying this just remeber to try it under the sink or inside a storage area first to see what you think FIRST...
__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 04:14 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Robin G's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2007 Casita
Posts: 3,440
Nice Job Phillip! I was one of those who wanted/would have ripped it out, had we kept our trailer. Unfortunately our 85's carpet was blue, it would have been hard to dye. I thought about it, cause years ago my Mom dyed a Class C carpet brown cause it was light light tan when they bought it. It worked well and held up for many years of camping. She even used a carpet cleaner at least once a year on it.



Keep the pictures coming! Robin
__________________
Robin G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 04:27 PM   #8
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
well I'm tackling the counter top and a/c right now and I am removing the refrigerator ..
__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #9
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
Well I learned today not to use plywood for counter tops or doors it splinters and just looks bad.. so I will be replacing the board under the microwave.. I mounted the microwave to the board, then mounted the board to the cabinet, which covered the nasty hole left when someone removed the stove top.. so I will be redoing the board later and I will need to be looking again for a 1/2 " solid wood panel .. to do it and the cabinet doors in..
__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:17 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
CliveAlive's Avatar
 
Name: Clive
Trailer: Boler American #3104
Florida
Posts: 562
Registry

Any pics of how that A/C is installed / vented?
__________________
CliveAlive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:22 PM   #11
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
The A/C when I got it consisted of a window air sitting under the bench with a vent hole cut in the front with a vent cover... problems with this ... water leaks on the floor and if its raining the water off the tires and under the vehicle blow right in ..

I had another window A/C exactly like it in better conditon so I started from there and had a pan built sat the AC down in it and mounted it in place which also gave the front bench more support.. and ran a drain out .. and replaced the vent with a filter grill this way I can take piece of plexi and easily put it inside to prevent water from entering while traveling ...
__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:24 PM   #12
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
$15 later I'm here

__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:31 PM   #13
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
and the intake vents are like this on both side of the front bench ...new filter grill on front $20
__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2009, 08:37 PM   #14
Member
 
Trailer: 13 ft Casita
Posts: 78
I need ideas on how to touch up the fiberglass gelcoat inside and out ... I figure I can fill the holes and chips with bondo but how do I get it to match ..or am I best to bondo and repaint the outsides when I all done and same with the rest of the interior ???
__________________

__________________
Phillip is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
casita


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 13' Scamp remodel Robert Johans Modifications, Alterations and Updates 41 09-19-2017 01:50 PM
Lil' Bigfoot remodel Bonnie and Roger in WA Modifications, Alterations and Updates 13 04-09-2015 04:54 PM
Casita Liberty Kitchen Remodel Chris B Modifications, Alterations and Updates 16 02-17-2008 05:18 PM
75 Boler Remodel Mike Montville Modifications, Alterations and Updates 8 05-31-2007 10:24 PM
75 Boler Remodel Mike Montville General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.