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Old 03-18-2010, 02:25 AM   #29
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The weather has finally turned nice here outside New Orleans (and hasn't gotten miserable yet) so I was inspired to tackle the project in earnest while it is in its really raw state... I went in with a power washer, shop vac, and heavy duty detergents, bleach, and mold chemicals. I presprayed through all the cracks and crannies including the holes where the marker lights were and any crack behind any seat or storage area.
with the shop vac removing the gallons of unmentionable that flowed out and down to the low end as I powerwashed... After sitting in the fresh air for a few days and drying out, the camper finally has lost it's funk, but not it's mojo, if you know what I mean.
Glad to have this done... once I begin installing the new electrical, I won't be going in with the power washer again. I pre-sprayed the overhead carpet with "spray and wash", scrubbed in with a brush and power washed off... The camper really feels so much nicer. The new windows have been shipped and the cushions are at the seamstress... The plan for the AC is to go under the sink. I had a custom door made hinged on the bottom, so it can hang open 180 degrees when running and the extension cords can be stored in the "hard duct" space when underway.
Pics as I progress... I guess I should start a thread on the project.
Thanks to everyone for your inspiration and ideas.
Dale

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Old 03-21-2010, 02:01 AM   #30
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Thanks for all the info on working on your eggs. It is fun to share the excitement and pleasure you must be getting as your eggs become fresher.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:35 AM   #31
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Love the line about losing it's funk, but not its mojo...classic!

Where did you get replacement windows?

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[quote]the camper finally has lost it's funk, but not it's mojo, if you know what I mean.
Glad to have this done... once I begin installing the new electrical, I won't be going in with the power washer again. I pre-sprayed the overhead carpet with "spray and wash", scrubbed in with a brush and power washed off... The camper really feels so much nicer. The new windows have been shipped and the cushions are at the seamstress... The plan for the AC is to go under the sink. I had a custom door made hinged on the bottom, so it can hang open 180 degrees when running and the extension cords can be stored in the "hard duct" space when underway.
Pics as I progress... I guess I should start a thread on the project.
Thanks to everyone for your inspiration and ideas.
Dale

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Old 03-28-2010, 10:21 AM   #32
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HI Mike,
Thanks for the info... I did consider adding the reflectix as a first layer, but I think it might make the edge too thick, or look "lumpy"... I do plan on making inserts out of it for the windows.
I will look for a thin indoor outdoor carpet... I thought there was a specific product... I've seen on walls as a sound treatment. I'll post if I find it. Right now, I'm trying to seal all the leaks before I start installing the new stuff. Photos as I progress.
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I hope it's not too late to jump in, but here are my two-cents about the reflectix. If you're concerned about the edges feeling/looking too bulky, simply cut the material an inch or so short of the edge, then run a blade through the last row/column of bubbles. This collapsed set of bubbles helps taper the refectix down to the level of your walls, etc. I used this technique with much success in my Perris pacer resto.

Here you can see a couple edges covered with trim...under this is the refectix using the tapering trick. Works great.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:42 AM   #33
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I showed up there to pick it up and the guy was squirting silicone around the front window and had not removed it...

I wonder if it was the same guy that "Fixed my front window?"

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Old 04-14-2010, 03:31 PM   #34
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I hope it's not too late to jump in, but here are my two-cents about the reflectix. If you're concerned about the edges feeling/looking too bulky, simply cut the material an inch or so short of the edge, then run a blade through the last row/column of bubbles. This collapsed set of bubbles helps taper the refectix down to the level of your walls, etc. I used this technique with much success in my Perris pacer resto.

Here you can see a couple edges covered with trim...under this is the refectix using the tapering trick. Works great.

That sounds like it should work great... THANKS!
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