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Old 03-21-2015, 11:56 AM   #1
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How much rat fur or other for 16 ft Scamp?

We bought a 1995 16' Scamp "shell" in November 2014. The only thing in it was the front fiberglass closet by the door and the start of a bed platform made by the previous owner.

We took it to a private shop over the winter to have wiring and lights done, and enough of a structure (ultimately for cabinets) built in order to run the wires and put in lights/outlets.

Before we go any further, we need to figure out something for wall covering. Some folks have recommended marine grade headliner instead of rat fur, but I haven't priced either, to see which would work best for us, financially.

Approximately how many yards of fabric would we need to cover the ceiling and walls? We've talked about putting in more of a "back splash" in the future "kitchen" area instead of fabric. Has anyone done this? If so, what material did you use?

I'm going to call a local auto (and everything) upholstery shop this week just to see what they would charge to install it. Is there anything, in particular, that I should ask when I call?

We feel we can do the rest of the carpentry and other work ourselves (reinforcing and extending the bed platform; building a small space towards the front for a porta-potty; and building benches for a front dinette) but I'm just not sure we can tackle the wall covering.

Open to any and all suggestions! Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:22 PM   #2
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How much rat fur or other for 16 ft Scamp?

From the pictures it looks like there is already something on the walls, no?

Scamp puts a layer of foil bubble insulation (like Reflectix) behind the rat fur. I'd want it.

EDIT- on second inspection, maybe it's the old insulation I'm seeing.

I've read here that Scamp's rat fur product is stretchy, making it easier to install than the short-nap marine product. Not a reason not to use the latter, just something to know.
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:10 AM   #3
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Even if you're going to purchase it locally, perhaps a call to Scamp would be in order. They sell it, they'd know how much you'd need.
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Thanks! And yes, the original "foil" type insulation is still in place. Seems to be sticking okay except for an area on the ceiling. I'm guessing it was loosened when the previous owner was ripping out the rat fur.

I'll try to call Scamp this week to check on prices and quantity. Really need to get rolling on this part so that we can move on to other things. Camping season is right around the corner!!
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:52 PM   #5
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Wow--was surprised to learn that Scamp recommends 36 yards of 6 ft wide "rat fur" to cover the ceiling and walls of a 16 ft. trailer. At $12/yard, that comes out to $432 before shipping. In the meantime I've contacted an upholstery shop in my area (that claims they can cover anything, including boats and RVs) to get a ballpark estimate for marine headliner fabric and installation...
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36 square yards sounds more like what you'd need, not 36 linear yards (a 13' needs about 28sq yards, or 14 yards of 72" wide material). For a 72" wide product, that means about 18 yards of material... whoever you talked to at scamp just gave you the wrong figures.
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That makes SO much more sense. Thank you!
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