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Old 06-16-2010, 09:48 PM   #1
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Too hard to figure out a way to post pictures on this Forum.
So I'll have to describe it.

Basically I've ripped out the interior of our 1978 BeachComber TM15 right down to the
bare fibreglass, all walls flooring and most of the stick framing is gone.

Ive kept the upper cabinets to reinstall and the light fixtures, Fridge and stove top
Bathroom wall divider and toilet.

I will be installing Aluminum Foam for floor and wall bracing and sheets of Aluminum Foam as the floor then cover with laminate wood flooring, Sintra plastic will be used on the walls and ceiling, Aluminum foam for the counter top and framing Aluminum Foam for the bed framing.

When I'm done you will be able to totally submerge this Fibreglass trailer and never have to worry about water damage because the Aluminum Foam is not affected by water, heat and cold and it's light weight and very strong.

Ok the laminate might not last if the trailer is submerged but my guess is I'll never be using it as a submarine.
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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OK, just read up on al/foam. Where are you getting it and what does it cost?
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:20 AM   #3
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Too hard to figure out a way to post pictures on this Forum.
Easy peasy: Step by Step ~ Post Pictures help., Simon says, follow these steps
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:56 AM   #4
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Or you can try this.............


If your a Pc, you can resize in Paint. Right click on your pic, scroll down to OPEN IN PAINT
a new box will open with your picture in it, scroll over to IMAGE scroll down to resize/skew in the RESIZE change the values of both horizontal and vertical, change to 50% then your pic will resize, You need to scroll over to FILE and scroll down to SAVE AS, another box will open up asking you to name your new size picture. Name it with the word web, forum, etc in the name that way when you need it again you know which picture has been resized for internet/fourm uploads. But you have to SAVE AS or you will lose your orignial. Good Luck!
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I use TinyPic; download from the camera to there, resize then SAVE that pic to puter
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OK, just read up on al/foam. Where are you getting it and what does it cost?
What did you think of the product?




It's quite expensive and not currently available to the general public but my hope is once the manufacturer sees the merits of the product in Travel trailers they will make the product available to the retail customer.

A lot of designers are starting to use it for wall treatments and Audi just used it in their automobile displays for one of their models in a lot of their showrooms.


It also was used in the welcome building in Vancouver for the winter Olympics.


One of the huge upsides is the product is 100% recyclable.
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Too hard to figure out a way to post pictures on this Forum.
So I'll have to describe it.

Basically I've ripped out the interior of our 1978 BeachComber TM15 right down to the
bare fibreglass, all walls flooring and most of the stick framing is gone.

Ive kept the upper cabinets to reinstall and the light fixtures, Fridge and stove top
Bathroom wall divider and toilet.

I will be installing Aluminum Foam for floor and wall bracing and sheets of Aluminum Foam as the floor then cover with laminate wood flooring, Sintra plastic will be used on the walls and ceiling, Aluminum foam for the counter top and framing Aluminum Foam for the bed framing.

When I'm done you will be able to totally submerge this Fibreglass trailer and never have to worry about water damage because the Aluminum Foam is not affected by water, heat and cold and it's light weight and very strong.

Ok the laminate might not last if the trailer is submerged but my guess is I'll never be using it as a submarine.

I think I might have posted a picture, let's see?
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I think I might have posted a picture, let's see?
Yup you posted a picture.
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