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Old 11-18-2007, 10:02 PM   #43
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Bobbie, are you serious -- the whole cabin is lined with the stuff? If it's genuine velcro loop, that was one expensive project! The biggest sheets of if I've ever seen are about 12" X 12".
I don't think it is actually velcro loop but it is just like it and works great. Gina thought it looked like the stuff they use that is sort of a black felt on speakers. It does feel and look a lot like Velcro loop, though. I don't think the loop part is expensive, though, it is the hook part that is tricky to make. So a fabric like the loop part would be just like a carpet.


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Old 08-31-2010, 01:49 PM   #44
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Okay, it took me a while to figure out how to post pics. Then I had to do the resizing -- not hard, just time-consuming. (I make my living managing the computers for a school district.) So now I have an avatar, a personal picture, and these:

Here's the general idea...

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Here's the whole rig just after we had all the cancer taken out of the 1990 Eddie Bauer Bronco and installed a new engine and transmission (144,000 miles on that "new" Bronco). It shows off the trailer paint scheme nicely.

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This one shows the exterior results of some of the modifications I mentioned.

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My mother replaced the original windows in the 90's. I think the original trailer only had an icebox, so my Dad installed a propane 'fridge -- that's the louvered panel on the left and the "chimney" barely visible right above it. You can see the side-vent forced-air furnace below the window. The small silver metal square just to the front of the window is a 1/8"-thick aluminum "diamond" plate added to reinforce the strength of the fiberglass where the crossways bunk is mounted on the inside. Always remember to spread out the load! The green tent on the far left is a Cabela's shower tent. Where we camp there are no showers. It's equipped with a portable camp water heater and a porta-potty (which fits under the closet for travel).

I'll try to take some pictures of the other mods I've made over the years for another post.
Hi, we live by Sioux City IA and have a Campster also. Been hoping to find another owner in the Mid West.

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:46 AM   #45
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Jim, I see that your Mom and Dad added new windows in 1990 to your Campster. Mine are original and crap. Would you have any idea where
I could find windows like yours ???
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:23 PM   #46
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Wow looks great, keeps me motivated!!!

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