I am going to use this thread as a blog about my renovation. Unfortunately I am starting a little late in the process so I will update what has been done and what needs to be done.
1. ripped out front couch and built from scratch a new dinette with lots of storage.
2. built a set of shelves into where the closet was
3a. removed the old furnace
, cut the little cabinets out to make into one nice sized cabinet. I then installed a shelf in the cabinet to make use of all the space I gained with no furnace
3b. replaced all of the cabinet faces and rebuilt the cutlery drawer.
3c. put in dividers in the upper cabinets
4. Routed the gas line to the otherside of the camper to put in a Wave 3 catalytic heater (takes up much less space, MUCH quieter which means you can run it all night without it waking you up every 30 minutes, also requires no battery
5. removed the old carpeting and put in new carpeting that came with my house.
6. drilled out all the rivets from the cabinets and the electrical
7. tabbed in the electrical
box and replaced on the cabinet rivets with shiny new stainless steel hardware.
8. fiberglassed the holes where the furnace
vents were. Also filled a bunch of extra bolt holes all around the camper (thank you previous owner (P.O.)).
9. fixed a whole above the wheel
10. fixed a leak in the belly band. WTF nobody's Scamps have leaks
in the belly band. There was a small weakness in the fiberglass they use to connect the two halfs (top and bottom). Thus water was able to get into the camper. Luckily it had not yet done too much damage. I filled the hole on the inside where the water was coming through, then removed the belly band and polished it, sealed the seam between the two halves of the Scamp
, then drilled holes all the way through the band and use stainless steel bolts to put the band back on.
11. Redid the wiring and added a fuse block, a lighter socket, new lights
12. Built a drawer under the bed.
13. epoxied and gel coated a bunch of cracks, voids, and damage to the outside of the camper. I think the P.O. must have backed into something at some point.
14. cut some extra carpeting foam to put under the bed as extra padding and also cut a latex foam topper I already owned to go over the current cushions. I looked into getting new upholstery, but it was a little pricey. I am getting new cushions for the front dinette, but not for the bed yet. At some point I will buy a foam mattress and cut it to fit.
15. Installed a stainless steal backsplash in the kitchen
16. I am in the process of making a custom range vent.
17. Removed the front and rear windows
, currently in the process of reinstalling them with new gaskets.
18. Cleaned out all the cabinets (sounds easier than it was)