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Old 06-29-2013, 09:09 PM   #15
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I have several fleece jackets. They are retired until the beagle goes to the farm upstate, if you know what I mean. And, then there is the pillage that is inevitable.
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:28 PM   #16
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I'm not sold on insulating it at all. The amount of insulation would be minimal anyway. I tore out the furnace if that gives you any insight into my concerns with warmth. My wife and I have been backpackers for many years and arent very intimidated by a little chill. Condensation does concern me when its dripping on my face and I am interested in mitigating that as best as possible. Maybe starting off with bare walls is best unless Im willing to pony up for rat fur. Anyone have an estimate for price per yard?
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:32 PM   #17
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Insulation also keeps the heat out ...
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:35 PM   #18
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:47 PM   #19
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:57 AM   #20
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:56 AM   #21
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I am considering using car fabric which can be purchased in rolls. I havent heard any negatives yet. It comes in a ton of colors and textures. I might get the porsche interior but that might be all leather.
I will need some more feedback yea or nays before I take the plunge.

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Old 06-30-2013, 12:22 PM   #22
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Hi David, I'm seriously considering the foam floor tiles in my Hunter 1. Insulation and a washable surface. One of the current threads was talking about some with a wood grain finish which I really like but with your young family the multi-color ones might work.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #23
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Another cool lightweight option is cork flooring also about your pop top, I would just fix it it can't be that expensive but in the meantime through some hinges on one side so that you can swivel it up and then prop it with the sticks at least you have headroom. If you had to put something down on top, maybe consider one of those roof boxes they sell it Pep Boys and just take the top half off it's already aerodynamic and made for years of weather. I have a pop top for my camper and there's no Candace or anything, when I want to cook or relax inside I just popped the top and it lets nice breeze through then I close it to sleep
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #24
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I think the interlocking foam may be in the budget but i have read the posts and cant find any ref as to the glue being used. Ive used enough adhesive to know that all arent created equal. If anyone has any good info on a super strong adhesive please let me know.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #25
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My only experience with adhesive in the trailer is with contact cement. Frankly, I was disappointed to find, in time, that it dried up and lost it's adhesive qualities. In its defense I used contact cement to adhere Velcro to the back of the cabinet and then hung "shoe pockets" with a Velcro strip on the top. I believe I overloaded the pockets with heavy items. Perhaps I expected too much of this product. Contact cement is commonly used to adhere a laminate to a horizontal surface.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #26
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I found this old thread I started and wanted to give an update. Ive been working very slowly and am nearing a point where the camper will at least be usable. I ended up using Reflectix and a trunk liner material for the walls with 3M spray adhesive and an very happy with the results so far. Price was right as I was able to do it for about $150. I got the cook top line fixed up and tested today. Im still searching for a mattress material in my budget. Ill post some more pics in the upcoming days as I get near complete with the interior. Starting to get excited about this project again.

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Old 08-24-2014, 07:07 PM   #27
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Dear David,
I'm a long-time clothing seamstress. I consider fleece just above handi-wipes: Semi-disposable. It's junk best left for souvenir sweatshirts. It will be full of holes before you get it all glued on. It pills, it tears, it's uneven. There's no weaving going on. There's no thread. It's crap. You will regret the attempt immediately.

I'm not sure what else you could use, though. Donna's right about thinking about flame resistant materials. Casita may be right about using some kind of carpet. I don't know if theirs has a woven backing, or rubber. I'd probably stick as close to what they use as possible.

Let us see some pics when it's done!
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I appreciate the comment but not sure I understand it. My last pic was a pic of the finished walls. Were you talking about the walls still?
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