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Old 10-14-2016, 12:25 PM   #29
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I don't have "rat fur" in my 2017 Casita. I like to think of it as "albino mink fur"
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Old 10-14-2016, 12:38 PM   #30
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Casitas have "carpet" on the walls.

MANY a mice gave their life for my 13' Scamp! But we love the "Rat fur". I just have to put a barrier between the walls and my wife when we're sleeping. She can just FEEL the ratfur come alive and the mice "scamp"ering across our bed whilst we're sleeping!! Mice ghosts wanting their hides back!! Yes.... but a small price to pay for Scamping.

OHHH ok...I'm kidding
Darral,

LOL! Great story, particuarly since we are only a couple of weeks from Halloween!!!

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Old 10-15-2016, 05:20 AM   #31
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Spelling lesson:



"fir" is a tree. "fur" is the hide and hair of a mamal. The length and lay of the fur is the "nap"



Isn't english a hard language?

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Old 10-15-2016, 06:17 AM   #32
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I don't have "rat fur" in my 2017 Casita. I like to think of it as "albino mink fur"
No you don't have rat fur. You have a Casita and Casitas don't have any kind of fur. Casita manufacturing uses carpet on the walls, not a marine grade headliner material.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:39 AM   #33
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...I like to think of it as "albino mink fur"
That's good, Arnold! But I suppose you Casita folks will soon want a gated section of the campground to keep from mixing with the proletariat who can only afford rat fur...
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:31 AM   #34
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That will never happen because even "us" Casita owners like to see how the folks live and slum it.
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Old 10-15-2016, 02:15 PM   #35
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I guess it wouldn't work, then, if I trap and skin hundreds of rats, cure their furry pelts, and sew them together to line my interior........?



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Old 10-15-2016, 03:09 PM   #36
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Maybe not rats. But if you use dalmations, you might have the most pretty FGRV.
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Thankee Dean. Glad you saw the humor in it and it is fitting for the season. Missed seeing you guys at Piney this year.

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LOL! Great story, particuarly since we are only a couple of weeks from Halloween!!!

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I have a 1984 Companion that I bought two years ago and have taken on a few trips. The previous owner had taken everything out down to the bare fiberglass. I'm DEFINITELY putting in marine headliner over insulation. Bad condensation problems that not only make things uncomfortable, but can lead to other issues.

Visited the Scamp factory last fall, and know what I need to do. Hope to have it ready to put back on the road by July.

Just starting to strip out previous owner's efforts. He made it work for what he wanted, but his ideas just don't work for me.
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I guess it wouldn't work, then, if I trap and skin hundreds of rats, cure their furry pelts, and sew them together to line my interior........?



If you decide to pursue the fur idea, if I were you I'd trap something with more dense and durable fur than a rat. Shearable beaver comes to mind and you can get it dyed to the colors you like. It would take a lot fewer critters too.
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I have a 1984 Companion that I bought two years ago and have taken on a few trips. The previous owner had taken everything out down to the bare fiberglass. I'm DEFINITELY putting in marine headliner over insulation. Bad condensation problems that not only make things uncomfortable, but can lead to other issues.

Visited the Scamp factory last fall, and know what I need to do. Hope to have it ready to put back on the road by July.

Just starting to strip out previous owner's efforts. He made it work for what he wanted, but his ideas just don't work for me.
Joan, when you start this project, please start a new thread and document with lots of pictures! THAT would be invaluable to others. Especially the ones that want to remove what is currently in their trailer and reapply something different.
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Joan, when you start this project, please start a new thread and document with lots of pictures! THAT would be invaluable to others. Especially the ones that want to remove what is currently in their trailer and reapply something different.
I am documenting the process on my blog. I started a thread here yesterday with links to the pertinent posts since there are other things on the blog besides the trailer. See Redo of 1984 Companion (U-Haul) Trailer

Thank you, Donna! I joined this forum when I bought the trailer, but haven't been on too much. Discovered last fall that I have a real life friend here too, and am moving into the "beyond brainstorming" phase, so I'll be here more.
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