Rebuild of Amber Rose - Fiberglass RV

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Old 10-28-2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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Rebuild of Amber Rose

After logging over 13,000 miles this year; the '73 Compact Jr. is showing it's age. Have spent the last couple of weeks drawing plans. The colors: the exterior will be Watermellon over Pink Petal White.

I began stripping the interior yesterday and was quite impressed. Having demo'd several 30 - 40 year old stick built trailers to use the frames; they were really structurally flimsy. The interior wood structure on the Compact is very well put together. If not for a previous owner boring oversized holes for plumbing and wiring; moisture may not have been able to enter.

Plans will include moving the refer and using the curbside area for a shower/potty room. Being a single grandpa, I have no need for converting the dinette into a queen bed, so the curbside area will have cabinets to window level and a bunk on top.

Hoping to get it done in time for the spring NOG.

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Old 10-28-2010, 05:54 PM   #2
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Will enjoy seeing your progress (pics please!) Have fun!!!

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Old 10-28-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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What a cool trailer name - was she always Amber Rose or is it a new name to go with the new paint color ? Definitely want to see before and after photos !
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:19 PM   #4
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She's been Amber Rose from day 1. From a poem; 'And I awoke to an amber rose dawn'
The color change just follows that.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:10 PM   #5
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Oh HOW INTERESTING that one Compact Jr owner would pick 'almost' the same color as another Compact II owner! I have had a plan to get my bottom half professionally painted hot pink as well as the fiberglass narrow fiberglass pop-top and will keep the top half of the 'walnut shell' white, as it is.
We'll see who's is done by the April NOG...
See you then,
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