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Old 06-10-2014, 10:04 PM   #71
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Thanks for the info Slav. Do you have an estimate of how many linear feet would be needed for a 13' scamp? I can calculate it but I thought you might know. Have you seen any headliner fabric that looks more like leather or a quilted type fabric that would be suitable for covering the walls?
Hi again! I asked Scamp people how much would be needed for a 13 footer, and they told me right about 25 sq yards. I was going to get about 28 for ours just to have a bit of extra in case of screw-ups.

I have only looked at the rat fur and the samples I got from the place I sent you the link for, but you may be able to do just about anything as long as it has some stretchiness to it for all the curves in the little egg. You may want it to be not too thin because the adhesive will leak thru...that would be my biggest worry. If you find something you like, I'd suggest getting a small sample and trying it out on a scrap of reflectix to see how it does.

I bet you are going to find something fantastic!

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Old 06-11-2014, 08:12 AM   #72
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Beautiful job Michelle&Co.!! I love the way you updated it all without sacrificing it's original design. A true kudos the the theory of "less is more". And I really like the porthole in the door. You are so fortunate to still have your parents helping you out. Mine are now gone, but I kept all their treasures in tact in their trailer which we now enjoy, so they are never far from our minds. I wish you many happy travels your jewel on wheels. Cheers to you and your creative team, Filbert
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:50 PM   #73
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Thanks Filbert. I am grateful that my parents are still around to share this project with me. It certainly makes this recreation all the more special.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:04 PM   #74
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I'm bummed to report that the scamp isn't passing the heavy rain test as well as I'd hoped. Some of the issues are just spots that we still need to finalize like sealant at the rain guard over the door and additional door weatherstripping. Others I'm not so sure how to fix. I have a small bit of water coming in around the front and back windows where I have the 'plexiglass' and the rubber zipper seal. I'm also getting water in around the jalousie window frame. I'm hoping it's because we don't have them screwed in with all the screws yet. However, I'm not certain because we did use the butyl tape. If anyone has suggestions for any of these issues, I'd love your input.
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:10 PM   #75
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On a happier note, we did get the cabinet doors back on along with latches for the new drawers so they don't fly open when traveling. (This is the only good picture that I've gotten inside since it's been home. It's either been too crowded inside or too dark to get good pictures.). Click image for larger version

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Old 06-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #76
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Floor's in! Next up...the walls. After talking to two auto upholsterers, I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to have to do the complete the reflectix and hulliner myself. I'm planning to scour this site to look for hints. However, if you've got some tips to share or a favorite thread that talks about doing that, I'd love your input.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:35 AM   #77
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Oops. Posted before I was ready....here's a picture of the floor. We used a click laminate. Went down pretty easily, aside from all of the cuts. I think we might put down a shoe moulding too. I just need to get it painted. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-23-2014, 08:20 PM   #78
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I just finished installing the reflectix (for the second time). I'm not looking forward to working with the hulliner. However, I'm going to forget about that for a week and get my Scamp on the road! I'm so excited to put everything in it and get it packed for a long weekend of camping. Here are some pictures with the reflectix. Click image for larger version

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Camp! Make memories... it doesn't need to be perfect.. just perfect for you... EVEN if that means not finished to the very end. Don't delay, you cannot get back time!

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I'm bummed to report that the scamp isn't passing the heavy rain test as well as I'd hoped. Some of the issues are just spots that we still need to finalize like sealant at the rain guard over the door and additional door weatherstripping. Others I'm not so sure how to fix. I have a small bit of water coming in around the front and back windows where I have the 'plexiglass' and the rubber zipper seal. I'm also getting water in around the jalousie window frame. I'm hoping it's because we don't have them screwed in with all the screws yet. However, I'm not certain because we did use the butyl tape. If anyone has suggestions for any of these issues, I'd love your input.
What is the chance of using that Flex seal that is advertised. I see that Rustoleum has it too and they have a clear version. Perhaps taping off the area and confining the flex spray to a small strip would do the trick. After all it can seal a screen door and you can float your boat with it. I am game to try it on any leaks I have.
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I was reading about that. I may give it a try. It hasn't leaked since the one bad storm.


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Old 06-24-2014, 07:27 PM   #82
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I FINALLY started loading the Scamp for my weekend trip! I'm so excited I just might sleep in it in my driveway tonight! Here are some interior pictures. (Just pretend the walls are done and the curtains are hung :-). Click image for larger version

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Here's my screen door. I'm really quite amazed at how well it works. I guess we'll have to let the bugs have a go this weekend. Click image for larger version

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That's looking very inviting!
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