Rucio's Winter Makeover - Page 9 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #113
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Hi Jen,

do you have a color code? maybe a name, brand and type of paint used for the interior? looks like its an off white or a cream, is that correct? looks much better then plain white.

thanks for the update.


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Old 05-12-2012, 12:22 PM   #114
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Thanks everybody! This is a huge job but we're having a ball.

Joel, I don't have the color number on me, but it's the white that Mercedes uses on Smarts. In the Burro it's slightly more vanilla-creamy than the original gelcoat.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #115
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Jen, I think I discovered the reason for those--uh--engineering changes in one of the fotos. Could it be that "someone" is visiting the Yuengling dispenser with fair frequency? I know I would.

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Old 05-29-2012, 08:40 PM   #116
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Jen, I think I discovered the reason for those--uh--engineering changes in one of the fotos. Could it be that "someone" is visiting the Yuengling dispenser with fair frequency? I know I would.

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Holiday weekend pictorial update!

First, new wheels, new decals. Looking sharp.

New setup for the propane tank. My dad shifted the old steel tabs that had accommodated the older enormous tank, added these steel straps, and used some spare lawnmower parts to fashion a strap fastener.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #117
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Lighting - got some new LED stuff. I've added an under kitchen cabinet fixture, an over front dinette fixture, and a nifty strip mounted alongside the ridgeline. We've wired the long strip to a dimmer....mood lighting for the clubhouse! I forgot to take a picture of the dinette light.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:55 PM   #118
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Heh. I can totally kill vampires with this thing!


Cabinet doors finally went in, too. These are framed in maple with acrylic inserts. The folks at the NY state sign shop who did the decal for me also were able to send me a couple of smaller size burro heads, which I stuck onto the overhead cabinet doors. There are enough to do ALL the cabinet doors with stickers, but that felt like serious overkill.

Not pictured: tall closet with new shelves and doors.

We are still deciding about how to keep the doors closed in transit.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:57 PM   #119
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Beautiful Jen,
One caveat, the propane regulator may add some additional stress to your fiberglass tank neck as mounted, I'd put a short hose and mount it on the tank holder. In addition, some have a vent screen which should face down for water intrusion reasons, can't see yours. Course I'm a belt and suspenders person!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:59 PM   #120
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S I L V E R B U L L E T?


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S I L V E R B U R R O !
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The screen on the regulator is facing forward in foto. Twist 90 degrees such that the blue cap faces forward and the "saucer" flys on edge and retighten the nut on the tank-regulator connection.

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Yeah, we were messing with the position of the regulator and finally decided it would be safe indoors for a while. Let's hope we remember to adjust it into a good spot before taking out into the rain.

Another lesson of the weekend: have somebody DOUBLE CHECK you've adequately tightened the propane supply to the cooktop before lighting it all up for a test. OUCH. I still have all eyes and fingers as original but had to spend a couple of hours with my right hand in a cup of cool water after that little stunt. Very glad I didn't blow up the trailer and the garage but it honestly wasn't too bad, just a matter of half a turn on the wrench.
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They sell liquid propane spray for leaks and a small battery probe for testing. It is suggested you occasionally test your propane appliances. A good way for a small leak test is after turning off at the tank, wait a day and then turn the gas back on. You should have gas at the stove immediately if no leak, otherwise start looking if you have to bleed air.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:27 PM   #124
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Just reading through. Congrats on an awesome resto! Love the paint. Love a nicely prepped Burro. I was hoping for one before I found the Scamp. Just didn't find any suitable Burros.

If I ever get to paint my Scamp, I'll want a similar silver. Beautiful.
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Wow! your trailer is the Cat's Meow. Kudos to you and your dad on a job well done.
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Jen, where's the battery location? Do you have a sealed cmptmt for a wet cell or do you have one of those batteries with the new fangles that don't require venting?
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