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Old 05-01-2010, 08:43 PM   #1
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I've been working on the camper this week, painting rust-proofing primer on the tongue and replacing the rusty screws with new stainless steel screws and then polishing the metal over the windows. I think it turned out well.



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Old 05-01-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
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Good work, Pamela.

These Fiber Streams do require a little extra work to bring them up to snuff!

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Old 05-02-2010, 09:17 AM   #3
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Seems like every year I do some of the same. This year I just need to touch up the tongue again where the paint is chipped. Probably next year I'll want to strip it and completely re do.

I notice the shields that protect the new clearance lights I installed several years ago are showing a bit of rust. So that will be a Saturday afternoon project soon.

Seems like when I keep up on such little things, the Scamp continues to serve us well.
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[quote]I think it turned out well.

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Now I got another line-item to add to [b]my to-do list!
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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Victor and/or Frederick,
I haven't quite decided yet if I need to completely remove/replace the benches. I do not have the facilities and tools Victor had to create curved wood support pieces for the front of the benches. (I've been studying the photos of your rebuild.) Do either of you have any good suggestions for a way to support the front of the bench without creating a curved piece of wood? Obviously the bench itself will need to reflect the curve at the front of the camper. I can cut the curved bench. I'm just not sure about the best way to support it from below.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:27 PM   #6
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I can cut the curved bench. I'm just not sure about the best way to support it from below.
Pamela,

I rebuilt the bunks in our Fiber Stream. I did not like the way the original ends were (not) supported so this is what I did. Not as fancy as Victor's work but is very sturdy when screwed together.

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I made two support legs and connected them with rails to the frame and the wall support. Curved top sits on rails and is secured with screws.

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That looks like something I'd be able to do, also. Thanks. What did you use to attach the Reflectix insulation to the side of the camper? Did you add it anywhere else besides under the benches? I'm thinking about adding some insulation there, too, when I get the benches redone.
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What did you use to attach the Reflectix insulation to the side of the camper? Did you add it anywhere else besides under the benches?
I used 3M 77 spray adhesive. Any spray glue would work, 77 might be over-kill . The Refelctix is rigid and does not need much to keep it against the wall.

I used Reflectix under the benches, behind the fridge, under the kitchen counter and around the kitchen window, in the upper cabinets and the lower part of the closet. Where it would be visible (closet, kitchen and cabinets) I covered it with tempered masonite.

I covered the ceiling, bathroom and walls in the bunk area in ensolite and painted it with many coats of latex.

The trailer is really quiet and cooler in the heat , warmer in the cold .

Sometime in the next week or so I'll start a thread and post pictures and an explanation of our remodel.

Here's a short list of what was done:

New kitchen cabinets, counter and walls.
New overhead cabinets and doors.
New arched bulkhead and folding table.
New refrigerator cabinet including wiring for a Microwave and fridge fan.
Added 12V circuit to Fridge.
Replaced 2 burner cook top with 3 burner stove/oven/heater (original type of stove)
Replaced water heater
New bunks.
New floor.
New insulation as above.
New flooring in bathroom and cabinets.
Added 12V outlets.
New LED kitchen lights.
New cabinet by front door.
95% stainless screws outside, 80% inside.
New tires.
New spare tire cover.
New bumper.
Flipped axle for more ground clearance.
Strengthened frame with doubled tubing.
Painted interior, new curtains, etc.etc.etc.

Be glad to help if I can, just ask.
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