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Old 03-15-2012, 07:16 PM   #15
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Is that the colour of yours ?? (hot pink).
Does your fellow still go camping with you.
Now the 55 Chevy that;s another story .

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Old 03-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #16
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The colour is a highly metallic pink and it wasn't my choice. When I met him he was driving the same colour 55 Chev. His choice alone. It has won a lot of trophy's so I guess it was a good decision.
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #17
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Mine is 1984 (28yrs old). The beauty of these FGs is that they have a design that is so different, they never look 'dated'. They just look 'different'. If it is kept clean and in good repair, they don't look old.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #18
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I just purchased a 1986 Casita (16') and was wondering how many others on these forums are owners of 25+ years old fiberglass campers. In reading most of the posts, I see a lot of great advise that will help me but there are issues relating to the "antiques" that don't apply to newer trailers.
It is great to see all the help available here and in the Casita group.

Could we have a show of hands?

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1990 Casita...now completely redone. (If that's possible.)
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:31 AM   #19
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Welcome to the forum.Ours is 36 years old.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:32 PM   #20
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #21
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Here's my biggest impulse purchase, a 1984 Scamp in very good shape, the first time I took it out camping to Maplewood State Park last October. That's my husband and Farley the Wonder Dog in the pic. The dog sleeps in the trailer with me, but unfortunately hubby has to sleep in the van on an air mattress. Sleep apnea/snoring bad enough to rattle walls, and he won't use the CPAP machine.
Looking forward to camping out this spring and summer. Got new tires. Now I need to figure out how to add a battery back into the system so I can run 12v lights. Going to eliminate one propane tank, and mount the battery next to the one left on the tongue. Was thinking about creating some kind of box/storage that would be held down with the other side of the dual-tank hold-down thingy. Box would have battery in the bottom (vented) and storage for cords and chocks on top. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #22
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Maybe one of these trailer tongue boxes would work to hold both batteries plus the other stuff:
Tractor Supply - Search Results for trailer tongue box

or http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...atchallpartial

You would have to add the vent holes of course.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:00 PM   #23
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Why won't hubby use a CPAP? Uncomfortable mask? I've used my CPAP for 12 years and just last fall got a really comfortable mask. Getting the machine LITERALLY changed my life and my wife sleeps better, too. Wouldn't even consider not using it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:14 PM   #24
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rgrugg... He says he feel like he can't catch his breath with it. Go figure. He had another one 20 years ago and barely used it as well. The rest of us enjoyed the relatively peaceful nights. I think it could be the mask as well.

Adrian...
Attached is a pic of how the tongue looks now.

I would like to just eliminate one tank and put the battery on the steel plate that looks like it's a retrofit. Just avoiding having to take it to a welding shop. But if I want a metal frame to hold the battery, I'll probably have to take it there anyway.

I do have one of these...
http://www.lowes.com/pd_207123-230-3514_0__?productId=3024094&Ntt=suv&pl=1¤tURL=%2Fpl __0__s%3FNtt%3Dsuv&facetInfo=
but it won't fit as the space behind the tank is pretty narrow. Perhaps it would if I removed the steel plate and put the tank where it normally sits. Will have to measure it tomorrow.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:53 PM   #25
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I misread your post, for some reason I was thinking you were removing the propane tank & not having propane, instead of just taking off one of two tanks. Can't come up with a solution now......maybe a regular battery box would fit in front of the tanks, hard to tell from the photo & how the crank handle of the tongue jack would be in the way or not of a box there. But this wouldn't give you the added storage.

If the 'Lowe's' box would fit where the tanks are & leave room in front for one tank, it would be a neat set up.

As for the CPAP machine, I have been using one for about 6 months now. You said, he feels like he can't catch his breath with it. At first I had a similar feeling as if I had to remember to breath, but I just kept at it & that feeling soon went away. Has he tried a Nose Pillow try mask?

After trying 2 masks, I got one which is some like one of these ResMed Swift Lt CPAP Nasal Pillow Mask with Headgear A Nose Pillow they are called, it really works well.

Maybe if he tried one of those he will get used to it easier. Much healthier for him if he would use it. Mind over matter, got to believe one can do anything to conquer it.

Good luck on both matters.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:05 PM   #26
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Hi all

Would love to post some picture but have tried & tried but no luck. I store my pictures in "MY PICTURES" and running Windows XP. Anyone care to give me a step by step.
I must be doing something wrong. HELP!!
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:06 AM   #27
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I just purchased a 1986 Casita (16') and was wondering how many others on these forums are owners of 25+ years old fiberglass campers. In reading most of the posts, I see a lot of great advise that will help me but there are issues relating to the "antiques" that don't apply to newer trailers.

Nick
Hi Nick,
Sorry for taking your thread off-track back there.

The things I hear most about older trailers are tires, axles, and wheel bearings need to be checked, repaired, repacked or replaced. Maybe that's just because those seem to be the things I need to focus on in my Scamp. But I figure they're the most important because I have to be able to safely tow the trailer somewhere to go camping.

Then I would think taking care of leaks is next on the list. With these "oldies but goldies", just keeping on top of things so they don't get out of hand is good practice.

Take care,
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As for the CPAP machine, I have been using one for about 6 months now. You said, he feels like he can't catch his breath with it. At first I had a similar feeling as if I had to remember to breath, but I just kept at it & that feeling soon went away. Has he tried a Nose Pillow try mask?

After trying 2 masks, I got one which is some like one of these ResMed Swift Lt CPAP Nasal Pillow Mask with Headgear A Nose Pillow they are called, it really works well.

Maybe if he tried one of those he will get used to it easier. Much healthier for him if he would use it. Mind over matter, got to believe one can do anything to conquer it.

Good luck on both matters.
Lil M, The second masked I tried before the nose pillow was a ResMed, my nose pillow is a Opus Nasal Pillows Mask and Headgear - FP-HC482 from Fisher/Paykel same as my CPAP machine.

A little more simple design than the others I posted first:
https://www.bestcpapprice.com/Fisher...ign_p_236.html
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