New member - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-23-2016, 04:48 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: Boler
Michigan
Posts: 8
New member

I am Rick W. And am new here. I was doing a remodel job in central MI when I spotted this little thing in the woods and began to ask questions. I pulled it home the next day. I had and sold a tear drop so am looking forward to the added space. I have been reading a lot and appreciate the many insightful messages. I just started the remodeling.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  
__________________

__________________
Rick W in MI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,061
Registry
Hi Rick and welcome! You will find lots of helpful folks here to guide your resto journey. What's your plans for your first project?

Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________

__________________
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2016, 12:13 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: Boler
Michigan
Posts: 8
I started out with a major cleaning. I used a weak acid and it took the inch of moss right off. It did take a bit of scrubbing but cleaned up nicely. I then had to move the non paying tenants out. The trailer is sealed very well so the mice built nest under and around the water tank. It was shot so I removed that. Inside there had to be thousands, I quit counting after ten, of the big black ants. And about the same amount of the small ones. I put all the bedding in plastic bags and taped shut. I put a bug bomb spray in there and vacumed out the rest the next day. I have the trailer up on stands now as the frame is very solid and am checking the bearings etc now. I will do all new cushions in side. New sink stove and have read where many have put AC in I would like to also. I'm have been a boat owner so would like to do a new table, doors and some trim in mahogany and teak using nautical hardware. Fill some holes in and out and repaint all. Still dreaming. I'll keep reading, dreaming and posting. I'm planning on taking my time. Sorry if the picture is sideways I'm sending from my phone and will in the future send all pics to my desk top review and send from the office.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  
__________________
Rick W in MI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2016, 11:19 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,061
Registry
Whoa! Look at that. Great job cleaning her up! Hope the ants didn't do any wood eating as the big ones sound like the carpenter variety. Are you going to replace the water tank? The mahogany and teak cabinetry sounds awesome!

Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2016, 12:37 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: kootenai girl
Trailer: 2004 Casita Liberty 17
British Columbia
Posts: 1,343
Looking good, amazing what a bit of clean up does.
Sounds like you have big plans to fix it right up and are jumping right in.
Loved the non paying tenants statement.
__________________
kootenaigirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 11:41 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: Boler
Michigan
Posts: 8
I have been thinking about the water tank issue. Do you think it would be wise and advisable for me to locate a tank and install it? Option B carry water in other containers???
__________________
Rick W in MI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 12:11 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,352
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick W in MI View Post
I have been thinking about the water tank issue. Do you think it would be wise and advisable for me to locate a tank and install it? Option B carry water in other containers???
Try camping without the tank for a while. If you find yourself missing the ability to use the inside faucet, then you'll know.

We have a water tank, hand pump faucet and a city water connection. We've never used any of it, and haven't missed it. We keep a 6 gallon jug with a turn faucet at our outside kitchen and a gallon of bottled water inside.

But that's me, and we all have different ways of camping. And two years from now, we may start using all of it… who knows? So I'm leaving it in place.
__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 01:26 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,061
Registry
Questions to ask yourself might be...do you plan on washing camp dishes, etc or using paper plates? Could you just wash dishes outside trailer in a bus pan, for any you may have?

Do you like idea of running water for face washing or toothbrushing? Like Jon says, camp a bit and see how ya feel. I have a sink and water pump and faucet. Love it and wouldn't want to not have it. But that's just me.

You can always spend money on it later!

Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 04:25 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Herman M Parker's Avatar
 
Name: Herman & Ann
Trailer: Scamp 5th Wheel
Pensacola Florida
Posts: 117
Hi Rick and welcome. Looks like the trailer is cleaning up nice keep up the work. Hope to meet on the road someday.
__________________
Herman M Parker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 06:37 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: Boler
Michigan
Posts: 8
Jon, I think using it a few times would be wise to see how I get along without a tank. I would think I could use a five gallon tote can and just use that for now but keep a pump type faucet in the event I go that route. Wendy is correct in I do value personal hygiene but feel that might be accomplished through other methods.

Thanks for your responses and welcomes. I feel this could be a fun community to be a part of.

Rick
Attached Thumbnails
DSC02828.jpg   DSC02834.jpg  

DSC02925.jpg  
__________________
Rick W in MI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2016, 09:18 PM   #11
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie Y
Trailer: Escape 21 - Felicity
Oregon
Posts: 1,121
Lookin purty now!
__________________
Charlie Y

Don't drill holes, try custom storage you design: http://RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 03:55 AM   #12
Member
 
Name: Lisa
Trailer: Trillium 4500 & Boler 1700
Michigan
Posts: 48
When we had our boler, we ran a tube from the hand pump to a gallon of water stored under the sink. And would just refill the container under the sink as necessary. We never used as much water using the hand pump as we did when using a water hook up. It worked really well.
__________________
Lisa in Michigan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 07:41 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Jon in AZ's Avatar
 
Name: Jon
Trailer: 2008 Scamp 13 S1
Arizona
Posts: 5,352
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lisa in Michigan View Post
When we had our boler, we ran a tube from the hand pump to a gallon of water stored under the sink. And would just refill the container under the sink as necessary. We never used as much water using the hand pump as we did when using a water hook up. It worked really well.
Member Ian G. connected a 5 gallon Igloo-type container parked outside the trailer. He replaced the push-button dispenser with a brass fitting to connect a water line. He also had an electric pump inside, rather than a hand pump. Easy to clean and refill, and no inside storage lost. Here's a link…

Proud Canadian Boler
__________________
Jon in AZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 08:02 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: Emily
Trailer: 2005 Scamp 16 Layout 7
Colorado
Posts: 446
Registry
What a difference a wash makes! Looks great
__________________

__________________
emij is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New (Older) Scamp Owner, New Member Harvey Hi, I am.... 12 02-06-2011 09:34 PM
New Scamp owner & New member. 1992 Scamp 16 project LanM Hi, I am.... 16 01-31-2011 08:05 PM
Junior Member versus Senior Member ? Dave Baston Forum Admin, News & Announcements 5 01-02-2011 06:41 PM
New Member, New to me Burro Scott B. Hi, I am.... 10 07-21-2009 08:52 PM
New member, new "old" rig Marv Watson Hi, I am.... 4 09-23-2008 12:18 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.