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Old 03-15-2003, 07:53 PM   #21
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Is that the fiberglass? that yellowy stuff? wow. I think the floor will be better this way. You guys are so ambitious.



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Old 03-15-2003, 10:46 PM   #22
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This will protect the floor from road spray, but it also prevents interior moisture from drying. They'd be better off to use plain old CDX plywood and not coat it.
I think I agree. Since 1980 BIODs got a 'sandwich' floor: a layer of ply wood, a layer of (stick) framed insulation, a layer of ply wood, the layers glued together. The floor is not fiberglassed, it is covered (under) with 'breathable' paint.The problems with these floors may be 'delamination'. It has to be injected with glue again.
The way the walls (wand) are connected to the floor (vloerplaat) is shown in the picture. I think that's a clever construction. It is pity that the new BIOD lacks the gutter (goot).
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Paul, I wish you courage with the restoration. Hope to see the result soon.



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Old 03-15-2003, 11:17 PM   #23
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Hi All
My Boler has plywood floor and no signs of rot.I tested it last fall before starting renos.25 years I would say is a good run for your money.:wave



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Old 04-06-2003, 04:26 PM   #24
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Yesterday wasn't nearly as warm as I would have liked, but I spent it working on the Scamp anyway. The morning was killed by a trip to the building supply for materials. The afternoon was spent putting in a new floor. Getting the curves right for the front corners took a little time, but its coming along. The new floor is exterior grade 3/4" plywood. That will get undercoated and sealed against road moisture on the bottom. It will be overlayed inside with white oak, if I can get hold of a planer to mill the oak down thin enough. I'm hoping to have the bathroom walls built back in later this week. Here are the progress pictures so far: <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e90a977088a7100-0001_IMG.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e90a986c00ef100-0002_IMG.jpg/>



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Old 05-03-2003, 08:32 PM   #25
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Wow! I've been remiss...

...about keeping you up-to-date on Osmo's progress! Well, I'll try to make up for it tonight. I've got a bunch of pictures to post. Basically, I keep working till it's too dark to take pictures, and in the daylight I don't wan't to take the time to go get the camera. But, I was a good boy today, and took some before dark.

Osmo has received a new plywood floor, new oak plywood walls (sculpted on back side to reduce weight), and all new cabinets. I have added a lot of cabinets over what came originally, and have customized the layout to suit my needs. I will have a mid-sized fridge instead of the little one, along with the cooktop and sink. I built a spot for a Sharp HalfPint microwave, which is not as wide as a typical microwave, so it will fit between the door and the window. Remember, this is a 13' Scamp! The cabinets themselves are done and stained. I'll get the poly finish on in the next couple days. The doors are all built and stained. You'll have to wait till my next posting to see them. I'm about ready to start the oak hardwood floor.

The water system has been gone through and cleaned, but isn't hooked up yet. The bathroom is getting coated in spray-on truck bed liner -- this is going ok, but not as easily as I had hoped. Ready for some pictures?
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Old 05-03-2003, 08:43 PM   #26
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Hi Paul
You have done a great job.Keep us posted as you move along.:wave



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Old 05-04-2003, 07:38 AM   #27
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Paul

WOW!

Can't wait for the next batch of pictures. Very inspiring!



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Old 05-04-2003, 08:12 AM   #28
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Wow! Keep the pictures coming Paul! You're making great progress!

When's the first campout?



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Old 05-04-2003, 08:47 AM   #29
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Really amazing!

Just goes to show you what that grungy little relic parked behind somebody's barn COULD become in the right hands. Like to see somebody try that with a 20-year-old stick built.

You do very nice work!



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Old 05-04-2003, 03:34 PM   #30
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really good work

You sure are doing a great job. The only trailers that I have seen restored to this level are Airstreams and this restoration will be right on par with those.

I can not wait to see the floor this thing is going to look and function great.

Keep it up keep posting those photos.



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Old 05-12-2003, 06:17 PM   #31
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Thanks for all the information!

Hi, Paul ..
I'm a new member, and came accross your entry, searching on 'showers'. ... and this is my first reply!

We just bought a '92 Scamp, and is in wonderful shape, except it DOESN'T have a shower ...

You're doing a wonderful job here .. You might just convince my wife to let me put in a shower in our 13 footer! :-) The spray-in bed liner will be interesting ... good idea. I imagine you will have lost the insulation behind it then, that you will be spraying the bedliner stuff right on the inside of the fiberglass skin?

I don't want to hijack your thread here .. but a quickie .. I'm looking at recessing a shower floor in the middle of the camper's floor (yep .. in front of the stove) .. and then puting a carpeted plate over it when not in use. Is there anything IN that middle section that might make this a bad idea?

Then again ... your spraying the walls sounds pretty intriging!

Your thread has been worth the price of admission allready! :-)
Keep up the good work!

Dennis



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Old 05-12-2003, 06:21 PM   #32
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Hi Dennis
Welcome to fiberglassrv.Post lots and have fun.:wave



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Old 05-12-2003, 06:24 PM   #33
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Thanks! I probably will be ..



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Old 05-16-2003, 07:19 PM   #34
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:wave any updates?



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Old 05-17-2003, 08:56 PM   #35
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Hard at it! I've got the plumbing, kitchen and bathroom assembled now. 12v system is next. I'll try to get some pictures posted soon.

(Next day)... Okay. Let's see, what has transpired since last time? The cabinet doors and drawers are all installed now, with the exception of the one I forgot to make (visible in the picture). I'll get it made this week. The water system is all hooked up. I'll pressurize it and check for leaks later this week. The 12v system was installed this afternoon. I used the converter/charger out of my old Starcraft camper. It is not as fancy as some of the new ones, but does provide steady power, with two 20 amp 12v circuits and a 1-5 amp tapered battery charger output. It has always served me well, and I see no reason to believe it won't continue to do so. Sure is nice to have lights in there now! I've installed the refrigerator and the air conditioner.

Incidentally, the air conditioner is installed with a louvered vent in the side of the camper for fresh air intake, and with a lockable compartment door in the front for exhaust. The door will be open when running the A/C. The door allows me access to the wiring cluster that is in there. I put a baffle around the air conditioner itself, to keep fresh and exhaust air separate.

Remaining to do is the propane line installation. I didn't have two of the parts on hand, so that will have to wait until I get to the hardware store.

I am also posting a close-up of a cabinet door, showing (sort of) the detail of construction, for those who care about such things. The doors are oak-framed with mortise and key joints. I made the keys out of oak planed down to 1/4" thick. I grooved the frame rails with a 1/4" slot, which serves both to hold the 1/4" door panel, and to hold the keys that lock the joints together.
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Old 05-21-2003, 10:30 AM   #36
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LOOKS GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

I am so amazed at how great osmo is looking , the craftmanship and time and effort you are putting into it is really paying off , I love the changes you have made to her and it looks marvelous , now im very envious that i dont have your talent of forsight and craftmanship keep up the good work and if you ever want to bring osmo back to Ky. just give me a call.....I know not in this lifetime, but keep it up it looks so hgreat words just dont express how far along you have brought this thing along have you done anything to the outside yet if so post some pics im curious and what about the door new hindges yet? ...looks great paul hope you are enjoying osmo..



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Old 05-21-2003, 11:01 AM   #37
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Upgrades

Outstanding! What else can I say?

Do you hire out? ;)



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Old 05-21-2003, 11:23 AM   #38
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Outstanding! What else can I say?

Do you hire out? ;)
Suz -- You know, I would, in a heartbeat, if I had the time. I can't remember when I've had as much fun as I'm having fixing Osmo up. People keep saying, "Don't you think you're getting carried a way a bit?" and I say, "You betcha!" I'm just playing and having a ball.

If I ever get downsized (I'm a govt employee and tax revenues are down), I'll let you know. ;)



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Old 05-21-2003, 11:39 AM   #39
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That is beautiful. the only way I'll get close to that is go buy some kitchen cabinets already made which will cost more the I paid for the trailer. Now I said close, but it won't make it. take a deep breath. I like it a lot . You done good Paul,<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ecbb97284912patback.GIF/> real good. :yep



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Old 05-21-2003, 11:59 AM   #40
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Last night I built the missing door. It is stained, awaiting finish. I also cut and milled the hardwood floor material. It is now ready to fit and install. I hope to accomplish that over the holiday weekend.

Todd - so far all I've done to the outside is: wash it (!!!), fix a couple leaks around the vent, install a porch light and install the air conditioner and refrigerator vents. I still need to replace some rivet caps and then get serious about cleaning it up. I will also be installing trailer brakes and new wheels. However, these things don't keep me from using it. The interior was the priority, and the rest will come soon enough...

I have bought new door hinges, but haven't installed them yet. Actually, when I installed the new bulkhead wall, and pulled the trailer back into the correct shape, the door fits like it should. I'll still replace the hinges, but it dropped down the priority list.



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