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Old 10-02-2017, 09:40 AM   #41
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tooo fred

fred you are amazing that is all I am going to say!

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Old 04-13-2018, 08:15 AM   #42
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What did you use for the window gaskets?
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Old 04-16-2018, 01:52 AM   #43
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Mark, I haven't replaced the front and rear windows yet. Unless I find the rubber window gasketing locally, I will purchase it from the Scamp website. I have some ugly scratches on the plexiglass windows so I'm considering replacing them. I need to do some research as many plastics yellow in the sun over time.
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:48 AM   #44
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Well I ended up purchasing the windows and rubber seals from Scamp. Although the body is nearly identical, the Pacer isnít a Scamp and the windows didnít fit perfectly. I found a great auto glass installer that could trim the plexi and install them perfectly. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-25-2020, 01:06 AM   #45
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Iíve always loved cork flooring. I couldnít afford to put it in my kitchen but I got it in my trailer.
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:08 AM   #46
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We reinstalled the side windows...Click image for larger version

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Old 02-25-2020, 01:12 AM   #47
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Then I broke a side lite, drat! These are original. I saved it with copious amounts of super glue and luck. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-29-2020, 10:35 AM   #48
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I just looked at a Perris Pacer that would need the floor replaced. Whatís the trick to removing the furniture? It looks like everything is glassed in to place rather than riveted like the Scamp. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:33 AM   #49
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I just looked at a Perris Pacer that would need the floor replaced. Whatís the trick to removing the furniture? It looks like everything is glassed in to place rather than riveted like the Scamp. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!


Bill, in my Pacer all the cabinets were riveted in except the closet which was all glassed. I drilled out the rivets and simply lifted the cabinets out. There were a few lateral fasteners between the rear bunk and closet and bunks and the kitchenette. They unscrewed easily.

In my Pacer the bottom of the coach is all fiberglass then there is 1/2Ē ply on top or inside. Originally the linoleum floor was glued to the plywood. I didnít remove the ply wood. I may be wrong but It looks as though it is glassed to the bottom so it will be a hassle to remove the wood without damaging the fiber glass bottom. Having a fiber glass bottom is great as itís all sealed. From what Iíve read, the older bolers had plywood bottoms that were prone to rotting out.
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After the lower bunk cabinets were fitted, I started refurbishing the rear cabinet which holds the table. The cabinet frame is the only wood remaining from the original build. I recovered it and test fitted it with new swing arm table brackets. I ended up going back to the original post mount components as the swing arm hardware is unfinished and has somewhat sharp edges. I finished the shelf and mounted a fresh table top to keep with the natural material stying. Woo woo! Moving forward.

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Old 05-29-2020, 01:10 PM   #52
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ÖHaving a fiber glass bottom is great as itís all sealed. From what Iíve read, the older bolers had plywood bottoms that were prone to rotting out.
I was surprised by the sealed bottom as well. The existing floor is very delaminated from a leaking roof vent thatís since been replaced. If I purchase it Iíll probably have to use a grinder to get the last bit of old flooring out. The camper I looked at was a 1988, so building methods for the cabinets probably evolved over the years.

Thank you for your help. Your Pacer looks great!
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Love the cork floor.
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