I've been reading this site for about a week I think... several discussions already saved for later reference.
That said, I figured I'd pipe in with my scenario.
We beat the purchase rush on Ventura
this week. Occasionally I do a search for decent fibreglass campers but always in a bit of 'want' category. But given I work in travel industry - thinking NO time like pandemic present to take on project and low n' behold - this beauty turns up. But like others - now that it's home and upon further inspection - there's bit more work than anticipated. But overall - not too bad.
The shell is in decent shape.
Frame is good with no visible rust.
Interior has been redone/cut.. sorta.
Burners, Sink, fridge
removed (which is something I was hoping for).
Back of camper has 2" receiver with luggage basket.
rear table converted into permanent bed (mulling over that one).
New door (no window).
thumbs up on electrical
Drove home without problem (300 km).
The roof looks like raw fibreglass (very weathered).
The belly band is off in one section. Visually - looks like 2-3 screws/rivets not staying (stripped).
There are mysterious moisture spots in 3 places.
shabby dented house vents on side.
Crappy job adding furnace
was (good furnace
but wrong fit - and ugly color!). Plus vented to exterior on weather piece plywood.
Plywood floor looks old and weathered (maybe original). Floor is only plywood.
Just laying this out I feel overwhelmed. ha.
I'm thinking Elastomeric white roof coating?
Yes. I'll check or replace bolts to frame (see this mentioned a lot).
Maybe pull off all new panelling (taking note how to put back) and look for moisture (should I wait for rainy day to this too?)
Remove and reseal windows
. All look original and decent.
Figure out something for front rock guard (forgot to mention that).
Daunted by floor - pulling up plywood and replacing.
sourcing new grilles for side (suggestions?).
I think I'll remove furnace
and maybe just use a small portable if/when needed.
In advance - thank you for any feedback. Looking forward to the project...
Ps. Some images...