Good evening fellow fiberglass campers!
My husband and I have a 1973 Eco
that is in pretty good condition.
An opportunity has come up where I may be living in my camper full-time this summer. It will be in an RV park, so I will have a bathroom and laundry services, thankfully!
Our camper has some rust on the frame and I am not sure where to take it to. I am not sure if it's something I can do, or if I need to take it to an auto body shop, or a regular shop. I am not sure what to do about it, but I know that needs bandaids first and foremost. I believe I may be needing a new axle
too, not quite sure.
Next: I need my sink to work because currently it does not. I was going to buy the other sink piece on Amazon and replace the old because the last time we tried to use ours, it didn't work. I am a very visual person, so if anyone else has pictures of their plumbing system, I would greatly appreciate seeing and understanding how yours works in your camper.
Next: I need to get our cushions reupholstered and before I do, does anyone have a certain fabric that really works well for them? We have a dog, and we do some dirty camping sometimes and I want something that will stay clean easily. Previously, it had fabric on the top and marine fabric on the sides and the bottom.
Next: Where can I order a newer table? Ours is older, falling apart and it is almost completely a rectangle.. which makes it hard to slide in on the sides when it is in "table mode".
Next: If my electrical lights
are working, should I upgrade them any way, or just leave them be? Can I do an LED system? What have you done with yours?
Next: I have NO stove in mine. We don't have the hook-ups for propane
. I am thinking of doing a solar power
system in my camper.. does anyone have an electrical
stove? If I stay in this rv park, I will have an electrical
hookup, but I want to eventually do solar
so I do not have to rely on that in the future.
.. how do you do it? Does anyone run fully on solar
? Send me pictures and give me information, PLEASE!
Next: A fan for the ceiling. Of course, there isn't much insulation. So, when it's hot outside, it's hotter inside and when it's cold outside, it's colder inside.
Not really the most exciting.
Next: Has anyone replaced the plexiglass windows
? Was it hard?
Next: How do you fix the sagging door? We really need to upgrade that.
I think those are all my questions. So far, this is what has been done:
New cabinets made that are smaller and lighter.
Painted the interior white.
Reupholstered (real cheap and ghetto do get by, but it's not permanent)
New vinyl flooring.
Thank you for any help you can provide. I just really want to hit this hard and get this done by April/May. I live in Colorado, so it might be slightly dumb to be trying some of this in the Winter..but I want it to be more comfortable to live in for the Summer in Washington/Oregon.