Help!! 13 scamp reno Questions All answers appreciated - Fiberglass RV


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Old 06-27-2021, 11:05 AM   #1
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Cool Help!! 13 scamp reno Questions All answers appreciated

Hi Y'all Just bought a 13 ft scamp and am begining reno on it ... I have a few questions. It does not Leak

1. the padding on the inside I am assuming is insulation .. and it is moldy. after the mold is removed can I paint it and if so with what type of paint?

The black trim around the door and the body ( bottom) where can I get new and do I just drill rivets out with bit ( any hint on size would be great)

It has many layers of paint on it is it better to sand off or use paint remover.
will it be necessary to get down to original fiberglass which I can see and is shiny in some places. I am going to have to repaint the whole thing what is the best paint to use to go over the top after it is. sanded.

The jaloucey windows have most of there rivets and some screws with lots of caulking on the out side. and paint on the aluminum.. 1. what do I get the paint off with. and do they need to be removed and resealed .. I am guessing there should not be !/2 in caulking around the out side of the window..
The belly band has paint on it to and caulking at the inside edge. does it need it and do I need to take it all the way off.. trying not to have to take trailer completely apart..

The door doesn't close on the bottom I have had a tie down strap on it to help mold it .. the top has come in but the bottom has not .. there are two metal supports at the hinges what is the best way to bend those with out breaking the door..

There are a few screw holes that are on the body can tell if there are screws in them .. I was just going to fiberglass /patch over the holes any suggestions on product?

Front and back window seals don't leak but are dry rotted .. is it better to replace window and seal or just window .. ( the back one looks clear the front one has some crackling looking spots. )

I am removing the rust on the frame and was thinking of using an under coating for the bottom on the frame and the plywood floor from under the trailer.
any good suggestions on product??

Thank you!! in advance for all of your help and suggestions !! they are greatly appreciated!!
my email address is rnbwglw77@gmail.com if you would like to chat
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Old 06-28-2021, 12:50 PM   #2
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howdy! i can't tell from the pics - is there a metal bracket that attaches from the sink countertop to the upper cabinets? people often take it out thinking its just for looks & don't realize it helps hold up the roof. removal bows the door frame. good luck on your adventure!
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Old 06-28-2021, 12:54 PM   #3
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also check the parts of the hinge. if the ball is worn, the door will hang wonky. a very easy fix!
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Old 07-27-2021, 08:45 PM   #4
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I feel your pain! We redid our 13' about 7 years ago and have loved it deeply ever since. Here's a link to our blog about the rebuild if it helps: https://sohkraites.wordpress.com/.

The blog contains step-by-step details of what I did to rebuild it; maybe it'll give you some ideas.

I am revisiting it myself since we just bought a 16' that was in just about the same condition as our 13'...(we are blogging about it there, too!)...and we are rebuilding it from the frame up!

Hopefully our experiences and photos will help you!

Good luck! The final project will be awesome!

Tony
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:55 PM   #5
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There are no metal brackets and I took your advice and I went out and lifted up the door put a strap on it to recurve it but it has fallen the roof so I’m planning on jacking it up and putting a cabinet in to hold it in place and then some struts on the cabinet side the configuration is different than a regular one because it doesn’t have a sink and stove under the small cabinet so I’m trying to figure out how to support that side but when I lift up on the door closes all the way so I can see that it needs the support.
Thank you for that insight that will fix a lot of the issue that I have with the door.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:58 PM   #6
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Thanx

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Originally Posted by sharon_b View Post
howdy! i can't tell from the pics - is there a metal bracket that attaches from the sink countertop to the uppery cabinets? people often take it out thinking its just for looks & don't realize it helps hold up the roof. removal bows the door frame. good luck on your adventure!

There are no metal brackets on the sink/stove side because there is no stove or sink that has been changed into a sleeping quarter.
I did take your advice and check to see if I lifted it up with the door close now all I have to do is put a jack in there lift it up put some struts in and Iím going to put a cabinet to hold up the other side by the door but once I lifted the door up and put a strap on it to reshape it it appears that it will close properly.
Thank you I appreciate your advice
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:58 PM   #7
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Thanx I will take a look!!
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