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Old 04-11-2021, 09:58 AM   #1
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Hi, I am Anke and live close to the beautiful Smoky Mountains. I just bought a 1990 13ft Scamp that needs some work. Thinking I had some experience from restoring an 1970 something Trail Blazer and working on an older Coleman Pop-Up I find myself seriously wondering if I bit of more than I can chew. Fiberglass is more of a different medium than I realized.
I am going to keep reading through the topics and would like to thank you all for sharing your knowledge and advise.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:14 AM   #2
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Welcome! Take things slowly and ask lots of questions. People here are very willing to help.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:52 AM   #3
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Hi, I am Anke and live close to the beautiful Smoky Mountains. I just bought a 1990 13ft Scamp that needs some work. Thinking I had some experience from restoring an 1970 something Trail Blazer and working on an older Coleman Pop-Up I find myself seriously wondering if I bit of more than I can chew. Fiberglass is more of a different medium than I realized.
I am going to keep reading through the topics and would like to thank you all for sharing your knowledge and advise.
Had a boat specialist show me how to do the gelcoat work and general repairs as the boler is closer to working on a boat then a sticky.
This club is a great resource for learning and read in the archives lots of info.
Picture below is of a closed end water proof rivet something had to learn about for our trailer repairs and this group was our main source for help
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:17 AM   #4
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There’s a lengthy thread, “You Can Repair Fiberglass,” with lots of good information and tips to get you started. A google site search (bottom of the search menu) should turn it up.

Best wishes on your project!
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Old 04-12-2021, 06:21 AM   #5
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With the Scamp you are trading fiberglass repair for no wood in walls and roof. Sounds like a good trade off to me. And fiberglass repair is all about learning just one material, whereas traditional RVs have a combination of wood, aluminum, some laminated stuff, on and on. With YouTube a handy person can master fiberglass.

Just treat it as one more material to master. Kind of like plumbing, went from learning copper to PEX. Materials change.
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