Mity Lite Spacemaster - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-16-2017, 09:00 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
WaltP's Avatar
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 2017 Escape 17B
SW Virginia
Posts: 1,618
In some cases there are wooden stiffeners imbedded in the fiberglass around the window and door openings. In that case I would stick with the original sizes. Otherwise it's probably okay to use a window slightly larger to get something you want. I wouldn't chance one a lot larger though, just being cautious.

Walt
__________________

__________________
Past owner of 1995 13' Casita, 1994 16' Casita, 2012 Parkliner, 2002 17' Bigfoot.
WaltP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2017, 09:19 AM   #22
Junior Member
 
Name: Julie
Trailer: Spacemaster Mity Lite
Oregon
Posts: 14
Good to know. Thanks, Walt.
NEED: Can someone out there with a Mity Lite provide me the side window dimensions (I can see a faint outline but not sure)?
Not sure all Mity Lite's have standard side windows, but if you see the google pics with ones with a boat on top, those appear to have the window size I will need.
Thank you!
__________________

BurdHouse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2017, 02:14 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Name: bob
Trailer: 1984 u-haul ct13; 1996 Casita 17 Spirit Deluxe; 1946 Modernistic teardrop
New York
Posts: 4,938
You will want to look for a clamp ring type window, and be aware that it requires a clamp ring based on the wall thickness or some fudging may be necessary to make it work. An owner of the same trailer would be the best source of the information you need.
mary and bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2017, 02:32 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,969
Searching for members by RV brand is a PITA because it's a free-form field and depends on HOW it was entered. I searched four different ways and came up with these
Attached Thumbnails
Miti-Lite.JPG   MityLite.JPG  

MitiLite.JPG   Mity-Lite.JPG  

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2017, 10:15 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Name: J Ronald
Trailer: Currently shopping
North Carolina
Posts: 236
Welcome and congrats on your purchase. The door that is cracked, take it to a boat yard and find someone that does fiberglass repair. Those that work on boats do lots of fiberglass repairs. Maybe check more than yard, and look at the quality of the work they do. For the door seals, look at a buiding supply store. Ron
J Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2017, 04:11 PM   #26
Member
 
kevin57's Avatar
 
Name: kevin
Trailer: Miti-Lite
Washington
Posts: 67
Definitely don't need the boat. It sounds like the home made skylight will be nothing but problems for you. A good place to get gaskets and seals is Trimlok. I would get trailer tires for it for sure. Like the others said clamp ring windows would most likely be best. The trailer is built with a foam core sandwich construction and would otherwise crush upon clamping a window to it so in the window locations they did laminate wood paneling in place of the foam to give it structure for installing the windows so keep that in mind. The windows in my earlier built Take Five are smaller then your Spacemaster. I don't think I would put a sliding window in it because of the angle of the sidewall water runs into the window tracks and flows to the inside and does not flow out the front weep holes. This should help you determine the struts you might need Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0470.JPG
Views:	35
Size:	135.9 KB
ID:	104100
__________________
"Always look on the Lite side of life" - Eric Idle
kevin57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2017, 04:19 PM   #27
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Name: Charlie Y
Trailer: Escape 21 - Felicity
Oregon
Posts: 1,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurdHouse1 View Post
Thank you. I will check those sites out. Is there a certain hydraulic lift size that I should be looking for?

Julie
I doubt that vintage had hydraulic lift cylinders; probably a spring strut as is used with hatch backs these days. Any writing/label left on one of them?
__________________
Charlie Y

Don't drill holes, try custom storage you design: https://RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 08:00 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
spaghettiroad's Avatar
 
Name: pat
Trailer: MITY LITE
British Columbia
Posts: 174
Welcome ! You have your work cut out ! Contact me when ready I can help.
spaghettiroad
spaghettiroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2017, 08:11 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
spaghettiroad's Avatar
 
Name: pat
Trailer: MITY LITE
British Columbia
Posts: 174
contact me @ spaghettiroad@hotmail.com
spaghettiroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 08:07 AM   #30
Junior Member
 
Name: Julie
Trailer: Spacemaster Mity Lite
Oregon
Posts: 14
Thank you so much! I have a guy who is going to do the fiberglass work so that the body is tight. Since it has 2 doors, we are planning on closing one of them, as for me I would prefer only one. The driver's side door is in better shape, though most have the doors on the passenger side. Any thoughts? We are going to replace both side windows which were about 42"X16" with similar or a bit larger (not smaller). Looks like the top was either fiberglassed shut with tape and then fiberglassed over or bondo'd. Either way, I plan on having it cut so that it will open. Could you do me a HUGE favor. I need pictures of the pop top, both inside and out so that my repair guy (Brandon) knows what to look for and how it goes. My email address is houserj625@gmail. com. If you could email the pictures along with your phone number (again, as I think you sent it) then I'll reach out to you via phone. I may also have Brandon call to get details as he plans on starting April 24th. Thank you again. I keep telling myself that this is SO SO worth it... though I'm just beginning, ask me again in a couple months. Julie
BurdHouse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 09:40 AM   #31
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,969
Quote:
Originally Posted by BurdHouse1 View Post
Thank you so much! I have a guy who is going to do the fiberglass work so that the body is tight. Since it has 2 doors, we are planning on closing one of them, as for me I would prefer only one. The driver's side door is in better shape, though most have the doors on the passenger side. Any thoughts?
Julie, if ever you stay in an RV park, state park, basically any park that has site services, you may find yourself stepping out on a sewer connection in the middle of the night. That's one of the reasons trailers built for use in the US have the doors on the passenger side....
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 09:51 AM   #32
Junior Member
 
Name: Julie
Trailer: Spacemaster Mity Lite
Oregon
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donna D. View Post
Julie, if ever you stay in an RV park, state park, basically any park that has site services, you may find yourself stepping out on a sewer connection in the middle of the night. That's one of the reasons trailers built for use in the US have the doors on the passenger side....
Good to know... So, since I will need to possibly add fresh and gray water tanks, the water hook up will need to be on the driver's side, correct? Thank you!
BurdHouse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2017, 04:08 PM   #33
Junior Member
 
Name: Jill
Trailer: Mity Lite Spacemaster
Oregon
Posts: 2
Hi all... so Julie/Burdhouse sold the Mity Lite... and I'm the lucky one.

I've been wanting for a scamp/burro/etc 13, but its not the right time. I saw Julie's ad last Thursday and bought it a couple hours later. It's a hot mess sub, but I'm really excited to get working on it.

So, shout out to both Julie/Burdhouse and to Spaghetti Road for all the ideas, suggestions, pictures, etcs. I see the vision, and it'll be slow to get there, but what a cool trailer.
__________________
Owner of a rough Mity Lite in need of TLC.
zandermanda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2017, 05:54 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
spaghettiroad's Avatar
 
Name: pat
Trailer: MITY LITE
British Columbia
Posts: 174
Sounds good ! Anything I can do to help let me know. Can't wait to see visual updates ! I'm debating a hydroflame or Catalytic heater for mine...
Spaghettiroad
spaghettiroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2017, 06:42 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
WaltP's Avatar
 
Name: Walter
Trailer: 2017 Escape 17B
SW Virginia
Posts: 1,618
Congratulations Jill. Keep us posted.

Walt
__________________
Past owner of 1995 13' Casita, 1994 16' Casita, 2012 Parkliner, 2002 17' Bigfoot.
WaltP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2017, 05:14 AM   #36
Junior Member
 
Name: Assen
Trailer: Mini-Lite
New Mexico
Posts: 2
Check by the trailer tongue.
I found MLT 5306 stamped there.
Assen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2017, 09:11 AM   #37
Junior Member
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Mity Lite 1986 and 1985
Washington
Posts: 13
Hi everyone! This seemed like a good place to post. I just picked up a 1986 Mity Lite. I'm in the Seattle area. Can't wait to start fixing and cleaning it! I'll try to post a photo.
poodleranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2017, 09:12 AM   #38
Junior Member
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Mity Lite 1986 and 1985
Washington
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by poodleranch View Post
Hi everyone! This seemed like a good place to post. I just picked up a 1986 Mity Lite. I'm in the Seattle area. Can't wait to start fixing and cleaning it! I'll try to post a photo.
Click image for larger version

Name:	FB_IMG_1499007402543.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	91.3 KB
ID:	108162Click image for larger version

Name:	FB_IMG_1499007397274.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	73.4 KB
ID:	108163Click image for larger version

Name:	FB_IMG_1499007407595.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	78.5 KB
ID:	108164
poodleranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2017, 09:23 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
spaghettiroad's Avatar
 
Name: pat
Trailer: MITY LITE
British Columbia
Posts: 174
YOUR SPACEMASTER

You've got a nice one ! Is there paint on the exterior? The frame looks good. Any sag in the floor? It's the same interior design as mine. I'm really curious how this one has been wired and lined for gas. We will be talking !
spaghettiroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2017, 09:27 AM   #40
Junior Member
 
Name: Anne
Trailer: Mity Lite 1986 and 1985
Washington
Posts: 13
Sounds good! All the wiring seems good and the gas line seems clean. I'm thinking of creating a Facebook group to share photos and info.
__________________

poodleranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Mity Lite Trailerboat? Andrew Gibbens General Chat 5 03-18-2017 10:43 AM
Mity Lite Gary E General Chat 34 11-26-2014 07:40 PM
Mity Lite Spacemaster tatertots Hi, I am.... 26 08-17-2012 01:32 PM
1987 Spacemaster Miti-Lite Rick Hansen General Chat 17 08-15-2012 01:35 AM
Mity-Lite has a new look Mike-B Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 17 04-14-2011 06:42 PM

» Trailer Showcase

Nadine

srndpte

TBD

LiseKen
» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
×