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Old 09-30-2016, 05:03 PM   #1
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hi I am Matthew. I have a ruined 1995 24 ft Sportsmaster. Roof and floor leak and bulging with water damage. Gonna tear down to the frame and rebuild in fiberglass, maybe styrofoam/fg composite into a lightweight Tiny Home/RV.
Been reading up on R.Q. Riley since I was a teen, maybe use his method of laying up fg on urethane foam. Afraid of sun damage delaminating the fg from the foam.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:24 PM   #2
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Sounds like a project! This forum is all about all-MOLDED fiberglass (i.e., egg-type trailers like Scamp and Casita), so we're pretty specialized. You'll likely get more help with the kind of laminated construction you're describing in a general RV forum.

The issues you experienced are exactly what brought many of us to molded fiberglass. Bigfoot does make a larger 25' molded fiberglass model. It's set up for four-season living. Pricey new, but with patience I bet you could find a used one for less than the cost of completely rebuilding the one you've got. Just sayin'...

Best wishes, whatever you decide.
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Thanks for the advise! Networking works.
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I have seen very little of what i plan to do, only in a few high end rvs.
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Old 10-01-2016, 03:58 AM   #5
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I know where you're coming from Matt and have done a few rebuilds myself but not with RV's. Looking back at them I kind of have to wonder what I was thinking. Probably being young and not seeing the big picture...who knows. The cost/return wasn't even close in the end. It was a great learning experience though even if sometimes it ended up in the dump. I'll be interested to see (pics) what you end up doing.
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