Fiberglass RV - Patricia D.'s Album: Ventura rebuild 2016-2018


 
Ventura rebuild 2016-2018
This gallery covers the rebuild by owner of a 1975 Ventura over the course of almost 2 1/2 summers. The goals of the redesign were to make a modern and functional travel trailer for a single person and to correct the problems of the trailer (sagging roof and water leakage). Unfortunately some of the pictures are sideways. I apologize. If you want to see the process from beginning to end, start at the end.The pics loaded backwards.
On the right is a solar controller. I have a 160 watt solar suitcase that works very well. I have put in all led lights including on the exterior, an...
12v fridge/freezer
Under the water jug is a deep space that hold all my cooking utensils. The small pantry is deeper than it looks because of the angle of the front...
The support in front of the portapotty is quickly removable for easy access.
I took the rest of the pictures while at the Boler 50th celebration last year. By that time I have traveled about 4000 kms with the trailer and so is...
Finally done. Well not really but enough to use. There were more tweaks and more to come, I am sure. 
For instance, the microwave in these photos is...
New hatch door to the outside to allow access to the water and waste that is under the sink.
the tall cabinet was repositioned from the door side to the deiver's side but in the same position over the wheel well.
The bed across the front of the trailer was replaced with a kitchen cabinet/ pantry area
Before the cabinet construction began the trailer was insulated with polystyrene foam insulation and the walls and ceiling clad in 1/4 in birch...
Supports used to reinforce the roof while construction was underway. They helped to maintain the curve of the ceiling before the cabinets were built....
The new ceiling frame running front to back. It was fairly successful in strengthening the ceiling, keeping the gentle curve of the ceiling. The only...
Working on the bellyband and other FG repairs. After the fiberglass was repaired and the tar removed from the roof, the whole trailer was primed and...
This picture and the next showing gaps at he middle of the trailer where, I believe, water was able to get in and down to the framing. Given the...
 
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