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Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-23-2020, 11:26 AM
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Posted By francene
Welcome, Jeff! Post a picture or two when you...

Welcome, Jeff!
Post a picture or two when you get a chance.

Fran in
Bellingham,WA
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-20-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By francene
Good idea for that repair, Glenn! Thanks for the...

Good idea for that repair, Glenn! Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-15-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,931
Posted By francene
Nice mods! The roof top solar set up is nice; I...

Nice mods!
The roof top solar set up is nice; I personally think a 'mobile' panel is preferable , since many campsites have lots of shade, and after all, the sun does move throughout the day. (Or...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-14-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By francene
I like how you found ways to create storage...

I like how you found ways to create storage cubbies here and there.
Looks cozy in there!

Nice job.

Fran
'74 Compact II
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-25-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By francene
Nice mods! Thanks for sharing.

Nice mods! Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-21-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By francene
SS Screws

I just used some hefty, stainless steel screws into the vinyl sheeting-covered plywood subfloor, and it's still firm years later.

Forgot to say I got my table base on Amazon or Ebay. (Can't...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 10-27-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By francene
Thanks, Dave.

Thanks, Dave.
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 10-26-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,188
Posted By francene
What was the asking price?

What was the asking price?
Forum: Hi, I am.... 10-02-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By francene
Welcome

Great to have you here, Beth. Lots of helpful ideas. Post some photos when you get a chance.

Best,
Fran
74 Compact II
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-19-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,888
Posted By francene
Works for me. I've never been, but I'd like to...

Works for me. I've never been, but I'd like to go.

Thanks,
Fran
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-11-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,101
Posted By francene
Nice job! Came out looking great. Really like the...

Nice job! Came out looking great. Really like the cedar doors. Where did you find those panels?

I remember those days of gutting and reworking the trailer. ;) Had the same flooring, too!

Fran...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-09-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,894
Posted By francene
Trailer looks very nice inside, Joanna. Looks...

Trailer looks very nice inside, Joanna. Looks like you found a good one there.
Enjoy using it!
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-09-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,894
Posted By francene
Mary and Bob had a good suggestion. Just use it...

Mary and Bob had a good suggestion. Just use it first and check for leaks.
The caulk and mold don't look serious. I would just clean off the mold gently with a spray cleaner and toothbrush, dry it...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 04-07-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By francene
Nice mods, particularly the new window and couch...

Nice mods, particularly the new window and couch where the refrigerator, etc. was. Also like the cedar wood. Good luck selling it.

Fran
Compact II '74
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-03-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,342
Posted By francene
Welcome

Welcome, Noah!
Looks like a neat trailer you've got there.
We love to see pictures of your progress. I like the idea of a leather rock guard. Maybe post a close up photo of that.

I renovated...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 03-26-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By francene
Welcome, Doug. You've come to the right place. ...

Welcome, Doug. You've come to the right place.
Lurk around; maybe you will become motivated! What kind of work does your campers need?

Best,
Fran
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-11-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By francene
Truck bed storage

Looks good, Brian!
I am interested in a better solution for all the camping gear, and I dislike crawling on the bedliner floor; hurts the knees!

So this looks like a good approach for use only...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-24-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By francene
Looks very nice, but 4 cylinders while providing...

Looks very nice, but 4 cylinders while providing 4wd? Probably a bit underpowered. Anyone have any experience with these vehicles?

I'd love to see a Toyota-engined small RV like this, in a 2019...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-20-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By francene
Power pack

I purchased the Clore Automotive JNC 660 last year. It is top rated on Amazon.
It will start your vehicle in sub zero weather. The company sends you charging reminders, too.

Fran
'74 Compact II
Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-31-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,186
Posted By francene
Hi

Welcome, Mary!
Hope you find a suitable fg trailer and start using it soon. Lots of help here, just ask.

Fran
'74 Compact II
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-29-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,864
Posted By francene
I think you deserve an award for most difficult...

I think you deserve an award for most difficult retrieval!! Flat tires, stuck in the ground....wow!

Interesting find, two trailers.

Have fun with them.

Fran
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-20-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,128
Posted By francene
Nice job! Looks like the bugs will have a hard...

Nice job! Looks like the bugs will have a hard time getting in.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-17-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By francene
I have a '74 Compact II, and it did have a...

I have a '74 Compact II, and it did have a battery compartment under the bench seat, refrigerator side, with the metal vent door. No battery was present there anymore, and the 12v wiring was a mess. ...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-14-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,543
Posted By francene
K Corbin, good points. However, there's a...

K Corbin, good points. However, there's a difference between a toilet or potty, and a bathroom.

Our Compact II has a porta potty onboard; no bathroom. My husband, 70, wants a bathroom. He...
Forum: General Chat 06-04-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By francene
Welcome

Looks like you found a nice trailer, Sarah and Mark, in good shape, too.

Enjoy making it your own!


Fran
Forum: Camp Cooking, Food & Recipes 05-08-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,284
Posted By francene
Hi Gilda, Have you tried those Blue Ice...

Hi Gilda,
Have you tried those Blue Ice packs? Probably last longer than ice bags, and not messy.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-21-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 713
Posted By francene
Welcome, Ann. Hope to meet you someday. I'm in...

Welcome, Ann. Hope to meet you someday. I'm in Bellingham.
Escape's look like well made trailers. Congrats on your new one. Enjoy it.

Fran
1974 Compact II
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-21-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By francene
Hi Rod, Glad to be of assistance. My...

Hi Rod,
Glad to be of assistance. My curtain rods stay put, as well as the cabinet doors in my Compact, with just ordinary hardware. I guess the trailer doesn't bounce around much. But we used...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-20-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By francene
I'm not staying where my Compact is located, and...

I'm not staying where my Compact is located, and I can't find any photos of what I used, but I recall buying three wrap around black curtain rods and screwing them to the existing window frames....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-19-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,308
Posted By francene
Try an extreme cold-rated sleeping bag and beanie...

Try an extreme cold-rated sleeping bag and beanie hat for overnight.

We don't run our Coleman Black Cat propane heater while we're sleeping, but it will warm up a small trailer nicely in the...
Forum: General Chat 02-19-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,282
Posted By francene
Most excellent, Rick! Beautiful colors~

Most excellent, Rick!
Beautiful colors~
Forum: Classified Archives 01-22-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,938
Posted By francene
Wow, nice work, John!

Wow, nice work, John!
Forum: General Chat 01-18-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By francene
I'm with you, Mike. I always cook inside with the...

I'm with you, Mike. I always cook inside with the tools nearby. We don't seem to grill, just keep it simple with pots, pans and a toaster oven, if on electric service. I also use the Coleman Oven on...
Forum: Forum Admin, News & Announcements 12-19-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,293
Posted By francene
Really nice restoration on your Hunter II, Dave! ...

Really nice restoration on your Hunter II, Dave!
I re-did mine, too, with similar features. I couldn't figure out what the popsickle-looking pieces of wood were for on one of your frames, though. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-30-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,237
Posted By francene
Auto painting

I painted mine and it still looks great 8 years later. No issues. Keep it indoors when not travelling. Maaco did the spray.
Forum: General Chat 10-20-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,281
Posted By francene
BF '93

Congratulations! Looks like a well-cared for trailer.
Enjoy using it.


Fran
Forum: Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 08-20-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By francene
Thanks for sharing your misadventures. Enjoyed...

Thanks for sharing your misadventures. Enjoyed your story this morning. I laughed; wecan all relate here to such happenings. You write well!

Best of luck,
Fran
Forum: General Chat 06-24-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,257
Posted By francene
Nice!

Very cool trailer, Nicole. Congratulations, that's a pretty rare find.
It looks big; how heavy is it? What do you tow with?

Like the others, I would buff the original exterior and see what it...
Forum: Classified Archives 06-02-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By francene
Location

Where is it located?

Thanks,
Fran
Forum: Fulltiming in a Molded Fiberglass Trailer 05-21-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,968
Posted By francene
Very nice trailer. The folks from whom I bought...

Very nice trailer. The folks from whom I bought my first trailer, a Scamp 16, were moving up in size to a Nash 24. They were quite pleased with it.

Fran
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-15-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,014
Posted By francene
Yes, thanks Greg. Very good advice and tutorial. ...

Yes, thanks Greg. Very good advice and tutorial.


Fran
Forum: Classified Archives 05-11-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By francene
Minit

This project trailer could be a nice choice from someone. Here's a website of a young family who refurbished an orphan Minit and made it into something really sweet:

CHUBBY BUNNY...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-07-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By francene
Welcome

Welcome, George.
Looking forward to seeing your progress. You're right, there's so much help here. It's a great site with many eager to give you a virtual hand.

Fran
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-01-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By francene
That's what I hear us being called! Fran

That's what I hear us being called!


Fran
Forum: General Chat 03-24-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By francene
hot water

Hi Tonie,
You're right, cold water is your only option now. But I've seen a little Scamp 13 where they mounted a small, on demand heater on the front exterior and were very happy with it. I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-18-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By francene
O.K., Gordon. Two 6 volt batteries. Hmm, I...

O.K., Gordon. Two 6 volt batteries.
Hmm, I guess I can put them on the tongue.

Thanks for your suggestion.


Fran
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-18-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By francene
Thanks Byron and Anne. I plan to get a simple...

Thanks Byron and Anne. I plan to get a simple Solar system but thought for cloudy days in Washington state it might be useful to have a battery backup.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-18-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,469
Posted By francene
Thanks for the advice, Doug. Sounds positive. ...

Thanks for the advice, Doug. Sounds positive.

Fran
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-16-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,220
Posted By francene
carpet

When attaching foam-backed vinyl to the interior of my Compact II, I used a Loctite cartridge in my caulking gun. The product was something like 'quick grab' Loctite. Contact cement sounds fine,...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 03-12-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,699
Posted By francene
Welcome

Welcome, Kim! Glad you found a trailer you love. Orange sounds like a sweet color.

Please post pictures; we would love to see your new toy. ;-)


Best,
Fran
'74 Compact II
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