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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted July 06, 2011 - 07:25 AM

These are some of the pieces of Styrofoam insulation that came out of the inside of the camper.

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I re-fit them back into the camper.

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The Styrofoam that they used is only 1 inch thick and the camper framework is 1-1/2 inch thick.
This leaves a gap of 1/2 inch between the foam and the interior paneling.
I filled this space with 1/2 inch thick foil backed Styrofoam.

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I use the level as a saw guide for cutting the paneling.

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It makes a nice even and straight cut this way.

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Some of the interior panels are fastened in place.
The finish on the panels is Bamboo.

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The front window opening and roof vent openings have been cut out.

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The panels are fastened on the sides and the window openings cut out.

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The windows have been installed.

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The roof vents are in also.

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Here's how they look from the outside.

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And with the windows open.

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I'm fixing the front window up with a frosted glass so the light can show thru but you can't see thru it.
This way we don't have to constantly be opening and closing a curtain way up there.

Edited by jdcrawler, July 06, 2011 - 07:52 AM.


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Posted July 06, 2011 - 07:39 AM

Once again Ray very nice work you do!
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Posted July 06, 2011 - 09:11 AM

great progress Ray, you always do good work.
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Posted July 06, 2011 - 01:49 PM

Dang Ray wish i had you're skills. Going to be 1 more neat Hotel room on the trailer.
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Posted July 06, 2011 - 03:04 PM

The interior work looks great! I like the color choice too.

Just curious, do you plan to shoot a coat of paint on the outside to tie the colors together?
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Posted July 06, 2011 - 05:00 PM

You do some very nice work, Ray. I'm sure you folks will get lots of enjoyment out of this. The extra insulation will be a help when weather is not kind.
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Posted July 06, 2011 - 05:36 PM

Just curious, do you plan to shoot a coat of paint on the outside to tie the colors together?

I have been thinking about that during the build but I haven't decided to paint it or not.
The white paint on the old metal isn't too bad except for the top part of the front of the overhang where it curves up onto the roof.
The paint is pitted there quite a bit.
I washed the white painted metal on the back of the camper and it cleaned up good.
I haven't tried washing the front yet to see how it does.

The biggest catch is that I don't think I have any paint and that can get expensive now days.
I would also have to sand it down really good and get a special aluminum primer for it.

When this is on the trailer, the overhang will be up over the goosneck of the trailer.
The top of the gooseneck is about 6-1/2 foot off the ground and the top of the camper would be about another 3 foot above that so I'm not sure how noticeable the paint would be way up on top of the gooseneck.




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