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Old 08-22-2014, 06:41 PM   #29
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You're really moving along with that thing, it's looking really good!
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:35 PM   #30
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All ready for her maiden voyage tomorrow morning! I packed all my gear and still had plenty of space for more. It didn't even occur to me how nice it will be to have bug spray and silverware and plates, pots pans, etc already on-board and stowed away! Pretty stoked. I'll be sure to take some "action" shots of my ugly old camper while I'm camping.

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Old 08-29-2014, 07:46 PM   #31
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If I remember correctly, I painted ours with a roller and brush and it turned out pretty darned good!
I took a piece of metal with the original paint on it to Lowes and had them match it for me.

I hope you have a great time on your first trip, be sure to tell us how it went!
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:17 AM   #32
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The trip went very well, only thing I forgot was a first aid kit, which I needed. Someone in the next campsite over was cutting up wood and got a pretty nasty cut, luckily the one other person camping had a small kit in his tent and we were able to patch him up. Everything else went very smoothly. Really terrible storm saturday night, which woke me up the rain was so loud hitting the roof of the camper. I was completely dry! After years of tent camping, this was a blessing. Even with the best camping gear, freshly waterproofed tent, there's almost always some sort of water intrusion. A real blessing that I was able to be out of the rain completely and felt much safer with the storm blowing around. I'm sold on the camper way of living. I ran a 12v fan the entire trip and only lost .4 volts on the battery. Anyways here's some pics of the trip.







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Old 09-01-2014, 09:19 AM   #33
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And one of my camping buddy

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I'm glad you had a good trip with no major problems.
After years of tent camping and sleeping on the ground, I finally got my first RV, and after the first night in it I realized I had been doing all wrong!
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:52 PM   #35
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That looked to be a great project. Glad you was able to give the ole gal a new life. Now ready for another 40yrs.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:11 PM   #36
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Made some progress waterproofing and cleaning up windows. I polished until my fingers fell off.
Found some of the original paint under the eaves.


What most of the windows looked like this morning


Here's the after of one window


And here's the side of the camper I finished today. Just need to put caulk around all the seams
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I also waterproofed and polished the roof vent. It needed a LOT of TLC.

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Looking good. Did you remove the windows and re-seal?

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Looking good. Did you remove the windows and re-seal?

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Yeah new butyl tape and stainless screws. I still need to caulk all the seams, but the butyl squished out of every nook and cranny so I'm pretty sure I'm waterproofed. I took all the roof trim off as well and used tape up there as well. Three rolls so far
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Started doing some painting, tried to get more done today, but it looks like it could rain any minute. I'm VERY happy with my color choices.









I also dressed up the ugly old rock shield for the front window



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I like it!
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Finished the curbside, and re-installed the rock guard. Taking it camping this weekend.





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