Thought I'd start a thread specific to my camper. I have posted all over the board, but this is my spot for my journey Will try to keep it condensed.. ha ha ha
Got my Shasta from a friends' mom who had it sitting outside. I love to camp, and actually have a 29' Class C Jayco that I love. However, since I travel solo now with my son grown, it really is too big. So, I decided to try something new and fix up an old camper. I am adventurous- so why not? Then I plan to retire from teaching and tour the county...just me and my dog Molly. IMG_9020 by kathy, on Flick ( That us on Lake Superior- we toured Michigan and the Great Lakes this summer )
The interior was mostly original, and I love it! The walls and ceiling were very damaged from water. The floor was soft in many spots and had been covered with plank flooring. IMG_0159 by kathy, on Flickr IMG_0157 by kathy, on Flickr IMG_0197 by kathy, on Flickr IMG_0207 by kathy, on Flickr
The PO had run into some trees - and the curbside wall was repaired. The closet was in pieces- with a new piece of skin slapped on the exterior.
I also took out the old floor and subfloor since it was a mess. Painted the frame with fence post paint, added some support to the chassis frame, and installed new plywood. Will eventually tile it. IMG_1827 by kathy, on Flickr
I had originally wanted to just leave the kitchen cabinets in and just replace the plywood around them- as it seemed such a daunting job for little old me to remove them all. Well, things didn't end up that way- as my wheel wells were shot and needed to be replaced. After whining on this forum, and getting some much needed support, I faced the fact that the kitchen needed to come out. Sooo...they came out too.
I am on a 6 month sabbatical after teaching Deaf preschoolers for the last 28 years. The perfect time to start this project- as it definitely requires lots of thinking- and I can truly say I have not thought about my 'real job' once ! Just what I needed!
In addition to the repair of my framing and floor, I have kept busy at night doing the million other things needed. I can't thank Mobiltec enough for his videos and online class I have joined that have guided me through these projects. He ROCKS!! Lol
I've learned ( and am still learning) so many new things during this project!
Learned what GIMP is (lol):
Learned what 'backers' are, and how to install electric boxes:
Learned how to use TONS of new tools: circular saw, table saw, chop saw, dremel, reciprocating saw, multitool ( Love it too!), cat's paw / nail remover, and of course the pocket-hole jig. Thank the lord my brother is a cabinetmaker- and his shop is through the doors of the barn where my camper is stored!
Learned to measure twice/cut once- actually I find I measure about 5 times and then cut due to some screw ups early on! ha ha
Finally was able to get my closet finished- I've been waiting to put this piece up until floor was in. Love it.
Also, worked on refinishing street side bench - although may not use the drawer as my electric may go there. IMG_2974 by kathy, on Flickr And...started work on the gaucho. The whole front face/framing needs to be remade- but the wood is cut and ready to be put together tomorrow. I love seeing progress
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2019 8:56:21 GMT -8 by kaffi311