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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby shaggydoink » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:35 pm

As I stood on the ladder and scraped... and scraped... and scraped... the question lingered in my mind of who was crazier: the previous owner for slathering the camper with a coat of black marine paint, or me for purchasing a camper that had been slathered with a coat of black marine paint? I didn't arrive at a final verdict, but I managed to get another section completed:

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By my estimate I've got another 6 hours remaining in terms of this first pass of scraping... OK, so I guess I'm the crazier one. :roll:

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby N law » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:57 pm

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby hessmess » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:29 pm

So close but so far away, I had also noticed the Shaggy Shack 1 in the background.
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby wmorrisiii » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:02 am

That is a A LOT of work! Looking good though.
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby squatch » Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:39 am

Looking better all the time. How timely is your cloth decisions? FWC who makes my camper just came out with a "WOOLRICH EDITION" Confederate grey with buffalo print interior. It's gorgeous and very expensive. I think your turned out very well indeed. All the nice colors in your camper makes me want to spruce mine up a bit!
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby shaggydoink » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:07 pm

Yesterday:

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And today:

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Getting there!!

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby wmorrisiii » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:50 pm

Ha! I knew it was coming, you are back on record time. Paint is right around the corner! Are you doing the paint or getting it sprayed? Roll on Monsta liner an option? Lots of colors, but if you go that way I think it is one of those lifetime decisions. Protects great but not sure you can get it off once you put it on. From what I can see in the pictures, the shell looks like it is in good shape. I am really looking forward to the pretty pictures I know are coming soon :D
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby N law » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:15 am

Let's all pause a second and revisit the first post in order to see how far you've come. Bravo!

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby wmorrisiii » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:33 pm

You know, even back then, before Jon started up on all the fixes, this thing had sex appeal. :lol:
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby N law » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:20 am

wmorrisiii wrote:sex appeal.

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:39 am

I don't know I kinda liked the dark color :)

Bound and determined you are Holy smokes that's allot of work , it's looking really good though !!
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby shaggydoink » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:39 am

I've been putting tiny amounts of time into the camper over the past few weeks. While at IKEA a couple weekends back I picked up a couple super lightweight folding chairs to pair with the super lightweight folding table I found at Walmart so I now have a completely stow-able inside dining setup for colder months if/as it's needed:

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From a work perspective, outside of more scraping I decided to get a start on the bathroom. Thus far I busted the sewing machine back out to make a curtain for the window out of some cool, kitschy fabric "my designer" found - the window was/is frosted so it wasn't really required, but helped dress the space up a bit visually. I also installed a light and switch which basically mirrors what I had done on the outside wall:

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Last but not least, I got a portable toilet installed. For a long while I had my sights on a Dometic 976 SaniPottie, but after doing more overly obsessive research I ended up purchasing a Thetford 92360 Porta Potti simply because it seemed to have a slight edge in terms of reviews by various editors and customers:

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I'm still a little unsure if I'll bother with a working sink, but I'll at least get a small counter and some storage installed.

More updates as I make progress!

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby wmorrisiii » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:22 pm

A bathroom with new curtains and a can. That is progress!
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:42 pm

That looks good , nice and compact and clean !! If I don't get my toyhauler torn apart this summer it's gonna become junk so I'll be doing some major tearing apart on it , I so wish it had a Fiberglas topper atleast or better yet full fiber glass shell like yours ...
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