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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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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby shaggydoink » Mon May 08, 2017 7:30 pm

A busy work schedule plus a few trips out into the wild have led me to fall a little behind on updates here on the Planet. Since our last episode, our hero made a little more progress on the bathroom - I decided to go ahead and get the original sink refurbished and put back in, using exactly the same hand pump and water supply / discharge as I installed in the kitchen:

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I also needed a toilet paper holder, and after choking at the cost of ones at Lowe's decided to fabricate one out of EMT pipe which seemed to fit the overall homegrown feel of the camper:

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Last weekend I took the camper out to Uwharrie for the Spring gathering and with the temperatures already starting to rise into the "damn it's hot!" levels, realized I needed to get the air conditioning functioning. For the interior I fabricated a split box for the in/out for the vent:

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For the connections between the inside and outside I ended up using plastic electrical conduit fittings:

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Last step was getting everything secured and insulted on the inside:

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For now I'm just using the ghetto AC unit I bought for the original "shack":

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At some point will upgrade to a newer unit and build an enclosure for it. More updates as I make progress and have time!

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby wmorrisiii » Tue May 09, 2017 8:39 am

Cool, Jon! Literally. Looks like the shack has a dual exhaust.
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Tue May 09, 2017 8:24 pm

I know your pain about the black paint... fortunately i can go over it all with a light sanding then fill then respray .. Something not black !
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby shaggydoink » Sun May 14, 2017 6:48 pm

I spent a fair bit of time yesterday planning and fabricating what I thought would be a decent solution for mounting and running the air conditioning - basically a modification to a plastic storage bin with cut-outs for the various ins/outs and exterior vent:

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While I liked the fact that it had a total cost of $9.00, the reality is that it looked pretty cheap and stupid, and even worse, the frame of trailer amplified all of the funky noises and vibrations of the ancient AC unit... no way it was going to work. The rest of the day was spent hunting around on the Internet for deals, which resulted in the purchase of a new AC unit and plastic trailer tongue box. Today I made a fair bit of progress fabricating foam pieces to contain the in/out of the new AC unit:

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Then aligning everything and cutting openings in the box:

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I still need to get vents installed, then get the entire box secured onto the frame, but when everything is done it should be a pretty solid solution. Fingers crossed anyway!

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby bradzuzu » Tue May 16, 2017 10:57 pm

I commend your customization efforts !! Since you didn't show the mounting of the home brew I'm sad , I understand though and the rest looks really good !! I like all the personal touches you've done very cool !!
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby shaggydoink » Sun May 21, 2017 9:15 pm

This seemingly simple project has turned into quite an ordeal. I got the fitting for the 5,000 BTU unit done then... great going Einstein, you forgot to secure the box to the frame. :roll: I got everything torn out, mounted the box, reinstalled the AC unit, turned it on......... woom, woom, woom, crackkkketttey, crackkkketttey, CRACK -- WUBB, WUBB, WUBB, WUBB... WTF?! Oh great, the fan broke. Really?!!

Fast forward, a trip back to Lowe's to make a return and buy a new, different model and another hour to get the unit figured out and fitted and I was in business! Here's a shot of the exterior:

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And the interior - which you'll notice has some modifications to the original shipping design:

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I ended up with a unit that has a digital control panel, the bonus with this is that I'll be able to cut the wires and extend them so I'll be able to completely control all of the functions from within the camper:

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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby bradzuzu » Mon May 22, 2017 2:07 pm

What a bummer , looks like the replacement has good benefits though ... I like the ability to control it from inside !!
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Re: Shaggy Shack 2.0

Postby wmorrisiii » Mon May 22, 2017 11:25 pm

That does suck, glad you got it sorted out. Inside controls now! Leon Phelps is going to steal this thing if you don't keep it locked up tight.
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