~ Welcome to our Little Vintage Camper Blog…

We bought our Camper/Trailer on Saturday, April 2, 2011

It’s been slow going…but now 4 (now 5) years later, I’m happy to say we are in FULL BLOWN REBUILD MODE!

Won’t you come along and see how we do it.

I hope more than anything…we get to camp soon!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

:: Glass

We needed all the back glass.
Two panes on the front.
One on the side.
No Glass
You can see this side window on the left (road side) has a broken pane in the bottom. 
I am happy for this progress.  We have NEW GLASS! 
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This in NOT a cheap installation.  The panes are tempered.  We measured.  Added up how many.  Nine were the same size…the two up front, not pictured were a bit smaller.
Our SIL and youngest daughter gifted us with the glass.  I’m grateful to them for that!
The Honey attached the lights a few weeks back while I was out for the day, he also put the cargo door back together, added putty tape and reattached it to the camper.  I don’t have any close ups of any of this work.
But I wanted to document the progress!  Little things, you know!
We’ve also had a pretty good rain since making repairs to the roof and sealing the front window frame. I’m happy to report NO Leaks!   I have pictures for that and a post coming soon about adding new framing in the roof.
‘Til next time-
Grace and Peace!

Friday, September 5, 2014

:: Not My Camper-

Or Random Phone Pix
Wasn’t sure what to call this post as I’ve already got a TAG title NOT my camper.
Very simply—these are pictures of campers, the pictures are mine; but the campers are NOT MINE and they are usually taken AT RANDOM,  with my iPhone,  when I’m out and about. They are also in various stages of repair. Because the LORD knows—I will pull-over to look at a camper and take some pictures.
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We are still in the remodel stages of our camper.  Little by little getting it done. I see little campers like this, very basic; and it gives me hope and encouragement!
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Soon enough we will hopefully be at the PULL-AWAY-FROM-HOME stage.
Looking like this simple beauty--- hauling it down the highway!
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Until then,
Grace and Peace…

Monday, September 1, 2014

:: Adding Running Lights

After about 3 years... 
We're finally to point of working on the camper again. 

In 3 years, I've still not figured out what kind of camper we have.  I've found plenty of campers that resemble it, in size, shape, and possible lay out. (Like this 1965 Frolic @ Little Vintage Trailer)  Our camper didn't have any sort of lay out really, except for a 'deer lease' styled bed and plywood shelf ;  and one factory cabinet.  Other than that-- there are  no labels, tags, etc. to give any clues. 
Our little camper is in such a state-- that the bones are good; but the layout could go just about any way we want it. 

Being on a tight budget means we can't just run out and buy new. I do a lot of research on line-- looking at options for parts, watching videos of HOW TO's and price checking. 

So, while we were at the flea market this weekend I knew that six  l.e.d. lights for $10.00 was a good price.  We also visited ACE Hardware and found a good price- on putty tape.  This stuff is so important when installing windows or mounting these lights.  Anywhere there is a HOLE and your installing something on the outside...this putty tape needs to seal it so that water STAYS OUT of the camper. 

My husband is looking forward again to getting out camper ready for camping.  It is down the road a ways still-- but little things are getting done. Even if we are only doing a few small things each week-- it is moving in a forward direction. 

Putting  these lights on today... really made me smile! 
It's the little things! 

I've got a few more things to post about; and will be writing about any future projects too. Hopefully on a more regular basis. Please be sure and check back or subscribe via email on the right >>>>>> 
and see updates to the camper as they happen!  

Grace and Peace-