~ 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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Friday, July 10, 2015

Framing Dinette-Potty Closet and Fridge


Last weekend we began framing areas for seating- to be converted to a bed if we have guests in our camper.  This will be the dinette.  In the front portion of the trailer.

This is the curb side seat for the dinette; and it’s to the right as you enter the door.


After we got both of these boxes built, from nothing… we’ve decided they are NOT large enough across the seat.  <---> Larger seats are needed to accommodate cushions and close the gap, for the bed conversion.  We’ll be modifying them THIS WEEKEND. Live and learn.

The view from the door from left to right… (this would be on the ROADSIDE wall).

The tall studs are part of the frame for the Refrigerator compartment and possibly A/C.   You can barely tell here;


but more so in the next picture…there is a VENT near the floor, we were originally going to put the A/C there… but have decided a 12 volt fan for exhaust in the potty closet will be better. It’s a port-o-potty, that will have to be removed and cleaned after a few uses. A Fan…is pretty much a necessity!


This is the potty closet being framed and the other dinette set.

The potty looks like it is SITTING ON plywood. Actually, there is a hole sawn into the ply-wood and it nests into that hole…keeping the seat stationary without any movement.

We’ve yet to paint or replace window screens, which have the frames and will account for window trim. No extra wood or cost there.

Before moving on to the curb-side kitchen build we still need to

  • build boxes over the wheel wells
  • Finish the framing for A/C compartment
  • Finish the framing for the potty closet
  • Add trim inside the closeted area along the joins.

I’ll share more later.  Please leave a comment and any tips you might have on camper rebuilding. Also.. I’ve added a page at the top  “HELP I.D. our Camper” with some details… if you’d take a look and let us know what kind of camper do you THINK WE HAVE? Thanks!

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