Originally Posted by abbinb
Hi all, I'm new here. I have a '69 18ft Caravel
. I got her mostly gutted, so I'm not sure what was there. I'm planning the shower now and would like to put up my own fiberglass shower surround. I just wanted to know if I should "stick" it to directly to the walls her or should I put up a barrier in case someone in the future, would like to re-renovate? Any thoughts? Thanks!
Welcome to the AirForums!
You make it sound like you're maybe planning to get rid of it, and want to make it easier for the next owner to undo all of your good work. Don't look at it that way. Make it the way you want it, because once you have it the way you want it, you'll definitely want to keep it, and there will be no "next owner."
I would suggest that you use "furring" strips (thin, flexible pieces of wood) fastened to the walls directly over the ribs, and attach your shower enclosure to the furring strips. Plus you can take advantage of the furring strips to also install a vapor barrier between shower enclosure and the interior wall, to guard against condensation in inaccessible places.
I've never remodeled a gutted trailer, so my advice is worth exactly 2¢ just like any other novice's advice. Hopefully someone more experienced will chime in with advice that's more valuable. Or at least more pertinent.