So, we went looking for a camper earlier this summer only to find that anything in our size was gone. Fortunately I ended up finding a little Caravel
. It's going to need a bit of work but that's kind of what I was looking for
. My husband didn't want to work on another camper (we rebuilt a Shasta a few years ago) but once this little guy showed up in our yard it was all over.
The interior was painted 'Sewage Runoff' brown, the original kitchen is gone, replaced with one regular house kitchen cabinet a 1 way mini fridge, bar sink and badly knocked together DIY two 1" sheets of plywood counter top that sticks out 1 1/2 inches farther than the original would have. In the process of ripping out the old kitchen he dented the wheel well - probably dropped the stove on it and put a crack in the panelling which he then covered with 1" Pine plank panelling -
held in place with 2" screws. This guy was all about brute force technique and even though the kitchen is but a sad memory there are plenty of parts that remain.
It still has the original uppers, the original gauchos and two of the three cone light fixtures as well as the fold up tables and bathroom fixtures, all of the ceiling fixtures and all but one window crank works. The floor is solid, however all of the electrical, plumbing and gas will have to be redone and I want to have the axle checked out and replaced if it's the original.
As far as lovely Sewage Runoff color scheme, that will be painted over - neatly - I'm hoping the PO wasn't in construction, if so...yikes there are things...
Anyway, I've hauled out the futon mattresses he had in there and have ordered new foam for the two gauchos. I'm thinking we have our work cut out for us and should never lament having nothing to do for the next year
In other words, we're going to have some fun