Thanks! And words to live by, I am a craigslist fiend, so finding cheap projects and turning them into my own is a way of life for meGreat build! I have a Jayco and a Starcraft sitting in the yard right now. Buy used and build what you want!
Thanks! Haha I'm sure many, including most of my friends, thought I was crazy too, and I'll admit, I didn't want to put up this thread until I was more or less done with it, as I didn't want to have to abandon it half way through!Really nice job. When I saw the first pics I will admit I thought you were crazy. You definitely brought it back from the dead.
I also have a 072S: https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/another-skamper-072s-budget-build.151996/. I am one of the lucky ones who has not had any roof issues- it's still original, does not leak, and the lift works.
My question for you is- when you disassembled your roof, was there wooden framing running left-to-right across the roof? Or is there only wood around the perimeter? Do you happen to have any pics of whatever roof framing you found? I need to put a canoe on mine and am trying to determine where I can bolt down a very lightweight rack I'm going to make for it. Was going to try using a stud finder tomorrow but not sure if it will work because I know nothing is hollow, it's either wood or styrofoam.
Thanks man, yea the factory def tried to keep the weight and cost down as much as possible on these, but they are great campers when they are taken care of, or rebuilt in my case lol.Wow, small world. I dated a girl from Fairport.
Thank you so much for the detailed reply and pics. That's exactly what I needed to know. I assumed the roof cross bracing was minimal, but I didn't think it was non-existent. But as you're well aware, these things were built with some...interesting...construction methods.
I am hoping to paint the exterior of mine maybe this fall. Yours looks good!