I think you are the first one who said that you glassed the underside of your trailer. That should be an excellent barrier from the elements.
I have been talking to someone else on here and I guess he does a lot of work with boats and he had mentioned using a two part sealer like West System and System Three offer. Since the boats are obviously exposed to water all of the time that sounded like a proven method for sealing my floor.
I had thought about putting fiberglass on the bottom, but I am not sure about the added expense if I can use a sealer to do the job. I do love the idea of fiberglass though. Personally I think that is the best way that I can think of. It's more work and more money, but I think it is worth it especially if you plan to sell the trailer down the road. That is something that we will contemplating once this one is finished.
Thanks for your input no this subject and I am glad to hear that someone else has done what I was contemplating.
No problem on getting back to me right away. I am a ways off before I start glossing the interior. I am assuming that you used the non-yellowing. That has to be the nicest natural look I have ever seen on anyone's camper. Most people usually use the amber color and I think that darkens up an already small space. The brightness of what you have done makes it seem more roomy. Great job guys.
By the way, what did you use for the underside of your flooring? My camper floor was made of the sheet metal siding and there was no exposed wood on the bottom. Most people use wood on their rebuilds but I am curious about how well it will hold up to the environment after a few years even with exterior wood that has been sealed.
Thanks for answering my question and happy camping.
I love the way the wood looks. It looks like you just put a clear varnish on the wood. Is that correct? I am also assuming this is type of birch veneer. If you wouldn't mind letting me know what you put on the walls I sure would appreciate it.
I have seen where a lot of people have put an amber shellac on their walls and it looks great, but it is kind of yellow (amber) and our vintage stove and refrigerator are both the light turquoise color. I just think the amber color would clash with the turquoise, but they would stand out against the wood and color that you used here.
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