Saturday, June 14, 2014

Retro Camper Renovation || Part 2

Our next step in getting our camper ready for its renovation was to completely empty it out.
You wouldn't believe all the little cubbies it has for storing stuff, and each one had quite the assortment of things inside.

We found just about anything you would need on a camping trip; pots and pans, plates, cups, silverware and various other utensils, dish drainers, a table cloth, a lantern, matches, a jackknife, etc...

And we found a few other interesting items.

This is a cast iron string level. We did some research on how old it was, and found that this kind was made in the late 1800's! 

On one of the shelves, I found four decks of playing cards.
I guess you can never have too many of those; anyone up for a giant game of Spoons? :)

Last week, while giving a friend a tour, we noticed the ceiling was a little saggy.

Hmmm... It always looked like that, didn't it?

The last couple days had been raining pretty hard, and what was this trail of water on the floor?
Oh, something's dripping over here...

We rummaged in one of the drawers for the jackknife, and started poking into the ceiling.

Us: "Quick! Get a bucket or's a trash can! Oh my goodness, we have our own shower in here now!"

A steady stream of water drained out of the ceiling for, oh, about 5-10 minutes

After it slowed, we decided to see how far the damage went.

The soggy cardboard/insulation pulled off pretty well.

Yup, we have just a bit of a water problem. It must come in around the skylight/vent in the roof.
The ceiling needed to be replaced anyway.

Just think of all the things we're going to learn how to do with this whole project. 
What a fun opportunity!



  1. Neat! - oh, and I love spoons :b

  2. Oh my, that's a loooooot of water! You certainly are learning a lot. I can't wait to see what you do about the ceiling - and the redecorating - and the rest of it! It's such a cute camper.


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