FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:41 am

Paint not even dry yet but looking better … First coat … moving right along … Have to work real early , or real late to avoid the hellish heat … 95F today Heat Index , a Million :sweaty:

I do like the new “Cleaner” look of the FS . :D
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:02 pm

You Think it’s HOT ??? My truck emblem is melting .. :frightened:

Just a couple pics of the dry first coat … The Wife was very Happy !!! :P Second coat this evening … No rain yet …
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby tiiiiii85 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:02 pm

GPW wrote:And while we were resting inside from the heat , a friendly Fat Dog with funny ears showed up outside the Studio …and hung around for a while till it wandered off… :o Living in the woods has many little surprises ...
So cute!! :D

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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:08 am

With no rain yesterday we got to put the second coat of green paint on the trailer …. all except the rear which got spray foamed in some more to fill the smaller cracks and spaces still visible … This morning we’ll trim that with a serrated knife and apply the canvas over that … which should pretty much finish up the outside repairs … :D


Ps. since the back only needed a little foam , I didn’t want to waste the rest of the can , so we went up in the nose and filled in more kerfing slots with the extra foam … adding more strength and a little more insulation too … It’s pretty well sealed up all over now …

And I put out some Ant traps too … ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:45 am

And for those who haven’t gotten enough pictures yet , here is a couple shots of the back canvas in green prime and finished paint all around the rest… We installed the front nose cards and swept up , ejected a little green frog intending on homesteading… Getting close to done now … There’s going to be a Party at the finish … :beer:
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:47 am

and the rest … probably the last of the outside for now ... :D
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:56 am

Notice that from baking in the HOT summer Sun , all the roof dents are Gone … :o Gotta' Love Foam … 8) FoamStream 5 years old this month ( Aug 2013 ) , living outside … Best one yet and now with the new renovations it will better last a long time now ... :D
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby me&z » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:56 pm

GPW wrote:Notice that from baking in the HOT summer Sun , all the roof dents are Gone … :o Gotta' Love Foam … 8) FoamStream 5 years old this month ( Aug 2013 ) , living outside … Best one yet and now with the new renovations it will better last a long time now ... :D


And it seems to have been an effective good luck charm against the forces of nature that caused you to build it in the first place! You haven't had to use it for evac yet, IIRC.

Let's hope it's protective charm continues to work.
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:16 pm

Me&z.. lets hope so eh !!! ;)

Painted the back … and we’re DONE !!!! :o :shock: :D 8) :beer: :P

Really , we’re finished !!! :thumbsup: The outside … now I still need to do a little caulking inside , and find a Rug …
This wasn’t so bad … !!!
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby HMK » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:32 pm

Yea! Great job!
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:57 am

HMK, Thanks , today we Rest !!! :)

ps. the Wife is Very Happy !!! :D


I do have one concern … those little tires have been on there for many years now … just sitting … thinking maybe a new set wouldn’t be a bad idea eh ? … They don’t look cracked , but they do look “dry” :thinking: Cheap insurance ... :NC

And now back to the old FoamStream thread …. to continue as “Normal" … :laughter:
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:33 pm

We had a real gullywasher come through today , and I was inside watching the water pour off the trailer and directly off to the ground … After the rain quit I felt all around underneath and all was dry … :D Drip edges do work , even these small ones … seems water cannot travel uphill …( except in a plant ) 8)
With the board floor and fully working drip edges , I was telling the wife this should last a really Long time now ... :thumbsup:
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby HMK » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:22 pm

Glad to hear! Here's to many more years of road trips!
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Re: FoamStream , the restoration … a lesson learned .

Postby GPW » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:34 am

or , none at all !!! :lol:
HMK, Thanks !!! :)

Guys ,the lessons we learned are :

1. Treating all the wood is much easier than replacing it !!! ( Cheaper too )
2. The use of drip edges is much better than wrapping the canvas around and under the floor ( in our wet climate ) .
3. Don’t let birds ( or Ants ) nest in your camper … :o

That’s including the thousands of little things we’ve learned from everyboy who so kindly shared these conversations… A really Big THANKS to Everybody !!! … :thumbsup: :applause:
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