Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby parnold » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:22 am

One last little addition. I purchased this panel for the new trailer, but since that is not ready, it will be used for this trip.

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80 Watts of power, should keep me topped off with my minimal use of electricity.
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby ieheg2 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 2:13 pm

Paul, what you want to connect to a solar panel? Or just charge the battery ...
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby parnold » Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:03 pm

ieheg2 wrote:Paul, what you want to connect to a solar panel? Or just charge the battery ...
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It is just to recharge my battery. I have a fantastic fan which uses most of the power if it's hot. I don't use the lights much, but sometimes I'll recharge my cellphone or tablet from the trailer, so this should keep my battery near full all the time!
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby Kornbread » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:00 pm

I just read the build journal for the wanderlust.

I was supposed to start my build today but Mother Nature had other plans. So I've been browsing the build journals here to pass the time.

I'm very impressed with your build. The graphics really make it look great. The new door is awesome! Mind if I ask where you got it?

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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby parnold » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:22 pm

Mitch, thanks for the compliments. I bought the door on ebay. It was very pricey at 240.00 but I'm using the trailer enough to justify it in my eyes.
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby Forrest747 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:09 am

Paul with all the issues I had building my own doors I would buy doors next time. Gets some nice ones from Vintage tech. See ya later this week
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby NightCap » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:18 pm

Your build has some features that mine is going to have. Thanks for having a great picture album.
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby Irving » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:05 pm

What type of body filler did you use for this build? Also what was it that you coated the underbody with? Very well made travel trailer. Just browsed through the whole thread. How has your acrylic enamel finish been holding up?
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby parnold » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:19 pm

Irving wrote:What type of body filler did you use for this build? Also what was it that you coated the underbody with? Very well made travel trailer. Just browsed through the whole thread. How has your acrylic enamel finish been holding up?


Honestly I don't remember what brand body filler I used. I just grabbed a damaged can from our defect room and used that since it was free. Probably a U.S. Chemical or Fibreglass Evercoat filler (lightweight). The undercarraige was done with Evercoat 1348 aerosol undercoating, and the paint is holding up fantastic. My only error was not taping the joints with fiberglass tape before the polyester resin was applied.

I am very happy with how it's holding up.
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby Irving » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:38 am

parnold wrote:
Irving wrote:What type of body filler did you use for this build? Also what was it that you coated the underbody with? Very well made travel trailer. Just browsed through the whole thread. How has your acrylic enamel finish been holding up?


Honestly I don't remember what brand body filler I used. I just grabbed a damaged can from our defect room and used that since it was free. Probably a U.S. Chemical or Fibreglass Evercoat filler (lightweight). The undercarraige was done with Evercoat 1348 aerosol undercoating, and the paint is holding up fantastic. My only error was not taping the joints with fiberglass tape before the polyester resin was applied.

I am very happy with how it's holding up.


Has omitting the fiberglass tape over joints had some type of ill effect?
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby parnold » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:59 am

On the corners or edges, I see not ill effect at all, but in the center of the roof, where two flat panels butt up against each other, a hairline crack appeared. I see no indication that water was getting in, but I covered the entire roof in a flexible "chip guard" anyway, and then painted over that as it was not UV resistant.
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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby ae6black » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:18 pm

Thanks so much for posting! This is exactly what I was looking for. A project like this is now on my to do list.

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Re: Wanderlust Build Thread - Updates after two years!

Postby parnold » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:57 pm

Thanks for the compliment!

You might be interested in the fact that I plan on selling this trailer this spring. I recently gained a grandson, so I purchased a trailer that's a bit bigger so that my son and grandson can camp with me.
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