All posts tagged: Camper Reno

Sew Junie: Window Removal

Next up… Windows! As you can see below, the windows were the cause of most of my water woes. The butyl tape that created a waterproof seal in between the window and it’s frame was shot, and over the last 44 years the leaking just ate away at the framing and paneling. I have to admit I was terrified to remove the windows from the camper. There I said it, it seemed like a job for a professional. Motivated by my lack of funds, and the need to work on the framing, I took to the internet to learn all I could learn about removing and repairing windows in vintage campers. So one morning I grabbed my trusty drill, outfitted it with a hex socket drill bit and went to work. In the end I was worried about nothing, it was a fun and easy project! Once the back window was out I went to work on the framing, and then moved up to the front window. Sadly, I don’t have any great photos of …

Sew Junie: Flooring Fix

Here’s another instillation of the #sewjunie camper series. Want to start reading all about my camper reno from the beginning? Click here! Today I’m going to show you all about how Mr. Modern June and I fixed the laminated flooring in the camper. To have more space for my sewing set-up, I removed the two closets against the far wall, and I ended up with a bit of floor space to patch up. I knew that the previous owner had put in a floating laminated flooring that came from a big box home improvement store, so I took a few photos of the floor and went shopping. Thankfully I found the right flooring and I bought a single box. It seemed silly to have to buy a whole box, but I was thankful after I miss cut a plank or two!! I started by removing the pieces that had been notched to fit around the closets. Sadly, I wasn’t able to just slide in a full panel along the bench seating like I had hoped, …