Over the front and back windows were storage cubbies with smallish doors that seemed pretty inefficient so they had to go. Besides I thought the imitation wood grain was a bit much. I kept at the rat fur/foam bits removal til all that was left was the pop top and fly screen. This is definitely a good face mask job.
This is the inside of the pop top liner....ewww...black mold from water seeping through some screw holes.
And this was the crud left inside the pop top. Luckily I had family visiting about this time and my son went at this with a wire brush in my portable drill. I wire brushed most of the horizontal parts and my brother and sister-in-law arrived to put 2 long days into the rebuild.
'We covered the fibreglass with a Reflextix type of construction bubble wrap, shiny foil side to the shell and white side visible. The white walls were then covered with a neutral colored man made awning type fabric. We found water based contact cement with no odor at all, at Home Depot and it stuck the layers SO much better than the stinky voc stuff!
With just two of us we didn't need 2 tables so decided to make a storage bin and a pull out bin on wheels between the rear bench seats. I didn't want to use the original cushions as a bed because of the fire proofing chemicals that would be in them, which we would be breathing in. So I planned for a blow up air bed that is light and easy to flip up for access to the storage bins.
This wonderful fabric for curtains became the basis for the color scheme. I just added another layer to the existing curtains.
The ceiling and pop top recovered, with the bubble wrap. I got new screening and sewed double wide bias tape on each edge, then contact cemented it in place. Originally only 2 sides had screening, now with screen all around there is better air flow.
I was wary of painting the window surrounds as it is very shiny plastic but the HD paint lady said go with homemade chalk paint, dirt cheap and here's the recipe : Buy a $3.00 sample of your color choice. Mix in half a cup of plaster of paris and half a cup of water. It works !! Holds tight with no sanding!
Rear cubby with front door down. Clean and neat inside with the bubble ceiling..
A common problem with a Cadet trailer is a previous owner forgetting to fasten down the front window before taking off down the road with it flapping in the wind. This one had a break right across the plexiglass, held together with packing tape. The biggest part of the repair was getting the gooey tape residue off. I edge glued the pieces together (somewhat) with a PL type glue and left it overnite. Then I applied a patch with a fibreglass patch kit from Princess Auto. To cover the messy finish I got some die cut decorative painters tape and spray painted the repair white.
A bit of flair to distract from the less than perfect window repair... The fibreglass patch is strong and rigid so I am pleased.
Now how cozy is that ?!