Vintage Shasta Compact Travel Trailer

Travel has indeed become a big part of life for scattered families and with vastly increased national and international mobility we are spread everywhere. I actually worked for a summer with an ol’ timer who had been a guide down in Supai. Havasupai is not as well-known as the Grand Canyon, and much harder to get to, but wow, what amazing hiking and scenery. You have to arrange special guided tours to go there, as a general rule. He was trying to gear all of his advertising to German tourists.

Part of what makes this capital such an interesting place to visit is its long and rich history. In the 7th century, the Tai prince Khun Lo made Luang Prabang, then called Muang Sua, the seat of his century-long dynasty. The city was a central location throughout Laos’s pre-modern history. Then, in 1707, the independent Kingdom of Luang Prabang was founded with the city as its capital.

I started with the spray primer on all the fixed interior surfaces since I knew there would be over-spray that I could correct with the traditional paint-on primer afterwards. I used a gray Rustoleum Spray Primer for the cabinets and walls which would have a dark color finish and a white spray primer for the upper cabinets which would be finished in a natural white. The spray primer leaves a really nice smooth finish. I liked it so much I almost opted to keep the grey primer as my finish coat on the vinyl wallboard.Travel

My husband and I recently purchased a motor home similar to the one you restored in this post. It’s a ’91 Toyota Americana from Leisure Odyssey. Not sure if you are familiar with this particular make and model, but it appears to have the same overall appearance. I think we may have gotten a bigger project vehicle then we bargained for and need some expert advice. Against our better judgement we purchased this motor home although it was showing signs of water damage. Upon further inspection we found that most of the roof has severe water damage, although it doesn’t seem to be as extensive as the photos you have posted above.

Paint the RV cabinets. Paint is cheap and the right colors can make the space look bigger. Cabinets in a cramped space will be subject to high wear and tear so it was important to do this somewhat risky task right. But coming from a vintage travel trailer with real wood paneling to this poor imitation added further insult to injury… this will make a huge impact in steering the van away from its eighties slump.

Some guides say you must talk to other guardians before Rikku. I’m not sure on that, but talk to Rikku before following Yuna. I was lured in by the price. $50 is a steal for a nice paint job. Our camper was down to bare metal in several spots along the top and estimates from local auto paint shops were for more than what we had paid for the camper!