So. many. holes. Little holes, big holes. Skinny holes, fat holes. Round holes, ragged holes, wonky holes. If you can think of it, we had it. Some were intentional and functional – used for water and electrical connections, etc. Others were mysterious gashes and tears, no doubt collected on The Cameo’s many adventures. A lot, however, were made by us from that time we had to triage the camper so it wouldn’t come crashing down. Regrettable, but most importantly, repairable. All in all they added up to at least 128 holes (yes I counted, and I know I missed some). Instead of replacing the entire camper skin to make it watertight (which would definitely look fabulous, but is expensive and if we did that we figured we should’ve just built a new camper entirely from scratch), we opted to salvage the original metal exterior and repair the holes using various methods depending on the size, type and location.Read More
It’s been a long time coming (8 long months), but we’re FINALLY HERE. And “here” is painting the outside. *Cue fireworks and a montage of the cutest puppies you’ve ever seen.* Since last April when we picked up The Cameo, we’ve wet our toes with demo, beat tetanus on demo day 2, followed the water damage and removed just about everything, almost broke the whole thing when we reframed the walls, welded on stabilizer jacks and replaced the subfloor, removed pounds and pounds of caulk from every nook and cranny, replaced the leaky roof vent, polished the windows and filled in more holes than you can imagine.
If you haven’t been following along with everything it’s taken for us to get to this point and have some time to kill, read from the beginning here.Read More