So here we go -
Here’s the WTW post when we first purchased the camper:
Joined the ranks of Fwc owners
Here’s the WTW post as we started in and completed our repair and remodel:
Working on the Ranger II
Here’s how the camper looks today. We have taken good care of it. Although it has been used quite a bit – our travel blog shows that fact – it is in very good condition with only minor wear.
The aluminum siding is sound and in good shape. The awning was removed. The holes were filled with screws and sealant. The refrigerator vent holes were filled with solid core insulation blocks with aluminum facing, sealed around the edges, and the vent covers replaced. The inside paneling was replaced. The previous owner sealed around every outside joint. He was afraid of leaks (it does not leak) and, in our opinion, went a little overboard. It is the off white color with dark green stripes.
The roof has Yakima Tracks.
There are new items we are planning to move over from this camper and use on our new camper. These are the solar panel, charge controller, and battery:
I will reinstall the 55 amp hour optima blue top.
The Yakima Racks and our old shovel will be moved to the new camper.
The Wave 3 Heater will go into new camper
The Truckfridge travel box refrigerator goes into the new camper.
Truckfridge Travel Box Fridge
I will leave the mounting plate in place if the new owner wishes.
Mounting TF51A Fridge to Floor
The Lagun Style Table Mount goes into the new camper.
Lagun Style Table Mount
I would leave this in place but I have found these “knock off” pedestals are no longer available. I will replace the single leg pedestal we originally put in during the rebuild.
I am open to leaving these items in place if a buyer makes the right offer. That means enough additional money for us to get these new for our new camper. It may be worth it to a potential buyer to not have to go through procuring and reinstalling. Money talks.
We have kept the new sideliner clean and regularly use 303 protectant. There is minor wear in one corner where the material folds with the top down. To be expected.
The camper does have built in tail lights. Here is how I handled hooking the lights up to our truck’s wiring:
Wiring the Tail Lights on a Ranger II to our Truck
I also replaced the window in the rear door with a new frame and new glass.
Let’s go inside. It has the arctic – cold weather pack that we made. WTW post here:
Building an Arctic Cold Weather Pack
We will be making a new one for the new camper.
It has a standard three speed fantastic fan. I also replaced the plywood lift spots in the ceiling with 3/8 inch solid oak. It looks nicer and is bit lighter in weight than the ply board.
We did a dinette style lay out.
The two back boxes hold our pots and pans and our food dry goods.
The front box holds the battery and has room for storage.
It has the fancy SMEV glass top, flush mount sink and stove. These are great appliances that we really like. We will be duplicating this in our new camper. They are placed in the formica countertop so we can make morning coffee with the bed in the pulled out position.
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Edited by ski3pin, 16 October 2013 - 03:43 AM.