We’re still waiting for rain to test our re-installed window and caulking work from last weekend, but I rationalized that I could safely start putting the material on some of the walls–plus I just needed to do something to move this big project forward!
We really weren’t wild about using a spray adhesive, and I posted in a fiberglass RV forum this morning to see if there was some sort of paint-on adhesive that might work better. There didn’t appear to be anything really designed for this type of material, so we decided to use the spray–and it was okay.
Ideally, I would have cut one huge piece of fabric to go beneath the rear window and up each side, but I just wasn’t sure how well we could manipulate such a large piece. As a result, we put one big piece below the window:
We were able to pull the bed platform towards the front of the trailer a little, but it fits in there too tightly to take it out! We had to crawl over it, which made all of this a little awkward. I purposely left the fabric a little long at the floor; I’ll trim that–or not–later. Once the bed is finished, you won’t see it.
Next, I cut a piece to go on the left side of the window. While the seam between the upper and lower pieces isn’t awful, I may put a “seam cover” strip over it when I get to that stage.
First impression, though? I LIKE the color (a silvery white) and the feel of the fabric, and I think it’s going to look really, really good!
Before doing more, however, we have GOT to get some really sharp scissors; this stuff isn’t all that easy to cut!