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还原一个老式坎珀?Beware of These Hazards

还原一个老式的露营可以是一个伟大的DIY项目和一个很好的方式给自己的预算的离网型车辆。但要恢复露营拖车时,这些危险的提防。

As more people begin to camp and fall in love with affordable, easygoing outdoor vacations,许多人会从升级tent camping旅行拖车。然而,当他们看到公关ice tag of a brand new trailer, it’s likely they’ll look to cost-effective alternatives such as restoring a vintage camper.

有资源的恢复旧的拖挂式房车过多那里。然而,这些做自己动手引导忽略了一些随之而来的复古野营修复工程的危害。

世事如一氧化碳,石棉和水损坏可能会造成严重的健康风险,如果不妥善处理。它前一个潜入恢复知道一些最危险的危害是非常重要的。偷工减料是永远值得冒险你自己和你周围的安全和健康。

Old Camper Hazards: Tips for Restoring

一氧化碳

其中最常见的危害campers是一氧化碳(CO)。虽然这可能不是在还原过程中的问题,它可以是致命的,而露营。每年,至少500人在房车和露营者死于一氧化碳中毒

CO中毒的迹象包括头晕,恶心,剧烈头痛,意识模糊,嗜睡和。当你承担了修复工程,这是最重要的,以确保CO-发射设备是正常的功能。

The most common cause of CO poisoning in campers derives from equipment failure. Usually, exhaust from a camper’s generator that leaks into the living quarters is the culprit.

彻底检查任何排气管。如果坏了,使用前修复它们。如果发电机装在储存隔间,它的当务之急没有泄漏到生活区。露营者应避免在睡觉时产生的使用,如果可能的话。

Another cause of CO poisoning can come from the exhaust of nearby vehicles. While camping in close quarters, this poses even more of a risk. Never allow vehicles to idle unattended, especially if you plan to remain inside your camper.

Propane Appliances

One other common source of CO gas build up in campers and RVs is propane gas appliances that are unvented or faulty. A buildup of liquid propane (LP) gas poses a risk not only for CO poisoning but also a risk of explosion.

丙烷线可以很容易地屈服于干腐存储当长时间不检查,特别是在还没有被使用多年老式拖车和的RV。LP气体比空气重,因为它可以将下沉低。这意味着,存储野营车或房车里面的坦克应该总是在最低点的通风口。

It’s pertinent to make sure all CO-emitting equipment is up to date when you restore your vintage trailer. Not only during the restoration process is this important, but one should have propane systems, generators, and appliances inspected annually by a certified RV technician.

定期更换旧的丙烷和CO检测器是在避免CO中毒,以及有益的。务必确保他们的功能,并在适当的地方安装它们。因为丙烷比空气重,检测器应该在基板水平安装。一氧化碳探测器经常有烟雾探测器,你也应该在你的野营配对。

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Asbestos in Vintage Campers

One of the best parts of buying a vintage camper or RV to restore is the ability to completely redo the interior. You can’t go out and buy a brand-new travel trailer with a customized interior without spending a fortune. By gutting and redoing the interior of a vintage camper, the options are endless. However, removing old parts and pieces comes with its own dangers. Restorers should be prepared to protect themselves against exposure to harmful substances and know what to look for.

Before asbestos was partly banned in the United States in the 1980s, it was used in many building products. Asbestos is a group of silicate minerals that can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. When breaking up tile, asbestos can easily become trapped in the abdomen if inhaled or ingested and lead to thedevelopment of peritoneal mesothelioma。间皮瘤通常有确诊后12-21个月的预期寿命,暴露于石棉是没什么可掉以轻心。

通常情况下,你会恢复一个野营时去除地板和任何旧瓦。老黑胶瓷砖往往成为多年使用后磨损,失去光泽。无论是瓷砖和粘接剂可能含有石棉如果露营比1980年更老。

Asbestos could also be present in loose-fill insulation. Although batt-style insulation is most common in campers, take precautions against inhaling this material.

如果你的老式野营足够大,要配备鼓式制动器,如果您自己执行制动工作照顾。刹车片和鞋子往往包含由于其令人难以置信的耐热性和强度的石棉。

为了减轻您的吸入或摄入石棉的风险,应该穿high-quality organic respiratorand特卫强套装during the demolition phase. It’s also important to double bag asbestos-containing products in a minimum of 6mm plastic. Before leaving the worksite, remove the Tyvek suit. Immediately wash clothing that was worn, and shower to reduce the chances of asbestos fibers embedding themselves into furniture or other household items.

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水损害及模具

Another important part of any restoration project is inspecting for water damage. Travel trailers, both vintage and brand new, areknown for springing leaks。Even the smallest leak can result in an immense amount of damage to the structure of the camper. If left unrepaired, this could cause the camper to collapse in on itself.

可能更危险的是模具的存在。模具爱的水分,如果水分渗透野营外壳,你可以肯定的模具不会落后。

一旦你已经撕掉了墙上老绝缘在野营车,仔细检查是否有损坏的木框架。如果任何软点,黑点,或湿斑都存在,则需要进行修复。您可以通过删除旧的框架,并与新的材料取代它这样做。您可以姐姐的新框架,以任何旧框架已经没有屈服于损坏。

However, you should remain cautious to make sure the new framing is strong and structurally sound. If you’re not sure how to do so, it’s important to seek professional help in reframing your camper.

Remediating Mold in a Camper

You can remediate mold in a multitude of ways. The first step is to discard any porous material with mold such as cloth or carpet. You can attempt to get rid of mold with white vinegar, but often bleach and soapy water will be the best solution. If the mold is resilient to these treatments on wood framing or interior features, they may need to be removed entirely.

If mold is present, it will certainly need to be dealt with. By allowing mold to grow, yourisk serious health side effects。Mold can cause wheezing, coughing, and itchy eyes. With prolonged exposure, mold can also cause more severe chronic lung illnesses from infection.

Vintage Camper Mold

走出去,尽情享受吧!

现在,你有你的露营者从h清洁armful toxins, customized, and freshly painted, it’s finally time to take it out on the road. Once you have your camper, it will be hard to not want to take it out right away. However, getting out for a weekend at camp isn’t worth the risk of lifelong or life-ending hazards that should be dealt with first.

复古野营应是一种让你充满怀旧和喜悦 - 没有眼睛发痒和喘息。花点时间安全正确地恢复你的复古野营,所以你可以享受它几年来。

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