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Old 09-18-2007, 10:16 AM   #1
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While driving to and from Phoenix yesterday I had an idea that might spruce up the interior of the Casita a little. Actually, the idea isn't entirely my own. I may have seen something similar on a another trailer, an Airstream perhaps. Anyway, how about replacing the wood cabinet doors with semi-transparent or translucent colored plastic? Something blue color is what I visualized. And provide some lights behind the doors for a subdued back lighting effect? Cool huh?
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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That would be a mod you would have to do.
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Old 09-18-2007, 10:58 AM   #3
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I think also the age of person using or buying something like that would be a big factor.At my age i would not want it.
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Zeb, I'm currently doing that in our Burro. Took 1/4" moisture resistant luaun, aluminum flashing (sold in rolls at Home Depot) and 1/4" clear acrylic. Then I layered the Luaun, aluminum, and acrylic, clamped all together cut to size, with rounded corners and then screwed edges.

It has a cool airstream kind of look with the aluminum door covers. Added aluminum handles and the look is complete. I'm still trying to decide what to do with the cabinets over the bed. I want bypass, sliding doors. Not sure if I will just use the acrylic and sand it on backside to give an opaque look or if I will add a thin backing (graphic wrapping paper) for a design to show through.

Good luck with yours.
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Old 09-18-2007, 11:41 AM   #5
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I think also the age of person using or buying something like that would be a big factor.At my age i would not want it.
Awe Ches, come on, It could be like those lights guys used to put in their cars in the 50's

...or was that the 60's? I don't know - before my time
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Awe Ches, come on, It could be like those lights guys used to put in their cars in the 50's

...or was that the 60's? I don't know - before my time
I think we called them sex lights
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Zeb, I'm currently doing that in our Burro. Took 1/4" moisture resistant luaun, aluminum flashing (sold in rolls at Home Depot) and 1/4" clear acrylic. Then I layered the Luaun, aluminum, and acrylic, clamped all together cut to size, with rounded corners and then screwed edges.

It has a cool airstream kind of look with the aluminum door covers. Added aluminum handles and the look is complete. I'm still trying to decide what to do with the cabinets over the bed. I want bypass, sliding doors. Not sure if I will just use the acrylic and sand it on backside to give an opaque look or if I will add a thin backing (graphic wrapping paper) for a design to show through.

Good luck with yours.
No no no no! You're spoilin' the effects by using the luaun. It'll block the light from coming through. I don't know how the Burro cabinets are constructed but the Casita has some wooden type access panels (yuk) in front of the fiberglass box frame. I'm visualizing the upper cabinets for the purpose of this discussion. Just replace the wooden doors with 1/4" colored plexiglass and use the same hardware. Oh, and don't forget to put lights on the back side.
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I think we called them sex lights
Oh, did someone say add a mirror on the ceiling?
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:06 PM   #9
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I always kinda liked these cabinet doors.

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Old 09-18-2007, 12:23 PM   #10
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I always kinda liked these cabinet doors.

Nice but I'm leanin' more in the mod pod direction. Pleeeez someone say my idea is a good one. And the folks at Casita or Reece at Escape better give me credit if they choose to incorporate it in a future design.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:30 PM   #11
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Nice but I'm leanin' more in the mod pod direction. Pleeeez someone say my idea is a good one. And the folks at Casita or Reece at Escape better give me credit if they choose to incorporate it in a future design.
Nope you can,t get credit for your idea Its been done by various folks from time to time
I think your a day late and a dollar short as they say up here
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Nope you can,t get credit for your idea Its been done by various folks from time to time
I geese your a day late and a dollar short as they say up here
I DO like your idea!
I wouldn't go with semi-transparent though. Translucent or frosted would work the best I think...you don't want to see shapes through the doors, as this would detract from the modern look.
Good luck, and don't forget to post pics. when done!
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I think no matter what a individual can think of has been done or is being done to there trailers.I have seen mods done that will blow a person away.I really don't think it would be practable to build units like this for sale to gen public as the cost would be too great.This is where mods come in.
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I think no matter what a individual can think of has been done or is being done to there trailers.I have seen mods done that will blow a person away.I really don't think it would be practable to build units like this for sale to gen public as the cost would be too great.This is where mods come in.
Yep Ches, that's what's called "Making It Uniquely Your Own."
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