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Old 12-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #99
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Howdy folks,

Well, I can see from the date that it's been about four months since the last update. I've been busy with a variety of projects, but I'm happy to say, except for some decorating details, my '74 Boler project is finished!

You may recall me saying that this trailer is for our personal use, and as such, has been designed and fitted to accomodate my wife's dictated preferences. Specifically, a "maximum-size", full-time bed, and a big galley countertop.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:42 PM   #100
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Wow! Impressive!
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #101
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The countertop is comprised of four components, each of which can be removed separately, as necessary. The surface is a laminate from WilsonArt, and the cooktop/sink is from SMEV (now Dometic).
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:55 PM   #102
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The refrigerator is an Engle, 120VAC/12VDC. No messing around with propane, or the need for those ugly outside ventilation/access grills. PEX tubing provides water (hot and cold) to the cooktop/sink; and the gray water exits via a drain in the front between the frame rails. The flooring is Marmoleum. And as is typical for my restorations, I use a combination of Birch Euro-Ply thicknesses, but mostly 3/8" for my cabinets, etc., and 3/4" for countertops and where needed for stiffening.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:58 PM   #103
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Ooops, here are the images...
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #104
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Here's a look at the bed area... I covered my "bench" cabinets, bed platform components, and under-bed area with gray indoor/outdoor carpeting. This should provide a little extra insulation, and prevent stuff from sliding around too much.

(We don't have our mattress or window coverings yet.)
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:09 PM   #105
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Here are some close-ups of some of the storage details.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:18 PM   #106
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I should mention that the curtain track is from IKEA. All the lighting is LED. (I do have 120VAC connections when hook-ups are available.) Obviously, I prefer not to have drawer or cabinet pulls, and instead use a finger-pull, with a hidden "rooster" latch inside to prevent any unwanted openings and spills.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:33 PM   #107
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And here are some details you may find interesting:

1 Our camping experiences have usually been within the warmer months, so I decided to forego the installation of a space heater. However! Just in case, I've added a "quick connect" propane line to use with a free-standing "Mr. Heater"-style catalytic heater if we know we'll hit cold weather.

2 A propane gas leak monitor, and a water temp control switch (for the Girard on-board tankless water heater) are accessible but out of the way.

3 A battery monitor and 12VDC CLA power adapter are integrated into an access panel near the door. The panel can be removed to address the wires to and from the converter/battery charger. (Inside the CLA is a USB adapter for charging cellphones or tablets.)
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And finally, here are a few more images to help define the project.

As soon as we get some sunshine here, I'll take a few shots of the finished exterior and post them here for your review.
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Robert, you are not only a craftsman, you are an artist.
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I concur! Beautiful work!
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Robert, you ARE coming to the Spring NOG aren't you... so a bunch of us can oooogle this beautiful trailer in person?!?!?!
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What can I say that hasn't already been said? Very very nice work!
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