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Old 08-08-2014, 08:05 PM   #29
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In preparation for our upcoming road trip I thought it wise to get rid of my old weather worn tires. Had the tires removed from the rims, sanded and painted the rims with $10 worth of spray can rustoleum. Three new Goodyears and some baby moons that I got at Vintage Trailer Supply last year.

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Old 08-09-2014, 08:24 AM   #30
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I'm following your build. It is reassuring to know that I am not the only crazy one starting basically with an empty fiberglass shell. You are doing an awesome job.

Quick question for ya: How do you access the storage area below the microwave?

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Old 08-09-2014, 08:41 AM   #31
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Greetings Swiss. There isn't that much room left under microwave. But to maximize any storage space at all I used a 4 inch hole saw and put of couple of openings inside the bench that allow you to reach the area under the microwave. Might be handy for stuffing some odds and ends that you don't need all the time.


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Old 08-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #32
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Ask your friend if you can post his business details for the matress. It would be nice if we could all access him easily.[/QUOTE]


Hi Roy. My wife or I will be going to see him in the next few weeks. We'll enquire about posting his business details here. Apparently there is a lot of hand work involved in making a mattress that is oddly shaped. As a result he would have to charge accordingly. I'm to sure how seriously that would affect the cost of the mattress.


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Old 08-20-2014, 11:34 AM   #33
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1982 Boler remodel, rebuild, restore

Got a little more work done the last couple of days. Connected the water line for city service. Still have to do the line for the tank.

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I used the existing hinges for the gaucho/backrest to make an extra piece of flip up counter space that can be used when necessary. When it's raised it's a bit higher than the main counter but it'll make a handy place to put stuff when not being used as a couch. I think.....

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I made the door for the kitchen cupboard and also put together a small flip out drawer to hold sponges etc.

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Finally I started making the upper cabinetry. I'm going to try to make a continuous shelf/cupboard that goes right around three sides of the trailer. I've cut out small bits of ensolite, cleaned the fibreglass and used construction adhesive to bond some plywood blocks to the shell. Hopefully the bond between the wood and glass is strong enough to stand up to road travel. We'll soon see.... I then cut a piece of plywood to fit the shape of the shell. That alone took three hours of trimming and scribing!!! I'll post more pics as he work continues.

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Old 08-21-2014, 10:20 AM   #34
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Hey Martin, your build is looking fantastic so far! Really an incredible job on the cabinetry. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 08-21-2014, 10:58 AM   #35
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Thanks Slav. Working with all those curves inside is a challenge for sure. Especially since I am a carpentry amateur. As I am fond of saying, it looks good from far but it's far from good.


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Old 08-21-2014, 11:16 AM   #36
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Thanks Slav. Working with all those curves inside is a challenge for sure. Especially since I am a carpentry amateur. As I am fond of saying, it looks good from far but it's far from good.


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I know what you mean, those curves were a lot of work when I was doing the floor in our Boler.
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:10 PM   #37
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Cabinet above bed is done just need to install the door. Plus the start of the longer cabinet above the sink. I'm hoping to get the majority of the woodwork done before our road trip in September. In addition to that we're going to try and get some cushions made for the couch. If it survives our vacation I'll put it to bed for the winter. Next springs plans will be to sand, fill, seal and paint the whole interior, put in a laminate floor and maybe tackle the exterior if time and $$$ allows.

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Old 08-21-2014, 12:25 PM   #38
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Looks good, I think you were sandbagging a little in the early posts about your lack of skills. I like your tilt drawer in front of the sink. I need to make a drawer next the sink in my Scamp and might as well do two drawer fronts while I am at it so I can do the tilt also. Thanks for the idea (like I need/want more projects).
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:19 PM   #39
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Thanks for the kind words. As for my skills, I've been a tinkerer forever. When I was young and poor I could never afford to pay someone to do anything for me so I always fixed my own stuff, cars, houses etc with varying degrees of success. Now that I'm older and not quite as poor I still can't justify paying someone to do something that I think I could maybe do myself. Also I read a lot. So anything I try I've generally done lots of reading about beforehand. As for the Boler, I'm happy and very surprised how it's progressed. There are a multitude of gaps, cracks and mistakes that I can see but others may not. Pictures can be deceiving. Thank God for guy that invented paintable caulk. It'll hide a load of sins before I'm done.

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Martin, I love the cabinetry, wow, what a great job. This is what we all need so badly. Wish I had your skills.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:46 AM   #41
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Greetings all. I worked all day and got the upper cabinets mostly finished. We decided to only build an upper cabinet over the long wall and the wall above the couch. The boss thought that it would look too cluttered with the additional cabinetry. I think she's right. By the time I finished up all the work including wiring the lights it was getting dark so I snapped a couple of pics to see how it looked. We're both happy with the progress. I also made the cabinet doors and hope to hang them all tomorrow. Probably won't get much further than that. The lawn needs mowed, we have a family event Saturday afternoon and our daughter leaves for school on Sunday.

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WOW! It looks fabulous. You do really nice work.
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