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Old 03-01-2010, 09:52 AM   #15
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The cabinet liner/wall covering looks interesting. I like that it doesn't have a carpety nap. Would you say it's wipe-downable? Or 409-able? Or is it more papery? Would it dent (and not spring back) if something pressed against it?

My other question is about the refinishing of the interior modules. It looks like they're fiberglass, a la Boler or Scamp: Did you repaint them? If so, what kind of paint and how did you apply it?

Hi Raya,

According to the distributor (PerfectFit) this wall covering was engineered to be easily cleaned. On its own it does not dent, but because I have it affixed over Refectix, there is some obvious flex when pressed. If, however, this material was applied to a hard surface there would be no give whatsoever.

Yes, the modules were repainted using Rustoleum "Appliance" paint. A tip I picked up here on the Forum. Good prep is a must, obviously.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:10 AM   #16
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Looks good, Robert.

Is that an exterior 110V, 12V or 7-way connector that you labeled 'Electric Port'?
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:49 PM   #17
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Looks good, Robert.

Is that an exterior 110V, 12V or 7-way connector that you labeled 'Electric Port'?

That's my 120V shore power hook-up. I call it a port because I have a separate "extension" cord that plugs into both the supply (male end) and then into the trailer (female end), rather than pulling a "coiled" cord out through the shell and to the shore power supply.
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Old 03-01-2010, 09:13 PM   #18
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That's my 120V shore power hook-up. I call it a port because I have a separate "extension" cord that plugs into both the supply (male end) and then into the trailer (female end), rather than pulling a "coiled" cord out through the shell and to the shore power supply.
Very neat. I like the looks of that cover. Would you mind sharing the manufacturer / supplier?

I am looking for a small hatch / receptacle for the door side of the trailer. I'm thinking of putting it where the gravity fill hatch was originally as this is being replaced by a locked city / gravity hatch combo on the utility side of the trailer.
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Old 03-02-2010, 07:04 PM   #19
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Thanks for the info

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:53 PM   #20
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I think I found the "power port" at one of my local RV/Marine stores. The name "Marinco" is molded into the rubber cap. I see that Amazon.com has them...

As to access hatches, they're are lots of options online, mostly via Marine/Boat related sites. I don't remember where I got this one, but I like it's relatively small size: approx. 14.5" x 8.5". Typically our eggs have a water tank under the curbside bench, and don't have much room for anything else. So a hatch on that side doesn't seem too practical. In many cases, hookup utilities are often routed into the streetside bench, (and with the DOT clearance light) don't provide much room for a big hatch door.

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:44 PM   #21
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I've installed all of the new cabinet doors and trim into the PP, as well as the wood panel that these trailers feature running the length of the ceiling. A new vent is going in, but waiting to decide whether a powered vent is a good idea.

The galley is not finished yet. New sink, faucet, cooktop and fridge are coming. But the stainless steel backsplash is in and looking good. I built and installed a new table featuring a white laminate top and using Scamp hardware.

New windows are on order, and the cork floor tiles will go in last.


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Looks great! What have you chosen for lighting?
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:51 PM   #23
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I agree it looks great, excellent attention to detail and craftsmanship.
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Looks great! What have you chosen for lighting?
David,
I've replaced the three original fixtures with LEDs from Autolumination.com. They mimic the size and shape of the originals. One caveat: each requires an inline switch. The little black square on the right hand side of the rear overhead storage compartment is my switch.




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Old 03-13-2010, 10:22 AM   #25
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OMG----this is turning out gorgeous!!! I have a Perris Pacer that we bought in Sept of last year. So only camped in it ONCE (on the way back from Arizona where we bought it.)

You are doing a lovely job, wish I could hire you (or buy yours!!!) What kind of wood did you use for the cabinet doors??? And how are you latching them to stay closed.

Please keep posting pics. I have Perris envy!!
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Here's a shot focused on the stainless backsplash above the galley unit.

The PP originally had a simple hood (no fan) with a small lever/hinge-style air vent above the cooktop. Since I'm adding a new functioning window with sliders for air circulation, I 86'ed the old hood and covered the vent hole with the stainless. It wraps up and under the upper galley storage, hiding a multitude of issues with the 28 year old fiberglass and providing an easily-cleaned surface above the kitchen work surface.

The countertop will be covered with white laminate (matching the new tabletop) and will feature a still-to-come new stainless cooktop, sink and faucet.

Vicki, I'm using maple plywood for my cabinet doors and trim. I like the ply because it is both stable and utilitarian. Though I'm trying to be very careful with the construction and craftsmanship, I'm not fussing with ornamentation. For latches, I like to use what are called "elbow" (also called "rooster") latches, often found in marine applications. That's what the holes are for in the cabinet doors...reach through pull the latch.
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Beautiful work, Robert! Looks super!
Where do you get your stainless sheet material?
I've got the same blemish issues with my 35 year old fiberglass backsplash.

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Hi Raya,

According to the distributor (PerfectFit) this wall covering was engineered to be easily cleaned. On its own it does not dent, but because I have it affixed over Refectix, there is some obvious flex when pressed. If, however, this material was applied to a hard surface there would be no give whatsoever.

Yes, the modules were repainted using Rustoleum "Appliance" paint. A tip I picked up here on the Forum. Good prep is a must, obviously.

Hello Robert, wonderful you are doing on your PP. The wall covering I am very interested in, I am working on a Scamp and wish to replace the wall covering. I went to perfectfit but was unable to locate "cabinet Liner" could you help me with more information? thanks suger mc from Tn
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