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Old 09-05-2016, 05:28 PM   #239
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Long cabinet installed and shake down cruise/camp

Ladies & Gentlemen;

Witness the installation of the second of two, count them, two cabinets reconfigured from the cheap crappy press wood installed by Scamp to maple plywood with polyurethane sealant (with UV protection).
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Old 09-05-2016, 05:38 PM   #240
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Shake down cruise/camping out

We took Ziggy out for a shakedown campout to Breaks Interstate Park in Virginia and the cabinets worked FANTASTIC! Home run!!!

I put all my clothes, for the three day weekend, into the smaller cabinet and Laura put all her clothes in half the longer of the cabinets, with lots of extra space left over for other things. These new cabinets worked so very well and we are extremely re-excited about camping again. What a difference a small amount of storage space can make to the entire camping experience. It's simply unbelievable how much things like having enough storage can change your perspective about camping.

We may have actually have had extra space because we didn't use all the space we had effectively. We were really enjoying having our personal stuff close without needing to move our clothes and hygiene kits outside simply to get room for lunch or dinner.

It is significant to note that the addition of the extra overhead storage space did not make us feel like we were being closed in because of the extra furniture. We enjoyed the warm glow of the wood grain that matched the table top.
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Old 09-07-2016, 06:24 PM   #241
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The cabinets look terrific, and your comment about being reinvigorated about camping made me smile. You've both worked so very hard on Ziggy, it's wonderful to read posts filled with such joy - very well deserved!

Jonathan

p.s: not to kill the mood and sentiment, but some simple-minded people (ahem, Jonathan) here on the forum (ahem, Jonathan) like pictures a lot... did you take any from the trip that you'd be willing to share?
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Old 09-08-2016, 12:16 PM   #242
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Breaks Interstate Park

Jonathan: We had a good time at the Breaks Park. We had planned to arrive on Friday but circumstances prevented getting away from work and starting the weekend early, so, we left early Saturday morning.

We arrived to a pack park because the 66th Annual Christian Music Festival was scheduled for this same weekend. We were able to reserve the last spot in the park and after we arrived I could tell why this spot was left. Wedged in between two roads and on a slight grade, it would not have been my first pick. Put, you make due with what you have, so...we checked in and set up.

After a quick short hike, some of the dog babies weren't really up for another outing for a little while and we decided to try out the Cobb Grill for another baking experiment: Chocolate Chip Cookies on the Cobb. Our fire was too hot and we burned the cookies just like we burned the cake on our last outing, but we still ate them anyway.

The music was, ummm, nice. Not my first choice of entertainment but I will say that they shut down by 10:00 pm and we had no trouble sleeping. The weather was so perfect that we didn't need the A/C all weekend. We did need the heat in the early morning because the temperature dropped down into the 50s.

Here are some shots from our trip.
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more pics

And some others...we enjoyed the Breaks Interstate Park but I don't think we'll be returning soon. It was almost 5 hours one way to the park and we'd prefer less driving and more camping. We're looking forward to Taylorsville Lake and Big Bone Lick, both of which are here in Kentucky.
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Love it!! Thanks for posting these up and sharing your adventure!!

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Old 09-10-2016, 12:26 PM   #245
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Still pluggin' away

Well, the weather forecast is for storms and rain most of the day so I thought I'd get out and take advantage of the actual sunshine we're enjoying. Hahaha, the weatherman has the only job where you can be consistently wrong and not get fired. Right now it's 93.

So I deployed the Shady Boy Awning and rounded up my fiberglassing supplies to plug the remaining holes around the A/C slider. First, I had to remove the A/C access door to allow me to get at all the holes and get in there and sand them after the patch was applied.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:01 PM   #246
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Rock Guard Awning Mod

Thanks to Michaelcly for the motivation to get this job done. I'd been thinking of doing this for some time and just lacked the motivation.

Anyway, I was patching the rest of the holes in the shell from removing all of the curtains. We're going to try command hooks or maybe custom made brackets from aluminum bar stock; something else to eliminate the holes from the original curtain rod mounting brackets.

I'd patched the holes and was waiting for the fiberglass resin to set and thought of Michael's post show above and thought I'd do it! I thought I had some old tent poles left over from another tent experience but we must have sold them at the last yard sale. No bother, I simply cut a piece of 1" X 2" into 30" pieces so I'd have two legs and then drilled an exterior deck screw into the end of the wood support that I use for the awning upright (instead of the tent pole). I've simply sat the other end of the 1" X 2" on the belly band and used a bungee to put some tension on the pole/support by running from the upper bracket to the belly band. I've added a zip tie to the top of the rock guard to secure the upper brackets so wind won't dislodge the entire affair while it's partially open as an awning. Pretty simple.

It's down and dirty but it'll beat shoving the rock guard under the camper when we're camping and it'll be easy to close it up when it's time to go home.
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:27 AM   #247
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Not much left to do now

We are planning our next outing and discussed any remaining projects this past weekend. Of the things we believe remain to complete the reno, none of the following items will prevent us from camping:

1. replace the tongue jack
2. install face panel on bed extension
3. install a screen door
4. have the exterior shell repainted
5. repack the wheel bearings
6. finish painting Por15 on the remainder of the frame

We'll prolly wait to mid-winter to have the shell repainted because it'll take Ziggy offline and out of circulation for an extended period when we have that completed. We're thinking of removing all the windows to have the shell painted and re-install/re-seal all windows afterward.

Just thinking out loud...<_<
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Old 10-12-2016, 11:42 AM   #248
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1. replace the tongue jack
I got an exact replacement at Harbor freight. Noticed they also sell at Tractor supply. I just popped off snap ring and used the old mount.

2. install face panel on bed extension
What do you mean?

3. install a screen door
Please post pictures.

4. have the exterior shell repainted
My 88 looked really beat. I used 240 grit wet dry paper and then followed it with an electric buffer. It looks surprisingly good. While it took time, I think if your trailer hasn't any major cracks or damage would take less time than a repaint. Oops, just read your entire thread and see you have the area around fridge to paint....

5. repack the wheel bearings
The joy of trailers!

6. finish painting Por15 on the remainder of the frame
Doing same on my 88. Wear a hat. Por15 does not work well as hair gel.

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Old 10-25-2016, 10:02 AM   #249
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absent but still working

Laura and I have been quiet for a little while but we've been working.

We've pulled Ziggy into a local body shop for a quote on painting. The quote from was over $3,000 to level the shell, seal the cracks and paint with a automotive paint. WOW! We decided that we didn't really want to invest in a Mercedes quality paint job for our VW like camper.

So, Laura has completed the research for painting ourselves and we've been busy scrubbing Ziggy to remove any old oxidized finish and mold. It's kinda' late in the year to attempt this but the weatherman says it's also the driest time so we should be able to get a good cover of paint, on the upper half at least, to protect Ziggy through the coming winter. We've been watching for some good weather to burn some vacation days to get things started.

The PO's had caulked the bellyband and it was a mess of gunk and mold so we spent a lot of time and sore fingertips cleaning the yuck out of there. Y'all might want to check your camper if'n somebody has caulked your bellyband because the water was getting in behind there and just molding, pretty badly.
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Today is 55 and sunny so...

I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon but I'm using the morning to hit the rock guard with a coat of primer. We've decided that this would be a good test to get a handle on the viscosity of this paint/primer and if I mess something up it's only the rockguard and we can always order a new one, sooo...

I scrubbed that bad boy clean last night in the bath tub and dried if off real good. Left it in the house to complete the drying and I squeegeed the dew off Ziggy this morning. Then I towel dried the upper shell to hasten the morning drying with the idea that I might be able to get a coat of primer on before I have to leave for my doctor's appointment. I don't want to get in a rush on either end of the job so I'm not planning on rushing the drying to paint before it's ready. We'll see...
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Originally Posted by Steve in NY View Post
1. replace the tongue jack
I got an exact replacement at Harbor freight. Noticed they also sell at Tractor supply. I just popped off snap ring and used the old mount.

2. install face panel on bed extension
What do you mean?

3. install a screen door
Please post pictures.

4. have the exterior shell repainted
My 88 looked really beat. I used 240 grit wet dry paper and then followed it with an electric buffer. It looks surprisingly good. While it took time, I think if your trailer hasn't any major cracks or damage would take less time than a repaint. Oops, just read your entire thread and see you have the area around fridge to paint....

5. repack the wheel bearings
The joy of trailers!

6. finish painting Por15 on the remainder of the frame
Doing same on my 88. Wear a hat. Por15 does not work well as hair gel.

S: Thanks for checking in on us. Sorry this answer has been so long coming:

1. Our tongue jack is welded on and I'd want that one removed to install a new one. We'll prolly go over the Bluegrass Truck & Trailer to have them do the work.

2. The kick panel is the lower panel that faces the center isle inside the camper across from the sink. We have removed the stove and fridge and built a custom bench that may get a fiberglass panel over the 2X4 frame.

3. The screen door is an item on the "nice to have" list right now and therefore, a lower priority.

4. It's been over 30 years since I've done wheel bearings. It'll be fun.

5. The POR15 is a long standing project that I've been promising since we brought Ziggy home.

Thanx again for stopping by...
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Old 10-25-2016, 04:46 PM   #252
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Primed

Well, it took me over three hours to cut in around the windows and the roof vent before rolling the entire upper half, but the top is primed. Boy oh boy, does that stuff dry fast! A body really has to pay attention to any imperfections of your roller work to prevent any "edges" from the roller head. We'll still have to sand a few spots down but overall I'm very pleased with the results. Pay special attention to where I patched the refrigerator vent hole. Now, it's painted over and looking pretty good.
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