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Old 08-16-2013, 11:05 PM   #113
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This is just a beautiful renovation! Your cooler fresh water system is very clever.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #114
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You did a terrific job on this. It's really a new trailer. I especially like that stainless steel backsplash. It looks like it would be flexible to go around the curves in the walls. Did you have to caulk between the individual pieces? Would it hold something like a magnetic sponge holder, behind the sink?

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #115
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You did a terrific job on this. It's really a new trailer. I especially like that stainless steel backsplash. It looks like it would be flexible to go around the curves in the walls. Did you have to caulk between the individual pieces? Would it hold something like a magnetic sponge holder, behind the sink?

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Thank you Rosemary
The stainless steel backsplash is a self adhesive 12"x12" tile that comes on a flexible backing (I purchased them at Rona but I am sure they would be available at most home hardware stores). It does bend around the compound curves but is a bit tricky to get straight (I want to redo a small section). The backing is black so there is really no need to caulk between the tiles, it looks great without it.

Unfortunately the stainless steel tiles are not magnetic.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #116
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This is just a beautiful renovation! Your cooler fresh water system is very clever.
Thanks Kathy
A bonus to the water system is that the water does not get that "plastic" taste common with RV water holding tanks, it stays very fresh and clean.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:26 PM   #117
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about the table....

Your table design with the hinges and latches seemed functional and looked good. Why did you go to the other system?

BTW - thanks for the posts - very helpful and informational! (not to mention the amazing results)!
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:10 PM   #118
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Ian, what kind of pump are you using with your water system? Electric or just hooked to the hand pump? got any pics of that? I'm going out for 4 days next week as a trial run for my solar set-up and would like to put a 12V water pump in.

Your egg makes me want to give mine some TLC!
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:55 AM   #119
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Your table design with the hinges and latches seemed functional and looked good. Why did you go to the other system?

BTW - thanks for the posts - very helpful and informational! (not to mention the amazing results)!
The initial table leg design did work very well but ... on my version I needed to crawl under the table to release the back latches, on the new legs one release lever at the front releases the mechanism. The added bonus of the the new legs is that the table is not connected to the floor which allows us to move it outside, on my design the legs were attached and hinged atthe floor.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:20 AM   #120
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Ian, what kind of pump are you using with your water system? Electric or just hooked to the hand pump? got any pics of that? I'm going out for 4 days next week as a trial run for my solar set-up and would like to put a 12V water pump in.

Your egg makes me want to give mine some TLC!
I am using an electric ShurFlo model 2088 water pump. It is rated for 2.8 gal/min @ 2.5 amps (max current draw is 7.0 amp @ 40 psi) We only turn the pump on when we are at the sink so the amount of power it consumes is negligable.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #122
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I'm feeling inspired here. My husband and I are about where you started, except for the fact that our 1987 Casita was already stripped down to the fiberglass when we bought it. The job of re-assembling and improving our "Casita kit" is so daunting but your project has given me hope. Thank you for sharing your experience so generously!
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I'm feeling inspired here. My husband and I are about where you started, except for the fact that our 1987 Casita was already stripped down to the fiberglass when we bought it. The job of re-assembling and improving our "Casita kit" is so daunting but your project has given me hope. Thank you for sharing your experience so generously!
Good luck on your ambitious project, it will be a lot of work but the finished trailer will be worth every $, skinned knuckle and cross word. If you need any encouragement or get stuck please send me a note, I will do my best to keep your enthusiasm at its' highest.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:30 AM   #124
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Magic mesh

I saw this brilliant modification at last year's Alberta Omelette and enlisted the talents of Darla, whose Boler it was on, to make me a set. yes this is the same Magic Mesh advertised on TV, Darla uses cloth banding to sew the top together into one strip, then cuts the width down to fit and sews heavy duty Velcro around the sides and top. It works great, "snapping" shut right behind you.



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I saw this brilliant modification at last year's Alberta Omelette and enlisted the talents of Darla, whose Boler it was on, to make me a set. yes this is the same Magic Mesh advertised on TV, Darla uses cloth banding to sew the top together into one strip, then cuts the width down to fit and sews heavy duty Velcro around the sides and top. It works great, "snapping" shut right behind you.



We did exactly that to our uhaul and it works great.
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Holey Moley, this is inspirational (not that I could ever do anything close to this involved). I was inspired to order that table base! And managed to stay calm after figuring out the shipping costs to Alaska! UPS was going to charge $154 for the slow method! So I had it shipped to the barge company in Seattle, Alaska Marine Lines for $40 and they will bring it up to me by barge for $60 ( minimum charge).

I want a smaller table, well shorter, but wide to use for a bed too. I love the space without the regular dinette table. Pictures promised when my ship (or barge) comes in.

Thanks for all the great pictures, beautiful work.
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