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Old 10-23-2009, 10:53 PM   #29
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The work has slowed to a crawl since we have had rain 25 of the 30 days of September and over half of the days in October. We are doing all the repair work in the back yard as we don't have a garage so its a little hard to work on in the rain. Hopefully the rain will stop soon and we can get some nice days to get back to work on it. Kevin and Cindy, hopefully we can meet next year in Effingham. Every year for the last 20 yrs Jaci's family has gotten together at Lake Shelbyville Ill (about 20 miles from Effingham) in early June. With any luck our vacation will be at the same time as the VW Show. Till then we will keep posting pictures as we can. Hope the rain stops soon or the USS NeverSail may actually set sail.
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Old 10-24-2009, 05:44 AM   #30
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That would be fun. Last year, there were a couple of trailers there too, a Boler and a Eriba Puck, along with the VWs. Plan early though; lots of folks go. Places fill up.

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I just checked the calendar for the Effingham VW show. It is June 5-6, 2010. We usually go down on Friday morning, golf at a small local course in the afternoon, and do the show on Saturday and Sunday morning. We head back to Chicago early afternoon Sunday. Here is the link to the campground we use: www.camplakewoodcampground.com. They have wireless internet, cable hook-ups, and nice restrooms/showers. We usually try to make reservations in April and have no trouble getting a spot. You can also get information about the VW show at the Mid-America Motorworks website, under VW Funfest.

Hope your work on the trailer starts to move along again!
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Old 10-24-2009, 09:11 PM   #32
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Those dates will hopefully match up with our family reunion. If not perhaps we could still come up for the weekend. Looks like a very nice campground where you stay. Hopefully the weather cooperates soon so that we can get our camper completed. Will keep you posted on the progress.
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Those dates will hopefully match up with our family reunion. If not perhaps we could still come up for the weekend. Looks like a very nice campground where you stay. Hopefully the weather cooperates soon so that we can get our camper completed. Will keep you posted on the progress.

Sure hope the rain stops for you. Send some this way, we are out of the drought situation but we can tolerate a LOT of rain before having problems.

Good luck on the trailer and your vacation in june. Hopefully you can "get ur done" before then.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #34
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After long last some update photos

Well after long last I thought I would post some update pictures of our progress on the rebuild of the USS NeverSail. The process got slowed because of no covered place to work and it was either >100 degrees or <40 degrees or raining so after long last here is where we are at. We have almost completed the outside and the new floor is in. It still needs fiberglassing between the floor and walls but going well. We have stuck with our nautical theme. The only thing left on the outside is to install the new door lock/handle and add a porthole in the kitchen area and repeat the graphics on that side. The hardest part was replacing the back plexiglass window with a glass emergency exit window. The porthole was a challenge as well but on the second try it is watertight and we are very happy with its appearance. We changed the axle to a leaf spring and beefed up the frame. By doing this we were able to drop the drop down floor 6 extra inches so we now have an interior height of 6 ft 5 in. Once we put the insulation and final ceiling in John who is 6ft 3 will still be able to stand up straight inside. We know that this is a radical change and purists may find that we overmodified it but we wanted something unique and are very happy with our final result. Hopefully in the next week or so we will have the floor finished and the interior design begins.
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John & Jaci - Your Boler is beautiful!

I'm moving this thread to the Modifications forum, where people will come across it when they're looking for trailer renovations.

Impressive project!
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Very cool!

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