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Old 09-15-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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Lil Bigfoot so far...

Greetings all - thought I'd post a link for the LBF so far.

Bigfoot Reno Mar 2010 generated by VisualLightBox.com

Since these photos, I've decided to remove the laminate and replace it with a wood-grained linoleum. I got a bit of moisture inside from the wash prior to paint prep (no windows) and it all swelled. Not a good sign of things to come in a trailer. I didn't want to be panicking anytime something spilled.

Anyway, the walls are all relined with the famous 'rat fur'. I found a local supplier a stones throw from my house.

I've just completed rebuilding the cabinet frames for the lower half of the trailer so I can start my wiring. New LEDs are fastened and ready for power, and I'm rebuilding the doors currently. The frame for the kitchen cabinet is assembled and almost ready to screw in place....I'll upload more pics soon for anyone interested.

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:05 PM   #2
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Mike,
Nice job so far! Too bad about the laminate floor. There are water resistant ones now, but linoleum (or vinyl) is good if you put in a good backing.
In our past 1993 L'il Bigfoot, my wife found the floor 'wongy', and not as solid as an earlier Trillium. Also, in the LB, we found the original flooring got scratched, and the paper decorative pattern got water into it and discoloured in several places. That trailer had a few little (pun) problems with that floor.
The 1993 Bigfoot 17CB that we now have seems to have none of those issues.
I look forward to future pictures of your ongoing reno - and good luck.
Mike - Georgian Bay, ON

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Greetings all - thought I'd post a link for the LBF so far.

Bigfoot Reno Mar 2010 generated by VisualLightBox.com

Since these photos, I've decided to remove the laminate and replace it with a wood-grained linoleum. I got a bit of moisture inside from the wash prior to paint prep (no windows) and it all swelled. Not a good sign of things to come in a trailer. I didn't want to be panicking anytime something spilled.

Anyway, the walls are all relined with the famous 'rat fur'. I found a local supplier a stones throw from my house.

I've just completed rebuilding the cabinet frames for the lower half of the trailer so I can start my wiring. New LEDs are fastened and ready for power, and I'm rebuilding the doors currently. The frame for the kitchen cabinet is assembled and almost ready to screw in place....I'll upload more pics soon for anyone interested.

Mike
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Michael.
A 'wongy' floor is what led to this whole reno. Turned out the wood was rotten and missing in some places. My renos started with a complete floor replacement and fiberglass job - just built up from there.

It's nice to start screwing the cabinets in as it's finally starting to like a trailer again. New windows are in, new door and frame....almost sleep ready, but I think we missed this season.

Cheers,
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:32 PM   #4
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Lookin' good! If you think you've missed the camping season, how about spending the weekend in the trailer in your driveway? That's a recommendation for new trailer ownership and this definitely looks like a "new" trailer!
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:42 PM   #5
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I am very impressed with the neat, tidy job you have done so far. It looks beautiful!

Donna, I went out to our trailer yesterday and was tempted to move in. There is such a special feeling of being on vacation just being inside it!
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:13 PM   #6
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Hi Donna - Not a bad idea. The table benches are in (no table yet) but we could sleep in it very soon...I'm sure our neighbours would get a laugh. They've been watching my plug away at it for a year now.

Thanks for the compliment so far Sharon and Donna.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:47 AM   #7
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detailed photo gallery - more to come

Our little egg from day one.

Lil' Bigfoot Renovation

More photos to come.
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Mike photo essay. Once you get the trailer finished, you'll be able to go back and relive the work... just in case you forget how much work you put into it
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:48 AM   #9
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Hey Mike,

Congratulations on making some great headway. Now that the Texas heat is beginning to finally subside, I'm just about set to start on the complete renovation of our LB. I can't wait! I'll be sure to photo-document the entire process and keep you posted.

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Oh Yes!
We love pictures and you're doing great. Both your work on the trailer and with the pictures.
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